9-22 - CSD-September 22, 2009 Nonverbal Communication...

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CSD-September 22, 2009 Nonverbal Communication Eckman and Fresen’s Classification of Kinesics: Emblems – special class of gestures, denotative meaning(ex: hand symbols) Illustrators o Emphasize points Affect displays o Facial expressions Regulators o Turn taking Adaptors o Sneeze, cough o Responses to physiological responses Functions include greetings, insults, to indicate fight/flight or friendly/romantic relationship Affect Displays (Knapp and Hall) Face has the highest capacity for sending nonverbal communications Affect displays: facial expressions of emotion Some affect displays are universal Ekman: Facial expressions tell us what someone is feeling, not what he is saying Sample Question : The thumps-up gesture can mean: o “Get stuffed” o Hitch-hiking o okay o way to go o all of the above Paralanguage: Vocalizations that usually accompany speech o Voice qualities (pitch, rhythm, rate, resonance) o Vocalizations (laughter, crying, sighing, belching) o Intensity and nonfluencies (uh huh, um, uh, ah, er)
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