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Interpersonal Communication The Basics Lecture Material by Kevin Skidmore Nonverbal Communication: Messages Beyond Words Accenting – nonverbal behaviors that emphasize part of a verbal message Adaptors – unconscious bodily movements in response to the environment Body orientation – type of nonverbal communication characterized by the degree to which we face forward or away from someone Chronemics – the study of how humans use and structure time Complementing – nonverbal behavior that reinforces a verbal message Contradicting – nonverbal behavior that is inconsistent with a verbal message Disfluencies – nonlinguistic verbalizations, for example, um, er, ah Emblems – deliberate nonverbal behaviors with precise meanings, known to virtually all members of a cultural group Gestures – motions of the body, usually hands or arms, that have communicative value Illustrators – nonverbal behaviors that accompany and support verbal messages
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