Communications Chapter 5

Communications Chapter 5 - Chapter 5 Activity 3 Functions...

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Chapter 5 Activity 3 - Functions of Nonverbal Communication Purpose: To identify the functions of nonverbal communication in context. Instructions Part One: For each scenario below, tell which function of communication is being illustrated: repeating, substituting, complementing, accenting, regulating, contradicting, or deceiving. 1. The teacher pointed to the letter “s” on the board each time she pronounced it for the first-graders.:  Repeating 2. The umpire shouted “safe” but made the sign for “out.”:  Contradicting 3. The parent looked at the child with a look that clearly told her the topic of “chicken guts” was off limits at the dinner table.: Regulating 4. Each time the politician said the word “taxes” he pounded on the table.:  Accenting 5. Without saying a word, he just slipped his arm around her shoulders as if to tell the others that they were a couple.:  Substituting 6. First the instructor explained the karate form, then she demonstrated it. :  Repeating 7. The father did not want his children to be frightened in the storm, so he masked his own fear and wore a smile and confident look.:  Deceiving Are there some behaviors that might fulfill more than one function? Which ones? 2. Are functions always distinctly different or are there ways in which they overlap?
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course COMM 101 taught by Professor Harjitdosanght during the Spring '11 term at Pierce College.

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