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Unformatted text preview: -fact: something that actually exists and can be verified-inferences; statements or generalizations about the unknown based on the known 33. What are the differences between verbal and nonverbal channels of communication?-verbal communication: sharing meaning with others through talking-nonverbal communication: sharing meaning with others non-iinguisticaily-verbal communication has discrete beginnings and endings; nonverbal however, has no discrete beginnings and endings (we continuously send nonverbal messages to others, even if we don't mean to)-verbal communication is single-channeled, but nonverbal communication is multichanneted.-nonverbal communication is at least as ambiguous, if not more so than verbal communication 34. What are the functions of nonverbal communication?-repetition: consistency of verbal and nonverbal communication increases the clarity and credibility of the message, (i.e. we say "yes" and then nod our head)-substitution: sometimes nonverbal cues substitute for verbal messages (i.e. a yawn can substitute for-substitution: sometimes nonverbal cues substitute for verbal messages (i....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GCOM 123 taught by Professor Roth during the Spring '07 term at James Madison University.
- Spring '07