Tuesday, September 18, 2012

InterculturalCom: Nonverbal Intercultural Communication: Definition & Types of NVC (by Function) (U4-P2) fa12

NVC: “Nonlinguistic (involving neither written nor spoken language) behavior that creates meaning for someone”(BBR).

  • Emblems … can be used to replace words, direct verbal translation
  • Illustrators … accompany and clarify spoken word
  • Affect displays … movement of face, etc… show emotion
  • Regulators ... movements which encourage or discourage further communication … “traffic cops” of conversation
  • Adaptors … movements to satisfy physical or psychological discomfort

Which more universal? Why more culturally relative?

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