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Speech Ch. 6

Vocabulary from Ch. 6

Nonverbal Communication Behaviors and characteristics that convey meaning without the use of words.
Emoticons Textual representations of facial expressions.
Nonverbal Channels The various behavioral forms that nonverbal communication takes.
Turn-Taking Signal Nonverbal behavior that indicates when a person's speaking turn begins and ends.
Immediacy Behavior Nonverbal behavior that conveys attraction or affiliation.
Facial Display The use of facial expression for communication.
Symmetry The similarity between the left and right sides of the face or body.
Proportionality The size of facial features relative to one another.
Oculesics The study of eye behavior.
Kinesics The study of movement.
Gesticulation The use of arm and hand movements to communicate.
Emblem A gesture with a direct verbal translation.
Illustrator A gesture that enhances or clarifies a verbal message.
Affect Display A gesture that communicates emotion.
Regulator A gesture that controls the flow of conversation.
Adaptor A gesture used to satisfy a personal need.
Haptics The study of how people use touch to communicate.
Vocalics Characteristics of the voice.
Paralanguage Vocalic behaviors that go along with verbal behavior to convey meaning.
Olfactics The study of the sense of smell.
Proxemics The study of spatial use.
Intimate Distance The distance people maintain with intimate partners; ranges from 0-1 1/2 feet.
Personal Distance The distance people maintain with friends; ranges from 1 1/2-4 feet.
Social Distance The distance people maintain with casual acquaintances; ranges from 4-12 feet.
Public Distance The distance people maintain with public figures during performance; ranges from 12-25 feet or more.
Chronemics The use of time.
Halo Effect The tendency to attribute positive qualities to physically attractive people.
Artifact An object or visual feature of an environment with communicative value.
High-Context Culture A culture in which people touch frequently and maintain little personal distance with one another.
Low-Context Culture A culture in which people touch infrequently and maintain relatively high levels of personal distance with one another.
Created by: mamick