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    How can someone be communicating one thing with words, and another completely different message without making a sound? Nonverbal and more specifically kinesics betray how people are truly feeling all the time. As people, there are certain conscious and subconscious movements and gestures that happen on a daily basis and they all have different meanings. From what is actually trying to be communicated and how it’s being interpreted by someone else create a whole new level of communication to be analyzed and explored. What exactly is kinesics? “Kinesics is a systematic study of how human beings communicate through body movement and gesture. There is nothing new about the recognition that visually oriented animals, human or otherwise, stimulate…

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    Language Reflection

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    defined as “ a system of communication using sounds, gestures, or marks that are put together according to certain rules, resulting in meanings that are intelligible to all who share that language”. (Haviland, Prins, McBride, & Walrath, 2014) Tonal language was taught while learning the alphabet and phonology applied to each letter. Morphology and morphemes were introduced to me as I learned to read. Then the syntax were shown to me; which helped to develop my writing system; at the end of…

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    Nonverbal Gestures

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    Nonverbal communication is the process of communication without words. Nonverbal communication uses kinesics which is the interpretation of body motion communication such as facial expressions and gestures. We use gestures on an everyday basis to communicate nonverbally with others. After observing people around me at home, work and the public, I came across some interesting gestures I can use to better explain the meanings of each. In the following reading you will understand the difference…

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    Kinesics is the understanding of body motions or demeanor in communication. I will discuss body motions and behaviors in various sections. Firstly, emblems, body gestures that convert into words or phrases. Furthermore, illustrators add emphasis to a verbal message by literally illustrating the verbal message. Also, regulators are actions that control the conversation. Adaptors serve as gestures that please a personal demand. Finally, affect displays movements of the face that may display…

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    Nonverbal communications are important because they add a sense of trust and interest to conversations. Nonverbal communications help the speaker as they provide a complement to what he/she is saying. The body communicates nonverbally with the gestures and movements that the speaker does. Kinesics includes emblems, affect displays, illustrators, regulators, and adaptors. Emblems are body gestures that translate into words or phrases that the speaker would use verbally. When using emblems, people…

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    Body Language Human beings use body language for a variety of important reasons. Being able to interpret body language helps protect us, adds depth to a conversation, and gives us clues as to how others are feeling. For humans non verbal communication is a huge part of how we communicate and some body language is recognizable around the world. Janine Driver, a body language expert, can even be quoted from a documentary for the History channel saying that ninety three percent of what we…

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    People speak volumes with the way they act, through looks and the way that they move their bodies. Statistics show that more than two-thirds (2/3) of communication comes from non-verbal actions: kinesics. (Matthews, 18) Whether a person realizes it or not their body language and eye contact – or lack thereof- spoke more than anything their mouths could ever have said. Tiwari breaks non-verbal communication down into separate forms: kinesics – facial expressions, gestures and posture, along with…

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    suspect and determine if there needs to be any further actions taken (Orlando, n.d.). Another technique that can be used during a criminal investigation, The Kinesic Interview, is a technique that is similar to the Reid Technique in that it analyzes a suspect’s behavior in order to determine if there is any deception. The Kinesic Interview also does this through the use of nonverbal communication. For instance, the Kinesic Interview uses two phases: the “Practical Kinesic Analysis Phase” and…

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    Body emotion can send a conversation in either a negative or positive direction. Depending on how you project it. The two concepts that I can say I can relate to but also need to work more on are Kinesics, which is one of the Non-verbal codes and Reactivity, which comes from conflict styles. I choose these two because I believe they both serve an important purpose in achieving a respectable connection with another individual. Kinesics is very important because it’s what gives communication a…

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    For example, when the candidates are using speech act to get a point across and being rathe firm, they are also using kinesics that let the viewer know what their emotions and behaviors are behind their ideas. This often happens in society as well when people are extremely passionate about something and are using commissive speech acts their kinesics can be misleading as their body language can appear angry our frustrated. This is just one of a bunch of examples of why people should not judge a…

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