The codes and functions of nonverbal communication

Judee K. Burgoon, Laura K. Guerrero, Cindy H. White

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The article considers whether verbal communication is fundamentally different from nonverbal communication. By tracing back origins, message features, and features of neurophysiological processing of verbal and nonverbal communication, the article identifies the nonverbal codes that form the nonverbal communication system and then more broadly examines the communicative functions of nonverbal communication on a range of different levels (e.g., structural, personal, interactional).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBody - Language - Communication
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783110261318
ISBN (Print)9783110209624
StatePublished - Oct 14 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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