Verbal and Nonverbal Coding

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Verbal and Nonverbal Coding Worksheet

Part A: Nonverbal

Instructions: Respond to each question below in complete sentences with at least 150 words. Include at least one example from the reading materials that supports your position in your response.

1. Is a smile a universal nonverbal form of communication? Why or why not? Provide specific examples in your answer.

2. What are some of the ways that you, as an American or an international student, have been taught, or unconsciously learned, to synchronize your nonverbal behaviors?

Part B: Verbal

Instructions: There are five interrelated sets of rules that combine to create a verbal code or language. In the middle column, define the five verbal rules that create the verbal code in a minimum of two sentences for each rule. In the last column, provide an example from both American culture and an international culture for each of the five rules of verbal codes. Then answer the questions on the following page. |Rule set |Definition |Examples | | |(2 or more sentences) |(1 American culture example and | | | |1 international culture example) | |(1) Phonology | | | |(rules for word sounds) | | | |(2) Morphology | | | |(units of meaning in a word) |...
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