Verbal Communication

Topics: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Writing Pages: 54 (19778 words) Published: April 19, 2013
Chair of Germanic Languages

Master’s Thesis

Hasmik A. Galstyan
Theme: Some Aspects of Discourse Analysis of Vebal and Non-Verbal Communication

Scientific Supervisor:
Shushanik Yavuryan

Yerevan – 2013


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* Introduction

“We speak with our vocal organs ,but we can verse with our entire bodies. Conversation consists of much more than a simple interchange of spoken words.”

David Abercrombie.

This MA paper is a new area of study including not only the mere of communication but it even delves deeper including such problems as: what is communication itself and what we communicate with the different correlations between the conversers. That is to say it includes also the objective reality with its members. Communication with its verbal and nonverbal forms, which deals with the generic language use, is a very interesting area of study and in order to have better understanding of it, we shall try to find out the aims, the subjects, theoretical and practical significance of the given research. Communication is a learned skill. Most people are born with the physical ability to talk, but we must learn to speak well and communicate effectively, Speaking, listening and our ability to understand verbal and nonverbal meaning are skills we develop in various ways. We learn basic communication skills by observing other people and modeling our behaviors based on what we see. Communication as an academic discipline relates to all the way we communicate ,so it embraces a large body of study and knowledge. The communication discipline includes both verbal and nonverbal messages. The field of communication focuses on how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media. The field promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication.

We aim to research the main peculiarities of human communication, by defining and describing the phenomena of communication as well as investigating various cases of verbal and non-verbal communication by studying the patterns of political discourse in several examples.

The subject of our investigation influences the perception of the work which will help us to understand not only verbal and nonverbal correlation but also our society, ourselves as we are some part of the society. As for of its dual nature, when speaking about communication we also examine the two layers of communication: verbal and nonverbal. The bi-directional nature (sender-receiver) of communication, is a subject to a certain method of delivery. Hence the need of communication channels occurs. In this thesis, we study and analyze different channels of communication. As part of the thesis we also study a field in discourse analysis called Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA studies different patterns of discourse (mainly political). Its aim is to define the ways social and political domination are reproduced  in verbal communication.

Objectives of the research
* To study the relations among verbal and nonverbal languages * To analyze what is communication
* To summarize up all the written material and have a clear notion of the whole diploma work, which is done in the conclusion.

The theoretical value of this work is that it gives us the possibility to learn more about the communication process, about communicative skills of verbal and...

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