COMM 1100 Non-Verbal Language in Everyday Communication Assessment Answer
COMM 1100 FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNICATION STUDIES
TOPIC: NON-VERBAL LANGUAGE IN EVERYDAY COMMUNICATION
Title of the Paper
Effectiveness of non-verbal language in everyday communication within humans and between humans and animals
Mehrabian (2017) commented that more than 90% of the interface used regularly is dependent on body language. The importance of non-verbal communication arises when people interact with individuals of a different culture or religion. However, the importance of non-verbal communication is not only limited to humans but is also extend to animals. Pets can pick up the non-verbal cues like facial expressions and body stances that help them to understand the human better. Wild animals’ skunks, snakes, wolves and ponies also track signals (Veevers, 2016). The subtle gestures can give rise to stronger meaning than one may expect. Non-verbal communication requires the application of the five abilities like repetition, contradiction, substitution, complementing and accenting.
The present essay would be built on the thesis that non-verbal communication is useful for humans from different culture and background to better understand themselves in regular contact and also interact with the animals and establish a connection.
Organization of the Paper
The essay paper would be written with clarity and with proper structure. The article would have a general structure, but the information would be provided in details and with clarity to enhance the quality of the article.
The first part would be the introduction in which the reader would have a clear idea of the topic along with its background and the importance. After this, the thesis statement would be presented based on which the entire essay would be built. The prime aim of this section is to generate interest among the readers and prepare the readers towards a particular field of discussion.
The second part is the discussion in which the central arguments would be presented. The first line would introduce the argument followed by the support from sources. Counter arguments would be offered that would help the learner to understand the different perspective of the claim. Then the informed opinion of the learners would be provided. There would be three such paragraphs on the claimed arguments that would help the learner to confirm the thesis statement.
The final section is the conclusion in which the overall summary of the discussion is offered by relating to the argument. The conclusion section would include a plan of action for better non-verbal communication.
Annotation of 6 academic sources with a bibliography
1. Samhita, L., & Gross, H. J., (2013). The "Clever Hans Phenomenon" revisited. Communicative & Integrative Biology, 6(6), e27122.
This article is about the importance of non-verbal communication with animals and the ways animals understand the cues and signals. This article provides an overview of the understanding of the social signals by a horse named Hans. The experiment has exhibited that the horses can understand the microscopic signals on the face of the questioning person. The experiment showed the cognitive abilities of the animals, and this is a fundamental lesson. This article would be useful in this essay, as it would highlight the importance of non-verbal communication between humans and animals. This article can be used for understanding the cognitive abilities of the animals and identify how human can interact with them.
2. Miller, K. Conceptual Foundations: What is Communication? Introduction to Communication Studies (pp.1-14)
This article provides an overview of the communication and its importance in the daily lives. The article provides an overview of different communication definitions by the different authors. The article also provides an understanding of the communication process and the ways it can be used in various aspects. However, the essential part that would be used in the essay is the understanding of the concept of communication being symbolic. The articles shed light on the idea of semiotics, which highlights the relationship between the signifier and the signified. The article highlights the importance of understanding the symbols and signs in communication as it can aid in better interaction between humans. This article explains the concepts of non-verbal communication between humans.
3. Ong, W. J., (2013). Some Psychodynamics of Orality File. Orality and literacy. (pp.31-57). London: Routledge.
This course reading defines the concepts of oral thoughts and expressions. This chapter provided characteristics for some orally based thoughts and expressions. The article provides an overview that thoughts and the expression in the oral culture are of a certain category and sort. This chapter can be used in the essay for developing an in-depth understanding of the thoughts and expression, which are a crucial part of non-verbal communication. It is important to note non-verbal expressions are additive that implies that such communication follows a significant pattern. This concept would help develop my essay arguments on the importance of pattern and signs while engaging in non-verbal communication both with animals and human beings.
4. Phutela, D., (2015). The importance of non-verbal communication. IUP Journal of Soft Skills, 9(4), 43.
This journal article defines the importance of non-verbal communication in different situations. It exhibited how non-verbal communication can act as a barrier and also tools for overcoming the shortcomings in the communication process. However, the important fact that is highlighted here is that non-verbal communication can differ based on the situation. This article can be used in the essay for developing insights about the different types of non-verbal communication and how they can be used in different situations. This article would also help to develop an argument for the use of non-verbal communication cues for understanding the true meaning of communication under the conflict situation.
5. Rammal, H. G., (2007). Communicating successfully: The importance of nonverbal messages in the communication process. Samadhan-The Solution, 10, 21-26.
This article defines the importance of non-verbal communication in everyday life in the workplace. It shows how coding messages by the managers improves communication with cross-cultural employees. This article explores the role of the non-verbal message in the communication process and disuses the ways it overcomes the barriers in cross-cultural communication. In my essay, this article would help develop a strict argument for developing a non-verbal message for dealing with cross-cultural people and the process of identifying the true meaning of communication.
6. D'Aniello, B., Scandurra, A., Alterisio, A., Valsecchi, P., & Prato-Previde, E. (2016). The importance of gestural communication: a study of human-dog communication using incongruent information. Animal Cognition, 19(6), 1231-1235
This article specialises on the non-verbal communication between the human and animals, particularly dogs. The article shows how dogs can understand the gestures of human beings and can behave accordingly. Gestures are more salient than the words for the dogs. This resource would help support my argument on the importance of non-verbal communication while dealing with or training pets. I can discuss that dogs are preferable to gestures rather than words thereby maintaining social interaction. Thus the article is effective for understanding the importance of non-verbal communication in developing relation between humans and animals.