Chapter 6 Key Terms (SPCH 1318)

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These are the terms from The process of Interpersonal Communication Interplay 11th edition. Used in the Lonestar college SPCH 1318 class.

Chronemics

This term is used by social scientists to describe the study of how humans use a structure time.
(pg. 197)

Disfluencies

This term describes stammering and the use of "uh","um", and "er".
(pg. 192)

Emblems

These nonverbal behaviors are culturally understood substitutes for verbal expressions. E.g. Nodding the head up and down is a nonverbal yes.
(pg. 180)

Haptics

This is the term social scientists use to distinguish the study of touching.
(pg. 190)

Intimate Distance

This is the first of Hall's zones. It begins with skin contact and ranges out to about 19 inches.
(pg. 195)

Kinesics

This is the term social scientists use to describe the study of how people communicate through bodily movements.
(pg. 188)

Manipulators

This is a term that social scientists describe as fidgeting movements or behaviors. These are ambiguous gestures are movements in which one part of the body grooms, massages, pinches, picks, or otherwise manipulates another part.
(pg. 189)

Nonverbal Communication

These are messages expressed by non-linguistic means.
(pg. 175)

Oculesics

This is the term that describes the study of how the eyes can communicate.
(pg. 188)

Paralanguage

Social Scientists use this term to describe the way a message is spoken.
(pg. 191)

Personal Distance

This is the second of Hall's spatial zone's, it ranges from 18 inches at its closest to 4 feet at its farthest.
(pg. 195)

Personal Space

Each of us carries this invisible bubble wherever we go.
(pg. 194)

Proxemics

This is the study of how communication is affected by the use, organization, and perception of space and distance.
(pg. 194)

Public Distance

This is Hall's term for the farthest zone, running outward from 12 feet.
(pg. 196)

Regulators

These are cues that help control verbal interaction.
(pg. 183)

Social Distance

This is the third of Hall's zones, it ranges from 4 to about 12 feet out.
(pg. 195)

Territory

This is a stationary area that serves as an extension of our personal being.
(pg. 196)

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