Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to:

1. List the functions of nonverbal communication

2. Give examples of nonverbal misinterpretations for various types of nonverbal communication

3. Describe Edward T. Hall’s work with proxemics

4. Give examples of gestures whose meaning varies by culture

5. Give examples of nonverbal communication behavior in one culture that reflects the values of that culture

6. Explain how nonverbal interpretations can be a barrier in intercultural communication