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ERIC Number: EJ888835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Discovering Differences in the Nature of Verbal and Visual Messages
Adler, Barbara Laughlin
Communication Teacher, v20 n2 p33-35 Apr 2006
Objective: Students will identify several unique characteristics of verbal vs. visual messages, including the superior ability of language to communicate objective, factual, philosophical content in past, present, and future terms; and the superior ability of visual images to communicate social-emotional meaning and concrete information limited in time to the present. Courses: This activity could be useful in any class that includes units on the nature of verbal and nonverbal messages, such as a basic survey course, communication theory, media literacy, language and communication, and verbal and nonverbal communication. A version of this assignment was presented at the 2004 Central States Communication Association Convention, Cleveland, Ohio. A list of references and suggested readings is included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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