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Miles L. Patterson & Valerie Manusov

In: The SAGE Handbook of Nonverbal Communication

Chapter 27: Nonverbal Communication: Basic Issues and Future Prospects

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Nonverbal Communication: Basic Issues and Future Prospects
Nonverbal communication: Basic issues and future prospects

The chapters in this Handbook reflect the breadth and vitality of research on nonverbal communication. Looking across these chapters, we see a range of sophisticated arguments regarding the communicative potential of nonverbal behavior. Because the authors have done a commendable job representing the field, it is neither our intention in this chapter, nor do we feel it desirable, to attempt a general commentary on the chapters in this volume. Rather, we focus attention on a select set of issues important for understanding the field today and for anticipating its future direction. To appreciate where we are and where we may be headed, however, it is useful to consider from whence we came. ...

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