The Effects of Non-verbal Symbols on Interpersonal and ‎Intercultural Communication

Cletus Ganaa, Charles Daarta Nanglakong, Eric Galaa


The paper looked at the effects of non-verbal symbols on interpersonal and intercultural communication in language use, in communication “you cannot not communicate†even in your silent you are communicating. So as a speech community, one needs to be familiar with symbols of communication especially the non-verbal cues. This will promote effective communication and will enhance understanding and peaceful co-existence among members of the speech community. Also, the understanding and appropriate use of non-verbal symbols in interpersonal and intercultural communication is important for effective teaching and learning since members of the school environment may have different cultural backgrounds.


non-verbal, interpersonal, intercultural, co-existence, symbols

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