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Verbal communication is communication using language. This may take the form of:

Performance is measured in terms of:

The study of the processes involved is the subject matter of linguistics, metalinguistics and neurolinguistics which employ their own methods such as discourse analysis and analysis of grammar, text structure and vocabulary etc to study how such communication is acheived.

See also

References & Bibliography

Key texts


  • Joanette, Y Goulet, P Hannequin, D (1990)Right Hemisphere and Verbal Communication Springer.ISBN 0387971017
  • Key, M R (1980)Relationship of Verbal and Non-verbal Communication. Walter de Gruyter . ISBN: 9027976376


Szuchewycz, B. (1995). Power in Language: Verbal Communication and Social Influence. Canadian Journal of Communication 20(2). Full text

Additional material



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  • Krauss,RM Bricker PD- (1967) Effects of Transmission Delay and Access Delay on the Efficiency of VerbalCommunication. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America,41, 286.
  • Krauss RM, Weinheimer S.(1966) Concurrent feedback, confirmation, and the encoding of referents in verbal communication.J Pers Soc Psychol. Sep;4(3):343-6. PMID 5969163
  • Long, JJ Lynch, NM Machiran, SA Thomas, KL (198) The effect of status on blood pressure during verbal communication - Journal of Behavioral Medicine,

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