- Link between language and communication
Spoken language gives us the ability to communicate in an effective manner and express the direct meaning we intend. We have more flexibility in our range of communication and while it is possible to communicate via facial expressions and gestures, we have evolved into complex beings that have the ability to vocally express ourselves.
Studying a person's body language can often tell you a great deal about them and can be as effective, if not more effective, than a spoken conversation. Folded arms or a shoulder turned slightly away can indicate a reluctance to communicate and can show that someone is uncomfortable with the conversation or situation.
Open, relaxed body language can be encouraging for other people and can persuade someone to also relax into a comfortable conversation.
With modern technology there are now many more ways of communicating with people. We communicate via text messages, emails, social media, voicemails and instant messaging. It gives us the opportunity to communicate with people all around the globe and remain in contact with people 24/7.