Research on the Relationship Between Verbal and Nonverbal Communication: Emerging Integrations by Stanley E. Jones and Curtis D. Lebaron is an argument for the integrated approach to studying verbal and nonverbal communication. In fact, they say in their article that they prefer to call their study the study of communication without divorcing the methods. They refer to their holistic approach as “emerging integrations” (500).
I thought of the following advertisement in particular because the actions of the character are divorced from their meaning for the first part of the video. Once the actions of the main character and his language come into the same frame, the video makes sense.