Instead, it can provide an important springboard for future investigation in order to better understand the communication paradigms and expectations of cultures other than those in the United States. This, in turn, can lead to further nonverbal theorizing.
Furthermore, Burgoons theory can also provide an important platform for more modern types of communication such as digital communication, for example (Littlejohn and Foss, 2009). Nonverbal cues are also inherent in this type of communication, although the assumption tends to be that this type of communication is primarily verbal. This is a very exciting development for communication studies. Currently, online communication has seen little in terms of formalizing theoretical findings. Because this communication medium is becoming increasingly important not only in personal interaction but also in the business world, it is becoming vitally important to provide theories of interaction by means of which such communications can most effectively be conducted. This can even be integrated with theories of intercultural interaction, in terms of how this is conducted among the cultures.
In conclusion, nonverbal communication and expectancy will always be part of human communication. Theories such as EVT and others are vitally important not only in understanding the various communication paradigms of human beings towards each other, but also in optimizing communication among partners. This can enhance relationships across the human sphere of existence, from the most intimate to the most professional of business relationships.
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