Verbal Communication
Propositionality
Language contains propositions that can be proven false
Discreteness
Words have discrete, agreed-upon meanings (e.g., dictionary definitions).
Displacement
Language can refer to things removed in time and space.

Nonverbal Communication
Universality
Some forms are common everywhere.
Simultaneity
Several messages can occur at the same time.
Spontaneity
Can occur mindlessly and automatically.
Iconicity
Signs may resemble the thing(s) they are referring to.

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