COST-1116EL Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Semiotics

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Dialects are intrinsically related to each other. A person"s openness and desire for secrecy affect one another . Relational dialects must be understood in terms of social process. Movement, activity and change are fundamental to relationships. Philosophical term ( practical behaviour" or experience of practicing") Practical experience of having a relationships opens us to seeing what. Baxter (1990), 3 tensions in relationships: certainty - uncertainty, connection autonomy, openness closeness. Conflict is a normal part of every relationship. Hocker+wilmot: conflict is an expressed struggle between at least two inter-dependable parties who perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources and interference from the other party in achieving their goal (23) Destructive conflict are those where the parties are unhappy (often can destroy the relationship) Productive conflict leave the parties satisfied (creating a collaborative transformation of the elements of conflict) Effective conflict manager share flexible in their responses and better able to deal with various responses.

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