COMM 110 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Loaded Language, Nonverbal Communication, Arbitrariness

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February 13th, 2017 Notes
Test Questions: Give two words that have changed over time and
describe why they might have changed.
Verbal Communication:
o Focus Questions:
What are the practical implications of recognizing that language
is a process?
How do rules guide verbal communication?
o Language allows us to
Plan
Dream
Remember
Evaluate
Reflect on ourselves
and the world around
us
Define who we are and
want to be
Create reality
o Language & Meaning
Language consist of symbols which represent
People
Events
All that goes
around us
Not all symbols are linguistic
Nonverbal communication
Arbitrariness the quality of being based on random choice or
personal whim, rather than any reason or system
Ambiguity uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language
Abstraction existing in thought
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