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Chapter 2 - Types of language.pdf

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Is a form of public communication
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He introduced what he is going to talk about at the very beginning
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Maintained the audience's attention well
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Used visuals which made the presentation more interesting
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Could have been better organized
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Linear communication
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There was environmental noise among the crowd
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Cultural noise as examples of Disney World and NFL might not resonate globally
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Chapter 2:
Used by a nation, people, or distinct community
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To communicate thoughts or feelings
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Language is a system of arbitrary signals such as sounds, gestures, symbols
Meaning - the way words are placed together, and the backgrounds and experiences of the
communicators
Language is constantly evolving
Cybernetic Process:
Input -> Storage -> Stimulus -> Search -> Recall -> Output
- functions like a computer
Cortex - part of the brain that stores, computes and processes incoming signals.
Language-explosion Theory - suggests we build communication skills from the core of language we
develop early in life
Significant-other theory- suggests we select specific people or groups, whose language, ideals, and
beliefs that we allow to influence us
Features common in all languages:
Languages are based on a set of symbols, both verbal and non-verbal
Languages that are alphabetically based recognize the differences between vowels and consonants
Languages have ordered structural categories such as verbs, nouns, and objects
Words in and of themselves are not inherently meaningful.
Denotative Meanings - direct, explicit meanings
Connotative Meanings - implied or suggested meanings
Semantics - Relationship of language and meanings
Language distortion - occurs when people intentionally or unintentionally distort information as they
process it (ambiguity, vagueness, inferences, message adjustment)
Inferences - we interpret beyond available information or jump to conclusions without using all the
information available
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Chapter 2 Monday, September 16, 2013 9:32 AM Presentation: - Is a form of public communication - He introduced what he is going to talk about at the very beginning - Maintained the audience's attention well - Used visuals which made the presentation more interesting - Could have been better organized - Linear communication - There was environmentalnoise among the crowd - Psychologicalnoise as he is dying soon - Cultural noise as examples of Disney World and NFL might not resonate globally Chapter 2: Language is a system of arbitrary signals such as sounds, gestures, symbols - Used by a nation, people, or distinct community - To communicatethoughts or feelings Meaning - the way words are placed together, and the backgrounds and experiences of the communicators Language is constantly evolving Cybernetic Process: Input -> Storage -> Stimulus -> Search -> Recall -> Output - functions like a computer Cortex - part of the brain that stores,computes and processes incoming signals. Language-explosion Theory - suggests we build communicationskills from the core of language we develop early in life Significant-other theory- sugg
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