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Jase Zappel Chapter 4 Notes Language- a verbal system that allows us to take messages and utterances and translate them into meaning Symbol- a sign or word used to define a person, idea, or object References- thoughts about the objects people observe We use signifiers to tell the difference between certain words Denotative meaning- refers to the dictionary definition of words Connotative meaning- refers to personal associations people make for a symbol, and they can be different because of different signifiers Constitutive rules- take the basic content of the message, its words, and tell us what they mean and how we are to make sense of them Regulative rules- help you determine the appropriate response given your interpretation of a message Sapir-Whorf Hypthesis : Linguistic determinism- language detirmines what we see in the world and how we think Hypothesis maintains that reality is already implanted in the structure of our language and this sturcture detirmines how we percieve our world
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