1-1 metadiscourse

1-1 metadiscourse - Metadiscourse & Problem Framing COMM...

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    Framing COMM 3210  Human Communication Theory
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    Metadiscourse Discourse  = practical use of language Metadiscourse  = discourse about  discourse Reflexive talk about communication—a  common feature of everyday interaction,  used for many different purposes
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    Examples of Metadiscourse “Don’t tease  your brother!” “I totally understand  what you’re saying .” “We need to get together  more often.” “It is so weird to see two people walking  together having separate conversations on  their cell phones “Communication systems  are open to change  over time” 
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  Metadiscourse in Society As Deborah Cameron (2000) has noted, there  is a lot of metadiscourse (talk about  communication) in modern societies In talking about problems, we often assume  that problems are caused by poor  communication and can be solved by better  communication
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2009 for the course COMM 3210 taught by Professor Craig during the Fall '08 term at Colorado.

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1-1 metadiscourse - Metadiscourse & Problem Framing COMM...

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