1 April - Politeness Theory Goffmans idea of facework...

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Linguistic Characteristics of Messages Denotative vs. Connotative meaning o Denotative – dictionary definition o Connotative – individual interpretation Content vs. Relational level meaning o Content level – information about topic o Relational level – source/receiver Surface vs. Deep structure meaning o Surface structure – study of syntax o Deep structure – study of semantics (the meaning behind the words) Action Assembly Theory How do people choose a message frame? We restore frames from past experience If-then-when mentality Process of assembling a prior action Message is contingent on the situation Message construction is strategic Coordinated Management of Meaning Theory Interactants socially construct their realities Co-construct the meaning of the conversation Three variables of this theory o Coherence (every situation is different) o Coordination (rules begin to coincide) o Mystery (unexplainable elements) Meanings and realities are a social construction Analogous to the “constitutive view” of communication
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Unformatted text preview: Politeness Theory Goffmans idea of facework includes: o Positive face o Negative face o Threatened face o Embarrassed face Through language we have the capability of: o Enhancing ones face (i.e. compliments) o Depreciating ones face (i.e. use of jokes) o Saving ones face (i.e. use of verification) Reparation process of repair Types of Messages One-up messages (domination) One-down messages (submission) One-across messages (neutral) Types of Responses Acceptance (accept others offer) Rejection (reject others offer) Avoidance (refuse to respond to others offer) When Do We Rely on Nonverbal Communication? Forming first impressions There is a conflict between words and actions We have no access to verbal cues Nonverbal Encoding and Decoding Encoding o Idea into message Decoding o Message into idea o Can be inaccurate o Can be incomplete o Can be exaggerated...
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