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Erin Marek LIN 306 Charles Hockett Handout 1. Mode of Communication: It’s interesting how people can read your body language and understand what you mean without you having to say anything. 2. Broadcast Transmission and Directional Reception: Sometimes its annoying that everyone around you can hear what you are saying when you only want one person to hear you. 3. Rapid Fading: Sometimes I wish our voices would last longer so that I wouldn’t have to repeat myself 20 times to someone who wasn’t paying attention. 4. Interchangeability: In 6 th grade my English teacher tried to prove to us that a person can’t do two things at once. She had a boy stand up in class and read a book out loud while she whispered in his ear. He was able to prove her wrong by telling her what he heard her say. Most people are able to talk to one person while listening to and understanding what another person is saying if they concentrate hard enough on it. 5.
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