10.16.07 Language and Communication

10.16.07 Language and Communication - Language and...

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Language and Communication Writing Assigment 3 I. Ways of thinking about language Nonverbal communication Animal language Communication vs language Semantics vs syntax II. Language and words Labels and perception: The Whorff hypothesis The brain: Wernicke’s versus Broca’s Measuring words: Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count, LIWC LIWC: Examples III. What our words can say about ourselves Sex and age Depression and suicide: Poetry Political/cultural issues: King Lear and Guiliani ; Honesty Background: how did humans get by without language? Do animals have language? Space bubbles: different cultures tend to stand apart from each other at different distances when talking. Middle easterners tend to stand closer together, northern Europeans tend to stand farther apart. Rooms with low ceilings – people tend to stand farther apart than in rooms with high ceilings. Body language: cross arms; cover mouth when listening often means they don’t believe what they’re hearing. People tend to mirror each other; ex. One person in group crosses legs, others will too.
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2008 for the course PSY 301 taught by Professor Pennebaker during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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10.16.07 Language and Communication - Language and...

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