306K3 csd sec1 - Social and Cultural Bases of Communication...

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Social and Cultural Bases of Communication
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Critical Questions How do individuals learn to use the language of their community? How is culture reflected in communication? What is socialization and acculturation? How are dialects formed? How did African-American English form? What are the implications of a mismatch between mainstream and nonmainstream cultures?
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Definitions Culture - a set of beliefs and assumptions shared by a group of people. Socialization - process of learning how to interact with others within your culture. Acculturation - process of learning or adapting to a different culture.
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Culture and Communication Cultural beliefs about communication What should children say? How polite should you be? How do people of different social/economic stature relate to each other? How do different genders relate to each other? What differences are acceptable?
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Bilingualism 1-3 years to learn basic interpersonal communication skills
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This note was uploaded on 03/19/2008 for the course CSD 306k taught by Professor Marquardt during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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