Chapter 7 Outline - SPC 103 Chapter 7 Outline Verbal...

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SPC 103 Chapter 7 Outline Verbal Messages I. Language symbolizes reality (partially) A. Intensional orientations 1. Refers to the tendency to view people, objects, and events in terms of how they are talked about or labled rather than in terms of how they actually exist. 2. Extensional orientation is the tendency to look first at the actual people people, objects, and events, and only then at the labels. 3. Cultural identifiers is having said the word is not the thing does not mean that words do not have effects. B. Allness 1. Allness is the tendency to describe the world in extreme terms that imply one knows all or is saying all there is to say. 2. Correcting Allnes, remind yourself that you can never know all or say all about anything; use a mental and sometimes verbal “etc.” II. Language expresses both facts and inferences A. Fact-inference confusion—a barrier to clear thinking (see TABLE 7.1, P. 161) B. Inferential statement—a statement that you make not soley on the basis of what you observe but on the basis of what you observe plus your own conclusions C A problem arises when you act as though inferential statements are factual statements
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III. Language expresses both denotation and connotation
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2009 for the course SPC 103 taught by Professor Hayes,d during the Spring '09 term at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

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Chapter 7 Outline - SPC 103 Chapter 7 Outline Verbal...

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