CHAPTER 3 - CHAPTER 3 Understanding Verbal Messages FIVE...

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Understanding Verbal Messages FIVE PRINCIPLES WHY FOCUS ON LANGUAGE? Words are powerful Words affect emotions, actions, thoughts You choose language Active process, you do not use language involuntarily NATURE OF LANGUAGE A language is A system of symbols (words or vocabulary) structured by grammar (rules and standards) and syntax (patterns in the arrangement of words) common to a community of people. Words dictate and limit the nature of our reality. PEOPLE USE WORDS AS SYMBOLS The meaning of a word is how a person interprets or makes sense of a symbol. Bypassing occurs when the speaker’s and the receiver’s meanings do not correspond. The same words can mean different things to different people. PEOPLE CREATE DENOTATIVE AND CONNOTATIVE MEANINGS Denotative level conveys content and is the literal or restrictive meaning of a word. We can experience,
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