CMN105 Exam 3- SGHayaTextExam3

CMN105 Exam 3- SGHayaTextExam3 - 1 Exam #3Study Guide...

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1 Exam #3—Study Guide Language in Thought and Action by S.I. Hayakawa “Book One” Study Guide Questions This study guide is subject to change . All changes will be clarified and discussed during the exam review session. (There is a lot of “NOT” and conceptual questions) 1. What does journalist Robert MacNeil say he learned from this book? (Introduction) -Shakespeare made him a broadcaster, he was addicting to reading. -Freshman English class, there he knew nothing analytical about the language. -Never learned about the meaning of language as the principle tool of humanity. -Language in Thought and Action is not merely an introduction to semantics, but rather an engaging journey through the looking glass of language. -Understand what it is in language that makes one statement a report and another a judgment; one objective, another subjective. -Acquired the more formal disciplines of journalism. I came to journalism already equipped with this analytical attitude toward language. -Language in Thought and Action shows the way to the rational life in our time. -Instead of new faiths, new gurus, new ways to inner peace or connection with the supernatural, Hayakawa tells us how to use that which is most human in us- our talent for abstraction and awareness of language- to make us less belligerent, less fearful, more cooperative, more reasonable people. -Prescription for sanity in our daily lives, as citizens in a great democracy, as members of the “huge cooperative nervous system” called society. -Language is the neurochemistry of that nervous system. -LTA- demonstrates how our use of language reveals us and how, through examining our language, we know ourselves better. -“multi-value orientation,” the realization that things are seldom as black or white, as good or bad, as we feel. -Books about language are seldom as seductive as this one. He is a famous journalist; he is a literary person, loves language. Know understanding of the power of language and all of its misusages. It gave him an analytical attitude view of language.
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2 2. What was the text written in response to? (Preface) A response to the dangers of propaganda, especially as exemplified in Adolf Hitler’s success in persuading million to share his maniacal and destructive views . 3. What is the definition of Semantics and what does it address and what does it NOT address? (Preface) Semantics is the study of human interaction through communication. a.) Communication leads sometimes to cooperation and sometimes to conflict. b.) The basic ethical assumption of semantics, analogous to the assumption of medicine that health is preferable to illness is that cooperation is preferable to conflict.
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