ch. 5 Verbal Communication

ch. 5 Verbal Communication - Verbal Communication 1. the...

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Verbal Communication 1. the written or oral words we exchange a. words b. pronunciation c. meanings d. linguistic variation 2. What is language? a. A rule-guided system of symbols that allows us to translate messages into meaning. b. It socially constructs our world. i. Creates our perceptions. ii. The sun: “beauty” friend or foe? 3. Language is contextual a. What is Sexy? b. 1950’s Dick Tracy, 1980’s Chevy chase 4. Functions of Language a. Helps us do stuff b. It helps us affect the world around us c. Transmits info d. Facilitates knowledge e. Facilitates social relationships f. Creates identity 5. Languages is instrumental- it helps us do things a. Concrete language- using specific language b. Abstract language 6. Language is Regulatory a. It helps us control others and ourselves 7. Language is informative and heuristic a. Communicates facts b. Acquisition of knowledge 8. Language creates identity a. And relationships Components of Language 1. Phonology: how sounds are organized a. Basic unit is the phoneme b. Phonetic differences can lead to confusion
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