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Unformatted text preview: Interpersonal Communication The Basics Lecture Material by Kevin Skidmore Language: Barrier and Bridge Abstract language language that lacks a description of observable elements Abstraction ladder a range of more to less abstract terms describing an event or object Behavioral language language that describes observable behavior But statements statements in which the word but cancels out the expression that proceeded it Convergence the process of adapting ones speech style to match that of others with whom the communicator wants to identify Divergence speaking mannerisms that emphasize a communicators differences from others Emotive language language that conveys the senders attitude rather than simply offers an objective description Equivocal language ambiguous language that has two or more equally plausible meanings High-context cultures cultures that avoid direct use of language relying on the context of a message to convey meaning I language a statement that describes the speakers reaction to another persons behavior...
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This note was uploaded on 03/06/2011 for the course COMM 221 taught by Professor Kevinskidmore during the Fall '09 term at Boise State.
- Fall '09