5 - COMMUNICATION CHAPTER 5: Verbal communication...

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COMMUNICATION CHAPTER 5: Verbal communication -generally refers to the written or local words we exchange -includes pronunciation or accent, the meanings of the words used Functions of language -instrumental, regulatory, informative, interaction, personal, imaginative Instrumental -most basic function of language -use it to obtain what you need or desire Regulatory -used to control or regulate behaviors Inform -communicate info or report facts Interactional -establishes and defines social relationships in both interpersonal and group settings Personal language -express individuality and personality and is more common in private than public settings Imaginatively -used to express oneself artistically or creatively, as in drama, poetry or stories Components of language -phonology-sounds -study of sounds that compose individual languages and how those sounds communicate meaning -syntax-rules -rules that govern word order -semantics-meanings -study of meaning denotative meaning -dictionary or literal meaning of a word and is usually the agreed-upon
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