Cmn 203 part II

Cmn 203 part II - Components of language Linguistic...

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Components of language Linguistic features (Phonetics, Syntactics, Semantics, Pragmatics) Distinction between language (la langue) and discourse (la parole) The nominalist position The relativist position (the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis) The qualified relativist position
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Problems with the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Language and thought in the acquisition process Ability to identify colors and understand counterfactual (If I had, I would have. . .) Cognitive ability of deaf children
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Variations in Communication Styles High context and low context style Direct vs. indirect Elaborate vs. understated Contextual rules (e.g. call-response in African American church)
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Communication strategies of co- culture groups Separation Accommodation Assimilation Each may exhibit a behavior of nonassertive, assertive, and aggressive (p. 237)
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Communication effects of labels Acknowledge a particular aspect of identity. Can be inaccurate or misrepresent people. Communicate a particular kind of relationship between the speaker and listener.
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Aspects of nonverbal communication Proxemics (the study of the use of personal space) Kinesics (behaviors of gestures, body movements, facial expressions, eye contacts) Chronemics (the study of our use of time) Paralanguage (elements and use of voice) Silence Haptics (the study of our use of touch) Olfactics (the study of communication by smell)
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Characteristics of nonverbal communication Cause intercultural understanding as well as misunderstandings. Learn nonverbal behaviors of native cultures
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