Active Listening

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Mikhail Bakhtin 1895-1975 Russian semiotician and linguist Critic of active-passive communication models “… when they [active-passive diagrams] are put forth as the actual whole of speech communication, they become a scientific fiction. The fact is that when the listener perceives and understands the meaning of speech, he simultaneously takes an active, responsive attitude toward it the listener adopts this responsive attitude for the entire duration of the process of listening and understanding, from the very beginning sometimes literally from the speaker s first word. -- The Problem of Speech Genres (1952- 3)
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Four Types of Listening Comprehensive/Informative Listening for content Critical/Evaluative Listening to analyze and judge Appreciative/Aesthetic Listening for enjoyment and pleasure Therapeutic/Empathetic Listening to support others but not to judge them
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Effective Listening Habits Pre-Listening Phase Build your background knowledge on subject before listening Make a conscious effort to tune in to the speaker and situation Minimize distractions (physical, auditory, etc.) Establish and investigate your specific listening purpose
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Specific Listening Purposes Am I listening to understand and remember?
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