Intro to Communication and Information

Intro to Communication and Information - 10/7/10 Language...

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10/7/10 Language in Communication: How to do things with words -Language is a tool for representation -Language is a tool for activity coordination -Language itself is an activity -that is rule-governed *Monty Python – ICLICKER question 1 According to Rubin & Stewart (2006) major difference between conversational and traffic rules is that- a. Conversational rules are implicit, whereas traffic are explicit b. conversation rule are explicit, whereas traffic rules are implicit c. conversational rules cannot be broken, whereas traffic rules can be broken d. conversational rules can be broken whereas traffic rules cannot be broken answer: A Tic Tac Toe: Breaching experiment (Garfinkel) - Language as a rule-governed game -rules are tacit & taken for granted -we assume intersubjectivity -Rule violations… -generate confusion, frustration, anger, irritation: unethical *following the rules of language is being ethical and you’re being unethical if you don’t follow them the interaction
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