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Unformatted text preview: 6/28/11 Verbal CMN & Language- The exchange of spoken language with others during interaction- Language is: o Symbolic o Governed by rules o Flexible o Cultural o Language evolves Verbal CMN- The goal of CMN is shared meaning- We have a strong SOCIAL and EVOLUTIONARY drive to express our private meanings to others- Signs and symbols are two types of meaning o Signs are unintentional o Symbols are intentional Verbal CMN: symbolic & intentional Some NV CMN: signal based & unintentional Some NV CMN: symbolic & intentional Meaning in the transmission of a message 1. Intended meaning (sender) a. The speaker intends to express or convey what they have in mind 2. Significative meaning a. Some combination of conceptual, emotive, and active intent to form the content of what is said 3. Content meaning a. Meaning that is transferred through our shared symbolic code 4. Interpretive meaning (receiver) a. The act of receiving and interpreting (making sense of) the symbols presented by a speaker or...
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- Summer '11