Lecture 3 Notes - COM100 Lecture 3 I. Introduction A....

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COM100 Lecture 3 I. Introduction A. Language Characteristics A.1. Semantics: Creating meaning A.2. Syntax: Creating structure to inform meaning A.3. Pragmatics: Creating message impact B. Language Shapes Our Talk Cards B.1. Topics selected B.2. Styles selected C. Cards we select to play are identity driven II. Personal Identity A. Basic Interpersonal Needs A.1. Each person, from birth on, strives to meet three basic interpersonal needs that are not negotiable A.2. Inclusion – desire to be accepted and respected within some group/family A.3. Control – desire to impact the environment to satisfy needs A.4. Affection – desire to receive intimacy and civility from others B. Definition of Identity B.1. A subjective collection of your attitudes and beliefs about yourself built up over your life B.2. Goal: To differentiate yourself from others and satisfy your interpersonal needs B.3. Your identity shifts, but stabilizes with age B.4. Determines the cards you create and the games you play
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course COM 100 taught by Professor Donohue during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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Lecture 3 Notes - COM100 Lecture 3 I. Introduction A....

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