This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.
This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: determined by semantic structure of the language itself,” (Reddy, 165). Reddy later declared that the way we speak about communication is like that of a conduit metaphor. He speaks of it as if our ideas are formed in our head, manifested through a communication medium, and then grasped, felt, or seen by the receiver of the idea. Because ideas are intangible, we compare, metaphorically, our understanding of the concepts to tangible objects. This is similar to how we look “through,” communication. In looking through communication, we view it as though we are receiving information through a medium of sort. In the end, being aware of the metaphors used to describe communication makes us more aware of our language, and the way that our message appears to others. Being mindful of our descriptions, aids in the process of breaking language barriers with others....
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 10/13/2011 for the course C 382 taught by Professor Segal during the Fall '11 term at Indiana.
- Fall '11