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22 Language Lecture - LanguageLecture#3 18:54 Introduction...

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Language Lecture #3 18:54 Introduction Language Characteristics Semantics: Creating meaning Syntax: Creating structure to inform meaning Pragmatics: Creating message impact  Language Shapes our Talk Cards Topics selected Styles selected Cards we select to play are identity driven Personal Identity Basic Interpersonal Needs Each person, from birth, strives to meet three basic interpersonal needs that are not  negotiable Inclusion -Desire to be accepted and respected within some group/family Control  – desire to impact the environment to satisfy needs Affection  – desire to receive intimacy and civility from others Definition of Identity A subjective collection  of your attitudes and beliefs about yourself built up over your  life Goal : To differentiate yourself from others and satisfy your interpersonal needs Your identity  shifts, but  stabilizes  with age
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