Verbal+_+Non-Verbal (2)

Verbal+_+Non-Verbal (2) - Introduction to Communication and...

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Introduction to Communication and Information Processes 04:189:101:03
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Language is a code, or system of arbitrary symbols, shared by a group in order to communicate. Words have no meaning in and of themselves. Words are not reality; they merely represent reality.
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Semantic codes indicate that words have both denotative and connotative meaning, word meanings vary by time and place, and words are only symbolic representations of reality. Syntactic codes establish conventions or rules that guide our use of words, even if we can’t express those rules. Pragmatic codes describe what is appropriate in a given context .
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The broken line emphasizes that there is no direct connection between words and things. Meaning exists in thoughts only.
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Denotative meaning refers to a word’s dictionary definitions. Words have a limited number of denotative meanings. Connotative meaning is subjective. Words can have a virtually limitless number of connotative meanings (as many meanings as there are people who use them).
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Euphemisms are words used in place of terms that some people might find offensive. Emotive language conveys an opinion or attitude about a subject. “Politically correct language” means different things to different people.
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Bypassing occurs when two individuals miss each other’s meaning because they are using equivocal language.
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People with an intensional orientation are easily misled by false labels. People with an
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