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Effects of Code Usage Vaibhavi Kulkarni October 31, 2011
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Organization of Messages What did you think of the two articles? Easy to understand? If not, why not? Cultures have distinct preferences for organizing ideas Preferences influence our communication
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English Language Use Two central components: Thesis statement Paragraph Topic sentence for paragraph Linear progression Provide clear overview Topic sentences for main points Supporting points reinforce main point
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Organization Preferences in other Languages Speaker-responsible languages Clarity about what to expect No prior knowledge of intent needed Listener-responsible languages Listener forced to construct meaning Meaning based on shared knowledge
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Japanese, Chinese, Thai Main thesis buried in passage Japanese: Stepping stone structure Implications and indirect messages Chinese: Reliance on contextual cues ‘because’, ‘as’, ‘so’ instead of ‘in conclusion’ or ‘to begin with…’ Hindi: Lack of one unified idea
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Unformatted text preview: Digression Example: Hindi (Indian Language) Mahadevijis personal reminiscences are collected in smriti kii rekhaa . Her first book, atiit ke calcitra was a collection of similar reminiscences. These days, the type of reminiscences that is most prevalent in our literature is the so-called literary reminiscences! One author writes a memoir of another, more famous, author known to him and thus spreads his own and his deitys fame far and Examples: Japanese & Korean rhetoric Korean rhetoric: ki-sung-chon-kyul Japanese rhetoric: ki-sho-ten-ketsu Comprises four stages: beginning, development, turn, and end Revisit the earlier articles Persuasion and Culture Persuasion: Culturally preferred way of convincing others Cultures vary in effectiveness of verbal and non verbal codes Differences in: What is acceptable evidence? Who is credible? How is evidence used? When should it be used?...
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