ch5 verbal comm lecture

ch5 verbal comm lecture - Verbal communication a closer...

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Verbal communication the primacy of verbal communication the conscious focus of communication used for a variety of purposes means of influence cognitive catalyst drives social interaction can underlie miscommunication language- a rule-governed symbol system that allows its users to generate meaning and, in the process, to define reality (Trenholm) symbol system- a series of signs used flexibly to express meaning we can also specify several of properties of language words are symbols 3 properties: Arbitrary- utility of words to express meaning relies on social agreement e. g. w/ situation, time, relationship, growth Semantic triangle: word (symbol)- thought (reference, meaning)- thing (referent) Language is systemic A combination of 4 sub-systems Semantics- meaning, phonemes- sounds, pronunciation, syntactics- combination/ structure,
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2012 for the course COM 101 taught by Professor Reynolds during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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