Comm 1 062811 #3

Comm 1 062811 #3 - Comm 1 062811 #3 VERBAL COMMUNICATION...

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Comm 1 062811 #3 VERBAL COMMUNICATION (LANGUAGE!) Important Features of Language ( ? ? , ? ? ) - Symbol/word meaning is arbitrary (human-made conventions) Arbitrary means random no basis chances No natural connections. Agreed upon connections. ? ? ? ? ? ?  ? ?  ? ? - Language is rule-governed - Language is capable of displacement Displacement - we can use language to talk about things that are not in front of us ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?  ? ? ? ?  ? ? ?  ? ? ? ? ? ? Language and Meaning ( ? ? ?   vs ? ? , ? ? ? ) - The Referential Function How do we do that? Ex. Peach is an agreed-upon word - fruit, fuzziness, shape, scent Group things with similar characteristics Language and Meaning (cont.) - The Triangle of Meaning Thought (reference) America, 4 th July, etc. - Symbol (word) “Flag” ---------------------------- Object (referent) ? ? ? ? ? Arbitrary Connection - We must recognize different kinds of meaning Example word: “rock” has more than one meaning. ? ? , type of music, type of movement,
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course COMM 1 taught by Professor Mullin during the Fall '07 term at UCSB.

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Comm 1 062811 #3 - Comm 1 062811 #3 VERBAL COMMUNICATION...

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