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March 24, 2008 Content- what is said (verbiage) Relational- cues on clues -speech act Relational Definition - an accumulation of messages Relational Culture - your perceptions of the world Relational Contrasts - how you negotiate your relationship i.e.- reading cues…I had a bad day means I don’t want to talk Relational Themes -messages/issues within the message to help reader decide how it should be taken Types of Relational Themes 1. Dominance/Submission- who is in charge of the situation Types: One-up: someone takes control One-down: give up control (giving in) One-across: no control Patterns based on dominance messages Complementary: series of one-up one-down messages Competitive: only consists of one-up messages i.e. Do you want Taco Bell? No. Do you want Chilis? No. Do you want Portobellos? No. No. No. Submissive: no control i.e. What do you want to eat? I don’t know. what do you want to eat? Do you want Taco Bell?
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course CMST 1061 taught by Professor Hebert during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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