Comm118- March 27 Differences in Communication

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Differences in Communication (1) 12 March 2012 - We discussed what is communication? a process in which selves are performed, identities communities and social relations are created, ideologies and world views are constructed through messeges are delivered - How is communication carried out? VIA: signs(icons, index, symbols, words, sounds, visuals) metaphors and gestures (bodily signs, hand movements) - Today- discuss differences and their roots Universalism - The assumption that there are things that are shared by humanity as a whole - These shared things can be cognitive-mental: all humans have similar brains (BASIC TERMS AND BELIEFS… Cognitive) words for sun, moon, blood, etc - These similarities influences all languages LECTURE KEY Perspective on Communation: Universalism Relativism-Bohannen. Relativism- Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis Differences between cultures: small differences,style differences At the beginning of the article, Bohannen believed: in universalism. Goes to Africa to explore the culture where she brought Hamlet. Failed to understand the story because of social differences on
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