Language. The World of Words. The Nature of Language. Language is Symbolic. Symbols are Arbitrary Symbols are Ambiguous Symbols are Abstract. Language is Rule-Guided. Phonological Rules – how language sounds Syntactic Rules – how symbols are arranged
The World of Words
Discuss your group’s quotation, and come up with a concrete example of the point being made in the quotation.
Group 1: “I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”
Group 2: “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, “it means just as I choose it to mean – neither more nor less.”
Group 3: “Learn a new language and get a new soul.”
Group 4: “What ’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
The language we use helps us to fit in with others, or to differentiate ourselves from others.
(especially when you don’t have much shared understanding &/or when conflict is present)