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4: Interpersonal. Verbal . Language. The body of words and the systems for their use in messages that are common to a group of people. Language Influences Perception. Sapir-Whorf hypothesis - a culture’s language shapes how people think and feel

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language
Language

The body of words and the systems for their use in messages that are common to a group of people

language influences perception
Language Influences Perception
  • Sapir-Whorf hypothesis - a culture’s language shapes how people think and feel
  • Polarized language - words based on opposites or extremes
language and meaning
Language and Meaning
  • Symbolic interactionism – the meaning of words results from social interaction
  • Coordinated management of meaning – explains how people come to agree on the rules of meaning in an interaction.
levels of meaning
Levels of Meaning
  • Denotation – the direct, explicit meaning a speech community formally gives a word.
  • Connotation – the feelings or evaluations we personally associate with a word.
language and culture
Language and culture
  • High-context culture – direct, specific, and detailed messages.
  • Low-context culture – indirect, general, and ambiguous messages.
characteristics of language
Characteristics of Language
  • Arbitrary
  • Ambiguous
  • Varies in abstraction
  • Allows for self-reflection
  • Changes over time
  • Reveals attitudes
  • Emphasizes hierarchy and control
improving language skills
Improving Language Skills
  • Choose specific language
  • Adapt language to listener
  • Use slang appropriately
  • Date Information
  • Index Generalizations
  • Use Communication Accommodation
  • Demonstrate Linguistic Sensitivity
abstract to concrete
Abstract to Concrete

Art

Painting

Oil Painting

Impressionist Oil Painting

Renoir’s La Promenade

abstract

concrete

rephrase each statement so that it is less abstract and more concrete
Rephrase each statement so that it is less abstract and more concrete
  • Edward always finds something critical to say.
  • Most people have lost any sense of personal responsibility.
  • Let’s keep our trip from getting too expensive.
  • Politicians are dishonest.
date information
Date Information

Specify a time that indicates when a given fact was true or known to be true.

Palm Springs is really popular with the college crowd.

When we were in Palm Springs twoyears ago, it was really popular with the college crowd.

-Verderber/Verderber

indexing generalizations
Indexing Generalizations

Mentally or verbally accounting for individual differences

Because men are stronger than

women, Max is stronger than Barbara.

In general, men are stronger than women, so Max is probably stronger than Barbara.

-Verderber/Verderber

speaking appropriately
Speaking Appropriately
  • Monitor your language to avoid
    • Language that offends or alienates
    • Jargon
    • Profanity
    • Generic “he” and “man” when referring to both men and women
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Generic Man

Alternative

Police officer

Policeman

Man-made

Synthetic

All of mankind

All the people in the world

-Wood

how would you change the following terms to avoid sexism
Fireman

Waitress

Repairman

Stewardess

Mailman

Chairman

Cleaning lady

Congressman

Anchorman

Freshman

How would you change the following terms to avoid sexism?
language in unique message contexts
Language in Unique Message Contexts
  • Language of humor
  • Language of cyberspace