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  1. 1. • Language is a excellent communication tool. • Language is the source of many communication problems.
  2. 2. • There are about 500,000 words inthe English language. for the 500 common words there areabout 14,000 different meanings. words choices allows us to indirectlyexpress our “real” feelings about the people, events and things in our environment. The words we select to describe peopleboth internal and external, shapes theWay we feel about this individuals.
  3. 3.  Ambiguous language can cause confusion. Ambiguous language can lead toover-generalizing and stereotyping. When categorizing large groups of people,events and things under one single label.
  4. 4.  Communication using words cannot be 100% efficient. Whenever a word, phrase or even a sentence has moreThan one meaning, it becomes ambiguous. Euphemisms: to soften the impact of a word to makeIt more acceptable. Doublespeak: language that conceals or prevents thought - language that is clear and accurate but implies something which is false. bypassing: when people intentionally use the same word to mean different things, or to represent the samething.
  5. 5. • To avoid ambiguity in language is to definethe terms you are using. Definition can indicate the sense inwhich you use familiar terms. - Denotative: refers to the way a wordIs generally used or the meaning whichpeople use to attach to a word. - Connotative: refers to the way aPerson emotionally responds to the term/word. - connotative are necessary and important part of human communication. - without them, it would be unable to describe ourselves fully and be understood by others.
  6. 6.  Dictionary definition: - know as formal definition - most common form for clarifying what a word means. Operational Definition: - most useful to define a word by its function or operation. Definition by Example: - the attempt to define a word or phrase by citing specific instances of that word/phrase. Definition by Negation: - tells us what a phrase or word is not. Definition by Etymology: - is when you define a word or phrase by citing its historical roots or point of origination.
  7. 7.  The language that demonstrates irreverence, disrespecttoward groups of people or religious beliefs.The language that is vulgar and offensive. Negative Evaluative words: - words that can only be understood through acomparison with their opposite. Strong Emotive Words: used to describesomething, but present the person’s attitude towardwhat is being described. Abusive Language: such as name calling,insults and remarks which are normallyof a racial or sexual nature.
  8. 8.  Language is related to audience attention and comprehension: - language should be used to select and direct attentiontoward desired elements. - proper word choice is the key to comprehension. language is related to audience acceptance and rejection of an argument. - the right word is dependent upon the potentialities in language choice.Language affects arguer credibility: - the better the word choice, the more appropriate the wordselection is to time, place, occasion, topic and audience. language determines how people interpret their environment: - language powerfully conditions all our thinking about social problems sand processes.

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