CHAPTER 2 Foundation of Verbal Knowledge
In three pieces of paper write… <ul><li>The name of the grossest insect, bug, or animal you can thing of </li></ul><ul><li...
The language dilemma <ul><li>Does language create meaning? </li></ul><ul><li>Does meaning create language? </li></ul>
How did we get here? <ul><li>We derive meaning through our backgrounds, experiences, perceptions.  </li></ul><ul><li>Thus,...
What affects our  understanding of meaning? <ul><li>Different frames of reference lead to difference denotative and connot...
How do we learn language?
Language Explosion Theory <ul><li>Parents     </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood     </li></ul><ul><li>School   </li></ul><ul>...
Significant-Other Theory <ul><li>Individuals have no identity except in relation to others </li></ul>
Functions of language <ul><li>Emotive language:  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employs emotional, connotative words to express att...
Language Distortion <ul><li>Ambiguity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vagueness </li></ul><ul>...
The language dilemma <ul><li>Language is always evolving </li></ul>
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Chapter 2: Verbal Communication

  1. 1. CHAPTER 2 Foundation of Verbal Knowledge
  2. 2. In three pieces of paper write… <ul><li>The name of the grossest insect, bug, or animal you can thing of </li></ul><ul><li>The name of your least favorite food </li></ul><ul><li>The word you use to call your mom </li></ul>
  3. 3. The language dilemma <ul><li>Does language create meaning? </li></ul><ul><li>Does meaning create language? </li></ul>
  4. 4. How did we get here? <ul><li>We derive meaning through our backgrounds, experiences, perceptions. </li></ul><ul><li>Thus, people interpret information differently </li></ul>
  5. 5. What affects our understanding of meaning? <ul><li>Different frames of reference lead to difference denotative and connotative meanings </li></ul>
  6. 6. How do we learn language?
  7. 7. Language Explosion Theory <ul><li>Parents  </li></ul><ul><li>Childhood  </li></ul><ul><li>School  </li></ul><ul><li>Peers  </li></ul><ul><li>Friends  </li></ul><ul><li>BOOM! </li></ul>
  8. 8. Significant-Other Theory <ul><li>Individuals have no identity except in relation to others </li></ul>
  9. 9. Functions of language <ul><li>Emotive language: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Employs emotional, connotative words to express attitudes and emotions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phatic language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to perform social tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cognitive language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to convey information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rhetorical language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used to influence thoughts and actions / Persuade </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identifying language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Centers on naming persons or things to clarify of what is being spoken </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Language Distortion <ul><li>Ambiguity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Double meaning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vagueness </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unclear </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Doublespeak </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inferences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assumptions </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. The language dilemma <ul><li>Language is always evolving </li></ul>
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