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Critical Thinking-LauraSalvador

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  • 1. Speech Communications Fall 2009 Laura Salvador
  • 2. What’s Language?
    • Language is a form of communication, that is done via sounds, gestures, and or by written symbols.
    • With words we communicate, but not always transmit what we want to say in reality.
  • 3.
    • If we don’t use the correct words needed at the correct time and, or place; there will be problems in the communication.
    • Words represent the language, but no one word has one meaning; depending on its usage.
  • 4. Is critical thinking important to language?
    • Yes, because it’s important to know what words will be needed in order to communicate with the audience.
  • 5. Euphemist
    • The substitution of a hash word with words that ease the real truth or vise versa.
    • He died…He past away
  • 6. Double Speaking
    • When someone makes something look good when in reality is not.
    • When you help the true seem better that it really is.
  • 7. What’s AMBIGOUS language?
    • Having many possible meanings
    • For instance; what may make sense to one, may
    • not make sense to someone else.
    • All senior citizens are a hazard behind the wheel.
  • 8. When speaking make sure that your audience are receiving the correct information. In an argument the language sometimes may be misinterpreted, this is because of ambiguous language.
  • 9. How to avoid ambiguity
    • Explain your thought, so there won’t be any misunderstanding.
    • Example; what’s small to one may not be small to others.
  • 10.
    • When speaking make sure that your audience are receiving the correct information. In an argument the language sometimes may be misinterpreted, this is because of ambiguous language.
  • 11. Critical thinkers should be aware of bad use of language which could lead no where.