LANGUAGEA word is a symbol or a sign forsomething which forms a language.Words have multiple meanings.Denotative meaning is a basic andacceptable definition.Connotative meaning is theemotional or response that peoplehave to it.
LANGUAGECognitive language is the language we use todescribe people, things, or situations in ourmind.This is related to our thoughts, attitudes, co-cultures, the society in which we live.This can influence language and how we formour message.
GRAMMARThe system of rules of a language that serves as a way tocreate words, phrases and sentences.Language is bound by relational, situational, and culturalcontext.To communicate well, you must understand the context asmuch as the grammar.
PROBLEMS Semantics is the meaning of words. Pragmatics is the appropriate use of words. Use of labels can erase individual differences.
PROBLEMS Biased language is infused with subtle meanings that might affect our perceptions. PC-Politically Correct! facts, opinions, inferences “Just so you know, we’re on the good side with y’all. We do not want this war, this violence, and we’re ashamed that the President of the United States is from Texas.”