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Chapter 2: Verbal Language

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Presentation created by Andi Narvaez for COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practice …

Presentation created by Andi Narvaez for COMM 107 - Oral Communication: Principles and Practice

University of Maryland

Source: Communication: A Social and Career Focus by Berko, Wolvin & Wolvin

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

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