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The system of verbal or gestural symbols a community uses to communicate. Language
The way we know something is through the words we use to describe it.
In the public dialogue, language allows us to share our thoughts, question the ideas of others, and invite or audiences to consider our positions. Use of Language
Language is Ambiguous
When speakers forget that words do not have the same meaning for everyone, they unintentionally create ambiguity for their audiences. One way to clear up some of this ambiguity is to use concrete language. Language is ambiguous
Idioms An idiom is a fixed, distinctive expression whose meaning is not indicated by its individual words. http://www.youtube.com/user/bbclearningenglish#g/c/5945726A989B480B Appropriate labels “Politically correct speech” Negro/ Crippled/ Fag Language and Culture
Gender Inclusive Language Language and Gender
Knowing the correct definition and usage of words is important because accurate language affects not only your meaning but also your credibility. Three simple steps will help you improve the accuracy of your language Check definitions Work with someone who has strong language skills Study the language Language and Accuracy
Spoken language is more interactive Spoken language is more casual Spoken language is more repetitive Language and Public Speaking
Language That Creates Memorable Imagery Simile (Like/ As) - He eats like a pig. Metaphor - There is fire in my mouth Personification - Those words just sat there staring at me. They wouldn’t leave and they wouldn’t explain themselves. “You’re fired,” they said. And they refused to tell me anything else. Language, Imagery, and Rhythm
Language That Creates a Pleasing Rhythm Parallelism Repetition Alliteration Antithesis Language, Imagery, and Rhythm