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Language andmeaningLecture 4.1University of AlbertaALES 204Nancy Bray                        1
HousekeepingAssignment marking process                             2
ALES 204 Checklist☑Assignment #1 - Done!☑Readings: Chapters 1, 2, 6, 3, and part of 11 - Done!☑For this week: Chapters 4 a...
Course Map                             Analyze a communicative situation                                      Plan an appr...
Culture      Hierarchy      PerceptionYou                             Another person                   Language           ...
Lecture Outline1. What is language?2. How does language influence communication?3. Video and discussion                   ...
1. What is language?                       7
What islanguage?            8
Triangle of meaning             Thought     Word              Thing                               9
Example: Process of Writing                  Thought“angry wet cat”        Word                Thing                      ...
Example: Process of Reading                  Thought“angry wet cat”        Word                Thing                      ...
2. How does language affectcommunication?                              12
Word barriers                13
Bypassing            14
Types ofmeaning           15
Influences onmeaning                16
Time       17
PlaceAd from England                  18
Experience             19
Sapir-Whorfhypothesis              20
3. Video and discussion                          21
Mark PagelHow language transformed humanityhttp://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html     ...
Debate1. Support or disagree with Pagel’s idea that there should only be one   language.                                  ...
Why this image?Can you figure out what this image has todo with communication?                                            24
The Bible “God went down and confounded their speech, so that they could not understand each another, and scattered them o...
Greek mythology “Formerly Zeus himself had ruled over men, but Hermes created a confusion of human speech, which spoiled Z...
Two important themes1. Communication = fundamental to human existence.2. Paradox: we believe perfect communication is poss...
Photo Creditslanguage by nofrillsbarrier by Sudhamshubypass by Scott McLeodrose by THE Holy Hand Grenade!dictionary by Tex...
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  1. 1. Language andmeaningLecture 4.1University of AlbertaALES 204Nancy Bray 1
  2. 2. HousekeepingAssignment marking process 2
  3. 3. ALES 204 Checklist☑Assignment #1 - Done!☑Readings: Chapters 1, 2, 6, 3, and part of 11 - Done!☑For this week: Chapters 4 and 5☑Start thinking about Assignment #2☑Look at topic options on eClass 3
  4. 4. Course Map Analyze a communicative situation Plan an approach Identify strengths and weakness of your approach Context Rhetorical Purpose Channel Interpersonal Informative Oral Small Groups Persuasive Written Public Mass Communication Visual Online Define communication and understand a model of communication Describe the role that culture, hierarchy, perception, language, non-verbal behaviour, and generation play in communication 4
  5. 5. Culture Hierarchy PerceptionYou Another person Language Non-verbal Generation 5
  6. 6. Lecture Outline1. What is language?2. How does language influence communication?3. Video and discussion 6
  7. 7. 1. What is language? 7
  8. 8. What islanguage? 8
  9. 9. Triangle of meaning Thought Word Thing 9
  10. 10. Example: Process of Writing Thought“angry wet cat” Word Thing 10
  11. 11. Example: Process of Reading Thought“angry wet cat” Word Thing 11
  12. 12. 2. How does language affectcommunication? 12
  13. 13. Word barriers 13
  14. 14. Bypassing 14
  15. 15. Types ofmeaning 15
  16. 16. Influences onmeaning 16
  17. 17. Time 17
  18. 18. PlaceAd from England 18
  19. 19. Experience 19
  20. 20. Sapir-Whorfhypothesis 20
  21. 21. 3. Video and discussion 21
  22. 22. Mark PagelHow language transformed humanityhttp://www.ted.com/talks/mark_pagel_how_language_transformed_humanity.html 22
  23. 23. Debate1. Support or disagree with Pagel’s idea that there should only be one language. 23
  24. 24. Why this image?Can you figure out what this image has todo with communication? 24
  25. 25. The Bible “God went down and confounded their speech, so that they could not understand each another, and scattered them over the face of the earth...“ (Genesis 11:7–8) 25
  26. 26. Greek mythology “Formerly Zeus himself had ruled over men, but Hermes created a confusion of human speech, which spoiled Zeus pleasure in this Rule" (Kerenyi, 1980) 26
  27. 27. Two important themes1. Communication = fundamental to human existence.2. Paradox: we believe perfect communication is possible, but we cannot attain it. 27
  28. 28. Photo Creditslanguage by nofrillsbarrier by Sudhamshubypass by Scott McLeodrose by THE Holy Hand Grenade!dictionary by TexasTsclock by ToniVCElectrolux adcustoms officer by CBP Photographycolours by Wifihighfive 28

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