Communication 130
High and Low Context Language <ul><li>A  high context  language transmits little in the explicit message; instead non-verb...
<ul><li>In a  low context  language, the message is very explicit. The sender states what is expected or wanted, and may s...
High and Low Context Language <ul><li>Examples of  High Context  Languages: </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese, French, Chinese, A...
High and Low Context Language <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =8tIUilYX56E </li></ul>
The Language of Numbers <ul><li>34.5 U.S.=34,5 in Europe. A decimal place is used for separating thousands in Europe. So, ...
Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Colloquialisms - informal words or phrases often associated with certain regions ...
Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Acronyms- words formed from the initial letters or groups of letters in a phrase....
Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Euphemisms- inoffensive expressions used in place of offensive words or words wit...
Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Jargon-  technical terminology used by specialized groups, such as engineers, doc...
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  1. 1. Communication 130
  2. 2. High and Low Context Language <ul><li>A high context language transmits little in the explicit message; instead non-verbal and cultural aspects of what is not said is very important. People must ‘read between the lines’ to understand the intended meaning of the message. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In a low context language, the message is very explicit. The sender states what is expected or wanted, and may state this multiple ways. They are direct and verbal. </li></ul>High and Low Context Language
  4. 4. High and Low Context Language <ul><li>Examples of High Context Languages: </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese, French, Chinese, Arabic </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Low Context Languages: </li></ul><ul><li>English, German, Swedish, Danish </li></ul>
  5. 5. High and Low Context Language <ul><li>http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v =8tIUilYX56E </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Language of Numbers <ul><li>34.5 U.S.=34,5 in Europe. A decimal place is used for separating thousands in Europe. So, 8,453 U.S. = 8.453 European. </li></ul><ul><li>A billion= 1,000,000,000 in the U.S., Russia, France, Italy, Turkey, Brazil and Greece. </li></ul><ul><li>A billion= 1,000,000,000,000 in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, and some South American countries. (A trillion in the U.S.) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Colloquialisms - informal words or phrases often associated with certain regions of the country. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Acronyms- words formed from the initial letters or groups of letters in a phrase. Pronounced as one word. </li></ul>RAM BART CEO
  9. 9. Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Euphemisms- inoffensive expressions used in place of offensive words or words with negative connotations. </li></ul><ul><li>-Pass Away (to die) </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Citizens (instead of ‘old people’) </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Service Department (‘Returns or Complaint Department’) </li></ul><ul><li>Time of the Month (Menstruation) </li></ul><ul><li>Collateral Damage </li></ul><ul><li>Shooting blanks (impotent) </li></ul><ul><li>A “Drink” (Alcoholic Beverage) </li></ul><ul><li>On ‘Hiatus’ (TV Program no longer in production) </li></ul><ul><li>Lay Off </li></ul>
  10. 10. Informal and Alternate Languages <ul><li>Jargon- technical terminology used by specialized groups, such as engineers, doctors, or teenagers. </li></ul>Cant - Vocabulary used by nonprofessional, noncriminal groups. Argot- Vocabulary of undesirable co-cultures; drug dealers, gangs, prostitutes, or murderers “ Ollie, kickflip, heelflip, and grinds are all examples of argot Nickel bag, Blaze, Dank, Sherm, Vitamin “E”

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