Chapter 5,6 - Interpersonal Communication

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  1. The notion that the world view of a cultureis shaped and reflected by the language its members speak.
    Linguistic Relativism
  2. Native language may represent a different reality then other tongues.

    Ex. Lagniappe - has no meaning in any other language but french creole.
    Sapir- Whorf Hypothesis
  3. The process of adapting ones speech style to match that of others with whom the communicator wants to identify.
  4. A stategy used when communicators want to set themselves apart from others.
  5. includes words, phrases, expressions that unnecessarily differentiate between females and males or exclude, trivialize, or diminish either sex.
    Sexist Language
  6. Reflects a world view that classifies one race as superior and others as inferior.
    Racist language
  7. Language that shows the speaker is taking responsibility.

    Reflect a more accurate way to express a complaint.

    Identifies the speaker as the source of the message.
    I language
  8. Language that expresses a judgement of the other person.

    Can arouse defensiveness.
    You Language
  9. Implies that the issue or concern is the responsibility of both the speaker and receiver of a message.
    We Language
  10. Disruptive language in which we present opinions as facts.

    ex....You can get a fair shake in this country unless you're white.
    Fact Opinion Confusion
  11. Disruptive language in which conclusions are arrived at from an interpretation of evidence.

    Why are you mad at me?
    I'm not mad, why you insecure?
    I'm not insecure, you've been so critical...
    Fact-Inference confusion
  12. Language that seems to describe something but really announces the speakers attitude towards it.

    if you approve, say thrifty
    if you disapprove, say cheap
    Evaluative/Emotive language
  13. Messages expressed by nonlinguistic means.
    Nonverbal Communication
  14. Functions of nonverbal communication
    • Create/maintain relationships
    • Regulating interaction
    • Influencing others
    • Concealing/deceiving
    • Managing Identity
  15. Types of nonverbals
    • Body/eye movement - kinesics/oculesics
    • Touch - haptics
    • Voice - paralanguage (rate, pitch, tone,etc..)
    • Distance - proxemics (personal/intimate/social)
    • Territoriality - stationary territory
    • Time - Chronemics
    • Physical attractiveness
    • Clothing
    • physical environment
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Chapter 5,6 - Interpersonal Communication
2013-04-27 06:13:07
Language Non verbals

Speech Communication
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