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COMM100 Week 2 Notes

by: Melina Canzano

COMM100 Week 2 Notes COM 100

Melina Canzano
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Human Communication
w. donohue

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Week 2 notes from lecture on 9/14/15
Human Communication
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Date Created: 09/20/15
COMM100 WEEK 2 NOTES 91415 L Language A Language The raw material we use to create talk cards to share ideas and ultimately build civilization B Definition A system of symbols used to map reality that combine to form a message gt Example Use of the word crusade to describe our response to terrorism gtLanguage card game The ethnic proof game How do you prove you belong to an ethnic group of some kind What s on an ethnic card II Language Features A Characteristics of symbols for the hip hop ethnic card 1 Semantics or a system of meaning Dog dawg dogg friend buddy 2 Syntax or how symbols interact Punctuating and ordering sentence strings gtEx Why you gotta do me like that Why are you treating me this way 3 Pragmatics the job we want to do To dissdisrespect 4 Lexicondictionary of words you might use in a certain situation culturally determined gtEx Dime piece vs attractive woman 5 Phonology the sound system of how the mouth produces sound Accentslanguages 6 Morphology or the rules of how words go together eg dawg is to dawgs as baller is to ballin B Pragmatics The job the talk cards are meant to accomplish 1 Task Purposegoal of the message 2 Relational style a Personal distance Liking b Social distance Formalityinformality c Role distance power C Linguistic Strategy a Linguistic form Question assertion topic shift b Linguistic rules Permissible topics gtEx Pick up lines Manguage Functions A Decoding or interpreting cards 1 Develop categories from experience a What cards topics and styles are typical b What games are typical 2 Apply categories to new situation a What card is being played now b What card am I being asked to play c What is the topic the style the game d Example Interview 3 Evaluate the information 4 Store the information to use for other situations B Encoding or selecting a talk card to send your message and accomplish your goal C Topic choices Personal or sensitive D Style choices 1 Friendliness Physical display of facedemeanorappearance 2 Formality Pace grammar word choice 3 Power Posture volume E Playing card games 1 Decode the talk game and label it 2 Decode the card the other is asking you to play 3 For most games match the other s topics and styles to show respect for hisher rules 4 Mix cards and styles informal codes help people feel more at ease


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