A collection of symbols, letters, or words with arbitrary meanings that are governed by rules and used to communicate.
The process of assigning meaning to others's words in order to translate them into thoughts of your own.
The study of the way humans use language to evoke meaning in others.
The way in which words are arranged to form phrases and sentences.
the process of translating your thoughts into words
the study of language as it use in a social context, including its effect on the communicators.
communication that is used to establish a mood of sociability rather than to comunicate information or ideas.
The socially transmitted behavior patterns, beliefs, attitudes, and values of a particular period class, community, or population.
A theory that our perception of reality is determined by our thought processes and our thought processes are limited by our language and , therefore, that language shapes our reality.
the agreed-upon meaning or dictionary meaning of a word
an individualized or personalized meaning of a word, wich may be emotionally laden
words and phrases used informally
an expression that has lost originality and force through overuse
A more polite pleasant expression used instead of a socially unacceptable form.
any language that is purposefully constructed to disguise its actual meaning
a specialized language of a group of people who share a common interest or belong to a similar co-culture
language that is disrespectful of things sacred
The technical language developed by a professional group
words and phrases specific to a particular region or part of the country
language that excludes individuals on the basis of gender
language that insults a group because of its skin color or ethnicity
language that implies that everyone is heterosexual
the practice of describing observed behavior or phenomena instead of offering personal reactions or judgements
restating another person's message by rephrasing the content or intent of the message
a definition that identifies something by revealing how it works, how it is made, or what it consist of.
words and statements that are specific rather than abstract of vague
specifying when you made an observation, since everything changes overtime
an assessment of a concept that does not change over time
identifying the uniqueness of objects, events, and people.
the ability of individuals and systems to respond respectfully and effectively to people of all cultures, classes, races, ethnic backgrounds, and religions, affirms, and values...