Characteristics of Language
-tied to perception
-tied to speech communitites
the rules for the use of language in social context and in conversation or the study of these rules
-Impression management: our own identities
-Altercasting: the identities we give to others
Sapir Whorf Hypothesis
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world." Language constructs our realities.
Lang, is Biased
"Even if any given terminology is a reflection of reality, by its very nature as terminology it must be a selection of reality; and to this extent it must function also as a deflection of reality.
Non verbal communication
symbols other than words that communicate can take @ the same time we are using language
gesture that has meaning in itself and with verbal communication; shrugging shoulders thumbs up
use of touch to communicate, playful shove, controlling touch, ritual hand shake, task->masseuse.
use of space to communicate; we mark out territory with barriers we look away or hold up newspaper look down
Personal Space Edward Hall
Intimate- skin to skin
personal space- partners or bff 4ft
social space- business situation/acquaintance 12ft
ublic- mass comn 13ft
understand the difference between listening and hearing, implement appropriate and mindful response
Silence, Questioning, paraphrasing, Empathizing, supporting(I'm there if you need me), analyzing(dissect), advising(offer advice), evaluating(offering your opinion/critique).
when we are only interested in expressing what we have to say and we really don't care about what anyone else has to say.
a listening style in which the receiver responds to messages that only interest him or her
interpret what people say in negative manner; "I like your haircut!" "What's wrong with it?"
a style in which the receiver listens carefully in order to gather information to use in an attack on the speaker.