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Chapter 6: Language and Social Interaction
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It is the use of language in interaction. It refers to communication between two people or two groups .
It is the time when the speaker gets a chance to speak.
This refers to the process of conversation when one speaker hands over the right to speak to another person. Sometimes, the speaker may take the right on his or her own.
It is a unit of speech. It can be a statement or a phrase or even a sound.
Ethnography of Speaking
It is the study of the rules of a) conversation and b) cross-cultural communication.
It is the act of saying whatever is in one's mind. It is rarely used in conversation.
It is the act of saying whatever is in one's mind, in a soft or convincing way. It is a strategy (technique) that is often used in conversation.
Advantage of Indirectness
It avoids friction (argument or fight) and antagonism (a feeling of hatred).
Indirectness and Gender
Women are usually indirect, while men are more direct.
It is the communication between people from different cultures. But, the American sociolinguist Deborah Tannen says that even communication between men and women can be considered cross-cultural communication.
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