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A model that ranks communication from specific, which ensures clarity, to general and vague
Inoffensive words or phrases that substitute for terms that might be perceived as upsetting.
Technical language that is specific to members of a particular profession, interest group, or hobby
The study of the relationships among symbols, objects, people and concepts; the meaning that words have for people
Sets of complex language behaviors or options that we draw on to meet the demands of specific situations
Formal, polite, language, used in business contexts, in the classroom, or even at formal social gatherings
The belief that speakers of different languages have different views of the world
Cultures that rely more on contextual cues - such as time, place, relationship, and situation - both to interpret meaning and to send subtle messages
Cultures in which individuals use very direct language and rely less on contextual cues for communication information
A type of accommodation in which communicators change their regular language and slang to fit into a particular group
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