HS102 Chapter 6 Vocabulary Words

  1. Semantic Rules
    Reflect the ways in which users of a language assign meaning to a particular linguistic symbol, usually a word.
  2. Equivocation
    Statements can be interpreted in more than one way.
  3. Relative Words
    Gain their meaning by comparison.
  4. Static Evaluation
    Statements that contain or imply the word is lead to the mistaken assumption that people are consistent and unchanging—an incorrect belief
  5. Abstract Language
    Is vague in nature.
  6. Behavioral Language
    Refers to specific things that people say or do.
  7. Syntactic rules
    Govern the grammar of a language.
  8. Pragmatic Rules
    Govern the way speech operates in everyday interaction.
  9. Convergence
    The process of adapting one's speech style to match that of others
  10. Divergence
    Communicators who want to set themselves apart from others
  11. Politeness
    Communicating in ways that save face for both senders and receivers.
  12. Inference Confusion
    Conclusions arrived at from an interpretation of evidence.
  13. Disclaimer
    Type of powerless speech that attempts to distance a speaker from remarks that might be unwelcome.
  14. Emotive Language
    Seems to describe something but actually announces the speaker's attitude toward it.
  15. "it" statements
    Replace the personal pronoun. Communicators who use "it" statements avoid responsibility for ownership of a message, attributing it instead to some unidentified source.
  16. "I" language
    Clearly identifies the speaker as the source of a message.
  17. "You" Language
    Expresses a judgement of the other person.
  18. "We" Language
    Implies that the issue is the concern and responsibility of both the speaker and receiver of the message.
  19. Linguistic Relativity
    The worldview of culture is shaped by the language its members speak.
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HS102 Chapter 6 Vocabulary Words
Chapter 6 Vocabulary Words