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nonverbal
all forms of communication other than words themselves
verbal
words and only words
arbitrary
random or nonnecessary...symbols are this because there is no necessary reason for any particular symbol to stand for a particular referent
ambiguous
subject to multiple meanings...symbols are this because their meanings vary from person to person/context to context etc...
abstract
removed from concrete reality...symbols are this because they are inferences and generalizations abstracted from reality
opposite=concrete
brute facts
objective, concrete phenomena
institutional facts
meanings people assign to brute facts that are based on human interpretation
communication rules
shared understandings of what communication means and what behaviors are appropriate in various situations
regulative rules
communication rules that regulate interaction by specifying when, how, where, and with whom to talk about certain things
constitutive rules
communication rules that define what communication means by specifying how certain communication acts are to be counted
punctuation
defining the beginning and ending of interaction or interaction episodes
totalizing
responding to a person as if one aspect of that person is the total of who the person is
loaded language
an extreme form of evaluative language that releies on words that strongly slant perceptions and thus meanings
hypothetical thought
thinking about experiences and ideas that do not exist in the everyday reality
I
creative, spontaneous, impulsive aspect of self
Me
reflective, analytical, socially conscious aspect of self
static evaluation
assessments that suggest that something is unchanging or static
indexing
technique of noting that statements reflect a specific time and circumstance and may not apply to other times or circumstances