Comg 151 Study Guide Essays

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COMG 151 Personal and Public Speech Spring 2013 Study Guide – Midterm Exam DATE: Wednesday, February 27 at 12:30pm in Bilger 152 *This review sheet is for the midterm. The ideas listed below represent issues and content with which you should be familiar. They do NOT necessarily represent an exhaustive list of all material subject to examination but should give you direction in your preparation for the exam.* YOU WILL NEED TO BRING A NUMBER 2 PENCIL. Chapter 1 – Communication Perspectives 1. Why is communication important? ● Communication is inescapable and we spend 80% -­ 90% of our waking hours communicating 2. What are the communication models …show more content…
What is the Sapir-­Whorf Hypothesis? What are its implications? ● language influences perception ● Language shapes the way we see reality 2. What are the purposes of language? 1. to designate, label, define, and limit 2. to evaluate 3. to discuss things outside our immediate experience 4. to talk about language Why is the relationship between language and meaning complicated? ● Words have two levels of meaning


○ Denotative -­ Using Dictionary definition ○ Connotative -­ Using personal experience to assign meaning to words ● language changes over time 4. How do cultural differences and societal expectations affect our use of language? ● High-­context cultures vs Low-­context cultures ○ General and

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