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Homework Help: Interpersonal Communcation (Check)

Posted by Bryan on Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 10:06pm.

1.The relationship between language and meaning is often unclear and difficult because: My answer is C

the sentences we create are very rarely unique
even speech communities do not have common grammatical rules
language is innate
words have both denotative and connotative meaning


2.If instead of saying "The car was wrecked" you say, "The left fender was busted by a hit-and-run driver," you are using: My answer is A
emphasis
appropriateness
specificity
concreteness


3. Using the words "patches of different colors" instead of "variegated" when talking with a 5-year-old is a matter of word: My answer is either A or D

specificity
precision
concreteness
appropriateness


4. Saying "Jordan is a really good female chef" is an example of: My answer is C

generic construction
unnecessary association
stereotyping
marking


5. If the new diet worked for Dave and Sarah, it will probably work for us as well. This is most likely an example of:My answer is C

indexing
generalization
assumption
analogy

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