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Language and Meaning

Synopsis of language and meaning with a focus on the arbitrary nature of symbols and how these symbols affect us physiologically. Created by Amber Dzierzynski for SPH 1001 at Illinois Valley Community College
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Transcript of Language and Meaning

LANGUAGE
TODAY:
*Self concept
*Symbolism
*Language & reality
*Language in the brain
*Physiology of language
Language is
SYMBOLIC
Language is
ARBITRARY
Language CREATES
social reality
Triangle of Meaning
Referent
Thought
Word
(symbol)
Husband
Esposo
Malzonek
Mari
MANN
Language in the brain
Working
Memory
Syntax
Processing
Lexical
Processing
Language as action:
"Declarative
Language"
fi yuo cna raed tihs, yuo hvae a sgtrane mnid too. Cna yuo raed tihs? OLNY 55% of pliope can...

I cdnuolt bleveiee taht I cloud aulacity uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervy lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Azanmig huh? yaeh, and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt!
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
Negative
or
Positive
Intrapersonal Communication
*Cognitive processing
*Cognitive dissonance
"H-O-U-S-E"
"House"
"Casa"
"Haus"
"Maison"
"Aom"
"Igloo"
"Beit"
Social reality
CREATES language
Lexical
Processing
Change folder to include new info
Change new info to fit in current folder
Split folder
Split idea
Delete idea

(Re-) Link folders
Physiologically...
2-Factor Theory of Emotion

Self-esteem & communication
Arousal + symbol to identify
Processing occurs equally in intra & inter comm.
& REALITY
"Marriage"
"Married
Friends"
"Divorced
Friends"
"Gay
Marriage"
"Neal &
Miquel's wedding"
"Future Wedding
Ideas"
"JERSEY BOYS: the musical "
***Self-Cognition REQUIRED***
ENVY
http://www.ted.com/talks/marco_tempest_a_magical_tale_with_augmented_reality.html
DECEPTION
Tells

Dissonance

Long-term...
Body language, detail, negativity, eye-contact (U.Left access), stress, pregnant pause, repetition, "honestly," devil's advocacy, motive.
(-sociopathology)
Effects long & short term synaptic function- "extra step"
Tumors, heart-attack, HBP, hair loss, nerve function, EIQ loss, emotional response
Physiologically...
* Artistic response
* Sexual response
* Confidence response
* Cooperative response
* Parenting response
"I am not what I think I am.

I am not what YOU think I am.

I am what I think you THINK I am."
I am not what I think I am.

I am not what YOU think I am.

I am what I think YOU THINK I AM.
"I don't think I'm cool" :(
"Wait....other people think I'm cool? No..."
"I AM cool because others think I am." :)
"Self-Concept"
The things about your lebenswelt that you
are AWARE of.
Self-Concept...
SUBJECTIVE
Fluid
Your WORST critic
Distortions of Self Concept
Obsolete info
Inflated ego
Dysmorphia
Narcissism
Megalomania
"Perfection"
"Self-Verification"
The human tendency to
seek out others who confirm
our self-concept
(positive or negative).
*What you DON'T know scares you...*
VOLUNTEER?
"Eskimo brothers"
Aleutian woman
& reindeer
"Schadenfreude"
Temporary
Processing
Known/Known
Known/Unknown
Unknown/Known
Unknown/
Unknown
Self-Awareness requires:

Object permanence
Self Cognition
Higher order cognition
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