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Agenda Go over papers Continue body language discussion Move on to theories on meaning and language End Goal: Further gain understanding of knowledge.
General Paper Comments If you must write questions, try to keep them to the intro as a hook READ THE RUBRIC Thesis is generally the last sentence of the intro. EVERYTHING typed Perspective Pre-Writing: I use it! Format (intro, conclusion, body) Grammar- does it affect meaning?
Body Language Homework. Describe body language that showcases: 1- Power 2- Unhappiness 3- Anger 4- Confusion 5- Contentment
Quote 1 “We’re losing social skills the human interaction skills, how to read a person’s mood, to read their body language, how to be patient until the moment is right to make or press a point. Too much exclusive use of electronic information dehumanizes what is a very, very, important part of community life and living together.” – Vincent Nichols Agree? Disagree? Are you guilty?
Question 1 Right or wrong, we are judged on our language. Content, structure, grammar, body language…people make judgments on all of it. What do you think people say about you? What do you want people to say about you?
Theories of Meaning What distinguishes meaningful words from meaningless ones? 1- The Definition Theory 2- Denotation Theory 3- Image Theory
Definition Theory Coming up with a good definition can often be tricky… Define: 1- Triangle2- Table3- Love
Definition Theory How would you try to explain to a blind person what the word “red” means?
Definition Theory Some words are easy to define in a clear and unambiguous way Mathematical Terms Some words are more “fuzzy” Language borders are hard to eliminate
Denotation Theory Meaningful words: stand for something Meaningless words: do not stand for something Flaw: Abstract words?
Create Images for the following words 1: Stop 2: Love 3: Ms Christensen 4: School 5: Dinner 6: Love
Image Theory Meaning of words = the mental image it stands for
Images What are the implications of your drawings?
Image Theory Flaw: How do you know if we conjure up the same images? Implication of previous slide: we conjure up different images so the image theory CANNOT be correct
You decide? What is the difference between a meaningful word and a meaningless one? How do you know the meaning of a word? What makes a word meaningful?
Quote 1 “I’m bilingual, speaking English and body language. I prefer the latter, because I can speak it silently and without listening and while my back is turned.” – Jarod Kintz 1- What is his body language saying?
Quote 1 “I’m bilingual, speaking English and body language. I prefer the latter, because I can speak it silently and without listening and while my back is turned.” – Jarod Kintz Which is more hurtful? Body language or spoken language? Give examples. Which is more powerful? Give examples.
Quote 2 “I personally believe we developed language because of our deep inner need to complain.” – Jane Wagner Think about the words you have said in the past 24 hours. Have they been positive? Negative? Complaints? Praises? How could you be judged on those words?
Quote 3 “Eyes speak the best of the body language.” – Pushpa Rana What does this quote mean? Agree? Disagree? Examples?
Quote 4 “I listen better with earplugs in, so I can see what your body saying.” – Jarod Kintz Pay attention to body language for the rest of the school day. Tonight, write down some reflections of what people said to you ONLY BASED on their body language.