Language And Communication

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Communication is the process whereby people transmit information about their ideas and feelings to one another. We communicate through spoken and written words, through tone of voice and physical closeness, through gestures and postures. What is not said is just as important as what is said. Social Psychologists are interested in how communication influences thought and behavior and how situational forces influences the way communication occurs.

Symbolic Interactionist stresses the everyday communication between people. They also stress how the context or situational forces determines how we perceive our environment and how interaction will proceed. Context carries much of the meaning of speech usage and behavior. Without understanding the context, the linguistic code is incomplete since it only encompasses only part of the message. As in the computer example from class. It is almost impossible for a machine to translate between different languages. The machine doesn't understand the context of the situation nor does

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