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 Verbal Communication

 Kenneth Burke defined humans, in part, as "symbol-using, symbol misusing animals. By understanding theories of language, we can also appreciate how verbal communications work and how misunderstandings, verbal abuse and language bias may cause problems in interpersonal relationships. This section provides a variety of different approaches to the study of verbal communication. The section for competencies and resources provides links for dictionaries and tools for understanding language use.



Burkean Theory
Susanne Langer

I.A. Richards
General Semantics
Semiotic Theory
Peirce and Semiology

Linguistic Theory

Communibiology Verbal Traits

Competencies and Resources for Language Use


cultural context | self | relational development | listening & perception | messages | relationships
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