Images are also a way of understanding language, which connects to what Adler and Chomsky had said. Because the world’s vocabulary is so limited to the meaning of a word, images are replaced in their meaning. By showing the thoughts of what Chomsky and Adler said, I will show how many others have a different idea about language. Words have been given a belief to have a true meaning to them, but in reality not so many words have a true meaning. In order to find their true meaning we have to look at how they are used and then come up with the true meaning.
Beside create new opportunities, technological and demographic evolutions provide significant challenges to the people. Communicating successfully in another language depends on shifting the frames of reference, norms, and assumptions (Kinzer, 2003). In other words, when individuals use another language effectively, they must adopt new perspectives about communication and language and not just focus on the structure and vocabulary. Reading, writing and discussion of texts will help learner to understand another way of thinking. Actually, there are needs to embrace issues of cultural identity and for an inclusive process in how reading and writing are being taught.
There are several ways to communicate in the world today. The one way that I really want to look at is the demonstrative communication. This is one type of communication that we all do and have done, but I do not think that people realize just how many aspects there are to demonstrative communication. Demonstrative communication is nonverbal and unwritten communications that involve such aspects of facial expressions, tone of voice and body language. When you think of communication, you automatically think of someone having a verbal conversation with another person, but that is not always the case.
Our word choice however, is not always capable of capturing feelings and putting them into words. When talking about experiences, we try to add a lot of detail and allow others to get the full picture. This isn’t always possible. No one could have the exact same experience as you or feel the same way you felt, so sometimes the detail isn’t enough to share the experience. These examples have shown different ways in which our language can shape who we are and how we perceive the world.
It also depends on the context of the communication and the situation presented. Larson, Backlund, Redmon, & Barbour (1978), established that communication competence is not just “hope for” accomplishing a good connection with another, it is critical and necessary to develop the skill of listening to understanding another’s background in order to have a satisfactorily role in society (as cited in Dillon and McKenzie, 1998, p. 108). A first requirement to become skilled at speaking and listening cross-culturally is to know the culture. When someone is aware of other cultural backgrounds as well of their own, they overcome a big obstacle to effective communication. Most people identify with certain cultures, but a large percentage of people are not aware of how their cultural perception affects their
To learn another language is to add another perspective, evolving the perspective the speaker held and allowing them to become aware of the biases and assumptions they held in their native tongue. Language is a unique way that humans communicate and it has evolved and branched into many languages around the world. Speaking multiple languages allows for speakers to mold the way in which an individual can shape their concept of self and the world by speaking other languages; however, the impact of languages can be limited due to the impacts of others perspective's and cultural influence.
We must ask questions when we do not understand, and have an open mind when dealing with other cultures. The world is not as big a place as I believed it to be as a child. There have been and will continue to be encounters with people of other cultures. Respect and understanding are needed if there is to be any meaningful communication between the differing cultures. Monica Dodson
This happens because when we are learning a second language we have to focus a lot on grammar rules. As a result, we try to link the similarities and the differences between the two languages, and to do that relationship between the languages we need to remember how our native language rules work. It also helps to identify which part of speech some words belong to. Sometimes is hard to say that, but as we learn new words in a second language, we need to make sure what that new word means in our native language. Consequently, we need to really understand when and how we should use that word; it makes us focus on details that we usually didn’t care in our native language.
The second competen... ... middle of paper ... ...ago, I learned that I have been pronouncing certain words incorrectly. Because of the language and linguistic class I am currently taking, I am able understand and identify various errors I have been making. On the other hand, if I learned phonetics and phonology when I started learning English, I would have been able to speak English better. Works Cited Asha.org. 2014.
It is so tightly attached to emotions that in many cases the body language can betray the speaker and contradict the verbal message; for this reason it is important to know that body language can speak louder than words. The capability of understanding how body language works can enhance the individual’s effectiveness when communicating; by being able to match the verbal message with the nonverbal message the speaker can affect the way others perceive him or her. Body language is a “powerful tool for expressing our feelings, managing impressions, influencing others, and forming and defining relationships.” (Kidwell & Hasford, 2014, p.526) One of the most important factors of body language is awareness; an effective communicator will place greater attention in the way the massage is sent both verbally and nonverbally as well as the nonverbal cues sent by the receiver. By being aware of the power of body language an individual can use it to gain respect, create rapport and trust which are essential traits when interacting with people especially in a social and professional