Assignment 1 Communications

1.  Describe one of the following functions of language from Bevan and Sole (2014, Section 4.1):

Serve as an abstraction of reality

Sustain and transmit culture

Express imagination and creativity

Express confirming and disconfirming messages

Then, share an example that illustrates how this function is demonstrated in a hypothetical communication exchange and explain its significance.  (Remember this should be no more than 250 words)

2. Describe one of the following functions of nonverbal communication from Bevan and Sole (Section 4.2)

Managing your impressions and identities

Managing and interpreting your relationships

Regulating the flow of interactions

Engaging in and detecting messages of emotion, influence, and deception

Then share an example that illustrates how this function is demonstrated in a hypothetical communication exchange.  Remember this should be no more than 250 words

3.  Using Bevan and Sole (Section 4.1), explain how biased language impacts attitudes, behaviors, and perception.  Be sure to spend some time on each element and explain the significance of biased language overall.  (Remember, this should be no more than 250 words).

4.  Watch at least the first 10 minutes of the following video titled Digital Communication Skills:  Dos and Don’ts.  Based on this and Bevan and Sole (section 1.4) what are two key points we need to be aware of in a relation to computer mediated communication.  How can we use this information to become better communicators?

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