5 pages communication essay, Language and Nonverbal Interaction in a Conversation

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You will be analyzing the communication in a conversation among characters in an assigned television show/episode. This is the link for the show: https://abc.go.com/shows/single-parents/episode-gu...

Your goal is to show how specific course concepts are operating in the conversation that you choose and make a case for the importance of those concepts for the characters (as if they were real people). In your paper, you must:

1) Identify and analyze two important language concepts that are operating within the interaction.

2) Identify and analyze two important nonverbal codes that are operating within the interaction.

3) Explain how the language and nonverbal issues that you’ve discussed are operating together to produce some important effect(s) for the characters (e.g., on their lives, relationships, goals, etc.).

I upload language concepts lecture notes and nonverbal lecture notes in the drop files. As well as the full requirement. Please check the requirement carefully and please DO NOT USE OUTSIDE RESOURCE!!!!!!

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PAPER ASSIGNMENT #1 – Language and Nonverbal Interaction in a Conversation IMPORTANT: See next page for key info about format requirements, policies, grading criteria, and getting help! You will be analyzing the communication in a conversation among characters in an assigned television show/episode. You must write your paper on the specific show/episode that your TA assigns you to watch. Once you know which TV program and episode to watch, select one particular interaction/conversation within the show to analyze. OVERVIEW Your goal is to show how specific course concepts are operating in the conversation that you choose and make a case for the importance of those concepts for the characters (as if they were real people). In your paper, you must: 1) Identify and analyze two important language concepts that are operating within the interaction. 2) Identify and analyze two important nonverbal codes that are operating within the interaction. 3) Explain how the language and nonverbal issues that you’ve discussed are operating together to produce some important effect(s) for the characters (e.g., on their lives, relationships, goals, etc.). WHICH CONCEPTS MAY YOU CHOOSE? Language concepts: Choose from these (covered in lecture or Ch 4 or both, as indicated): connotative vs. denotative meaning of words/phrases (lec & Ch 4); euphemisms (section & Ch 4); equivocal language (lec & Ch 4); speech accommodation or code switching (lec & Ch 4); powerful vs. powerless speech styles (lec); high vs. low language (Ch 4); group slang (Ch 4); professional jargon (Ch 4); one of the language & identity issues (such as gender or culture) (Ch 4); one of the problematic language issues (such as hurtful language, labeling, or profanity) (Ch 4). Nonverbal codes: Choose from these (covered in lecture and/or Ch 5): paralanguage (or specific aspects of paralanguage); appearance; proxemics; kinesics (or specific types of kinesics); oculesics; haptics; chronemics SPECIFICS For the introduction: Identify which interaction (in the show) that you are analyzing, and be sure to provide a thesis statement(s) about what you plan to discuss and what is the larger point(s) of your paper (keep the intro brief!). For each separate language and nonverbal concept: Define your term(s) (including citing sources in APA style) and give evidence that the particular language or nonverbal usage is indeed going on in the scene (i.e., provide specific examples of dialogue and character actions). Make a case for how the concept appears to have a significant impact on the interaction(s) between characters (i.e., how the use of the language or nonverbal concept ties/relates to your thesis). This might be something like how the issue(s) ended up creating/resolving misunderstandings or conflict; how the characters’ relationships, judgments, perceptions, or reactions were affected; etc. For tying everything together: In your paper, you should be building toward some point(s) that you wish to make (i.e., your thesis). So, you will need to do some tying together of your concepts “as you go along” in the paper (i.e., provide good transitions between issues; note an important connection between a verbal and nonverbal issue that happened at the same time, etc.). But you will also need to give some separate space to pull your four concepts all together and discuss how the different issues affect one another, in order to draw your more complex conclusions. TIPS FOR SUCCESS: 1) Choose your interaction/scene wisely. I suggest you choose the scene based on interesting language use, because nonverbals are usually much easier to identify in any scene. When you watch, look at the word choices/phrasings characters use. Think about how and why different characters react in certain ways to what is being said, and about whether characters use a particular style of speaking (slang, vocabulary, etc.) in particular contexts or with particular people. Then look through the course concepts to see which ones fit with what you have observed. 2) Choose your concepts wisely. You have a lot of choices, so choose the concepts for which you can make the most interesting/insightful analysis that advances your thesis. Avoid choosing two concepts that are similar or have so much overlap that you end up repeating yourself. For example, the use of euphemisms is closely tied to the connotation/denotation issue, so you would not want to use both of these issues as your two language concepts. 3) Make thorough and thoughtful arguments! Your own opinion is NOT enough – use appropriate reading and/or lecture material to define course concepts and support your claims about their consequences, as well as give concrete examples from the scene. You need to prove to your reader for each issue that you know what the concept is, that it is going on in the interaction, and that it matters for the characters in some important way. ...
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Running Head: COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

Communication and Language
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COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE

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Different people communicate differently and air their view differently; more to this,
there is the language barrier, ascent differences as well as different ways of handling issues.
Thus, the diversity in communication brings several benefits as mentioned and comes with
challenges that need to address to ensure that there is proper coordination of issues of
communication across society. More importantly, there should be strategies of communication
and passing of information in a culturally diverse environment. Communication and interactions
are shown through different methodologies. Such methodology includes the verbal and the
nonverbal codes. Each of the methodologies is critical in its own way and helps to coin the
message and send it to the receipt in a way they can easily understand it. More critically, it is the
responsibility of the sender to ensure that they get a feedback. Such feedback will communicate
whether the recipient receives the information or not.
From the Single parents' comedy released through the ABC channel, there is a vast of
communication skills that have been employed. The two episodes create an exceptional
interaction that is accompanied by both the verbal and nonverbal communication methodologies.
Views are treated to a demonstration of how communication and language can be effective in
delivering a specific form of information. Essentially the single parent’s series is an example of a
form of interaction that creates a bond between people living within the same distinct mindset.
The drama is a comedy that is connected to a convergence of several single parents that
have worked to walk in the life of each other in helping raise their kids. The single parents also
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Tutor went the extra mile to help me with this essay. Citations were a bit shaky but I appreciated how well he handled APA styles and how ok he was to change them even though I didnt specify. Got a B+ which is believable and acceptable.

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