Hey yall, today i’ll be covering the topic of Politeness Theory. This theory looks at ways in which we can “save face”. It attempts to theorize what we do in everyday life to make conversations feel a bit more comfortable. Continue reading Save a Little Face
“The beginnings of personal relationships are fraught with uncertainties.” ~ Davis (a communication professor at the University of California) Continue reading The Age of Uncertainty
Finally, we’ve embarked upon the last tradition of them all, the Critical Tradition. I know, I know we took a while to get here but alas! We made it! This tradition views communication as a reflective challenge of unjust discourse. So, critical scholars find their interest in hegemony.
Hey guys! Am I the only one who has never heard the word phenomenology before? “Phe·nom·e·nol·o·gy”. Well the first time I heard this word was during this course when I learned all about the Phenomenological Tradition. Continue reading Dialogue & Communication
“The ‘real world’ is to a large extent unconsciously built upon the language habits of the group.” ~ Edward Sapir Continue reading Culture is Everything!
“Human beings are good by nature” said French philosopher Jean Jacques Rousseau.
Hey yall! we’re back at it again with the traditions… no I’m not finished yet lol. Continue reading The Moral Dilemma
What’s up everyone! 🙂 Today I will be talking about the Semiotic Tradition. The Semiotic Tradition speaks about communication as the process of sharing meaning through signs. The meaning is in the process. It intends to understand how the sign comes to have the meaning that it has. Continue reading Signs, Symbols & Meanings
Greetings my lovely readers! I hope you’re doing well 🙂
Rhetorical Traditions is on the table for today’s dose of knowledge. What is rhetoric? “Rhetoric is the art of using all available means of persuasion, focusing upon lines of argument, organization of ideas, language use, and delivery in public speaking” as Griffin clearly puts it. Continue reading The Art of Rhetoric