Vocab Comm. exam 1

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Accents closely related to dialogue.Accents are used as a cue to form impressions of them. They are characteristics pronounciations thaty determine both the regional & social background of the speaker.
Black English (Ebonics) A non standard variety of English spoken by some African Americans . also called “Black English Vernacular” or BEV
Context The environment where the communication takes place
Ethnic Identity The identification with & perceived acceptance into a group with shared heritage and culture.
Social Identity
Social Media
Adaptability refers to our ability to change our interaction behaviors & goals to meet specific needs of the situation.
Ascription The process by which others attribute identities to an individual.
Avowal The process by which an individual portrays himself or herself.
Communication Apprehension Fear or anxiety associated with either real or anticipated communication with another person or persons
Community refers to a group of individuals who have learned to communicate honestly with each other.
Cultural Context The beliefs,values,attitudes,meaning,social hierarchies,religion, notions of time, & roles of a group of people that help participants form & interpret messages.
Culture A set of fundamental ideas,practices and experiences of a group of people that are symbolically transmitted generation to generation through a learning process, Can also be beliefs, norms and attitudes that r used to guide our behaviors.
Ethnicity A group of people possesing a real or supposed ancestry, memories of a shared historical past & concentration on symbolic elements representing their people.
Skin Color
Prejudice A sense of antagonistic hostility toward a group as a whole or toward an individual because he or she is a member of that group.
Pop Culture
Individualism vs. Collectivism Individualistic cultures are societies that value individual freedom,choice,uniqueness,& independence.Collectivist value the group before individual. “We” before “I”