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Communication

The collaborative construction and negotiation of meaning between self and others as it occurs within cultural context

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Communication as Representation

Words represent things that the words we speak are a translation of our thoughts or a stand in for objects in the world

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Communication as Constitutive

Communication helps create us and what we think of a our realities, suggesting that communication produces meaning, relationships, and ourselves and sustains all aspects of our lives

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Construction

The act of making by putting pieces together to build our social lives through communication

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Critical Inquiry

Asking complicated questions and sorting out the implications of our actions (or inactions)

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Critical Paradigms

world views or ways of seeing

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Critical Perspective

The idea that we question and engage what we experience, never taking it for granted

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Culture

A system of shared meanings and assumptions that draw people together within a social context of shared power

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Cultural Location

Identities that provide a way of seeing oneself within social categories in relation to each other

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System of Meaning

A collective set of assumptions or expectations

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Public Advocacy

Engaging the public through thoughtful and responsible communication that aims for a better community/world

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Stage Model

Moving from conversation to drafting aloud to writing to practice and including presentation

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Recursive

Suggests that in generating a speech you will bounce back and fourth across different stages

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Power

A productive tension resulting from our different locations with culture

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Informed Choice

Knowledge that there are choices present in any given moment

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Idiosyncratic

The principle that in the process of generating public communication each persons manner of creating a speech or writing will be somewhat distinct or unique

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Thesis

An integral component to successful communication this is the claim of a message

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Critical/ Cultural turn in Communication

An effort in Communication research that involves incorporating culture and working for social justice

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Ethos

Character of the speaker in the speech as spoken

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Intersubjective

The way we as subjects create meanings together in interaction

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Logos

Word, reason, argument, speech, language

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Pathos

Passions of the audience

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Rhetoric

"Uncovering, in any given case, the available means of persuasion."

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Social Constructionism

Suggets that our social reality emerges through our actions and that our world and the social rules we live by are the product of our verbal and nonverbal communication

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Sophists

First teachers of public speaking

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History of Communication

An attempt to capture what happened in the world of communication that brought us to the present moment, acknowledging that all histories are subjective, limited, and shaped by power

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Interpersonal Communications

An exchange or interaction that occurs between people who are in an interdependent relationship

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Social Science

Trend in communication research values micro-analytic studies of communication, breaking communication into its parts to understand what happens when we communicate

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Voice

How a speaker shares ideas with a given group, shaped by how the speaker thinks they can impress those ideas most effectively on a particular audience

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Ad Hominem Attacks

A common fallacy in argumentation that means to question the person rather than their ideas