Intercultural Communications

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DIALECTS: a form of a language that is spoken in a particular area/uses some of its own words/grammer/pronunciations. (Measured against a "standard" spoken version)ACCENTS: distinguishable marks of pronunciationJARGON: a set of words/terms shared by those with a common profession/experience ARGOT: specialized language by a large group within a culture to define the boundaries of their group.

*Phonology: rules of a language that tell the speaker which sounds to use/how. *English language 45 phonemes*Other lang range from 15-45*Semantics: study of the meaning of words/study of the relationship between words and what they stand for/represent*Morphology: Combing the pragmatic rules with morphemes or the smallest units of meaning in a language.*Syntactics: The way you arrange the words, each language has a unique way of arranging words in a sentence. *Pragmatics: the effect of language on human perceptions/behavior.


Verbal Intercultural Communication

SEMANTICS:* UK (boot) vs. US (trunk)* UK (plug) vs. US (Band Aid) MORPHOLOGY: Chinese "Ma" mother/toad/horse/roadSYNTACTICS: "Named must your fear be before banish it you can" -YODA, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackPRAGMATICS: The same word in different countries can have different emotional effects

Military Jargon:*Blue Falcon: the backstabber*COB: close of business*NLT: no later than*Tango: Thank you*Roger That-acknowledgement*Voluntold: made to volunteer* 24 Hr Clock


"Godzilla is coming!"In TV culture this sentence would trigger different emotional effects for a city in Japan vs. U.S. city

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