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Final Presentation and Report will consist of a 4 to 5 minute “sticky” presentation and a 6 to 9 page written report. Your presentation and report will be the outcome of a discovery application, which involves you applying three class concepts to better understand one of the following: 1) a particular type of talk or speech act (such as complain, flirt, promise, or reprimand), 2) an identifiable communication situation (such as dinner talk, a sales call, a funeral, or a first date), 3) a named social identity that has expectations for certain types of communication (such as, mother, brother, salesperson, friend, or judge), or 4) specific instances of past communication that impact the way we think and act (such as an ongoing relationship, a series of advertisements, a public debate, popular songs, a conflict between friends). All three concepts will be applied to the same topic. Do not simply try to connect class concepts with obvious examples, such as using advertising techniques to explain a series of ads. The best projects go beyond the obvious. Gathering data for these applications may involve observations, interviews, or personal implementation of the principles or concepts. Your paper will need to explore connections between your speech act/situation/identity or particular example(s) and appropriate concepts from class. The ability to connect specific examples with general claims or findings will be important for this assignment. At its core, this paper should demonstrate that you have learned course concepts well enough that you can use them to bring insight into a communication event or practice.The topic for your presentation/report needs to be approved by me. Send me an e-mail to confirm the topic. The report will be written in a study format, including an introduction identifying the topic to be studied and the three concepts to be applied to it and your reasoning behind these choices, along with a preview of what is in the paper, a short concept review section, a methods section explaining how you went about researching your applications, your findings, and a final conclusion, noting any implications for the future of what you found. A key to this assignment is to demonstrate a clear understanding of how concepts from class can be used to provide new understanding of communicative behavior. Always remember to include both general principles and specific examples in your discussion. Further information will be given as the semester goes along. All written material for the report should be typed and double-spaced and will be due Dec. 10th. Presentations will be given by zoom on the 10th. Be sure to credit all your sources, including the names and phone numbers of any informants. Use APA style format for referencing your sources. Proofread. Appearance/delivery is always part of any presentation.Some of the possible concepts for the final paperFive characteristics of symbolsFour reasons symbols are powerfulSymbolic Interactionism (3 premises)Imagined InteractionsSlanting (3 Types)Denotative and Connotative meaningsDescription / Inferences/ Evaluation (D.I.E) -three types of statementsConversational Triplets and their impact on meaningImplicatures through violation of the four maxims (Q, Q, R, M)Speech Acts (Direct and Indirect)Three ways to improve our lives through Speech ActsLadders of Abstraction (dangers and benefits or 2 questions to ask about high level abstractions)Strategic Ambiguity (Impact of / 3 findings)“Nexting” or “And”Three types of “Face” and Face (premises)Five options for Face related Speech ActsThree contextual factors for how we decide which to useEuphemismsAtomic language habits of identitySocial versus Discursive Context‘Can I’ or ‘Must I’ (logics used when we face with new information)Social accounting process (challenges, accounts, evaluation)5 Characteristics of categoriesLabels as a category and their impact on usLogical errors (Halo effect, Anchoring effect, and Confirmation effect)Growth versus Fixed MindsetsPerception checks and/or contrasting statementsPower of questionsPower of “powerless” or “weak” communicationI versus you statementsLabels of Primary PotencyPower of gratitudeSystems versus goals and how small habits impact identityFour peace destroying self talk patternsTwo blocks to Innovation (creativity)Five ways to make intensional comments more extensional (versus “I’m a failure” thought)Self-fulfilling prophecySix Story TypesMetaphors (Entailments, Hiding & Highlighting)Characteristics of narrativesStory FunctionsGendered Speech (Gender as Culture being intercultural)Eight gender difference in interaction styleRapport versus report (Respect or Liking) – Status versus ConnectionPolitical strategies10 Effective Language tipsSex/Gender based stereotypesSticky MessagesDICE Advertising Games10 Fallacies (informal) used to get “votes”Response Styles and Active ListeningBright SpotsHealing Words

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