Language and emotion are two primary elements that make up the real value of what good human communication is about. The condition by which humans create worthy conversations is dependent on the idea that identifies well with what good connection is about. What then is good communication? In this presentation the presence of specific communication parallels that identify well with what good conversation is about shall be given particular attention to.
Among the communication elements to be given focus are the aspects of emotional value, psychological indicators and vocabulary-and-grammatical construct. These three aspects are seen to have the greatest impact when it comes to determining the value of a specific point of conversation. Understandably, it is through these elements of conversation that humans tend to give meaning to how they establish connection with the ones they are talking with (Antaki, et al, 2003). These factors also duly provide a definite stance on how developmental communication defines the overall determination of how particular individuals are able to connect through the use of unspoken words. Basic mannerisms in talking and conversing with others intend to heighten the meaning of each point of communication. Notably, in this presentation, such mannerisms would also be pointed out and analyzed as part of the overall context of the conversation being evaluated upon.
Summary of Primary Concepts
As mentioned in the introductory section of the discussion, this presentation shall intend to make a definite indication on how communication is established and how it is able to provide a definite course of indication that sets up a sense of control and analysis on how humans use words as well as non-verbal elements of conversation to send out meaning towards the people they are communicating with (Jakobson, 1998). This particular presentation shall explore on how elements of conversation does increase the possibility by which the individuals involved in this aspect of communication does provide meaning to the words they use as well as to the actuations that they imply towards the individuals they communicate with.
This is term hopes to establish a more directive sense of realization on how grammatical development among conversationalists are able to define the flow of communication existing among the said individuals (Tracy, et al, 2013). It could be noted that through this aspect, the people involved in a conversation shall be gauged on how much they technically know the language they use, therefore establishing a good sense of realization as to how they are going to send out the meaning of their message to the one they are conversing with.
Psychological Element of conversation:
Conversational build-up of meaning does provide a definite course of understanding between conversationalists (Jaworski, et al, 1998). This aspect of psychological implications does provide a more definite course of understanding on how the thinking process and behavior of the individuals affect the way they are able to send out meaning and the way they receive meaning from the people they are conversing with.
This aspect of conversation deals with the process of giving meaning to words beyond what each term basically suggests.
This imposes on the non-worded elements of conversation that exists among individuals communicating towards each other that usually imposes a new sense of meaning apart from what is actually being presented by the conversationalists through the words they use.
Important Theoretical Concepts
Although words may be the best way of telling someone what a person feels or thinks, there is a great deal in understanding what non-verbal conversation imposes on the meaning of the overall value of the messages being communicated between individuals (Sllen, et al, 2006). This discussion and observational analysis shall try to make a definite connection between spoken and unspoken elements of communication that is used in a particular conversation. It shall also provide a more distinct process of determination on how meaning is passed on from one person to another.
Data and Methods
The data that is analyzed in this pattern of communication-examination shall be based on a given conversation between two individuals who come from a Chinese background. The method of analysis shall be based on how the theoretical indications in particular readings support the value of connection that the individuals have between each other that directly affects the ways by which they converse and the way they establish a conversational connection and conversational barrier at the same time.
Coming from a Chinese background, it could be understood how the two conversationalists were having a hard time placing themselves in a commanding position when it comes to relaying what they actually want to say to the other. The constant pause and the use of the terms “Uh” and “ummm” indicate that they are having a hard time trying to find the right word that might be able to establish the meaning they want to send out to the other.
The attitude of the two conversationalists [namely Ruoqi and Siyu] does provide a definite pattern of understanding between them. Basing from the way they talk, the values of both individuals could be immediately noticed along with the priorities they give attention to in terms of learning and pursuing their studies [Ruoqi is more of a laid back learner, while Siyu is more concerned on how learning from school is immediately applied in actual situations.
The connection between Siyu and Ruoqi could be identified well as the words they used intensifies the excitement they have to see each other and learn about what each person has been doing. Notably, the terms “wow” and “oh” inserted within the flow of their conversation does provide a definite insistence on how each individuals desire to know more about the other.
While the desire to communicate is intense between Siyu and Rouqi, they both find it difficult to express themselves and share what they think with each other. Considerably, it could be realized that somehow, with the lack of vocabulary mastery on the language they are using, they are both unable to express themselves fully. Their desire to send out proper meaning to the one they are conversing with denotes the fact that they are having a hard time indicating what they want to tell the person they want to share their thoughts with. However, knowing how each individual behaves, they were able to give meaning even to unspoken words that basically built up the process of communication that they intended to share with each other.
What is meant by extensive communication is the determination of how both worded and non-worded conversation is established between two or more individuals usually sharing a common ground. Having a Chinese background and both studying in College, Siyu and Rouqi did have a common ground of understanding which they shared with each other. It could be understood that it is through these elements of connection that even beyond the issue of poor grammatical construct, both Siyu and Rouqi were able to create a good sense of meaning out of what they have talked about.
Antaki et al. (2003). Discourse analysis means doing analysis: a critique of six analytic short-comings. Discourse Analysis Online, 1, 11-26.
Jakobson, R. (1998). Linguistics and Poetics. In A. Jaworski, & N. Coupland, The Discourse Reader, Second Edition (pp. 45-50). New York: Routledge.
Jaworski, A., & Coupland, N. (1998). Introduction: Perspectives on Discourse Analysis. In A. Jaworski, & N. Coupland, The Discourse Reader (pp. 3-31). New York: Routledge.
Sllen, K., & Zimmerman, E. (2006). A Game Design Reader: Rules of Play Anthology. London: MIT Press.
Tracy, K., & Robles, J. (2013). Everyday Talk, Building and Reflecting Identities, Second Edition . New York and London : Guilford Press.