It is this human desire to belong that motivates the insecure to change who they are. They clearly find it too difficult to belong when they have a more defined sense of identity in comparisons to those who they wish to identify with. A strong sense of identity can often lead to a sense of independence or exclusion, but this is not always the case. Rachel Lapp, member of the Amish community is in countless aspects different from those in mainstream society (Walton et al.,
This report impliments vague language through semantic and pragmatic aspects and categories of vagueness, as well as clarifys vagueness, generality and ambiguity. Generally, the use of vagueness is influenced by various factors, such as culture differences, values, thought patterns and religions. Vagueness can occur in communication under both objective and subjective conditions. One of the objective conditions is that the concept itself is unclear, which means the words or expressions themselves have more than one meaning. Another is that the speaker may forget or lack the knowledge of the certain facts of what they are talking about.
Nick is not comfortable in communicating about the hurdles faced by him in the organisation. This communication barrier leads to the difference in perception and standpoints. The most common barriers in communication are generally linguistic barriers. In the case study, psychological barriers play a crucial role (Raudsepp, 2002). Occupational stress, Low Self Esteem and Insecurity has led to the state of conflict in Nick’s case.
Subjective exploration is portrayed by its points, which identify with seeing some part of social life, and its techniques which (as a rule) create words, as opposed to numbers, as information for investigation. The points and routines for subjective exploration can appear to be loose. Basic reactions include: tests are little and not so much illustrative of the more extensive populace, so it is hard to know how far we can sum up the outcomes; the discoveries need meticulousness; it is hard to tell how far the discoveries are one-sided by the specialist's own sentiments. The quality of subjective examination is its capacity to give complex text based portrayals of how Individuals encounter a given examination issue. It gives data about
It has been further argued that competencies that cannot be understood by competitors are difficult to imitate. In a study by it has been argued that tacitness,
Defining Idioms Various opinions regarding idioms have been stated in the course of time ways and consequently, many of them differ in one aspect or another. One interesting definition comes from Langlotz which defines idioms as “peculiar linguistic constructions” and which come in various syntactic forms and in different discursive contexts. He himself stated the fact that idioms are hard to define and to explain. This is why learners of a new language can encounter difficulty in understanding them and their only resort is to learn them by heart. Another significant remark comes from Nunberg et al.
‘Discourse’ is a difficult and vague concept to define in one strict way because different fields define discourse based on their own different theoretical and disciplinary viewpoints (Baxter, 2010; 2003; Cameron, 2001; Mayr, 2008; 2000; Fairclough, 1992). According to Mills (1997), the concept of discourse is not stable even within a particular discipline. Hence, the definition of discourse depends up on the context in which the term is being used and the meanings that have accrued to it (ibid.). However, discourse is usually defined in two ways based on different assumptions about the nature of language (Mayr, 2008; 2000; Cameron, 2001) though some like Baxter (2010) define it in three ways. The first definition of discourse comes from
However there are also differences between the methods, mainly in their epistemological and methodological assumptions. According to Vis the biggest epistemological differences lay in the way causality is being perceived (Vis, 2012:171). Where as the biggest methodological differences are the ratio of how the different cases are selected as well as the operationalisation
2. Theoretical framework The literature on crisis communication is very diverse. Authors and scholars approach defining crisis communication and management in very different ways. Sometime, as is often the case, authors fail to make the link between different theories. As a result of this, the diversity presents a more in depth understanding of crisis management by means of bringing together these different viewpoints.