Assignment: the power of language | COMM 4001 – Intercultural Communication | Walden University

To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Learning Resources for this week, particularly the chapter on the functions of language.

By Day 7

Submit a 2- to 3-page paper in which you:

  • Briefly describe an interaction you observed or in which you participated where language was used in an exclusive way that 1) labels others or expresses unsupportive messages; 2) demonstrates clear, cultural bias related to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, or ability through language; AND/OR 3) expresses a lack of inclusive language. 
  • Reflect on how the interaction seemed to affect the relationship between the communicators.