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ERIC Number: ED130367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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Listening to Color.
Smith, Carolyn B.
Idiomatic expressions in American English provide an important clue to the speaker's values and attitudes, many of which are represented in bipolar language (e.g., "warm hearted"-"cold blooded,""walking on air"-"feeling low"). Most bipolar idiomatic continua which predict meaning also reveal positive and negative evaluations connected with seemingly unrelated things, such as up-down, hot-cold, integrated-disintegrated, smooth-rough, open-closed, inclusion-exclusion, bodily acceptance-rejection, and color. Educators and therapists who need to facilitate communication should recognize the importance of idiomatic language in interpersonal exchanges. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Texas Speech Communication Association (Austin, Texas, October 1976)