Canary, Cody, & Manusov (2009):
the distinction between a "goal" and a "interpersonal goal?"
What's the significance of this distinction? (p. 9)
the distinction among supraordinate, basic, and subordinate
goals? What's the significance of that distinction?
the significance of a) clarity, b) difficulty, and c) urgency in
analyzing goals? (pp. 9-11)
makes the notion of multiple goals so important? (p. 10)
5. How does
the communication event itself affect our goals? (Think also about
what Spitzberg said last week). (p. 11)
6. What is
the significance of planning in achieving goals?
7. How do we
use our self-presentation (aka, identity) goals in pursuit of
relational and/or instrumental goals? (pp. 12-14)
notion of multiple goals suggests that all three types of goals
are always present in every interaction, albeit not in equal
importance. Does that make sense to you?
9. On pp.
16-17 they present evidence of the relative importance of
different types of goals in different cultures? Do these
findings seem plausible to you?
& Tracy (1998):
1. Put their
definition o face (p. 226) in your own words. Which of the
multiple goals does it most closely relate to?
2. What does
it mean to "maintain their own and their partner's face?" To
3. What are
positive face and negative face (p. 228)?
they gather their data? How many calls did they find in
which the calltaker went off on the caller?
the transcripts of the two phone calls (pp. 244-249) so you can
look at them while you read the rest of the article and answer
Question 5. Or, if it's easier, just print out
another copy of pp. 244-249.
In class we'll have folks read each transcript out loud before we discuss each call. (If you don't want to swear you can substitute other words.)
5, What are
the different ways the caller and call taker attack each other's
face in these two phone calls? Make as long a list as you
can. (pp. 231-237)
6. How did
were the caller's instrumental and relational goals affect by
their attacks on the calltaker's face in each of these cases?
7. How do
each of the four contextual factors they discuss on pp. 237-240
8. So where
are you placing the study of facework: post-positivist,
interpretivist, or critical? Why?
9. What are the takeaway lessons from this article?
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