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Communication Gap

By Joel Hardman
July 27, 2016

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Continuing the communication theme of our last blog, this month’s focus is on the “communication gap.” Language is an imperfect mechanism for moving the contents of one human mind to another. There will always be some gap – perhaps small, perhaps large – between one speaker’s intentions and the meaning a listener constructs. This gap can be caused by simple mishearing, by slight mismatches in the meanings of words, by ambiguous syntax, or by different cultur...

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