On Overcoming Lexical Ineffectiveness
by Lee Duane FitzSimmons
Words have many limitations. The most common limitation is the incorrect perception of a concept expressed by a word or a group of words. Certain words are often perceived differently by different people. Certain people may understand a word in a certain way while others will cognize the exact same term in a completely different manner. This obstacle of communication can be overcome in two ways.
The first method involves the use of definitions. When making any type of assertion or when asking any sort of question, the key words of the statement can be defined in a more precise manner so that the exact perception of the precise concept being asserted is understood correctly by the intended receiver. When this technique is used, the probability of correct perception is increased to the degree with which the key words are defined. However, if other terms that are not more precisely defined are misunderstood or misinterpreted, then these kinds of techniques may not be the most appropriate for certain situations.
Lexical limitations can also be overcome with the use of more precise terminology. By employing more exacting terms and using an adequate amount of modifiers to fully describe key concepts, a far more thorough picture can be painted that will have a far better chance of being correctly perceived by the intended receiver of the message. This manner of communication is highly effective when more complex conceptualizations are expressed. This manner of communication is highly effective so that the proper ideas being asserted are correctly understood by the perceiver.
Therefore, when these two techniques are combined, a far more effective manner of communication is employed.
This type of human expression allows for a far greater increase in the correct and proper understanding of advanced conceptualizations.
* * *
Copyright 2013 by Lee Fitzsimmons