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Chapter 1 1. Evaluate this chapter’s definition of communication. What are its strengths? What are its weaknesses? If you were asked to improve it in one way, by adding, subtracting, or modifying something, what would you change? Present your answer and explain the reasoning that justifies it in a 100-200-word response. In chapter 1 of the Speech Communication, it has a good definition for the word “communication.” One of the most important strengths of communication is that there is no limit to any group of people and no one is really limited out either. There are some many people that can be blind, deaf, or have a special need by communication always finds a way for one and another to communicate. The weakness is to produce a state of unity and that it is only for humans. There are many variables that can complicate or convolute communication between different peoples. In Genesis 11:5-8 states “And so God scattered them upon the face of the Earth, and confused their language, and they left off the building the city, which was called Babel “because God there confounded the language of all the Earth.” I think for these statements that Genesis made about the Tower of Babel we should make one important change. One small way would be if gestures were more unified across human barriers than at least there would be some constants that made communicating with different people a little easier. 2. Recall an incident in which you or an acquaintance experienced a communication breakdown because of a verbal linguistic barrier. Chronicle this incident in a 100-200-word response. When, I was still in High School and I was working at this grocery store in my hometown. These two Mexican’s men came in and were shopping around. I was working the cashier register to check people out. When, they got ready to check out than they put their food on the belt to…...

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