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Last Updated: 02/16/2007
On human communicative fallibility
Francisco Gomez de Matos

Our communicative life is a rise-and-fall and a fall-and-rise

Errors,gaffes, inaccuracies,lapses,slips can blur our linguistic days

Can  self-monitoring and imperfection-preventing make us a little wise ?

A  much deeper quality is needed : Sustaining peaceful,  linguistic  ways

 

Communicating is  intention-translating

Enhancing  freedom or exerting oppression

Communicating is the art of effect-creating

Making a  positive or a negative impression

 

To be communicatively effective

Is part  of our  Language Education

To be communicatively  affective

Calls for  Dignity and Humanization

 

 

Expressing oneself is a  challenging act

When communicating,we may slip and fall

Error-making calls  for error-forgiving

Communicatively fallible: aren´t we all ?

Francisco Gomes de Matos is an applied peace linguist and President of the Board of the Brazil America Association.


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