Constructing utterances to suit the audience’s knowledge.
Information that is shared by people who engage in a conversation.
Group to which a person belongs.
Words and expressions.
Linguistic intergroup bias
A tendency for people to characterize positive things about their ingroup using more abstract expressions, but negative things about their outgroups using more abstract expressions.
Group to which a person does not belong.
A stimulus presented to a person reminds him or her about other ideas associated with the stimulus.
The hypothesis that the language that people use determines their thoughts.
A mental representation of an event, object, or situation constructed at the time of comprehending a linguistic description.
Social brain hypothesis
The hypothesis that the human brain has evolved, so that humans can maintain larger ingroups.
Networks of social relationships among individuals through which information can travel.
Rules by which words are strung together to form sentences.