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Nagina Chaudhry Communication Chapters 1­5 Vocabulary An Overview of Communication, Chapter One 1. everyday communication: constitutes a person’s life thru routine. it creates, maintains, challenges, & alters relationships & identities as well as culture, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, meaning, & reality. relational perspective: relations + communication 2. communication: the transactional use of symbols, influenced, guided, and understood in the context of relationships. 3. symbols: arbitrary representations of ideas, object, people, relationships, cultures, genders, races, and so forth 4. sign: consequences or indicators of something specific, which cannot be changed arbitrary actions or labels (e.g., wet streets are a sign of rain) 5. meaning: what a symbol represents 6. social construction: the way in which symbols take on meaning in a social context or society as they are used over time 7. physical context: actual location in which a symbol is used (can impact meaning) 8. relational context: relationship shared by the people interacting 9. situational context: meaning varies depending on the situations/places 10. verbal: use of language 11. nonverbal: other than the use of language, ex gestures (hand or eye) 12. medium: The means through which a message is conveyed, can impact meaning of message. A medium can include sound waves or sight or cell phones/text messages. 13. communication is cultural: different cultures make different assumptions and take on different knowledge for granted. one is always doing, performing, and enacting their culture through communication. culture influences communication, while communication created and reinforces these cultural influences. and cultural expectations are reinforced. 14. communication is relational: communication impacts relations, and vice versa. they are intertwined. relationships are assumed each time time when communicating. ­ Waltzlawick, Beavin, and Jackson: whenever communicating, you relate to him/her at same time. It contains both a content (message) level and relational level (how they are socially and personally related). 15. frames: basic forms of knowledge that provide a definition of a scenario, either because both people agree on the nature of the situation or because the cultural assumptions built into the interaction and the previous relational context of talk give them a clue. 16. communication frame: a boundary around a conversation that pulls one’s attention toward certain things and away from others. ­ coordinating interactions(understanding and expectations), assigning meanings (assumptions on how and why symbols are used), and perspectives(of situations and relationships; frames influences interactions and assigning of meaning) 17. representational: describes facts or conveys information 18. presentational: one person’s particular version of the facts or events 19. communication as action: the act of sending messages ­whether or not they are received 20. communication as interaction: an exchange of information between 2 or more individuals 21. communication as transaction:

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