lecture 1 comm - Communication Is Symbolic A symbol is...

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Communication Is Symbolic A symbol is arbitrary and represents something else Object Idea Person or place Relationship A symbol can be a word, movement, sound, picture, logo, and more
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Communication Is Symbolic Symbols and signs are not the same Signs are consequences/indicators of something specific Not able to be changed by human arbitrary action Symbols have no direct connection to what they represent Can be different in different cultures or the same culture
Communication Requires Meaning Symbols must convey meaning Particular meanings are not tied to a single symbol Can be conveyed in multiple ways
Communication Requires Meaning Social Construction of Meaning Symbols take on meaning in social context or society as they are used over time Meanings are recognized by those who have used them over time
Nonverbal Symbols
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Verbal Symbols dog chien perro собака
VERBAL AND NONVERBAL SYMBOLS HAVE DENOTATIVE & CONNOTATIVE MEANINGS
DENOTATIVE MEANING IS THE

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