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Communication 100 Test #1Lecture 1: SymbolsSymbol: A symbol is arbitrary and represents something elseObjectIdeaPerson or placeRelationshipA symbol can be a word, movement, sound, picture, logo, and moreCommunication and its Meaning:Particular meanings are not tied to a single symbolCan be conveyed in multiple waysSocial Construction of Meaning:Symbols take on meaning in social context or society as they are used over timeMeanings are recognized by those who have used them over timeDenotative Meaning:Commonly understood, widely accepted primary meaning of averbal or nonverbal symbolConnotative Meaning:Provided by the secondary associations of a verbal ornonverbal symbolVerbal and Nonverbal Influence on Meaning:Delivery influences the message sentDetermining meaning is more complexMedium:The means through which a message is conveyedMedium impacts the meaningFace-to-faceElectronicSocial MediaCommunication is Relational: Relationships are assumed any time we communicatewith someoneCommunication contains content (message) and relational levelsFrames:Frames are basic forms of knowledge that provide a definition of a scenarioDraw boundaries around conversation and pull attention to and away from thingsFrames help people understand their role in the conversation as well as what isexpected of themShared understandings of these frames enable people to make sense of what isoccurring so they can coordinate their symbolic activitiesPeople use frames to make decisions about what symbols to use and how thesymbols should be interpretedSymbols need a background of knowledge built into the interpretation of thewords themselvesShared knowledge of background reduces need for explanation of termsPerspectivesoFrames are partly based on a person’s perspectives of situations andrelationshipsInfluence the coordinating of interactions and assigning meaning
Frames also explain why people do not always agree on what isoccurringPresentational and RepresentationalDescribing facts or conveying information isrepresentationalPresenting a particular version of facts or events ispresentationaloPresent other with a way of looking at the world based on how you wouldprefer them to see itWe can take in a message as face value-representational notion or we canchoose to regard it as presentational which opens up all kinds of possibilities ofthe description, motives, why those words, why those descriptions, why this is

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Term
Spring
Professor
BERGGREN
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Nonverbal Communication, Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 7, Husson, Philosophy of language, External Dialectics

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