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Unformatted text preview: 8/27/08 Class Notes 27/08/2008 10:04:00 Process of Communication: An Outline Communication Characteristics An exchange of meaningful symbols o cant directly exchange meaning o hope that meaning is shared o Take what youre thinking, encode in words and other person decodes into meaning A process o An ongoing, systematic activity Although it appears punctuated Contextual o Dyads, groups, media Irreversible o Cant take back what youve said Has content and relational dimensions o The message sending content and meaning in words o In every message there is another dimension that says something about the relationship between the interactants Transactional o Sequence of exchanges Mutually influential What you says influences what they say and vice versa Interdependent in interaction o That are simultaneous and mutually influential o Interdependence Intentional Or not, depending on your perspective...
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- Spring '08