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1 Meaning of Meaning Journal for COM 219 Norman Waiters West Chester University
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2 A person by the name of I.A. Richards made a theory called the “Meaning of Meaning”. Meaning of Meaning was the theory of language miscommunication. Miscommunication is something we all go through in our daily lives. He came up with different reasons on why we miscommunicated. I.A Richard uses multiple examples on why we miscommunicate but three of them was “The Semantic Triangle”, “Range of Allowable References”, and “The Abstract Emotive”. The Semantic Triangle was divided to three points which were the reference (thought), the symbol or name, and the referent (object or thing). This is a common part of miscommunication because you could miss understand what a person is saying because they are thinking of a completely different thing than you. For example, one time I was talking to a random person about a shirt they had on I said, “Wow that shirt tough”. He did not understand what I was saying. He asked me what I meant by it I said it meant something was cool, then he
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