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Communication Is SymbolicA symbol is arbitrary and represents something elseObjectIdeaPerson or placeRelationshipA symbol can be a word, gesture, sound, picture, and more
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VICTORY
FREEDOM
WEALTH
Communication Requires MeaningSocial Construction of MeaningSymbols take on meaning in social context or society as they are used over timeMeanings are recognized by those who have usedthem over time
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Communication Requires MeaningSymbols must convey meaningParticular meanings are not tied to a single symbolCan be conveyed in multiple ways
Different Verbal Symbols Across Culturesdogchienperrohund
PEACE
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