Models of Communication (1.3)

Models of Communication (1.3) - Models of Communication I....

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Models of Communication I. Introduction to models of communication a. Models miniaturize, simplify, and highlight different fundamental features of communication i. Simplify: capture key elements instead of over detailing ii. Criticize: models help you ask questions; what kind of questions iii. Communication and its process 1. the process of communicating a. transferring what I said to you II. Aristotle’s Model (refer to outline) i. Early models focused on (1) public speaking to (2) persuade (3) a group of people 1. an “argument is only one type of “message” (refer to outline) b. What is the function of Communication? i. Perspective #1 : Information Transmission 1. The function of communication is to convey information (primary function) 2. communication consists of information/facts/assertions 3. meaning is built up out of individual words 4. this perspective is inadequate (not wholly wrong); its to narrow a. Movie Example: “He’d kill us if he had the chance” (he = the boss)
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