3. COMMUNICATION

3. COMMUNICATION - COMMUNICATION

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COMMUNICATION 'Language' refers to a system we use to communicate.  'Language' is an abstraction.   Communication is an action.  Communication requires 1. Senders; 2. Receivers; 3. Channels; 4. Codes; 5. Settings; 6.  Forms of message; 7. Topic.  1 and 2. Senders and receivers The sender and the receiver may be the same person or an imaginary person (e.g. omen  animals).  If you talk to yourself, you are both sender and receiver.  Several factors affect participation:  a- Situation: in informal conversations, the roles of sender and receiver may alternate; in  a sermon only one person is the sender; in a question period after a lecture, the role of  sender is allocated at specific times.  b- Role of participants: therapy patient, Department Chair, teacher.  c- Personality (some people are more talkative)  3. Channels E.g. speaking, writing, printing, drumming, whistling, singing, making movements. 
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