COHI 100

COHI 100 - COHI100Lecture10/04/11 03:05

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COHI 100 Lecture 10/04/11 03:05 Folk theory of communication according to conduit metaphor Communication is about transferring thoughts (likened to objects) from one mind to  another We use metaphors to understand our world and ourselves Conduit Metaphor Packing and shipping an idea to someone, someone opens and enjoys it ^process = space that in conduit metaphor that allows us to understand communication the first person puts his/her ideas into words, sends those words to the second, who  then extracts the ideas out of the words 3 interconnected metaphors: Concepts, thoughts, feelings, meanings, and ideas are objects. Words, sentences, and so on are containers. Writing or speaking is a process of packing, shipping, and unpacking. Language as a  whole is seen as a conduit for transferring meanings from mind to mind. Put it in real life situation: Sunday morning, local Starbucks, coming out and seeing two 
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COHI 100 - COHI100Lecture10/04/11 03:05

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