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C118%20Transmission%20Model%20Problems0-2 - or Hamlets...

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Limitations of the “Transmission Model”: The Problems With the Transmission Model: Summarizing our discussion. 1. There is no Context. 2. It is mechanical. It assumes that communication is simply a matter of how much is communicated, how clearly is the message sent, and how much information is sent. 3. It is not interactive. a. A message is treated a single object that can be understood by itself. b. There is no reflexivity connecting persons. c. There is no sense of sequence. 4. ‘Message’ is separated from ‘channel.’ (Think about the Gettysburg Address
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Unformatted text preview: or Hamlets soliloquy in Power Point. Would they have the same meaning? 5. It is mechanical with emphasis only on accurate transmission and reception. (Confusions and even different understandings can be functional.) 6. Decoding and encoding are mysterious actions. There is no explanation of them. (Some ideas are matters of language and are not in need of decoding into messages. Some messages like cries of pain are direct expressions of physiological conditions - they do not require decoding either.)...
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