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David K. Behm Communication Paper 09/13/2011 My Definition: Communication can be defined as the propagation of ideas, thoughts, knowledge, or intentions from one party to another. This process can be used to achieve a shared or individual goal. Other Definitions: “Communication is packing content into words and sending it off, to be unpacked by the recipient at the other end” (Sperber & Wilson, 1986, p.1). “Convenient way to describe an act of communication is to answer the following question: Who says what in which channel to whom with what affect?” (Lasswell, 2007, p.216). “Communication involves the exchange and the flow of ideas and information from one individual to another” (Campbell, 2004, p.2) “Communication is the exchange and flow of information and ideas from one person to another. It involves a sender transmitting an idea to a receiver” (Crisafulli, 2003, p.1)
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Unformatted text preview: “Communication is the process through which people use messages to generate meanings within and across contexts, cultures, channels, and media” (McCornack, 2010, p.6) References Campbell, C. (2004). Insights into effective communication. Scotland: Insights. Crisafulli, A. (2003). Conversational tone: choice of words to empower. New York: Milady. Lasswell, H.D. (2007). The structure and function of communication in society . New York: The Institute for Religious and Social Studies. McCornack, S. (2010). Reflect & relate: an introduction to interpersonal communication. Boston & New York: Bedford & St. Martin’s. Sperber, D., & Wilson, D. (1986). Relevance: communication and cognition . Oxford: Blackwell Publishing....
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