Comm 1 062211 #2

Comm 1 062211 #2 - Comm 1 062211 #2 Primary Components of...

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Comm 1 062211 #2 Primary Components of Communication - People (participants) - Sources and receivers - Message (symbols) - Channel/medium - Noise - Feedback - Context/setting Important Characteristics of Communication - Comm as Symbolic activity - Verbal and non-verbal symbols are used to exchange meaningful messages - Note: Meaning is not in a symbol itself, but in people’s understanding - Comm as a Systematic & Cognitive Process - Encoding - Decoding - Transmitting - Comm as Transactional activity - Sequence of exchange - Interactions have interdependence - Process is irreversible Some Fundamental Models of Communication - Show comm. As largely one-way - Allow for “noise” disruption Interaction/Process Models - Include feedback - Emphasize cognitive process - Encoding & decoding - Also for Berlo: importance of message construction Transactional Models - Not just feedback , but also - Exchange, interdependence, irreversibility So, RE Models: - Each has a different focus - No one model represents all aspects well (although your text tries to create one
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