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Unformatted text preview: Communication 15:02 Communication (my definition) – the process of any message being transmitted from a sender to a receiver through a channel Categorizing criteria Breadth of scope Scope – how broad the applicability of a scientific theory is Is communication’s scope limited to humans, or animals, or all beings? Necessity of intention Whether or not intention is necessary for communication Intention is a commitment to complete an action Existence of normative judgment Successful vs. unsuccessful, communication vs. miscommunication Is there such a distinction? You could argue that there is successful communication and unsuccessful communication or you could argue that all communication is successful Necessity of symbolism Does communication have to be symbolic? Symbol – something that stands for something else but symbols must be human inventions Ex. Smoke is not a symbol for fire because it occurs naturally instead of being created Ex....
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- Fall '11
- Communication Theory Textbook