Trenholm 2014 explains it perfectly When people decide to communicate they

Trenholm 2014 explains it perfectly when people

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because when I talk to people I do not really know, I view the conversation we have as a game. Trenholm (2014) explains it perfectly, “When people decide to communicate, they become partners in a game that requires them to make individual “moves,” or acts ” (p.30). The “moves” or “acts” are treated as the words, gestures, or signs an individual use to communicate with another individual. An example of how I use the pragmatic model at times is when I socialize at a party. Since the parties I have and go to consist of only college students, the “game” of communication is pretty simple. Some “moves” I use are phrases such as: “How were your classes?” or “What is your major?”, basic phrases like that get the game started and going.
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Interdependence is crucial for this game. Both players need to be on par to make the communication game work. As Trenholm (2014) mentions, “Each player is affected by what another player does. Players need each other if they are to play. The same is true of communication: a person can’t be a sender without someone to be a receiver, and it’s impossible for a receiver to receive a message without a sender to send it” (p.31). An example of how a communication game went well for me was when I asked someone, “Hey! How has your day been?” and they replied back, “My day went well! How about yours?” and I continued with a
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