Comm Concepts Ch. 2

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Comm Concepts Ch. 2
2012-09-21 16:55:28
Communication Concepts

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  1. Comes from a Latin word meaning "to determine, bring to and end, or settle?"
  2. How broad or narrow we want communication to be?
  3. Another question about communication?
  4. Locate communication in a behavior?
  5. See someone as a communicator?
    Reciever Based
  6. Arbitrary and conventionalized representations?
  7. The way people use symbols to create common meaning and to share that meaning with one another?
    Spoke Symbolic Interaction
  8. Unspoken often unintentional behavior that accompanies verbal communication and helps us interpret its meaning?
    Nonverbal Interaction
  9. An abstract representation of a process, a description of its structure or function?
  10. Dividing a process into constituent parts and showing us how the parts are connected?
    Explanatory Function
  11. Involve if...then..questions?
    Predictive Function
  12. Guide behavior?
    Control Funciton
  13. A coherent set of assumptions about the way a process operates?
  14. Focuses on what happens "inside the heads" of communicators as they transmit and recieve messages?
    Psychological Perspective
  15. Sees communication as a process whereby people using the tools provided by their culture, create collective representations of reality?
    Social Constructionist Perspective
  16. Communication consits of a sytem of interlocking, interdepenent moves which become patterned over time?
    Pragmatic Perspective
  17. Encodes and decodes meanings?
  18. Consits of a person's beliefs, values, attitudes, feelings, and so on?
    Mental Set
  19. Any distraction that interferes with or changes a message during ransmission?
  20. Describe cause and effect loaws that connect communication variables?
    Law Approach
  21. Launguages. The way we have been taught to process info?
    Symbolic Codes
  22. Beliefs, attitudes, and values?
    Cognitive Customs
  23. Believe that human behavior is not so much caused as chosen to accomplish thier goals, people choose certain lines of action, and follow certain rules laid down by their cultures?
    Rules Approach
  24. Most compatible with the pragmatic perspective. Converned with describing interdependent patterns of behavior rather than individual behavior?
    Systems Approach
  25. Overly political. Cultures are constituted through a particlar set of discursive acts?
    Cultural Studies Perspective
  26. A role or stance to take when responding to the text?
    Subject Position
  27. Explain strange culture?
    Ethnography of Communication
  28. People who share common ways of thinking about communication and common styles of talk?
    Speech Community
  29. A clearly marked occasion that calls for a specific type of speech?
    Speech Situation
  30. Identifiable squences of speech?
    Speech Events
  31. Indiviudal, purposeful acts of communication?
    Speech Acts
  32. The environment in which communication takes place?
  33. Goals?
  34. Records content?
    Act Sequences
  35. Tone or spiret in which a given activity is under taken?
  36. Channels of transmission used?
  37. Values and beliefs attached to a given form of communication as well as the rules taht regulate its use?
  38. A speialized type of encoded message?