Comm Concepts Ch. 2
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Comm Concepts Ch. 2
Comes from a Latin word meaning "to determine, bring to and end, or settle?"
How broad or narrow we want communication to be?
Another question about communication?
Locate communication in a behavior?
See someone as a communicator?
Arbitrary and conventionalized representations?
The way people use symbols to create common meaning and to share that meaning with one another?
Spoke Symbolic Interaction
Unspoken often unintentional behavior that accompanies verbal communication and helps us interpret its meaning?
An abstract representation of a process, a description of its structure or function?
Dividing a process into constituent parts and showing us how the parts are connected?
A coherent set of assumptions about the way a process operates?
Focuses on what happens "inside the heads" of communicators as they transmit and recieve messages?
Sees communication as a process whereby people using the tools provided by their culture, create collective representations of reality?
Social Constructionist Perspective
Communication consits of a sytem of interlocking, interdepenent moves which become patterned over time?
Encodes and decodes meanings?
Consits of a person's beliefs, values, attitudes, feelings, and so on?
Any distraction that interferes with or changes a message during ransmission?
Describe cause and effect loaws that connect communication variables?
Launguages. The way we have been taught to process info?
, attitudes, and values?
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?
Most compatible with the pragmatic perspective. Converned with describing interdependent patterns of behavior rather than individual behavior?
Overly political. Cultures are constituted through a particlar set of discursive acts?
Cultural Studies Perspective
A role or stance to take when responding to the text?
Explain strange culture?
Ethnography of Communication
People who share common ways of thinking about communication and common styles of talk?
A clearly marked occasion that calls for a specific type of speech?
Identifiable squences of speech?
Indiviudal, purposeful acts of communication?
The environment in which communication takes place?
Tone or spiret in which a given activity is under taken?
Channels of transmission used?
Values and beliefs attached to a given form of communication as well as the rules taht regulate its use?
A speialized type of encoded message?