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Comm105A Unit 1


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is the principle of verbal interaction that claims that communication takes place only to the exetent that the parties communicating share the same system of signals
is the communication of support and approval
is placing the listener in a specific role for a specific purpose and asking that the listener approach a question or problem from the perspective of this specific role
is an uncertainty of meaning; the possibility of interpreting a message in more than one way
is the vehicle or medium through which signals are sent
is a set of symbols used to translate a message from one form to another
is the process or act of communication, the actual message sent and received,and also the study of the processes involved in the sending and receiving of messages
is a theory holding that speakers adjust their speaking style to their listeners to gain social approval and achieve greater communication effectiveness
Communication accommodation theory
is the knowledge of rules and skills of communication; the term of ten refers to the qualities that make for effectiveness in communication
Communication Competence
is the relatively specialized lifestyle of a group of people - consisting of their values, beliefs, artifacts, ways of behaving, and ways of communicating- that is passed on from one generation to the next
is the relationship in which the behavior of one person serves as the stimulus for the complementary behavior of the other; in complementary relationships behavioral differences are maximized
Complementary Relationship
is the communication between people that takes placed through some computer connection
Computer-Mediated Communication
is a principle of communication starting that messages refer both to content (the world external to both speaker and listeners) and to the relationship existing between the individuals who are interacting
Content and Relationship Dimensions
is the communication message relating to the objective world-the world external to both speaker and listener
Content message
is the physical, psychological, social, and temporal environment in which communication takes place
is something that takes a message in one form and translates it into another form from which meaning can be formulated. auditory mechanism.
is the process of extracting a message from a code
is a statement that asks teh listenre to receive what the speaker says as intended and not to interpret it as reflecting negatively on the image of the speaker
is the outcome or consequence of an action or behavior; communication is assumed always to have some effect
is something that takes a message in one form and translates it into another form. the speaking mechanism
is the process of putting a message into a code. ex. nerve impulses into speech sounds
is the rightness or wrongness of actions' the branch of philosophy that studies moral values
is information that is given back to the source
is the information that is sent prior to a regular message telling the listener something about what is to follow
is the principle of communication stating that communication cannot be avoided; all behavior in an interactional setting is communication
is the communication that takes place between or among persons of different cultures or persons who have different cultural beliefs, values, or ways of behaving
Intercultural communication
is the communication between two persons or among a small group of persons and distinguished form public or mass communication; communication of a personal nature and distinguished from impersonal communication; communication between or among intimates or
Interpersonal Communication
is a particular form of interpersonal communication in which two persons interact largely in a question-and-answer format for the purpose of achieving specific goals.
is the communication with yourself.
Intrapersonal Communication
is the principle of communication holding that communication cannot be reversed; once something has been communicated, it cannot be uncommunicated.
is the communication addressed to an extremely large audience, mediated by audio and /or visual transmitters, and processed by gatekeepers before transmission
Mass Communication
are any signal or combination of signals transmitted to a receiver.
is the communication about communication.
is a message that makes reference to another message. For example, comments like “Did I make myself clear” or “That’s a lie” refer to other messages
is a message that contradict themselves; messages that ask for two different (often incompatible) responses
Mixed Messages
the feedback that serves a corrective function by informing the source that his or her message is not being received in the way intended
Negative Feedback
is present in a communication system to the extent that the message received is not the message sent. is anything that interferes with a person’s receiving a message as the source intended the message to the received
is the process of sending and receiving verbal and nonverbal messages that convey meaning and that occur within an organizational context.
Organizational Communication
is the feedback that supports or reinforces the continuation of behavior along the same lines in which it is already proceeding- for example, applause during a speech.
Positive Feedback
is the communication in which a speaker presents a relatively continuous message to a relatively large audience in a unique context.
Public Speaking
is the breaking up of continuous communication sequences into short sequences with identifiable beginnings and endings or stimuli and responses.
Punctuation of Communication
is any person or thing that takes in message. may be individual listening to or reading a message, a group of persons hearing a speech, a scattered television audience, or machines that store information.
is the message that comments on the relationship between the speakers rather than on matters external to them.
Relationship Messages
are any overt or covert behavior
is the inability to break away from a complementary relationship that once was appropriate but is no longer.
Rigid Complementary
is the communication among a collection of individuals small enough in number that all members may interact with relative ease as both senders and receivers, the members being connected to one another by some common purpose and with some degree of organiz
Small Group Communication
is any person or thing that creates messages. may be an individual speaking, writing, or gesturing or a computer sending an error message.
are the external or internal changes that impinge on or arouse an organism.
is the relationship between two or more persons in which one person’s behavior prompts the same type of behavior in the other person(s). For example, anger in one person, or a critical comment by one person may lead the other person to criticize in retu
Symmetrical Relationship
is a general statement or principle applicable to related phenomena.
is characterizing the relationship among elements whereby each influences and is influenced by each other element; communication, in which no element is independent of any other element, is a transactional process.
is the principle of communication stating that no communication can ever be re-created in quite the same way, because circumstances are never the same.

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