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Intro to Communication Process Lecture Notes

Intro to Communication Process Lecture Notes
Definition of Human Communication
The accurate transfer of an idea (message) from one person (sender) to another person
The message can be verbal and/or nonverbal.
Human Communication can be diagrammed as:
Definition of Language
There are 5 elements in the definition of language. To have a true language, all 5
elements must be present.
1] is a code
2] represents ideas about our world
3] uses a conventional system of rules
4] is arbitrary
5] is used for communication
Components of Language
1] Phonology: Sounds of the language
2] Semantics: Word meaning
3] Syntax: Word order or word combinations
4] Morphology: Word endings
5] Pragmatics: Language in context