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Concepts of Communication in CSCL THEORIES OF COMMUNICATION

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In general, there are many theories of communication. Littlejohn (1999) lists nine broad categories of communication theories, that can be characterized as follows: • Cybernetics – calculates the flow of information between a message sender and a message recipient, allowing for effects of feedback and transmission noise. • Semiotics – analyses the role of signs, symbols and language in communicative interaction. • Conversation analysis – identifies structures of ordinary conversation, such as turn-taking and question-response pairs. • Message production – considers how message production is determined by the personal traits and mental state of speakers and by the mental processes of producing the message. • Message reception – focuses on how individuals interpret the meaning of communicated messages, organize the informatio

Year: 2009
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