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communication theory

a hypothesis that describes a model for information transfer consisting of a source of information (the sender), a transmitter, a communication channel, a source of noise (interference), a receiver, and a purpose for the message.
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For instance, the paper on communication theory not only consists of 'mainstream' Western communication theories, but also indigenous theories or theoretical insights including that of Mimamsa philosophy, Bharata Muni's Natyashastra, Bhartrihari's Vakyapadiya, and so on.
I'm proud of my role in shaping Communication Theory.
In this article, we describe how communication theory can be applied to the effective prevention and control of emerging infectious diseases.
Interpersonal communication theory in the library context: A review of current perspectives.
This has developed over the approximately seventy years since it's beginning, into a Statistical Communication Theory (or SCT).
Consequently, the idea of universal meta-theory/metamodel of communication has been firmly rejected, and the sphere of communication theory has been broadened in order to incorporate non-Western contributions as well.
Maranhao's work, drawing on literary, philosophical and linguistic concepts, covers a variety of topics concerning dialogue and communication theory.
So it's valuable to take a look at what we want from communication theory and theories.
Seeing Technical Communication from a Career Perspective: The Implications of Career Theory for Technical Communication Theory, Practice, and Curriculum Design
After numerous unsuccessful attempts at using existing political rhetorical theories to analyze the rhetoric resulting from Ohio's reapportionment maneuvers, the necessity for a suitable theory resulted in the production, design, and emergence of a new political communication theory providing sufficient framework to analyze the unique rhetoric of redistricting.
I used to write articles on an IBM Selectric typewriter; I used to physically enter a library to do research; I used to think it impossible anyone weaned on communication theory could become a VP or CEO.
The second edition of this accessible book provides readers with an introductory treatment of communication theory as applied to the transmission of information-bearing signals.

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