Definitions of communication According to Dr Mc Farland - Communication is the process of meaning full interactions among human beings. It is a process by which, meanings are perceived and understandings are reach among human beings. According to Brown - Communication is a process of transmitting ideas or thoughts from one person to another for the purpose of creating an understanding in thinking of the person receiving communication. According to Kelly - Communication is a field of knowledge dealing with the systematic application of symbols to acquire common information regarding an object or event. According to Luther-
It is the transmission of commonly meaningful information. It is a process that involves the exchange of behavior. According to Kumar- Communication is the process of making a message understood by satisfying the need sets and ego sets of the receiver. According to Katz Khans- Communication- the exchange of information and transmission the transmission of meaning is the very essence of a social system or organisation. According to MT Myers and GE Myers- Communication refers to a special kind of patterning, which is expressed in a symbolic form. For communication to take place between or among people, two requirements must be met (a) symbolic system must be shared by the people involved (we need to speak the same language or jargon or dialects) and (b) the associations between the symbols and theirs referent must be shared. According to Fortune- it is the procedure whereby one mind affects another. According to Fearing- It is a two-way process which cannot be adequately understood in terms of simple engineering or mechanical analogies. It is uniquely a human relationship from which, emerges all civilisations and culture without which, man as we known him, could not survive. According to Anderson- Communication is a dynamic process in which, man consciously or unconsciously affects the cognition of another through materials or agencies used in symbolic ways. In the view of Sanborn- Communication is the process of sending and receiving messages. According to Fauconnier- Communication is nevertheless an attempt at making common the basic condition for the origin, the existence, and development of every social relationship. Evolution of Communication Communication is the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. Derived from the Latin word communis, meaning to share. Communication requires a sender, a message, and a recipient, although the receiver need not be present or aware of the senders intent to communicate at the time of communication thus communication can occur across vast distances in time and space. Communication requires that the communicating parties share an area of communicative commonality. The communication process is complete once the receiver has understood the message of the sender. Feedback is critical to effective communication between participants. Human Communication Human spoken and pictoral languages can be described as a system of symbols (sometimes known as lexemes) and the grammars (rules) by which the symbols are manipulated. The word language also refers to common properties of languages. Language learning normally occurs most intensively during human childhood. Most of the thousands of human languages use patterns of sound or gesture for symbols which enable communication with others around them. Languages seem to share certain properties although many of these include exceptions. There is no defined line between a language and a dialect. Constructed languages such as Esperanto, programming languages, and various mathematical formalisms are not necessarily restricted to the properties shared by human languages. Communication is the flow or exchange of information within people or group of people. A variety of verbal and non-verbal means of communicating exists such as body language, eye...
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