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Communication creates relationships between what is perceived or known by one person and what is perceived or known by another; it also relies on pre-existing relationships. The receiver and originator of a message must work from some common understanding of what sorts of patterns are used to communicate and how these patterns are related to other events. Communication has to do with community both in the sense that it relies on having something in common in the first place and in the sense that it can influence what the communicants subsequently have in common. - David Ritchie

In 1950 Roman Jakobson introduced a theory that considers the way that spoken language is put to use in human communication. This model of communication function consists of two layers of description -- one that describes the various elements of language use, and one that shows what humans do with the language when they use it. q1022 q1035 q1043 q1044 q1045


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