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CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Meta-Communication, Onomatopoeia, Hate Speech

Language origins  Language acquisition  “magical” words  2 theories of language origins  Charles Hockett and the Design Features of Language - began thinking about origins of language - language is a ...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Claude Shannon, Bell Labs, Marshall Mcluhan

Information Transmission and Mcluhan  How does info get transmitted  - Do people always receive the same message as the one the sender intended  - Can we, as communicators do things th...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Green Marketing, Consumerism

Green Consciousness and Communication - what you buy represents who you are - 2 dominant ways that people think of green consumerism - 1 ; social advocacy advertising or consume more efficiently...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - George Herbert Mead, Erving Goffman

Self and George Herbert Mead THE SELF:  brief overview of the notion of the self in Western thought  account of key points from George Herbert Mead  examination of the central ideas of Erving Goffman ...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY.docx

COMMUNICATION AND TECHNOLOGY - often people are unaware of surveillance although it is everywhere Education and technology issues - information access - skills acquisition - new literacies - distract...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Mental Representation

Ferdinand de Saussure Symbols Icons and Indexes Ferdinand de Saussure - Science of science - Decided that when you start talking about signs, anything that bears meaning will always ha...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Marshall Mcluhan, Logical Form

Changes in communication Changes in communication technology produce changes in the cultural, the social, and the psychological order  made the study of popular culture creditable  argued why comic books are...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Celebrity Culture

CINEMA AND COMMUNICATION - stairs are a signifiers of space - emotional realism (provoke emotion) - classical realism (poorly edited= unrealistic) - film studies ranges from politics to everyday life - symbol...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Cognitive Dissonance, Social Proof

WEAPONS OF PERSUASION Robert B. Cialdini - social psychology of persuasion - published many books (almost same title and covers) - appeal to people inherently because its so obvious - you can unde...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
Social Proof.docx

Social Proof pluralistic ignorance 1werther effect 21 What if no one knew what to do Not just yourself but everyone How would you know how much people are influenced by others 85 of people help others when the individual ...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Syntagmatic Analysis, Connotation, Denotation

Syntagms and Mathew Arnold Syntagms: Once a choice of units from a paradigm has been made, some sort of combination must take place. Such combinations are called syntagms. - a sentence is a syntagm of cho...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Impression Management

Vocal Gestures the Language Vocal gestures: Language - initially, we communicate through a conversation of gestures - the conversation of gestures only becomes language when these gestures become signifi...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Zoosemiotics, Semiotics

SEMIOTICS Paddy Whannel: “Semiotics tells us things we already know in a language we will never understand” - study of signs - attempt to understand the structures of meanings - we all produce me...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
Reciprocation.docx

Reciprocation Humans have a natural tendency to give back and pay our debts, and extinguish the obligation to give back because we feel bad - internal discomfort - external shame - reciprocal conc...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
CMNS 1115 Lecture Notes - Plebs, George Lipsitz, The Gutenberg Galaxy

POPULAR CULTURE 3 Key Elements to bear mind in relation to the rise of studies in the field of popular culture: 1) the industrial revolution’s impact on the social organization of labor and everyday...

Communications
CMNS 1115
C.Chen
Permachart - Marketing Reference Guide: Business Communication, Human Communication, Jargon

Communication Success 2 Communication Success 3 permacharts TM ...

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