CMST 1a03: Introduction to Communication
Dr. Alex Sévigny (Winter Term, 2013)
In crisis we find opportunity, become more efficient, innovative, etc.
What is communication?
"The process of human beings responding to the symbolic behaviour of
A Relational & Symbolic Act
Communication is a speech act
Although it may not be tangible it is still equivalent to material goods or
We act and create when we speak
What is a “sign”?
Something you can identify
Signified concept can be expressed differently by signifier
What are some of the many meanings of “communication”?
What are some types of communication?
Intrapersonal- communication occurring inside your mind, personal
Dyadic – in pairs- very intimate, most common among people and sharing
that occurs between 2 people cannot occur in group of 3
Public speaking- speaking at people