'States of the Common and the Unique': An Introduction to a General Functional Communication Theory

173 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2008

Date Written: September 2008

Abstract

We define here communication theory as the simplest abstract concept of a description of communicative processes serving as an explication for this phenomenon. To describe these processes we will use the term 'state'. The term general communication theory is used here to emphasize that communication is not related to a specific field - it is neither a purely linguistic nor a 'real world' phenomenon. (The contemporary contribution and segmentation of field of communication gives us the impression of specific fields and sub-fields of communication). Functional theory means here that we are interested in the functions that entities have, when participating in a communication and enable all communicators to make a communication process.

Keywords: communication, theory, functions of communication, communicative processes

Suggested Citation

Haase, Fee-Alexandra, 'States of the Common and the Unique': An Introduction to a General Functional Communication Theory (September 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1100062 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1100062

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