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Communication
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As a special form of social action, communication denotes the exchange of signs between a communicator and a recipient. This method of conveying meaning relates to the thinking, feelings, and acts of others. In communication science the term “communication” is normally limited to exchanges between one person or persons and another or others with the help of spoken language, signs, and symbols, including nonverbal. It is usual to think of the verbal elements as being …

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Hemels, Joan M. H. J., Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich and Editors, The, “Communication”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_C1040>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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