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10 Cards in this Set

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Mode of Communication
Messages must be sent and received somehow
Semanticity
having signals that convey a meaning
Pragmatic Function
useful purpose of a communication system
Discreteness
larger, complex messages can be broken down into smaller, discrete parts
Arbitrariness
there is no (necessary) connection between the form of signal and it meaning
Cultural Transmission
at least some aspecty of communication system is learned from other users
Displacement
Ability to talk about things not present in space or time
Interchangeability
all users can receive and broadcast the same signal
Productivity
speakers can create infiinte number of novel utterances that others can understand
Muddy
Smelly
Pigs
Dance
And
Chuckle
Deeply
In
Puddles
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