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Language and Communication

  • By: Stephen W. Littlejohn
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Although people use a variety of code systems to create and express meaning, language is obviously central to the communication process, as the extensive theoretical literature so amply demonstrates. Many fields of study have contributed to this literature, including most centrally ...

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