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Metacommunication

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

Metacommunication is communication regarding communication. The word meta came from the Greek word for along with or about; thus, the simplest definition of metacommunication is communication aboutcommunication. Metacommunication is a common human activity; indeed, in a variety of ways people are almost continuously ...

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