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  • Provides a comprehensive, easy-to-use introduction to the field
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Noise

Noise

Noise is one of the codes of radio and refers to sound content that is not speech, music or silence. Noise is created either naturally, accidentally or artificially, as in a sound effect.

Crisell has claimed that speech is the primary code of radio (1994: 3), (see ...

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