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Toward a Unified Communication Theory [microform] / Saundra McMillan
Bib ID 5240862
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
McMillan, Saundra
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
24 p. 
Summary

After discussing the nature of theory itself, the author explains her concept of the Unified Communication Theory, which rests on the assumption that there exists in all living structures a potential communication factor which is delimited by species and ontogeny. An organism develops "symbol fixation" at the level where its perceptual abilities exceed its immediate or local needs. Throughout this process "symbol manipulation" occurs, but it is most highly developed among higher primates. Symbol manipulation occurs when the organism reaches a level of concern beyond simple life functions and when perceptions on internal feelings can be externalized. "Symbol stagnation" occurs at the most rudimentary level of perception, impairing the fixation process and ultimately distorting communication. The author closes with suggestions for implementation of current data and for "pioneer" areas of further research. (Author/RN)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Assn. (Honolulu, November 1972).

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Behavior Theories.  |  Behavioral Science Research.  |  Conceptual Schemes.  |  Fundamental Concepts.  |  Information Theory.  |  Language Universals.  |  Linguistic Theory.  |  Symbolic Language.  |  Theories.
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