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The ???Concept??? of Communication

Journal of Communication, vol. 20, issue 2 (1970) pp. 201-210

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Abstract This essay examines multitudinous definitions of ‘communication’ in the light of the meaning of ‘concept’ as reflected in the literature of the philosophy of science. The examination produced 15 main themes from the definitions. Among the 15 conceptual components there are three upon which the definitions rather critically divide. These three points of conceptual split are examined for their impact on theory construction in communication. Some suggestions are made for conceptual clarification.

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  • Frank E X Dance

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