ERIC Number: ED097737
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Systems, Purposes, Images, Plans: A Communication Model.
Hildum, Donald C.
A definition and a general description of communication that makes use of the insights of linguistics and psychology are presented in this paper, along with a conceptual model of communication that incorporates a systems approach. Following a lengthy discussion of the components required for a communication exchange, the systems approach model is described and schematized. The concepts image (the locus of a plan) and plan (a chain of images) are then related to the acts of sending and receiving messages, and the element of intentional and unintentional communication is discussed. Finally, the contributions from the fields of behavioristic and neobehavioristic psychology and linguistics are discussed, and it is concluded that a semantic theory which recognizes the plan/image duality in communication systems will have to be formalized. (RB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 17-20, 1974)