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ERIC Number: ED154464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
The Logic of the Coordinated Management of Meaning: An Open Systems Model of Interpersonal Communication.
Cronen, Vernon E.; Pearce, W. Barnett
The current development of a communication theory known as coordinated management of meaning is presented in this report. The communication process is modeled as an open system; human actors constitute component subsystems with the ability to organize their cognitions into constitutive and regulative rules. The conjoining of individuals' rule sets forms the logic of the system. The metatheoretical underpinnings of the theory and an analysis of causal forces operating in the communications systems are provided, and special attention is given to structural variations within rules based on a proposed set of structural differentia. A set of theorems and axioms are offered, relating structural and content variation within rules to the functioning of communication systems. (Author/DF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Communication Association (April 25-29, 1978)