The communicative wheel: Symptom, signal, and model in multimodal communication

Durst-Andersen, Per and Cobley, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2018) The communicative wheel: Symptom, signal, and model in multimodal communication. Semiotica, 2018 (225) . pp. 77-102. ISSN 0037-1998 [Article] (doi:10.1515/sem-2016-0228)

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This paper addresses the need for a model of communication with a new, holistic conception of language within it. The resultant process model is called the Communicative Wheel. It consists of three communicative products: the sender’s input corresponding to his/her experience of a situation (symptom), an output corresponding to a piece of information to the receiver (signal), and the receiver’s intake corresponding to a description of the situation referred to (model). What the model of the wheel suggests, is that the understanding of ‘utterance’ as symbolic needs to be replaced by an understanding of it as indexical.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): input; output; intake; symptom; signal; model; experience; information; situation; precoding; encoding; decoding; gift package; communicative gift
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media
Item ID: 27647
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Walter de Gruyter in Semiotica, the final published version is available at:
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Depositing User: Paul Cobley
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2019 12:54
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 19:31

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