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6 - Signals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  08 September 2022

L. David Ritchie
Affiliation:
Portland State University
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Chapter 6 begins with an extended discussion of intentionality and pattern, and applies it to distinguishing the concepts of signal, cue, and incidental behavior.These concepts are then applied to a more precise definition of communication.There follows a detailed discussion of signals, signaling systems, and language. Then Chapter 6 covers the role of signals in conversation and in relationship.Finally, the chapter takes up the topic of ad hoc signals, and the question, whether communicative signals are analog or digital.

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Feeling, Thinking, and Talking
How the Embodied Brain Shapes Everyday Communication
, pp. 123 - 145
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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  • Signals
  • L. David Ritchie, Portland State University
  • Book: Feeling, Thinking, and Talking
  • Online publication: 08 September 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108979566.007
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  • Signals
  • L. David Ritchie, Portland State University
  • Book: Feeling, Thinking, and Talking
  • Online publication: 08 September 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108979566.007
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  • Signals
  • L. David Ritchie, Portland State University
  • Book: Feeling, Thinking, and Talking
  • Online publication: 08 September 2022
  • Chapter DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108979566.007
Available formats
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