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Relational View of Communication

 The relational view of communication examines how meaning is constructed by communicators who use symbolic codes to create meaning. The model emphasizes dialogue as the basis of communication and identifies how factors such as one's identity roles and culture, rules and expectations, affect the creating of meaning in given situations.

Meaning is Constructed

Communication and Culture

Roles and Identities (Self)

Symbolic Acts (Messages)

Communication as Dialogue (Dialogic Listening

Types of Relationship

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