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Coordinated Management of Meaning
W Barnett Pearce & Vernon Cronen

Interpersonal Communication: Interpersonal Messages


Theory Overview (9th Edition)

Persons-in-conversation co-construct their own social realities and are shaped by the worlds they create. Communication is a two-sided process of making and managing meaning and coordinating our actions. What we say matters because we get what we make. If we get the pattern right, the best possible things will happen. (Socio-cultural and phenomenological traditions)

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