-comes from the Latin word
-Nuval (2008) defines
communication as a process of
sharing meaning. It involves a
common experience and mutual
-Padilla, Mely M., et al. (2003) states
that communication is a process
wherein knowledge, ideas,
information, attitudes, feelings and
the like are transmitted.
-communication is a two-way
process by which information is
exchanged between or among
individuals through a common
system of symbols, signs, and
-the transmission of
ideas, opinions, feelings, emotions or attitudes
through the use of words.
1. Syntax – set of rules that determines the
structure of language. (follow regular rules
2. Semantics – deals with designing meanings to
Types of Meaning
1. Denotation – also known as dictionary
meaning, is the conventional meaning people
in a culture agree to use when they encounter
a particular symbol.
2. Connotation – refers to the emotional
component of the symbol’s meaning.
-refers to the sending of
messages to another person
utilizing methods or means other
7 Categories of Nonverbal Communication
body movement (kinesthetics)
space and territory (proximics)
Why is communication essential?
With a partner, answer the question then
share it in class.
You are given 5 minutes to discuss the
importance of communication. Cite your
experiences if needed to explain it.
Functions of Communication
1. Physical Needs
2. Ego Needs
3. Social Needs
b. desire for control
Two Types of Settings in
1. Informal Settings
(chats, conversations, etc.)
2. Formal Settings
(interview, debate, public speaking, group
discussion, parliamentary procedure)