Constructionist Theory of Representation in Language and Communication: A Philosophical Analysis

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Abstract

There is nothing as an innocent word because every word no matter how simple it sounds is loaded with meaning. For communication to have taken place, the meaning of a word or symbol is grasped and understood by the receiver. This paper maintains that there are variables which influence the construction and decoding of meaning with the resultant effect that no two individuals construct meanings in uniform way.

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Umeogu, B. & Ifeoma, O. (2012). Constructionist Theory of Representation in Language and Communication: A Philosophical Analysis. Open Journal of Philosophy, 2, 130-135. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2012.22021.

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