Monday, 18 September 2017

BCA/MCA - Communication - Macro Functions of Communication

Macro Functions of Communication

BCA/MCA - Communication - Macro Functions of Communication


The macro functions of communication are listed below:

1. The emotive function:
                to communicate the inner states and emotions, e.g. Oh no!



2. The directive function: 
                seeking to affect the behaviour of others, e.g. Close the door, please.

3. The phatic function: 
               opening the channel or checking that it is working,
               e.g. Hello, is it Ram Sinha? or Can you hear me, Mrs. Gupta?

4. The poetic function: 
               the particular form chosen is the essence of the message. This refers to the aesthetic function of language.

5. The referential function: 
               to carry information.

6. The metalinguistic function:
              focusing attention on the code itself,
              e.g. ‘the use of both will or shall is correct in modern usage.’

7. The contextual function: 
              creating a particular kind of context,
              e.g. Right! Let’s start the meeting now.

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