Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM)
... 2. An episode is a communication routine that has boundaries and rules
(e.g. phone-call home cause you’re running late, flowers to say you’re
sorry, cleaning when you’re happy, not wanting to go home cause
you’re in trouble!)
3. A relationship between persons-in conversation suggests how speech
Unit Two Virtual Lecture
... • Culture is the language, values, beliefs
and customs people share and learn.
(Samovar and Porter, 2004)
• Culture influences your beliefs, values,
and world views, and is reflected in your
language, non-verbal behavior and how
you relate to others.
community dialogue process
... We had to extend our understanding of coordination when we were confronted by
the realities of unequal distributions of power. Our purpose was to create a public
dialogue process, and we quickly realized that, as Kingston (1999, p. 3) said, "Politics
and dialogue are not at all the same thing; and p ...
Social Tools Without Social Risks
... ‘social’, not as standalone functionality, but as
an organizing principle. The social paradigm
is integrated at the core of the platform where
a permission model exercises control over all
content and communication flows. This assures
that no content can proliferate outside its permissible boundarie ...
Extending the Theory of the Coordinated Management of Meaning
... so long without taking any action. He described it as a wasted opportunity. To the contrary, we understood that meeting as having accomplished
several objectives in the early stages of a continuing process, the most
important of which was that residents saw a model for and experienced
talking produc ...
... 1. Persuasion theories (1944-1963)
• simple attitude & behavior change, social learning
2. Active audience theories (1944-1986)
• motivated attention, uses & gratifications, cognitive
3. Social context theories (1955-1983)
• Two-step flow, diffusion & social networks, knowledge gaps &
2. The ethnography of speaking and the structure of conversation
... The study of language must deal with the ‘real’ texts that form human communication and the social
situations they are used in.
The speech event is constituted by seven distinct factors, each associated with a different function:
- speaker / writer,
- hearer / reader,
- message form (passed between ...
Communication: theory and practice EN
... 4) with other trade unions
5) with the employers
6) with the public opinion
7) with other organizations in the society
8) with political institutions and state administrations
9) with men and women with different social origin and
Meaning-Making in AAC Intervention.pttx
... Participation refers to the ability to exchange messages and share
in activities with others. This is the process closely associated with
doing-with another and can have a task or goal-orientation.
What is a Social Movement?
... order which rules through law
and force, and a civil society
which rules through consent. For
Gramsci, such consent was the
basis of ‘culture’ in which a
dominant ideology or world view
prevailed. Gramsci use the term
cultural hegemony to describe
dominant ideologies to which we
give our tacit conse ...
The Philosophy of System Development
... solutions that solve the problem the user has. The interaction with the
users holds the meaning.
The method is not to create a structure that is truth, but the method is
a sum of all the interactions that are relevant. Meaning, or the meaning
of the system, is created in the interaction with all the ...
to view our presentation slides.
... The purpose or meaning behind why people are communicating with others
The “why” behind communication, language functions
What kind of communicative environment are we creating?
People with Special Needs, especially individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders
often have limited communicative intent
A reconnaissance of CMM research
... are strong rules for such mundane matters as what one asks or says on ﬁrst meeting; following
these rules is preﬁgured by and reconstructs one's culture; and violations of these rules have
serious conversational consequents. In a series of studies of the perceptions of ﬁlms, Wolfson
and Norden (1984 ...
... Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or
posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate or humiliate another member,
as outlined in our member protection policy or code of conduct.
Under certain circumstances, cyber bullying (e.g. ...
... The next slide shows a diagram of a communication
network of women in a Bangladesh Village.
• Each woman (node) is represented by a circle and a
unique identification number. Communication links
with other women are indicated by a straight lines.
• The diameter of the circle of each woman is
(in Multilingua 16 (1997): 145-51)
... ignored, or only sketchily dealt with, by those who, like ourselves, use mainly artificial examples. But then
those who make audio recordings and careful transcriptions of authentic conversations can in turn be criticised
for abstracting away from the bodily movements and visual monitoring involved ...
... the Agenda Setting Function Theory discusses what the media is doing to an audience.
Both models assume an active audience, with individual ideas, but not impervious to
influence, as the audience of Semiotic Constructivism will be effected by the codes they
find in the media, and that of the Agenda ...
... differences across cultural groups
to promote communication
Using CMM - Pearce Associates
... would be untrue. That's not how it happened.
I think that I am the first person ever to use the awkward phrase "coordinated
management of meaning." Of course, tones of voice are often more informative than the
verbal content of what is said, and struggle and frustration were expressed in the tones o ...
(Communication) Theory and Research --
... A-Type Conflict: occurs when relationships and trust are weak.
C-Type Conflict: occurs when relationships and trust are strong. Members are
willing to debate.
The Nature of Human Communication
... “Communication is the management of messages for the purpose of creating
meaning” (Frey et al, 1991).
According to Kreps (1990) human communication occurs when a person responds to
a message and assigns meaning to it. Specifically, we should be careful to define a
message as any symbol or thing that ...
Advertising in Poland: Indexing the Post
... order, however, when we choose to violate the constraints, we create the possibility of
constructing an altered definition of reality, or sense of the appropriate way to be in a given
context, possibly even the essence of the context itself. Thus, the process of communication both
constructs the nov ...
Communication Styles - Online Talent Manager
... "Targeting" and "Content". Targeting refers to which party in a conversation is the most receptive to the
information exchanged. Content refers to the information being transmitted in a conversation, this applies to
both the actual information and the opinions, wishes, desires, feelings, and emotion ...
Coordinated management of meaning
In social sciences, coordinated management of meaning (CMM) ""theorizes communication as a process that allows us to create and manage social reality"".People have unique interpretations of the world around them - they have different ""meanings"" of what they encounter. These meanings/interpretations are dependent on myriad factors including history, personality, affiliations etc. Through communication, an underlying process takes place in which communities negotiate a common or conflicted interpretation of the world around them thereby creating a social reality in which the community lives. CMM advocates that these meanings can be managed in a productive way so as to improve the general state of the community by coordinating and managing the meaning-making process.Much of the development of the theory consists of heuristic models and concepts that enable the user to perceive and describe the ongoing processes of communication.CMM heavily relies on three basic processes: coherence, coordination, and mystery. Separately and sometimes in combination, these processes help to clarify and explain how social realities are created through conversation.