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  • Patricia Mburu October 14, 2014, 11:00 am

    Great list. But only one development communication theory. What about other modernization, participatory approaches etc

  • Aftab Ahmad February 7, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Thank you for uploading these informative matters, could you please also add some matter related to international communication. Thank You

  • jane muthoki mason March 2, 2015, 1:54 pm

    what about organisational culture theory?

  • Aftab AHmad March 15, 2015, 8:12 pm

    Could you please shcare some knowledge regarding International Communication and Basics of Research and Theories that may be about what exactly Theory is what are its elements.


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  • pankaj Chambial April 10, 2015, 11:07 am

    Its a great website with knowledge compilation of Communication Theories and Model. The expression of delineates the every single theory is impressive. It could be better to add-on separate tab with History of Communication and currently active Organisations for instance, Press Agencies to Media Research Centres ,all around the World.

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  • Dr Mehmet April 27, 2015, 10:22 am

    There are a bunch of good ones if you wish to add

    1. Saussure semiotic theory
    2. Social Semiotics (Hodge and Kress)
    3. Multimodality (Kress)
    4. Visual Grammar (Kress and van Leeuwen)
    5. Systemic Functional Linguistics (Halliday)

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    How do men and women differ in their use of paralanguage?

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    what about the New Public Management Theory

  • chikoko munyati April 12, 2016, 11:30 am

    please share with me some intercultural theories

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  • rajani June 22, 2016, 10:34 am

    Can anyone suggest a theory on the importance of familial relationships?

  • ayo September 6, 2016, 3:05 am

    Quite comprehensive, but I wonder what theory will capture a reluctance to communicate one’s feeling and opinion on issues in spite of an overwhelming need to do so. Could that still fall under “spiral of silence”?

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    what are the theories under the critical perspective?

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    Has anyone heard about genre theory please? I need help with it.

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    where is salient gap theory located?

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