Comunicazione e linguaggi

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Communication and languages

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[Autom. eng. transl.] Communication has always supported the possibility of meeting and exchange between human beings. As we will see in the course of the chapter, the interaction between the human baby and its caregiver is immediately scanned and governed by subtle, vital and incessant communication exchanges. Communication is also an activity that is based on and expands human knowledge and the capacity for symbolic representation of reality. We learn to name objects as we know them, and we use this ability to share thoughts, projects and our actions with others. To introduce us therefore to the study of the psychology of communication, in this chapter we will first deal with the definition of some of its components: −− the notion of sign and message that are at the origin of every possible communication; −− the information construct; −− the transition to the definition of communicative intention and that of communicative action; - the definition of medium, referring first to our body and then to the most current technological media. We will also consider the different languages, deepening both the knowledge of the verbal language and the evolution of linguistic competence from the child to the adult. Finally, we will examine the many non-verbal language systems that are used for different purposes in everyday interactions. An overview
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Communication and languages
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationPsicologia Generale
EditorsMARIA RITA CICERI, Guido Amoretti
Number of pages32
Publication statusPublished - 2008


  • comunicazione
  • linguaggio


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