in Communication Models

It is a Circular Model, so that communication is something circular in nature

Encoder – Who does encoding or Sends the message (message originates)

Decoder – Who receives the message

Interpreter – Person trying to understand (analyses, perceive) or interpret

Note: From the message starting to ending, there is an interpretation goes on. Based on this interpretation only the message is received.

This model breaks the sender and receiver model it seems communication in a practical way. It is not a traditional model.

It can happen within our self or two people; each person acts as both sender and receiver and hence use interpretation. It is simultaneously take place e.g. encoding, interpret and decoding.

Semantic noise is a concept introduced here it occurs when sender and receiver apply different meaning to the same message. It happens mostly because of words and phrases for e.g. Technical Language, So certain words and phrases will cause you to deviate from the actual meaning of the communication.

Note: When semantic noise takes place decoding and interpretation becomes difficult and people get deviated from the actual message.

Advantage of Osgood- Schramm model of communication

  1. Dynamic model- Shows how a situation can change
  2. It shows why redundancy is an essential part
  3. There is no separate sender and receiver, sender and receiver is the same person
  4. Assume communication to be circular in nature
  5. Feedback – central feature.

Disadvantage of Osgood- Schramm model of communication

This model does not talk about semantic noise and it assume the moment of encoding and decoding.

{ 105 comments… read them below or add one }

Fred November 2, 2010 at 1:09 am

Should also put conclusions and references if possible

mayam November 16, 2010 at 9:10 am

good information but brief ,,, need some more……… but yah good for having concept

George November 29, 2010 at 2:38 am

What about adding more features of this model of communication?

Onesmo December 8, 2010 at 1:08 pm

There s great need for more clarification about semantic noises..

Patrick December 16, 2010 at 2:12 am

More limitations of the model… thanks for the information

gurach December 23, 2010 at 6:53 am

i was looking 4 it

deng January 12, 2011 at 8:12 am

the semantic noises need more light.Good research but do more.Thanks.

deng January 12, 2011 at 8:21 am

you said semantic noise occurs when sender and receiver put different meaning to the same message.How then does the same person contradict his own message and have different meaning 4 same message?

admin January 13, 2011 at 9:00 am

Thanks for all your comments. Btw, with respect to Deng’s comment, Semantic noises occur when the intended message is wrongly conveyed, like, the wrong usage of words or phrases in inappropriate context which might result in giving out some other meaning which is not even intended. Rather, contradictions would be there on a message to be conveyed but its different meanings should be used at the right place in appropriate context and so no semantic noises occur.

deng January 17, 2011 at 5:40 am

Thanks a lot,I actually analyzed the Semantic Noises occurance and i understood it.However you helped explain better.There could be wrong interpretation of the message as it comes back to the sender,creating semantic noises.

Sharon February 5, 2011 at 11:55 am

Thanks for the summarized notes…..Regards

shamsny March 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

cite practical example where in the SCHRAMM model of Communication is used practically in everyday life of all members within a society whether local, national or world wide setting that a student, professionals, businessmen, eliterate etc. is involved.

mhelbz March 6, 2011 at 2:42 pm

..i reported this model, in our class, and reading this explanation helps me more to understands this modern communication model, as the author said.but the same with the other comments semantic noise here is not discussed broader..it focused only in words…in conversation we must also consider those nonverbal action of a person.

Nora April 2, 2011 at 11:19 am

good and to the point

becky April 24, 2011 at 12:44 am

well ithink this model is agood one

mohsin May 4, 2011 at 9:43 pm

Explain sementic noise more…..

dzimiri corny June 5, 2011 at 3:09 pm

this model is good and simple.it gives a reader the clear view of the communication between,people.awesome one1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nightmare June 16, 2011 at 11:41 am

thats good

Husnain June 26, 2011 at 1:03 pm

Em a student of communication studies, OSGOOD- SCHRAMM MODEL OF COMMUNICATION model presented here in a very good manners a student can easily understand it like me :)

sum July 17, 2011 at 2:23 pm

thanks admin for the good explanation about semantic noise, it helped me a lot in doing my assignment.. nice one. thank you..

LAGAT SHARON August 3, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I agree that semantic noise can change way of communication

kei August 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

Can you give concrete exampleS?
And why not try to incorporate it with a movie..

francis September 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

good and well explained

ludovick September 19, 2011 at 11:52 am

How about semantic noise

obare edward October 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

am impressed of this resourceful information kudos to whoever analysed it to us

Goden Marume October 12, 2011 at 1:29 am

well explained now i got it.

Scelo October 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

its too brief tjo

Robinson Mwakyambiki October 23, 2011 at 6:07 pm

well explained, i like it.

Roch November 19, 2011 at 2:33 pm

its clear when well delivered

David Ndurya November 24, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Personally, I find it more applicable since the advantages overcome the disadvantages. Thank you for your effort.

Shajia Saeed November 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Your explanation is upto the mark. however, if possible please add critisism for this model too. Thankyou

SYLVANUS November 29, 2011 at 12:41 pm

It is more easy to understand. The person who sends the message should also be able to interprate. I like it

badri December 7, 2011 at 8:08 pm

give examples to clarify it

praise December 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Nice research, but pls, more explanation on interpreter, field of experience,semantic noise and how a sender is also a receiver……….

shirshendu debnath December 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm

give examples plz…

ALLY MGONZA December 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm

T’s gud in general

BUSANDA L BUSANDA December 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm

I QUOTE YOU; ‘this model breaks the sender and the receiver’ now my question is ‘ how?’

semeni Ramadhani December 27, 2011 at 11:19 pm

It is so nice but too brif. elaborate more

LUDAN SHAYO December 28, 2011 at 11:41 pm

T`s more than gud;but how the model is relevance in todays life?

rida nayab January 6, 2012 at 4:10 pm

it really increased my knowledge ! will help me in attempting my paper tomorrow :D

PETER January 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

well presented,easy to understant,try to include citations.

Rodgers January 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

atleast,add some disadvantages.

chrizle D. January 25, 2012 at 3:12 pm

atleast, give example for us to know more

Oyeboremi January 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

In this model you did not talk about the immediate feedback

elisha mulehane January 31, 2012 at 3:23 pm

what a better way you did the explanation,though us juniors in this career it still sound shallow.In Kenya we say bado kidogo maze sijavuta aerial that is -i still havent got home this concept,i wish you did as madam shamsny requested otherwise its on the rail.

STEPHEN February 21, 2012 at 11:16 am

That is a wonderful work.give us some examples

ankit February 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

news for osgood

ankit March 2, 2012 at 7:09 pm

communication theory

BBUYE BADRU March 10, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Really to a greater extent, Aristotle’s model of communication is appreciative in the way that it tries to explain the hindrances that affects communication between two or more people communicating that is to say semantic noise summarized contents,brief,and circulative in nature.Though you need to cite more live examples of which for the applicability of this communication model.Thanks for your contribution….!!!

BBUYE BADRU March 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Aristototle should en light more of his advantages of the model to us

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