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In communication theory and linguistics, those involved in any act of communication or communicative event. Participant factors include the number involved, roles (sometimes termed functions), relationships (including power relations), and the participants' encoding and decoding skills (see alsocommunicative functions; communicative relationships; receiver skills; sender skills). Participant roles include sender and receiver or addresser and addressee (plus sometimes also a separate source). Comparecommunicator.

Subjects: Media Studies.

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