THE CONCEPTS OF COMMUNICATION, AFRICAN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND THE REASONS FOR STUDYING AFRICAN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

1.0 INTRODUCTION ]African communication system is a course under communication. Therefore, it is important to start this course by examining the concepts of communication and African communication systems. It also examines the reasons for studying African Communication systems. 2.0 OBJECTIVES At the end of this unit, students should be able to: define and explain what…

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POETRY, CHANT AND INCANTATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on poetry, chant and incantation, as demonstrative communication channel. 2.0 OBJECTIVES At the end of this unit of study, students should be able to: define poetry, chant and incantation outline usage occasions for poetry, chant and incantation explain the communication functions of poetry, chant and incantation distinguish between chants and…

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AEROPHONES

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on aerophones a group of instrumental communication. According to Ibagere (1994:91-91) aerophones: …are musical instruments which produce sound as a result of the vibration of a column of air which is forced through a kind of pipe. It is the mouth that is usually used to force this air through…

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IDIOPHONES

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on idiophones, a group of instrumental media. Idiophones have the quality of producing sound by themselves (self sounding wares). The objects could be struck, pricked, pulled or pressed with the foot. E.g. gongs of all sizes and shapes. According to Ibagere (1994:91) idiophone is a “…group of self sounding instruments…

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MUSIC

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on music, a demonstrative communication device. According to Ibagere (1994:90), music is quite an important mode of communication in the cultural milieu of Africans, deriving its significance mostly from its entertainment value. Nobody hates music [at least everyone likes a brand of music].It most certainly attracts attention as soon as…

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MEMBRANEOPHONES

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on membraneophone, a group of instrumental communication devices. 2.0 OBJECTIVES At the end of this unit of study, students should be able to: list the types of membraneophones drawing from their culturesdiscuss some types of membraneophones discuss the communication functions of the various membraneophones devices commonly used in African communication….

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THE CONCEPT OF DEMONSTRATIVE COMMUNICATION

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on demonstrative communication. Demonstrative devices are part of items used for communication in traditional African society. They are part of the socio-cultural heritage of Africa. 2.0 OBJECTIVES At the end of this unit of study, students should be able to: list the various types of demonstrative communication devices discuss the…

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VERBAL AND NON-VERBAL

1.0 INTRODUCTION Having examined verbal and non-verbal communication, it is also necessary to examine the differences and interconnectedness. This unit focuses on the differences and interconnectedness between verbal and non-verbal communication 2.0 OBJECTIVES At the end of this unit, students should be able to: outline the differences between verbal and non-verbal communication discuss the differences…

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ICONOGRAPHIC CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION: OBJECTIFIED, FLORAL, PLANTS AND CROPS

1.0 INTRODUCTION This unit focuses on iconographic channels of communication, a mode of communication in Africa. The various types will be outlined and examples presented. It explores objectified as a type of iconographic communication. It examines the concepts, present some examples and highlights their communication functions. Furthermore, it examines floral, plants and crops as iconographic…

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