This essay introduces the current volume and also gives a sense of its contents in relation to the entire series of Handbooks of Communication Science. It considers two broad definitions of communication and the problems of the ‘objects’ of communication science. It gives a sense of how the terms ‘theory’ and ‘model’ are used in the volume as well as some of the dilemmas that have existed in the field in respect of theory.
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