What is the regulation/control of the function communication

What is the regulation/control of the function communication

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Communication has main objective to deliver information messaging from one individual or group to another individual or group. Function communication can be used as:

  • to control and govern the human being’s behavior and activities;
  • to regulate nature and activities human beings engage in;
  • to know the language used by people in different purposes.


Three Basic Components or modules of Communication:

  1. Sender
  2. Message
  3. Receiver


The Sender transmits a Message through a channel to the Receiver.


Five Major Purposes of Communication

These are the following:

  1. convey an information
  2. express personal feelings
  3. envision and imagine ideas and future
  4. influence or have an impact to others
  5. meet social expectations or socialization


Communication is categorized as a human skill and it always serves functions. Function of communication refers to how we use our language for different purposes.

Five Basic Functions of Communication

(this is according to theoreticians)


  1. Regulation/Control – as mentioned above
  2. Social Interaction – we should develop and maintain bonds, relations and associations
  3. Information – we use communication for sharing facts and knowledge
  4. Emotional Expression – we express our emotions either verbally or non-verbally directly or through idioms.
  5. Motivation – language is a medium to express our desires, wants, needs, and dislikes, choices as well as aspirations.

Examples of Regulation and Control in an oral communication


  1. Telling the whole class to observe silence.
  2. Making an announcement that the community will start using the new overpass at highway.
  3. Encourage your friend to continue discussing about certain matter
  4. Verbal Cues:  directive words, stating orders or regulations, asking a favour or requests, etc.
  5. Non-Verbal Cues:  authoritative tone, firm vocals, eye-contact is apparently direct.

Various Means of Communication and Examples:

  1. Vocalizations
  2. Behavioral
  3. Body language and facial expressions
  4. Gestures such as a yes-or-no-nods, head shakes, pointing of finger, pushing away, and made-up gestures
  5. Sign language
  6. Communication display such as exchanging of pictures, meme, gifts, or word cards
  7. Communication devices in an electronic and technological software
  8. Handwriting like letters, printed or computer-typed messages


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