I am reading the textbook ’ Survey of communication study’.
It defined message as the meaning that the sender wishes the receiver to understand. Then goes on to say that a message could be intentional or unintentional…
That sounds contradictory to me. If i intend for you to understand a particular thing then it is intentional is it not?
I do understand the message the receiver gets may not be what the sender intended… but that would be a result of ‘noise’, defined as anything that interferes with or changes the original message… not that the message was unintentional.
What do you think?