Interpersonal Communication: Perspectives and Approaches

Describe perspectives on interpersonal communication and approaches to communication.

Use as much as you can for each perspective or approach to give texture to your answers: covering laws (positivist or postpositivist), rules, systems, interpretive dialogue, “social” (e.g., Leeds-Hurwitz), dialectical (e.g., Baxter & Montgomery) and narrative (a la Bochner, 1994). In your description, include their assumptions about the nature of the world/phenomena, human beings, how we come to know things (epistemology), communication, and what each one brings into focus about human communication. Compare and contrast these approaches.