Communication Theories in Action

Author: Julia T. Wood
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780534566401
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text introduces students to a select set of leading theories in the communication field and demonstrates how these theories apply to their lives. Chapters group theories coherently so that students can compare and contrast different approaches to particular interests in the field (for example: relationships, performance, language and mass communication).

Language As Social Action

Author: Thomas M. Holtgraves
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135672652
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This interdisciplinary synthesis of the social psychological aspects of language use provides an integrative and timely review of language as social action. The book successfully weaves together research from philosophy, linguistics, sociolinguistics, anthropology, social and cognitive psychology, pragmatics, and artificial intelligence. In this way, it clearly demonstrates how many aspects of social life are mediated by language and how understanding language use requires an understanding of its social dimension. Topics covered include: *speech act theory and indirect speech acts; *politeness and the interpersonal determinants of language; *language and impression management and person perception; *conversational structure, perspective taking; and *language and social thought. This volume should serve as a valuable resource for students and researchers in social psychology and communication who want a clear presentation of the linguistic underpinnings of social interaction. It will also be useful to cognitive psychologists and other language researchers who want a thorough examination of the social psychological underpinnings of language use. Although this book is relevant for a variety of disciplines, it is written in a clear and straightforward style that will be accessible for readers regardless of their orientation.

A Speaker s Guidebook

Author: Dan O'Hair
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312642865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A Speaker’s Guidebook is the best resource in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Praised for connecting with students who use and keep it year after year, this tabbed, comb-bound text covers all the topics typically taught in the introductory course and is the easiest-to-use public speaking text available. In every edition, hundreds of instructors have helped us focus on the fundamental challenges of the public speaking classroom. Improving on this tradition, the fifth edition does even more to address these challenges with stronger coverage of overcoming speech anxiety, organizing and outlining, and more. And as the realties of public speaking change, so does A Speaker’s Guidebook; the new edition also focuses on presentational speaking in a digital world — from finding credible sources online to delivering presentations in a variety of mediated formats. Read the preface.

Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers

Author: Valerie J. Janesick
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452238677
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this updated version of her innovative book, author Valerie J. Janesick extends her dance and yoga metaphors to strengthen her argument that tapping into one's artistic side—the side that is more creative and less inhibited—is fundamental to realizing one's potential as a qualitative researcher. This Third Edition provides a series of exercises that are both imaginative and immensely practical in helping students to see the artistic side of research.

Semiotics and Communication

Author: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136760695
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Communication is, among other things, about the study of meaning -- how people convey ideas for themselves and to one another in their daily lives. Designed to close the gap between what we are able to do as social actors and what we are able to describe as social analysts, this book introduces the language of semiotics -- a language that provides some of the words necessary for discussion of these communication issues. Presenting the basics of semiotic theory to communication scholars, this volume summarizes those aspects most relevant to the study of social interaction, in particular, signs (the smallest elements of meaning in interaction) and codes (sets of related signs and rules for their use) -- explaining how they come together within cultures. Three common social codes -- food, clothing, and objects -- serve as primary examples throughout the book.

Gendered Lives

Author: Julia T. Wood
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337555886
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Well-written and well-researched by leading gender communication scholars Julia T. Wood and Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, GENDERED LIVES: COMMUNICATION, GENDER, & CULTURE, 13th Edition, provides the latest theories, research and pragmatic information to help readers think critically about gender and society. The book demonstrates the multiple and often interactive ways a person's views of masculinity and femininity are shaped within contemporary culture. It offers balanced coverage of different sexes, genders and sexual orientations. Reflecting emerging trends and issues, the new edition includes expansive coverage of men's issues, an integrated emphasis on social media and a stronger focus on gender in the public sphere. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Principles of Intercultural Communication

Author: Igor Klyukanov
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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Structured around ten fundamental principles, "Principles of Intercultural Communication" combines a strong focus on current intercultural communication theory with a student-friendly style. This unique text leads students through all of the material traditionally covered in an intercultural communication text using gradually unfolding principles that come together to form a reader-friendly narrative. Using in-depth case studies and side trips and incorporating provocative discussion questions, "Principles of Intercultural Communication" engages students in active learning, leaving students with a unified understanding of intercultural communication. Features Approaches intercultural communication using ten unified principles, which lead students gradually from topic to topic in a coherent learning experience. Fosters a critical thinking approach with question-driven chapters that engage students. Promotes understanding of intercultural communication with detailed case studiesaccompanied by three guiding questions in every chapter. Provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills with Side Trips. These discussion questions, featured at the end of every chapter, encourage students to think more critically about the issues in that chapter. About the Author Igor E. Klyukanov is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. He completed his doctoral work in linguistics and communication theory at Saratov State University, Russia. He is a member of the International Academy for Intercultural Research and Associate Editor of The American Journal of Semiotics. In addition to being a guest Editor for the International Journal of Communication (1999, 2000, and 2002), Professor Klyukanov has authored more than 50 articles and books in the field of culture, communication, and language. Praise for "Principles of Intercultural Communication" " I commend the author on up-to-date and accurate scholarship - what rich, varied, and seminal examples he provided. That is where the text grabbed me and I was most able to apply the principles introduced. " Scherrie A. Foster, Fond du Lac College " Each chapter consistently fosters an overall inquisitive and constructively curious approach to the topic of intercultural communication. Each chapter continues to fuel this curiosity in such a manner that sufficiently enables the reader to develop an intercultural outlook on the world. " Kelby K. Halone, University of Tennessee " The main strength of the book, in my view, is the plethora of examples provided, especially the case studies and side trips that allow the reader/student to apply his/her knowledge to real like scenarios. " Antonio C. LaPastina, Texas A&M University "

Media Today

Author: Joseph Turow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317401026
Format: PDF
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Media Today uses convergence as a lens that puts students at the center of the profound changes in the 21st century media world. Through the convergence lens they learn to think critically about the role of media today and what these changes mean for their lives presently and in the future. The book’s media systems approach helps students to look carefully at how media content is created, distributed, and exhibited in the new world that the digital revolution has created. From newspapers to video games and social networking to mobile platforms, Media Today prepares students to live in the digital world of media.

Pulp Politics

Author: Glenn W. Richardson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742556287
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pulp Politics helps us understand how political ads work by exploring how people think and feel, how our brains work, and how we tell and listen to stories. The book dissents from much popular and scholarly opinion that contends that political advertising only despoils democracy. It proposes that the fabric of popular culture, not the essentials of informed consent, constitutes the communicative core of contemporary political campaigns. The book subjects campaign spots to compellingly detailed and nuanced analysis.

Interpersonal Communication Everyday Encounters

Author: Julia T. Wood
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305544994
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written by leading scholar and award-winning teacher Julia T. Wood, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION: EVERYDAY ENCOUNTERS, 8e relates theory and skills directly to students' everyday interactions as it delivers a solid introduction to interpersonal communication. Completely up to date, the new Eighth Edition integrates the latest communication research, including findings from more than 125 new sources. Reflecting the author's expertise in gender and social diversity, the text includes an unparalleled focus on diversity. The new edition also features increased coverage of social media and an expanded emphasis on ethical choices. It addresses such timely issues as emotional intelligence and forgiveness, interracial relationships, safe sex, ways to deal with abuse from intimates, race-related differences between conflict styles, and the power of language. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.