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Contents And Abstracts Jan 2008

Contents And Abstracts

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Pedagogy Of Relevance: A Critical Communication Pedagogy Agenda For The 'Basic' Course, Deanna L. Fassett, John T. Warren Jan 2008

Pedagogy Of Relevance: A Critical Communication Pedagogy Agenda For The 'Basic' Course, Deanna L. Fassett, John T. Warren

Basic Communication Course Annual

In this article, we envision how a critical communication pedagogy approach might lend narrative coherence, intellectual rigor, and a focused agenda to the introductory course. Such a paradigm shift is not only consistent with the trajectory of work in our discipline, but it will likely result in ourselves and others assigning more value and respect to our work with the introductory course. Specifically, we advocate four changes with respect to the introductory course: Challenge “teacher-proof” textbooks and curricula, engage diversity, embrace pedagogy as teaching and research, and recover and reinvigorate communication education research.


Front Cover Jan 2008

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Editor's Page, Paul Turman Jan 2008

Editor's Page, Paul Turman

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Editorial Board Jan 2008

Editorial Board

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Grade Distributions In The Basic Public Speaking Course: Exploring The Differences And Pedagogical Implications Of Faculty Rank, Holly J. Payne, Sally O. Hastings Jan 2008

Grade Distributions In The Basic Public Speaking Course: Exploring The Differences And Pedagogical Implications Of Faculty Rank, Holly J. Payne, Sally O. Hastings

Basic Communication Course Annual

This study examines differences in grade distributions in the introductory public speaking course at two American universities based on instructor rank. A sample of 442 sections with 11,381 students over a 2-year period was collected and analyzed using analysis of variance and chi-square analysis. We found significant differences in grade distributions, with instructors assigning lower grades overall than graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) and adjunct faculty. Instructors assigned significantly more D’s and F’s than tenure/track faculty, adjuncts, and GTAs. Chi-square analysis also revealed instructors and tenure/track faculty assign fewer A’s, but tenure/track faculty assign ...


Race And Resistance In The Communication Classroom, Paul Fotsch Jan 2008

Race And Resistance In The Communication Classroom, Paul Fotsch

Basic Communication Course Annual

Teaching diversity is no longer segregated to ethnic studies departments or to intercultural communication courses. Consequently, many students have become resistant to the idea of spending time--"yet again"--on the issue of race. Communication scholars have described a kind of resistance found frequently in the basic communication classroom and likewise proposed various responses to this resistance. Through a review of the literature and drawing on my ten years of experience teaching diversity in the university, this essay assesses these responses. One source of white student discomfort comes from the increasing visibility of whiteness, so two strategies used to address ...


Index Of Titles And Authors, Volumes 1-19 Jan 2008

Index Of Titles And Authors, Volumes 1-19

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Author Biographies Jan 2008

Author Biographies

Basic Communication Course Annual

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Title Page Jan 2008

Title Page

Basic Communication Course Annual

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The Influence Of Biological Sex, Previous Experience, And Preparation Time On Classroom Public Speaking Grades, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child Jan 2008

The Influence Of Biological Sex, Previous Experience, And Preparation Time On Classroom Public Speaking Grades, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child

Basic Communication Course Annual

How does biological sex affect public speaking grades? Students completed journal entries over the course of the semester. Hierarchical multiple regression incrementally examined competency measures (previous experience and overall preparation time) then biological sex on public speaking grade averages. Competency measures predicted higher speech grade averages, but women still earned higher speech grades even after the effects of competency had been removed. Among the explanations offered are that women may be more competent than men, a combination of competence and compliance explains women’s higher grades, or public speaking classrooms perpetuate a female competency bias.


Metaphoric Perspective Theory: Language To Action For The Self, Individuals, Communities, And Culture, Steven Adam Stuglin Jan 2008

Metaphoric Perspective Theory: Language To Action For The Self, Individuals, Communities, And Culture, Steven Adam Stuglin

Master's Theses and Doctoral Dissertations

Metaphoric and tropic language have been a hallmark of human communication throughout the ages. From ancient examples and first attempts at scholarly understanding to postmodern lexicons of metaphor theory in two-dozen disciplines, the understanding of this lingual phenomenon has evolved and grown over arguably the entire length of human history. Communication scholars note the presence and prevalence of tropic language in practice and assert the power that it may have on how humans conceptualize the world around them.

Presented here is complete theory based in these long lines of lingual thought that asserts a direct and powerful relationship between language ...


Gloria Steinem, "Testimony Before Senate Hearings On The Equal Rights Amendment" (6 May 1970), Jill M. Weber Jan 2008

Gloria Steinem, "Testimony Before Senate Hearings On The Equal Rights Amendment" (6 May 1970), Jill M. Weber

Communication Studies Faculty Scholarship

In her testimony before the Senate ERA hearings, Gloria Steinem refuted sex‐based myths about women and championed the ERA. Situating the ERA within the larger civil rights movement, Steinem called on Congress to acknowledge women's oppression as a serious political issue. She also worked to make women's rights issues more appealing to a mainstream audience by talking about the ERA's benefits for men and women and by emphasizing the democratic principles it embodied.


Truman’S Whistle-Stop Campaign, Steven Goldzwig Dec 2007

Truman’S Whistle-Stop Campaign, Steven Goldzwig

Steven Goldzwig

No abstract provided.


Studying Identity And Agency: Cda, Interactional Sociolinguistics, Narrative Analysis, Grounded Theory, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Studying Identity And Agency: Cda, Interactional Sociolinguistics, Narrative Analysis, Grounded Theory, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Studying Style And Legitimation: Critical Linguistics And Critical Discourse Analysis, Sean Zdenek, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Studying Style And Legitimation: Critical Linguistics And Critical Discourse Analysis, Sean Zdenek, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Studying Entextualization And Controversy: Cda, Participant Observation, Computer-Aided Corpus Analysis, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Studying Entextualization And Controversy: Cda, Participant Observation, Computer-Aided Corpus Analysis, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


Discourse Analysis And Rhetorical Studies, Christopher Eisenhart, Barbara Johnstone Dec 2007

Discourse Analysis And Rhetorical Studies, Christopher Eisenhart, Barbara Johnstone

Barbara Johnstone

No abstract provided.


The Soft Power And Persuasion Of Translations In The War On Terror: Words And Wisdom In The Transformation Of Legal Systems, Donald J. Kochan Dec 2007

The Soft Power And Persuasion Of Translations In The War On Terror: Words And Wisdom In The Transformation Of Legal Systems, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

The power of words is the power of persuasion. The exportation of the foundational legal principles that helped form the American republic can serve as instrumental "soft power" tools in the war on terror. Efforts promoting projects like the Arabic Book Program are important vehicles to cross-cultural and cross-lingual international relations. This Article argues that an arsenal of words can be as, or more, powerful than an arsenal of artillery. The West has much to offer, but the rest of the world needs to be able to read it without getting lost in translation. Providing linguistic access to the documents ...