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Does Whispering Improve Children’S Memory? Comparing Auditory Vigilance And Salience Hypotheses, Christina M. Barnes 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Does Whispering Improve Children’S Memory? Comparing Auditory Vigilance And Salience Hypotheses, Christina M. Barnes

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Oral communication is one of the primary tools children use to learn new information and speech registers can deliver additional meaning to the words someone uses. Cirillo’s (2004) vigilance hypothesis states “Whispering can affect the psychobiological state of recipients, and in particular raise their auditory vigilance” (Cirillo, 2004, p. 76). Building on this theory, the current study investigates the role of whispering and children’s memory by examining a whispering vigilance, whispering salience which focused on the changes between normal and whisper registers, and combined vigilance and salience hypotheses to determine if whispering contributes to the recall of information. Using video …


The Future Is Full Of Monsters: Queer Survival One Click At A Twine, 'Aolani N. Robinson 2021 Nova Southeastern University

The Future Is Full Of Monsters: Queer Survival One Click At A Twine, 'Aolani N. Robinson

All HCAS Student Capstones, Theses, and Dissertations

Spurred by a desire to explore queer rhetoric through interactive forms of media, this project analyzed the game-making program Twine to uncover how independent queer creators use the tool to explore queer survival against time, capitalism, and constrained identities. A more accessible platform than other game-making tools, Twine’s unique interactivity puts the ability to make interactive games and stories into the hands of indie marginalized creators who are often overlooked in both mainstream gaming and queer rhetorics (Anthropy, 2012). Thus, this thesis contributes to queer rhetoric, game studies, and trans rhetorics by exploring the strategies indie Twine creators use in …


Volume 36, 1999 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 36, 1999 Speaker And Gavel

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Volume 40, 2003 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 40, 2003 Speaker And Gavel

Speaker & Gavel

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Volume 39, 2002 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 39, 2002 Speaker And Gavel

Speaker & Gavel

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"Where We Go One, We Go All": Qanon And The Mediology Of Witnessing, Daniel Adleman 2021 University of Toronto

"Where We Go One, We Go All": Qanon And The Mediology Of Witnessing, Daniel Adleman

communication +1

“Where We Go One, We Go All”: QAnon and the Mediology of Witnessing

When critics admonish their opponents for circulating mere conspiracy theories, they are disparaging them for subscribing to facile accounts of socio-historical phenomena that are more sophisticated and aleatory than such heavy-handed narratives apprehend. Unfortunately, this kind of disavowal has the side-effect of precluding conspiracy theories from more serious philosophical consideration.

Arguably the most notorious information age conspiracy theory of the moment is QAnon, a byzantine, messianic truther echo-system that has recently irrupted into mainstream public consciousness. QAnon derives its name from “Q,” a lurid, anonymous, putatively omniscient …


A Crisis Of Publicity: Many-To-Many Communication, Public Deliberation, And The Quest For The Last Big Secret, José Luis Quintero Ramírez 2021 Northwestern University

A Crisis Of Publicity: Many-To-Many Communication, Public Deliberation, And The Quest For The Last Big Secret, José Luis Quintero Ramírez

communication +1

When in response to the spread of misinformation social media platforms publicly negotiate their role as providers and mediators of the online public sphere, they outsource the responsibility of scrutinizing information to public deliberation. They fail to reconcile, however, their agency in constituting the publics that deliberate, and how these publics continue to change over time. Data extraction and suggestion algorithms both provide social media platforms their profit, and shape users’ experience of the internet; they establish the publicity of online discussions by continually selecting the type of users that encounter particular discussion threads. The relationship between publicity and deliberation …


Toward An Invitational Andragogy: Articulating A Teaching Philosophy For The Andragogic Classroom, Whitney Tipton, Stephanie Wideman 2021 University of Indianapolis

Toward An Invitational Andragogy: Articulating A Teaching Philosophy For The Andragogic Classroom, Whitney Tipton, Stephanie Wideman

Journal of Communication Pedagogy

Students older than 25 years are a growing population on our campuses. However, separating these students and labeling them as “nontraditional” further isolates them from campuses that are already geared toward younger learners. This reflective essay explains the need for a philosophy of invitational andragogy—a classroom approach rooted in invitational rhetoric (S. Foss & Griffin, 1995) and Knowles’s assumptions about older learners (1980, 1984). While inviting transformation is important in all classrooms, it is especially important for older learners who often feel separated from the campus at large. To explain how an invitational approach to the andragogic classroom can be …


Media Frames And Abortion Issue Polarization, Shianne Galuska 2021 The University of Southern Mississippi

Media Frames And Abortion Issue Polarization, Shianne Galuska

Master's Theses

The abortion issue is one of the most polarizing topics within the public and media sphere. How the media chooses to frame the abortion debate may influence public opinion and individual reactions. Specifically, articles that use incongruent abortion frames (pro-life/pro-abortion & anti-abortion/pro-choice) may be contributing to an ingroup versus outgroup mentality by highlighting who is the ingroup and who is the outgroup, thus generating moral disgust and polarization (characterized by anger, bias, and activism) amongst those with opposing views. This study sought to answer whether presenting individuals with an incongruent abortion frame increases anger, bias, and activism (polarization), as well …


Variations On Exposure Therapy: Best Practices For Managing Public Speaking Anxiety In The Online Communication Classroom, Sarah K. Chorley 2021 Metropolitan State University of Denver

Variations On Exposure Therapy: Best Practices For Managing Public Speaking Anxiety In The Online Communication Classroom, Sarah K. Chorley

Journal of Communication Pedagogy

Exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy techniques offer unique opportunities for comprehensive management of public speaking anxiety in the online public speaking classroom beyond exposure to only the speech-giving act itself. This best practices article outlines nontraditional strategies for incorporating ERP practices in a distance-learning setting.


Leveraging The Rhetorical Energies Of Machines: Covid-19, Misinformation, And Persuasive Labor, Miles C. Coleman 2021 Rowan University

Leveraging The Rhetorical Energies Of Machines: Covid-19, Misinformation, And Persuasive Labor, Miles C. Coleman

Human-Machine Communication

The rampant misinformation amid the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates an obvious need for persuasion. This article draws on the fields of digital rhetoric and rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine to explore the persuasive threats and opportunities machine communicators pose to public health. As a specific case, Alexa and the machine’s performative similarities to the Oracle at Delphi are tracked alongside the voice-based assistant’s further resonances with the discourses of expert systems to develop an account of the machine’s rhetorical energies. From here, machine communicators are discussed as optimal deliverers of inoculations against misinformation in light of the fact that their …


Volume 38, 2001 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 38, 2001 Speaker And Gavel

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Volume 37, 2000 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 37, 2000 Speaker And Gavel

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Volume 35, 1998 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 35, 1998 Speaker And Gavel

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Volume 34, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1996/Winter 1997/Spring 1997/Summer 1997 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

Volume 34, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1996/Winter 1997/Spring 1997/Summer 1997 Speaker And Gavel

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Volume 33, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1995/Winter 1996/Spring 1996/Summer 1996 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Volume 32, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1994/Winter 1995/Spring 1995/Summer 1995 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Volume 31, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1993/Winter 1994/Spring 1994/Summer 1994, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Volume 30, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1992/Winter 1993/Spring 1993/Summer 1993 Speaker And Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Volume 28, Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Fall 1990/Winter 1991/Spring 1991/Summer 1991 Speaker & Gavel, 2021 Minnesota State University, Mankato

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