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Uniting A Nation: A Close Textual Analysis Of Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, Thomas Michael Gatta 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Uniting A Nation: A Close Textual Analysis Of Barack Obama's Inaugural Address, Thomas Michael Gatta

Communication Studies

An analysis of Barack Obama's Inaugural Address. The author aims to look into the hidden mechanisms and meanings in Obama's address. He uses Close Reading, or Close Textual Analysis to discover what Obama was trying to portray to the audience that day. On this historical occasion the author argues Obama uses a precise pattern and stylistic qualities such as metaphors to enunciate a theme of 'we' and 'us' with the audience. The author aims to reveal how Obama gave an effective speech despite some of the political experts' opinions. Obama urges to the nation that the only way ...


Wall-E'S Rhetoric: An Ecological Sermon From A Strange Preacher, Jennifer A. English 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Wall-E'S Rhetoric: An Ecological Sermon From A Strange Preacher, Jennifer A. English

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Image Restoration In Major League Baseball: An Analysis Of Apologia Strategies During The Steroid Era, Shareef C. Stratton 2010 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Image Restoration In Major League Baseball: An Analysis Of Apologia Strategies During The Steroid Era, Shareef C. Stratton

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Unruly Bodies: The Rhetorical Domestication Of Twenty-First Century Veterans Of War, Paul Achter 2010 University of Richmond

Unruly Bodies: The Rhetorical Domestication Of Twenty-First Century Veterans Of War, Paul Achter

Rhetoric and Communication Studies Faculty Publications

Veterans of wars in Afghanistan and Iraq with visually identifiable injuries possess ‘‘unruly’’ bodies that render the story of war in efficient, emotional terms. The injured veteran’s explicit connection of war with injury motivates state and mainstream news discourse that domesticates veterans’ bodies, managing representations of injured veterans through three dominant strategies. First, dominant discourses invoke veterans’ bodies as metonymy of the nation-state at war*bodily well-being operates as a metonym for both the nation’s health and for the condition of the war. Second, veterans are domesticated by strategic placement in contexts that regulate their range of movement ...


Manifest Greatness The Final Original Version By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos aka Marc Guerrero 2010 theINSTITUTE of Health & Wellness PHILIPPINES Foundation Inc

Manifest Greatness The Final Original Version By Emmanuel Mario B Santos Aka Marc Guerrero, Emmanuel Mario B. Santos Aka Marc Guerrero

Emmanuel Mario B Santos aka Marc Guerrero

MANIFEST GREATNESS vf24jan2010 WE COME TOGETHER THERE OUGHT TO BE NO POOR WE TAKE CHARGE.


The Rhetoric Of ‘Military Readiness’: Public Discourse, Whales And Navy Sonar, Terence Check 2010 College of Saint Benedict/Saint John's University

The Rhetoric Of ‘Military Readiness’: Public Discourse, Whales And Navy Sonar, Terence Check

Communication Faculty Publications

On November 12, 2008, the Supreme Court decided a significant case involving the use of mid-frequency active sonar in the waters off the coast of Southern California. In the decision, Winter v. NRDC, the High Court ruled that the Navy‘s need to conduct military training using active sonar outweighed the interests of environmentalists, who had contended that sonar results in devastating effects on marine mammals. This paper examines the public and legal discourse related to the case, arguing that the Navy invoked an ideograph of that valorized military technology and expertise at the expense of the natural environment. The ...


Conscientious Objections: Debating Both Sides And The Cultures Of Democracy, Ronald Walter Greene, Darrin Hicks 2010 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Conscientious Objections: Debating Both Sides And The Cultures Of Democracy, Ronald Walter Greene, Darrin Hicks

Ronald Walter Greene

No abstract provided.


Communally Discerning A Covenant Of Hospitality For The Care Of Children At Westview Boys' Home, Ron Bruner 2010 Abilene Christian University

Communally Discerning A Covenant Of Hospitality For The Care Of Children At Westview Boys' Home, Ron Bruner

Doctor of Ministry Project/Theses

This project addressed the lack of a covenant defining the practice of hospitality towards children for team members of Westview Boys’ Home. The purpose of the project was to facilitate the creation of such a covenant. The Westview ministry team already claimed hospitality as a strength; the hope was that reframing the ministry around this strength would improve the quality of care for children and the quality of life for the community. Invited into a communal discernment process (the methodology), the ministry team invested weeks in the examination of biblical texts, theological tradition, personal and communal narratives, cultural trends, psychological ...


A Life Of Scholarship And Service To The Communication Discipline: Celebrating Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Jeffrey T. Child 2010 Kent State University

A Life Of Scholarship And Service To The Communication Discipline: Celebrating Lawrence W. Hugenberg, Jeffrey T. Child

Basic Communication Course Annual

A tribute to the Basic Communication Course Annual's founding editor, Lawrence W. Hugenberg, who died on August 11, 2008.


Contents And Abstracts, 2010 University of Dayton

Contents And Abstracts

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Index Of Titles And Authors, Volumes 1-21, 2010 University of Dayton

Index Of Titles And Authors, Volumes 1-21

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Front Cover, 2010 University of Dayton

Front Cover

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Student Evaluations For The Online Public Speaking Course, John J. Miller 2010 Western Illinois University

Student Evaluations For The Online Public Speaking Course, John J. Miller

Basic Communication Course Annual

Despite criticisms raised about online public speaking classes, the growth of these online courses cannot be denied. This essay attempts to develop student course evaluations aimed at reflecting the unique characteristics of online instruction to assist instructors with improving their online pedagogy. Just as instructors seek to improve classroom instruction, they should likewise seek to improve online instruction through the realization and acceptance that online instruction is not simply course development, but the ongoing interactions between the student and instructor in the context of two significant differences between a traditional classroom and online instruction: (1) student-centered-controlled learning and (2) instructor-student ...


Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 22, 2010 University of Dayton

Basic Communication Course Annual Vol. 22

Basic Communication Course Annual

Full issue (241 pages, 8.6 MB)


Assessing Preemptive Argumentation In Students’ Persuasive Speech Outlines, Kevin R. Myer, Ryan R. Kurtz, Jamie L. Hines, Cheri J. Simonds, Stephen K. Hunt 2010 Illinois State University

Assessing Preemptive Argumentation In Students’ Persuasive Speech Outlines, Kevin R. Myer, Ryan R. Kurtz, Jamie L. Hines, Cheri J. Simonds, Stephen K. Hunt

Basic Communication Course Annual

The purpose of the present study was to determine if critical thinking skills, a key component of basic communication course pedagogy, can be assessed through students’ use of preemptive argumentation. Persuasive speech outlines were coded to determine if preemptive argumentation was present in students’ speeches and to determine the quality of preemptive argumentation. The results indicated that the majority of outlines contained preemptive argumentation. However, of those speeches containing preemptive argumentation, the majority of outlines employed low-quality preemptive argumentation. Finally, the findings revealed that the quality of preemptive argumentation employed in the persuasive speech outlines did not predict the students ...


Competent Public Speaking: Assessing Skill Development In The Basic Course, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child, Liliana L. Herakova, Julie L. Semlak, Jessica Angelos 2010 North Dakota State University - Main Campus

Competent Public Speaking: Assessing Skill Development In The Basic Course, Judy C. Pearson, Jeffrey T. Child, Liliana L. Herakova, Julie L. Semlak, Jessica Angelos

Basic Communication Course Annual

Effective public speaking skills are essential for a successful life. The authors provide an overall assessment of the basic public speaking course by examining fifteen student attributes divided into three categories (course engagement characteristics, dispositions, and demographics) hypothesized to affect learning and public speaking skill development in the basic course. A four-step hierarchical multiple regression tested two research questions (N = 709). Course engagement characteristics improved students’ public-speaking grade averages, but dispositions did not. The effects of demographic characteristics, particularly biological sex, were not eliminated after controlling for course engagement and dispositional factors (twelve variables). Implications and limitations of the study ...


The Influence Of Instructor Status And Sex On Student Perceptions Of Teacher Credibility And Confirmation Across Time, Roxanne Heimann, Paul Turman 2010 University of Northern Iowa

The Influence Of Instructor Status And Sex On Student Perceptions Of Teacher Credibility And Confirmation Across Time, Roxanne Heimann, Paul Turman

Basic Communication Course Annual

Universities continue to rely heavily on graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to teach many of their entry level courses, with limited research emphasizing student perceptions of GTAs. With this in mind, the purpose of this investigation was to assess the combined influence of instructor status (GTA vs. Professor) and sex on student perceptions of teacher credibility and confirmation behaviors across time. Results from the repeated measures analysis indicated interaction effects for instructor sex and time, whereby female instructors (regardless of their status) were perceived to have higher levels of character, trustworthiness, and perceived caring. Three-way interaction effects emerged for instructor confirmation ...


Editor's Page, David W. Worley 2010 Indiana State University

Editor's Page, David W. Worley

Basic Communication Course Annual

No abstract provided.


Managing Economic Crises; Bill Clinton And The Mexican Peso Crisis, Liza-Anne Cabral 2010 Bridgewater State University

Managing Economic Crises; Bill Clinton And The Mexican Peso Crisis, Liza-Anne Cabral

Undergraduate Review

The year 1994 was one of the most tumultuous in the modern history of Mexico. During that year, two major political figures were assassinated, an uprising against the federal government began in the state of Chiapas, and the government attempted to finance its deficit payments with various debt instruments. The political instability caused by the assassinations and the Zapatista uprising, along with continued economic uncertainty within Mexico, caused foreign investment capital to flee Mexico. Because of this capital flight, Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo, decided in December of 1994 to devalue the Mexican currency. Instead of helping the situation, it actually ...


Vilification In Fox's "24", Shara M. Drew 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Vilification In Fox's "24", Shara M. Drew

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This paper explores vilification in the popular counterterrorism show, Fox’s "24." A critical, in-depth analysis of three prominent antagonists from the show illustrates the different ways in which they are vilified. Each of the three characters is examined to understand which type of villain he or she embodies in "24," which of the show’s moral codes the villain affronts, and how he or she is punished or treated as a result. The analysis considers the broadcast of the show’s first six seasons in relation to neoconservative and Christian Right values that characterized the George W. Bush administration ...


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