Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 3, Fall

Immediate and Delayed Effects of Interest Cues and Engagement Cues on Students' Affective Learning
IMMEDIATE AND DELAYED EFFECTS OF INTEREST CUES AND ENGAGEMENT CUES ON STUDENTS' AFFECTIVE LEARNING Affect toward instruction is a state of psychological and emotional arousal toward the teacher, subject matter, instructional approach, and overall...
Is Teacher Immediacy Actually Related to Student Cognitive Learning?
Over the last two decades, scholars have devoted considerable attention to studying immediacy in the classroom. A major focus of research on teacher immediacy is the relationship with cognitive learning. At present, at least 35 studies examine the...
Prisons, Old Cars, and Christmas Trees: A Metaphoric Analysis of Familial Communication
Though we may not realize it, we find ourselves describing our feelings, expressing our emotions, and analyzing personal relationships in metaphoric language. Individuals may not be able to communicate their true feelings, but may be able to describe...
Small Group Relational Satisfaction Scale: Development, Reliability and Validity
Relational communication in small groups is a socially-oriented process that concerns intimacy and affection among members (Burgoon & Hale, 1987). Additionally, relational communication includes both a cooperative and collaborative attitude among...
The Department of Communication at Michigan State University as a Seed Institution for Communication Study
The present essay explores the history of the Department of Communication at Michigan State University (MSU) as a seed institution, defined as an organization that plays a dominant role in a new scholarly field by shaping intellectual directions for...