Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 4, Winter

Affectionate Communication between Fathers and Young Adult Sons: Individual-And Relational-Level Correlates
Few male-male relationships may be more socially significant than that between father and son. While the strength and influence of friendships, work partnerships, and even fraternal relationships often waxes and wanes over the life course, fathers...
Communication Research and the "Rhetorical Environment"
COMMUNICATION RESEARCH AND THE "RHETORICAL ENVIRONMENT" The focal question to which I address myself in this paper was stated many years ago by a distinguished social scientist, whose name has become legendary: the late Robert S. Lynd, co-author...
Editor's Note
This issue represents the fourth and final issue in Volume 50 of Communication Studies. If you have been following along for the past three issues, you know that I am using the theme "Looking Forward/Looking Back" from the 1999 joint CSCA/SSCA conference...
Journalistic Responsibility and Political Advertising: A Content Analysis of Coverage by State and Local Media
In modern political campaigns voters must rely on the mass media for most of their information about political candidates and issues. Candidates, of course, seek to maximize the advantages of this reliance for their own campaigns by providing voters...
Measuring the Sources and Content of Relational Uncertainty
Uncertainty reduction theory (URT; Berger & Bradac, 1982; Berger & Calabrese, 1975) clearly established uncertainty as a phenomenon relevant to interpersonal communication. URT is a hypo-deductive causal theory that explains communicative behavior...
The Redding Tradition of Organizational Communication Scholarship: W. Charles Redding and His Legacy
W. Charles Redding's academic legacy, viewed over the course of his life, embodies the ways technical and pragmatic knowledge have developed in organizational, as well as managerial, communication. In this article, we identify four characteristics...
W. Charles Redding (1914-1994): The Teacher-Scholar Model of the Redding Tradition
The years melt away as I open my notes from a COM 674 (Ph.D. level) seminar I took with W. Charles Redding many years ago. Out falls a "Speedletter" from Charles, a three-page memo form consisting of white, canary, and pink sheets with carbon paper...