Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, Spring

Audiences and Metaphors of Globalization in the Daimler Chrysler AG Merger
The 1999 merger of Chrysler Corporation and Daimler Benz involved the creation of a truly global corporation by combining two organizations of roughly the same size and in the same industry, but with two very diverse cultures. Chrysler, grounded...
Deceptive Message Processing: The Role of Attachment Style and Verbal Intimacy Markers in Deceptive Message Judgments
Deciding when people are telling the truth is a difficult task. Several decades of research indicate that people are rather inept lie detectors (Levine, Park, & McCornack, 1999). This unimpressive ability to detect deception is due, in part,...
Global Constitutionalism and the Arguments over Free Trade
In one of the most dramatic public demonstrations since the end of the Vietnam War, more than 40,000 citizens filled the streets of Seattle, Washington in the closing weeks of the twentieth century to protest against the World Trade Organization...
Hegemony and Globalism: Kenneth Burke and Paradoxes of Representation
The expansion of globalism and the maintenance of community often stand in tension. The notion of a stable, unchanging community or tradition is itself mythical, and change has been accelerating along a number of dimensions in recent decades (Giddens,...
Introduction: Communication Perspectives on Relationships between Globalism and Localism
The dialectical relationship between "globalism" and "localism" is perhaps the defining dialectic of international and intercultural dynamics at the beginning of the new millennium; indeed, the tragic events of September 11,2001, and subsequent...
Performing Family Stories, Forming Cultural Identity: Franco American Memere Stories
I was thirteen when my mother was pregnant-again-with the baby who would unsettle the symmetry of my profound place in the middle: I had three older brothers and three younger brothers, one older sister and one younger sister. Then another baby...