Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 2, Summer

"As Ugly and Painful as It Was, It Was Effective:" Individuals' Unique Assessment of Communication Competence during Aggressive Conflict Episodes
Conflict is a natural and inevitable part of all close relationships (Cahn, 1992; Canary, Cupach, & Messman, 1995; Hocker & Wilmot, 1995). Inextricably linked to people's management of conflict is their (in)ability to communicate effectively....
Communication in a Community Theater Group: Managing Multiple Group Roles
Although a great deal has been learned about group communication by examining groups in controlled, laboratory settings, scholars have called for more research on natural or bona fide groups (Gouran, 1999). Such groups occur independently of the...
Framing the Cubas Narrative: The American Dream and the Capitalist Reality
Joe Cubas is an American sports agent who has "shepherded two dozen Cuban defectors to baseball contracts in the United States" (Anderson, 1999, p. D5). According to Fainaru (1998b), Cubas helped over half of the ballplayers and coaches that defected...
Holocaust Denial Debates: The Symbolic Significance of Irving V. Penguin & Lipstadt
In the last several decades, the Holocaust has become one of the defining moments in many domestic and international histories. For some, this new found respect for the Judeocide (Mayer, 1988) has been cathartic for both individuals in communities,...
Metaphoric Manifestations of Talking "Team" with Team Novices
When Shakespeare's Juliet pondered the importance of labels, she concluded, "That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But we who study human communication take labels a little more seriously. We know that words are not...
Presidential Reflections
I have had the honor and pleasure of serving on the Executive Board of the Central States Communication Association from 1999-2002. As President-Elect, I planned the 2000 conference in Detroit. Then I served as President when our annual meeting...
The Relationship between Organizational Identification and Organizational Culture: Employee Perceptions of Culture and Identification in a Retail Sales Organization
As information technology facilitates the globalization of organizations, management is faced with the responsibility of adapting to a rapidly changing environment filled with uncertainty and anxiety. "In response to the anxiety of the present,...