Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, Spring

Are We "Out of the Box" Yet? a Case Study and Critique of Managerial Metaphors of Change
A cultural-critical approach is used to explore dominant and alternative ideologies of change reflected in the metaphors of a retail-based management staff The case study reveals the managers as change agents were well versed in the corporate call...
Dependence Power, Severity Appraisals, and Communicative Decisions about Problematic Events in Dating Relationships
Individuals in relationships accrue dependence power to the extent that they are perceived by a committed partner to be uncommitted to the relationship and have viable relationship alternatives (Cloven & Roloff, 1993). This investigation examined...
Framing through Temporal Metaphor: The "Bridges" of Bob Dole and Bill Clinton in Their 1996 Acceptance Addresses
This essay argues that Bill Clinton's 1996 Acceptance Address enacted rhetorical framing through skillful use of metaphor. Dole's Acceptance Address contained an off-handed suggestion that he would be a bridge to an earlier time of tranquility; essentially,...
Intertribal Dance and Cross Cultural Communication: Traditional Powwows in Ohio
Powwows such as those in the central Ohio area offer opportunity to explore a complex set of interand intracultural communication. American Indian efforts to increase common understanding of contemporary Native America, powwow stresses American Indian...
Note from the Editor
This particular collection of essays was accepted by the previous editor, Paul Mongeau. Paul has done a marvelous job of making Communication Studies back on track. I intend to maintain that sense of urgency and excellence. A couple of things will...
Reintroducing Taboo Topics: Antecedents and Consequences of Putting Topics Back on the Table
Relational partners often experience intractable disagreements. When confronting such arguments, they sometimes declare the topic taboo and thereby remove it from further discussion. However, research does not inform as to whether or how such topics...
When I'm within My Rights: An Expectancy-Based Model of Actor Evaluative and Behavioral Responses to Compliance-Resistance Strategies
The present study's purpose is to assess the impact of target's compliance-resistance strategies on the actor's behavioral and evaluative responses. It is proposed that the actors have certain expectations about the compliance-gaining interaction based...

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