Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 4, December

A Gendered Influence in Campaign Debates? Analysis of Mixed-Gender United States Senate and Gubernatorial Debates
Studies of campaign debates have become a valuable area of political communication research, providing greater understanding of candidate rhetorical strategies as well as effects from debate viewing. This research, however, has focused almost exclusively...
Beliefs about Intergenerational Communication across the Lifespan: Middle Age and the Roles of Age Stereotyping and Respect Norms
Large-scale shifts in the proportional number of elderly people, together with increasing longevity, has recently captured the attention of scholars in our discipline, spurring a burgeoning amount of empirical work and theory in the relationships between...
Don't You Know What Causes That? Advice, Celebration, and Justification in a Large Families Bulletin Board
Most pregnant women have had the experience of having a stranger touch their stomachs, or tell them what to eat and drink (or not eat and drink), or what to do (or not do). Most parents of a newborn have had someone tell them to "put a hat on the baby,"...
Editorial
Welcome to the final 2005 issue of Communication Studies (CS)! If you're perusing us for the first time, we hope you will soon return. And if you're a return visitor or subscriber, we are very pleased that you have chosen to once again spend some of...
Evolution and Diffusion of the Michigan State University Tradition of Organizational Communication Network Research
Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in network analysis in the social sciences (Biggart & Delbridge, 2004; Monge & Contractor, 2003; Pescosolido & Rubin, 2000; Seary & Richards, 2003; Seary, Richards, McKeown-Eyssen, &...
Models for Aggressive Behavior: The Attributes of Violent Characters in Popular Video Games
The violent, graphic nature of popular video games in the United States has led many social critics to voice alarm about the potential impact of playing these games, arguing that playing violent video games is contributing to anti-social behavior in...
Workplace Relationship Quality and Employee Information Experiences
A great deal of research indicates the importance of employees being adequately informed (e.g., Miller, 1996; Miller & Jablin, 1991). This body of work demonstrates that the better informed employees are, the less uncertain they are, the more satisfied...
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