Communication Studies

Publication covering communication, language and linguistics.

Articles from Vol. 59, No. 3, July-September

Convergent Validity of the Communication Based Emotional Support Scale
Researchers from multiple disciplines have investigated emotional support and its role in human interaction (Cohen & Hoberman, 1983; Manne, Ostroff, Sherman, Heyman, Ross, & Fox, 2004; Riegel & Carlson, 2004; Xu & Burleson, 2004). Although...
Inventional Repertoires and Written Messages
Theories of message production (Greene, 1997a) are mainly dominated by the goals-plan-action (GPA) model (Dillard, 2004), although an important exception is the local management of meaning (LMM) theory posited by O'Keefe and Lambert (1995). The GPA...
"Katie Was Not Only a Girl, She Was Terrible": Katie Hnida, Body Rhetoric, and Football at the University of Colorado
In their review of scholarship on the body, Patterson and Corning (1997) argue that from the perspective of rhetoric, we must "read the body as the site of cultural inscription, self-regulation, and resistance" (p. 7). In the subsequent decade, rhetorical...
Suburban American Punks and the Musical Rhetoric of Green Day's "Jesus of Suburbia"
Punk has changed since the days of the Sex Pistols. With the band Green Day, punk became a commercial success, but what happened to punk in the process? Green Day has been dubbed by some as "innately suburban" (Loftus, 2004, [paragraph] 1), playing...
Talking Smack: Verbal Aggression in Professional Wrestling
Reservations about the type of verbal exchange often found in televised professional wrestling are perhaps best illustrated by the discourse of Degeneration X, who popularized the catch phrase "suck it!" No doubt, many parents are concerned when they...
Tattling on the Teacher: A Study of Factors Influencing Peer Reporting of Teachers Who Violate Standardized Testing Protocol
Teacher cheating on standardized tests is a grave problem for public schools. Nichols and Berliner (2005) documented allegations and actual instances of cheating on standardized tests in 30 states implicating administrators, principals, and teachers....

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