Interpersonal Communication: Pragmatics of Human Relationships

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McGraw-Hill, 1994 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 462 pages
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The second edition of this prestigious title, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, by one of the beloved scholars in the field, the late B. Aubrey Fisher, has been revised and rewritten by one of Fisher's doctoral students, Kathy Adams. Now aimed at second-level interpersonal communication courses, the revision retains Fisher's pragmatics perspective and personal examples and anecdotes. At the same time, Adams has extensively revised the book. Specifically, the pragmatics perspective has been developed more fully and consistently throughout. Overall, the book has been reorganized and streamlined from 15 chapters to 11 - to eliminate redundancies. Part III has been updated to reflect the most recent research and literature on relationships, particularly maintenance, and communication competence.

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Katherine L. Adams is Professor of Speech Communication at California State University, Fresno, where she received a Meritorious Promise and Performance award in 1989. She has served as their Graduate Coordinator since 1989. She received her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Utah under the direction of B. Aubrey Fisher. She has authored four instructor's manuals in interpersonal and small group communication and most recently, this group communication book with Gloria Galanes. She has published articles in the areas of conversational analysis and interpersonal communication. Currently she is an associate editor for Communication Reports and The Western Journal of Communication. She participates, at all levels, in the Western States Communication Association and Speech Communication Association and teaches in the areas of interpersonal communication, communication theory, small group communication, and research methods.

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