Social Approaches to Communication

Communication , action , and meaning : The creation of social realities . ... Speaking culturally : Explorations in social communication . ... Meaning and action in the organizational setting : An interpretive approach . Communication ...

Author: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898628739

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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Long before there were formal organizations or mass media, there was face-to-face interaction--the practice which comprises very core of the study of communication. Until recently, however, research in the field of interpersonal communication has been dominated by a behavioral science approach closely aligned with experimental social psychology. This timely and provocative volume critiques the limitations of past models, exploring a range of "social approaches" which help bring communication up to date. Social approaches, writes Leeds-Hurwitz, question whether the traditional theoretical assumptions and research methods followed in the field are still valid and appropriate. While the roots of these approaches are diverse and interdisciplinary, they overlap in their concern for the social construction of self, other, and event, and in their acknowledgment of the researcher's role in establishing not only the research questions but also the research context. Social approaches stress the necessity of recognizing the impact of cultural differences on communication research, and identify the ways in which research inquiry creates meanings at the same time as it investigates them. Most importantly, they focus on instances of contact between individuals, the actual social transactions in which people engage. Together they demonstrate the ability to disregard labels in pursuit of a common goal, the construction of a more adequate understanding of human interaction. Robert T. Craig's Foreword describes the historical tension in interpersonal communication between behavioral science approaches, on the one hand, and interpretive social approaches, on the other. Parts I and II of the volume highlight the theoretical underpinnings of social approaches and the philosophical grounding of some of the more central ideas. Part III elaborates on the assumptions shared by social approaches, focusing on a series of key concepts, including the dichotomy between qualitative and quantitative research; reflexivity; social constructionism; and the individual. Part IV begins the task of applying social approaches to particular research topics, including the use of case studies, rapport in research interviews, ethnography as theory, continuity in relationships, and the co-construction of personal narratives. Part V examines where the various chapters lead us, making a strong case for practical theory as the necessary next step. A unique overview of current theoretical innovations in the study of interpersonal communication, SOCIAL APPROACHES TO COMMUNICATION belongs on the shelf of every professional and student in communication. It will be especially valuable to those interested in communication theory, interpersonal communication, and social interaction.

Social and Cognitive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

Communication in Standardized Research Situations: A Gricean Perspective. In S. R. Fussell & R. J. Kreuz (Eds.), Social and cognitive approaches to interpersonal communication. Mahwah, NJ: LawrenceErlbaum Associates.

Author: Susan R. Fussell

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317778960

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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Historically, the social aspects of language use have been considered the domain of social psychology, while the underlying psycholinguistic mechanisms have been the purview of cognitive psychology. Recently, it has become increasingly clear that these two dimensions are highly interrelated: cognitive mechanisms underlying speech production and comprehension interact with social psychological factors, such as beliefs about one's interlocutors and politeness norms, and with the dynamics of the conversation itself, to produce shared meaning. This realization has led to an exciting body of research integrating the social and cognitive dimensions which has greatly increased our understanding of human language use. Each chapter in this volume demonstrates how the theoretical approaches and research methods of social and cognitive psychology can be successfully interwoven to provide insight into one or more fundamental questions about the process of interpersonal communication. The topics under investigation include the nature and role of speaker intentions in the communicative process, the production and comprehension of indirect speech and figurative language, perspective-taking and conversational collaboration, and the relationships between language, cognition, culture, and social interaction. The book will be of interest to all those who study interpersonal language use: social and cognitive psychologists, theoretical and applied linguists, and communication researchers.

Qualitative Research Methods in Public Relations and Marketing Communications

A social constructionist approach to theory and research. In W. LeedsHurwitz (ed.) Social Approaches to Communication. New York: The Guilford Press, 135–54. Christians, C.G. (2007) Cultural continuity as an ethical imperative.

Author: Christine Daymon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136935029

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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The second edition of this highly accessible, core textbook continues to offer students a practical guide to the process of planning, undertaking and writing about qualitative research in public relations and marketing communications. Through clear explanations and illustrations, the book encourages undergraduate and master level students to engage with the main approaches and techniques for conducting critical, reflective investigations. This new edition: Identifies the skills and strategies needed to conduct authentic, trustworthy research Highlights specific analytical techniques associated within the main research approaches Provides new sections on internet-based research, critical discourse analysis, historical research, action research and mixed methods research Qualitative Research Methods in Public Relations and Marketing Communications will be invaluable for those undertaking research methods courses on public relations and marketing communication degrees, as well as those working on a dissertation.

An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research

In M. L. Knapp & G. R. Miller (Eds.), Handbook of interpersonal communication (2nd ed., pp. 589¥618). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Parks, M. R. (2007). ... Interpersonal communication: The social exchange approach. BeverlyHills, CA: Sage.

Author: Don W. Stacks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135591652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 578

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This volume provides an overview of communication study, offering theoretical coverage of the broad scope of communication study as well as integrating theory with research. To explicate the integration process, the chapter contributors -- experts in their respective areas -- offer samples in the form of hypothetical studies, published studies, or unpublished research, showing how theory and research are integrated in their particular fields. The book will appeal to graduate students and faculty members who want a thorough overview of not only the field, but also sample research stemming from its various component parts.

Neurogenic Communication Disorders

A further aim is to encourage research into the many aspects of functional communication. New Versus Old Approaches in Functional Communication Holland (1998a) coined the term the "new" functionalism that refers to a social approach to ...

Author: Linda Worrall



Category: Communicative disorders

Page: 358

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This work defines and describes the functional approach to neurogenic communication and swallowing disorders. Featuring contributions from leading experts and researchers worldwide, it outlines diverse treatment and assessment strategies using the functional approach.

Studies in Language and Social Interaction

Research on Language and Social Interaction, 27, 201–221. Bavelas, J.B. (1999, May). Is there a place for social psychology in LSI? ... In F.L.Casmir (Ed.), Building communication theories: A socio-cultural approach (pp. 133–164).

Author: Jennifer Mandelbaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135652848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

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This collection offers empirical studies and theoretical essays about human communication in everyday life. The writings come from many of the world's leading researchers and cut across academic boundaries, engaging scholars and teachers from such disciplines as communication, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, and education. Chapters emphasize empirical, qualitative studies of people's everyday uses of talk-in-interaction, and they feature work in such areas as sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and ethnography. The volume is dedicated to and highlights themes in the work of the late Robert Hopper, an outstanding scholar in communication who pioneered research in Language and Social Interaction (LSI). The contributors examine various features of human interaction (such as laughter, vocal repetition, and hand gestures) occurring naturally within a variety of settings (at a dinner table, a doctor's office, an automotive repair shop, and so forth), whereby interlocutors accomplish aspects of their interpersonal or institutional lives (resolve a disagreement, report bad medical news, negotiate a raise, and more), all of which may relate to larger social issues (including police brutality, human spirituality, death, and optimism). The chapters in this anthology show that social life is largely a communicative accomplishment and that people constitute the social realities experienced every day through small and subtle ways of communicating, carefully orchestrated but commonly taken for granted. In showcasing the diversity of contemporary LSI research, this volume is appropriate for scholars and graduate students in language and social interaction, communication, sociology, research methods, qualitative research methods, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, linguistics, and related areas.

Interpretive Approaches to Interpersonal Communication

Bochner ( 1985 ) describes three general approaches to interpersonal communication and categorizes research according to general goals rather than methods . According to Bochner , social scientific approaches seek to predict and control ...

Author: Kathryn Carter

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791418475

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

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The authors fill two contemporary needs: (1) they provide a collection of essays that raises theoretical and methodological issues in the study of interpersonal communication relevant to all researchers in this area of study, and (2) they present a general approach to interpersonal communication that has gained wide acceptance among practitioners and educators, but has been under-represented by advanced research texts.

BTEC National Level 3 Health and Social Care 3rd Edition

Psychoanalytical approaches based on the work of analysts such as Freud and Jung, may use communication focused on early experiences. This approach might be used with people with dementia, as early memories are retained longer. • Social ...

Author: Elizabeth Rasheed

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1471878600

Category: Study Aids

Page: 416

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Exam Board: BTEC Level: KS4 Subject: Vocational First Teaching: September 2016 First Exam: June 2018 Help your students gain the academic expertise and employability skills needed for further progression in education or the workplace with this textbook, fully updated to reflect the new structure and content of the 2016 Level 3 BTEC qualification. - Prepare your students for new external assessment requirements with teaching guidance and tips - Contextualise knowledge and build practical understanding of concepts with real-world issues and scenarios - Provide opportunities to stretch and challenge Distinction students - Help students prepare for assignments with activities linked to assessment criteria

A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication

Introductory note from the Editors Richard Bauman approaches communication as a social resource. In his view, culture is more than just a kind of frame that we need to understand the communication that goes on inside it.

Author: Leila Monaghan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444335316

Category: Social Science

Page: 504

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Featuring several all-new chapters, revisions, and updates, the Second Edition of A Cultural Approach to Interpersonal Communication presents an interdisciplinary collection of key readings that explore how interpersonal communication is socially and culturally mediated. Includes key readings from the fields of cultural and linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and communication studies Features new chapters that focus on digital media Offers new introductory chapters and an expanded toolkit of concepts that students may draw on to link culture, communication, and community Expands the Ethnographer’s Toolkit to include an introduction to basic concepts followed by a range of ethnographic case studies

New Approaches to Organizational Communication

To argue that organizations with opposing social views communicate strategically does not , however , imply that the conflicting sides are evenly matched , and a more tenable position would suggest rather that the contest is an unequal ...

Author: Branislav Kovacic

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791419175

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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New Approaches to Organizational Communication brings together three major conceptual developments. First, it sheds new light on standards used to evaluate processes and practices of organizational communication. Second, individual chapters delineate new, vital mechanisms of organizational communications. Third, the book outlines the practical consequences of these new mechanisms of organizational communication.