ERIC Number: ED168089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Theoretical Foundation of Communicator Style.
Schroeder, Anthony B.
An analysis of interpersonal communication research supports the existence of the notion "communicative style," the method or manner by which an individual interacts with others. Scholars concerned with interpersonal behavior acknowledge that individuals develop habitual styles of interactive behavior that tend to produce optimal relations for them. Although communicative style was linked historically to elocution, an art form divorced from message content, the recent interest of communication scholars in the nonverbal aspects of human communication behaviors has refocused their attention on communicator style. This style is seen to develop as a result of continuous and successive communicative acts during which people learn to be more effective and interpersonally attractive. (RL)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cognitive Style, Communication Research, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Interaction Process Analysis, Interpersonal Attraction, Interpersonal Relationship, Language Styles, Literature Reviews, Nonverbal Communication, Research, Speech Communication, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Communicator Style
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western States Communication Association (Los Angeles, California, February 18-21, 1979)