ERIC Number: ED238078
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Rhetorical and Communication Theory: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1983 (Vol. 44 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 10 titles deal with the following topics: (1) how speech acts in advertisements relate to the purpose of selling merchandise; (2) the use and evaluation of accounts in problematic episodes; (3) rhetoric as a way of knowing; (4) the social influence process in attitude change; (5) evidence usage in persuasion; (6) a theory and philosophy for composition; (7) patterns of communication among institutionalized elderly persons; (8) Kinneavean discourse theory and the written response to literature; (9) a rhetorical defense of the writing center; and (10) rhetoric and geographers' worlds. (FL)
Descriptors: Advertising, Annotated Bibliographies, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Learning Theories, Literature, Older Adults, Persuasive Discourse, Problem Solving, Rhetoric, Social Influences, Writing Instruction, Written Language
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers: Theory Development
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