ERIC Number: ED071125
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-29
Reference Count: 0
New Orleans Revisited and Revised: Recommendations for the Field of Speech Communication.
Roever, James E.; And Others
This collection of four papers is the result of an action caucus held in association with the Speech Communication Association's 1972 convention, focusing on developments in the speech communication field since the 1968 USOE/SAA New Orleans conference (ED 028 164). In the first paper, "New Orleans Revisited but Briefly," James E. Roever summarizes some of the subsequent developments in the field in view of what he considers the important conference recommendations; he then calls for an emphasis on "futurism." L. S. Harms in "World Communication: Intercultural and Futurist" cites accelerated changes in communications technology as a guide to what the communications specialists should be studying. Dennis S. Gouran in "Research in Speech Communication: A Study of Process or Processes?" views speech communication as a "series of processes rather than as a unitary process," and suggests that research be oriented to that view. In the final paper, "A Receiver Focus in Speech Communication Research: Trends and Recommendations," Charles U. Larson claims that communications behavior can best be studied emphasizing multiple methods of measurement in preliminary studies instead of reliance on attitude scales. (RN)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Speech Communication Association, New York, NY.
Note: Paper presented at the Action Caucus at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Assn. (58th, Chicago, December 27-30, 1972)