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ERIC Number: ED145445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
What Happened to Speech?
Bradley, Jerry W.
Noting that, in recent years, college speech departments across the nation have been deleted, altered, or at least renamed, this paper examines various aspects of the disappearance of speech from the college curriculum. The following areas are considered: students' perception of speech as a nonmarketable major; disciplines to which latent speech majors are attracted; the necessity to speak logically and well as an important requirement for many jobs; the need for reinforcing proper speech training for students; the shift in recent college speech textbooks from emphasis on the term "speech" to emphasis on "communication" or "speech communication"; and connotations of this change in language. The paper points to positive values in traditional speech courses and programs, and it laments their passing. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)