ERIC Number: ED210744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Rhetoric, Public Address, and Rhetorical and Communication Theory: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1981 (Vol. 42 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 13 titles deal with the following topics: (1) a paradigm for the study of communicative style; (2) the rhetoric of conversion in Ohio's abolitionist campaign; (3) a generic approach to the rhetoric of the United States Supreme Court; (4) communication patterns in boundary spanning roles; (5) the neighborhood as a communication environment and the rhetoric of lament; (6) heckling as rhetoric; (7) the rhetoric of controversy within the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS), with particular emphasis on the years 1969 through 1976; (8) rhetorical criticism and humanistic counseling; (9) a rhetorical anaylsis of the United States Senate race between Dale Bumpers and J. William Fulbright; (10) C. S. Lewis's theory of communication; (11) evaluation in rhetorical criticism; (12) the lecture system of the Southern Farmers' Alliance movement in the late nineteenth century; and (13) a review, synthesis, and empirical test of a predictive model of relational competence. (RL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Churches, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Doctoral Dissertations, Evaluation Methods, Interpersonal Competence, Models, Persuasive Discourse, Politics, Public Speaking, Religion, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Speech Communication, United States History
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.