ERIC Number: ED218670
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Rhetorical and Communication Theory: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1982 (Vol. 42 Nos. 7 through 12).
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 18 titles deal with the following topics: (1) the rhetorical theory and practice of Walter Lippmann; (2) communication, "root-metaphor" orientation, and decision making; (3) teaching as rhetoric; (4) the conditions and elements of the rhetoric of C. S. Lewis; (5) a technical communication procedure to produce attitude change through the use of scientifically designed messages; (6) situations and speech acts; (7) a conceptual theory and application of a Gricean heuristic for rhetoric; (8) reader response criticism and the rhetorical tradition; (9) the Platonic tradition and the theory of rhetoric; (10) logical force and temporal perspective in systems of human communication; (11) the problem of Aframerican voice; (12) Jean Gebser and the expressive dimensions of consciousness; (13) the nature and origin of the dramatic spectator's knowledge; (14) a comparison of three communication modes in relation to the attainment of objectives in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains; (15) the existential critique of mass communication; (16) a reformed theological ethics of speech communication; (17) role images in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on judges Haynesworth, Carswell, and Blackmun; and (18) values and modes of signification. (FL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Attitude Change, Classroom Communication, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Decision Making, Discourse Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Ethics, Higher Education, Journalism, Mass Media, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Speech Communication, Theories
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Research; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.