ERIC Number: ED250711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Rhetorical and Communication Theory: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1984 (Vol. 45 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 19 titles deal with the following topics: (1) cinema, culture, and the social formation; (2) going beyond historical-critical dualism in the analysis of theoretical discourse; (3) empathy in instrumental communication; (4) a critical-comparative account of J. Piaget and N. Chomsky; (5) classical Chinese theory and practice of argument; (6) ambiguity as a mediator of choice shift processes; (7) use of Grunig's situational typology to predict qualitative as well as quantitative differences in information seeking; (8) the theory and application of Aristotle's enthymeme to discourse; (9) the mixed mode of dialogue; (10) Michael Arlen's aesthetic standards of television criticism; (11) Gricean pragmatics as rhetoric; (12) philosophical hermeneutics as a basis for rhetorical practice, theory, and criticism; (13) the apparent efficacy of the confessional experience; (14) rhetorical analysis of the paintings of Hieronymus Bosch; (15) Quintilian's theory of rhetorical education; (16) rhetorical mythology of the contemporary South; (17) a societal perspective on cognition and communication; (18) an analysis of the verbal and nonverbal codes in "Pogo"; and (19) a Burkean methodology for the rhetorical analysis of aesthetic communication. (HTH)
Descriptors: Aesthetic Values, Annotated Bibliographies, Communication Research, Communication (Thought Transfer), Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Films, Interpersonal Communication, Linguistics, Persuasive Discourse, Research Methodology, Rhetorical Criticism, Television, Theories
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.