ERIC Number: EJ439218
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
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Idiomatic Communication and Interpersonal Solidarity in Friends' Relational Cultures.
Bell, Robert A.; Healey, Jonathan G.
Human Communication Research, v18 n3 p307-35 Mar 1992
Examines the relationship of interpersonal solidarity to various aspects of idiomatic communication in the relational cultures of college student friends. Finds that idiomatic communication is prevalent and parallels the development of intimacy in friendship. Describes functions, types, and gender differences in idioms and their correlations with solidarity. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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