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Benoit, Pamela J.; Benoit, William L. – Communication Quarterly, 1994
Finds that subjects with a choice about whether to interact with their partner again (or with one of the persons they observed) remembered less in general than those expecting to interact with the same person or with a different person. Participants remembered significantly more conversational information using cued recall than observers, and…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Memory
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Benoit, William L.; Benoit, Pamela J. – Central States Speech Journal, 1989
Investigates (1) whether subjects consult their memory or relevant implicit theories when making verbal reports, and (2) the effect of recognition criterion on verbal report performance. Finds that subjects occasionally employ implicit theories to develop their verbal reports, but that memory is much more important in determining the reports. (MM)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication, Memory
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Benoit, Pamela J.; Benoit, William L. – Central States Speech Journal, 1988
Tests two hypotheses: (1) that cued recall elicits significantly more conversational information than free recall; and (2) that conversational interactants recall more of their partner's utterances than their own. Finds cued recall produced significantly higher amounts of remembering than free recall. (MS)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, Memory, Psychological Studies
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Benoit, William L.; And Others – Journal of the American Forensic Association, 1986
Outlines the need to develop specific decision rules for the various judging paradigms in academic debate. Uses the policy-making metaphor as an example. (PD)
Descriptors: Debate, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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Benoit, William L.; Czerwinski, Anne – Business Communication Quarterly, 1997
Applies the theory of image restoration to a case study of USAir's response to media coverage of a 1994 crash. Argues that introducing such case studies in the classroom helps students to understand the basic tenets of persuasion in the highly charged context of repairing a corporate reputation after an attack. (SR)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Case Studies, Crisis Management, Discourse Analysis
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Benoit, William L.; Dorries, Bruce – Communication Quarterly, 1996
Develops a typology of persuasive attack strategies. Identifies two key components of persuasive attack: responsibility and offensiveness. Describes several strategies for intensifying each of these elements. Applies this analysis to "Dateline NBC"'s allegations that Wal-Mart's "Buy American" campaign was deceptive. Concludes…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Organizational Communication
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Benoit, William L.; Currie, Heather – Argumentation and Advocacy, 2001
Compares data from a content analysis of the 1996 and 2000 presidential debates with news coverage of those debates. Concludes that the average newspaper story in 2000 only reported 7% of what the candidates said in a debate. Suggests that voters cannot expect to obtain an accurate or complete representation of presidential debates from media…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Debate, Higher Education, Mass Media Use
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Benoit, William L.; Brinson, Susan L. – Communication Quarterly, 1994
Describes AT&T's long distance service interruption in New York on September 17, 1991, as a serious threat to its corporate image. Analyzes the advertising actions taken by AT&T to restore its image. Discusses three primary strategies developed in the advertising: mortification, plans for correction, and bolstering. (HB)
Descriptors: Advertising, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Research, Discourse Analysis
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Benoit, William L.; Follert, Vincent F. – Communication Education, 1986
Reports results of a survey of graduate courses in argumentation theory. Includes data on types of courses, theorists, historical and basic concepts in argument, everyday argument, resources (books and articles), etc. (PD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse
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Dean, Kevin W.; Benoit, William L. – National Forensic Journal, 1984
Analyzes ballot comments of judges who were evaluating competitive rhetorical criticism events. Summarizes their comments to provide criteria for students competing in this speaking event. (PD)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Competition, Content Analysis, Evaluation Criteria
Benoit, William L.; Moeder, Michael D. – 1989
An illustrative rather than an exhaustive bibliography on approaches to rhetorical criticism, this update of an earlier publication lists more than 150 selections. The bibliography is divided into sections on: (1) discussions of the Burkean approach; (2) applications of the Burkean approach; (3) discussions of the fantasy theme approach; (4)…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Mass Media
Benoit, William L.; Moeder, Michael D. – 1989
An updated version of a bibliography which appeared in a 1982 edition of "Rhetoric Society Quarterly," this 132-item bibliography is divided into books and articles and book chapters. The selections date from 1933 through 1989. (NKA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Public Speaking
Benoit, William L.; Follert, Vincent F. – 1979
Legislative intent as a debate tactic is drawn from the judicial system as a fundamental concept in the interpretation of statutes. Two paradigms for the application of legislative intent have emerged: (1) the courts will examine the affirmative proposal after enactment to bring it into line with the intent of the affirmative team, and (2) the…
Descriptors: Debate, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse, Public Speaking
Follert, Vincent F.; Benoit, William L. – 1981
The recent innovation of adapting the debate to the judge's preferred philosophy appears to have been supplanted by a converse trend: advocates now attempt to force the judge to adopt the paradigm dictated by the strategies of the debate round. The existence of such a widespread dispute over the appropriate decision making system in debate…
Descriptors: Debate, Decision Making, Evaluation Criteria, Guidelines
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Benoit, William L.; Lindsey, James J. – Journal of the American Forensic Association, 1987
Analyzes how the manufacturer dealt with the Tylenol poisonings: the link between Tylenol and the poisoning was denied, its image as a safe product was bolstered, capsules were differentiated from other products, and as a result, sales recovered. Extends the applicability of apologia as a way to analyze other media campaigns. (SKC)
Descriptors: Advertising, Communication Research, Consumer Protection, Mass Media
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