9780205530472

Thinking Through Communication : An Introduction to the Study of Human Communication

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205530472

  • ISBN 10:

    0205530478

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/09/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Praised for its "teachability,"Thinking Through Communicationprovides an excellent, balanced introduction to basic theories and principles of communication, making sense of a complex field through a variety of approaches. In an organized and coherent manner,Thinking Through Communicationcovers a full range of topics-from the history of communication study to the methods used by current communication scholars to understand human interaction. The book explores face-to-face communication in a variety of traditional contexts: interpersonal, group, organizational, public, intercultural, computer-mediated communication and the mass media. This edition also offers new insights public speaking and listening. Written in a clear, lively style, Trenholm's overall approach-including her use of examples and interesting illustrations-helps develop a better understanding of communication as a field of study and an appreciation for ways in which communication impacts our daily lives.

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