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Speech Codes Theory

  • By: Patricia Olivia Covarrubias Baillet
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Speech codes theory (SCT) expands on the ethnography of speaking (EOC) proposed by Dell Hymes by offering a communication-based analytic framework from which to understand cultural communication. Building on the idea that culture and communication are inextricably linked, SCT is ...

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