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Offering insights from a Who's Who of scholars in interpersonal communication

“A highly beneficial contribution to the field with chapters that are clear and concise and illuminate the interesting and important aspects of interpersonal communication. With each chapter students are informed about the components of the theory and are also provided with examples that they can relate to, which really brings these theories to life.”

—René Dailey, University of Texas at Austin

“I love this book for its insight, organization, and inclusiveness. I like that the authors use specific examples and then apply their theory to the examples for illustration—this is how students begin to learn how to use and understand theories. What an accessible, thorough, and user-friendly book.”

—Maureen P. Keeley, Texas State University-San Marcos

Engaging Theories in Interpersonal ...

Speech Codes Theory: Traces of Culture in Interpersonal Communication
Speech codes theory: Traces of culture in interpersonal communication

Speech Codes Theory was developed to apply to all contexts, modes, and settings of communicative conduct. The empirical cases—and surveys and experiments—on which it is built are drawn from studies of interpersonal, organizational, public, and communal communication (Philipsen, 1992, 1997, 2003; Philipsen, Coutu, & Covarrubias, 2005). However, Speech Codes Theory has a particular relevance to interpersonal communication, which relevance I delineate in this chapter. I define “interpersonal communication” as the production and interpretation of messages between or among two or more people, when those messages are concerned, explicitly or implicitly, with the persons’ selves and the persons’ relationships with each other.

Purpose and Meta-Theoretical Assumptions

The principal assumption of Speech ...

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