An Introduction to Communication

by Lynn H. Turner, Richard West

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  • 9781107151048
  • 9781108216401
  • 9781108206952
Prioritizing brevity and clarity, this textbook introduces the study of communication through examples and applications of communication in a variety of contexts. With a unique focus on diversity and the impact of culture, each chapter opens with a case study that identifies a communication challenge, which the chapter addresses throughout, and concludes with questions that respond to that challenge. A consistent, organized structure with numerous features including fundamental issues, questions for understanding and analysis, theoretical insight (examining a particular relevant theory), and a skill set section, easily guides you through the foundations of the study of communication. Cross-referencing between chapters demonstrates the multidimensional nature of communication and the everyday talk sections demonstrate how each topic relates to technology, the workplace, or health issues. Offering a wealth of diverse examples from students' personal, professional, and online lives, this book teaches skills allowing students from all academic backgrounds to understand communication.

  • Cambridge University Press; October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781108216401
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  • Title: An Introduction to Communication
  • Author: Lynn H. Turner; Richard West
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107151048
  • 9781108216401
  • 9781108206952

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'Easy, insightful, and practical … By quoting communication encounters and everyday talks, the book features strong insights into the everyday relevance and applications of communication in various contexts.' Julius Erdmann, University of Potsdam