Table of Contents
Texts' Distortions of Abstraction Ladders
The thesis of this paper is that current communication texts misrepresent Hayakawa's ladders of abstraction.
Keywords: Hayakawa, abstraction, general semantics, communication texts and coordination
Levels of Involvement
Paper presents a different way of defining quality of IPC.
Keywords: interpersonal communication, quality, involvement, interaction
The Teaching of Listening as an Integral Part of an Oral Activity:
An Examination of Public-Speaking Texts
Keywords: Listening, Oral Modality, Public Speaking, Idea Focus
Two Views on Motive Appeals:
Which should be unconventional?
Paper translates Aristotle's 3 proofs to 3 dimensions of meaning.
Keywords: Appeals, Toulmin, Warrant, Behavior Intention
Teaching Thinking: The Core Competency of Critical Listening
Paper introduced the Bridge Models of Reasoning.
Keywords: Abstract, Reasoning, Bridge Models
Failure Is Not a Four-Letter Word
Paper argues that failure is a normal part of all activities.
Keywords: failure, reality, goals, success
A Comprehensive Theory of Appeals
Paper identifies the target area for appeals, types appeals and provides models to illustrate how appeals are made in various speech situations.
Key Words: Motivation, Appeals, Abstraction, Reasoning, Behavioral Intention, Encapsulators.
A Bridge between Communication and Cognitive Theories
Companion paper with "A Theory of Appeals." Presented at the 2013 Central States Communication Association.
Key Words: Hayawaka, dimensions of meaning, appeals, behavioral intention, encapsulators
Positional Paper on Reasoning Terminology
Key Words: Induction, Deduction, Types of Reasoning, Speech-Communication Texts, Research Processes