The Third Edition of this classic textbook provides the most up-to-date summary of current theory and research in human communication today. Written in an accessible style, the book examines the fundamentals of communication and the functions that communication serves in society. The text provides students with a working vocabulary of the discipline, a detailed outline of some of the crucial questions to be asked, summaries of current theories and research, and relevant applications.
PART ONE: THE VARIABLES IN THE COMMUNICATION PROCESS
An Introduction to Human Communication
Variables Inhibiting Effective Communication
PART TWO: COMMENTS ON THE FUNCTIONS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
Communication and Conflict