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Introducing Communication Theory: Analysis and Application Paperback – February 17, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0073385075 ISBN-10: 0073385077 Edition: 4th

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  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages; 4th edition (February 17, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0073385077
  • ISBN-13: 978-0073385075
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,965 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rich West is a past President of the National Communication Association. He is also Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, he has served as the Department Chair for several years, as the Acting Director of the Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, and as the Project Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He is past President of the Eastern Communication Association, where he received the Past Officer's Award and was recognized as a "Distinguished Research Fellow" in the Association. Rich is also the former Director of NCA's Educational Policies Board.

Both Illinois State University (B.A./M.A.) and Ohio University (Ph.D.) have recognized him as an Outstanding Alum in Communication Studies. Rich's research has appeared in Communication Education, Communication Studies, Communication Quarterly, Day Care and Early Education, Communication Reports, Journal of Family Communication, among other diverse outlets. He has written extensively in the area of classroom communication and has been recognized as a "Leading Scholar" in Classroom Communication by the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship (CIOS). Rich's principle co-author is Lynn Turner. Together with Lynn, he has co-authored 5 books in multiple editions. He is also co-editor of The Family Communication Sourcebook and the co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Family Communication. In 2014, NCA’s Family Communication Division recognized the Sourcebook as its Outstanding Book Award. In addition, Rich has (co) authored dozens of articles and book chapters and is a current member of numerous journal editorial boards. Rich's research has been featured in a number of media outlets including USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, NPR, Toronto Globe & Mail, CNN International, Austin Statesman (TX), among others. When he has some free time, he enjoys working on his 105 year-old summer home in Maine, but privately admits that he would rather hire people than do the work himself!

Lynn H. Turner teaches in the College of Communication at Marquette University. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 1989. She is the author of several journal articles, books, and book chapters focused on communication studies. She is the recipient of the Marquette University College of Communication Research Award (1998), the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender’s Outstanding Book Award (1997) and Outstanding Article Award (2000). She is guest editor (with Richard West) for a special issue of the Journal of Family Communication and she serves on the editorial board of several communication journals. She is the Vice-President of Central States Communication Association and Past-President of the Family Division of the National Communication Association. Her current research interests include family communication, gendered communication, and communication and relationships.


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Richard West (Ph.D., Ohio University, 1991) is Professor of Communication Studies at Emerson College. He received his BA and MA in Communication at Illinois State University.

Rich is the co-author (with Lynn Turner) of several leading books in communication (Perspectives on Family Communication/4th ed; Interpersonal Communication/2nd ed; IPC/1st ed; Introducing Communication Theory/5th ed; Gender and Communication/3rd ed;) and served as co-editor of the Sage Sourcebook of Family Communication. He is the author/co-author of over 40 articles and essays and he has participated in over 100 NCA programs. Rich's work has appeared in Communication Quarterly, Communication Education, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, Communication Reports, Journal of Family Communication, among others. He has served as Guest Co-Editor of the Journal of Family Communication twice and has been a member of nearly 10 journal editorial boards in communication.

Rich's work intersects family, identity, and culture. Yet, he admits to being somewhat of a 'scholarly nomad,' exploring a number of different topics, including gay parenting, holiday stress, student questions in the classroom, job burnout, among other areas.

Rich is the recipient of several recognitions, including Outstanding Alumni in Communication awards from both Illinois State University and Ohio University. ISU has also recognized him as a "Distinguished Alum" in Forensics and as an "Outstanding Alum in Teacher Education." He has also been recognized as an ECA Research Fellow and was the recipient of ECA's Past President's Award. In 2012, the Communication Institute for Online Scholarship named him a "Leading Scholar in Communication Education."

He has served as President of the Eastern Communication (2008) and the National Communication Association (2011).

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By John F on December 27, 2012
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Originally purchased as a required reading textbook for a class in Communication Studies. Since the class I find myself periodically referring to the text for better explanations than I can verbalize. The style is clear, making it an easy read for technical and nontechnical readers alike. After reading this book I have looked for other tomes written by the team of Richard West (Author), Lynn Turner (Author).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Patriot Pride on February 14, 2012
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This book is very helpful for the class that I'm taking; it's easy to understand and makes the reader think not only in terms of the class, but also how to apply theories to real life. Plus, the pages aren't too thin, so it makes it ideal for highlighting (the ink usually doesn't bleed through the pages).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Venture on March 13, 2013
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The writer must have sat down with a thesaurus to come up with some of the words used; at points I found myself questioning word choice, why use disequilibrium when imbalance improves the readability and flow. This book is not an easy read so strap in and break out your thesaurus...
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on July 9, 2013
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I absolutely love going through this book. You learn so much and I plan to use it for many things in my future.
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By no on October 23, 2014
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The book is very good I refer to it in all my class readings.
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By kendra on August 29, 2014
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Only textbook I ever read front to back.
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