Portland State University. Department of Speech Communication
Theodore G. Grove
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Speech Communication
1 online resource (118 p.)
Oral communication, Interpersonal communication
A contextual analysis investigation of related communication acts is concerned with the multidimensional nature of human interdependence. The communication strategy is a category of relational communication acts that can be viewed as one of the ways in which interactants promote or maintain a working consensus and enhance interpersonal discovery. Strategy use is motivated by the nature of the relationship rather than by the speaker's conscious attempts to direct outcomes.
Tierney, Gisele Marie, "A contextual analysis of selected communication strategies associated with dyadic and situation characteristics : a field study" (1986). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3653.