Portland-State-University 2021-2022 Bulletin

Comm 538 Everyday Talk: Structure and Process

How humans organize talk, with a primary emphasis on face-to-face talk in an informal setting. Attention will be given to the structure of roles and turns, sequencing of stages and topics, issues of common ground and relevance, and cognitive processes of message origination and interpretation in particular contexts.




upper-division standing. Expected preparation: core communication courses (Comm 300, Comm 311, Comm 316, Comm 326), and Comm 218 - Interpersonal Communication or Comm 313U - Communication in Groups.
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  • 500