Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Comm 438 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 218Z or Comm 313U
  • Up one level
  • 400