Oral Communication Speaking Across Cultures

ISBN-10: 0195329910
ISBN-13: 9780195329919
Edition: 11th 2000
Authors: Larry A. Samovar
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Book details

List price: $85.95
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/19/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 526
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

In the last 33 years this bestseller has met the needs of nearly one million students. The eleventh edition of Samovar's Oral Communication: Speaking Across Cultures offers a straightforward, practical approach to public speaking. The text is noted for its clear and concise writing style, abundant use of examples, and logical organization. Chapter sequencing allows students to begin making speeches within the first few days of class. In addition to its core of rhetorical training, Oral Communication: Speaking Across Cultures continues to stake out new territory. This new edition links three contemporary developments to the context of public speaking: * New technological advancements. * Shifting ethnic and cultural patterns. * An increased awareness of ethical issues. Special features in the new edition include: * The role of culture in listening, evidence, humor, credibility, small groups, audience analysis, and reasoning. * A chapter on critical thinking. * A discussion of ethics in each chapter. * Material on the uses of electronic tools (such as the Internet) throughout the text. * End-of-chapter discussion questions and exercises. A comprehensive Instructor's Manual/Testing Program includes course guidelines, overviews, classroom activities, examination questions, and test item files (available in book form or on disk).

LARRY SAMOVAR, Emeritus Professor at San Diego State University, received his Ph.D. from Purdue University, where he taught for five years. He was also an invited scholar at Nihon University in Japan. As an early pioneer in the field of intercultural communication, he has been a guest speaker at many universities in the United States. In addition, Dr. Samovar has worked as a communication consultant in both the private and public sectors. He has written and/or edited 14 textbooks--totaling 45 editions. Many of his publications have been translated into foreign languages and are used in 11 countries. As an active researcher he has presented more than 100 scholarly papers and conducted numerous seminars and workshops at international, national, and regional conferences. His publication list is extensive and encompasses books and articles on intercultural communication, small group communication, interpersonal communication, and public speaking.

Preface
Preliminary Considerations
Communication: Overview and Preview
The Importance of Communication
Communication and Democracy
Communication and Careers
Communication and Social Relationships
Communication and Culture International
Contacts Domestic
Contacts Improving Communication
The Communication Process
Defining Communication
The Ingredients of Communication
Communication and Public Speaking
Public Speaking and Writing
Public Speaking and Conversation
Ethical Responsibilities of Communication
Some Working Principles Ethics and Public Speaking
The Sender's Responsibilities
The Receiver's Responsibilities
Culture and Ethics Preview of Principles Organizing Ideas Presenting Ideas
Your First Speeches: Getting Started
Selecting a Topic Begin With Yourself Looking Elsewhere
Important Considerations Narrowing a Topic Formulating a General Purpose Speech to Inform Speech to Persuade
Speech to Entertain
Formulating a Specific Purpose
Choosing a Title
Choosing a Method of Speaking
Speaking From a Manuscript
Speaking From Memory
Impromptu Delivery
Extemporaneous Delivery
Using Notecards Practicing the Speech Gaining Confidence
Understanding Communication Apprehension
Dealing With Communication Apprehension
Audience Analysis: Understanding Your Listeners
The Importance of Audience Analysis Assessing the Audience
What Listeners Bring to Communication
Cultural Characteristics
Religious Characteristics
Age-Level Characteristics
Gender Characteristics
Occupational Characteristics
Educational Characteristics
Group Characteristics
Geographical Characteristics
Special Characteristics
Gathering Information About the Audience
Before the Speech
During the Speech
Analyzing the Speaking Occasion
Kind of Occasion
Physical Surroundings
Time Culture and the Occasion
Adapting to Your Audience
Ask Rhetorical Questions
Focus on the Audience
Use Personal Pronouns
Use the Experiences of the Audience
Sound and Action: Presenting Your Ideas
Visual Dimensions of Presentation
General Appearance
Facial Expression
Eye Contact Movement
The Use of Space Visual Dimensions and Culture Aural Dimensions of Presentation Loudness (Volume)
Pitch Rate Distinctness (Articulation)
Correctness (Pronunciation)
Dialects Aural Dimensions and Culture Improving
Your Speech Delivery
Your Body
Your Voice
Your Confidence
Listening: Evaluation and Criticism
The Rewards of Listening
The Process of Listening
The Purposes of Listening
Empathic Listening
Informational Listening
Evaluative Listening
Appreciative Listening
Misconceptions About Listening
Hearing Versus Listening
Objectivity Versus
Subjectivity Active Versus
Passive Listener Versus
Speaker Change Versus
Static Barriers to Listening F

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