APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
The Interpersonal Communication Book (13th Edition)
1. APA Handbook of Interpersonal Communication
When we use language to interact with one another, we become involved in a continuous and dynamic process of exchange. This makes it a fascinating area for behavioral research. During the give-and-take of discourse, the communicators exchange facts, ideas, views, opinions, emotions, and intentions in such a way as to enhance or impede social relationships; create, maintain, and adapt identities; and create or resolve conflicts. In this handbook, distinguished contributors apply the problem-solving perspectives of applied linguistics to answer some fundamental questions: How do our interpersonal relations manifest themselves in language?What is the role of language in developing and maintaining relationships through interpersonal communication?What types of problems occur in interpersonal communication and what kinds of strategies do we use to solve them?How does interpersonal linguistic communication interact with other semiotic modes?The volume is divided into two parts that examine both theoretical and applied topics. Thus, the contributors critically appraise the relevance of applied linguistics to not only understanding but also solving everyday language-related problems.
2. The Interpersonal Communication Book (13th Edition)
Updated in its 13th edition, Joseph Devito’s The Interpersonal Communication Book provides a highly interactive presentation of the theory, research, and skills of interpersonal communication with integrated discussions of diversity, ethics, workplace issues, face-to-face and computer-mediated communication and a new focus on the concept of choice in communication. This thirteenth edition presents a comprehensive view of the theory and research in interpersonal communication and, at the same time, guides readers to improve a wide range of interpersonal skills. The text emphasizes how to choose among those skills and make effective communication choices in a variety of personal, social, and workplace relationships.