Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 November 2016

480 Pages

8-1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190297084

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Understanding Human Communication

Thirteenth Edition

Ronald B. Adler, George Rodman, and Athena du Pré

  • Understanding Diversity sidebars address subjects such as managing identity during the process of "coming out," the potential for misunderstandings during translation, and how lessons from other cultures can enhance listening skills.
  • Understanding Communication Technology boxes focus on topics related to mediated communication
  • Ethical Challenges invite students to ponder contemporary ethical issues in communication
  • Cultural Idioms appear in the margins of each chapter, helping non-native English speakers understand American colloquialisms while also showing more proficient speakers how supposedly everyday speech can be misunderstood by listeners from other cultures
  • @ Work boxes help students tackle day-to-day communication issues in the workplace

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of culture, gender, and technology has been rigorously updated to reflect today's scholarship and popular culture.
  • Carefully crafted artwork draws students in and helps them understand important concepts.
  • New student speech video and short clips from popular media are included in DashBoard and the course cartridges
  • A revamped instructor's manual, The Complete Guide to Teaching Communication, by Athena du Pre provides daily lesson plans that tie the complete Understanding Human Communication package together: suggested video, classroom exercises, lecture PowerPoints and Prezis are all integrated into the plans.