Comm Concepts Ch. 1
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Comm Concepts Ch. 1
Key terms and main points
The studdy of communication?
Teachers of communication?
Writings on rhetoric are a great source of rhetoric theory?
Aristotle's private instructions?
Ability to arouse emotions?
Logic of the message?
Corax and Tisias
5th Century b.c - 4th Century a.d.
Group of itinerant teachers?
Prominent Roman Politician concisdered to be Rome's finest orator. Developed canons of rhetoric.
Five major topic areas of rhetoric are called what? What are they?
Canons of rhetoric. Invention, style, arrangement, memory, and delivery.
Process of deciding on the subject matter of one's speech and of discovering information and arguments that would lead to sound conclusions?
Described the process of selectin the proper words to convey a message?
Built ethos by convincing the audience of the speaker's good character, good sense, and trustworthiness; it was logical, clear, and restrained?
Emphasized logos by impressing the audience with the soundness of the speakers postition; it consisted of intricate agumentation and careful philosophical distinctions?
Based on pathos; it "pulled out all the stops" and was eloquent and emotional?
Described ways to order ideas effectively?
The ability to hold content, style, and arrangment in one's mind, was exceedingly important?
Considered necessary for sucess because if the speaker did not use a pleasing voice and graceful gestures, the effect of the speech would be underminded?
Last of the great classical theorists. Defined rhetoric as the study of "the good man speaking well"
Major christian theorist; argue that it would be foolish for truth "to take its stand unarmed against falsehood."
Created by God (smoke)?
Created by humans?
1600-1900. New attitudes toward knowlege revitalized the study of rhetoric?
Based on observation?
Set out to recover the insights of the great classical rhetoricians, adapting them to modern times?
Investigated the relationship of communication and thought, trying to understand in a scientific way how people could influence one another through speech?
Focused on writing and speaking as art forms, developing crictical stndards for judging drama, poetry, and oratory?
Designed elaborate systems of instruction to improve speakers verbal and non verbal presentation?
Started things off with an analysis of perceptual bias that seems remarkably modern even today?
Modern thinkers that mistrusted normal uses of rhetoric and argued that truth could be obtained only through discourse that was grounded in an understanding of human rationality?
Rene Descartes and John Locke
Picked up ideas of modern thinkers?
A belief in controlled lab experimentation and careful, objective measurement?
The extent to which a communicator is considered believable and competent?
Where did the study of commuication start?
Ancient Rome and Greece
Who fully developed the study of rhetoric?
Plato and Aristotle
When was a complete communication model developed and what was it called?
400 A.D. Canons of Rhetoric
Four paths of the modern period?
Classical, belletristic, elocutionist, psychological/epistemological
What century did the scientific method come in?
Who said just speaking the truth will not be enough?