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Communication

2019

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Interpersonal Communication In War Zones: The U.S. Marines’ Use Of Rhetorical Listening As A Communication Behavior, Angie Mallory Jan 2019

Interpersonal Communication In War Zones: The U.S. Marines’ Use Of Rhetorical Listening As A Communication Behavior, Angie Mallory

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Although much scholarship in the field of Technical Communication assents to the value of listening, little scholarship in the field actually studies it. Similarly, although the field accepts listening as a rhetorical act, no studies address how one might recognize or teach the external indicators of listening.

Krista Ratcliffe posits that rhetorical listening is so powerful that it can create a space for conversations that would not otherwise happen. I further her claim by asserting that the power is not in the listening itself, but in the demonstration of it, in a way recognizable to the interlocutor.

I investigated the ...