More Than Words: An Introduction to Communication by Richard DimblebyMore Than Words: An Introduction to Communication by Richard Dimbleby

More Than Words: An Introduction to Communication

byRichard Dimbleby, Graeme BurtonEditorRichard Dimbleby

Paperback | June 15, 2007

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This new edition of the best-selling text has been fully revised and updated to take into account new developments in communication and media studies.More Than Wordsprovides an introduction to both communication theory and practice. The authors cover essential elements of communication, including communication between individuals and groups, in organizations and through mass media and new technologies.

The fourth edition features:

  • new case studies and assignments
  • an updated series of key questions helping students to understand central concepts in communication studies
  • expanded sections on mass media and on practical communication and media skills
  • guidance on listening skills, interpersonal and social skills, writing skills, leaflet design, and planning, scripting, and producing audio and video material.


More Than Wordsis illustrated with new models and photographs and has checklist summaries for easy revision purposes. Clear and practical, it is an essential text for students of communication studies.

Richard Dimblebyis a former Principal of Bournemouth and Poole College and now works as a writer, trainer and consultant.Graeme Burtonis a freelance author and part-time lecturer at the University of Teesside. He has written several books on communication and the media, most recentlyMedia and Society: Critical Perspectives(2004) and wi...
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Title:More Than Words: An Introduction to CommunicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1 inPublished:June 15, 2007Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415303834

ISBN - 13:9780415303835

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Table of Contents

Part 1: What is Communication?  1. How do we Experience Communication?  2. Why do we Communicate?  3. What Happens when we Communicate? Part 2: Interpersonal Communication 1. Means of Contact  2. Dealing with Others  3. Perception ' Of Ourselves and Others  4. Barriers to Communication  5. Interpersonal SkillsPart 3: Communication in Groups 1. What is a Group?  2. Why do People Join Groups?  3. Features of Groups  4. Communicating in GroupsPart 4: Communication in Organizations 1. How do Organizations Operate?  2. Applications: Case Studies and Activities Part 5: Mass Communication 1. A Mass-Communication Society  2. Interpreting the Media, Including Institutions, Audiences, Genres, Representations  3. The Media: Particular Examples ' Advertising, News and TechnologiesPart 6: Communication and Media Skills 1. Getting Started ' General Principles for Approaching Practical Work  2. Interpersonal Skills ' Listening, Assertiveness, Interviews, Presentations  3. Writing Skills ' Questionnaires, Radio Scripts  4. Design Skills (Print)  5. Storyboarding  6. Taking Photographs  7. Audio-Visual Production ' Audio, Exhibitions, Film-Making  8. Into the Net  9. Designing a Web Site

Editorial Reviews

'Dimbleby and Burton write about communication and media in ways which students will find interesting and helpful. Complex questions and issues become simplified but not simplistic. A must buy.'

Robert Beveridge, Lecturer, Napier and the Open Universities and past Chief Examiner, 'A' Level Communication Studies