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Fundamentals of Wireless Communication

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David Tse, Pramod Viswanath
Cambridge University Press, 2005 - 564 pages

The past decade has seen many advances in physical layer wireless communication theory and their implementation in wireless systems. This textbook takes a unified view of the fundamentals of wireless communication and explains the web of concepts underpinning these advances at a level accessible to an audience with a basic background in probability and digital communication. Topics covered include MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) communication, space-time coding, opportunistic communication, OFDM and CDMA. The concepts are illustrated using many examples from real wireless systems such as GSM, IS-95 (CDMA), IS-856 (1 x EV-DO), Flash OFDM and UWB (ultra-wideband). Particular emphasis is placed on the interplay between concepts and their implementation in real systems. An abundant supply of exercises and figures reinforce the material in the text. This book is intended for use on graduate courses in electrical and computer engineering and will also be of great interest to practising engineers.

Handbook of Communication and Emotion: Research, Theory, Applications, and Contexts

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Peter A. Andersen, Laura K. Guerrero
Academic Press, 1998 - 590 pages

Emotion is once again at the forefront of research in social psychology and personality. The Handbook of Communication and Emotion provides a comprehensive look at the questions and answers of interest in the field: How are specific emotions (fear, jealousy, anger, love) communicated? How does the effectiveness, or ineffectiveness, of this communication affect relationships? How is the communication of emotion utilized to deceive, or persuade, others? This important reference work is edited by top researchers in the field of communication and authored by a who's who in emotion and communication.

Key Features
* Provides a comprehensive look at the role of communication in emotion
* Includes contributions from top researchers in the field of communications
* Examines how specific emotions are communicated
* Includes important new research on the effect of communication on relationships

Healthcare Communication

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Bruce Hugman
Pharmaceutical Press, 2009 - 304 pages

Healthcare Communication is an interactive and engaging guide to establishing professional, practical and rewarding relationships which will support therapy and enhance patient health, safety and morale. It offers a challenging vision for excellent healthcare delivery. An important part of a healthcare professional's job is to communicate successfully with their patients.

Innovative Approach to Teaching Technical Communication

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Tracy Bridgeford, Karla Saari Kitalong, Dickie Selfe
Utah State University Press, 2004 - 360 pages

Here are a variety of activities, projects, and approaches to energize pedagogy in technical communication and to provide a constructive critique of current practice.

Intercultural Communication

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Everett M. Rogers, Thomas M. Steinfatt
Waveland Press, Inc., 1999 - 292 pages

Introduction to Communication Studies

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John Fiske
Routledge, 2002 - 224 pages

The second edition of this widely used introductory textbook updates the work to take accounts of developments in the last few years. John Fiske's study equips the reader with a range of methods of analysing examples of communication in our society, together with a critical awareness of the theories underpinning them. The reader will be able to tease out the latent cultural meanings in such apparently simple communications as news photos or popular TV programmes.

Key Concept in Communication and Cultural Studies

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Tim O'Sullivan
Routledge, 1994 - 367 pages

Key Concepts in Communication and Cultural Studies is a book to help you 'come to terms' with terms. Communication and Cultural Studies says new things in new ways, resulting in not only new words, concepts and theories, but also in the reworking of concepts and terms from a wide-range of established disciplines. Key Concepts provides a practical and accessible guide to this exciting field.This second edition forms a multi-disciplinary glossary of the concepts you are most likely to encounter in the study of communication and culture - from 'audience' to 'stardom', from 'ethnography' to 'orientalism'.The new edition includes:Over sixty new additions to the original textMany entries revised and rewrittenCoverage of recent developments in communications and cultural studies.

Latin America, Media and Revolution: Communication in Modern Mesoamerica

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Juanita Darling
Palgrave Macmillan, 2008 - 226 pages

This project compares rebel media use in three Mesoamerican rebellions: the Nicaraguan Revolution, the Salvadoran civil war and the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas, Mexico. The three conflicts were waged under similar conditions over a twenty-year period, but with notably different types of media from which the rebels could choose as the primary focus of their communication strategy. In the three cases, the insurgents utilized a variety of media, but one of those became the official or dominant medium.

The project explains how each rebel group used its respective primary communication medium and the possibilities and limitations that the choice offered as well as the demands it made. Directly comparing media use in all three rebellions provides a richer understanding of the role of media in social change, particularly violent change

Media Acces: Social and Psychological Dimension of New Technology Use

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E. Page Bucy, John E. Newhagen
Routledge, 2004 - 296 pages

In Media Access: Social and Psychological Dimensions of New Technology Use,  editors Erik P. Bucy and John E. Newhagen present the latest work, theoretical explorations, and original research findings on media access from a team of internationally renowned media and technology researchers. Chapters develop expanded definitions and conceptual understandings of access to stimulate further research, offer new perspectives on policy discussions, and facilitate media participation among those at risk of being left behind.

Broadening our understanding of information technology use, this collection offers:
*Novel perspectives--chapters demonstrate new methods of addressing persistent questions regarding motivation, cultural context, socioeconomic resources, technical knowledge, and psychological skills required for effectual use of information and communication technologies.
*Conceptual integration--each chapter addresses a vital aspect of media access and summarizes pertinent findings, weaving together results to provide much-needed integration across communication and technology studies.
*Multidisciplinary approaches--chapters represent a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches, deriving social explanations from large-scale survey data, psychological explanations from experimental data, and cultural explanations from depth interviews and ethnographic methods.
*Shifting the policy and research agenda--this volume extends and redirects aspects of the digital divide debate while elaborating the "media access" approach to studying new technology use.

Taken as a whole, Media Access reveals complications associated with full access to new communication technologies and proposes analytical frameworks that open new avenues of scholarly investigation and policy consideration. It is intended for scholars and graduate students in journalism, mass communication, telecommunications, media studies, information science, public policy, psychology, sociology, informatics, human-computer interaction, and other disciplines concerned with the issue of media access.

Modern Mass Communication: Concepts and Processes

Modern Mass Communication:
Concepts and Processes

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Deepak Nayyar
Oxford Book Co., 2007 - 174 pages

Participatory Communication: A Practical Guide

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World Banking Working Paper No 170

Thomas Tufte, Paolo Mefalopulos
World Bank Publications, 2009 - 50 pages

This guide seeks to provide perspectives, tools and experiences regarding how to engage stakeholders and enhance development effectiveness through participatory communication strategies.

Researching Communication Disorder

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Alison Ferguson, Elizabeth Armstrong
Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 - 272 pages

One in seven people will experience a communication disorder at some point in their lives. There is an urgent and ongoing need to understand more about the nature of communication disorders and their effects on the everyday lives of children and adults whose lives are affected by these difficulties, as well as those directly or indirectly affected as a family member, friend or professional. Research in this area seeks to develop an evidence base in relation to diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, clients’ perspectives, and cost effectiveness.

Researching Communication Disorders involves a range of disciplines including speech-language pathology, linguistics and psychology. This book provides an interdisciplinary description of the theoretical frameworks in the field of communication disorders and an overview of the main current methodological approaches.

Numerous case examples from the published research literature provide the reader with an understanding of the practicalities of researching in this field. Additionally, the book provides the beginning researcher with examples of key areas in which further research is needed.

Seven Wonders of Communication

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Donald B. Cleveland
Twenty-First Century Books, 2010 - 80 pages

This book discusses seven wonders of communication: language, the telephone, cameras, television, personal computers, the World Wide Web, and robot communication. The author describes how each wonder works and what part it has played in the field of communications.

Skill of Workplace Communication: A Handbook for T&D Specialists and Their Organization

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Richard P. Picardi
Greenwood Publishing Group, 2001 - 307 pages

Ability and skill are important, but they are not everything. Equally important is how you communicate yourself--your competencies and achievements--to others. Teacher and consultant Richard Picardi takes a long, thoughtful look at the things we all need to understand in order to allow our ideas to be heard and understood in today's noisy, hotly competitive organizations. 

He covers not just the skills of putting your ideas, recommendations, and analyses in writing, but also the other way in which effective communication is accomplished: nonverbally. He shows you the internal and external roadblocks toeffective communication and how to break through them. In Part I, Picardi analyzes the nature of verbal and nonverbal communication. He shows how to recognize and remove internal and external barriers to effective communication and create messages that get the results you want. 

He then focuses on the specific goals of business communication, showing how the concept of change interacts with all forms of communication--in fact, how change is implicit in them. Picardi lays out the elements of organization that are essential in creating reader-based messages, then explains how to compose the clear, forceful sentences and paragraphs to express them. Later, in Part III, he presents his system of "text boxes," showing how to write typical business memos and letters, using direct and indirect patterns of writing to demonstrate different types of messages you want to communicate, and ends with a systematic method to revise and improve upon first drafts. He goes on to apply the principles of reader-based communication, effective organization, and clear expression to proposal and report writing. He shows how proposals differ from reports and how to write both effectively. For training and development specialists, the book provides the material you need to teach these skills to others.

Strategic Communication in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic

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Neill McKee, Jane T. Bertrand, Antje Becker-Benton, Benton Lee Becker
SAGE, 2004 - 351 pages
This book promotes the use of strategic communication to fight against the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Focusing on strategic communication for positive and measurable behaviour change, the authors elaborate on a wide range of issues including: the importance of advocacy and community mobilization; comprehensive approaches to prevention and the use of communication in reducing stigma; communication programmes for a wide range of specific groups including intravenous drug users and refugees; the role of communication in support of clinical and social services; the care and support of vulnerable children; and selected communication approaches such as entertainment-education, telephone hotlines and digital communication.Case studies are employed to illustrate the concepts and show how strategic communication has been used in different developing countries for training and in designing communication programmes.

The Communication Catalyst: The Fast (but not stupid) Track to Value for Customers, Investors, and Employees

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Mickey Connolly, Richard Rianoshek
Kaplan Publishing, 2002 - 247 pages

By doing the wrong things fast in business, waste is all that is accelerated, and value is sacrificed.  Two leading consultants offer entrepreneurs and business leaders speed-guaranteed communication skills that can yield more results per hour and achieve a true competitive edge."

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader


Molefi K. Asante, Yoshitaka Miike, Jing Yin
Routledge, 2008 - 346 pages

The field of intercultural communication seeks to understand the process of communicating across cultural boundaries with an aim toward promoting positive relations between different cultures and nations. 

The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is the first comprehensive anthology to take a distinctly non-Eurocentric approach to analyzing and appreciating the diverse ways of communicating in different cultures, and incorporates African and Asian as well as Western perspectives. 

The volume?s international scope aims to expand and enlarge the field by promoting greater engagement with the closely related field of international communication. Featuring thirty readings by imporant intercultural and international communication scholars, The Global Intercultural Communication Reader is edited by Molefi Kete Asante, one of the founders of the field of intercultural communication, along with international scholars Yoshitaka Miike and Jing Yin. The volume is ideal forundergraduate and graduate courses in intercultural communication, particularly those with an international focus.

The Leaders Communication Toolkit

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Stewart Gross Becky, Becky Stewart-Gross
Human Resource Development, 2004 - 89 pages

Handbook of Mobile Communication Studies

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James Everett Katz
MIT Press, 2008 - 472 pages

Mobile communication has become mainstream and even omnipresent. It is arguably the most successful and certainly the most rapidly adopted new technology in the world: more than one of every three people worldwide possesses a mobile phone. This volume offers a comprehensive view of the cultural, family, and interpersonal consequences of mobile communication across the globe. Leading scholars analyze the effect of mobile communication on all parts of life, from the relationship between literacy and the textual features of mobile phones to the use of ringtones as a form of social exchange, from the "aspirational consumption" of middle class families in India to the belief in parts of Africa and Asia that mobile phones can communicate with the dead.

The contributors explore the ways mobile communication profoundly affects the tempo, structure, and process of daily life around the world. They discuss the impact of mobile communication on social networks, other communication strategies, traditional forms of social organization, and political activities. They consider how quickly miraculous technologies come to seem ordinary and even necessary—and how ordinary technology comes to seem mysterious and even miraculous. The chapters cut across social issues and geographical regions; they highlight use by the elite and the masses, utilitarian and expressive functions, and political and operational consequences. Taken together, the chapters demonstrate how mobile communication has affected the quality of life in both exotic and humdrum settings, and how it increasingly occupies center stage in people’s lives around the world.

World Health Organization Outbreak Communication. Planning Guide

World Health Organization
Outbreak Communication. Planning Guide

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Advance in The Study of Behavior: Vocal Communication in Birds and Mammals

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Marc Naguib, Vincent Janik, Nicola Clayton, Klaus Zuberbuhler
Academic Press, 2009 - 350 pages

Advances in the Study of Behavior was initiated over 40 years ago to serve the increasing number of scientists engaged in the study of animal behavior. That number is still expanding. This thematic volume, Vocal Communication in Birds and Mammals, makes another important "contribution to the development of the field" by presenting theoretical ideas and research to those studying animal behavior and to their colleagues in neighboring fields.

Applied Cultural Linguistics: Implications for Second Language Learning and Intercultural Communication

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Farzad Sharifian, Gary B. Palmer
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2007 - 170 pages
Research in the relatively new field of cultural linguistics has implications for second language learning and intercultural communication. This volume is the first of its kind to bring together studies that examine the implications for applied programs of research in these domains. Collectively, the contributions explore the interrelationship between language, culture, and conceptualisations. Each study focuses on a different language-and-culture. The languages-cultures studied include Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, English, Aboriginal English and African English. The particular conceptual bases of the contributions range from theories of embodiment and conceptual metaphors to theories of schemas and cultural scripts. Several authors directly address the application of their observations to the fields of second language/dialect learning and intercultural communication, while others first present a theoretical analysis and then explore its practical implications. Collectively, the contributions establish a novel direction for research in applied linguistics.

Communication Accoustics

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Jens Blauert
2005 - 379 pages

Communication Acoustics deals with the fundamentals of those areas of acoustics which are related to modern communication technologies. Due to the advent of digital signal processing and recording in acoustics, these areas have enjoyed an enormous upswing during the last 4 decades. The book chapters represent review articles covering the most relevant areas of the field. They are written with the goal of providing students with comprehensive introductions. Further they offer a supply of numerous references to the relevant literature. Besides its usefulness as a textbook, this will make the book a source of valuable information for those who want to improve or refresh their knowledge in the field of communication acoustics - and to work their way deeper into it. Due to its interdisciplinary character Communication Acoustics is bound to attract readers from many different areas, such as: acoustics, cognitive science, speech science, and communication technology.

Communication In Cancer Care

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Friedrich C. Stiefel
2006 - 125 pages
This book covers all the relevant aspects of communication in cancer care, such as communication in cancer prevention and genetic counselling, communication at different stages of disease and communication with the family and children. In addition, more general topics are discussed, such as the benefits and evidence of communication skills training and the challenges of interdisciplinary and cross-cultural communication. Besides useful information on direct clinical relevance, current theoretical frameworks and research on communication in oncology are presented. The chapters are written by leading figures in the field of psycho-oncology and communication, who work and teach in different European countries.

From Interaction to Symbol: A Systems View of the Evolution of Signs and Communication

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Piotr Sadowski
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2009 - 300 pages

Feedforward Amplifiers for Wideband Communication System

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Jon Legarda
2006 - 177 pages

Feedforward Amplifiers for Wideband Communication Systems has been possible thanks to the research carried out throughout several years in the field of the linearization techniques applied to digital communication systems, particularly to those with high spectral efficient modulation techniques. The wireless telecommunications are more and more demanded for the Information Society. Such requirements are reflected as a great many of communication standards with specific coverage applications and, above all, with higher and higher data transmission rates. The electromagnetic spectrum, nevertheless, is a scarce asset that can not be spread and despite the increasingly tendency to transmit in higher frequencies, the bandwidths assigned to each application are always exploited to the limit. 
Feedforward Amplifiers for Wideband Communication Systems merges in the need of developing frequency efficient modulations with widespread codification techniques that result in wideband communication systems, with strict regulations in the usable frequency bandwidths and tight restrictions in the spurious emissions over the remaining spectrum. The radio frequency transmitters do not remain impassive to those changes, especially the power amplifiers, which efficiency and linearity directly determines the correct performance of the entire transmission system. The linearity specifications are commonly fixed by the telecommunication standards while the efficiency rates directly strikes the commercial viability of these transmitters. 
Feedforward Amplifiers for Wideband Communication Systems tries to put into practice the Feedforward linearization technique, aimed at improving either the linearity or efficiency parameters of power amplifiers, just intended for achieving a trade-off between the distortion specifications of the telecommunication standards and the efficiency enhancement of the transmission systems, which set, respectively, the linearity and the output level requirements of power amplifiers.

This challenge is enshrined in one of the present wideband communication systems, but all the recommended design guidelines are perfectly reusable in the future wideband applications.

Excellent Public Relation and Effective Organization: a Study of Communication Management in Three Countries

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Larissa A. Grunig, James E. Grunig, David M. Dozier
Routledge, 2002 - 653 pages
This book is the final product of the "excellence project"--a comprehensive research effort commissioned by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Research Foundation. Going well beyond any of the previously published reports on the Excellence study, this book contains many new statistical analyses of the survey data and more details from the case studies. Discussing theory and data related to several ongoing discussions in the communication profession, this book answers the following questions:
*How can we show the value of public relations?
*What is the value of relationships?
*How do relationships affect reputation?
*What does it mean to practice communication strategically?
*How can we measure and evaluate the effects of public relations programs?
*Should communication programs be integrated?
*How does the new female majority in the profession affect communication Excellence?

This book, as well as the research it reports, is the product of symmetrical communication and collaboration. As such, it is intended for scholars, applied researchers, students, and informed professionals who understand the value of research in developing a profession, such as public relations.

Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods will make it easier to understand the book; however, the results are interpreted in a way that makes the analyses understandable even to those with little or no knowledge of statistics and research methods.

Encyclopedia of Communication and Information

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Jorge Reina Schement
Macmillan Reference USA, 2002 - 1161 pages

This new three-volume encyclopedia summarizes the current state of knowledge in the communication and information science fields, which are changing rapidly. The 280 signed articles in the set, edited by Schement (communication and information policy, Pennsylvania State Univ.), were written primarily by U.S. academics, along with a few contributions from industry and international sources. Entries cover eight general topics: careers in the communication and information fields, information science, information technologies, literacy, institutional studies, interpersonal communication, library science, and media effects. Students will find that the articles provide a good overview of each topic and that most have a bibliography. Many favorite student topics, such as subliminal advertising, media effects on body image, and minorities in the media, are included. The biographical entries range from famous figures like newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer to lesser-known individuals, such as the noted African American librarian and storyteller Augusta Braxton Baker. A detailed index and See Also references add to the encyclopedia's value. This set should be purchased by undergraduate libraries as well as by libraries serving high school students. Judy Solberg, George Washington Univ. Lib., Washington, DC

Effective Risk Communication: A Message-Centered Approach

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Timothy L. Sellnow, Robert R. Ulmer, Matthew W. Seeger, Robert Littlefield
2008 - 185 pages
The overlying purpose of this book is to construct a communication based approach to risk communication. In doing so, this book establishes a message-centered focus to risk communication. Section one of the book establishes definitions and parameters of risk communication, identifies the complex audience expectations for risk messages, and introduces a model of best practices for effective risk communication. In section two, the best practices are applied in four robust case studies. Section three includes chapters devoted to developing a mindful approach to risk communication, ethical considerations of risk communication, and a final chapter that discusses future developments of risk communication.

Communication, Culture and Hegemony: From the Media to Mediations

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Jesús Martín-Barbero, Martín Barbero Martín B.
SAGE Publications, 1993 - 272 pages

Communication, Culture and Hegemony is the first English translation of this major contribution to cultural studies in media research. Building on British, French and other European traditions of cultural studies, as well as a brilliant synthesis of the rich and extensive research of Latin American scholars, Mart[ac]in-Barbero offers a substantial reassessment of critical media theory.

Communication Yearbook 27

Communication Yearbook 27

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