Communication Basics: Principles and Practice

Author(s): Cindy Greenberg

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2020

Pages: 190


Details: Print Prod w/Ancillary Site | 180 days |

Stories are used throughout the book as a focus, rather than a support, for principles of communication. For example, students will enjoy reading about the story of Super storm Sandy in NYC as they learn about the tenets and importance of critical listening for today’s world.

Both students and professors alike will appreciate the wide range of pair work and individual practice exercises in each chapter. Exercises focus on chapter understanding as well as the student’s development of speaking and listening skills. Clear directions make these exercises easy to use and perforated pages allow the instructor the option to collect and review the exercise work!

New second edition updates include:

• Old Chapter 2 (Nonverbal and Verbal Communication) is now two separate chapters written by Cindy Greenberg
• Chapter 4 Listening written by Cindy Greenberg replaces Old Chapter 3 Listening
• Chapter exercises are improved and streamlined
• Key Terms are now listed alphabetically at the beginning of each chapter
• Updated Research
• Index
• PowerPoints available via the student ancillary web site 

Communication Basics- Principles and Practice works well as a main textbook or as a supplementary book for any basic communications course. A clear list of learning objectives and key terms is presented for each chapter as well as a concluding glossary.


to the Student and Instructor

Chapter 1 Communication
Chapter 2 Language – Verbal Communication
Chapter 3 Nonverbal Communication
Chapter 4 Listening
Chapter 5 Critical Listening


Cindy Greenberg

Dr. Cindy Greenberg has a B.A., M.A. and PhD in Linguistics from Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. A full professor, she has been teaching Speech Communication for over 25 years at Kingsborough Community College, CUNY in Brooklyn, New York.

She is an innovative educator for both native and nonnative speakers of English who utilizes stories (including creating digital stories) as a means of learning. She has numerous publications and has presented at local, national and internationally recognized conferences. Professor Greenberg also created and directs a Speech Pathology/Communication Studies major and is the Director for the college’s Speech Division.

She lives in the NYC area with her husband and enjoys power walking, quilting and communicating with her son and daughter-in-law!

Related ISBN's: 9781792412875, 9781792431357

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