Volume 5 Issues 3&4 (2016-12-31)

Volume 5 Issues 1&2 (2016-06-30)

Volume 4 Issues 3&4 (2015-12-31)

Volume 4 Issues 1&2 (2015-06-30)

Volume 3 Issue 4 (2014-12-31)

Volume 3 Issue 3 (2014-09-30)

Volume 3 Issue 2 (2014-06-30)

Volume 3 Issue 1 (2014-03-31)

Volume 2 Issue 4 (2013-12-31)

Volume 2 Issue 3 (2013-09-30)

Volume 2 Issue 2 (2013-06-30)

Volume 2 Issue 1 (2013-03-31)

Volume 1 Issue 2 (2012-12-31)

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2012-09-30)

Journal: Language and Communication Quarterly

Volume 3 Issue 4 (2014-12)


Article 1:
From the DNC to Normandy – Obama’s Use of Narrative in Ten Speeches 2004-2014
Zinman College at Wingate Institute, Israel

One of Obama’s favorite rhetorical devices is personal narrative. In this paper examples from ten speeches delivered over the last decade are presented and discussed. From the Keynote Address delivered at the 2004 Democratic National Convention to his more recent speech at the Normandy American Cemetery at Omaha Beach we see how Obama uses personal narrative to connect with his audience, inspire them and advance his agenda.


Article 2:
Contrastive Linguistic and Semiotic Study of Onomatopoeias, Onomatopoeic Reduplications and Their Paraphrases
Istanbul University, Turkey
Istanbul University, Turkey

This study analyzes onomatopoeias and onomatopoeic reduplications in different languages through linguistic and semiotic approaches. This analytic study is two-phased. The first phase presents a linguistic analysis of onomatopoeias and their equivalents in different languages. The second phase is a semiotic analysis of onomatopoeic reduplications and their paraphrases in different languages. Both linguistic and semiotic analyses reveal that the symbolic structures have most of interpretants and that they skilfully reflect focal points of interpretants. Attributing such interpretations to onomatopoeic reduplications and their paraphrases as significant structure and signs proceeds from the fact that human mind forms interpretative and structural dimension in its own way, it puts these organized structures forward other human minds for interpreting them and it influences human language. These transfers based upon human mind and logic aim to direct human attention to focal points of interpretants. Considering onomatopoeias, onomatopoeic reduplications and their paraphrases as semantic structures and signs within the scope of the usage in different societies makes certain the occurrence of observing the hidden semantic or semiotic field behind them. The procedural frame of this study consists of lexical analyses of onomatopoeic structures and their mechanism in different languages as well as an analysis of onomatopoeic reduplication as semiotic signs based on C. S. Pierce’s semiotic theory.


Article 3:
The Impact of Relational Stage on Acceptance of Traditionalism and Adversarial Sexual Attitudes toward Women: An Examination within Gender
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, United States
University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, United States
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, United States
University of Nevada-Las Vegas, United States

This investigation addresses men’s and women’s within gender acceptance of traditional gender role beliefs and adversarial sexual attitudes as they relate to relational stage. A sample of 342 men and 375 women (60 did not report their gender) with an average age of M = 22.22, SD = 5.53, in varied relational stages, completed an online survey. Findings indicate that, regardless of relational stage, women do not significantly differ in their traditional gender role beliefs. As for adversarial sexual attitudes, women who self-reported “other” as their relational stage reported higher ASB and AIV than women in the other relational stages. Men who are seriously dating are most supportive of traditional gender role beliefs and such beliefs are weakest among men who were not seeing anyone. Regarding adversarial sexual attitudes, once again, those men who reported “other” as their relational stage embrace significantly more ASB than men in the other relational stages and men who reported “other” and “casually dating” embraced greater AIV and RMA more than men in the other relational stages. Results, discussion and theoretical implications follow.


Article 4:
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