Chapter 1: Introduction

1.6.2 Research essays by theme

Literacies at work, for fun, and at school

Communication in basketball: More vital than thought to be

Understanding literacy of police officers

Literacies across the disciplines 

The impact of student attitudes on laboratory reports

The crucial component of teamwork as a physical therapist

Nursing literacy

The language of music

The discourse of law

How communication can be used as prevention and treatment for anxiety disorders

Education in Film: One size doesn’t fit all

Convincing Discourses 

Celebrity politics


Application and detection of the discourse of deception

African American English and the communities it influences 

Black English: Consistently used, consistently stepped on

The Superficial and Deep: Ebonics communication and perception

The way rap and hip-hop have influenced today’s African American youth

21st century media and issues 

Girlhood on film: The impacts of media on young women

Understanding advertising literacy

Messages through memes

Video games in the world of education

Mobile devices and social anxiety

Fatphobia, marketing, and eating disorders, oh my!

Social media and communication

Communication in streaming: Audio is more important

How a Reddit community can have an impact: A close look at r/WallStreetBets

Literacy in computer science

Behind the Financial Scenes of the NFL

English and the global perspective

English and linguistic discrimination

Subtitling society

Japanese teaching and how to learn it

COVID and learning 

The overwhelming influence of technology

Communication and literacy in the classroom during COVID-19

Communication in the Deaf community during COVID-19


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