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Human Communication 101

What are Human Communication 101 texts?

Human Communication 101 is a series of introductory texts providing high quality information on selected aspects of human communication, with particular emphasis on speech, language and communication needs.

Each Human Communication 101 series collates articles on a particular aspect of human communication into simple – but not simplistic – introductions that spin practitioner and academic perspectives into highly readable texts.

Being introductory they do not claim to cover all aspects of a particular field of study. Clearly, the study of human communication is vast and, of necessity, editorial decisions have had to be made regarding what might usefully be included in any first-level text and what may reasonably be omitted. Consequently, the series provides preparatory texts that present limited, but currently applicable, theoretical underpinnings that will assist the reader in better understanding human communication. It is intended that the materials will provide a valuable grounding in the subject and an effective foundation for anyone wishing to pursue further, more in-depth, studies.

Human Communication 101: a point of departure

In sum, Human Communication 101 articles are designed to enthuse the reader to learn more. They are a stepping-off point: a point of departure on the journey of investigating human communication in its various aspects.

Human Communication 101 Series


English Speech Sounds 101

Allophones 101

Connected Speech 101

Conversation Analysis 101

Phonology 101