“Written in a clear and often witty style, the book presents sophisticated thinking on the identity of communication studies. It will be of interest not only to philosophically oriented communication scholars and advanced students, but to readers across a wide range of other fields such as semiotics, science studies, rhetoric of science, interdisciplinary humanities, and education.” • Robert T. Craig, University of Colorado Boulder
“Throughout this magnificent work, Igor E. Klyukanov links the different "sciences" of communication and takes issue with the so-called "post-communication" problematic of incommensurability. He grapples with how distinctive genres of discourse on/about/through communication can be linked, or as he puts it, situated in the same House of Being.” • Andrew R. Smith, Edinboro University, PA
Focusing on the scientific study of communication, this book is a systematic examination. To that end, the natural, social, cultural, and rational scientific perspectives on communication are presented and then brought together in one unifying framework of the semiotic square, showing how all four views are interconnected. The question of whether the study of communication can be considered a unique science is addressed. It is argued that communication is never separate from any object of study and thus we always deal with its manifestations, captured in the four scientific perspectives discussed in the book.
Igor E. Klyukanov is Professor of Communication in the Department of Communication Studies at Eastern Washington University. The first edition of his textbook Principles of Intercultural Communication (Pearson Education, 2005) was adopted by over 30 Colleges and Universities in the U.S. His monograph A Communication Universe: Manifestations of Meaning, Stagings of Significance (Lexington Books, 2010) won the 2012 NCA Philosophy of Communication Division Best Book Award.
LC: HM1206 .K578 2022
BISAC: LAN004000 LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES/Communication Studies; SOC002010 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Anthropology/Cultural & Social; SOC026040 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology/Social Theory