From short entries and definitions to essays that explore a subject in depth, this source illuminates rhetoric's art and methodology. We have an earlier version of this in print at Reference PN172 .E53 1996.
Since 2009, there have been thirteen updates which have revised 400 online entries and added 37 new entries to the encyclopedia.
"With more than 1,300 A-Z entries, divided into 29 editorial areas representing major fields of inquiry, the encyclopedia spans the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas.
Editorial areas include communication theory and philosophy, interpersonal communication, journalism, intercultural and inter-group communication, media effects, strategic communication/PR, communication and media law and policy, media systems in the world, and communication and technology."
Synthesizes a wide array of works and perspectives on the making of meaning. The appendix includes timelines covering the whole historical record for each medium, from either antiquity or their inception to the present day. Each entry also features a bibliography linking readers to relevant resources for further reading.
Signed articles by leading scholars on the theory, history, and practice of rhetorical studies, including perspectives from classics, philosophy, literature, literary theory, cultural studies, speech and communications.