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Comparing A First Look with 10 other leading Communication Theory texts in their coverage of more than 250 different theories and models.

The Text Comparison tables reflect changes made in the 11th edition as well as new editions of West & Turner (7th, 2022),; Floyd et al (2nd, 2022); Infante, Rancer, et al (2nd, 2017); and Stacks et al (2nd, 2019). Christians & Nordenstreng has been replaced by Austin, Orbe & Sims (3rd edition 2019).

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Comparing A First Look with 10 other leading Communication Theory texts in their coverage of more than 250 different theories and models.

The Text Comparison tables reflect changes made in the 11th edition as well as new editions of West & Turner (7th, 2022),; Floyd et al (2nd, 2022); Infante, Rancer, et al (2nd, 2017); and Stacks et al (2nd, 2019). Christians & Nordenstreng has been replaced by Austin, Orbe & Sims (3rd edition 2019).

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Full List of all theories covered by the 11 texts, organized by the Context divisions of A First Look.

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