Elwood Murray's Interdisciplinary View: Expanding the Boundaries of the Speech Field
Elwood Murray believes in the interdisciplinary nature of speech and has been quick to incorporate findings from other disciplines to enhance his understanding of the communication process. This paper traces the development of Professor Murray's view of speech as the field moved from public speaking to the broader, more interdisciplinary concept of communication. The rote he played in this transition process is described, and his involvement in the founding of the International Communication Association highlighted.
Elwood Murray; public speaking; communication process; classroom excellence; teacher scholar; communication pioneer
Required Publisher Statement: © Taylor & Francis. Final version published as: Brownell, J. (1983). Elwood Murray's interdisciplinary view: Expanding the boundaries of the speech field. Communication Quarterly, 47(3), 244-252. doi: 10.1080/10570318309374121 Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.