Fallacies in the textual analysis of the communibiological literature

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As a result of Nelson's (2004) textual analysis of the communibiological literature, he concluded that the motive of the scholars contributing to the literature was the desire for status. In this essay, I expose the fallacious nature of Nelson's analysis and raise questions about the approach he employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-467
Number of pages12
JournalCommunication Theory
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

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