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The International Encyclopedia of Communication - Wolfgang Donsbach (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 302.203 In8d
ISBN: 9781405131995
Publication Date: 2008-05-06

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Language and Communication - Michael Findlay
Call Number: Reference 410.3 F49l
ISBN: 0874369460
Publication Date: 1998-05-01

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Encyclopedia of New Media - Steve Jones (Editor)
Call Number: Reference 302.23403 En1j
ISBN: 0761923829
Publication Date: 2002-12-10


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