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Interplay The Process of Interpersonal Communication, 12th Edition

With its unique blend of compelling topics and rich pedagogy, the twelfth edition of Interplay shows how scholarship, research, and theory can introduce students to communication and help them understand their own relationships in everyday life.


*Now Playing: Learning Communication Through Film, available as an optional printed product, looks at more than sixty contemporary and classic feature films through the lens of communication principles.

*An enhanced Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank provides teaching strategies, course outlines, exercises, discussion questions, and unit wind-ups. The Test Bank offers approximately 100 class-tested exam questions per chapter in multiple-choice, true/false, essay, and matching formats.

*An Instructor’s Resource CD with Computerized Test Bank, available to adopters, includes the full Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, along with computerized testing software and newly revised PowerPoint-based lecture presentations.

*The Instructor’s Companion Website at www.oup.com/us/adler is a password-protected site that features the Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint-based lecture slides, and links to supplemental materials and films.

*Course cartridges for a variety of e-learning environments allow instructors to create their own course websites with the interactive material from the instructor and student companion websites. Contact your Oxford University Press representative for access.


Interplay is the ideal text for an introductory interpersonal communication class. I am thrilled with the subject order of the book and the fact that the second chapter is about culture and communication. It’s the only complete text on the market!”–Heather Bixler, College of the Sequoias

Interplay makes the ideas behind interpersonal communication come alive through terrific diagrams, tables, and charts, and the use of film really helps students see how communication concepts play out in real life.”–Kristin Haun, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

About the Author

Ronald B. Adler is Professor Emeritus of Communication at Santa Barbara City College. He is coauthor of Understanding Human Communication, Eleventh Edition (OUP, 2012), Looking Out, Looking In (2011), and Communicating at Work: Principles and Practices for Business and the Professions (2010). In addition to his academic pursuits, Ron works with businesses and nonprofit agencies to improve communication among coworkers as well as with clients and the public.

Lawrence B. Rosenfeld is Professor of Communication Studies and Co- Chair of the Social- Behavioral Institutional Review Board, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the author of articles appearing in journals in communication, education, social work, sport psychology, and psychology, and of books on small group, interpersonal, and nonverbal communication. His most recent book is When Their World Falls Apart: Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disasters (NASW Press, 2010). In 2000, Lawrence received the Donald H. Eckroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association, and in 2006 received the Gerald M. Phillips Award for Applied Communication Research from the same national communication organization.

Russell F. Proctor II is Professor of Communication Studies at Northern Kentucky University. He primarily teaches courses in interpersonal communication and interviewing, and he won NKU’s Outstanding Professor Award in 1997. In addition to his work on Interplay, he is also coauthor of Looking Out, Looking In (2011). Russ has written and presented extensively on the use of feature fi lms as instructional tools in communication courses (including Now Playing for OUP).

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Product Details :

  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 12 edition (January 13, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199827427
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199827428
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.8 inches

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