1983 NCA Award Winners

NCA Award Winners by Year

Scholarship Awards

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award

  • Ernest Bormann, “Fantasy & Rhetorical Vision: The Rhetorical Criticism of Social Reality.” Quarterly Journal of Speech 58 (1972): 396-407.

Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression

  • Josina Makau, “Judicial Invention in First Amendment Governmental Regulation Cases,” Free Speech Yearbook 22 (1983): 1-19.

Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Awards

  • J. Michael Hogan, University of Wisconsin. “The ‘Great Debate’ over Panama: An Analysis of Controversy Over the Carter-Torrijos Treaties of 1977,” (Stephen E. Lucas, advisor).
  • Curtis S. Jacobs, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. “The Rhetoric of Witnessing and Heckling: A Case Study in Ethnorhetoric,” (David Swanson, advisor). 

Golden Anniversary Book Award

  • Charles R. Berger and James J. Bradac, Language and Social Knowledge: Uncertainty in Interpersonal Relations (Edward Arnold, 1982).

James A. Winans-Herbert A. Wichelns Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Rhetoric and Public Address

  • Michael C. Leff, “Topical Invention and Metaphoric Interaction,” Southern Speech Communication Journal 47 (1983): 214-229.
  • Robert Newman, “The Self-Inflicted Wound: The China White Paper of 1949,” Prologue 14 (1982):141-156.

Karl R. Wallace Memorial Award

  • Raymond S. Rodgers


Service Awards

Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award

  • Thomas Benson

Samuel L. Becker Distinguished Service Award

  • Wallace Bacon