The second edition of this prestigious title, INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION, by one of the beloved scholars in the field, the late B. Aubrey Fisher, has been revised and rewritten by one of Fisher's doctoral students, Kathy Adams. Now aimed at second-level interpersonal communication courses, the revision retains Fisher's pragmatics perspective and personal examples and anecdotes. At the same time, Adams has extensively revised the book. Specifically, the pragmatics perspective has been developed more fully and consistently throughout. Overall, the book has been reorganized and streamlined from 15 chapters to 11 - to eliminate redundancies. Part III has been updated to reflect the most recent research and literature on relationships, particularly maintenance, and communication competence.