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Speaker & Gavel (ISSN 2572-4460) is the scholarly journal of Delta Sigma Rho-Tau Kappa Alpha, a non-profit collegiate forensic organization dedicated to advancing the educational opportunities in speech and debate. Speaker & Gavel encourages contributions from forensic scholars and practitioners, who comprise all segments of the journal's readership, including graduate school, community college, and college or university groups.
This journal is exclusively online and open access to decrease the cost of spreading important scholarly discussions. DSR-TKA encourages scholars to use and make reference to work published in our journal. Scholars may quote, without permission, in order to document their own work. Speaker & Gavel assumes each scholar shall be responsible in acknowledging and properly documenting such uses. Teachers may reproduce and distribute, free of copyright charges, portions of this journal solely for educational purposes. Any reproduction and distribution must acknowledge in writing Speaker & Gavel as the primary source of the material.
For more information contact the editor, Todd Holm: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker & Gavel was preceded by two separate titles, The Gavel of Delta Sigma Rho and The Speaker of Tau Kappa Alpha. In 1964, the two separate titles merged to form Speaker and Gavel. The publication continued in print until 2004 when it transitioned to an online only format.
Current Issue: Volume 54, Issue 1 (2017) Spring 2017
Justifying Debate as “Cerebral Gymnastics” and as “Glorification of the Experience of Play”: An Alternative to William Hawley Davis’s Rejection of the “Debate as Gaming” Vision for Debate
Matthew P. Brigham
Suzanne Miller-McFeeley: What Forensics Did For Me