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Rhetoric

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  • The Art of Dialectic between Dialogue and Rhetoricby Marta Spranzi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 158.00

    This book reconstructs the tradition of dialectic from Aristotle's Topics , its founding text, up to its "renaissance" in 16th century Italy, and focuses on the role of dialectic in the production of knowledge. Aristotle defines dialectic as a structured exchange of questions and answers and thus links it to dialogue and disputation, while Cicero... more...

  • The Miracle of Languageby Richard Lederer

    Pocket Books 2010; Not Available

    Master verbalist Richard Lederer, America's "Wizard of Idiom" (Denver Post), presents a love letter to the most glorious of human achievements... Welcome to Richard Lederer's beguiling celebration of language -- of our ability to utter, write, and receive words. No purists need stop here. Mr. Lederer is no linguistic sheriff organizing posses... more...

  • I Is an Otherby James Geary

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?Sherlock Holmes could glance at a bowler hat and tell that its owner's wife had ceased to love him. In this brilliant book about metaphor James Geary is no less astonishing, as he deciphers the subtle implications embedded in advertising slogans, familiar slang and government double-talk?. You'll scarf down every page of I Is an Other and then ask... more...

  • Rhetoricby Richard Toye

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Rhetoric is often seen as a synonym for shallow, deceptive language, and therefore as something negative. But if we view rhetoric in more neutral terms, as the 'art of persuasion', it is clear that we are all forced to engage with it at some level, if only because we are constantly exposed to the rhetoric of others. In this Very Short Introduction,... more...

  • Brilliant Academic Writingby Bill Kirton

    Pearson Education Limited 2012; US$ 15.65

    An accessible, attractive guide to the most important academic writing skills a student needs to write successfully for any purpose on any course, whether it be essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports, literature reviews - any type of academic writing, on any course. This book will give the reader a sound... more...

  • After the Public Turnby Frank Farmer

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 20.95

    In After the Public Turn , author Frank Farmer argues that counterpublics and the people who make counterpublics??citizen bricoleurs??deserve a more prominent role in our scholarship and in our classrooms. Encouraging students to understand and consider resistant or oppositional discourse is a viable route toward mature participation as citizens... more...

  • Feminist Rhetorical Resilienceby Elizabeth A Flynn; Patricia Sotirin; Ann Brady

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 25.95

    Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of ?resilience? has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for feminist... more...

  • Neurorhetorics - Jack SOCIETYby Jordynn Jack

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    In academia, as well as in popular culture, the prefix "neuro-" now occurs with startling frequency. Scholars now publish research in the fields of neuroeconomics, neurophilosophy, neuromarketing, neuropolitics, and neuroeducation. Consumers are targeted with enhanced products and services, such as brain-based training exercises, and babies are kept... more...

  • Social Justice and Communication Scholarshipby Omar Swartz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    This volume explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice. For scholars and students in communication, rhetoric, cultural studies, education, and other areas of the humanities. more...

  • Arguing to Better Conclusionsby W Peter Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    This is a book about arguing in the context of reasoning accurately and disproving false beliefs. It is also about the function of language in the attempt to reason soundly. The main market is post graduate social science and communication courses. Secon more...