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Rhetoric

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  • Arguing to Better Conclusionsby W Peter Robinson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    This book was written to try to integrate various strands of concern about communication, language, and thinking. There are two related questions that have served to initiate the enquiries that resulted in this book: Why do people hold false beliefs? And why do they accept and use inadequate arguments in support of their beliefs?   The author has provided... more...

  • Composing Social Identity in Written Languageby Donald L. Rubin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This volume constitutes a unique contribution to the literature on literacy and culture in several respects. It links together aspects of social variation that have not often been thus juxtaposed: ethnicity/nationality, gender, and participant role relations. The unifying theme of this collection of papers is that all of these factors are aspects of... more...

  • Landmark Essays on ESL Writingby Tony Silva; Paul Kei Matsuda

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    In recent years, the number of nonnative speakers of English in colleges and universities in North America has increased dramatically. As a result, more and more writing teachers have found themselves working with these English as a Second Language (ESL) students in writing classes that are designed primarily with monolingual, native-English-speaking... more...

  • Writing Technologyby Christina Haas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    Academic and practitioner journals in fields from electronics to business to language studies, as well as the popular press, have for over a decade been proclaiming the arrival of the "computer revolution" and making far-reaching claims about the impact of computers on modern western culture. Implicit in many arguments about the revolutionary power... more...

  • Writing/Disciplinarityby Paul Prior

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Over the past century, the explosive growth of scientific, technical, and cultural disciplines has profoundly affected our daily lives. However, processes of enculturation in sites such as graduate education that have helped to form these disciplines have received very limited research attention. In those sites, graduate students write diverse documents,... more...

  • Adaptive Rhetoricby Alex C. Parrish

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Rhetorical scholarship has for decades relied solely on culture to explain persuasive behavior. While this focus allows for deep explorations of historical circumstance, it neglects the powerful effects of biology on rhetorical behavior ? how our bodies and brains help shape and constrain rhetorical acts. Not only is the cultural model incomplete,... more...

  • Landmark Essays on Writing Centersby Christina Murphy; Joe Law

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This collection introduces the reader to the ideas that have shaped writing center theory and practice. The essays have been selected not only for the insight they offer into issues but also for their contributions to writing center scholarship. These papers help to chart the legitimation of writing centers by providing both a history and an examination... more...

  • Coherence, Continuity, and Cohesionby Kim Sydow Campbell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    There is a need for general theoretical principles describing/explaining effective design -- those which demonstrate "unity" and enhance comprehension and usability. Theories of cohesion from linguistics and of comprehension in psychology are likely sources of such general principles. Unfortunately, linguistic approaches to discourse unity have focused... more...

  • Academic Advancement in Composition Studiesby Richard C. Gebhardt; Barbara Genelle Smith Gebhardt

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This volume deals with a number of related issues that are becoming increasingly crucial for English studies during this time when most faculty in the field are assistant professors approaching tenure review or associate professors seeking promotion. These critical issues focus on: * The diversity of research and scholarly publication in composition... more...

  • Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 130.00

    George Orwell coined the term ?Newspeak? for his novel 1984 , the purpose of which was designed to shrink vocabularies and eliminate subtlety and nuance. For this dictionary, first published to herald the year 1984, Jonathon Green compiled nearly 8, 000 entries ? selected from the slangs and specific vocabularies of trades, professions and interests... more...