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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...

  • Watching My Language:by William Safire

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.50

    America's most entertaining language maven is back with more words to live by in his latest exploration of hot catchphrases, syntactical controversies, and other matters of national linguistic importance. Before you scratch that seven-year-itch, you might want to know where it came from. And before someone blurts, "You just don't get it,"  perhaps... more...

  • Thank You For Arguing, Revised and Updated Editionby Jay Heinrichs

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 16.00

    For when you really have to get your point across…             *Expanded and Revised: Including new chapters on leadership, Obama’s oratorical mastery, the pitfalls of apologies—and an “Argument Lab” section to put your new skills to the test.*   Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from... more...

  • Governing Codesby Karrin Vasby Anderson; Kristina Horn Sheeler

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 37.99

    Governing Codes examines the political identity of four contemporary U.S. political figures_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_illustrating how metaphor plays a central role in the construction of public identity in U.S. politics. Anderson and Sheeler analyze how familiar narratives... more...

  • Neurorhetoricsby Jordynn Jack

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 160.00

    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

    Social Justice and Communication Scholarship explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice. This collection, a first on the subject of communication and social justice, investigates the theoretical and practical ways in which communication scholarship can enable inclusive and equitable communities within... 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...

  • Newspeak (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    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...

  • Dictionary of Jargon (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathon Green

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    First published in 1987, the Dictionary of Jargon expands on its predecessor Newspeak ( Routledge Revivals , 2014) as an authoritative reference guide to specialist occupational slang, or jargon. Containing around 21, 000 entries, the dictionary encompasses a truly eclectic range of fields and includes extensive coverage of both British and U.S.... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 100.00

    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...