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Rhetoric

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  • Wired for Storyby Lisa Cron

    Ten Speed Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    This guide reveals how writers can utilize cognitive storytelling strategies to craft stories that ignite readers? brains and captivate them through each plot element.   Imagine knowing what the brain craves from every tale it encounters, what fuels the success of any great story, and what keeps readers transfixed. Wired for Story reveals these... more...

  • Einführung in die Konversationsanalyseby Peter Auer; Helga Kotthoff; Karin Birkner; Angelika Bauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 700.00

    This volume introduces students to the subject matter, methods and findings of conversation analysis. Conversation analysis deals with all situations of every-day communication (e.g. doctor-patient, lawyer-client, buyer-vendor etc.). The Introduction to Conversation Analysis provides a basis for all BA-/MA study programmes in which the methods of conversation... more...

  • How to Write a Sentenceby Stanley Fish

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.?  ?Roy Blount Jr.   ?Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.? ? Booklist Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration... more...

  • I Never Metaphor I Didn't Likeby Mardy Grothe

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    The murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums. America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Critics are like pigs at the pastry cart. Describing something by relating it to another thing is the essence of metaphorical thought. It is one of the oldest activities of humankind?and one of... more...

  • Activism and Rhetoricby Seth Kahn; JongHwa Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 47.95

    This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today?s culture of democratic activism. In presenting a variety of political and rhetorical struggles in their specific contexts, editors Seth Kahn and JongHwa Lee allow contributors to reflect on and elaborate possibilities for both activist approaches to rhetorical studies, and rhetorical approaches to... more...

  • Essays of the Mastersby Charles Neider

    Cooper Square Press 2000; US$ 9.99

    This unorthodox but delightful anthology of 42 essays focuses on the masters of world literature. more...

  • Of Mottos and Moralsby Mike W. Martin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 54.99

    Whether in slogans, catchphrases, adages or proverbs, we encounter mottos every day, but we rarely take time to reflect on them. In Of Mottos and Morals: Simple Words for Complex Virtues, Martin explores the possibility that mottos themselves are worthy of serious thought, examining how they contribute to moral guidance and help us grapple with... more...

  • Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Texby Ruth Wodak; John E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    Post-war taboos have forced fascist and national-socialist parties, politicians and their electorate to frequently code their exclusionary fascist rhetoric. This collection shows that an interdisciplinary critical approach to fascist text and talk?subsuming all instances of meaning-making (oral, visual, written, sounds, etc.) and genres such as policy... more...

  • The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis and Planningby Frank Fischer; John Forester; Maarten A. Hajer; Robert Hoppe; Bruce Jennings

    Duke University Press 1993; US$ 94.95

    Public policy is made of language. Whether in written or oral form, argument is central to all parts of the policy process. As simple as this insight appears, its implications for policy analysis and planning are profound. Drawing from recent work on language and argumentation and referring to such theorists as Wittgenstein, Habermas, Toulmin,... more...

  • Everyday Talk, Second Editionby Karen Tracy; Jessica S. Robles

    Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 40.00

    This engaging text explores how everyday talk--the ordinary kinds of communicating that people do in schools, workplaces, and among family and friends--expresses who we are and who we want to be. The authors interweave rhetorical and cultural perspectives on the "little stuff" of conversation: what we say and how we say it, the terms used to refer... more...