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  • Wired for Storyby Lisa Cron

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2012; US$ 14.99

    Introduction 1 HOW TO HOOK THE READER    COGNITIVE SECRET: We think in story, which allows us to envision the future. STORY SECRET: From the very first sentence, the reader must want to know what happens next. 2 HOW TO ZERO IN ON YOUR POINT       COGNITIVE SECRET: When the brain focuses its full attention on something, it filters out all unnecessary... more...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 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. This book provides a basis for all BA-/MA study programmes in which the methods of conversation analysis have a role to play, e.g. linguistics, sociology, psychology, communication... 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...

  • 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...

  • Activism and Rhetoricby Seth Kahn; JongHwa Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 47.95

    This volume examines the role of rhetoric in today?s culture of democratic activism. The volume takes on two of the most significant challenges currently facing contemporary rhetorical studies: (1) the contested meanings and practices of democracy and civic engagement in global context, and (2) the central role of rhetoric in democratic activist practices.... more...

  • Analysing Fascist Discourseby Ruth Wodak; John E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses primarily on continuities and discontinuities of fascist politics as manifested in discourses of post-war European countries. Many traumatic pasts in Europe are linked to the experience of fascist and national-socialist regimes in the 20th century and to related colonial and imperialist expansionist politics. And yet we are again... more...

  • Simple Welcome Speeches (Pocket Pulpit Library)by Amy Bolding

    Baker Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    For anyone asked to "give a few words of welcome" to a speaker or honored guest, this little book comes to the rescue. Also included are words of appreciation and thanks, replies to introductions, and other useful "words." more...

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

    Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • Political Womenby Michele Lockhart; Kathleen Mollick; Diane M. Blair; Kenneth Campbell; William Carney; Maria Daxenbichler; Kristie Fleckenstein; Rachel B. Friedman; Rochelle Gregory; Sara Hillin; Janet Johnson; Nichelle D. McNabb; Nancy Myers; Alison Novak; Rebecca S. Richards; Mary Tucker-McLaughlin

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 39.99

    This thought-provoking collection of essays on political leaders, leadership, and discourse gives us a sophisticated and theoretically rich analysis to deepen our understanding of the political, social, and cultural traditions and constructs surrounding men and women as political executives, including a response to the question, "Why hasn't a woman... more...

  • Fundable Knowledgeby A.D. Van Nostrand

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95

    Knowledge is the basic output of the defense technology establishment in the United States; it is what enables the development of weapon systems. From this premise, this volume explores the process of knowledge production in defense technology from the beginnings of the Cold War to the present time. Produced through the process of research and development... more...