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Rhetoric

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  • Executing Democracyby Stephen John Hartnett

    Michigan State University Press 2012; US$ 47.95

    This eye-opening and well-researched companion to the first volume of Executing Democracy enters the death-penalty discussion during the debates of 1835 and 1843, when pro-death penalty Calvinist minister George Barrell Cheever faced off against abolitionist magazine editor John O?Sullivan. In contrast to the macro-historical overview presented... more...

  • Superchurchby Jonathan J. Edwards

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 35.95

    Christian Fundamentalism is a doctrine and a discourse in tension. Fundamentalists describe themselves as both marginal and a majority. They announce the imminent end of the world while building massive megachurches and political lobbying organizations. They speak of the need for purity and separation from the outside world while continually innovating... more...

  • Understanding Humor through Communicationby John C. Meyer

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    Understanding Humor through Communication explores the origin of humor and analyzes the function of humor in groups and societies. Meyer utilizes key theories and case studies to examine humor in persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings. more...

  • Primary Research and Writingby Lynee Lewis Gaillet; Michelle F. Eble

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Developed for emerging academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research in developing writing skills and abilities. Authors... more...

  • How to Analyse Textsby Ronald Carter; Angela Goddard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95

    How to Analyse Texts is the essential introductory textbook and toolkit for language analysis. This book shows the reader how to undertake detailed, language-focussed, contextually sensitive analyses of a wide range of texts ? spoken, written and multimodal. The book constitutes a flexible resource which can be used in different ways across a range... more...

  • Winning Argumentsby Stanley Fish

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.99

    ?Fish mines cultural touchstones from Milton to ?Married with Children? to explain how various types of arguments are structured and how that understanding can lead to victory? ? New York Times Book Review A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and bestselling author of How to Write... more...

  • The Power of Satireby Marijke Meijer Drees; Sonja de Leeuw

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    As a young ‘bohemian’ collective, the Cercle des Hydropathes was characterisedby frivolous humour indicative of the liberal social changes in France’searly Third Republic. This chapter considers how the Cercle des Hydropathes’republican community was personified in humorous portraits on the cover ofits journal L’Hydropathe.... more...

  • Investigating Intimate Discourseby Brian Clancy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    Intimate discourse ? that between couples, family and close friends in private, non-professional settings ? lies at the heart of our everyday linguistic experience. It creates and sustains our closest relationships. Using an innovative blend of the community of practice model with a corpus linguistic methodology, Brian Clancy expertly reveals the... more...

  • A Workbook for Arguments, Second Editionby David R. Morrow; Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 22.95

    A Workbook for Arguments builds on Anthony Weston?s A Rulebook for Arguments to provide a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The second edition adds:Updated and improved homework exercises?nearly one third are new?to ensure that the examples continue to resonate with students.Increased coverage of scientific reasoning,... more...

  • Scrutinizing Argumentation in Practiceby Frans H. van Eemeren; Bart Garssen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    In 2013, Japan experienced its first Internet election campaign in history. This essay attempts to analyze political moves in the campaign within the framework of strategic maneuvering developed by Frans H. van Eemeren. Different approaches were found between major and minor parties. An opposition party increased its seats with the effective use of... more...