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Rhetoric

  • James Farmer Jr.by Ben Voth

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 84.99

    This book provides an argumentation study of the life of the ?great debater,? James Farmer Jr. and analyzes his emergence as a debater in conjunction with the fight for racial equality. It shows how Farmer?s rhetoric helped him lead the founding of the American Civil Rights Movement and other key events during this time. more...

  • The Discourse of Peer Reviewby Brian Paltridge

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 87.16

    This book examines reports that are written by reviewers of submissions to a peer-reviewed journal. This includes a thorough study of the reports from the perspectives of context, content and genre, as well as from the point of view of pragmatics and politeness. The author examines the use of evaluative language, and the roles reviewers assume as they... more...

  • Similes, Puns and Counterfactuals in Literary Narrativeby Jennifer Riddle Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In this study, Jennifer Riddle Harding presents a cognitive analysis of three figures of speech that have readily identifiable forms: similes, puns, and counterfactuals. Harding argues that when deployed in literary narrative, these forms have narrative functions?such as the depiction of conscious experiences, allegorical meanings, and alternative... more...

  • Persuasion in Societyby Jean G. Jones; Herbert W. Simons

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 89.95

    Persuasion in Society, Third Edition introduces readers to the rich tapestry of persuasive technique and scholarship, interweaving rhetorical, critical theory, and social science traditions. This text examines current and classical theory through the lens of contemporary culture, encouraging readers to explore the nature of persuasion and to understand... more...

  • Femicide, Gender and Violenceby Daniela Bandelli

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 87.16

    This book questions gendered readings of violence by analyzing how this paradigm has become normalized in Italy since the feminist term ?femminicidio?, or ?femicide?, entered the mainstream media during the 2013 general election. It also sheds light on discourses of contestation on the part of family activists, men?s rights campaigners and divorced... more...

  • The Neuroscience of Multimodal Persuasive Messagesby Dirk Remley

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In this book, Dirk Remley applies his model of integrating multimodal rhetorical theory and multi-sensory neural processing theory pertaining to cognition and learning to multimodal persuasive messages. Using existing theories from multimodal rhetoric and specific findings from neurobiological studies, the book shows possible applications of the model... more...

  • Rhetoric and Communication Perspectives on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assaultby Amy D. Propen; Mary Schuster

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book brings rhetorical, legal, and professional communication perspectives to the discourse surrounding policy-making efforts within the United States around two types of violent crimes against women: domestic violence and sexual assault. The authors propose that such analysis adds to our understanding of rhetorical concepts such as kairos ,... more...

  • Clear and Simple as the Truthby Francis-Noël Thomas; Mark Turner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 33.50 US$ 30.48

    Everyone talks about style, but no one explains it. The authors of this book do; and in doing so, they provoke the reader to consider style, not as an elegant accessory of effective prose, but as its very heart. At a time when writing skills have virtually disappeared, what can be done? If only people learned the principles of verbal correctness,... more...

  • Handbuch Rhetorik der Bildenden Künsteby Wolfgang Brassat

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 229.99

    Vor allem in der Antike und der Frühen Neuzeit hat die Rhetorik maßgeblichen Einfluss auf die bildenden Künste ausgeübt. Als eine allgemeine Kommunikationslehre stellte sie ein höchst differenziertes Theoriemodell dar, dem die Kunsttheorie zahlreiche Begriffe und Theoreme entlehnte, nicht zuletzt um auf diesem Wege die künstlerische Arbeit als eine... more...

  • The Role of Language in the Climate Change Debateby Kjersti Flottum

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume takes a distinctive look at the climate change debate, already widely studied across a number of disciplines, by exploring the myriad linguistic and discursive perspectives and approaches at play in the climate change debate as represented in a variety of genres. The book focuses on key linguistic themes, including linguistic polyphony,... more...