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Rhetoric

  • Freedom of Speech and the Function of Rhetoric in the United Statesby Michael Donnelly

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 74.99

    This book takes a critical view of the relationship between public discourse and culturally specific definitions of free speech to illuminate the ways in which cultural framing diminishes the complexity of free speech, and sublimates a range of value-choices. more...

  • The Ethics of Rhetoricby Richard M. Weaver

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 47.95

    Weaver's Ethics of Rhetoric, originally published in 1953, has been called his most important statement on the ethical and cultural role of rhetoric. A strong advocate of cultural conservatism, Weaver (1910-1953) argued strongly for the role of liberal studies in the face of what he saw as the encroachments of modern scientific and technological... more...

  • The Semiotics of Movement in Spaceby Robert James McMurtrie

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Semiotics of Movement in Space explores how people move through buildings and interact with objects in space. Focusing on visitors to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, McMurtrie analyses and interprets movement and space relations to highlight new developments and applications of spatial semiotics as he proposes that people?s movement... more...

  • We Only Talk Feminist Hereby Briony Lipton; Elizabeth Mackinlay

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 45.45

    This book explores what it means to ?only talk feminist here? in the contemporary neoliberal university. How do feminist academics effect change? How are feminist voices sounded, heard, received, silenced, and masked? We Only Talk Feminist Here offers insight into the complexities, contradictions, and possibilities of ?talking feminist?; of writing... more...

  • The Anatomy of Languageby Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1959, this book aims to provide a practical introduction to semantics, relating the critical study of language to real-life situation, with a wealth of anecdotes and numerous illustrations drawn from everyday personal predicaments. This book provides much information and much material for profitable discussion, helping to make accessible... more...

  • Rhetoric in Tooth and Clawby Debra Hawhee

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    We tend to think of rhetoric as a solely human art. After all, only humans can use language artfully to make a point, the very definition of rhetoric. Yet when you look at ancient and early modern treatises on rhetoric, what you find is surprising: they?re crawling with animals. With Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw , Debra Hawhee explores this unexpected... more...

  • Discourse Analytic Researchby Erica Burman; Ian Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1993, this book provides clear illustrations of discourse analytic work and empirical critiques of the traditional psychological approaches. Drawing on a range of examples, the contributors argue that identity, deeply felt emotions, prejudice, and attitudes to social issues are created by the language that describes them rather... more...

  • Language, Text and Contextby Michael Toolan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    First published in 1992, this wide-ranging collection of essays focuses on the principle of contextualisation as it applies to the interpretation, description, theorising and reading of literary and non-literary texts. The collection aims to reveal the interdependencies between theory, analysis, text and context by challenging the myth that stylistics... more...

  • Styles of Discourseby Nikolas Coupland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    First published in 1988, this book focuses on diversity and discourse, and collects contemporaneous research across a wide range of topics including: description, polemic, narrative analysis, DJ talk, philosophical history, conversation, children?s books and nuclear deterrence. The essays demonstrate analyses of discourse in the service of stylistic... more...

  • A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphoraby Bonnie Lynn Webber

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1979, this book starts from the perspective that dealing with anaphoric language can be decomposed into two complementary tasks: 1. identifying what a text potentially makes available for anaphoric reference and 2. constraining the candidate set of a given anaphoric expression down to one possible choice. The author argues there... more...