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Rhetoric

  • Disability and Discourse Analysisby Jan Grue

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Although efforts have been made to integrate disability into the discourse analysis and conversation analysis canon, the link between the two fields needs to be strengthened. This ground-breaking volume contributes to this link by thoroughly applying the analytical vocabulary of discourse analysis to issues that are central to the field of disability... more...

  • The People's Voiceby Barnet Baskerville

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In this flavorful and perceptive study of the American orator, Barnet Baskerville makes an inquiry into American attitudes toward orators and oratory and the reflection of these attitudes in speaking practices. He examines the role of the orator in society and the kinds or qualities of oratory that were dominant in each period of American history,... more...

  • Communication Centersby Kathleen J. Turner; Theodore F. Sheckels; Kyle Anne Barnett Love; Marlene M. Preston; Linda Bartlett Hobgood

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    Communication Centers: A Theory-Based Guide to Training and Management addresses what communication centers are and why they are valuable, examines their rich rhetorical roots, and offers advice to faculty who are asked to develop a communication center. Directors of established centers and peer tutors will also find valuable information. more...

  • Framing the Rhetoric of a Leaderby Marta Degani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    Based on a selection of 30 election campaign speeches during Obama's first run for the American presidency in 2008, this book investigates the Democratic presidential candidate's much celebrated rhetoric from a cognitive semantics point of view. more...

  • The Metaphorical Use of Language in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literatureby Markus Witte; Sven Behnke

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Metaphors are a vital linguistic component of religious speech and serve as a cultural indicator of how groups understand themselves and the world. The essays compiled in this volume analyze the use, function, and structure of metaphors in Jewish writings from the Hellenistic-Roman period (including the works of Philo and the texts of... more...

  • Reclaiming Poch@ Popby Cruz Medina

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Tracing the historical trajectory of the pocho (Latinos who are influenced by Anglo culture) in pop culture, Medina shows how the trope of pocho/pocha/poch@, which traditionally signified the negative connotation of "cultural traitor" in Spanish, has been reclaimed through the pop cultural productions of Latinos who self-identify as poch@. more...

  • Bartlett's Familiar Quotationsby John Bartlett; Geoffrey O'Brien

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    More than 150 years after its original publication, BARTLETT'S FAMILIAR QUOTATIONS has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. BARTLETT'S showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily... more...

  • Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoricby Sharon J. Kirsch

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    Gertrude Stein is recognized as an iconic and canonical literary modernist. In Gertrude Stein and the Reinvention of Rhetoric , Sharon J. Kirsch broadens our understanding of Stein?s influence to include her impact on the field of rhetoric.   For humanities scholars as well as popular audiences, the relationship between rhetoric and literature... more...

  • Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Centerby Sara DeTurk

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 74.99

    This critical ethnography describes the context, vision, and social change tactics of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas. It explicates the important roles of intergroup alliances, strategic use of language, and arts programming as a means of connecting personal consciousness-raising to collective agency. more...

  • Corporate Argumentation in Takeover Bidsby Rudi Palmieri

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This volume systematically investigates the role of argumentation in takeover bids. The announcement of these financial proposals triggers an argumentative situation, in which both the economic desirability and the social acceptability of the deal become argumentative issues for different classes of stakeholders (shareholders, employees, customers,... more...