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  • Rhetorical Democracyby Gerard Hauser; Amy Grim

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    This collection presents theoretical, critical, applied, and pedagogical questions and cases of publics and public spheres, examining these contexts as sources and sites of civic engagement. Reflecting the current state of rhetorical theory and research, the contributions arise from the 2002 conference proceedings of the Rhetoric Society of America... more...

  • A Systematic Theory of Argumentationby Frans H. van Eemeren; Rob Grootendorst

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    This is a major contribution to the study of argumentation. more...

  • Textual Metonymyby Dr Abdul Gabbar Al-Sharafi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a very full historical account of treatments of metonymy from classical traditions up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes a semiotic approach to the treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a... more...

  • Politicians and Rhetoricby Professor Jonathan Charteris-Black

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 42.00

    This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes. Metaphors are shown to interact with other figures of speech to communicate subliminal meanings by drawing on the unconscious emotional association of words. more...

  • Paradigms of Readingby Ian MacKenzie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 139.00

    Linguistic signs do not coincide with intended or interpreted meanings. For relevance theory, this theoretical commonplace merely demonstrates the inferential nature of language. For Paul de Man, on the contrary, it suggested that language is unstable, random, arbitrary, mechanical, ironic and inhuman. This book seeks to show that relevance theory... more...

  • Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learningby Dr Jeannette Littlemore; Dr Graham D. Low

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    Many vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of meaning. To understand figurative speech, learners often need to employ figurative thinking. This book examines figurative thinking, considers its contribution to language ability, and explores the implications for language teaching and learning. more...

  • Rhetoric and Composition Study Guideby MobileReference 2007; US$ 19.99

    Boost Your grades with this comprehensive Quick Study Guide. You will use it from high school to college and beyond. FREE basic writing chapters in the trial version. Audience. Intended for everyone interested in improving their writing and presentation skills, particularly high school and college students. An essentialguide for students struggling... more...

  • Irony in Language and Thoughtby Raymond W Gibbs

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 59.95

    Assembles an interdisciplinary collection of seminal empirical and theoretical papers on irony in language and thought. more...

  • Argumentative Indicatorsby Frans H. Eemeren; Peter Houtlosser; A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

    Springer 2007; US$ 209.00

    Argumentative Indicators: A Pragma-Dialectical Study identifies and analyses English words and expressions that are crucial for an adequate reconstruction of argumentative discourse. It provides the analyst of argumentative discussions and texts with a systematic set of instruments for giving a well founded analysis which results in an analytic overview... more...

  • Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Villageby C. Jan Swearingen; David S. Kaufer

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 38.95

    This volume of select conference papers respresents current thought on the role of rhetoric in various disciplines including topics of race, technology, and religion. It is of interest to scholars in classical & contemporary rhetoric and related fields.< more...