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Style. Composition. Rhetoric

  • Doing a Research Project in English Studiesby Louisa Buckingham

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 37.95

    Doing a Research Project in English Studies is the essential guide to undertaking research and developing academic English literacy skills for students new to research. With a particular focus on the needs of students in contexts where English is used as a foreign or an additional language, this accessible textbook takes the reader through the research... more...

  • Argumentation in Political Deliberationby Marcin Lewinski; Dima Mohammed

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    Dialectical approaches traditionally conceptualize argumentation as a discussion in which two parties debate on “two sides of an issue” (pro and con). However, many political issues engender multiple positions. This is clear in multi-party online deliberations in which often an array of competing positions is debated in one and the same... more...

  • Dialectical Rhetoricby Bruce Mccomiskey

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    In Dialectical Rhetoric , Bruce McComiskey argues that the historical conflict between rhetoric and dialectic can be overcome in ways useful to both composition theory and the composition classroom. Historically, dialectic has taken two forms in relation to rhetoric. First, it has been the logical development of linear propositions leading to necessary... more...

  • The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Studentsby Stephen Bailey

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95

    Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. The Essentials of Academic Writing for International Students has been developed to help these students succeed in their assignments?quickly! This course has a clear, easy-to-follow... more...

  • A Revolution in Tropesby Jane S. Sutton; Mari Lee Mifsud

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    This book seeks to bring the problem of difference into the ongoing discussions vis-à-vis democratic deliberations about advancing rhetorical theory through the trope of the other, alloi?sis , defined as the figure of difference, exception, and radical otherness. more...

  • Verallgemeinerung im Diskursby Daniel Schmidt-Brücken

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    What theories and methods serve to model the relationship between language and shared knowledge? How can genericity be functionally described as a central means of knowledge creation? How is linguistic generalization accomplished in the context of colonial communication? These questions are the subject of a study at the interface between... more...

  • Writing Education Researchby Joy Egbert; Sherry Sanden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    For both new academics and those with some experience, writing articles of publishable quality can be particularly challenging. Developing the necessary skill set requires useful information, hard work, and the type of direction infrequently offered in research methods courses, leaving researchers to piece together resources on their own. This book... more...

  • Metaphor and Metonymy across Time and Culturesby Javier E. Díaz-Vera

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 116.25

    This volume offers new insights into figurative language and its pervasive role as a factor of linguistic change. The case studies included in this book explore some of the different ways new metaphoric and metonymic expressions emerge and spread among speech communities, and how these changes can be related to the need to encode ongoing... more...

  • Go Figure! New Directions in Advertising Rhetoricby Edward F. McQuarrie; Barbara J. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    Rhetorical scholarship has found rich source material in the disciplines of advertising, communications research, and consumer behavior. Advertising, considered as a kind of communication, is distinguished by its focus on causing action. Its goal is not simply to communicate ideas, educate, or persuade, but to move a prospect closer to a purchase.... more...

  • Political Writing: A Guide to the Essentialsby Adam Garfinkle; David Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Writing well, and persuasively, is not only a discipline that can be learned, it is one deeply rooted in the classical arts of rhetoric and polemic. This book introduces the essential skills, rules, and steps for producing effective political prose appropriate to many contexts, from the editorial, the op-ed, and the polemical essay to others both weighty... more...