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  • Power and Politeness in Actionby Miriam A. Locher

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 77.00

    This study investigates the interface of power and politeness in the realization of disagreements in naturalistic language data. Power and politeness are important phenomena in face-to-face interaction. Disagreement is an arena in which these two key concepts are likely to be observed together. Both disagreement and the exercise of power... more...

  • The Munk Debatesby Rudyard Griffiths; Peter Munk

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Munk Debates is Canada?s premier international debate series, a highly anticipated cultural event and feast of ideas. Launched in 2008 by philanthropists Peter and Melanie Munk, these debates bring together some of the world?s greatest thinkers to discuss the most pressing political, social, and cultural issues that are shaping the course of world... more...

  • Expressive Voice Cultureby Jessie Eldridge Southwick

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.95

    The Emerson System treats the voice as a natural reporter of the individual, constantly emphasizing the tendency of the voice to express appropriately any mental concept or state of feeling. This treatise is a setting forth of methods and principles based upon this idea with a fuller elaboration of the relation of technique to expression. By concentration... more...

  • The Powers of Genreby Peter Seitel

    Oxford University Press, USA 1999; US$ 124.99

    The Powers of Genre describes a method for interpreting oral literature that depends upon and facilitates dialogue between insiders and outsiders to a tradition. Seitel illustrates this method with lively examples from Haya proverbs, folktales, and heroic verse. He then focuses on a single epic ballad to demonstrate, among other things, why stanzas... more...

  • Successful Methods of Public Speakingby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 5.99

    You can acquire valuable knowledge for use in your own public speaking by studying the successful methods of other men. This does not mean, however, that you are to imitate others, but simply to profit by their experience and suggestions in so far as they fit in naturally with your personality. All successful speakers do not speak alike. Each man has... more...

  • The Training of a Public Speakerby Grenville Kleiser

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The power of eloquence to move and persuade men is universally recognized. To-day the public speaker plays a vital part in the solution of every great question and problem. Oratory, in the true sense, is not a lost art, but a potent means of imparting information, instruction, and persuasion. Eloquence is still "the appropriate organ of the highest... more...

  • From Conflict to Recognitionby Michael Kearney

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 66.00

    This volume will be of interest to scholars examining the relationship between culture and identity, concepts of individual and group agency in multicultural settings, and the effect that our globalising world has on regional cultural systems and local communities. From Conflict to Recognition: Moving Multiculturalism Forward grew out of research presented... more...

  • 1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speakingby Michael Hodgin

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 12.99

    Drawn from a broad array of sources, topics in this compilation range from Ability and Acceptance to Words, Work, and Worship. more...

  • 1002 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speakingby Michael Hodgin

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 16.99

    Michael Hodgin offers this third book in a series of humorous, audience-tested illustrations that enable speakers to connect with their listeners in an effective way. more...

  • There Stands My Houseby Hans Keilson; Elena Lappin

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2012; US$ 17.99

    The first English-language translation of the memoirs of Hans Keilson, one of Europe?s most masterful and remarkable writers In this unique work, which was composed in the 1990s and only recently rediscovered, Keilson brings back a bygone era in snapshots from a life spanning one hundred years. The external stations of this life ? his youth in... more...