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Rhetoric

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  • Rhetoric of Femininityby Donnalyn Pompper

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 95.00

    This book offers a rhetorical examination of how femininity is defined and portrayed across media and popular culture. To do so, Pompper analyzes interviews with women representing multiple age, ethnic, and sexual orientation groups. more...

  • Rhetorical Realismby Scot Barnett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Rhetorical Realism responds to the surging interest in nonhumans across the humanities by exploring how realist commitments have historically accompanied understandings of rhetoric from antiquity to the present. For a discipline that often defines itself according to human speech and writing, the nonhuman turn poses a number of challenges and opportunities... more...

  • Discourse Analytic Researchby Erica Burman; Ian Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    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$ 46.50

    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$ 46.50

    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$ 44.95

    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...

  • The Anatomy of Languageby Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • The Ethics of Rhetoricby Richard M. Weaver

    Taylor and Francis 1995; 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...

  • Corpora and Discourse Studiesby Anthony McEnery; Paul Baker

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 90.27

    This edited collection brings together contemporary research that uses corpus linguistics to carry out discourse analysis. The book takes an inclusive view of the meaning of discourse, covering different text-types or modes of language, including discourse as both social practice and as ideology or representation. more...

  • Dangerous Multilingualismby J. Blommaert; S. Leppänen; P. Pahta; T. Virkkula; Tiina Räisänen

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 84.95

    Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist responses to it. more...