(Inter)views: cross-disciplinary perspectives on rhetoric by Gary A. Olson, Irene Gale, David Bleich, Andrea Lunsford

By Gary A. Olson, Irene Gale, David Bleich, Andrea Lunsford

This booklet includes interviews with psychologist Mary box Belenky, linguist and thinker of language Noam Chomsky, French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida, foreign literacy student Paulo Freire, unique anthropologist Clifford Geertz, thinker Richard Rorty, and cultural critic Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (all of whose paintings has stimulated the self-discipline of rhetoric and composition) by way of essay responses from remarkable students in rhetoric and composition.

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Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium: The Sound of Persuasion by Vessela Valiavitcharska

By Vessela Valiavitcharska

Rhetoric and Rhythm in Byzantium takes a clean examine rhetorical rhythm and its conception and perform, highlighting the shut affinity among rhythm and argument. in response to fabric from Byzantine and previous Church Slavonic homilies and from Byzantine rhetorical commentaries, the publication redefines and expands our knowing of either Byzantine and previous Church Slavonic prose rhythm. It positions rhetorical rhythm on the intersection of prose and poetry and explores its position in argumentation and persuasion, suggesting that rhetorical rhythm can hold throughout linguistic obstacles, and ordinarily goals to illustrate the stylistic and argumentative significance of rhythm in rhetorical perform. alongside the way in which, it demanding situations the entrenched separation among content material and magnificence and emphasizes the position of rhythm as a device of invention and a way of constructing shared emotional adventure.

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A Rulebook for Arguments (4th Edition) by Anthony Weston

By Anthony Weston

A Rulebook for Arguments is a succinct creation to the artwork of writing and assessing arguments, equipped round particular ideas, each one illustrated and defined soundly yet in short. This generally well known primer - translated into 8 languages - is still the 1st selection in all disciplines for writers who search basic suggestions approximately easy methods to verify arguments and the way to cogently build them.

The fourth variation bargains a remodeled and extra tightly centred method of prolonged arguments, a brand new bankruptcy on oral arguments, and up to date examples and issues all through.

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Shaping science with rhetoric : the cases of Dobzhansky, by Wilson, Edward Osborne; Schrödinger, Erwin; Ceccarelli,

By Wilson, Edward Osborne; Schrödinger, Erwin; Ceccarelli, Leah; Dobzhansky, Theodosius

How do scientists convince colleagues from diversified fields to move the disciplinary divide, risking their careers in new interdisciplinary learn courses? Why perform a little makes an attempt to encourage such examine win common acclaim and aid, whereas others do not?

In Shaping technology with Rhetoric, Leah Ceccarelli addresses such questions via shut readings of 3 medical monographs of their historic contexts—Theodosius Dobzhansky's Genetics and the starting place of Species (1937), which galvanized the "modern synthesis" of evolutionary biology; Erwin Schrödinger's What Is Life? (1944), which catalyzed the sphere of molecular biology; and Edward O. Wilson's Consilience (1998), a up to now no longer totally winning try and unite the social and organic sciences. She examines the rhetorical ideas utilized in every one publication and evaluates which labored top, in accordance with the stories and medical papers that of their wake.

Ceccarelli's paintings can be very important for somebody drawn to how interdisciplinary fields are shaped, from historians and rhetoricians of technological know-how to scientists themselves.

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Treatise on Biblical Rhetoric by Roland Meynet, Leo Arnold, Rubianto Solichin, Llane B.

By Roland Meynet, Leo Arnold, Rubianto Solichin, Llane B. Briese

The categorical legislation of composition of biblical texts, that have been first came upon from the mid-eighteenth century, have gotten more and more recognized. This Treaty represents the sum of Biblical and Semitic rhetoric, in an abridged translation of the French unique. the 1st bankruptcy strains the background of the invention of biblical rhetoric, the final bankruptcy opens destiny clients. the most textual content of the booklet is equipped into 3 sections overlaying the 3 significant fields of analysis: 1. Composition: the degrees of Composition, The Figures of Composition, Rewriting. 2. Context: Intratext, Intertext, the guts of concentric buildings. three. Interpretation: enhancing and translating, Composition and Interpretation, Intertext and Interpretation, The reward of interpretation. a number of examples illustrate this methodical and rigorous exposition.

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Trust in Texts: A Different History of Rhetoric by Susan Miller

By Susan Miller

Belief in Texts: a distinct historical past of Rhetoric demanding situations the authorised notion of a novel rhetorical culture poorly maintained from the Athenian Golden Age until eventually the current. writer Susan Miller argues that oratorical rhetoric is yet one amongst many codes that consultant the creation of texts and proposes that emotion and belief are primary to the explanations and results of rhetoric.This groundbreaking quantity makes a case for ancient rhetoric as distributed, formal and casual classes in persuasion which are codified as crafts that mediate among what's recognized and unknown particularly rhetorical events. conventional, unified histories of rhetoric forget about the vast old interactions between discourses—including drugs, drama, lyric poetry, philosophy, oratory, and literary fiction—that have operated from antiquity throughout cultures which are traditionally and geographically joined.Drawing not only on conventional rhetorical works, but in addition on texts from philosophy and literature, Miller expands the physique of works to be thought of within the learn of rhetoric. because the first book-length learn that calls into query the centrality of emblems to rhetoric, belief in Texts will switch the best way the background of rhetoric is seen and taught and may be necessary to students and scholars of communications, rhetoric, English, classics, and literary reports. (20080901)

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Analytical Writing and Thinking: Facing the Tests by Arthur Whimbey, Myra J. Linden

By Arthur Whimbey, Myra J. Linden

This textbook is designed to reinforce the considering and writing talents that scholars desire for either educational and occupational luck. It is helping to organize scholars for the verbal parts of the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GED, and GRE and gives the best way to cross writing assessments usually required for promotion/graduation and on-the- activity writing assignments.

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Presidential Speechwriting: From the New Deal to the Reagan by Kurt W. Ritter, Martin J. Medhurst

By Kurt W. Ritter, Martin J. Medhurst

The increase of the media presidency via radio and tv announces has heightened the significance of presidential speeches in making a choice on the U.S. president's effectiveness and recognition. now not unusually, this improvement has additionally witnessed the increase speechwriters. The chapters during this publication (two by means of former White condo speechwriters) supply perception into the method of presidential speechwriting, from Franklin D. Roosevelt's management to Ronald Reagan's.

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Eisenhower's war of words: rhetoric and leadership by Martin J. Medhurst

By Martin J. Medhurst

This quantity paints a revisionist portrait of Dwight Eisenhower as a strategic communicator who was once hugely interested in the sequence of crises that characterised his administrations. As a consummate chilly warrior, Eisenhower understood that phrases, photographs, perceptions, and the shaping of attitudes have been imperative to the continued conflict with the Soviet Union. He used rhetoric—actions and messages deliberately designed to persuade—to in achieving lots of his objectives. To Ike, rhetoric used to be the relevant weapon for waging—and winning—the chilly conflict. Understood as a strategic artwork of choice, association, nuance, timing, and viewers variation, rhetoric turned, for Eisenhower, the popular ability for clash resolution. 
     reading either international and household crises, Eisenhower’s conflict of Words unearths a first-rate govt who was once continually pondering, making plans, and searching out the opportune second to strike. person chapters are dedicated to the crises pertaining to Vietnam, McCarthyism, the H-bomb, titanic retaliation, Open Skies, the Suez, Sputnik, Little Rock, the U-2 Affair, and the military-industrial complicated. Eisenhower’s rhetorical management observed the United States via a decade that was once whatever yet tranquil. This booklet examines one of many fundamental skill during which he comprehensive that goal.

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Politically Speaking: A Worldwide Examination of Language by Christ'l De Landtsheer, Ofer Feldman

By Christ'l De Landtsheer, Ofer Feldman

This paintings info and examines the features, nature, and content material of the language utilized in the general public sphere of varied Western and non-Western societies; the services language performs within the polity; and the hyperlink among tradition, political tradition, and the language that politicians and different elites, in addition to the general public, use of their symbolic interplay. The essays describe and examine the subject of political language from diversified perspectives--political technological know-how, psychology, philosophy, sociology, gender stories, economics, spiritual, public management, mass communique, and linguistics. Essays learn the discourse of political press reviews and television interviews, political orations and election propaganda, legalistic, political-philosophic, and spiritual treatises. all through it offers an outline of the cutting-edge of political language, using a number of study tools and disciplines.

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