A community of readers

a thematic approach to reading

Author: Roberta Alexander,Jan Lombardi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780618918676

Category: College readers

Page: 588

View: 8244




An Argument Rhetoric and Reader

Author: Gary Goshgarian,Kathleen Krueger,Janet Barnett-Minc

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321101464

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 726

View: 5180


Divided into two parts, this fourth edition focuses on argument as meaningful dialogue, that is, the exchange of opinions and ideas. It represents argument as a process of dialogue and deliberation among people with diverse values and perspectives. It contains instruction on analyzing and developing arguments and offers a collection of essays.

Writing Arguments

A Rhetoric with Readings, Brief Edition, MLA Update Edition

Author: John D. Ramage,John C. Bean,June Johnson

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134586502

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 1966


For courses in Argument and Research. This version of Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, Brief has been updated the reflect the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016) * Teach students to read arguments critically and to produce effective arguments Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, Brief Edition, Tenth Edition integrates four different approaches to argument: the enthymeme as a logical structure, the classical concepts of logos, pathos, and ethos, the Toulmin system, and stasis theory. Focusing on argument as dialogue in search of solutions instead of a pro-con debate with winners and losers, it is consistently praised for teaching the critical thinking skills needed for writing arguments. Major assignment chapters each focus on one or two classical stases (e.g. definition, resemblance, causal, evaluation, and policy). Each concept is immediately reinforced with discussion prompts, and each chapter ends with multiple comprehensive writing assignments. This brief version contains exemplary readings within the chapters but excludes the anthology included in the comprehensive version. Also available in a Comprehensive version (032190673X) and a Concise version (0321964284) which is a redaction of the Brief edition. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the increasing mobility of texts, MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following. "

Sourcebook on Rhetoric

Author: James Jasinski

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761905042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 641

View: 8402


This book is designed to introduce readers to the language of contemporary rhetorical studies. The book format is an alphabetized glossary (with appropriate cross listings) of key terms and concepts in contemporary rhetorical studies. An introductory chapter outlines the definitional ambiguities of the central concept of rhetoric itself. The primary emphasis is on the contemporary tradition of rhetorical studies as it has emerged in the discipline of speech communication. Each entry in the glossary ranges in length from a few paragraphs to a short essay of a few pages. Where appropriate, examples are provided to further illustrate the term or concept. Each entry will be accompanied by a list of references and additional readings to direct the reader to other materials of possible interest.

Constructing Collectivity

'We' across languages and contexts

Author: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027270848

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

View: 5034


This is the first edited volume dedicated specifically to first person non-singular reference (‘we’). Its aim is to explore the interplay between the grammatical means that a language offers for accomplishing collective self-reference and the socio-pragmatic – broadly speaking – functions of ‘we’. Besides an introduction, which offers an overview of the problems and issues associated with first person non-singular reference, the volume comprises fifteen chapters that cover languages as diverse as, e.g., Dutch, Greek, Hebrew, Cha’palaa and Norf’k, and various interactional and genre-specific contexts of spoken and written discourse. It, thus, effectively demonstrates the complexity of collective self-reference and the diversity of phenomena that become relevant when ‘we’ is not examined in isolation but within the context of situated language use. The book will be of particular interest to researchers working on person deixis and reference, personal pronouns, collective identities, etc., but will also appeal to linguists whose work lies at the interface between grammar and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse and conversation analysis.

The Spenser Encyclopedia

Author: Albert Charles Hamilton

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802079237

Category: Reference

Page: 858

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A reference book for scholarship on Edmund Spenser offering a detailed, literary guide to his life, works and influence. Over 700 entries by 422 contributors, an index and extensive bibliography.

Dialogue within Discourse Communities

Metadiscursive Perspectives on Academic Genres

Author: Julia Bamford,Marina Bondi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110933225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 213

View: 7179


The book explores aspects of reflexivity and interactivity in a variety of academic genres: oral and written, scientific and educational. Academic discourse is explored from a variety of perspectives that take a dialogic view of language use as their starting point, ranging from conversation analysis to descriptive or applied genre studies. Particular attention is paid to the way metadiscursive expressions contribute to a representation of the communicative procedures that characterise the ongoing (scientific and educational) dialogues.