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A theory of contemporary rhetoric

Andrews, Richard (2013) A theory of contemporary rhetoric. Routledge, New York. ISBN 9780415503549 (In Press)

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Abstract

'A theory of contemporary rhetoric' describes, explains, and argues the overarching theory of contemporary rhetoric. This current view of rhetoric brings together themes in the communication arts, including political literary criticism; bi- and multi-lingualism; multimodality; framing as an artistic and sociological device for composition and interpretation; literacy in the digital age; and the division between fiction and ‘non-fiction’ in language/literature studies. Chapters explore the implications of rhetoric for particular aspects of the field. Discussions throughout the book provide illustrations that ground the material in practice. As an overarching theory in the communication arts, rhetoric is elegant as a theoretical solution and simple as a practical one. It asks such questions as who is speaking/writing/composing? to whom? why? what is being conveyed? and how is it being conveyed? Acknowledging the dearth of recent works addressing the theory of rhetoric, this book aims to fill the existing theoretical gap and at the same time move the field of language/literature studies forward into new territory. It provides the keynote theoretical guide for a generation of teachers, teacher educators and researchers in the fields of English as a subject; English as a second, foreign or additional language; and language study in general.

Item Type: Book
Controlled Keywords: Rhetoric, Argumentation, Framing, Communication, Learning, Curriculum and subjects
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Culture, Communication and Media
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2014 11:17
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 10:27
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