Download The Rhetoric of Character in Children’s Literature by Maria Nikolajeva PDF

By Maria Nikolajeva

Now on hand in paperback! in the past, there has been no theoretical examine of personality in kid's fiction and extremely few entire theoretical reports of literary characters often. In her newest highbrow foray, the writer of From Mythic to Linear ponders the artwork of characterization. via numerous severe views, she uncovers the basic modifications among tale ('what we're told') and discourse ('how we're told'), and punctiliously distinguishes among how those are hired in kid's fiction and more often than not fiction. yet one more masterful paintings through a number one determine in modern feedback.

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Download Introduction to Academic Writing, Third Edition by Alice Oshima PDF

By Alice Oshima

The 3rd version of Introduction to educational Writing, via Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, maintains within the culture of aiding scholars to grasp the normal organizational styles of the paragraph and the fundamental ideas of essay writing. The text's time-proven method integrates the learn of rhetorical styles and the writing technique with large perform in sentence constitution and mechanics.


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  • A step-by-step approach courses scholars seamlessly during the technique of writing.
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  • NEW guideline and perform in summary writing arrange scholars for tutorial paintings.
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  • NEW self-editing and peer-editing worksheets mortivate scholars to revise their work.

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The Longman educational Writing sequence consists of:

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Download How the Gene Got Its Groove: Figurative Language, Science, by Elizabeth Parthenia Shea PDF

By Elizabeth Parthenia Shea

Opposed to a backdrop of the heritage of the gene as a systematic and a cultural icon, How the Gene bought Its Groove examines how "genes" functionality as rhetorical gadgets. Returning to Wilhelm Johannsen's unique argument for the time period, Elizabeth Parthenia Shea keeps that the gene used to be, firstly, a rhetorical invention, designed to put declare to a cloth truth and to dissociate itself from the issues of language, conjecture, and rhetorical uncertainty. She lines the rhetorical paintings of the gene via medical and nonscientific arguments in the course of the 20th century. The gene's travels among clinical and well known texts problem us to acknowledge the delicate powers of figurative language in making a feel that issues of technology stand outdoor the contingencies of language and the impacts of rhetoric.

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Download Heidegger and Rhetoric by Daniel M. Gross, Ansgar Kemmann PDF

By Daniel M. Gross, Ansgar Kemmann

That includes essays via well known students Michael J. Hyde, Theodore Kisiel, Mark Michalski, Otto Pöggeler, and Nancy S. Struever, this ebook offers the definitive therapy of Martin Heidegger’s 1924 lecture direction, “Basic strategies of Aristotelian Philosophy.” A deep and unique interview with thinker Hans-Georg Gadamer, who attended the lecture path, is additionally incorporated. carried out over the process 3 years, simply ahead of his demise in 2002, the interview is Gadamer’s final significant philosophical assertion. by means of rigorously contemplating this lecture path within the context of Heidegger’s lifestyles and paintings, the participants compel us to re-evaluate the historical past and thought of rhetoric, in addition to the background of twentieth-century continental philosophy.

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Download The Rhetoric of Risk: Technical Documentation in Hazardous by Beverly A. Sauer PDF

By Beverly A. Sauer

The crash of an Amtrak teach close to Baltimore, the cave in of the Hyatt lodge in Kansas urban, the incident at 3 Mile Island, and different large-scale technological mess ups have supplied robust examples of the ways in which communique practices effect the occasions and judgements that precipitate a catastrophe. those examples have raised moral questions on the accountability of writers inside businesses, epistemological questions about the character of illustration in technology, and rhetorical questions on the character of craftsmanship and event as grounds for judgments approximately probability.

In The Rhetoric of danger: Technical Documentation in damaging Environments, writer Beverly Sauer examines how the dynamic uncertainty of the cloth atmosphere impacts communique in huge regulatory industries. Sauer's research focuses in particular on mine defense, which gives a wealthy technical and ancient context the place difficulties of rhetorical service provider, narrative, and the negotiation of that means have noticeable and tragic results. however the questions Sauer asks have higher implication for chance and security: How does writing functionality in huge regulatory industries? What will we research from adventure? Why is that this event so tricky to catch in writing? What info is misplaced whilst organisations depend upon written documentation on my own? Given the uncertainties, how will we paintings to enhance verbal exchange in detrimental and unsure environments?

through exploring how participants make experience of the cloth, technical, and institutional indeterminancies in their paintings in speech and gesture, The Rhetoric of Risk is helping communicators reconsider their usually unquestioned assumptions approximately place of work discourse and the function of writers in damaging worksites. it truly is meant for students and scholars in technical writing and communique, rhetoric, danger research and chance verbal exchange, in addition to quite a lot of engineering and technical fields all for threat, security, and uncertainty.

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Download Fractured Feminisms: Rhetoric, Context, and Contestation by Laura Gray-Rosendale PDF

By Laura Gray-Rosendale

This complicated research of gender concerns in better schooling represents an important new flip in feminist considering. Fractured Feminisms resists and reshapes limitations by way of investigating how gender reviews' intersection with race and ethnicity, type, postcoloniality, sexuality, globalization, interdisciplinarity, know-how reports, and management exposes the "silenced different" of feminisms themselves. those the most important conversations approximately feminisms rely on dealing with the confusing rhetorical difficulties inside feminist debates, but paintings inside of those fractures to find newly rising, efficient feminist practices. This ebook contends that you must higher comprehend the ways that feminist rhetorics either empower and constrain and the types of identities feminisms find the money for in addition to deny.

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Download Critical Thinking (3rd Edition) by Richard L. Epstein PDF

By Richard L. Epstein

Severe pondering isn't as effortless because it sounds. severe considering indicates you ways decision-making blunders are made, and the way to prevent them. through combining uncomplicated causes with time-tested theories, serious considering is helping you meet the demanding situations of existence head-on. and since it comprises over a thousand examples drawn from daily life and lots of learn instruments, this textbook is helping you get the grade you would like.

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Download Rhetoric in Antiquity by Laurent Pernot PDF

By Laurent Pernot

Originally released as La Rhétorique dans l'Antiquité (2000), this new English version offers scholars with a helpful advent to knowing the classical paintings of rhetoric and its position in historic society and politics. Rhetoric shaped a vital a part of instructing and normal tradition. this present day it provides necessary keys to addressing present difficulties in literary conception, philosophy and aesthetics, conversation, and political or felony debate. It bears a physique of data approximately reasoning and language, a vocabulary nonetheless in use, and transcends conventional limitations among disciplines and periods.

Written through a number one pupil of classical rhetoric, Laurent Pernot, the booklet bargains an entire description of historical rhetoric within the Greco-Roman interval, from Homer and classical Athens, during the Hellenistic international, Roman Republic, and Roman Empire, as much as the appearance of Christianity, explaining the evolutions, illuminating the most subject matters, and stressing the major moments and figures. The publication features a glossary giving an inventory and rationalization of all of the technical phrases, a lot of that are nonetheless in use in modern language.

Laurent Pernot is Professor of Greek Language and Literature on the college of Strasbourg and President of the overseas Society for the historical past of Rhetoric. he's the writer of diverse books and articles.

Praise for the book:

"Laurent Pernot's concise and authoritative account of rhetoric in Graeco-Roman antiquity appears to be like now in a sublime English translation by means of William Higgins. This translation is going way past the unique French version and is greater than a consultant to what the Greeks and Romans thought of speech. Terminology and perform are given equivalent weight. Pernot has incorporated specific dialogue of frustrating matters in an excursus structure that enriches his exposition with out disrupting it. this is often through a ways the simplest and the main well timed creation to classical rhetoric recognized to me."―G. W. Bowersock, Institute for complicated learn (Princeton)

"Pernot is likely one of the best historians of rhetoric around the world, and what he says calls for critical attention. He possesses encyclopedic wisdom of the interval, and he writes sincerely and cleanly. The publication is great, in scholarly caliber and in accessibility."―Craig Kallendorf, Texas A&M college

"A wonderfully nuanced remedy of historic rhetoric either as thought and perform. Pernot's mastery of contextual element enlivens his discussions of person orators, placing human faces at the public texts that experience survived from Greek and Roman societies."―James J. Murphy, college of California, Davis

"Pernot deals many new interpretations of the background of rhetoric, provides nuance and discrimination to many earlier understandings, and overturns or takes us previous a sequence of understandings that prevailed previous; in each one case he does so at the foundation of the main good and present scholarship."―Lawrence D. eco-friendly, college of Southern California

"A entire, concise, but by no means simplistic evaluation of historic rhetorical perform and concept. . . . An exemplary creation that provides a brilliant and transparent photo of the field."―Classical Review

"Laurent Pernot is understood around the globe between students of classical rhetoric, and this English translation of his survey may still now make him well known between English-speaking scholars as well...The book...is a delightful and informative e-book that's transparent and simple to learn. It excels while featuring rhetoric in a social and philosophic context. Rhetoric grows inside of a neighborhood, and Pernot will regularly support the reader see rhetoric as a part of a bigger cultural whole...Pernot elegantly offers concerns, giving a resounding experience of the harmony and sweep of rhetoric within the classical world...Pernot effectively weaves jointly perform and conception, rhetoric and philosophy...This is an engag

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Download Beneath the Veil of the Strange Verses: Reading Scandalous by Jeremiah L. Alberg PDF

By Jeremiah L. Alberg

Jeremiah Alberg’s interesting e-book explores a phenomenon virtually each information reader has skilled: the curious tendency to skim over dispatches from conflict zones, political battlefields, and financial facilities, in basic terms to be drawn in by means of headlines saying a late-breaking scandal. Rationally we might agree that the previous are of extra value and value, yet they don't pique our interest in really an analogous method. The affective response to scandal is one either one of curiosity and of embarrassment or anger on the curiosity. The reader is even as drawn to and repulsed by means of it. underneath the Veil of the unusual Verses describes the roots out of which this conflicted hope grows, and it explores how this hope mirrors the violence that undergirds the scandal itself. The ebook indicates how readers appear to be faced with a stark selection: both draw back from scandal thoroughly or develop into enthralled and hence trapped through it. utilizing examples from philosophy, literature, and the Bible, Alberg leads the reader on a highway out of this fake dichotomy. through its nature, the writer argues, scandal is the foundation of our studying; it's the resource of the stumbling blocks that hinder us from realizing what we learn, and of the bridges that bring about a deeper take hold of of the reality.

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