Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Jeanne Fahnestock

Anno: 2012
Rilegatura: Hardback
Pagine: 464 p.
Testo in English
Dimensioni: 235 x 162 mm
Peso: 798 gr.
  • EAN: 9780199764129
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A comprehensive guide to the language of argument, Rhetorical Style offers a renewed appreciation of the persuasive power of the English language. Drawing on key texts from the rhetorical tradition, as well as on newer approaches from linguistics and literary stylistics, Fahnestock demonstrates how word choice, sentence form, and passage construction can combine to create effective spoken and written arguments. With examples from political speeches, non-fiction works, and newspaper reports, Rhetorical Style surveys the arguer's options at the word, sentence, interactive, and passage levels, and illustrates the enduring usefulness of rhetorical stylistics in analyzing and constructing arguments.