Browsing posts tagged: Social Science
Global Communication

„Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended.“- Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of WestminsterGlobal Communication explores the history, present and future of global communication, introducing […]

Cases in Communication Law

Of the seventy-three cases in the fourth edition of Paul Siegel’s

Understanding African American Rhetoric

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rhetorical Secrets

Davin Allen Grindstaff, through a series of close textual analyses examining public discourse, uncovers the rhetorical modes of persuasion surrounding the construction of gay male sexual identity. In Part One, Grindstaff establishes his notion of the „rhetorical secret“ central to constructions of gay male identity: the practice of sexual identity as a secret, its promise […]

Understanding the Media

This is a lucid and lively introduction to key concepts and developments in media and media studies. The new edition, with updated case studies and a good range of online reading, is a valuable resource for both students and lecturers.“- Chindu Sreedharan, Bournemouth University“Has expanded the possibilities of what a textbook can be. Incisive questions […]

Explaining One’s Self To Others

To date, the study of communicated explanations has been, at best, unsystematic. There has been little recognition that many, if not most, explanations are eventually delivered to a hearer or hearers. These potential audiences constrain the way the explanation is ultimately shaped. Similarly, researchers have devoted themselves to the study of „accounts,“ for the most […]

Discourse Analysis

Discourse analysis is a term that has come to have different interpretations for scholars working in different disciplines. For a sociolinguist, it is concerned mainly with the structure of social interaction manifested in conversation; for a psycholinguist, it is primarily concerned with the nature of comprehension of short written texts; for the computational linguist, it […]

Writing/Disciplinarity

Over the past century, the explosive growth of scientific, technical, and cultural disciplines has profoundly affected our daily lives. However, processes of enculturation in sites such as graduate education that have helped to form these disciplines have received very limited research attention. In those sites, graduate students write diverse documents, including course papers, departmental examinations, […]

Rhetorical Memory and Delivery

Why has classical rhetoric been a subject of such growing interest for the past ten years? Because the most exciting work in classical rhetoric has asked us to rethink classical concepts in modern terms. What’s been missing, at least in book-length form, is a scholarly rethinking of rhetorical memory and delivery. As many scholars have […]

The Serial Verb Construction Parameter

An investigation of the serial verb construction, this work engages central issues in syntactic theory-complex predicates, clausal architecture and syntactic variation.