Rhetoric in Detail
Discourse analyses of rhetorical talk and text
The eleven studies in this volume illustrate and advance the synthesis of discourse analysis with rhetorical studies. Rhetoric in Detail shows how a variety of techniques from discourse analysis can be useful in studying such concerns as agency, legitimation, controversy, and style, and how concepts from rhetoric including genre and figuration can enrich the work of discourse analysts. The authors’ research sites range from government commissions, political speeches, newspaper reports and letters to interviews and conversations in beauty salons and online. Methodological overviews interspersed throughout survey critical discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, grounded theory, computer-aided corpus analysis, narrative analysis, and participant observation and provide suggestions for further reading. Rhetoric in Detail is an invaluable source for rhetoricians looking for systematic, grounded ways of approaching new, more vernacular sites for rhetorical discourse and for discourse analysts interested in seeing what they can learn from the tradition and practice of rhetorical analysis.
[Discourse Approaches to Politics, Society and Culture, 31] 2008. viii, 330 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
1. Discourse analysis in rhetorical studiesChristopher Eisenhart and Barbara Johnstone | pp. 3–21
Part II. Style and legitimation
Studying style and legitimation: Critical linguistics and Critical Discourse AnalysisSean Zdenek and Barbara Johnstone | pp. 25–31
2. Talking the (political) talk: Cold War refugees and their political legitimation through styleAndreea Deciu Ritivoi | pp. 33–56
3. Reporting Waco: The constitutive work of bureaucratic styleChristopher Eisenhart | pp. 57–79
4. The rhetoric of temporality: The future as linguistic construct and rhetorical resourcePatricia L. Dunmire | pp. 81–111
5. The intertextual forging of epideictic discourse: Construals of victims in the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty HearingsSusan Lawrence | pp. 113–138
Part III. Identity and agency
Studying identity and agency: CDA, interactional sociolinguistics, narrative analysis, grounded theoryBarbara Johnstone | pp. 141–145
6. Muted voices: Cochlear implants, news discourse, and the public fascination with curing deafnessSean Zdenek | pp. 147–171
7. "American Humor" versus "Indian Humor": Indentity, ethos, and rhetorical situationNeeta Bhasin | pp. 173–193
8. Ethos and narrative in online educational chatMartha Sylvia Cheng | pp. 195–226
9. Disciplinary rhetorics, rhetorical agency, and the construction of voiceAmanda Young | pp. 227–246
Part IV. Entextualizing controversy
Studying entextualization and controversy: CDA, participant observation, computer-aided corpus analysisBarbara Johnstone | pp. 249–253
10. How a media controversy can influence a scientific publication: The case of Robert L. Spitzer’s “reparative therapy” studyCraig O. Stewart | pp. 255–278
11. Controversy as a media event categoryPeter A. Cramer | pp. 279–305
12. Analyzing everyday talk about social issuesSusan Gilpin | pp. 307–325
Index | pp. 327–330
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Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General