Rhetoric in Detail

Discourse analyses of rhetorical talk and text

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| Carnegie Mellon University
| University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth
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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.
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Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction
1. Discourse analysis in rhetorical studies
Christopher Eisenhart and Barbara Johnstone
3–21
Part II. Style and legitimation
Studying style and legitimation: Critical linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis
Sean Zdenek and Barbara Johnstone
25–31
2. Talking the (political) talk: Cold War refugees and their political legitimation through style
Andreea Deciu Ritivoi
33–56
3. Reporting Waco: The constitutive work of bureaucratic style
Christopher Eisenhart
57–79
4. The rhetoric of temporality: The future as linguistic construct and rhetorical resource
Patricia L. Dunmire
81–111
5. The intertextual forging of epideictic discourse: Construals of victims in the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission Amnesty Hearings
Susan Lawrence
113–138
Part III. Identity and agency
Studying identity and agency: CDA, interactional sociolinguistics, narrative analysis, grounded theory
Barbara Johnstone
141–145
6. Muted voices: Cochlear implants, news discourse, and the public fascination with curing deafness
Sean Zdenek
147–171
7. "American Humor" versus "Indian Humor": Indentity, ethos, and rhetorical situation
Neeta Bhasin
173–193
8. Ethos and narrative in online educational chat
Martha Sylvia Cheng
195–226
9. Disciplinary rhetorics, rhetorical agency, and the construction of voice
Amanda Young
227–246
Part IV. Entextualizing controversy
Studying entextualization and controversy: CDA, participant observation, computer-aided corpus analysis
Barbara Johnstone
249–253
10. How a media controversy can influence a scientific publication: The case of Robert L. Spitzer’s “reparative therapy” study
Craig O. Stewart
255–278
11. Controversy as a media event category
Peter A. Cramer
279–305
12. Analyzing everyday talk about social issues
Susan Gilpin
307–325
Index
327–330
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Communication Studies

Communication Studies
BIC Subject: CFG – Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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