Publication details [#17845]
Ilie, Cornelia. 1994. What Else Can I Tell You? A Pragmatic Study of English Rhetorical Questions as Discursive and Argumentative Acts. (Stockholm Studies in English 82). Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell International. vii + 248 pp.
Book – monograph
Language as a subject
The author, using transcripts of talk in various settings, develops a theory categorizing rhetorical questions by 'answerhood' and by the variety of responses they are meant to invoke and then examines political and legal variants.