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Hu, Fanzhu. 2016. The theory and phenomena: Fifty problems of contemporary rhetoric research (I). Contemporary Rhetoric 2 : 1–11. 11 pp.
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The author lists altogether fifty problems of contemporary rhetoric research in two papers in two consecutive issues of the journal. Instead of exploring solutions, as research papers usually do, the papers merely raise noteworthy questions with brief explanation. This paper presents the first 25 questions, concerning the definition, purpose or kernel notions of rhetorical studies, the relation between rhetoric and linguistics, the possibility of making rhetoric a scientific study, the position of figures of speech in rhetoric, the study of register and context in rhetoric, rhetorical constructions, rhetorical structures, rhetorical subject and inter-subjectivity, consistent paradigms of rhetorical studies on legal, political, advertising and child languages, etc.