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Leff, Micahel and Andrew Sachs. 1990. Words the most like things: Iconicity and the rhetorical text; Edmund Burke: 'Speech to the Electors of Bristol'. 22 pp. URL
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Argues that meaning in a rhetorical work results from an interaction between discursive form and representational content linguists call "iconicity." Illustrates this approach through close analysis of passages selected from Edmund Burke's "Speech to the Electors of Bristol." Considers applications in broader contexts. (KEH)