Stories, meaning, and experience : narrativity and enaction by Yanna B. Popova

By Yanna B. Popova

This publication offers an entire reconsideration of the character of narrative association built within the framework of a brand new and entire method of cognitive technological know-how: enaction. This new paradigm bargains an figuring out of human cognition dependent within the notion and sensory motor dynamics of an agent and an international. It argues that narrative is yet one kind of conceptual association for human minds, the opposite being specific association. complicated literary narratives, in addition to visible artwork, are circumstances within which either forms of association coexist, and in later chapters the version is elaborated when it comes to a few of these examples, in particular tales by means of Henry James and Gabriel García Márquez. the certainty of narrative provided by means of Popova hence cuts throughout a few of the center matters in fields similar to narratology, cognitive psychology, and standard tale grammars.

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Irreconcilable Differences?: Intellectual Stalemate in the by Thomas C. Caramagno

By Thomas C. Caramagno

In recent times, pro-gay and anti-gay rights activists have engaged in a fight to sway public opinion of their want by using ideologically charged rhetoric on the way to win help from an not sure public. the writer contends, besides the fact that, that the controversy is stalemated accurately simply because both sides stereotypes and pathologizes the other's viewpoint, thereby turning into ideal enemies divided on each factor and with such depth that consensus turns out approximately most unlikely. offering a breathtaking view of either views, this precise booklet strains the contested concerns to primary conceptual ameliorations in the box of non secular, clinical, and political experiences. Caramagno rigorously examines the centuries of proposal in the back of the questions concerned and encourages readers to contemplate the arguments with a view to draw their very own conclusions.This publication isn't really concerning the wrongs or rights of the gay-rights debate. neither is it a condemnation of the perimeters serious about the talk. as an alternative, it exhibits how the 2 facets have engaged within the conflict and the way they've got marshaled proof from a number of resources (often an identical ones) to muster public aid yet with no addressing the conceptual adjustments had to behavior a extra ecocnomic conversation. Treating each side of the talk respectfully and objectively, ^IIrreconcilable Differences?^R opens the dialogue up in order that all rules and arguments should be understood as having anything priceless to convey to the desk. during this means, readers are challenged to think about the methods arguments are shaped, how tradition disseminates rules, and the way a debate might be formed in order that consensus-building is a true, now not an imagined, final result.

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Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology: Essays From the 1994 by Stanley E. Porter, Thomas H. Olbricht

By Stanley E. Porter, Thomas H. Olbricht

Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology aptly describe the contents of this selection of essays from the 1994 Pretoria Rhetoric convention. The convention marked an important discussion between students amassed from many countries to think about how rhetoric engages with the research of scripture and theology. South Africa supplied an appropriate context for such dialogue. even supposing the participants aren't basically from South Africa, the addressing of concerns pertinent to a South African context exhibits via in lots of of the essays. those who don't tackle really South African matters increase both very important concerns concerning the subject of rhetoric and its relation to modern theological discourse.

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A Rhetoric of Irony by Wayne C. Booth

By Wayne C. Booth

Possibly no different severe label has been made to hide extra floor than "irony," and in our time irony has come to have such a lot of meanings that on its own it capacity nearly not anything. during this paintings, Wayne C. sales space cuts throughout the ensuing confusions by means of studying how we be ready to proportion fairly particular ironies—and why we frequently fail once we try and accomplish that. How does a reader or listener realize the type of assertion which calls for him to reject its "clear" and "obvious" that means? and the way does any reader understand the place to forestall, as soon as he has launched into the damaging and exhilarating course of rejecting "what the phrases say" and reconstructing "what the writer means"?

In the 1st and longer a part of his paintings, sales space offers with the workings of what he calls "stable irony," irony with a transparent rhetorical reason. He then turns to meant instabilities—ironies that withstand interpretation and at last bring about the "infinite absolute negativities" that experience obsessed feedback because the Romantic interval.

Professor sales space is often paradoxically acutely aware that not anyone can fathom the unfathomable. yet through taking a look heavily at risky ironists like Samuel Becket, he exhibits that not less than a few of our commonplaces approximately meaninglessness require revision. ultimately, he explores—with the aid of Plato—the wry paradoxes that threaten any uncompromising statement that each one statement may be undermined via the spirit of irony.

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Reading Aristotle's Ethics: Virtue, Rhetoric and Political by Aristide Tessitore

By Aristide Tessitore

Offers the Nicomachean Ethics as a piece of political philosophy, emphasizing the interaction among its functional political matters and its underlying philosophic viewpoint and arguing that it really is rhetorical within the specific Aristotelian that means of the term.
"Tessitore provides a constant and well-supported argument that the Nicomachean Ethics is aimed toward a twin viewers of either politically engaged voters and philosophers, and that the complexity of Aristotle's rhetorical function is a key to figuring out the subtlety of his message. this is often a big paintings, which opens up a brand new manner of analyzing the Ethics and sheds mild on some of the so much vexed questions in Aristotle scholarship." -- Thomas L. Pangle, college of Toronto
"By taking note of the variety of Aristotle's meant viewers within the Ethics, and with that to the varied reasons motivating the argument, Tessitore's studying makes a particular and important contribution to the well-known modern debate approximately Aristotle's instructing about the sturdy existence for people, specifically, the relation in it among ethical advantage and theoretical activity." -- Ronna Burger, Tulane University
"This paintings has greater than its proportion of sharp insights, very important clarifications, and new and fascinating difficulties for readers of Aristotle. The prose is apparent and available all through with none undue simplification, the scholarship is great, overlaying the appropriate literature in German and French in addition to English, and the interpretive arguments are in actual fact drawn and persuasive." -- Stephen Salkever, BrynMawr College
"What is interesting approximately Tessitore's presentation is that this: he attempts to unravel the elemental puzzles that experience bedeviled students for generations--but he does so in a wholly novel means. rather than attempting to sq. the circle and turn out that Aristotle nowhere contradicts himself, he lines the tensions in the peripatetic's textual content to the rhetorical difficulties confronted through its writer. Tessitore makes a compelling case that, during this paintings and within the Politics, Aristotle addresses diverse audiences, in all probability at odds with each other, with a watch to reconciling them. In my judgment, he does a striking activity. i discovered analyzing the ebook exciting." -- Paul A. Rahe, writer of Republics historic and glossy

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Pedagogies of Public Memory: Teaching Writing and Rhetoric by Jane Greer, Laurie Grobman

By Jane Greer, Laurie Grobman

Pedagogies of Public reminiscence

explores possibilities for writing and rhetorical schooling at museums, data, and memorials. Readers will keep on with scholars operating and writing at recognized websites of overseas curiosity (e.g., the Flight ninety three nationwide Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum), at neighborhood websites (e.g., vernacular memorials in and round Muncie, Indiana and the crucial Pennsylvania African American Museum in interpreting, Pennsylvania), and in electronic areas (e.g., Florida kingdom University’s Postcard Archive and The Women’s Archive Project on the collage of Nebraska Omaha). From composing and offering museum excursions, to designing on-line  memorials that problem conventional practices of public grief, to generating and publishing containing the pictures and tales of people who lived via ancient moments within the Freedom fight, to increasing and developing new public records – the pedagogical tasks defined during this quantity create richly textured studying possibilities for college students in any respect degrees – from first-year writers to graduate scholars. the scholars and college whose paintings is represented during this quantity adopt to reposition the previous within the current and to visualize attainable new futures for themselves and their groups. through exploring the creation of public reminiscence, this quantity increases vital new questions about the intersection of rhetoric and remembrance.

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They never said it : a book of fake quotes, misquotes, and by Paul F. Boller Jr., John George

By Paul F. Boller Jr., John George

Abraham Lincoln by no means stated, "You can't idiot the entire humans the entire time." Thomas Jefferson by no means stated, "That govt is healthier which governs least." And Horace Greeley by no means stated, "Go west, younger man." In They by no means stated It, Paul F. Boller, Jr. and John George study enormous quantities of misquotations, fallacious attributions, and blatant fabrications, outlining the origins of the rates and revealing why we must always consign them to the old trashcan.
Many of the misquotes are rather risk free. a few are inadvertent misquotes that experience turn into well known (Shakespeare really acknowledged, "The better part of valor is discretion"), others, the innovations of journalists embellishing a narrative (Franklin Roosevelt by no means opened a speech to a DAR team with the salutation, "My fellow immigrants"). yet many of the costs, akin to Charles Darwin's intended deathbed recantation of evolution, falsify the historic list with their blatant dishonesty. And different chillingly vicious ones, choked with virulent racial and spiritual prejudices, thoroughly distort the perspectives of the individual supposedly quoted and unfold mistrust and hatred one of the gullible. those comprise the cast comments attributed to Benjamin Franklin that Jews will be excluded from the United States and the fabricated condemnation of Catholics attributed to Lincoln.
An pleasing and thought-provoking publication, They by no means stated It covers loads of historical past and units it correct. Going past an insignificant catalog of well known misconceptions, Boller and George show how rightists and leftists, and atheists and evangelists all have from time to time twisted or even invented the phrases of eminent figures to advertise their very own ends. the final word debunking reference, it completely enhances handbooks of quotations.

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Goals for Academic Writing: ESL students and their by Alister Cumming

By Alister Cumming

This publication records the result of a multi-year undertaking that investigated the targets for writing development between forty five scholars and their teachers in in depth classes of English as a moment Language (ESL) then, a yr later, in educational courses at Canadian universities. The researchers current a close framework to explain those ambitions from the views of the scholars in addition to their teachers. The objectives are analyzed for teams of scholars from specific backgrounds across the world, for adjustments over the years, and with regards to the ESL and educational classes. The authors use task conception, target concept, a number of sociolinguistic thoughts, and a number of information assets (interviews, observations, influenced recollects, questionnaires, and textual content analyses) to supply a contextually-grounded viewpoint on studying, educating, writing, second-language improvement, and curriculum coverage. The e-book will curiosity researchers, educators, and directors of ESL, collage, collage, and literacy courses worldwide.

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Metaphor and Metonymy revisited beyond the Contemporary by Francisco Gonzálvez-García, María Sandra Peña Cervel, Lorena

By Francisco Gonzálvez-García, María Sandra Peña Cervel, Lorena Pérez Hernández

The contributions during this quantity transcend the modern thought of Metaphor complementing it in a couple of appropriate methods. many of the papers argue for a extra dynamic, interdisciplinary method of metaphor having a look into it from semiotic, mental and socio-cultural views. different contributions specialise in the the most important position performed by means of metaphor and metonymy in which means building at a discourse/textual point. eventually, the quantity additionally contains proposals which revolve round the alleged common nature of metaphorical mappings and their suitability to account for grammatical phenomena.
The contributions during this quantity demonstrate an abundant gamut of theoretical ways pointing to the viability of taking a functional-cognitive stance at the research of metaphor and metonymy not like a basically cognitive one.
This booklet is established into 3 significant sections: i) the modern idea of Metaphor: revisions and up to date advancements; ii) metaphor and/or metonymy throughout diversified discourse/genre kinds; and iii) the modern idea of Metaphor: present purposes. initially released in Review of Cognitive Linguistics 9:1 (2011).

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