Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
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
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This important book proposes a new account of the nature of language, founded upon an original interpretation of Wittgenstein. The authors deny the existence of a direct referential relationship between words and things. Rather, the link between language and world is a two-stage one, in which meaning is used and
Authors: Richard Howells, Andreea Deciu Ritivoi, Judith Schachter
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-10 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.