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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Understanding African American Rhetoric
Subtitle: Classical Origins to Contemporary Innovations
Edited By: Ronald L. Jackson II
Elaine B. Richardson

This is an extraordinarily well-balanced collection of essays focused on varied expressions of African American Rhetoric; it also is a critical antidote to a preoccupation with Western Rhetoric as the arbiter of what counts for effective rhetoric. Rather than impose Western terminology on African and African American rhetoric, the essays in this volume seek to illumine rhetoric from within its own cultural expression, thereby creating an understanding grounded in the culture's values. The consequence is a richly detailed and well-researched set of essays. The contribution of African American rhetoric can no longer be rendered invisible through neglect of its tradition.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415943868
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: $85.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415943876
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 352
Prices: $24.95