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Theory of Discourse

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ISBN-10: 039300919X

ISBN-13: 9780393009194

Edition: Reprint 

Authors: James L. Kinneavy

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This important and influential study is the first to cover the whole field of rhetoric and discourse theory, bringing together and analyzing such varied approaches as Aristotelian rhetoric, modern logic, linguistics, and literary theory. James Kinneavy explores the many and varied purposes of language, and relates these purposes to four discourse types: reference, persuasive, literary, and expressive. Each type is discussed in terms of its inherent logic, its characteristic patterns of organization, and its stylistic features, with abundant examples in support of Dr. Kinneavy s analysis. Readers are invited to sharpen their own perceptions through numerous, carefully planned end-of-chapter…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/17/1980
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English