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Responding to the reassertion of orality in the twentieth century in the form of electronic media such as the telegraph, film, video, computers, and television, this unique volume traces the roots of classical rhetoric in the modern world. Welch begins by changing the current view of classical rhetoric by reinterpreting the existing texts into fluid language contexts — a change that requires relinquishing the formulaic tradition, acquiring an awareness of translation issues, and constructing a classical rhetoric beginning with the Fifth Century B.C. She continues with a discussion of the adaptability of this material to new language situations, including political, cultural, and linguistic change, providing it with much of its power as well as its longevity. The book concludes that classical rhetoric can readily address any situation since it focuses not only on critical stances toward discourse that already exists, but also presents elaborate theories for the production of new discourse.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805811261
Author:
Welch, Kathleen E.
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Publication Date:
19910631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8.96x5.95x.56 in. .70 lbs.

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