Beyond Rhetorical Questions

Assertive Questions in Everyday Interaction

Author: Irene Koshik

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 182

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This book uses Conversation Analysis methodology to analyze rhetorical and other questions that are designed to convey assertions, rather than seek new information. It shows how these question sequences unfold interactionally in naturally-occurring talk in a variety of settings, e.g., friends arguing over the phone, parents disciplining children, news interviews, and second language writing conferences. The questions are used across these widely different contexts to perform a number of related social actions such as accusations, challenges to prior turns, and complaints. Those used in institution settings, such as teacher-student conferences, orient to institutional norms and roles and can help accomplish institutional goals, e.g., eliciting student error correction. Both the interactional context in which these questions are embedded and the known epistemic authority of the questioner play a role in our understanding of these questions, i.e., what social actions the question is accomplishing in a particular interaction.

Rhetorical Questions

Studies of Public Discourse

Author: Edwin Black

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 209

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From classical antiquity through the Renaissance, rhetoric was the prime vehicle of education in the West and the discipline that prepared students for civic life. With a comprehensiveness drawn from this tradition, Edwin Black here probes the incongruities between form and substance that open public discourse to significant interpretation. Locating rhetorical studies at the confluence of literature and politics, Black focuses on the ideological component of seemingly literary texts and the use of literary devices to advance political advocacy. The essays collected here range in subject matter from nineteenth-century oratory to New York Times editorials to the rhetoric of Richard Nixon. Unifying the collection are the concerns of secrecy and disclosure, identity, opposition, the scope of argument in public persuasion, and the historical mutability of rhetorical forms.

Answers to Rhetorical Questions

Author: Caroline Taggart

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

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Category: Humor

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The rhetorical question is one of those grammatical quirks that just doesn't seem to have any logic to it; a question that doesn't require an answer - what kind of question is that? However, now, thanks to Answers to Rhetorical Questions, you will no longer be left in the dark when someone asks you 'what love's got to do with it?', 'what shall we do with the drunken sailor?' or 'who wants to be a millionaire?' All these answers and many more are contained in this playful and informative gift book, which includes: . How long is a piece of string? . Whose life is it anyway? . How much is that doggy in the window? . How soon is now? . Are you blind? The days of being baffled and bemused are over thanks to this tongue-in-cheek book that will have its readers not only laughing out loud but perhaps even learning something utterly irrelevant too.

Reexamining Amos’ Use of Rhetorical Questions in Hebrew Prophetic Rhetoric

Author: Matthew Bovard

Publisher:

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Category: Bible

Page: 73

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The book of Amos contains a message of repentance and judgment to eighth-century Israel. However, the book also portrays the Hebrew prophet persuading his audience of their condemnation before a God whom they do not fully understand. The prophet employs rhetorical questions to help assert his argument. Modern scholarship, however, does not address the function(s) of rhetorical questions from a purely Hebrew context, but evaluates them from an approach heavily influenced by Classical rhetoric. This error results in an incomplete view of Amos’ rhetoric and message that removes the rhetorical questions from the context of the Hebrew prophet. Thus, a new understanding must be proposed to recover Amos’ rhetoric and message that honors his context. After exegesis of each rhetorical question posed by Amos or YHWH against his audience (2:11-12; 3:3-8; 5:18-20; 5:25-27; 6:2; 6:12; 8:5-8; 9:7), the passages reveal that the prophet drew from common thought in nature, society, and Torah to form agreeable statements in the form of a rhetorical question for the purpose of imposing a superior argument or judgment. This conclusion is supported by an analysis of the book’s structure. The functions listed above are embedded in rhetorical structures familiar to Amos and his audience: disputation speech and entrapment language. Amos’ questions are an integral aspect of his message rather than a literary device merely used to form common ground between a speaker and his audience. Amos’ questions contain strong assertions that draw in the audience with common thought, condemn the audience through their response, and impose the prophet’s divine message. In opposition to Classical rhetoric, this approach results in a view compatible with the prophet, his message, and his rhetoric.

ABA Journal

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Page: 126

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The ABA Journal serves the legal profession. Qualified recipients are lawyers and judges, law students, law librarians and associate members of the American Bar Association.

Barron's American Sign Language

A Comprehensive Guide to ASL 1 and 2 with Online Video Practice

Author: David A. Stewart

Publisher: Barrons Educational Series

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 799

Barron’s American Sign Language is a brand-new title on ASL that can be used in the classroom, as a supplemental text to high school and college courses, or for anyone who wants to learn proper ASL. The only book with comprehensive instruction and online graded video practice quizzes, plus a comprehensive final video exam. Content includes topics on the Deaf culture and community, ASL Grammar, fingerspelling, combining signs to construct detailed sentences, Everyday ASL, and much more. More than 1,000 illustrations of signs with instructions on movement--step-by-step with dialogue, tip boxes, and practice exercises and quizzes throughout to reinforce retention and to track your progress.

First Steps in Latin

A Complete Course in Latin for One Year : Based on Material Drawn from Caeser's Commentaries, with Exercises for Sight-reading, and a Course of Elementary Latin Reading

Author: Robert Fowler Leighton

Publisher:

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Category: Latin language

Page: 507

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Pondering on Problems of Argumentation

Twenty Essays on Theoretical Issues

Author: Frans H. van Eemeren

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 306

View: 215

Pondering on Problems of Argumentation is a collection of twenty essays brought together for anyone who is interested in theoretical issues in the study of argumentation. This collection of papers gives the reader an insightful and balanced view of the kind of theoretical issues argumentation theorists are currently concerned with. Because most of the perspectives on argumentation that are en vogue are represented, this volume provides a multidisciplinary and even interdisciplinary outlook on the current state of affairs in argumentation theory. Some of the contributions in Pondering on Problems of Argumentation deal with problems of argumentation that have been recognized as theoretical issues for a considerable time, like the problems of fallaciousness and identifying argumentation structures. Other contributions discuss issues that have become a focus of attention only recently or regained their prominence, such as the relationship between dialectic and rhetoric, and the strategic use of the argumentative technique of dissociation. In five separate sections papers are included dealing with argumentative strategies, problems of norms of reasonableness and fallaciousness, types of argument and argument schemes the structure of argumentation and rules for advocacy and discussion.

Rhetorical Devices

A Handbook and Activities for Student Writers

Author: Brendan McGuigan

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

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Category: English language

Page: 225

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The Semantics of Syntactic Change

Aspects of the Evolution of 'do' in English

Author: Dieter Stein

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 457

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Language Change and Functional Explanations

Author: Jadranka Gvozdanovic

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Biblical Bible Translating

Author: Charles V. Turner

Publisher: Sovereign Grace Publishers,

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Biblical Bible Translating is for people who are concerned about faithful Bible translation. There is a great deal of misunderstanding about what constitutes faithful Bible translation. This book will give the reader a clearer understanding of the principles and problems involved in producing a faithful translation of the Bible. Biblical Bible Translating was developed slowly during 21 years of teaching it to hundreds of students. It began during 2 years of teaching at New Tribes Institute in Camdenton, Missouri and it came to completion at Baptist Bible Translators Institute in Bowie, Texas.

Old Texts Through New Eyes

Author: Dallas R. Burdette

Publisher: Xulon Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 504

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Christians frequently slaughter freedom of conscience with fanatical dogmatism. It is not uncommon for various fellowships of God's people to lay an embargo on freedom in favor of their own exclusive doctrine or understanding of the Scriptures. One objective of this book is to set Christians free from sectarianism. The views set forth in this book are not bound by party ties. It is my desire that these writings will assist Christians in their desire to escape the prevailing forms of radicalism manifested by so many sincere and devout believers. In my fifty-eight years of preaching and teaching, I have witnessed that men and women, for the most part, are afraid of freedom. This volume examines the philosophy of "what we teach is true and what others teach is false." Among some bodies of believers, freedom of investigation is rigidly shackled. The chapters in this book seek to defuse the attitude that the one who refuses to comply with the status quo is no longer a brother in Christ. The diversity of the chapters in this book refutes the prevailing opinions of many Christians-"my opinion is the only sound one, flawless and incontestable." Dallas Burdette has been a serious student, teacher and preacher of the Bible for fifty-eight years, supporting himself for many years as an agent for AFLAC. He has written numerous articles for religious journals, as well as many essays and sermons which are available on his website. He has developed a keen interest in promoting unity among God's people through a more accurate reading of the Word. He has degrees from Amridge University (formerly Southern Christian University) where he also was Director of Extended Learning for five years. He holds the Doctor of Ministry degree (1999) from Erskine Theological Seminary.

What Else Can I Tell You?

A Pragmatic Study of English Rhetorical Questions as Discursive and Argumentative Acts

Author: Cornelia Ilie

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English language

Page: 248

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by pragmatic factors, the most important of which are: their sequential position in discourse, the addresser's and the addressee's commitments and expectations, the specific roles assumed and goals pursued by the addresser and the addressee, the power balance between the addresser and the addressee, and the symmetrical/asymmetrical and adversarial/non-adversarial relation between the addresser and the addressee."--ABSTRACT.