Encyclopedia of Rhetoric and Composition: Communication from Ancient Times to the Information Age

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Theresa Enos, Theresa Jarnigan Enos
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 803 pages
This reference guide surveys the field, covering rhetoric's principles, concepts, applications, practical tools, and major thinkers. Rhetoric is increasingly studied in the context of other disciplines, such as anthropology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, and pedagogy, because its well-established rules and time-honored methods are useful for developing modern communications and writing skills. Drawing on the scholarship and expertise of 288 contributors, the Encyclopedia presents a long-needed overview of rhetoric and its role in contemporary education and communications, discusses rhetoric's contributions to various fields, surveys the applications of this versatile discipline to the teaching of English and language arts, and illustrates its usefulness in all kinds of discourse, argument, and exchange of ideas. The coverage has been tailored to meet the needs of American teachers and students.

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Theresa Enos founder and editor of Rhetoric Reviews Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona, where she teaches writing and rhetoric. In addition to being the author of numerous publications on rhetorical theory and issues in writing, she is the editor of A Sourcebook for Basic Writing Teachers and Learning from the Histories of Rhetoric: Essays in Honorof Winifred Bryan Horner.

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