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In the Mideast, words shoot to kill. On the pages of the New Yorker, Romeo IMs Juliet. In India, operators in customer service call centers are required to speak English with an American accent and to be able to make small talk about the Super Bowl. Closer to home, ABC News offers up a linguistic profiling quiz. And George Orwell continues to lament the state of politics and the English language.
Streamlined and current, Everything's an Argument helps students understand and analyze the arguments around them and raise their own unique voices in response. Lucid explanations cover the classical rhetoric of the ancient Greeks through the multimodal rhetoric of today, with professional and student models of every type. More important than ever, given today's contentious political climate, a solid foundation in rhetorical listening skills teaches students to communicate effectively and ethically. Thoroughly updated with fresh new models, this edition of Everything's an Argument captures the issues and images that matter to students today. LaunchPad for Everything's an Argument provides unique, book-specific materials for your course, such as brief quizzes to test students' comprehension of chapter content and of each reading selection. LearningCurve--adaptive, game-like practice--helps students master important argument concepts, including fallacies, claims, and evidence. Also available in a version with a five-chapter thematic reader.
Linguistics: The Cambridge Survey is a comprehensive introduction to current research in all branches of the field of linguistics, from syntactic theory to ethnography of speaking, from signed language to the mental lexicon, from language acquisition to discourse analysis. Each chapter has been written by a specialist particularly distinguished in his or her field who has accepted the challenge of reviewing the current issues and future prospects in sufficient depth for the scholar and with sufficient clarity for the student. Each volume can be read independently and has a particular focus. Volume I covers the internal structure of the language faculty itself, while Volume II considers the e...
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This is the first book to provide a careful treatment of theoretical issues that underlie composition teaching, theory, and research. Lee Odell and his contributors believe that composition professionals in the classroom must approach their work with what Peter Elbow calls a "theoretical stance." Teachers of writing need to take an active role in composing the theories that underlie efforts to teach their students to write. Behind everything that composition teachers do are fundamental assumptions about knowledge and the processes of teaching and learning, about the goals of education, and about the role of writing in people's lives. Odell's introduction examines the basic relationships between theory and practice. To explore specific sets of assumptions about knowledge, education, and writing, he has gathered together a group of major composition scholars, including Shirley Brice Heath, Jim W. Corder, and Anne J. Herrington. Although each author addresses a different issue, they all invite the reader to join them in the process of identifying and shaping the theories that make up the profession.