ERIC Number: ED021238
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb-1
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Notions of "Generation" in Rhetorical Studies.
A study of the meanings of "generation," a popular term in current rhetorical jargon, reveals important developments in the art and theory of rhetoric. As now used, it refers without clear distinction to rule-governed, heuristic, and trial-and-error procedures. The rule-governed procedures of transformation grammar are being employed to solve a number of traditional rhetorical problems, most notably in stylistics. A growing interest in heuristics is producing a variety of procedures for solving a broad range of developmental problems hitherto solved by trial-and-error. In the process, the domain of rhetoric is being expanded and redefined. New and important opportunities for research are opening up as a result of these efforts to understand and control cognitive processes. (Author/AMM)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Center for Research on Language and Language Behavior.
Note: Report included in Studies in Language and Language Behavior, Progress Report No. VI.