ERIC Number: ED200979
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Experimenting with the Limits of Rhetoric.
Marder, Daniel; Guinn, Dorothy
Noting that in the contemporary world, rhetorical experimentation has proliferated at almost geometric rates, this paper proposes that an understanding of rhetorical variables will help in acquiring an overview and understanding of that rhetorical experimentation. Defining rhetorical variables as all the elements that can take different values in different situations, the paper offers a topology of those variables and shows how they have changed through the ages and in the present according to the controlling ideas of society. The paper also outlines a possible course of study built around the topology. (FL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Rhetorical Theories
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (32nd, Dallas, TX, March 26-28, 1981).