ERIC Number: ED024951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
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Discovery Procedures in Tagmemic Rhetoric: An Exercise in Problem Solving.
One component of a new theory of rhetoric based on the principles of tagmemic linguistics is a discovery procedure for solving ill-defined problems. To be useful in rhetoric, the procedure must be applicable to widely differing kinds of problematic data. Its range of application, however, has only begun to be explored. Particularly important to its use in the classroom is its ability to aid in the solution of problems of literary analysis. One such problem, the discovery and statement of "theme," can be solved by means of three complementary lines of inquiry which constitute part of the tagmemic procedure. Analyses of the sequential and categorical systems in a literary text provide the basis for discovery of a third system--a network of intersecting categories which constitutes a statement of theme. Other systemic problems lend themselves to this approach. (Author/DO)
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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. VII.