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ERIC Number: ED025533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 9
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The Boundaries of Language and Rhetoric: Some Historical Considerations.
Payne, Robert O.
College Composition and Communication, v19 n2 p109-17 May 1968
Important ideas and events in the history of rhetoric are examined in order to illumine the present situation, especially the problem of defining the concept of rhetoric. From Plato's hostility to rhetoric and Aristotle's epistomological rehabilitation of it to the later ethical emphasis of Cicero and the Medieval Christian rhetoriticians, the relation of language and rehtoric in former times is discussed. The effect of shifting definitions of rhetoric, the influence of the New Critics, and the way in which freshman composition courses are taught today are also considered. (BN)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Champaign, IL.