ERIC Number: ED076992
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Publication Date: 1971
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A Theory of Discourse: The Aims of Discourse.
Kinneavy, James L.
This book discusses various approaches to the teaching of composition from classical and contemporary sources. It is intended to give a comprehensive coverage of the various kinds of oral and written themes students are expected to create in college and high school. The book can be used as a basic text in college composition and rhetoric, for in-service courses for college freshmen composition teaching assistants, and for training student teachers at the secondary and primary levels. Each chapter considers the nature, logic, organization, and style of the type of discourse involved. The first chapter discusses discourse in general and its relation to English; subsequent chapters discuss the aims of discourse, reference discourse, persuasive discourse, literary discourse, and expressive discourse. Each chapter contains a bibliography and selections of discourse which are analyzed in detail. An appendix is devoted to an example of reference discourse, and an index is also provided. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Discourse Analysis, English, Language Usage, Linguistics, Literature, Logic, Persuasive Discourse, Rhetoric, Secondary Education, Semantics, Speech, Writing (Composition)
Pretice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($9.95)
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