ERIC Number: ED106878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
A Conceptual Theory of Rhetoric.
D'Angelo, Frank J.
In this book, the relationships that exist between thinking and writing are explored within the framework of a coherent theoretical system of rhetoric. The principal arguments are as follows: invention, arrangement, and style are connected to each other and to underlying thought processes in important ways; invention continues throughout the composing process; the topics of invention are symbolic manifestations of underlying thought processes; nonlogical thought processes are important in the composing process; the composing process is holistic and organic, the composing process is a movement from an undifferentiated whole to a differentiated whole and repeats larger evolutionary processes in microcosm; the overall shape of a discourse is more important than its parts; form consciousness is essential to good writing; syntagmatic and paradigmatic analyses of structure in discourse can be useful in developing a sense of form consciousness and in producing discourse; and rhetoric is by its very nature interdisciplinary. (TS)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Theories, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Sentences, Systems Concepts, Theories, Writing (Composition)
Winthrop Publishers, Inc., 17 Dunster Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 ($8.95 cloth)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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