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ERIC Number: EJ294647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1984
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Response to Robert J. Connors, "The Rise and Fall of the Modes of Discourse."
Crowley, Sharon
College Composition and Communication, v35 n1 p88-91 Feb 1984
Argues that an explanation for the long adherence by composition text writers to a patently artificial set of discourse classifications lies not so much in the historical conditions surrounding nineteenth century rhetoric as in the theoretical origins of the modes themselves. Observes that Connors' discourse aims theory disregards audience consideration. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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