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Vernacular eloquence : what speech can bring to writing / Peter Elbow.

Elbow, Peter. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Kirtland Community College Library P 301 .E43 2012 30775305477144 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780199782505 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0199782504 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780199782512 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0199782512 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xi, 442 pages ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: Oxford ; Oxford University Press, ©2012.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-427) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What's best in speaking and writing? -- Speaking onto the page: a role for the tongue in the early stages of writing -- Reading aloud to revise: a role for the tongue during late stages of writing -- Vernacular literacy.
Summary, etc.:
Speech, with its spontaneity, naturalness of expression, and fluidity of thought, has many overlooked linguistic and rhetorical merits. Through several easy to employ techniques, writers can marshal this "wisdom of the tongue" to produce stronger, clearer, more natural writing.
Subject: Language and languages > Style.
Narration (Rhetoric)

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