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Argument Revisited; Argument Redefined Negotiating Meaning in the Composition Classroom by Barbara A. Emmel

Argument Revisited; Argument Redefined Negotiating Meaning in the Composition Classroom


Argument Revisited; Argument Redefined Negotiating Meaning in the Composition Classroom by Barbara A. Emmel

In this volume leading composition scholars consider the ways in which argumentation as an approach to teaching writing remains valuable - in spite of the challenge presented by postmodern theories. The book first explains the traditional approaches to argument - the enthymeme, evidence, Toulmian, Rogerian and classical rhetoric - and illustrates why they are of particular relevance today. The contributors then `redefine' argument by connecting it with theoretical movements that have been adverse to it - feminism, narratology and reflexive reading. As a result, the book unites apparently conflicting approaches into a new definition of argument that emphasizes inquiry over discord and understanding over entrenched difference.

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Publication date

30th July 1996


Barbara A. Emmel

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SAGE Publications Inc


256 pages


Literary studies: general
Writing skills



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