Vernacular Eloquence

What Speech Can Bring to Writing

  • Engels
  • 1e druk
  • 9780199782512
  • februari 2012
  • Paperback
  • 456 pagina's
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Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers andWriting with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing. Now, inVernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory. The core idea is simple: we can enlist virtues from the language activity most people find easiest-speaking-for the language activity most people find hardest-writing. 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.

This simple idea, it turns out, has deep repercussions. Our culture of literacy, Elbow argues, functions as though it were a plot against the spoken voice, the human body, vernacular language, and those without privilege-making it harder than necessary to write with comfort or power. Giving speech a central role in writing overturns many empty preconceptions.It causes readers to think critically about the relationship between speech, writing, and our notion of literacy. Developing the political implications behind Elbow's previous books,Vernacular Eloquence makes a compelling case that strengthening writing and democratizing it go hand in hand.

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Elbow is his own best argument for speaking onto the page: His voice is both authoritative and affable, conversational and professorial. * Erin McKean, International Herald Tribune *

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Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Verschijningsdatum
februari 2012
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1e druk
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23,5 x 15,9 x 3,2 cm
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456 pagina's
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ISBN13
9780199782512

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Peter Elbow
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Oxford University Press Inc

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