Comparative Rhetoric : An Historical and Cross Cultural Introduction
Offering a cross-cultural overview of rhetoric as a universal feature of expression and communication. The author explores analogies to human rhetoric in animal communication, rhetorical factors in the origin of human speech, and rhetorical conventions in traditionally oral societies around the world. The second part of the book discusses rhetoric as understood and practiced in early literate cultures, seeking to identify what is unique or unusual in the Western tradition.
- Hardback | 250 pages
- 157.48 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
- 01 Sep 1997
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States