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Vernacular eloquence : what speech can bring to writing

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Elbow
ISBN: 9780199782505 0199782504 9780199782512 0199782512
OCLC Number: 707726512
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Language/Linguistics) 2012
Description: xi, 442 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Peter Elbow.
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A writing guide for the twenty-first century, Vernacular Eloquence explores how the variety of ways the spoken word can enhance the written word, drawing on examples from blogs, email, and other  Read more...

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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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