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Vernacular eloquence : what speech can bring to writing

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Elbow
ISBN: 9780199782505 0199782504 9780199782512 0199782512
OCLC Number: 795414984
Awards: Commended for PROSE (Language/Linguistics) 2012
Description: xi, 442 s. : illustrations
Contents: PART ONE. What's Best in Speaking And Writing? Introduction: Defining "Speech" and "Writing" 1. Speech and Writing as They Are Used: The Role of Culture 2. What's Good about Writing 3. Speaking as a Process: What Can It Offer Writing? 4. Speech as a Product: Eight Virtues in Careless Spoken Language that Careful Writing Needs 5. Intonation: A Virtue for Writing Found at the Root of Everyday Speech 6. Can We Really Have the Best of Both Worlds? PART TWO. A Role for the Tongue During the Early Stages of Writing: Treating Speech as Writing Introduction: More Defining 7. What is Speaking Onto the Page and How Does Freewriting Teach it? 8. Where Else Do We See Unplanned Speaking onto the Page? 9. Objections to Speaking onto the Page --
And Responses 10. The Need for Care: Unplanned Speaking onto the Page is Never Enough PART THREE. A Role for the Tongue During Late Revising: Reading Aloud and Treating Writing as Speech Introduction 11. Revising by Reading Aloud. What the Mouth and the Ear Know 12. How Does Revising by Reading Aloud Actually Work? 13. Punctuation: Living with Two Traditions 14. Good Enough Punctuation by Reading Aloud and Listening 15. How Speech Can Improve Organization in Writing: Form as Energy 16. Summary Chapter: The Benefits of Speaking onto the Page and Reading Aloud PART FOUR. Vernacular Literacy Introduction: Dante and Vulgar Eloquence 17. Our Present Culture of Proper Literacy and How It Tries To Exclude Speech 18. A New Culture of Vernacular Literacy is on the Horizon Appendix I. How Freewriting Went from Dangerous to No Big Deal in the Composition and Rhetoric Community Appendix II. A list of Publications Written in Nonprestige Nonstandard Versions of English Appendix III. A List of Published Works by Peter Elbow
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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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