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Voice

by Scott Damian

For thirty-three years, Scott Damian fought an arduous battle for freedom from stuttering. He was imprisoned by the terror of being unable to utter a single word, until he transformed into a highly successful...


The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs

by Gary C. Woodward

The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs is an insightful account of the rhetorical and psychological habits we exhibit when we must explain the reasons others act. The assumption that we can know what motivates...


Correct Mispronunciations of South Carolina Names

by Claude Neuffer & Irene Neuffer

Americans have a fine tradition of spelling words one way and pronouncing them another. While every region of the country has contributed to this tradition, South Carolinians have elevated the practice to an...


Your Story, Well Told

by Corey Rosen & Patrick Combs

So You?ve Got a Story to Sell

?Corey Rosen's book is a great resource. I know I will return to it again and again for ideas, inspiration, and entertainment.? ?Samantha Harris, cohost of Dancing with the Stars and Entertainment...


The Serious Business of Small Talk

by Carol Fleming

Small Talk Is the Single Most Important Communication Skill You Can Develop

Carol Fleming wants to show you that small talk is not as “small” as you might think. It's the foundation of every relationship,...


The Art of Oratory

by Charles Mosley

The speeches in this book changed history. Sometimes they did so straightforwardly, for instance by setting in train a change of mind among the audience, as Wilberforce began to do over the slave trade. But...


Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

by Markéta Ziková

This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It assumes prosodic...


Licensing of Vowel Length in Czech

by Markéta Ziková

This book presents a morphosyntactic account of vowel length in contemporary Czech. The present approach is strictly decompositional on both the phonological and the morphosyntactic side. It assumes prosodic...


Konventionalisierung und Variation

by Natalia Filatkina & Sören Stumpf

Der Band vereint linguistische Studien, die sich mit dem Zusammenwirken des Konventionalisierten und der Variation beschäftigen. Anhand konkreter Beispiele analysieren die Beiträge das Zusammenspiel zwischen...


An Analysis of the Attributive Participle and the Relative Clause in the Greek New Testament

by Michael E. Hayes

Many New Testament Greek grammarians assert that the Greek attributive participle and the Greek relative clause are "equivalent." Michael E. Hayes disproves those assertions in An Analysis of the Attributive...


An Analysis of the Attributive Participle and the Relative Clause in the Greek New Testament

by Michael E. Hayes

Many New Testament Greek grammarians assert that the Greek attributive participle and the Greek relative clause are "equivalent." Michael E. Hayes disproves those assertions in An Analysis of the Attributive...


Occupational Inequality and Sex-Role Stereotyping in Dictionaries of English: A Causal Link?

by Dorota Osuchowska

Have dictionaries of English indeed affected their users? predisposition towards women to such an extent that we can posit a causal relation between what they propose and some of the forms of occupational sexism...


The Syntax of Meaning and the Meaning of Syntax

by Peter Kosta

This book provides a summary of Radical Minimalism, putting forth a neurocognitively implementable theory of grammar as I-language. Radical Minimalism tries to give a ?fully explicit? description of syntactic...


Areopagitica

by John Milton

In 1644, poet and prose-writer John Milton wrote his polemic "Areopagitica" to address British Parliament and its 1643 licensing order that required the censorship of all printed materials. 

Although the complete...


The Public Speaking Project - The Ultimate Guide to Effective Public Speaking

by Kyle Faber

Do you have a fear of public speaking? If so, this is definitely the book for you.

Whether you're a seasoned public speaker or getting ready for that first speech, this book is guaranteed to answer all of your...


Beyond Semantics and Pragmatics

by Gerhard Preyer

The study of meaning in language embraces a diverse range of problems and methods. Philosophers think through the relationship between language and the world; linguists document speakers' knowledge of meaning;...


American English Sounds and Sound Changes©

by Bob Kalinowski

SOUNDS , a textbook of a plurality of American English sounds that leads the reader through the ABCs detailing placement and feel of lips, tongue, and teeth; amount of air flow through the mouth or nose to make...


Gems from the Top 100 Speeches

by Xin-An Lu & Rita Sullivan

Public speaking is one of the things many fear the most. This fear is justified-Many eyes to look into and many minds to contend with. Thoughts are elusive. The catcher of powerful thoughts-the apt words-are...


A Manual of Guidelines, Quotations, and Versatile Phrases for Basic Oral Communication

by Xin-An Lu & Hong Wang

Rather like the nerves in human body, communication forms the sinew and tendon of any social body. The quality of everyday life is not only affected by the way we design our work and institutions, but also (perhaps...


Speechwriting in the Institutionalized Presidency

by Kenneth Collier

This book traces the evolution of the speechwriting process for presidents in the White House from the administration of Franklin Roosevelt to the present. While institutionalization of the speechwriting process...