Politics & Rhetoric

Coming to Terms with Terms

  • George E. Yoos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Paradoxes in Talking about Meaning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. Theories of Language and Communication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
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  4. Interpretation and Definition as Historically Developed Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
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  5. Logical Definition, the Language of Control and Rhetorical Criticism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-226

About this book


Interpretation and definition as rhetorical and logical modes are interactive in determining and précising meaning that transcends our repertoire of literal usage. Refining language use gives us the opportunity and freedom to explore and discover what never has been thought about, used, or expressed before.


language liberty politics theory of language

Authors and affiliations

  • George E. Yoos
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  1. 1.Clear LakeUSA

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