Understanding Public Speaking: A Learner's Guide to Persuasive Oratory

1st Edition

Braj Mohan

Routledge India
May 23, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 146 Pages - 4 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367222734 - CAT# K421459

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Summary

Public speaking is a much coveted yet difficult art. This book illustrates the use of various linguistic devices and persuasive strategies with examples from the speeches of the powerful orators in history. It systematically draws on the various approaches to public speaking and persuasive discourse to present new insights and techniques.

The volume: 

  • Critically examines strategies of persuasive oratory.
  • Draws on extensive investigation of a sizable corpus of famous public speeches in history.
  • Focuses on the needs of those who want to brush-up their public speaking skills.

The volume will be a key reference for aspiring civil servants, lawyers, business and corporate professionals, and politicians. It will be of great interest to scholars of linguistics, and political and business communication.

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