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The Resource The gift of the gab : how eloquence works, David Crystal

The gift of the gab : how eloquence works, David Crystal

Label
The gift of the gab : how eloquence works
Title
The gift of the gab
Title remainder
how eloquence works
Statement of responsibility
David Crystal
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Crystal focuses on the here and now of eloquent speaking--from pitch, pace, and prosody to jokes, appropriateness, and how to wield a microphone. He explains what is going on moment by moment and examines each facet of eloquence. He also investigates topics such as the way current technologies help or hinder our verbal powers, the psychological effects of verbal excellence, and why certain places or peoples are thought to be more eloquent than others. In the core analysis of the book, Crystal offers an extended and close dissection of Barack Obama's electrifying "Yes we can" speech of 2008, in which the president demonstrated full mastery of virtually every element of eloquence-- from the simple use of parallelism and an awareness of what not to say, to his brilliant conclusion constructed around two powerful words: dreams and answers
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Crystal, David
Dewey number
808.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN4051.2
LC item number
.C79 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Public speaking
  • Elocutionists
  • Eloquence in literature
  • Oral communication
  • Voice culture
  • Storytelling
Target audience
adult
Label
The gift of the gab : how eloquence works, David Crystal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926820786
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780300214260
Lccn
2015048302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
808.51 C889 ; XX-N ; [A15BP016, #40, 3@26.00, ES/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 926820786
  • (OCoLC)926820786
Label
The gift of the gab : how eloquence works, David Crystal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926820786
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xi, 243 pages
Isbn
9780300214260
Lccn
2015048302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
808.51 C889 ; XX-N ; [A15BP016, #40, 3@26.00, ES/RT ]
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 926820786
  • (OCoLC)926820786

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