Monthly Archive: May 2015

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Rhetoric Lives in Government Policy Writing! (Tautology)

We are taught that tautology (repetitive, superfluous expression) is something we should avoid in writing. An exception, in practice, is legal writing, where the holy grail of precision (as distinct from concision) is sometimes...

about Derek Wallace

Derek Wallace is director of the writing programme (academic and professional writing) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Derek's research interests, most of which are interrelated, include: Rhetoric of public policy development; discourses of temporality; techniques for managing the future; discourses of historical interpretation; theory and practice of technology; changes in stylistic and editing conventions; and legal discourse.

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Rhetoric Lives in Government Policy Writing! (Enthymeme)

The ancient Greeks have been credited with inventing rhetoric. In those days, rhetoric meant the use of verbal strategies in the service of effective persuasion, not the use of fine-sounding but empty talk by...

about Derek Wallace

Derek Wallace is director of the writing programme (academic and professional writing) in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies. Derek's research interests, most of which are interrelated, include: Rhetoric of public policy development; discourses of temporality; techniques for managing the future; discourses of historical interpretation; theory and practice of technology; changes in stylistic and editing conventions; and legal discourse.