Checking date: 02/05/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Rhetoric and Language
(15412)
Study: Master in Theory and Critique of Culture (253)
EPH


Coordinating teacher: MORIMOTO , YUKO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Humanities: Philosophy, Language, Literature Theory

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

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Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results.
At the end of the course participants will be able to - Understand the tradition of Rhetorical studies from ancient Greeks to today. - Know the relationship between Ethics and Rhetoric. - Acquire advanced rhetorical skills in Spanish language - Acquire knowledge of the theory of argumentation - Critically evaluate the contemporary rhetorical discourses and understand how media constructs reality.
Description of contents: programme
In the current society of information and communication, Rhetoric as a powerful instrument of persuasive speech has become of special interest again in the varied areas of our social, artistic and scientific activities, such as politics, literature, publicity or audio-visual communication. In fact, in the last decades, Rhetoric has experimented a remarkable development, especially since the irruption of the so called New Rhetoric, which intends to offer a system for text analysis capable of reaching out from the ¿purely literary¿. This course presents a study of both the constitution of Rhetoric from a linguistic perspective and the theories of argumentation. It will cover the forms of messages and utterances (from the most rhetorical to the apparently neutral ones), the ways of construction of common meanings and the influence of discourse figures in order to define the different procedures of the argument methods. 1. Reinterpreting classical Rhetoric 2. Rhetoric and Pragmatics 3. Critical discourse studies. Discourse and society 4. Rhetoric of humor 5. Rhetoric and Grammar
Learning activities and methodology
- Discussion on assigned readings (relevant texts on the course topics) - Presentation of the general contents of the course by the professor, of the assigned texts and the students' debates. - Presentation of daily problems in which students would be able to apply the knowledge, skills and abilities acquired though the course.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Albaladejo, Tomás1(1989):. Retórica,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Ayuso de Vicente, María Victoria, García Gallarín, Consuelo, y Solano Santos, Sagrario (1990):. Diccionario de términos literarios,. Torrejón de Ardoz: Akal..
  • Biblioteca virtual Miguel de Cervantes:. Retórica y poética:. http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/portal/retorica/.
  • Bosque, Ignacio y Violeta Demonte (dirs.) (1999):. Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española,. Madrid: Espasa-Calpe..
  • Bybee, J. y S. Fleischman (eds.)(1995):. Modality in Grammar and Discourse,. Ámsterdam/Filadelfia: John Benjamins..
  • Grande Alija, F. J. (2002):. Aproximación a las modalidades enunciativas,. León: Universidad de León..
  • Havelock, E. (1983):. The Muse Learns to Write,. New Haven, Conn..
  • Lambrecht, K. (1998):. Information structure and sentence form: topic, focus and the mental representations of discourse referents,. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press..
  • Lausberg, Heinrich (1984 [1966-68]):. Manual de retórica literaria,. Madrid: Gredos, 3 vols..
  • López Eire, A.(1998):. La Retórica en la publicidad,. Arco/Libros, Madrid..
  • Marchese, Ángelo y Forradellas, Joaquín (1986):. Diccionario de retórica, crítica y terminología literaria,. Barcelona, Ariel..
  • Palmer, F. R. (2001):. Mood and Modality, 2ª ed.,. Cambridge, Cambridge Univesity Press..
  • Perelman, Chaïm (1958):. Tratado de la argumentación. La nueva retórica,. Madrid: Gredos, 2009..
  • Real Academia Española (2009):. Nueva gramática de lengua española,. Madrid: Espasa, cap. 42: La modalidad. Los actos de habla. Construcciones imperativas, interrogativas y exclamativas (pp. 3113-3221)..
  • Récanati, F. (1987):. and Force. The Pragmatics of Performative Utterances,. Cambridge, Cambrige University Press..
  • Van Dijk, T. A. (comp.)(2000):. El discurso como estructura y proceso,. Barcelona: Gedisa..
Additional Bibliography
  • Aristóteles (1995):. Retórica. 1ª edición, 4ª impresión,. Madrid: Editorial Gredos..
  • Austin, J. L. (1990):. Cómo hacer cosas con palabras,. Barcelona: Paidós..
  • Azaustre Galiana, Antonio y Casas Rigall, Juan (1994):. Introducción al análisis retórico: tropos, figuras y sintaxis del estilo,. Santiago de Compostela: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela - Lalia..
  • Barthes, Roland (1985):. "La retórica antigua. Prontuario", en: La aventura semiológica,. Barcelona: Paidós, 1990..
  • Beristáin, Helena (1988/2ª):. Diccionario de retórica y poética,. México: Porrúa..
  • Fillmore, C. (1985):. ¿Frames and the semantics of understanding¿,. Quaderni di Semantica, 6,2, 222-254..
  • Garrido, Joaquín (1997):. Estilo y texto en la lengua,. Madrid: Gredos..
  • Garrido, Miguel Ángel (2000):. Nueva introducción a la teoría de la literatura,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Greimas, A. J. y J. Fontanille (2002):. Semiótica de las pasiones,. Buenos Aires: Siglo XXI..
  • Havelock, E. (1982):. The Literate Revolution in Greece and Its Cultural Consequences,. Princeton University Press, Princeton, N. J..
  • Hernández Guerrero, José Antonio y M.ª del Carmen García Tejera (1994):. Historia breve de la Retórica,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Jakobson, Roman (1960):. "La lingüística y la poética", en T. A. Sebeok (1960),. pp. 123-173..
  • Jamieson, K. H. (1988):. Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking,. Oxford University Press..
  • Jamieson, K. H. (1988):. Eloquence in an Electronic Age: The Transformation of Political Speechmaking,. Oxford University Press..
  • Kennedy, G. A. (1994):. A New History of Classical Rhetoric,. Princeton, N. J.: Princeton University Press..
  • Lyons, J. (1980):. Semántica,. Barcelona: Teide..
  • López Eire, A. (2002):. Poéticas y Retóricas griegas,. Madrid: Síntesis..
  • Meyer, M. (1987):. Lógica, Lenguaje y Argumentación,. Buenos Aires: Hachette..
  • O¿Sullivan, N. (1992):. Alcidamas, Aristophanes and the Beginnings of Greek Stylistic Theory,. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner..
  • Racionero, Quintín (1990):. "Introducción" en Aristóteles: Retórica,. Madrid: Gredos, pp. 27-32..
  • Récanati, F. (1987):. Meaning and Force. The Pragmatics of Performative Utterances,. Cambridge, Cambrige University Press..
  • Sebeok, Thomas A. (coord.):. Estilo en el lenguaje,. Madrid: Cátedra, 1974..
  • Sperber, Dan y Deidre Wilson (1986):. Relevance,. Oxford: Blackwell. [Vers. cast.: Relevancia, Madrid: Visor Libros, 1994].
  • Sperber, Dan y Deirdre Wilson (1990):. "Retórica y pertinencia",. Revista de Occidente 115, dic. 90, pp. 5-26..
  • Talmy, L. (1988):. ¿The relation of grammar to cognition¿, en Brygida Rudzka-Ostyn (ed.): Topics in Cognitive Linguistics,. Ámsterdam: John Benjamins, 165-205..
  • Van Dijk, T. A. (1988):. Texto y contexto: semántica y pragmática del discurso,. Madrid: Cátedra..
  • Villanueva, Darío (2009 [2006]): ¿Retórica e invención de la realidad¿,. en J. A. Hernández Guerrero et al. (comps.): Retórica literatura y periodismo. Actas del V Seminario Emilio Castelar,. Ayuntamiento de Cádiz, Edición de la Biblioteca Virtual Cervantes en : http://www.cervantesvirtual.com/portal/retorica/.

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