Rhetorical Coherence: An Exploration into Thomas Farrell’s Theory of the Synchrony of Rhetoric and Conversation

J. Louis Campbell, III, Richard Buttny

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Abstract

The concept of rhetorical coherence is central to the notion that rhetoric and conversation are interdependent discursive arts having a synchronic relationship. This essay presents basic research on the concept, an analysis of an actual welfare interview emersed in controversy. The research suggests a pentad of criteria necessary for the achievement of rhetorical coherence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-275
Number of pages14
JournalCommunication Quarterly
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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