Discourses of Freedom of Speech: From the Enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918

Discourses of Freedom of Speech: From the Enactment of the Bill of Rights to the Sedition Act of 1918

by J. Rudanko
     
 
Freedom of speech is a tradition distinctive to American political culture, and this book focuses on major debates and discourses that shaped this tradition. It sheds fresh light on key Congressional debates in the early American Republic, developing and applying an approach to fallacy theory suitable to the study of political discourse.

Overview

Freedom of speech is a tradition distinctive to American political culture, and this book focuses on major debates and discourses that shaped this tradition. It sheds fresh light on key Congressional debates in the early American Republic, developing and applying an approach to fallacy theory suitable to the study of political discourse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137030597
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/16/2012
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
201
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

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JUHANI RUDANKO Professor of English at the University of Tampere, Finland. His recent work has focused on the system of English predicate complementation in recent centuries, and on the pragmatic analysis of political discourse in the early American Republic. His previous publications include Changes in Complementation in British and American English.

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