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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Die Rhetorik des Spitzensports [The Rhetoric of Top-Class Sport]
Written By: Johannes Heil
Series Title: De Gruyter Rhetorik-Forschungen 20

It is only through communication that physical activity becomes sport. Sport as
a happening becomes a meaningful event through the interplay of dramaturgical
rules and rhetorical patterns. Working from this point of departure, this study
reveals how the sports report serves to realize the possibilities of sport. The
sports report tells the stories which are actually the reason why the sport exists
at all. Particularly in top-class sports communicated by mass media, this leads
to illuminating, amusing or moving dramas in the arena of physical and mental

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110274592
Prices: Europe EURO 79.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110274493
Prices: Europe EURO 79.95