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Digital Oratory as Discursive Practice: From the Podium to the Screen

Fiona Rossette-Crake

Publié le 18 janvier 2023 Mis à jour le 20 mars 2024

Palgrave Macmillan, 2022.

    Engages with spoken monologic discourse and its many formats, past and present

    Draws on the discursive concepts of genre, participant setup and speaker ethos

    Investigates multiple aspects of oral speech delivery

This book offers an appraisal of oratory, old and new, relating former discourse practice to a specific sub-set of contemporary, digital practices. The author explores the interface between language and society, providing an interdisciplinary study at the crossroads of discourse, linguistics, communication and rhetoric. The comparisons she draws are particularly pertinent in light of the steep rise in presentations given during video-conferences, webinars, and other online events during the COVID-19 pandemic, an event which accelerated previous moves towards digital communication and which is likely to have a long-term impact on communication styles. This book will be of interest to academics and students in fields including discourse analysis, applied linguistics, communication studies, digital studies and business studies. 

"Digital Oratory offers a contemporary take on a classical topic, looking at the way we give speeches now. The discourse analytical approach investigates modern oratory as social practice, from personal branding in TED talks to politicians and activists influencing audiences on social media. Required reading for students, scholars and practitioners of public speaking." - Veronika Koller, Professor of Discourse Studies, Lancaster University, UK

"Given the scholarly pre-occupation with written digital interaction, Rossette-Crake's focus on online public speaking - or digital oratory - is a breath of fresh air. From TED talks to Tiktok, this fascinating book sheds much needed light on the new discourse genres that are transforming contemporary public debate. Read it, read it, read it!" -Caroline Tagg, Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, The Open University, UK

Book series: Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse (PSDS)
ISBN: 978-3-031-18984-5

Fiche éditeur: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-18984-5

Mis à jour le 20 mars 2024