January 15, 2019


Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, 4th Edition. Martha J. Kolln, The Pennsylvania State University. © | Pearson. Share this page. from Rhetorical Grammar, Martha Kolln. Sentence Cohesion. Sentence cohesion is the ties that connect each sentence to what has gone before–the glue that. Rhetorical Grammar: A Modification Lesson. Martha Kolln odification refers to change. To modify a word or other structure in the sentence is to change its mean -.

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After first reading this book roundI was so enthralled I rushed out and bought the new edition in If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Pearson Writer, search for:. Chapter 11 on style grajmar the rhetorical effects of stylistic choices and helps students find new ways of tightening up their sentences. Or actually, better yet, just buy an older addition of it.

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This book is not yet featured on Listopia. In-chapter exercises and discussion questions are useful for in-class and small group activities and for peer editing. Against Kolln I would charge that she often enters comments that don’t strictly follow from her discussion, and that she often applies a more advanced understanding of what is happening in the sentence then can be gleaned from co-text in the discussion.


Unique Chapter 3 on sentence rhythm tells students what to listen for when they read aloud, reinforcing the concept of cohesion. And it is because of that need I took up Kolln’s book Rhetorical Grammar.

Quotes from Rhetorical Gramma The book also includes helpful practice exercises. Discussion of the missing pronoun in Chapter 13 explains the sources of sexism in language and teaches reasonable alternatives.

About this title Packaged with …. It maintains its hallmark revision strategies and systematic discussions about reader expectations, sentence rhythm and cohesion, subordination and coordination, punctuation, modification, diction, and many other essential principles.

The Structure of Sentences.

Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, 8th Edition

In a clever moment of thought the reader might speculate that the most insightful review of Kolln might be not what it is that I say, but rather how it is that I say it.

Return to Book Page. Availability This title is out of print. I’ve read a few grammar books, and this one grqmmar at the bottom of the list.

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A must for any writer, student, reader, etc. Gray, Central Washington University. The book wasn’t very helpful in this regard, though. I especially appreciated it as a writer–it made me think of new and different writing structures I can use for various effects: I love this grammar text.


Shamoon Snippet view – rjetorical This book does an amazing job of explaining concepts. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, 4th Edition. My husband thinks I’m crazy to be buying and reading textbooks, but this one is a pedagogy subject I’ve been interested in since grad school and really want to find more ways to implement in grmmar courses. It is perfect rhetoricql high school students in an AP English course or a college freshman grammar course.

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Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects, 7th Edition

New to This Edition. Professor filled in many gaps in the text.

Published March 13th by Longman first published January 1st Answers provided for odd-numbered exercises allow for self-teaching.