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The Essential Enthymeme

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The enthymeme in education is essential because it reflects what humans do when they think. It informs not only how we make inferences about the world to discover new knowledge, but also how we express those discoveries to influence the minds of others. Thus, the enthymeme provides an effective pedagogical approach to the analysis and synthesis of ideas in the classroom. In this volume, such an approach is applied to composition instruction, second-language learning, advertising, specialized medical texts, and detective fiction to help prepare students for the challenges of modern life. (Michael D. Hood)
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Contents: John T. Gage: The Enthymeme Within Reason - Jorge Juan Vega y Vega: What Can the Enthymeme Do for Education Today? - Jorge Juan Vega y Vega: Popularizing the Enthymeme: "Fans" for Aristotle - Michael Dennis Hood: The Enthymeme as a Practical Rhetoric Concept for Teaching Composition - Michael Dennis Hood: The Role of the Enthymeme in the Connection Between Reading and Writing - Michael Dennis Hood: The Place of the Enthymeme in Composition Studies - Michael Dennis Hood: Essential Modern Readings on the Enthymeme - Jorge Juan Vega y Vega: Language, Image and Reasoning: Learning with Enthymemes - Jorge Juan Vega y Vega: The Integrated Method: Cognitive and Expressive Skills in the Second-Language Classroom - Daniela Ventura: The Process of Reasoning in Advertising - Sandra Marrero Morales: The Enthymeme in Composition Studies: Discourse Analysis in Specialized Medical Texts - Daniela Ventura/Jorge Juan Vega y Vega: The Enthymeme in Detective Novels - Jorge Juan Vega y Vega: The Enthymeme for Educational Purposes Today.


About the Author

Jorge Juan Vega y Vega is a linguist, Professor of French Language, Literature, and Translation, and main researcher of LINDOLENEX (Applied Linguistics for Teaching Foreign Languages, Literature, and Translation) at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. He is the author of various works related to these areas.


"By means of new approaches to the enthymeme, new modes of representation, and new uses of the enthymeme in education (as demonstrated throughout the present work), we extend our knowledge of a concept that is central to understanding rationality as a human performance capability in the practical world." (John T. Gage)

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