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Vernacular Discourse

  • By: Lisa A. Flores
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

The rhetorical study of vernacular is the examination of discourse—conceived broadly—that emanates from and is directed to silenced and underrepresented individuals and communities. With burgeoning scholarly interest in the politics and practice of power, ...

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