The SAGE Handbook of Rhetorical Studies surveys the latest advances in rhetorical scholarship, synthesizing theories and practices across major areas of study in the field and pointing the way for future studies. Edited by Andrea A. Lunsford and Associate Editors Kirt H. Wilson and Rosa A. Eberly, the Handbook aims to introduce a new generation of students to rhetorical study and provide a deeply informed and ready resource for scholars currently working in the field.

Chapter 17: Intercollegiate Debate and Speech Communication: Historical Developments and Issues for the Future

Intercollegiate Debate and Speech Communication: Historical Developments and Issues for the Future

Intercollegiate debate and speech communication: Historical developments and issues for the future

Competitive intercollegiate debate is a ‘uniquely American institution that evolved from the lyceum movement of the 19th century, the university literary societies, ...

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