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Title:
The dialogical construct of enthymematic understanding.
Author:
Scenters-Zapico, John Tracy.
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The enthymeme traditionally has been examined only as individual oral and written texts. Most scholarship looks at examples abstracted from their sociocultural context. In order to arrive at a more complete and organic understanding of the enthymeme, I explore the intertextual processes by which written and oral enthymemes evolve into new enthymemes for new written and oral texts. In their processes of making meaning, readers use texts to develop new enthymemes, and in the enthymemes' ever-evolving nature readers draw on social assumptions from other texts. In this dissertation I consider the enthymematic nature of intertextual processes to arrive at a broader understanding of the social construction of discursive structures. By applying social construction theory to the intertextual enthymeme, I focus on six contexts in which enythmemes are seen as discursive structures inscribing consensus because the elided assumptions of enthymemes are satisfied by the intertextual network of experiences and correltation shared by readers, writers, speakers and hearers.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
English; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleThe dialogical construct of enthymematic understanding.en_US
dc.creatorScenters-Zapico, John Tracy.en_US
dc.contributor.authorScenters-Zapico, John Tracy.en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe enthymeme traditionally has been examined only as individual oral and written texts. Most scholarship looks at examples abstracted from their sociocultural context. In order to arrive at a more complete and organic understanding of the enthymeme, I explore the intertextual processes by which written and oral enthymemes evolve into new enthymemes for new written and oral texts. In their processes of making meaning, readers use texts to develop new enthymemes, and in the enthymemes' ever-evolving nature readers draw on social assumptions from other texts. In this dissertation I consider the enthymematic nature of intertextual processes to arrive at a broader understanding of the social construction of discursive structures. By applying social construction theory to the intertextual enthymeme, I focus on six contexts in which enythmemes are seen as discursive structures inscribing consensus because the elided assumptions of enthymemes are satisfied by the intertextual network of experiences and correltation shared by readers, writers, speakers and hearers.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
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thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRoen, Duaneen_US
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