Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing

Vernacular Eloquence What Speech Can Bring to Writing Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing Now in Vernacular Eloquence he makes

  • Title: Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing
  • Author: Peter Elbow
  • ISBN: 9780199782512
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing Now, in Vernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory The core idea is simple we can enlist virtues from the language activity most people find easiest speaking for the langSince the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing Now, in Vernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory The core idea is simple we can enlist virtues from the language activity most people find easiest speaking for the language activity most people find hardest writing Speech, with its spontaneity, naturalness of expression, and fluidity of thought, has many overlooked linguistic and rhetorical merits Through several easy to employ techniques, writers can marshal this wisdom of the tongue to produce stronger, clearer, natural writing.This simple idea, it turns out, has deep repercussions Our culture of literacy, Elbow argues, functions as though it were a plot against the spoken voice, the human body, vernacular language, and those without privilege making it harder than necessary to write with comfort or power Giving speech a central role in writing overturns many empty preconceptions It causes readers to think critically about the relationship between speech, writing, and our notion of literacy Developing the political implications behind Elbow s previous books, Vernacular Eloquence makes a compelling case that strengthening writing and democratizing it go hand in hand.

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    1 thought on “Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing”

    1. In some circles, Elbow takes a lot of flack. But what I love is how self-aware he is about objections to his work, and how carefully he builds his case. Yes, this book is really long, and yes he repeats himself a lot. But that repetition always felt careful and friendly, in the way that a kind uncle takes the time to explain himself with wit and clarity.Especially helpful are the scattered pedagogical tidbits, which will help me rely on the powers of the voice more in my own teaching.

    2. It was a little longer than it needed to be, but gave me lots of ideas about how to help students plan their own writing, self-edit, and just become more independent.

    3. Superb discussion about what it takes to write with some inspiring and enthusing coaching in the second half. If you're trying to write, use this as a friend.

    4. Like Christ in 10,000 places by Eugene Peterson, Elbow works through a current viewpoint he has developed.

    5. I loved this book. Peter Elbow uses the engagement strategies he's advocating and he's good at it. In his company I feel encouraged, supported and at home. No doubt he was an excellent teacher, and he's inspired me to be a better one.

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