Throughout Western history, speech has been considered a gift from the gods, the distinguishing characteristic of humans, and, therefore, the authorized medium of culture and power. Little wonder, then, that the positive features of silence and listening have been only briefly mentioned or subtly implied-if not completely ignored. Rarely have they been foregrounded as rhetorical arts vital to our communicative effectiveness.
|Title of host publication
|Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts
|Southern Illinois University Press
|Number of pages
|Published - 2011
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Social Sciences