Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2011

Department

English

Keywords

English, discourse communities, persuasive discourse, debate, professional development, professional education, grammar, language usage, writing for publication, academic discourse, higher education

Abstract

The idea of joining a conversation through reading and writing is not new; in his 1941 book "The Philosophy of Literary Form: Studies in Symbolic Action," Kenneth Burke suggests that the acts of reading and writing are like entering a parlor where others are already conversing. The author explores the place of professional debate within NCTE and in the pages of "English Journal". Regardless, by reading these pages, one is entering into a conversation that is already underway.

Comments

Copyright © National Council of Teachers of English 2011.

Source Publication Title

English Journal

Publisher

National Council of Teachers of English

Volume

101

Issue

1

First Page

43