Monological genres


Output 2

Theoretical module

Monological rhetorical genres

  • Definitions of rhetoric and types of rhetoric
  • Basic terms
  • Monological rhetorical genres
  • Dialogic rhetorical genres and formats
  • Arguments and argumentation
  • Rhetorical figures and tropes
  • Bibliography

Monologic rhetorical genres

There are different classifications using different criteria. One of them is the active subject or the speaker who speaks in front of an audience. Here we only indicate some of the main monological genres:

– Speech;

– Address;

– Statement;

– Report;

– Lecture.

In the Glossary section, see definitions of speech, address, lecture, report.

In the Vocabulary section, see definitions of presentation types using different criteria.

Scientific publications related to monologic rhetorical genres:

  • Ilie, C. (2005). Politeness in Sweden: Parliamentary Forms of Address. In L. Hickey and M.  Stewart (eds.) Politeness in Europe, 174-188.

  • Medhurst, M. J. (2010). The History of Public Address as an Academic Study. The Hanbook of Rhetoric and Public Address. ed. by Shawn J. Parry-Giles and J. Michael Hogan. Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  • Paper on Rhetoric, (2010). ed. Lucia Calboli Montefusco, Roma: Herder Editrce.

  • Sigelman, L. (1996). Presidential Inaugurals, The Modernization of Genres, Political Communication, January/March 1996, 81-92.

  • Strunk, J. (2008). Rhetoric, Audience and Public in a Political Press Conference Speech: The Role of France in the International Cooperation on Water, Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 154-173.