Search for dissertations about: "Geoff Thompson"

Found 1 swedish dissertation containing the words Geoff Thompson.

  1. 1. Persuasiveness in the discourse of wine The rhetoric of Robert Parker

    University dissertation from Växjö, Kalmar : Linnaeus University Press

    Author : Charlotte Hommerberg; Carita Paradis; Maria Lindgren; Geoff Thompson; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; appraisal; assessment; critical discourse analysis; evaluation; persuasiveness; pragma-dialectics; recommendation; rhetoric; rhetorical argumentation; Robert Parker; text analysis; wine review; winespeak; English; Engelsk språkvetenskap;

    Abstract : The primary purpose of this study is to explore a case of remarkably powerful contemporary rhetoric, namely Robert Parker’s wine writing, which has had an unprecedented impact in the world of prestigious wine for more than two decades. Parker, an American autodidact who gave up his career in law to become a fulltime wine critic, is considered the most influential critic of all time. READ MORE