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Author Phillips, Leslie author.

Title Dictionary of debate and public speaking / Leslie Phillips.

Publication Info. New York ; Brussels : International Debate Education Association, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  808.5303 PHILLIPS    Check Shelf
Description 277 pages ; 23 cm
Contents A-Z entries -- Appendix : Major debate formats : American policy debate -- British parliamentary debate -- Congressional debate -- Karl Popper debate -- Lincoln-Douglas debate -- Mock trial : United States mock trial ; Australia and Asia ; United Kingdom -- Parliamentary debate : American parliamentary debate ; American high school parliamentary debate ; Asian parliamentary debate ; Canadian Parliamentary debate -- Public forum debate -- World schools style debate.
Summary The Dictionary of Debate and Public Speaking contains more than 500 terms and concepts associated with debate and public speaking. Designed for debaters, coaches, and judges, its scope is international, and it includes terms from a wide variety of debate formats. The emphasis is practical; entries provide the user not only detailed definitions of terms but, where appropriate, also examples of how terms would be used in debate. Definitions are nuanced so that the user can distinguish how a term is defined and used in a variety of formats. Entries cover: Argumentation; Debate mechanics; Debate concerns; Public speaking terms; Debate formats; Debate organizations; Competitions and tournaments. The Dictionary of Debate and Public Speaking also includes an appendix offering detailed descriptions of major debate formats, as well as a list of abbreviations and acronyms and a thematic index. -- from back cover.
Subject Debates and debating -- Dictionaries.
Debates and debating -- Terminology.
Public speaking -- Dictionaries.
ISBN 9781617701009 (paperback)
1617701009 (paperback)
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