Ethos or credibility of a speaker is often defined as the speaker's character (Aristotle). Contemporary scholars however, have contended that ethos lies with the audience because while the speaker may efficiently persuade, the audience will decide if it wants to be persuaded (Farrell). Missing from the scholarly conversation is attention to how ethos is performed between speaker and audience under institutional structures that produce inequitable power relations subject to changing political contexts over time.
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- Asian American Studies
- Applied Linguistics
- Chinese--United States--Communication.
- Immigrants--United States--Language.
- Rhetoric--History--20th century--Political aspects--United States.
- Emigration and immigration law--United States--History--20th century.
- Emigration and immigration law
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 206-211)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: English