1st Edition

Crosscurrents in the Gulf

By John Peterson, Richard Sindelar Copyright 1988

    The discovery of oil in the Gulf revolutionised its social and economic relationship with the West. This book provides a broad overview of foreign policy imperatives, an examination of three of the most important issues - the Iran-Iraq war, OPEC, socio-political extremism - and finally a closer inspection of three of the key players in that area: Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

    1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Perspectives on Speech-Based Persuasion 3. Classical Theories of Public Speaking 4. Tropes and Figures of Speech in Persuasive Oratory 5. Words and Sentences in Public Speech 6. Structure of Public Speech 7. Connecting with the Audience 8. Introducing the Central Issue 9. Strategies of Elaboration and Amplification 10. Construction of Persuasive Discourse 11. Concluding a Public Speech 12. Delivery of Speech 13. Conclusion


    John Peterson (Author) ,  Richard Sindelar (Author)