Office: MHRA 3109
Office Phone: 336-334-5660
At UNCG Since: 1971
Ph.D. University of Michigan-1971
M.A. University of Michigan-1968
B.A. Wake Forest University-1967
Dr. Beale’s current interests lie at the intersection of linguistics, rhetoric, and the theory of discourse. His most recent book, Learning from Language: Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Literary Humanism, explores the history of extrapolations from language philosophy to literary humanism (rhetoric and literature), criticizing some honored approaches and advancing some new ones. Current projects include some pedagogical applications of that work; an investigation into the effects of population density on literacy and language change; and an essay of uncertain outcome entitled "Grammar and Wisdom."
- Learning from Language: Symmetry, Asymmetry, and Literary Humanism. Pittsburgh: U of Pittsburgh P, 2009.
- A Pragmatic Theory of Rhetoric. Carbondale: Southern Illinois U P, 1987.
- Real Writing. Glenview: Scott Foresman, 1986.
Awards and Honors
- UNCG Teaching Excellence Award, 1977.