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- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00
Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a very full historical account of treatments of metonymy from classical traditions up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes a semiotic approach to the treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 40.00
This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes. Metaphors are shown to interact with other figures of speech to communicate subliminal meanings by drawing on the unconscious emotional association of words. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 133.00
Linguistic signs do not coincide with intended or interpreted meanings. For relevance theory, this theoretical commonplace merely demonstrates the inferential nature of language. For Paul de Man, on the contrary, it suggested that language is unstable, random, arbitrary, mechanical, ironic and inhuman. This book seeks to show that relevance theory... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00
Many vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of meaning. To understand figurative speech, learners often need to employ figurative thinking. This book examines figurative thinking, considers its contribution to language ability, and explores the implications for language teaching and learning. more...
- BRILL 2002; US$ 124.00
Reporting discourse has attracted rigorous analyses in linguistics, literary theory, cognitive psychology, sociology and ethnomethodology. This book provides analyses of controversial topics in reporting discourse like tense alternation, reporting styles, patterns and functions. After critically examining existing theories, Tomoko I. Sakita offers... more...
- MobileReference.com 2007; US$ 19.99
Boost Your grades with this comprehensive Quick Study Guide. You will use it from high school to college and beyond. FREE basic writing chapters in the trial version. Audience. Intended for everyone interested in improving their writing and presentation skills, particularly high school and college students. An essentialguide for students struggling... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the book discloses include Cicero?s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action—as well as Honest Abe?s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience?s expectations by pretending to be... more...
- Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 17.95
Paul Butler applauds the emerging interest in the study of style among scholars of rhetoric and composition, arguing that the loss of stylistics from composition in recent decades left it alive only in the popular imagination as a set of grammar conventions. Butler’s goal in Out of Style is to articulate style as a vital and productive source... more...