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- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95
This is an essential read for anyone interested in the way language is used in the world of politics. Based on Aristotle's premise that we are all political animals, able to use language to pursue our own ends, the book uses the theoretical framework of linguistics to explore the ways in which we think and behave politically. Contemporary and high... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 54.00
Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) has established itself over the past two decades as an area of academic activity in which scholars and students from many different disciplines are involved. It is a field that draws on social theory and aspects of linguistics in order to understand and challenge the discourses of our day. It is time for A New Agenda... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00
Human beings are political animals. They are also articulate mammals. How are these two aspects linked? This is a question that is only beginning to be explored. The present collection makes a contribution to the investigations into the use of language in those situations which, informally and intuitively, we call ?political?. Such an approach is... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 68.00
Language, Cognition and Space brings together nineteen articles from leading scholars who investigate the relationship between spatial cognition and spatial language. This volume represents the state of the art in terms of language and space research and points to new directions in terms of findings, theory, and practice. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78
In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they must wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they are inspired - by recalling Boccaccio's Decameron - to pass the time in a cultured manner by each telling a story every day. The stories, however,... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 120.00
This chapter examines television portrayals of the West in contemporary China, focusing on an emerging non-victimistic media discourse on modern Western history. The analysis is contextualized within the wider sociopolitical dynamics of a rising nationalism and increased space for negotiation among the different groupings of Chinese elites. The chapter... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00
This chapter discusses theoretical and methodological issues concerning doing critical discourse analysis in China. The authors believe that China’s unique social, cultural and political context justifies an assumption that the Western originated paradigm of critical discourse analysis needs tailoring and appropriating when being applied in China.... more...
- Baylor University Press 2011; US$ 69.95
The value and significance of the targums ?translations of the Hebrew Bible into Aramaic, the language of Palestinian Jews for centuries following the Babylonian Exile?lie in their approach to translation: within a typically literal rendering of a text, they incorporate extensive exegetical material, additions, and paraphrases. These alterations... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1998; US$ 165.00
The year 1989 brought political upheavals in Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, the effects of which have not yet ended. The political discourse of the Cold War period disintegrated and gave way to competing alternatives. The contributors to this book are linguists, discourse analysts and social scientists, from all corners of the continent, whose... more...