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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 40.99
This readable book presents a new general theoretical understanding of politeness. It offers an account of a wide range of politeness phenomena in English, illustrated by hundreds of examples of actual language use taken largely from authentic British and American sources. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
Over a period of over forty years, Geoffrey Leech has made notable contributions to the field of literary stylistics, using the interplay between linguistic form and literary function as a key to the mystery' of how a text comes to be invested with artistic potential. In this book, seven earlier papers and articles, read previously only by a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 44.00
This readable yet scholarly book tells the fascinating story of the English language in three ways. It traces its history from obscure beginnings over 1500 years ago. It shows the geographical spread of the language in increasing diversity. It looks at the present state of English as a global language and the uncertainties of its future. It argues... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 102.00
The aim of this book is to show the way forward to a coherent view of language in which the achievement of the formalist paradigm is strengthened to the extent that its claims are weakened. A formal theory such as generative grammar is a special theory which is to be subsumed in a general theory of linguistic communication that also includes pragmatics.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.99
A Communicative Grammar of English has long been established as a grammar innovative in approach, reliable in coverage, and clear in its explanations. This fully revised and redesigned third edition provides up-to-date and accessible help to teachers, advanced learners and undergraduate students of English. Part One looks at the way English grammar... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
Every language has its peculiar problems of meaning for the foreign learner. In the English language, some of the biggest yet most fascinating problems are concentrated in the area of the finite verb phrase: in particular, tense, aspect, mood and modality. Meaning and the English Verb describes these fields in detail for teachers and advanced... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95
The first book of its kind, Learner English on Computer is intended to provide linguists, students of linguistics and modern languages, and ELT professionals with a highly accessible and comprehensive introduction to the new and rapidly-expanding field of corpus-based research into learner language. Edited by the founder and co-ordinator of the International... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95
Seeks to demonstrate that the study of English poetry is enriched by the insights of modern linguistic analysis, and that linguistic and critical disciplines are not separate but complementary. Examining a wide range of poetry, Professor Leech considers many aspects of poetic style, including the language of past and present, creative language, poetic... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 73.95
Over the years, pragmatics - the study of the use and meaning of utterances to their situations - has become a more and more important branch of linguistics, as the inadequacies of a purely formalist, abstract approach to the study of language have become more evident. This book presents a rhetorical model of pragmatics: that is, a model which studies... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Keynes always intended to write 'footnotes' to his masterwork The General Theory , which would take account of the criticisms made of it and allow him to develop and refine his ideas further. However, a number of factors combined to prevent him from doing so before his death in 1946. A wide range of Keynes scholars - including James Tobin, Paul Davidson... more...