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  • Sociology of Discourseby Óscar García Agustín

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Sociology of Discourse takes the perspective that collective actors like social movements are capable of creating social change from below by creating new institutions through alternative discourses. Institutionalization becomes a process of moving away from existing institutions towards creating new ones. While discourses entail openness and enable... more...

  • The Lexis and Lexicogrammar of Sri Lankan Englishby Tobias Bernaisch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This book offers the first in-depth corpus-based description of written Sri Lankan English. In comparison to British and Indian English, lexical and lexicogrammatical features of Sri Lankan English are analysed in a complex corpus environment comprising data from the respective components of the International Corpus of English, newspapers and online... more...

  • Discursive Strategies and Political Hegemonyby Can Küçükali

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The initial motivation for this study was to understand the ways in which theAKP tries to maintain and expand its political hegemony through specific discursivestrategies which are conceptualized as hegemonic projects. Once thesetraits are identified in the analysis, the relevance of the different positions andconceptualizations of the party and its... more...

  • Describing Cognitive Processes in Translationby Maureen Ehrensberger-Dow; Birgitta Englund Dimitrova; Séverine Hubscher-Davidson; Ulf Norberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 128.00

    In today’s rapidly developing digital age and increasingly socially-aware society, the notion of media accessibility is evolving in response to shifting audience expectations. Performing arts and media, such as opera, are called upon to include all audiences, and related audiovisual translation methods are progressing in this direction. These... more...

  • Persuasive Games in Political and Professional Dialogueby Razvan Saftoiu; Maria-Ionela Neagu; Stanca Mada

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Following the tradition of Critical Discourse Analysis and Social Semiotics, this paper seeks to identify the linguistic and visual tools of persuasion in the Council of Europe photo exhibition “Break the silence on domestic violence” by looking at the way in which they interact to produce a persuasive message. In particular, the investigation... more...

  • Rethinking Syntactocentrismby Andreas Trotzke

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The term ?syntactocentrism? has been used to criticize the claim that syntax, as regarded in generative linguistics, plays the central role in modeling the mental architecture of the human language faculty. This research monograph explores the conjecture that many of the objections to the generative perspective, as they are formulated in alternative... more...

  • Phonological and Phonetic Considerations of Lexical Processingby Gonia Jarema; Gary Libben

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

    As otherwise healthy adults age, their performance on cognitive tests tends to decline. This change is traditionally taken as evidence that cognitive processing is subject to significant declines in healthy aging. We examine this claim, showing current theories over-estimate the evidence in support of it, and demonstrating that when properly evaluated,... more...

  • Discourse, Identity and Legitimacyby Majid KhosraviNik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This book is a critical study of the ways that discourses of the (national) Self and Other are invoked and reflected in the reporting of a major international political conflict. Taking Iran?s nuclear programme as a case study, this book offers extensive textual analysis, comparative investigation and socio-political contextualisation of national identity... more...

  • Adverbsby Karin Pittner; Daniela Elsner; Fabian Barteld

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This article discusses adverbs in the post-head position of English and German noun phrases. It gives an overview of the relevant data and discusses possible category revisions for the items under discussion. While both languages show considerable overlap in the semantic functions served by the post-head modifiers, the result is often the existence... more...

  • Implicit and Explicit Learning of Languagesby Patrick Rebuschat

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 54.00

    More than a decade has passed since Norris and Ortega’s (2000) seminal meta-analysis on the effectiveness of instruction in L2 learning. This line of research has matured for another research synthesis, which led to the present meta-analytic review. Thirty-four unique sample studies, in each of which explicit and implicit instructional treatments... more...