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  • Misunderstanding in Social Lifeby Juliane House; Gabriele Kasper; Steven Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is regularly attributed to the less powerful participant, especially... more...

  • Narrative Landminesby Daniel Leonard Bernardi; Pauline Hope Cheong; Chris Lundry; Scott W. Ruston

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 23.95

    Narrative Landmines explores how rumors fit into and extend narrative systems and ideologies, particularly in the context of terrorism, counter-terrorism, and extremist insurgencies.  Beyond face-to-face communication, this book also addresses the role of new and social media in the creation and spread of rumors. Its concern is to foster a... more...

  • New Frontiers in International Communication Theoryby Mehdi Semati

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 45.99

    New Frontiers in International Communication Theory offers a wide-ranging assessment of the present state of the field of international communication and charts new directions for theory and research. It brings together renowned and emerging scholars who challenge the field to move beyond the limits of existing formulations, approaches, and trajectories,... more...

  • Place-Making in urbanen Diskursenby Ingo H. Warnke; Beatrix Busse

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    Urban spaces are configurations of discursively generated places. This volume of essays in discursively oriented urban research features a broad range of interdisciplinary perspectives. A focus is placed on practices and resources for analyzing urban spaces, as well as on communicative markers of urban identity. The book reveals urban... more...

  • Pointing the Fingerby Julian Petley

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Ever since 9/11, Muslims and Islam have dominated the headlines in the UK. With one leading newspaper describing the Muslim community as a “troublesome minority?, the media has often been accused of hostility. In this illuminating study, several leading commentators examine the phenomenon of “Islamophobia? and ask how to tackle it. Charting recent... more...

  • Political Scandalby John B. Thompson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    Political scandals have become a pervasive feature of many societies today. From Profumo to the cash-for-questions scandal, from Watergate to the Clinton-Lewinsky affair, scandals have come to play a central role in politics and in the shaping of public debate. What are the characteristics of political scandals and why have they come to assume such... more...

  • The Praeger Handbook of Media Literacy [2 volumes]by Art Silverblatt

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 189.00

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed media literacy a "fundamental human right." How fitting that there is finally a definitive handbook to help students and the general public alike become better informed, more critical consumers of mass media. In these A?Z volumes, readers can learn about methodologies... more...

  • Pragmatics of Computer-Mediated Communicationby Susan Herring; Dieter Stein; Tuija Virtanen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 293.00

    The present handbook provides an overview of the pragmatics of language and language use mediated by digital technologies. Computer-mediated communication (CMC) is defined to include text-based interactive communication via the Internet, websites and other multimodal formats, and mobile communication. In addition to 'core' pragmatic and... more...

  • Pragmatics of Discourseby Klaus P. Schneider; Anne Barron

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 279.00

    Discourse is language as it occurs, in any form or context, beyond the speech act. It may be written or spoken, monological or dialogical, but there is always a communicative aim or purpose. The present volume provides systematic orientation in the vast field of studying discourse from a pragmatic perspective. It first gives an overview... more...

  • Pragmatics of Tense and Time in Newsby Jan Chovanec

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This book provides the first comprehensive account of temporal deixis in English printed and online news texts. Linking the characteristic usage of tenses with the projection of deictic centres, it notes how conventional tenses, particularly in headlines, are affected by heteroglossia arising from various accessed voices. The resulting tense shifts... more...