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  • Business and Service Telephone Conversationsby Cecilia Varcasia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 85.00

    This book considers the sequential deployment of the receiver's response to the caller's request in telephone service encounters between native speakers in the U.K, Germany and Italy analysing the different response formats and their grammatical configuration. more...

  • Navigating the News: A Political Media User's Guideby Michael Baranowski

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 37.00

    This is the book for anyone who aspires to the title "informed citizen." It clearly explains how political news works, how the media influences readers?and how to sort through it all to be a better, smarter consumer of political news. more...

  • Listenership Behaviours in Intercultural Encountersby Keiko Tsuchiya

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    How do people listen in a conversation, especially in an intercultural setting, and how do they shift from listener to speaker in the particular context? This book investigates listenership behaviours of a tutor and a student in the context of academic supervision sessions at a university in the UK, comparing British tutor - British student conversations... more...

  • Die Sprache der (Un-)Sicherheitby Matthias Schulze

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.14

    (Un)-Sicherheit ist immer eine Frage der Interpretation. Durch politische Sprache werden Bedrohung und Unsicherheit gezielt konstruiert, so dass sich Gesetze legitimieren lassen, die andernfalls kaum mehrheitsfähig wären. Am Beispiel der politischen Debatten um die Einführung der Vorratsdatenspeicherung und der Online-Durchsuchung (BKA-Gesetz) untersucht... more...

  • SQM 4/2012 Medienkritik in der Schweiz - eine Bestandsaufnahmeby Michael Schanne; Annina Stoffel; Vincent Wyss

    Schwabe Verlag Basel 2013; US$ 13.99

    SQM 4/2012: Vincent Wyss / Michael Schanne / Annina Stoffel Medienkritik in der Schweiz - eine Bestandsaufnahme (eBook) Studien Qualität der Medien 4/2012 Format eBook: PDF more...

  • Let's talk politicsby Hilde Van Belle; Kris Rutten; Paul Gillaerts; Dorien Van De Mieroop; Baldwin Van Gorp

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The essay describes how Polish members of parliament (MPs) reinvented the institution of parliament (conceived of in its essentially discursive character as parleyment) in the course of the political transition of 1989. The reinvention of “parliamentary democracy” and deliberation in the chamber involved four interrelated developments:... more...

  • Fictive Interactionby Esther Pascual

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Language is intimately related to interaction. The question arises: Is the structure of interaction somehow mirrored in language structure and use? This book suggests a positive answer to this question by examining the ubiquitous phenomenon of fictive interaction, in which non-genuine conversational turns appear in discourse, even within clauses, phrases,... more...

  • Media Transparency in Chinaby Baohui Xie; Mobo Gao

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the problem of transparency in the news media in China through analysis of the political and market control jointly imposed by the party-state and the media. It argues that the gap between rhetoric and reality reveals the disjuncture of the party-state and the media from their political representation. more...

  • Introduction to Spoken Interaction, Anby Anna-Brita Stenstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Describes how conversation works, providing a systematic and exhaustive account of the structure of spoken discourse and the diverse strategies speakers use to have a conversation. It is illustrated throughout with excerpts from genuine conversation and contains numerous exercises with suggested answers based on conversations in the London-Lund Corpus... more...

  • Spoken Corpora and Linguistic Studiesby Tommaso Raso; Heliana Mello

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This article aims to show how a corpus driven theory that analyses speech through information units can better account for Discourse Markers (DM) identification and analysis. We propose that the speech flow can only be properly analyzed if segmented into utterances and tone units through prosodic parameters. Utterances correspond to speech acts and... more...