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- 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...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 280.00
Mediatization characterizes changes in practices and institutions in media-saturated societies, thus denoting transformations of these societies. The volume makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of contemporary processes of social, cultural and political changes. The handbook offers a broad spectrum of different approaches to mediatization... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Fairleigh Dickinson 2012; US$ 74.99
Proceeding from the assumption that all manner of public communication in the United States is becoming increasingly coarse, this book argues that shared cultural notions of decency are being eroded by market logic ? a decision making calculus based solely upon the aggregate preferences of self-interested individuals. The instrumentality of communication... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00
'linguistic history as a history of mentalities', 'linguistic hermeneutics', and 'affective lexis' - these are examples of the interdisciplinary concepts that Fritz Hermanns introduced to stimulate the crossover between linguistics and cultural studies. This volume presents these concepts for the first time alongside Hermanns?s terminology for the... more...