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  • Exploring Second Language Creative Writingby Dan Disney

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    In this chapter, Grace V.S. Chin explores how recent studies of creative writing have moved away from prevailing ideas of individual creative acts to explore the social dimensions of creativity. Using a sociocultural approach, Chin examines the interrelated notions of identity, language, and place by investigating L2 creative writing, specifically... more...

  • Revisiting Truth, Beauty,and Justice: Evaluating With Validity in the 21st Centuryby James C. Griffith; Bianca Montrosse-Moorhead

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.00

    This issue discusses ways of constructing, organizing, and managing arguments for evaluation. Not focued solely on the logic of evaluation or predictive validity, it discusses the various elements needed to construct evaluation arguments that are compelling and influential by virtue of the truth, beauty, and justice they express. Through exposition,... more...

  • Writing Businessby Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini; Catherine Ross Nickerson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Writing Business: Genres, Media and Discourses offers an analysis of the genres and functions of written discourse in the business context, involving a variety of modes of communication. The evolution of new forms of writing is a key focus of this collection and is only partly attributable to the ever increasing application of technology at work.... more...

  • Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken Englishby Geoffrey Leech; Paul Rayson; Andrew (All Of Lancaster University) Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.95

    Word Frequencies in Written and Spoken English is a landmark volume in the development of vocabulary frequency studies. Whereas previous books have in general given frequency information about the written language only, this book provides information on both speech and writing. It not only gives information about the language as a whole, but also... more...

  • Korean Englishby Glenn Hadikin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The English language is changing every day and it is us ? the individual speakers and writers ? that drive those changes in small ways by choosing to use certain strings of words over others. This book discusses and describes some of the choices made by speakers from South Korea by examining the similarities and differences between two Korean communities:... more...

  • Language in Literatureby Geoffrey Leech

    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...

  • Eats, Shites & Leavesby A. Parody

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 6.99

    Featuring a plethora of examples that show how to get the worst out of the world's most commonly spoken language, Eats, Shites and Leaves is a wittily informative insight into how the English language can be used and abused in the twenty-first century more...

  • How to Speak and Write Correctlyby Joseph Devlin; Theodore Waters

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 7.95

    In the preparation of this little work the writer has kept one end in view, viz.: To make it serviceable for those for whom it is intended, that is, for those who have neither the time nor the opportunity, the learning nor the inclination, to peruse elaborate and abstruse treatises on Rhetoric, Grammar, and Composition. To them such works are as gold... more...

  • Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of Englishby Simone E. Pfenninger; Olga Timofeeva; Anne-Christine Gardner; Alpo Honkapohja; Marianne Hundt; Daniel Schreier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    The paper discusses the spread of the spelling variation 〈 u: o〉 in Middle English in all localized texts from the Innsbruck Corpus (Markus 2008). The present author’s aim is to determine the distribution of the replacement of 〈u〉 by 〈o〉 in the Corpus texts in order to reveal a temporal and regional conditioning... more...

  • Diskursdynamikenby Eva Gredel

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study seeks to develop a foundation for a theory of meaning that views linguistic innovation and discursive dynamics as the normal state of affairs. It integrates systems and behavioral theory, identifying discourses as the loci of change in linguistic meaning. An analysis of multi-code metaphors makes plausible the discursive sensitivity of images... more...