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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...

  • The Modern Japanese Prose Poemby Dennis Keene

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Though the prose poem came into existence as a principally French literary genre in the nineteenth century, it occupies a place of considerable importance in twentieth-century Japanese poetry. This selection of poems is the first anthology of this genre and, in effect, the first appearance of this kind of poetry in English. Originally published in... 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...

  • Old Northumbrian Verbal Morphosyntax and the (Northern) Subject Ruleby Marcelle Cole

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This volume provides both a quantitative statistical and qualitative analysis of Late Northumbrian verbal morphosyntax as recorded in the Old English interlinear gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels . It focuses in particular on the attestation of the subject type and adjacency constraints that characterise the so-called Northern Subject Rule concord... more...

  • Left Sentence Peripheries in Spanishby Andreas Dufter; Álvaro S. Octavio de Toledo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    The aim of this paper is to describe the syntax and semantics of Focus Fronting (FF) constructions in a range of Romance languages, including both regional and diachronic varieties, in order to reclassify these constructions on the basis of a common comparative ground. I shall begin with a look at some Sardinian data, mostly already presented in earlier... more...

  • Varieties of Modern Englishby Diane Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The 'story' of English is continually re-told and re-written, as more and more people use the language and have a part in shaping the way it develops. Varieties of Modern English provides a critical introduction to the study of regional, social, gendered, context- and medium-related varieties of the language, and explores some of the debates concerning... more...