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  • The Elements of Academic Styleby Eric Hayot

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits,... more...

  • Maranga Mai! Te Reo and Marae in Crisis?by Merata Kawharu

    Auckland University Press 2014; US$ 31.99

    In recent decades, New Zealand Maori have made huge efforts to reinvigorate their language ( te reo ) and the life of tribal meeting places ( marae ) as the twin cornerstones of Maori identity. Maori television and radio stations have been set up, a Maori Language Commission established, and language emersion early childcare centers ( kohanga reo... more...

  • A Question of Traditionby Kathryn Hellerstein

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    In A Question of Tradition , Kathryn Hellerstein explores the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literary tradition. Women who wrote in Yiddish go largely unrecognized outside a rapidly diminishing Yiddish readership. Even in the heyday of Yiddish literature, they were regarded as marginal. But for over four centuries, women... more...

  • Language and Characterisationby Jonathan Culpeper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Textual Explorations General Editors- Mick Short, Lancaster University Elena Semino, Lancaster University The focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical issues which such work raises. Textual Explorations will include books that cover studies of literary authors, genres and other groupings,... more...

  • A Corpus of Formal British English Speechby Gerry Knowles; Lita Taylor; Briony Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 106.99

    This work provides 50,000 words of prosodically-transcribed text from a variety of sources. The introduction explains fully the transcription conventions, the structure of the corpus and its relationship to other computer corpora, and provides examples of different versions of texts. more...

  • Deconstruction and Translationby Kathleen Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Deconstruction and Translation explains ways in which many practical and theoretical problems of translation can be rethought in the light of insights from the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. If there is no one origin, no transcendent meaning, and thus no stable source text, we can no longer talk of translation as meaning transfer or as passive... more...

  • Translation Theory in the Age of Louis XIVby James Albert DeLater

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Preeminent in a relatively rare category of separate early modern treatises on translation, the 1683 De optimo genere interpretandi by the polymath cleric Pierre-Daniel Huet (1630-1721) offers a concise introduction to its nature, history, theory, process and practice.   Written in the form of a Ciceronian dialogue, On the best kind of translating... more...

  • Language as Discourseby Michael Mccarthy; Ronald Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and cultural contexts in which they function. They argue that... more...

  • Theory and Practice in Functional-Cognitive Spaceby María de los Ángeles Gómez González; Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez; Francisco Gonzálvez García; Angela Downing

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    In line with previous work on the Lexical Constructional Model or LCM(Ruiz de Mendoza & Mairal, 2008; Ruiz de Mendoza, 2013), the present paperpostulates the existence of fixed form-meaning pairings, or constructions, atdiscourse level. The paper first argues that discourse relations such as restatement,contrast, condition, and others, provide... more...

  • The Sarashina Diaryby Takasue no Musume Sugawara no; Sonja Arntzen; Moriyuki Ito

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author?s life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified... more...