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Rhetoric

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  • Language, Text and Contextby Michael Toolan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1992, this wide-ranging collection of essays focuses on the principle of contextualisation as it applies to the interpretation, description, theorising and reading of literary and non-literary texts. The collection aims to reveal the interdependencies between theory, analysis, text and context by challenging the myth that stylistics... more...

  • Styles of Discourseby Nikolas Coupland

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1988, this book focuses on diversity and discourse, and collects contemporaneous research across a wide range of topics including: description, polemic, narrative analysis, DJ talk, philosophical history, conversation, children’s books and nuclear deterrence. The essays demonstrate analyses of discourse in the service of stylistic... more...

  • A Formal Approach to Discourse Anaphoraby Bonnie Lynn Webber

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1979, this book starts from the perspective that dealing with anaphoric language can be decomposed into two complementary tasks: 1. identifying what a text potentially makes available for anaphoric reference and 2. constraining the candidate set of a given anaphoric expression down to one possible choice. The author argues there... more...

  • The Anatomy of Languageby Marjorie Boulton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1959, this book aims to provide a practical introduction to semantics, relating the critical study of language to real-life situation, with a wealth of anecdotes and numerous illustrations drawn from everyday personal predicaments. This book provides much information and much material for profitable discussion, helping to make accessible... more...

  • The Ethics of Rhetoricby Richard M. Weaver

    Taylor and Francis 1995; US$ 47.95

    Weaver's Ethics of Rhetoric, originally published in 1953, has been called his most important statement on the ethical and cultural role of rhetoric. A strong advocate of cultural conservatism, Weaver (1910-1953) argued strongly for the role of liberal studies in the face of what he saw as the encroachments of modern scientific and technological... more...

  • Corpora and Discourse Studiesby Anthony McEnery; Paul Baker

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2015; US$ 89.85

    This edited collection brings together contemporary research that uses corpus linguistics to carry out discourse analysis. The book takes an inclusive view of the meaning of discourse, covering different text-types or modes of language, including discourse as both social practice and as ideology or representation. more...

  • Dangerous Multilingualismby J. Blommaert; S. Leppänen; P. Pahta; T. Virkkula; Tiina Räisänen

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 84.56

    Focuses on the endangering effects of language-ideological processes. This book looks at the challenges imposed by globalization and super-diversity on the nation state and its language situations and ideologies, and demonstrates how many of its problems rise from the tension between late-modern diversity and the (pre-)modernist responses to it. more...

  • The Discourse of Commercializationby J. Crichton

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2010; US$ 105.71

    An examination of how the commercialization of professional practice is implicated in its organizational discourses. Drawing on a study of ELT colleges, the book explores how teaching practices are permeated and challenged by a 'discourse of commercialization' through which market priorities become normative in teachers' professional lives. more...

  • Genre Changes and Privileged Pedagogic Identity in Teaching Contest Discourseby Ning Liu; Derek Irwin

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book analyzes how the English as a Second Language (ESL) pedagogic genre has been re-contextualized in the Shanghai Foreign Language Education Press National College English Teaching Contest (SFLEP) for presentation to the contest judges and audience. Departing from prior research on contest discourse, it focuses on the role of teaching contests... more...

  • Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., and the Ideological History of American Liberalismby Stephen P. Depoe

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 24.95

        Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., is a historian and political advocate whose ideas and activities have significantly influenced the shape and direction of American liberalism during the past fifty years. A central feature of Schlesinger’s ideological perspective is his belief that American history has been marked by alternating... more...