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  • Better Writingby Travis J. Koll

    R&L Education 2012; US$ 18.99

    Using casual language and a straightforward approach, Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas provides students with an easy-to-read and effective guide for developing their writing skills. more...

  • Simple Welcome Speeches (Pocket Pulpit Library)by Amy Bolding

    Baker Publishing Group 2013; US$ 6.99

    For anyone asked to "give a few words of welcome" to a speaker or honored guest, this little book comes to the rescue. Also included are words of appreciation and thanks, replies to introductions, and other useful "words." more...

  • Feminist Rhetorical Resilienceby Elizabeth A Flynn; Patricia Sotirin; Ann Brady

    Utah State University Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Although it is well known in other fields, the concept of “resilience” has not been addressed explicitly by feminist rhetoricians. This collection develops it in readings of rhetorical situations across a range of social contexts and national cultures. Contributors demonstrate that resilience offers an important new conceptual frame for... more...

  • Sorry About Thatby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 14.99

    People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden's 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as "articulate and bright" succeed, whereas Mel Gibson's 2006 apology for his anti-Semitic tirade fails?... more...

  • The King's Englishby Kingsley Amis

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    A Parthian shot from one of the most important figures in post-war British fiction, The King's English is the late Kingsley Amis's last word on the state of the language. More frolicsome than Fowler's Modern Usage, lighter than the Oxford English Dictionary , and brimming with the strong opinions and razor-sharp wit that made Amis so popular--and... more...

  • Empirical Studies of Literatureby David S. Miall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95

    The sixth conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature, or IGEL, was held in August 1998 in Utrecht, Holland. The conference brought together a wide range of scholars concerned with understanding the place and role of literature in its social, historical, psychological, linguistic, and other dimensions, and who seek... more...

  • Everyday Talk, Second Editionby Karen Tracy; Jessica S. Robles

    Guilford Publications 2013; US$ 40.00

    This engaging text explores how everyday talk--the ordinary kinds of communicating that people do in schools, workplaces, and among family and friends--expresses who we are and who we want to be. The authors interweave rhetorical and cultural perspectives on the "little stuff" of conversation what we say and how we say it, the terms used to refer to... more...

  • Facing Itby M. Jimmie Killingsworth

    Texas A&M University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Blending memoir, cultural history, and a literary perspective, Facing It bears witness to controversies like Tellico and Chernobyl, global warming and local drought. But rather than merely drowning readers in waves of ecological angst, M. Jimmie Killingsworth seeks alternative images and episodes to invoke presence without crippling the hope for... more...

  • Analysing Fascist Discourse: European Fascism in Talk and Texby Ruth Wodak; John E. Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    This book focuses primarily on continuities and discontinuities of fascist politics as manifested in discourses of post-war European countries. Many traumatic pasts in Europe are linked to the experience of fascist and national-socialist regimes in the 20th century and to related colonial and imperialist expansionist politics. And yet we are again... more...

  • Einführung in die Konversationsanalyseby Peter Auer; Helga Kotthoff; Karin Birkner; Angelika Bauer

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 700.00

    This volume introduces students to the subject matter, methods and findings of conversation analysis. Conversation analysis deals with all situations of every-day communication (e.g. doctor-patient, lawyer-client, buyer-vendor etc.). The Introduction to Conversation Analysis provides a basis for all BA-/MA study programmes in which the methods of conversation... more...