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  • Understanding Humor through Communicationby John C. Meyer

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 69.99

    Understanding Humor through Communication explores the origin of humor and analyzes the function of humor in groups and societies. Meyer utilizes key theories and case studies to examine humor in persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings. more...

  • Primary Research and Writingby Lynee Lewis Gaillet; Michelle F. Eble

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 64.95

    Developed for emerging academic writers, Primary Research and Writing offers a fresh take on the nature of doing research in the writing classroom. Encouraging students to write about topics for which they have a passion or personal connection, this text emphasizes the importance of primary research in developing writing skills and abilities. Authors... more...

  • How to Analyse Textsby Ronald Carter; Angela Goddard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 35.95

    How to Analyse Texts is the essential introductory textbook and toolkit for language analysis. This book shows the reader how to undertake detailed, language-focussed, contextually sensitive analyses of a wide range of texts ? spoken, written and multimodal. The book constitutes a flexible resource which can be used in different ways across a range... more...

  • The Power of Satireby Marijke Meijer Drees; Sonja de Leeuw

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    As a young ‘bohemian’ collective, the Cercle des Hydropathes was characterisedby frivolous humour indicative of the liberal social changes in France’searly Third Republic. This chapter considers how the Cercle des Hydropathes’republican community was personified in humorous portraits on the cover ofits journal L’Hydropathe.... more...

  • Investigating Intimate Discourseby Brian Clancy

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 55.95

    Intimate discourse ? that between couples, family and close friends in private, non-professional settings ? lies at the heart of our everyday linguistic experience. It creates and sustains our closest relationships. Using an innovative blend of the community of practice model with a corpus linguistic methodology, Brian Clancy expertly reveals the... more...

  • Scrutinizing Argumentation in Practiceby Frans H. van Eemeren; Bart Garssen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    In 2013, Japan experienced its first Internet election campaign in history. This essay attempts to analyze political moves in the campaign within the framework of strategic maneuvering developed by Frans H. van Eemeren. Different approaches were found between major and minor parties. An opposition party increased its seats with the effective use of... more...

  • Classroom Discourse Analysisby Betsy Rymes

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    This second edition of Classroom Discourse Analysis continues to make techniques widely used in the field of discourse analysis accessible to a broad audience and illustrates their practical application in the study of classroom talk, ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in discourse analysis, applied linguistics, and anthropology... more...

  • You Can't Padlock an Ideaby Stephen A. Schneider; Thomas W. Benson

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    You Can?t Padlock an Idea examines the educational programs undertaken at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee and looks specifically at how these programs functioned rhetorically to promote democratic social change. Founded in 1932 by educator Myles Horton, the Highlander Folk School sought to address the economic and political problems facing... more...

  • Double-Consciousness and the Rhetoric of Barack Obamaby Robert E. Terrill

    University of South Carolina Press 2015; US$ 38.99

    An examination of President Obama?s oratory as a reflection of the African American experience more...

  • Trained Capacitiesby Brian Jackson; Gregory Clark

    University of South Carolina Press 2014; US$ 58.99

    An essay collection examining Dewey?s influence on effective communication in a healthy democratic practice more...