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Rhetoric

  • Media and Crime in Argentinaby Cynthia Fernandez Roich

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 118.19

    This book analyses the punitive crime discourse in the Argentinean press during the 1990s. Fernandez Roich focusses on several features of media discourse during this time, such as: the notion that petty criminals ‘deserve to die' in reference to police brutality and killings, the phenomenon of ‘vindicators’ or how common citizens turned into ‘evil’... more...

  • Taking Offence on Social Mediaby Caroline Tagg; Philip Seargeant; Amy Aisha Brown

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.82

    This book explores communication on Facebook, developing the new theoretical concept of context design as a way of understanding the dynamics of online interaction. Against a backdrop of fake news and other controversies surrounding online political debate, the authors focus on inadvertent acts of offence on Facebook; that is, when users of the site... more...

  • Language Learning and Use in English-Medium Higher Educationby Lia Blaj-Ward

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.82

    This book critically refines and adds depth to current understandings and practices in EAP (English for Academic Purposes) and EMI (English-Medium Instruction), using empirical research examining the experiences of English language learning and use of undergraduate and postgraduate international students in the UK. The author illuminates the language... more...

  • Exploring Spoken English Learner Language Using Corporaby Eric Friginal; Joseph J. Lee; Brittany Polat; Audrey Roberson

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book presents a corpus-based study of spoken learner language produced by university-level ESL students in the classroom. Using contemporary theories as a guide and employing cutting-edge corpus analysis tools and methods, the authors analyse a variety of learner speech to offer many new insights into the nature and characteristics of the spoken... more...

  • Theorizing Digital Rhetoricby Aaron Hess; Amber Davisson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    Theorizing Digital Rhetoric takes up the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology to explore the ways in which rhetoric is challenged by new technologies and how rhetorical theory can illuminate discursive expression in digital contexts. The volume combines complex rhetorical theory with personal anecdotes about the use of technologies... more...

  • Bruce Springsteen and Popular Musicby William I. Wolff

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    This interdisciplinary volume enters the scholarly conversation about Bruce Springsteen at the moment when he has reinforced his status of global superstar and achieved the status of social critic. Covering musical and cultural developments, chapters primarily consider work Springsteen has released since 9/11—that is, released during a period of continued... more...

  • The Language of Money and Debtby Annabelle Mooney; Evi Sifaki

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.82

    This book analyses the language that ordinary people employ when discussing money, debt and financial behaviour. It documents and critiques this language from an array of disciplinary perspectives, with chapters on children’s books, government infomercials, television poverty porn, the emotional experience of being indebted, and more. In doing so,... more...

  • Learning Business English in Chinaby Zuocheng Zhang

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.55

    This book analyses the learning experiences of students of Business English at a Chinese university. It addresses several topical issues in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) education and Business English teaching, including how ESP students learn, how they develop multiple identities. In particular, it focuses on their professional identity in the... more...

  • Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementationby Jessica Nina Lester; Chad R. Lochmiller; Rachael E. Gabriel

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.65

    This edited volume demonstrates some of the potential contributions of discourse analytic approaches to the study of education policy and its implementation within particular policy contexts. Contributing authors provide a range of perspectives, examining education policy using both micro-analytic traditions and more macro-analytic traditions. With... more...

  • 1521by Joachim Knape

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 57.99

    Im Mittelpunkt dieses Buchs stehen drei Redeereignisse auf dem Wormser Reichstag von 1521. Erstmals werden Anklage, Verteidigung und Aburteilung Martin Luthers als rhetorischer Zusammenhang untersucht. Hat Luther seine berühmte Rede wirklich mit dem Ausruf „Hier stehe ich, ich kann nicht anders!“ geschlossen? Was hat die "sola scriptura"-Forderung... more...