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Rhetoric

  • Topic-Driven Environmental Rhetoricby Derek G. Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Common topics and commonplaces help develop arguments and shape understanding. When used in argumentation, they may help interested parties more effectively communicate valuable information. The purpose of this edited collection on topics of environmental rhetoric is to fill gaps in scholarship related to specific, targeted, topical communication... more...

  • Hong Kong Englishby May Wong

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 45.64

    This book systematically examines the linguistic features and socio-cultural issues of ?Hong Kong English?. The author focuses on authentic data taken from the International Corpus of English (the Hong Kong component) and the Corpus of Global Web-based English to track the ways in which the English language in Hong Kong has been adapted by its users.... more...

  • Controlling Language in Industryby Stephen Crabbe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.72

    This book provides an in-depth study of controlled languages used in technical documents from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It first explores the history of controlled languages employed by the manufacturing industry to shape and constrain the information in technical documents. The author then offers a comparative analysis of existing... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Pragmaticsby Yan Huang

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    This volume brings together distinguished scholars from all over the world to present an authoritative, thorough, and yet accessible state-of-the-art survey of current issues in pragmatics. It covers a wide range of topics and will be an indispensable reference for scholars and students in pragmatics, philosophy of language, and related fields. more...

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

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 45.64

    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...

  • Sociolinguistics in Walesby Mercedes Durham; Jonathan Morris

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 84.91

    This volume showcases recent sociolinguistic research about Wales and offers contributions from scholars working on Welsh, English and other languages spoken in the country. The chapters present a range of frameworks and methodologies used in sociolinguistics and apply them to the Welsh linguistic context. This context is very distinctive compared... more...

  • Citizen Science in the Digital Ageby James Wynn

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 49.95

    James Wynn?s timely investigation highlights scientific studies grounded in publicly gathered data and probes the rhetoric these studies employ. Many of these endeavors, such as the widely used SETI@home project, simply draw on the processing power of participants? home computers; others, like the protein-folding game FoldIt , ask users to take a... more...

  • Applied Discourse Analysisby Arthur Asa Berger

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 47.72

    This book, written in an accessible style and illustrated with drawings by the author and with many other images, discusses the basic principles of discourse theory and applies them to various aspects of popular culture, media and everyday life. Among the topics it analyzes are speed dating, advertising, jokes, language use, myths, fairy tales and... more...

  • Handbuch Medienrhetorikby Arne Scheuermann; Francesca Vidal

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 212.26

    Wie finden Medien Eingang in die Theorie der Rhetorik? Und wie findet Rhetorik Eingang in die Praxis der Medien? Das  Handbuch Medienrhetorik  erschließt die Beziehung zwischen der Rhetorik und den Medien sowohl historisch und systematisch als auch in aktuellen Fallstudien. Der Band liefert einen umfassenden Einblick in die Bedeutung von... more...

  • Semiotics and Verbal Textsby Jane Gravells

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2016; US$ 85.90

    This book offers an innovative approach to analysing written texts, grounded in principles of semiotics. Envisaging whole news media representations as ?signs?, and using the real-world example of the BP Deepwater Horizon crisis, the author demonstrates how business crises are constructed through language. Gravells identifies patterns of language which... more...