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  • A Workbook for Argumentsby David Morrow; Anthony Weston

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 22.95

    This book builds on Anthony Weston's "Rulebook for Arguments" to offer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the "Rulebook", while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: homework exercises adapted from a wide range... more...

  • Understanding Patients' Voicesby Marta Antón; Elizabeth M. Goering

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 135.00

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  • The Greatest Gatsbyby Tohby Riddle

    Penguin Group Australia 2015; Not Available

    Introducing a new, visually engaging way of presenting grammar. Appealing to the senses and the emotions with colour, texture, humour and drama, this book seeks to make the subject of grammar not only more intelligible to more people, but more memorable. TOHBY RIDDLE, award-winning author, illustrator and outright genius, takes you on a visual... more...

  • Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seductionby Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz; Barbara Nagel; Lauren Stone

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a major preoccupation for twentieth-century thought and critical theory. Both the discourse and the critique of seduction are unified by their shared obsession... more...

  • Lexical Meaning in Contextby Nicholas Asher

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 92.00

    This book is an innovative, formal framework for studying the meanings of words and how their meanings combine. more...

  • Functional Discourse Grammarby Kees Hengeveld; J. Lachlan Mackenzie

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 64.99

    This book is the first comprehensive presentation of Functional Discourse Grammar, a new and important theory of language structure. The authors set out its nature and origins and show how it relates to contemporary linguistic theory. They demonstrate and test its explanatory power and descriptive utility against linguistic facts from over 150 languages... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Compositionalityby Markus Werning; Wolfram Hinzen; Edouard Machery

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 149.99

    In this book leading scholars from every relevant field report on all aspects of compositionality, the notion that the meaning of an expression can be derived from its parts. Understanding how compositionality works is a central element of syntactic and semantic analysis and a challenge for models of cognition. It is a key concept in linguistics and... more...

  • How to Read a Wordby Elizabeth Knowles

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    Have you ever wondered how you can find out more about a word: Where did it come from? How has its meaning altered? How can it be pronounced? What is its relationship to other words? Language is not fixed, but is an evolutionary process: words develop and change, in meaning, association, and pronunciation, as well as in many other ways. Exploring the... more...

  • Questionsby Jan P. de Ruiter

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 82.00

    Asks what questions do and how a question can shape the answer it evokes. more...

  • Reading the Oxford English Dictionaryby Ammon Shea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    'I'm reading the OED so you don't have to. If you are interested in vocabulary that is both spectacularly useful and beautifully useless, read on...' Who among us does not know a wine-knight (a person who drinks valiantly), or someone who obaginates (to annoy by repeating over and over and over)? Who has not felt mumpish (sullenly angry) or appreciated... more...