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Semantics

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  • Semantics for Counting and Measuringby Susan Rothstein

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 88.00

    The book is an investigation of the semantics of counting and measuring, and its connection to the mass/count distinction from a theoretical and crosslinguistic perspective. more...

  • Crossroads Semanticsby Hilke Reckman; Lisa L.S. Cheng; Maarten Hijzelendoorn; Rint Sybesma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 158.00

    Abstract This article discusses constructions of the type En maar zeuren! ‘You keep on nagging’, which express a negative attitude of the speaker towards the proposition expressed by the construction. We will argue that en ‘and’ should be seen as a regular conjunction conjoining a phonetically empty clause... more...

  • Do You Speak American?by Robert Macneil; William Cran

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 23.95

    Is American English in decline? Are regional dialects dying out? Is there a difference between men and women in how they adapt to linguistic variations? These questions, and more, about our language catapulted Robert MacNeil and William Cran?the authors (with Robert McCrum) of the language classic The Story of English ?across the country in search... more...

  • Out of Orderby A. M. Jenkins

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Colt's perfect life crumbles when his girlfriend breaks up with him and looming academic ineligibility threatens his baseball career. For a guy who gets by on his good looks and talent with a bat, Colt knows that he could be facing his toughest challenge ever. Just as she did in her acclaimed novel Damage, author A. M. Jenkins strikes to the heart... more...

  • Semiotik / Semiotics. 1. Teilbandby De Gruyter

    De Gruyter 1997; US$ 993.00

    The conceptualization of sign processes in all their variations as a unitary phenomenon connecting living nature with human culture and distinguishing them both from inanimate nature may serve as a key to providing the human, social, engineering, and natural sciences with a common theoretical basis for well-defined division of labor and... more...

  • Pragmatics and Non-Verbal Communicationby Tim Wharton

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    Examines non-verbal behaviours from a pragmatic perspective, establishing the role they play in our communication. more...

  • Seven Tears into the Seaby Terri Farley

    Simon Pulse 2010; US$ 13.99

    Beckon the sea, I'll come to thee.... Shed seven tears, perchance seven years.... At the age of ten, Gwen Cooke had a strange encounter with a boy with dark, slightly tilted eyes. He came to her on the beach, whispered strange words in her ear, and then disappeared. Shortly thereafter, her family moved away from their seaside home and Gwen never... more...

  • A Hybrid Theory of Metaphorby Dr Markus Tendahl

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 125.00

    A provoking new approach to how we understand metaphors thoroughly comparing and contrasting the claims made by relevance theorists and cognitive linguists. The resulting hybrid theory shows the complementarity of many positions as well as the need and possibility of achieving a broader and more realistic theory of our understanding. more...

  • What Student Writing Teaches Usby Mark Overmeyer

    Stenhouse Publishers 2009; US$ 20.99

    The earlier that teachers think about instruction, and the sooner that students self-assess their progress, the better the final writing product will be.  What Student Writing Teaches Us: Formative Assessment in the Writing Workshop  provides practical suggestions for teachers of writing. This book offers no ?easy? solutions, because assessing writing... more...

  • The Practice of Critical Discourse Analysis: an Introductionby Meriel Bloor; Thomas Bloor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This book provides an introduction to the aims, theories and practices of critical discourse analysis (CDA). It is mainly concerned with the linguistic aspects of CDA. It provides an introduction to the different types of language analysis that are employed in CDA (frequency analysis, coversation, transitivity and reference, and figurative language,... more...