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  • Explicit Communicationby Dr BelÚn Soria; Dr Esther Romero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 115.00

    This collection brings about a current interdisciplinary debate on explicit communication. With Robyn Carston's pragmatics at the core of the discussion, special attention is drawn to linguistic under-determinacy, the explicit/implicit divide and also to the construction or recruitment of concepts in on-line utterance comprehension. more...

  • Swearing: A Cross-Cultural Linguistic Studyby Professor Magnus Ljung

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    Thisástudyáprovides a definition and a typology of swearing andácompares its manifestations in English and 24 other languages. In addition the study traces the history of swearing from its first known appearance in Ancient Egypt to the present day. more...

  • Argumentation in Dispute Mediationby Sara Greco Morasso

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The context of mediation immediately highlights the importance of argumentation as a means to reasonably handle conflict. Argumentation in dispute mediation tackles this topic providing both theoretical insights and detailed empirical argumentative analysis. Its goal is twofold: to explore mediation as a real-life context of argumentation and to... more...

  • The Japanese Sentence-Final Particles in Talk-in-Interactionby Hideki Saigo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The Japanese sentence-final particles, ne , yo and yone have proved notoriously difficult to explain and are especially challenging for second language users. This book investigates the role of the particles in talk-in-interaction with the aim of providing a comprehensive understanding that accounts for their pragmatic properties and sequential... more...

  • Represented Discourse, Resonance and Stance in Joking Interaction in Mexican Spanishby Minerva Oropeza-Escobar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The book provides a new angle for the study of otherwise amply discussed discourse and interactional phenomena. The new perspective consists in addressing the interconnections between resonance, stance, represented discourse and joking in Mexican conversational discourse. In so doing, it contributes to a better understanding of the interplay between... more...

  • Introducing Pragmatics in Useby Anne O'Keeffe; Brian Clancy; Svenja Adolphs

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95

    Introducing Pragmatics in Use is a lively and accessible introduction to pragmatics, which both covers theory and applies it to real spoken and written data. Pragmatics is the study of language in context, yet most textbooks rely on invented language examples. This innovative textbook systematically draws on language corpora to illustrate features... more...

  • Quantificationby Anna Szabolcsi

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    The most useful and rigorous overview of quantification to date. more...

  • Colouring Meaningby Gill Philip

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    The kinds of variations that have been examined in the previous chapters have demonstrated that creativity, in order to be communicative, must be solidly grounded in knowledge that is shared between the creator of the variation and his or her intended audience. Yet no single facet of knowledge is sufficient in itself. The phraseological combinations... more...

  • Cultural Conceptualisations and Languageby Farzad Sharifian

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 135.00

    This book presents a multidisciplinary theoretical model of cultural conceptualisations and language. Viewing language as firmly grounded in cultural cognition, the model draws on analytical tools and theoretical advancements in several disciplines, including cognitive linguistics, cognitive anthropology, anthropological linguistics, distributed cognition,... more...

  • Journalism and the Politicalby Felicitas Macgilchrist

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    Journalism is often thought of as the ?fourth estate? of democracy. This book suggests that journalism plays a more radical role in politics, and explores new ways of thinking about news media discourse. It develops an approach to investigating both hegemonic discourse and discursive fissures, inconsistencies and tensions. By analysing international... more...