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Semantics

  • Understanding Semanticsby Sebastian L÷bner; Sebastian Loebner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This series provides approachable, yet authoritative, introductions to all the major topics in linguistics. Ideal for students with little or no prior knowledge of linguistics, each book carefully explains the basics, emphasising understanding of the essential notions rather than arguing for a particular theoretical position. Understanding Semantics... more...

  • Discourse, Politics and Media in Contemporary Chinaby Qing Cao; Hailong Tian; Paul Chilton

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    This chapter discusses theoretical and methodological issues concerning doing critical discourse analysis in China. The authors believe that China’s unique social, cultural and political context justifies an assumption that the Western originated paradigm of critical discourse analysis needs tailoring and appropriating when being applied in China.... more...

  • Cognitive Grammar in Literatureby Chloe Harrison; Louise Nuttall; Peter Stockwell; Wenjuan Yuan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This is the first book to present an account of literary meaning and effects drawing on our best understanding of mind and language in the form of a Cognitive Grammar. The contributors provide exemplary analyses of a range of literature from science fiction, dystopia, absurdism and graphic novels to the poetry of Wordsworth, Hopkins, Sassoon, Balassi,... more...

  • Let's talk politicsby Hilde Van Belle; Kris Rutten; Paul Gillaerts; Dorien Van De Mieroop; Baldwin Van Gorp

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The essay describes how Polish members of parliament (MPs) reinvented the institution of parliament (conceived of in its essentially discursive character as parleyment) in the course of the political transition of 1989. The reinvention of “parliamentary democracy” and deliberation in the chamber involved four interrelated developments:... more...

  • French Discourse Analysisby Glyn Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 175.00

    For the first time in English, Glyn Williams draws together current debates in linguistics and social theory, and provides the first study in English of the principles and theories of French discourse analysis. more...

  • Roman Jakobsonby Richard Bradford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 144.95

    In Roman Jakobson Richard Bradford reasserts the value of Jakobson's work, arguing that he has a great deal to offer contemporary critical theory and providing a critical appraisal the sweep of Jakobson's career. Bradford re-establishes Jakobson's work as vital to our understanding of the relationship between language and poetry. By exploring Jakobson's... more...

  • English Language for Cambridge International AS & A Levelby Julian Pattison; Duncan Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 42.74

    Drive analytical skills and exam confidence with this key classroom text. Structured and accessible, it guides learners logically through the latest Cambridge International AS and A Level English Language 9093 syllabus. A free teacher support site enhances your teaching with engaging and up-to-date international examples. more...

  • Sorry About Thatby Edwin L. Battistella

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 16.99

    People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Biden's 2007 apology for referring to Barack Obama as "articulate and bright" succeed, whereas Mel Gibson's 2006 apology for his anti-Semitic tirade fails?... more...

  • Language and Politics in Post-Soviet Russiaby Nelya Koteyko

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    Language and Politics in Post-Soviet Russia critically examines the uses of language in post-Soviet media and political texts between 1998 and 2007. It will be of interest to academics and researchers in the fields of media studies, discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and scholars in Russian Studies. more...

  • Diachronic Corpus Pragmaticsby Irma Taavitsainen; Andreas H. Jucker; Jukka Tuominen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Based on a corpus of Old Spanish texts, the discourse traditions of counselling are analysed within the framework of diachronic corpus pragmatics and dialogue analysis. On a methodological level, the study distinguishes three types of pragmatics and offers a clear-cut distinction between language change and cultural changes in the realm of discourse... more...