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Semantics

  • Emotive Interjections in British Englishby Ulrike Stange

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    Emotive Interjections in British English: A corpus-based study on variation in acquisition, function and usage constitutes the first in-depth corpus-based study on the use of emotive interjections in Present Day British English. In a novel approach, it systematically distinguishes between child and adult speakers, providing new insights into how... more...

  • Modality and Propositional Attitudesby Michael Hegarty

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 88.00

    The semantics for modal interpretation yields two types of belief ascriptions, elucidating various semantic phenomena and fluent aphasia. more...

  • Shelley's Musicby Paul A. Vatalaro

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    First published in 2009. This book argues that the images of and allusions to music in Shelley?s writing demonstrate his attempt to infuse the traditionally masculine word with the traditionally feminine voice and music. This further extends to his even more fundamental desire to integrate the "object voice" with his own subjectivity. For Shelley,... more...

  • Biosemiotic Perspectives on Language and Linguisticsby Ekaterina Velmezova; Kalevi Kull; Stephen J. Cowley

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    The first international volume on the topic of biosemiotics and linguistics. It aims to establish a new relationship between linguistics and biology as based on shared semiotic foundation. more...

  • Sentic Computingby Erik Cambria; Amir Hussain

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 159.00

    This volume presents a knowledge-based approach to concept-level sentiment analysis at the crossroads between affective computing, information extraction, and common-sense computing, which exploits both computer and social sciences to better interpret and process information on the Web. Concept-level sentiment analysis goes beyond a mere word-level... more...

  • Shelley's Styleby William Keach

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    First published 1984. In a provocative study, this book argues that the problems posed by Shelley?s notoriously difficult style must be understood in relation to his ambivalence towards language itself as an artistic medium ? the tension between the potential of language to mirror emotional experience and the recognition of it?s inevitable limitations.... more...

  • Bourdieu and the Sociology of Music Educationby Dr Johan Söderman; Dr Pamela Burnard; Dr Ylva Hofvander Trulsson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Pierre Bourdieu has been an extraordinarily influential figure in the sociology of music. For over four decades, his concepts have helped to generate both empirical and theoretical interventions in the field of musical study. His impact on the sociology of music taste, in particular, has been profound, his ideas directly informing our understandings... more...

  • The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactionsby Shelley Staples

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    The Discourse of Nurse-Patient Interactions: Contrasting the communicative styles of U.S. and international nurses is the first book to quantitatively examine a wide range of linguistic features in a corpus of interactions between nurses and standardized patients. The main goal of this book is to compare the discourse of U.S. (L1 English speaking)... more...

  • Metaphor in Specialist Discourseby J. Berenike Herrmann; Tony Berber Sardinha

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The present chapter attempts to draw together some of the main ideas that havebeen developed in the volume. It focuses on the ways in which metaphor usehas been found to vary across the different types of specialist discourse, andrelates this to: disciplines, intended audience, positioning on the scientificpopularcontinuum, mode of delivery (written,... more...

  • On Exploring Craftby Beatrice L. Bridglall

    UPA 2015; US$ 54.99

    This book explores the parallel concepts in Architecture and Literature where writers are the architects of language, designing their narratives brick by brick, and giving care and consideration to each individual word as well as their collective purpose and meaning. Bridglall examines Hass, Fitzgerald, Faulkner, Hemingway, amongst many others. ... more...