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Semantics

  • The Rhetorical Power of Popular Cultureby II Deanna D. Sellnow

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 61.00

    Can television shows like Modern Family , popular music by performers like Taylor Swift, advertisements for products like Samuel Adams beer, and films such as The Hunger Games help us understand rhetorical theory and criticism?   The Third Edition  of  The Rhetorical Power of Popular Culture offers students a step-by-step introduction... more...

  • Double-voicing at Workby J. Baxter

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 63.67

    This book reveals how 'double-voicing' is an inherent and routine part of spoken interactions within institutional contexts. Baxter's research shows that women use double-voicing more than men as a means of gaining acceptance and approval in the workplace. Double-voicing thus involves an interplay between power, gender and linguistic expertise. more...

  • Examining Text and Authorship in Translationby Caroline Summers

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.55

    This book, the first in-depth study of authorship in translation, explores how authorial identity is ?translated? in the literary text.  In a detailed exploration of the writing of East German author Christa Wolf in English translation, it examines how the work of translators, publishers, readers and reviewers reframes the writer?s identity for... more...

  • Gradability in Natural Languageby Heather Burnett

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    This book presents a new theory of the relationship between vagueness, context-sensitivity, gradability, and scale structure in natural language. Heather Burnett proposes a new formal reasoning system called DelTCS in which she sets out a completely new theory of gradable linguistic constructions. more...

  • Exemplarist Moral Theoryby Linda Zagzebski

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 64.99

    In Exemplarist Moral Theory of Linda Zagzebski presents an original moral theory based on direct reference to exemplars of goodness, whom we identify through the emotion of admiration. Using examples of heroes, saints, and sages, she shows how narratives of exemplars and empirical work on the most admirable persons can be incorporated into the theory... more...

  • Analyzing Text and Discourseby Kristina Boréus; Göran Bergström

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 29.00

    Clearly setting out the advantages and disadvantages of each methodology, and providing real-world examples of when the methodology has been used successfully, this new introduction makes it easy for students to assess which approach would be best for their research and to implement it successfully more...

  • Evidentiality Revisitedby Juana I. Marín Arrese; Gerda Haßler; Marta Carretero

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    One feature which has interesting evidential implications in English is the passive form of verbs of saying or thinking. Corpus evidence is used to trace the evolution of the most frequent passive structures of this kind over the last two hundred years, and to explore changes in their use. Diachronic developments in frequency, and evidence for semantic... more...

  • Modality Across Syntactic Categoriesby Ana Arregui; María Luisa Rivero; Andrés Salanova

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 98.99

    This volume explores the linguistic expression of modality in natural language from a cross-linguistic perspective, and demonstrates that modality involves many more syntactic categories and levels of syntactic structure than traditionally assumed. more...

  • Modern Perspectives in Type-Theoretical Semanticsby Stergios Chatzikyriakidis; Zhaohui Luo

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.55

    This book is a collective volume that reports the state of the art in the applications of type theory to linguistic semantics. The volume fills a 20 year gap from the last published book on the issue and aspires to bring researchers closer to cutting edge alternatives in formal semantics research. It consists of unpublished work by some key researchers... more...

  • Language and Literature for the IB MYP 1by Zara Kaiserimam; Ana de Castro

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 18.99

    A concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to Language and Literature teaching and learning. - Approaches each chapter with statements of inquiry framed by key and related concepts, set in a global context - Supports every aspect of assessment using tasks designed by an experienced MYP educator - Differentiates and extends learning with research... more...