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Semantics

  • Reference and Representation in Thought and Languageby María de Ponte; Kepa Korta

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object. Chapters examine linguistic expressions used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places, as well as the ways we represent objects in thought. more...

  • English for the IB MYP 2by Zara Kaiserimam; Ana de Castro

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 18.99

    A concept-driven and assessment-focused approach to English language acquisition 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... more...

  • The Language of Money and Debtby Annabelle Mooney; Evi Sifaki

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 99.71

    This book analyses the language that ordinary people employ when discussing money, debt and financial behaviour. It documents and critiques this language from an array of disciplinary perspectives, with chapters on children’s books, government infomercials, television poverty porn, the emotional experience of being indebted, and more. In doing so,... more...

  • Learning Business English in Chinaby Zuocheng Zhang

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 91.69

    This book analyses the learning experiences of students of Business English at a Chinese university. It addresses several topical issues in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) education and Business English teaching, including how ESP students learn, how they develop multiple identities. In particular, it focuses on their professional identity in the... more...

  • Discursive Perspectives on Education Policy and Implementationby Jessica Nina Lester; Chad R. Lochmiller; Rachael E. Gabriel

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.76

    This edited volume demonstrates some of the potential contributions of discourse analytic approaches to the study of education policy and its implementation within particular policy contexts. Contributing authors provide a range of perspectives, examining education policy using both micro-analytic traditions and more macro-analytic traditions. With... more...

  • Inclusive Principles and Practices in Literacy Educationby Marion Milton

    Emerald Publishing Limited 2017; US$ 124.95

    This volume draws together research and practice from the fields of literacy education and inclusion. It provides an insight into current theory, research and issues associated with teaching literacy to all students in inclusive classrooms. Literacy remains a critical success factor for students, as the basis for concurrent and future learning. more...

  • Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Languageby Michele Prandi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This innovative volume provides a comprehensive integrated account of the study of conceptual figures, demonstrating the ways in which figures and in particular, conflictual figures, encapsulate linguistic expression in the fullest sense and in turn, how insights gleaned from their study can contribute to the wider body of linguistic research. With... more...

  • Discourse Analysisby Hansun Zhang Waring

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Discourse Analysis: The Questions Discourse Analysts Ask and How They Answer Them is the first introductory text organized around the kinds of questions discourse analysts ask and how they are systematically addressed by analysts of different empirical persuasions, thereby cultivating a principled understanding of the interdisciplinary field of... more...

  • Critical Discourse Analysis of Chinese Advertisementby Chong Wang

    Springer Singapore 2017; US$ 99.71

    This book reflects the chronological changes in Chinese cultural values, social relations, economy and politics by critically analyzing the Chinese advertising discourse. The work is based on research into the ideological values portrayed in Chinese household appliance advertisements in the 1980s – 1990s. The analytical framework covers a variety... more...

  • Commandsby Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald; R. M. W. Dixon

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    This volume focuses on the form and the function of commands-directive speech acts such as pleas, entreaties, and orders-from a typological perspective. Authors analyse the marking and meaning of commands in a range of typologically diverse languages on the basis of extensive fieldwork and in a way that allows useful comparison. more...