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Semantics

  • English Coordinate Constructionsby Arne Lohmann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Drawing on extensive corpus-based research, this book explores the nature of coordinate constructions in three case studies. more...

  • Introduction to English as a Second Language Coursebook Ebookby Peter Lucantoni

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 27.00

    Introduction to English as a Second Language is a course to prepare students for studying at IGCSE or equivalent level. Presented in a colourful updated design and offering clear, practical support for students, it follows a variety of interesting themes and topics, with a focus on skills development: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Each... more...

  • Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 2by John Reynolds; Nina Konrad

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 8.32

    Build confidence and understanding throughout the year with hundreds of additional practice questions. This Workbook supports our bestselling Checkpoint series, with exercises specifically matched to the Cambridge Progression tests and the Checkpoint tests. - Develops understanding and builds confidence ahead of assessment with exercises matched to... more...

  • Cambridge Checkpoint English Workbook 3by John Reynolds; Nina Konrad

    Hodder Education 2014; US$ 8.32

    Build confidence and understanding throughout the year with hundreds of additional practice questions. This Workbook supports our bestselling Checkpoint series, with exercises specifically matched to the Cambridge Progression tests and the Checkpoint tests. - Develops understanding and builds confidence ahead of assessment with exercises matched to... more...

  • The Language Mythby Vyvyan Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Drawing on cutting-edge research, Evans presents an alternative to the received wisdom, showing how language and the mind really work. more...

  • Discourse and Democracyby Michael Farrelly

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In this new study, Farrelly gives a critical examination of democracy as it is conceived and practiced in contemporary advanced liberal nations.  The received wisdom on democracy is probelmatized through a close analysis of discourse in combination with critical theories of democracy and of the State. The central theme of the book is the paradox of... more...

  • Conversational Routines in Englishby Karin Aijmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    It is surprising how much of everyday conversation consists of repetitive expressions such as 'thank you', 'sorry', would you mind?' and their many variants. However commonplace they may be, they do have important functions in communication. This thorough study draws upon original data from the London-Lund Corpus of Spoken English to provide a discoursal... more...

  • Introduction to Spoken Interaction, Anby Anna-Brita Stenstrom

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Describes how conversation works, providing a systematic and exhaustive account of the structure of spoken discourse and the diverse strategies speakers use to have a conversation. It is illustrated throughout with excerpts from genuine conversation and contains numerous exercises with suggested answers based on conversations in the London-Lund Corpus... more...

  • Contexts of Subordinationby Laura Visapää; Jyrki Kalliokoski; Helena Sorva

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    The change from temporal to cause is one of the well-known grammaticalization paths. This article analyses the change in the Estonian conjunction kuna, ‘while; as, because’ from temporal to causal one as well as the attitude of the Estonian language planners towards this change. This change has mainly taken place during the twentieth century.... more...

  • Political Argumentation in the United Statesby David Zarefsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Especially during Barack Obama’s first campaign for the presidency, commentators and Obama himself noted several similarities between him and Abraham Lincoln. These comparisons became the premises for arguments from historical analogy. Such arguments can have several purposes, including making a direct comparison, using the past as a new frame... more...