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Semantics

  • Witchriseby Victoria Lamb

    RHCP 2014; US$ 11.88

    Oxfordshire, 1555. Meg Lytton was born with a powerful gift for magic, as her mother and aunt were before her. But practising witchcraft in Tudor England is a dangerous business - as is hiding her secret betrothal to the handsome young priest, Alejandro de Castillo. Meg is called back into the service of Princess Elizabeth, who has fallen... more...

  • Language as Discourseby Michael Mccarthy; Ronald Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and cultural contexts in which they function. They argue that... more...

  • Argumentation and Healthby Sara Rubinelli; A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 120.00

    This chapter is concerned with the reasons why sometimes good arguments in health communication leaflets fail to convince the targeted audience. As an illustrative example it uses the age-dependent eligibility of women in the Netherlands to receive routine breast cancer screening examinations: according to Dutch regulations women under 50 are ineligible... more...

  • Trust and Discourseby Katja Pelsmaekers; Geert Jacobs; Craig Rollo

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Trust and Discourse: Organizational perspectives offers a timely collection of new articles on the relationship between discursive practices in organizational or institutional contexts and the psychological/moral category of trust. As globalization, the drive for efficiency and accountability, and increased time pressure lead groups and individuals... more...

  • Dialogicity in Written Specialised Genresby Luz Gil-Salom; Carmen Soler-Monreal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Success in written academic communication depends on the presence of elements related to author-reader interactions which supplement propositional information in the text, help readers reach the intended interpretation and shape the author’s identity. But is this claim equally valid for online genres? This new environment demands an adaptation... more...

  • SMS Communicationby Louise-Amélie Cougnon; Cédrick Fairon

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Given the extensive use of LOL ( Laughing Out Loud ), MDR ( Mort De Rire ) and PTDR ( PéTé De Rire ) in French texting and the inclusion of lol in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2011 and in Le Petit Robert in 2013, this paper aims to study the functioning of these three initialisms. Considered mainly as interjections, I hypothesize... more...

  • Complex Words in Englishby Valerie Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95

    Complex Words in English presents a comprehensive account of present-day word formation in English. Starting with a discussion of some basic issues, including the definition of 'word', motivation, lexicalization, productivity, the relevance of historical information and the usefulness of dictionaries and other data-bases, the book then moves on to... more...

  • Phraseological Substitutions in Newspaper Headlinesby Sylvia Jaki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 135.00

    The major purpose of newspaper headlines is to trigger the reader?s interest. A popular way to achieve this goal is the use of phraseological modifications. Based on previous findings from various linguistic disciplines, this book provides an interdisciplinary approach to shed light on the reception of substitutions like More than Meats the Eye .... more...

  • Figural Language in the Novelby Ramon Saldivar

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Novels affirm the power of fiction to portray the horizons of knowledge and to dramatize the ways that the truths of human existence are created and preserved. Professor Saldivar shows that deconstructive readings of novels remind us that we do not apprehend the world directly but through interpretive codes. Originally published in 1984. The Princeton... more...

  • The Princeton Handbook of Poetic Termsby Alex Preminger; Jr. O. B. Hardison; Frank J. Warnke

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 40.95

    This compact volume makes available a selection of 402 entries from the widely praised Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, with emphasis on prosodic and poetic terms likely to be encountered in many different areas of literary study. The book includes detailed discussions of poetic forms, prosody, rhetoric, genre, and topics such as theories... more...