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Semantics

  • "Happiness" and "Pain" across Languages and Culturesby Cliff Goddard; Zhengdao Ye

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; Not Available

    In the fast-growing fields of happiness studies and pain research, which have attracted scholars from diverse disciplines including psychology, philosophy, medicine, and economics, this volume provides a much-needed cross-linguistic perspective. It centres on the question of how much ways of talking and thinking about happiness and pain vary across... more...

  • 'The Lament for the South'by William T. Jr Graham

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    The Ai Chiang-nan fu by the sixth-century poet Yu Hsin deserves study both for its literary merits and for its uniqueness. more...

  • 'Volk' bei Otto von Bismarckby Szilvia Odenwald-Varga

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 238.00

    This historical semantic study examines Otto von Bismarck?s use of the term Volk (?people?) and its synonyms such as Nation or Stamm (?tribe?). It shows that the expressions are multiply polysemous and that individual meanings can be bundled together into concepts (state community, cultural community etc.). Bismarck employs certain repetitive... more...

  • "Wird man von hustensaft wie so ne art bekifft?" Approximationsmarker in romanischen Sprachenby Wiltrud Mihatsch

    Vittorio Klostermann 2013; US$ 168.45

    Vor allem in der gesprochenen Umgangssprache allgegenwärtig, aber äußerst unauffällig sind Approximationsmarker wie z.B. fr. une espèce de, genre, comme, environ, vers und äquivalente Ausdrücke in anderen Sprachen. Diese Marker erlauben es Sprechern, trotz der Begrenztheit des Inventars sprachlicher Ausdrücke mit der unendlichen Komplexität und Menge... more...

  • (In)Appropriate Online Behaviorby Jenny Arendholz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 143.00

    This descriptive and comprehensive study on the discursive struggle over interpersonal relations in online message boards is located at the fascinating interface of pragmatics and computer-mediated discourse ? a research area which has so far not attracted much scientific interest. It sets out to shed light on the question how interpersonal relations... more...

  • (Mis)Representing Islamby John Richardson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 54.00

    (Mis)Representing Islam explores and illustrates how élite broadsheet newspapers are implicated in the production and reproduction of anti-Muslim racism. The book approaches journalistic discourse as the inseparable combination of ?social practices?, ?discursive practices? and the ?texts? themselves from a perspective which fuses Critical Discourse... more...

  • (Re)presentations and Dialogueby François Cooren; Alain Létourneau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    This study pertains to the field of studies on Textual Genetics and Enunciation Linguistics and is aimed at analyzing the forms of representation of verbal erasures occurring during the writing process of a story made up by two Brazilian pupils (7 years old). Having assumed “haphazardness” and “dialogism” as the central phenomena... more...

  • 1001 Humorous Illustrations for Public Speakingby Michael Hodgin

    Zondervan 2010; US$ 12.99

    Drawn from a broad array of sources, topics in this compilation range from Ability and Acceptance to Words, Work, and Worship. more...

  • 11+ English Practice Papers 1by Victoria Burrill

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 12.99

    Practice papers to test pupils ahead of pre-tests and 11+ independent school entrance exams. Includes six model papers, each containing a comprehension and a writing paper that includes a total of 67 comprehension questions and 12 writing tasks. - Develops and perfects exam technique for all major pre-tests and 11+ independent school exams including... more...

  • 11+ English Practice Papers 2by Andrew Hammond

    Hodder Education 2016; US$ 12.99

    Following on from Practice Papers 1 , these papers further test pupils in preparation for the most challenging of pre-tests and 11+ independent school entrance exams. Includes six model papers, each containing a comprehension and a writing paper that include a total of 104 comprehension questions, 31 spelling, grammar and punctuation questions... more...