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  • Interlanguage Pragmaticsby Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig; Beverly S. Hartford

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2005; US$ 79.95

    Bringing conversational analysis into the study of second language pragmatics as an analytic paradigm, this volume addresses a difficult area for the interlanguage pragmatics research community - the balance between experimental method and the use of conversational data. Institutional talk provides authentic and consequential talk. more...

  • Inferences in Text Processingby H. Strohl-Goebel; G. Rickheit

    Elsevier Science 1985; US$ 72.95

    This volume critically evaluates the present state of research in the domain of inferences in text processing and indicates new areas of research. The book is structured around the following theoretical aspects: - The representational aspect is concerned with the cognitive structure produced by the processed text, e.g. the social, spatial, and... more...

  • Language, Names, and Informationby Frank Jackson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 34.95

    "Saul Kripke's classic lectures, Naming and Necessity , changed the way we think about reference and intentionality, but it remains controversial just what the basic lesson of his work should be. In this book, Frank Jackson, with his characteristic clarity of mind and down-to-earth style of argument, articulates the view that Kripke's insights and... more...

  • Complaintby Julian Baggini

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Complaint can be a powerful political tool. Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King both used it to drive social change. So why do we moan about increasingly trivial things - like the weather or public transport? Do Brits complain less than Americans? Do men and women complain about different things? What is the best way to complain? From Adam and Eve... more...

  • Le texte automatisteby Jean Fisette

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1977; US$ 2.25

    Méthodologie et perspectives critiquesLe Vierge incendié - pour une typologie des énoncésRefus global - Combinaisons et production de texteYeux fixes - De l'ambiguïté à la double lectureLe Texte automatiste more...

  • On the Discourse of Satireby Paul Simpson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 143.00

    This book advances a model for the analysis of contemporary satirical humour. Combining a range of theoretical frameworks in stylistics, pragmatics and discourse analysis, Simpson examines both the methods of textual composition and the strategies of interpretation for satire. Verbal irony is central to the model, in respect of which Simpson isolates... more...

  • Perspective and Perspectivation in Discourseby Carl Friedrich Graumann; Werner Kallmeyer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 188.00

    ?Perspective? and ?viewpoint? are widely used in everyday talk as well as in the specialist languages of the social, cognitive, and literary sciences. Taken from the field of visual perception and representation, these concepts have acquired a general meaning and significance, as characteristics of human cognitive processing. Since, however, this field... more...

  • Selves and Identities in Narrative and Discourseby Michael Bamberg; Anna De Fina; Deborah Schiffrin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 135.00

    The different traditions that have inspired the contributors to this volume can be divided along three different orientations, one that is rooted predominantly in sociolinguistics, a second that is ethnomethodologically informed, and a third that came in the wake of narrative interview research. All three share a commitment to view self and identity... more...

  • Stancetaking in Discourseby Robert Englebretson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    This volume contributes to the burgeoning field of research on stance by offering a variety of studies based in natural discourse. These collected papers explore the situated, pragmatic, and interactional character of stancetaking, and present new models and conceptions of stance to spark future research. Central to the volume is the claim that stancetaking... more...

  • Expressing Opinions in French and Australian English Discourseby Kerry Mullan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    Based on the analysis of conversations between French and Australian English speakers discussing various topics, including their experiences as non-native speakers in France or Australia, this book combines subjective personal testimonies with an objective linguistic analysis of the expression of opinion in discourse. It offers a new perspective on... more...