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  • Tales from the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guineaby Gunter Senft

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 165.00

    This volume presents 22 tales from the Trobriand Islands told by children (boys between the age of 5 and 9 years) and adults. The monograph is motivated not only by the anthropological linguistic aim to present a broad and quite unique collection of tales with the thematic approach to illustrate which topics and themes constitute the content of the... more...

  • The Dynamics of Political Discourseby Anita Fetzer; Elda Weizman; Lawrence N. Berlin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    The goal of this chapter is to analyse the forms and communicative functions of quotations as follow-ups in mediated political discourse where they are used strategically to achieve the following goals: (1) intensify the force of an argument, (2) demonstrate ideological coherence or non-coherence, (3) construct, reconstruct and deconstruct the credibility... more...

  • Follow-ups in Political Discourseby Elda Weizman; Anita Fetzer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    This contribution outlines two theoretical frameworks – behaviorist and reflexive– for considering the discursive interaction between states and internationalorganizations within treaty monitoring (a process of assessing states’ compliancewith international treaties). Monitoring is seen as a communicative process,aimed at building... more...

  • Structures of Social Actionby J. Maxwell Atkinson

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 56.00

    These essays reflects fresh developments in the increasingly influential field of conversation analysis. more...

  • 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...