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  • Textual Analysisby Alan McKee

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 74.00

    Providing a straightforward introduction to textual analysis, starting from the most basic philosophical foundations that underlie the practice Alan McKee works through the core issues step by step, drawing on examples from advertising, films, novels, comic books, television and videos. more...

  • Structures of Social Actionby J. Maxwell Atkinson

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 50.00

    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...

  • Recent Trends in Discourse and Dialogueby Laila Dybkjaer; Wolfgang Minker

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    This book is a collection of eleven chapters which together represent an original contribution to the field of (multimodal) spoken dialogue systems. The chapters include highly relevant topics, such as dialogue modeling in research systems versus industrial systems, evaluation, miscommunication and error handling, grounding, statistical and corpus-based... 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$ 115.95

    Language, Names, and Information is an important contribution to philosophy of language by one of its foremost scholars, challenging the pervasive view that the description theory of proper names is dead in the water, and defending a version of the description theory from a perspective on language that sees words as a wonderful source of information... more...

  • Complaintby Julian Baggini

    Profile 2008; US$ 14.38

    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...

  • 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...