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  • Textual Metonymyby Dr Abdul Gabbar Al-Sharafi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 140.00

    Textual Metonymy employs a theoretical framework combining rhetoric, figurative theory and textlinguistics. In the process, a very full historical account of treatments of metonymy from classical traditions up to the present time is given and critiqued. The author proposes a semiotic approach to the treatment of metonymy, on the basis of which a... more...

  • Paradigms of Readingby Ian MacKenzie

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 139.00

    Linguistic signs do not coincide with intended or interpreted meanings. For relevance theory, this theoretical commonplace merely demonstrates the inferential nature of language. For Paul de Man, on the contrary, it suggested that language is unstable, random, arbitrary, mechanical, ironic and inhuman. This book seeks to show that relevance theory... more...

  • Figurative Thinking and Foreign Language Learningby Dr Jeannette Littlemore; Dr Graham D. Low

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    Many vocabulary items that foreign language learners encounter involve figurative extensions of meaning. To understand figurative speech, learners often need to employ figurative thinking. This book examines figurative thinking, considers its contribution to language ability, and explores the implications for language teaching and learning. more...

  • Rhetoric and Composition Study Guideby MobileReference 2007; US$ 19.99

    Boost Your grades with this comprehensive Quick Study Guide. You will use it from high school to college and beyond. FREE basic writing chapters in the trial version. Audience. Intended for everyone interested in improving their writing and presentation skills, particularly high school and college students. An essentialguide for students struggling... more...

  • Reporting Discourse, Tense, and Cognitionby Tomoko I. Sakita

    BRILL 2002; US$ 124.00

    Reporting discourse has attracted rigorous analyses in linguistics, literary theory, cognitive psychology, sociology and ethnomethodology. This book provides analyses of controversial topics in reporting discourse like tense alternation, reporting styles, patterns and functions. After critically examining existing theories, Tomoko I. Sakita offers... more...

  • Irony in Language and Thoughtby Raymond W Gibbs

    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates 2007; US$ 59.95

    Assembles an interdisciplinary collection of seminal empirical and theoretical papers on irony in language and thought. more...

  • Thank You for Arguingby Jay Heinrichs

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion, taught by professors ranging from Bart Simpson to Winston Churchill. The time-tested secrets the book discloses include Cicero?s three-step strategy for moving an audience to action—as well as Honest Abe?s Shameless Trick of lowering an audience?s expectations by pretending to be... more...

  • Out of Styleby Paul G. Butler

    Utah State University Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    Paul Butler applauds the emerging interest in the study of style among scholars of rhetoric and composition, arguing that the loss of stylistics from composition in recent decades left it alive only in the popular imagination as a set of grammar conventions. Butler’s goal in Out of Style is to articulate style as a vital and productive source... more...

  • Argumentative Indicatorsby Frans H. Eemeren; Peter Houtlosser; A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

    Springer 2007; US$ 179.00

    Argumentative Indicators: A Pragma-Dialectical Study identifies and analyses English words and expressions that are crucial for an adequate reconstruction of argumentative discourse. It provides the analyst of argumentative discussions and texts with a systematic set of instruments for giving a well founded analysis which results in an analytic overview... more...

  • Rhetoric, the Polis, and the Global Villageby C. Jan Swearingen; David S. Kaufer

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 34.95

    This volume of select conference papers respresents current thought on the role of rhetoric in various disciplines including topics of race, technology, and religion. It is of interest to scholars in classical & contemporary rhetoric and related fields.< more...