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  • Erzähltextanalyse [German-language Edition]by Meinhard Mair

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 63.99

    This comprehensive and systematic text book provides teachers and students alike with a profound, yet concise reference for the analysis of narrative texts. It provides appropriate and differentiated terminological and methodological tools to all the questions that arise when analyzing a narrative text. An advantage of this textbook is that the narrative... more...

  • Writing Education Researchby Joy Egbert; Sherry Sanden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    For both new academics and those with some experience, writing articles of publishable quality can be particularly challenging. Developing the necessary skill set requires useful information, hard work, and the type of direction infrequently offered in research methods courses, leaving researchers to piece together resources on their own. This book... more...

  • Writing with Authorityby David Foster

    Southern Illinois University Press 2006; US$ 35.00

    Writing with Authority: Students? Roles as Writers in Cross-National Perspective offers a comparison of student writers in two university cultures?one German and one American?as the students learn to connect their writing to academic content. David Foster demonstrates the effectiveness of using cross-cultural comparisons to assess differences... more...

  • Metaphor and Metonymy in Comparison and Contrastby René Dirven; Ralf Pörings

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 224.00

    The book elaborates one of Roman Jakobson's many brilliant ideas, i.e. his insight that the two cognitive strategies of the metaphoric and the metonymic are the end-points on a continuum of conceptualization processes. This elaboration is achieved on the background of Lakoff and Johnson's twodomain approach, i.e. the mapping of a source onto a target... more...

  • Rhetoric and Educational Discourseby Richard Edwards; Katherine Nicoll; Nicky Solomon; Robin Usher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    Educational policy is often dismissed as simply rhetoric and a collection of half truths. However, this is to underestimate the power of rhetoric and the ways in which rhetorical strategies are integral to persuasive acts. Through a series of illustrative chapters, this book argues that rather than something to be dismissed, rhetorical analysis offers... more...

  • Corpus Stylisticsby Elena Semino; Mick Short

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book combines stylistic analysis with corpus linguistics to present an innovative account of the phenomenon of speech, writing and thought presentation - commonly referred to as 'speech reporting' or 'discourse presentation'. This new account is based on an extensive analysis of a quarter-of-a-million word electronic collection of written narrative... more...

  • Language, Ideology and Point of Viewby Paul Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 59.95

    This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view intersects with and is shaped by ideology. It specifically focuses on the way in which speakers and writers linguistically encode their beliefs, interests and biases in a wide range of media. The book draws on an extensive array of linguistic... more...

  • Metaphor in Cultureby Zoltán Kövecses

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    This exciting book proposes a new theory of metaphor variation. more...

  • Argumentationby Frans H. van Eemeren; Rob Grootendorst; A. Francisca Sn Henkemans

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 47.95

    This book concentrates on argumentation as it emerges in ordinary discourse, whether the discourse is institutionalized or strictly informal. Crucial concepts from the theory of argumentation are systematically discussed and explained with the help of examples from real-life discourse and texts. The basic principles are explained that are instrumental... more...

  • Rhetorical Democracyby Gerard Hauser; Amy Grim

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 51.95

    This collection presents theoretical, critical, applied, and pedagogical questions and cases of publics and public spheres, examining these contexts as sources and sites of civic engagement. Reflecting the current state of rhetorical theory and research, the contributions arise from the 2002 conference proceedings of the Rhetoric Society of America... more...