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- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 42.00
This book analyzes the rhetoric of speeches by major British or American politicians and shows how metaphor is used systematically to create political myths of monsters, villains and heroes. Metaphors are shown to interact with other figures of speech to communicate subliminal meanings by drawing on the unconscious emotional association of words. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- MobileReference.com 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...
- Springer 2007; US$ 209.00
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...
- Springer 2009; US$ 209.00
Reports on the authors' Systematic Empirical Research of the Conventional Validity of the Pragma-Dialectical Discussion Rules. This book provides an insight into theoretical and practical conceptions of reasonableness, supported by empirical material gained by means of experimental research. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00
The contributors present a coherent collection of work on the functioning of metaphor in public discourse and related discourse areas from a broadly cognitive-linguistic background, providing a state-of-the-art overview of research on the discursive grounding of metaphor from a cognitive-linguistic perspective. more...