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  • Metaphor and Iconicityby Dr Masako K. Hiraga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 115.00

    Metaphor and Iconicity attempts to clarify the interplay of metaphor and iconicity in the creation and interpretation of spoken and written texts from a cognitive perspective. There are various degrees in which metaphor and iconicity manifest themselves, ranging from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to word order, inflectional... more...

  • Composition As a Human Scienceby Louise Wetherbee Phelps

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 29.95

    Although the subject of composition has firmly established itself in secondary schools and universities as one worthy of study, philosophical premises on composition have yet to be discussed. This collection of essays draws together the different philosophical viewpoints on the matter. more...

  • Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymyby Anatol Stefanowitsch; Stefan Th. Gries

    De Gruyter Mouton 2007; US$ 77.00

    The papers in this volume deal with the issue of how corpus data relate to the questions that cognitive linguists have typically investigated with respect to conceptual mappings. The authors investigate a wide range of issues - the coherence and function of particular metaphorical models, the interaction of form and meaning, the identification of source... more...

  • Write to the Top!by W. Brad Johnson; Carol A. Mullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 21.00

    This is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of your scholarly products. Write to the Top! offers an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively; it is the first book that explicitly summarizes the key elements to prolific productivity in academic settings. more...

  • The Rhetoric of RHETORICby Wayne C. Booth

    Wiley 2009; US$ 35.95

    In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media. Investigates the possibility... more...

  • Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysisby Professor Jonathan Charteris-Black

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    In a stimulating and novel approach, this book explains why metaphors are persuasive, suggesting that they are ideologically effective because they are cognitively plausible and evoke an emotional response. 'Critical Metaphor Analysis' is then developed in a series of corpus-based studies in which analysis of collocations provides insight into the... more...

  • Explorations in Stylisticsby Andrew Goatly

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 80.75

    This book explores some of the developments in Stylistics since its pioneer, Roman Jakobson, identified the patterning of the message as the poetic function. It analyses in turn Golding’s Pincher Martin, Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Housman’s A Shropshire Lad, Elizabeth Jennings’ poem ‘One Flesh’,... more...

  • On the Dotby Alexander Humez; Nicholas Humez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    Introduction: The Tiniest Sign. Time and Chance: Punctuality and the Coin Toss. Dit Dah: Codes to Sigh For. With a Bullet: Checklists and Dingbats. And a Half: Musical Dots. For Short: Mr., Sr., et al. Dot Dot Dot: Ellipses, Lacunae, and Missing Links. Stet: Emendations of Immortality. Ninety-Eight Point Six: Decimals and Determinings. Dot Com: Computation... more...

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

    De Gruyter Mouton 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...

  • Cognitive Foundations of Linguistic Usage Patternsby Susanne Handl; Hans-Jörg Schmid

    De Gruyter Mouton 2010; US$ 182.00

    There is an increasing awareness in linguistics that linguistic patterns can be explained with recourse to general cognitive processes. The contributions collected in this volume pursue such a usage-based cognitive linguistic approach by presenting empirical investigations of lexical and grammatical patterns and probing into their implications for... more...