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  • 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...

  • Politics & Rhetoricby George E. Yoos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    Since we need words with new meanings to discover what is true, it follows that without those words there could be no truth as we know it. Without just those words that we create there would be no knowledge for us. In that case knowledge is found embedded in the very words that we formulate. Interpretation and definition as rhetorical and logical... more...

  • Language, Usage and Cognitionby Joan Bybee

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    Outlines a theory of language use and language change, focusing on the processes that give languages their structure and variance. more...

  • The State of Stylisticsby Greg Watson

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 151.20

    The State of Stylistics contains a broad collection of papers that investigate how stylistics has evolved throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries. In so doing, it considers how stylisticians currently perceive their own respective fields of enquiry. It also defines what stylistics is, and how we might use it in research and teaching.”This... more...

  • Academic Evaluationby Professor Ken Hyland; Dr Giuliana Diani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others' work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others' ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility. more...

  • Metaphor and Reconciliationby Lynne J. Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo Berry had her first conversation with the man responsible. She had made a long journey, ?walking the footsteps of the bombers? as she put it, determined not to give in to anger and revenge but to try to understand his motivations and perspective. Her preparedness to meet Pat Magee opened... more...

  • Academic Voicesby Kjersti Fløttum; Trine Dahl; Torodd Kinn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 173.00

    This book explores how the voices of authors and other researchers are manifested in academic discourse, and how the author handles the polyphonic interaction between these various parties. It represents a unique study of academic discourse in that it takes a doubly contrastive approach, focusing on the two factors of discipline and language at the... more...

  • Argumentation in Practiceby Frans H. van Eemeren; Peter Houtlosser

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 188.00

    Since the late 1950s the study of argumentation has developed from a marginal part of logic and rhetoric into a genuine interdisciplinary academic discipline. After having first been primarily concerned with creating an adequate philosophical perspective on argumentation, argumentation theorists have gradually shifted their focus of attention to a... more...