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

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 91.00

    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... more...

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

    De Gruyter 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... more...

  • Language, Usage and Cognitionby Joan Bybee

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    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$ 110.00

    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$ 43.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Cognitive Stylisticsby Elena Semino; Jonathan Culpeper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and... more...

  • Confronting Metaphor in Useby Mara Sophia Zanotto; Lynne Cameron; Marilda C. Cavalcanti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have... more...

  • Contrastive Rhetoricby Ulla Connor; Ed Nagelhout; William Rozycki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This volume explores contrastive rhetoric for audiences in both ESL contexts and international EFL contexts, exposing the newest developments in theories of culture and discourse and pushing the boundaries beyond any previously staked ground. The book presents a comprehensive set of empirical investigations involving a number of first languages; 13... more...