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  • 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...

  • Controversy and Confrontationby Frans H. van Eemeren; Bart Garssen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    The essays that are collected in Controversy and Confrontation provide a closer insight into the relationship between controversy and confrontation that deepens our understanding of the functioning of argumentative discourse in managing differences of opinion. Their authors stem from two backgrounds. First, the controversy scholars Dascal, Marras,... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    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...

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

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 91.00

    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... more...

  • A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and Characterizationby Giuseppina Balossi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This book focusses on computer methodologies as a way of investigating language and character in literary texts. Both theoretical and practical, it surveys investigations into characterization in literary linguistics and personality in social psychology, before carrying out a computational analysis of Virginia Woolf?s experimental novel The Waves... more...

  • Das Automobil als konstruktive Metapherby Andreas Wagenknecht

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 49.99

    Andreas Wagenknecht zeigt empirisch auf, dass mit der Filmtheorie der letzten ca. 100 Jahre eine diskursive Verhandlung des Automobils einhergeht. Die detaillierte Darstellung verdeutlicht, wie sich dieser Automobildiskurs ausgehend von der Thematisierung des Automobils in der Frühphase des filmtheoretischen Denkens ausgeformt hat. Der Autor veranschaulicht,... more...

  • A Dictionary of Stylisticsby Katie Wales

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Reviews of the first edition: '...a work of high seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for students and researchers with a lot of hard graft ahead of them... '(English Today) '...an impressive single-author reference work... '(English) '...Not only is this volume indispensible for anyone, students or academics, working in any field related... more...

  • Die perfekte Redeby Hans-Uwe L. Köhler

    Gabal Verlag 2011; US$ 22.70

    Der Blitz unter den Glühwürmchen der Vortragsprofis Hans-Uwe L. Köhler gehört zu den Besten der Besten auf dem Vortragsparkett. Wer ihn bucht - und dies sind wahlweise Coca Cola, Telekom, Wella und andere Großunternehmen -, muss sowohl auf Überraschungen wie auf Provokationen gefasst sein. In jedem Fall darf er mit einer höchst lebendigen, unterhaltsamen,... more...

  • Distant Publicsby Jenny Rice

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    Urban sprawl is omnipresent in America and has left many citizens questioning their ability to stop it. In Distant Publics, Jenny Rice examines patterns of public discourse that have evolved in response to development in urban and suburban environments. Centering her study on Austin, Texas, Rice finds a city that has simultaneously celebrated and... more...

  • Distributions spatiales et temporelles, constellations des manuscrits/Spatial and Temporal Distributions, Manuscript Constellationsby Pieter van Reenen; Karin van Reenen-Stein

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 158.00

    Throughout the years the extent of the contributions by A. Dees to the renewal of philology, has become progressively more evident. In his Etudes sur l'evolution des demonstratifs en ancien et en moyen français (1971) Dees has developed a framework within which language evolution in the past can be reconstructed in detail. A comparison of the data... more...