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  • Cognitive Stylisticsby Elena Semino; Jonathan Culpeper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 54.00

    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 chapter traces the history of contrastive rhetoric and offers an agenda for expansion. Postmodern mapping methods are introduced to examine the effects of three major developments in discourse on the theory and methods of contrastive rhetoric research. The first map considers writing as a socially constructed activity and suggests that the study... 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...

  • Examining Argumentation in Contextby Frans H. van Eemeren

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    Examining Argumentation in Context: Fifteen studies on strategic maneuvering contains a selection of papers on strategic maneuvering in argumentative discourse. Starting point of all of these contributions is that a satisfactory analysis and evaluation of strategic maneuvering is possible only if the argumentative discourse is first situated in the... more...

  • Finding Metaphor in Grammar and Usageby Gerard J. Steen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 54.00

    Cognitive linguists have proposed that metaphor is not just a matter of language but of thought, and that metaphorical thought displays a high degree of conventionalization. In order to produce converging evidence for this theory of metaphor, a wide range of data is currently being studied with a large array of methods and techniques. Finding Metaphor... 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...

  • Metaphor and Corpus Linguisticsby Alice Deignan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 49.95

    Metaphor is a topical issue across a number of disciplines, wherever researchers are concerned with how speakers and writers package and process messages. This book is addressed at readers from diverse academic backgrounds who are interested in ways of researching metaphor from different perspectives, and especially through corpus linguistics. A number... 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...

  • Metaphors for Learningby Erich A. Berendt

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    In Contemporary Metaphor Theory (CMT) research has predominantly focused on the English language with few studies of others and even less systematic comparative work. This volume focuses on the discourse domain of LEARNING (formal, technical and informal aspects) and brings together a variety of language perspectives, some specifically comparative,... more...