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  • 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 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 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...

  • 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...