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  • Politics & Rhetoricby George E. Yoos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    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$ 44.00

    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$ 48.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real Worldby Graham Low; Zazie Todd; Alice Deignan; Lynne Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    It has become increasingly clear that metaphor needs to be explored in terms of the social and discourse context in which it is used, especially where the aim is to address real-world problems. The notion of 'real world' metaphor research has been developed to describe this important area of investigation. This book starts by describing the nature... 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$ 165.00

    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...