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  • 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...

  • Metaphor and Corpus Linguisticsby Alice Deignan

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2005; US$ 165.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Metonymy and Metaphor in Grammarby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg; Antonio Barcelona

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Figurative language has been regarded traditionally as situated outside the realm of grammar. However, with the advent of Cognitive Linguistics, metonymy and metaphor are now recognized as being not only ornamental rhetorical tropes but fundamental figures of thought that shape, to a considerable extent, the conceptual structure of languages. The present... more...

  • Metonymy and Pragmatic Inferencingby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Linda L. Thornburg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    In recent years, conceptual metonymy has been recognized as a cognitive phenomenon that is as fundamental as metaphor for reasoning and the construction of meaning. The thoroughly revised chapters in the present volume originated as presentations in a workshop organized by the editors for the 7th International Pragmatics Conference held in Budapest... more...

  • Reanimated Voicesby Daniel E. Collins

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 188.00

    Reanimated Voices addresses three activities: reporters evoking speech events; interpreters (re)constituting those speech events; and historical pragmaticians eavesdropping in time on the reporters and interpreters. Can one reconstruct aspects of pragmatic competence on the basis of written texts only? Reanimated Voices answers this in the affirmative.... more...

  • Reported Discourseby Tom Güldemann; Manfred von Roncador

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 203.00

    The present volume unites 15 papers on reported discourse from a wide genetic and geographical variety of languages. Besides the treatment of traditional problems of reported discourse like the classification of its intermediate categories, the book reflects in particular how its grammatical, semantic, and pragmatic properties have repercussions in... more...

  • Academic Voicesby Kjersti Flĝttum; 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...

  • 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...

  • A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identificationby Gerard J. Steen; Aletta G. Dorst; J. Berenike Herrmann; Anna A. Kaal; Tina Krennmayr; Trijntje Pasma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 135.00

    This book presents a complete method for the identification of metaphor in language at the level of word use. It is based on extensive methodological and empirical corpus-linguistic research in two languages, English and Dutch. The method is formulated as an explicit manual of instructions covering one chapter, the method being a development and refinement... more...