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  • 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...

  • Une Introduction à l'analyse du discours argumentatifby Vance Mendenhall

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 1990; US$ 11.99

    Ce manuel de logique informelle vise à initier l?étudiant de niveau collégial et universitaire à la pratique de l?argumentation. Celle-ci est traitée ici comme un comportement spécifique. Faisant appel aux ressources de la philosophie du langage la plus récente, cet ouvrage fournit à l?étudiant de premier cycle des outils et un mode d?emploi qui lui... more...

  • Television Advertising and Televangelismby Rosemarie Schmidt; Joseph F. Kess

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

    The research reported in this volume attempts to refine our understanding of persuasive messages of television advertising by studying the role of language in persuasion in two ways. First, it comprises an attempt to refine our understanding of how language might function in persuasion by examining relevant work from a variety of related disciplines,... more...

  • Reported Speechby Theo Janssen; Wim van der Wurff

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 173.00

    In sentences containing reported speech, thought, or perception, it is possible to distinguish different voices or views, associated with different discourse roles. They originate in two different clauses: one clause signals a reporting situation, and the other a reported situation. This volume examines the methods used for combining these two types... more...

  • Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialecticsby Eveline T. Feteris; Bart Garssen; Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialectics is written to honor Frans van Eemeren and his work in the field of argumentation theory on the occasion of his retirement. The volume contains 17 contributions from teams of authors consisting of a combination of a pragma-dialectician and one or two researchers with a different background in the field of argumentation.... more...

  • Metaphor in Cognitive Linguisticsby Raymond W. Jr. Gibbs; Gerard J. Steen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 158.00

    This book contains a selection of refereed and revised papers originally presented at the 5th ICLC. After an introduction by the editors, the book opens with a long-needed chapter on historical precedents for the Cognitive Linguistic theory of metaphor. Two chapters demonstrate the method of lexical analysis of linguistic metaphors and how it can be... more...