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  • A Handbook of Persuasive Tacticsby Joan Mulholland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Most people have to communicate with colleagues every day and persuade them to understand their opinions or to accept their views. This handbook is intended for anyone who is interested in such goal-oriented language. It extracts 300 persuasive tactics from research findings in communication, linguistics, pragmatics and related fields, and presents... more...

  • Idiomsby Cristina Cacciari; Patrizia Tabossi; Cristina Cacciari; Patrizia Tabossi; Cristina Cacciari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    "The book draws on a lot of research, is friendly to the reader, and will be of good value to teachers." Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, Australia This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics,... 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...

  • 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 Magic of Metaphorby Nick Owen

    Crown House Publishing 2001; US$ 12.38

    The Magic of Metaphor presents a collection of stories designed to engage, inspire, and transform the listener and the reader.Some of the stories motivate, some are spiritual, and some provide strategies for excellence. All promote positive feelings, encouraging confi dence, direction, and vision. more...

  • Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoricby Theresa Jarnagin Enos

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95

    The 1996 Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America commemorated the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lloyd Bitzer and Edwin Black's The Prospect of Rhetoric. In so doing, the conference gave scholars and teachers in various disciplines from all over the country the opportunity to talk about new prospects for rhetoric. The conferees were asked... more...

  • Metaphor Analysisby Lynne Cameron; Robert Maslen

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 34.00

    Using as a basis the discourse dynamics approach to metaphor developed by the editor, the book explores links between theory and empirical investigation, exemplifies data analysis and discusses issues in research design and practice. Particular attention is paid to the processes of metaphor identification, categorisation and labelling, and to the use... 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...

  • Metaphor and Iconicityby Dr Masako K. Hiraga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Metaphor and Iconicity attempts to clarify the interplay of metaphor and iconicity in the creation and interpretation of spoken and written texts from a cognitive perspective. There are various degrees in which metaphor and iconicity manifest themselves, ranging from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to word order, inflectional... more...

  • Metaphor and Metonymy across Time and Culturesby Javier E. Díaz-Vera

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers new insights into figurative language and its pervasive role as a factor of linguistic change. The case studies included in this book explore some of the different ways new metaphoric and metonymic expressions emerge and spread among speech communities, and how these changes can be related to the need to encode ongoing... more...