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  • Studies in Functional Stylisticsby Jan Chloupek; Jirí Nekvapil

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1993; US$ 165.00

    The 15 contributions in the present collection can be divided roughly into three groups: (1) Papers directly following up functional stylistics and the theory of language culture, elaborated in the classical period of the Prague Linguistic School. (2) Papers concerning the problems of style in a wider communicative arena. These contributions are closely... more...

  • Metaphors of Anger, Pride and Loveby Zoltán Kövecses

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 102.00

    This study is an attempt to uncover the structure of three emotion concepts: anger, pride and love. The results indicate that the conceptual structure associated with these emotions consists of four parts: (1) a system of metaphors, (2) a system of metonymies, (3) a system of related concepts, and (4) a category of cognitive models, with a prototypical... more...

  • Relative Constructions in European Non-Standard Varietiesby Adriano Murelli

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 140.00

    Cross-linguistic studies on relative constructions in European languages are often centred on standard varieties as described in reference grammars. This volume breaks with the tradition in that it investigates relative constructions in non-standard varieties from a multidisciplinary perspective and addresses a crucial question: what does Europe's... more...

  • Vernacular Eloquenceby Peter Elbow

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99

    Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing. Now, in Vernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory. more...

  • The Magic of Metaphorby Nick Owen

    Crown House Publishing 2001; US$ 25.12

    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...

  • Distributions spatiales et temporelles, constellations des manuscrits/Spatial and Temporal Distributions, Manuscript Constellationsby Pieter van Reenen; Karin van Reenen-Stein

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 158.00

    Throughout the years the extent of the contributions by A. Dees to the renewal of philology, has become progressively more evident. In his Etudes sur l'evolution des demonstratifs en ancien et en moyen français (1971) Dees has developed a framework within which language evolution in the past can be reconstructed in detail. A comparison of the data... more...

  • Style-Shifting in Publicby Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy; Juan Antonio Cutillas-Espinosa

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    Language acts are acts of identity, and linguistic variation reflects the multifaceted construction of verbal alternatives for transmitting social meaning, where style-shifting represents our ability to take up different social positions due to its potential for linguistic performance, rhetorical stance-taking and identity projection.Traditional variationist... more...

  • Ringoby Laurie Barber

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this sequel to the popular 'My Word', Laurie Barber highlights some of the common and not-so-common words used as we mangle our language. He also gives some fascinating stories about how words have evolved. *Why did Humpty Dumpty fall off that wall?*The day the Methodists had an orgy.*Did Isabella wear the same underwear for three years?*A... more...

  • The Practice of Theoryby Michael F. Bernard-Donals

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 41.00

    Examines the practical use of theory as a pedagogical aid and argues for a broader conception of rhetoric in the human sciences. more...

  • Metaphor and Millsby Michael White; Honesto Herrera-Soler

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    While the role of metaphor in economics and business is substantiated in multiple research articles no comprehensive book-length study has appeared. The book gives a comprehensive overview of the field and detailed studies on its main branches - metaphor in economic theory and history, in the introduction of coinage and in business contexts and practices.... more...