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- 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...
- 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...
- Crown House Publishing 2001; US$ 24.78
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 ConstellationsJohn 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter Mouton 2012; US$ 182.00
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...
- De Gruyter 1999; US$ 133.00
For decades there has been awareness of the fact that the natural sciences and the language they use are not metaphor-free domains. This study draws together statements on this phenomenon made in a discourse context hitherto dominated by theoreticians and philosophers of science and points up new perspectives of an interdisciplinary nature discussed... more...
- De Gruyter 1998; US$ 133.00
Proceeding from the revival of linguistic interest in the rhetorical figures metaphor and metonymy and their underlying association types similarity and contiguity, the study demonstrates that metonymy is a powerful explanatory principle for many semantic phenomena in French sentence structures. First, the author shows how metonymic relations generate... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00
Metaphoric language is very much the product of human action, and many scholars now claim that metaphor in language arises from metaphors in thought. But the reasons for why we think metaphorically and speak (gesture) in these ways may be rooted in principles of self-organization that describe the existence, and forms, of many other animate and inanimate... more...