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  • 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...

  • New Approaches to Rhetoricby Patricia A. Sullivan; Steven R. Goldzwig

    SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 61.00

    New Approaches to Rhetoric provides fresh perspectives on the study of rhetoric and its ability to affect change in today's society.   Although traditional approaches (e.g., neo-Aristotelian) to the study of rhetoric have utility for the twenty-first century, communication in a complex, mass-mediated postmodern age calls for new critical approaches.... more...

  • On the Dotby Alexander Humez; Nicholas Humez

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 23.99

    Introduction: The Tiniest Sign. Time and Chance: Punctuality and the Coin Toss. Dit Dah: Codes to Sigh For. With a Bullet: Checklists and Dingbats. And a Half: Musical Dots. For Short: Mr., Sr., et al. Dot Dot Dot: Ellipses, Lacunae, and Missing Links. Stet: Emendations of Immortality. Ninety-Eight Point Six: Decimals and Determinings. Dot Com: Computation... more...

  • The Open Handby Barry M. Kroll

    Utah State University Press 2013; US$ 20.00

    Based on five years of classroom experimentation, The Open Hand presents a highly practical yet transformational philosophy of teaching argumentative writing. In his course Arguing as an Art of Peace, Barry Kroll uses the open hand to represent an alternative approach to argument, asking students to argue in a way that promotes harmony rather than... more...

  • Political Argumentation in the United Statesby David Zarefsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Especially during Barack Obama’s first campaign for the presidency, commentators and Obama himself noted several similarities between him and Abraham Lincoln. These comparisons became the premises for arguments from historical analogy. Such arguments can have several purposes, including making a direct comparison, using the past as a new frame... more...

  • Politics & Rhetoricby George E. Yoos

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Since we need words with new meanings to discover what is true, it follows that without those words there could be no truth as we know it. Without just those words that we create there would be no knowledge for us. In that case knowledge is found embedded in the very words that we formulate. Interpretation and definition as rhetorical and logical... more...

  • The Practice of Theoryby Michael F. Bernard-Donals

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

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

  • The Pragmatics of Style (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar)by Leo Hickey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    In the general area of style study or stylistics there is no shortage of ideas, definitions or published works. It is hoped, in the present volume, to contribute to the prosperity of the discipline mainly by clarifying and exemplifying how pragmatic considerations may be relevant to any study of style, in the conviction that pragmastylistics is more... 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...