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  • A Corpus Linguistic Approach to Literary Language and Characterizationby Giuseppina Balossi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This book focusses on computer methodologies as a way of investigating language and character in literary texts. Both theoretical and practical, it surveys investigations into characterization in literary linguistics and personality in social psychology, before carrying out a computational analysis of Virginia Woolf?s experimental novel The Waves... more...

  • COMMUNITY OF INDIVIDUALS CLby John Lachs

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Usage-Based Approaches to Language Changeby Evie Coussé; Ferdinand von Mengden

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This article opens with a brief discussion of the fundamental issues of usage, structure, grammaticalization and reanalysis and then introduces the key concept of an empty distinction, which is defined as a conventionalized distinction of expression that has lost its former motivation (semantic or non-semantic, in particular phonological) as the result... 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...

  • A Dictionary of Stylisticsby Katie Wales

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Reviews of the first edition: '...a work of high seriousness...manna from rhetorical heaven for students and researchers with a lot of hard graft ahead of them... '(English Today) '...an impressive single-author reference work... '(English) '...Not only is this volume indispensible for anyone, students or academics, working in any field related... more...

  • Sprachliche Aspekte von SMS-Texten: Eine kommunikationsorientierte Untersuchung von Kurzmitteilungenby Patrizia Starke

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.65

    Was zeichnet SMS-Sprache und die Kommunikation per Kurzmitteilung aus? Mit dieser und weiteren Fragestellungen beschäftigt sich die vorliegende Untersuchung. Neben unterschiedlichen kommunikativen Funktionen und der Sonderstellung der SMS zwischen Schriftlichkeit und Mündlichkeit stehen dabei auch sprachliche Besonderheiten von Kurzmitteilungen und... more...

  • Rhetoric, Cultural Studies, and Literacyby J. Frederick Reynolds

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 27.95

    This volume presents a representative cross-section of the more than 200 papers presented at the 1994 conference of the Rhetoric Society of America. The contributors reflect multi- and inter-disciplinary perspectives -- English, speech communication, philosophy, rhetoric, composition studies, comparative literature, and film and media studies. Exploring... more...

  • Metaphor and Reconciliationby Lynne J. Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Sixteen years after her father was killed by an IRA bomb, Jo Berry had her first conversation with the man responsible. She had made a long journey, ?walking the footsteps of the bombers? as she put it, determined not to give in to anger and revenge but to try to understand his motivations and perspective. Her preparedness to meet Pat Magee opened... more...

  • Rhetoric and the Arts of Designby David S. Kaufer; Brian S. Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    The design arts -- from the design of buildings and machines to software and interfaces -- are associated with types of knowledge and performance thought to be structured, modular, and systematic. Such arts have become increasingly prestigious in our technocratic society. Since Aristotle, the art of rhetoric was conceived as a loosely structured "practical"... more...

  • Fundamentals of Argumentation Theoryby Frans H. van Eemeren; Rob Grootendorst; Ralph H. Johnson; Christian Plantin; Charles A. Willard

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 81.95

    Argumentation theory is a distinctly multidisciplinary field of inquiry. It draws its data, assumptions, and methods from disciplines as disparate as formal logic and discourse analysis, linguistics and forensic science, philosophy and psychology, political science and education, sociology and law, and rhetoric and artificial intelligence. This presents... more...