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  • Writing: Texts, Processes and Practicesby Christopher N. Candlin; Ken Hyland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices offers an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. The book is composed of a series of original research-based accounts by leading authorities from a range of disciplines. The papers are linked through a unifying perspective which emphasises the... more...

  • Usage-Based Approaches to Language Changeby Evie Coussť; 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...

  • Writing in Social Spacesby Rowena Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find enough time for writing. Many supervisors are unsure about... 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...

  • Prophets, Gurus, and Punditsby Anna M. Young

    Southern Illinois University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    In Prophets, Gurus, and Pundits , author Anna M. Young proposes that the difficulty of bridging the gap between intellectuals and the public is not a failure of ideas; rather, it is an issue of rhetorical strategy. By laying a rhetorical foundation and presenting analytical case studies of contemporary “public intellectuals,” Young creates... more...

  • Write to the Top!by W. Brad Johnson; Carol A. Mullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 25.00

    This is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of your scholarly products. Write to the Top! offers an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively; it is the first book that explicitly summarizes the key elements to prolific productivity in academic settings. 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...

  • Academic Evaluationby Professor Ken Hyland; Dr Giuliana Diani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others' work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others' ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility. 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...