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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 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...

  • Writing in Social Spacesby Rowena Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    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... 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...

  • Verallgemeinerung im Diskursby Daniel Schmidt-Brücken

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    What theories and methods serve to model the relationship between language and shared knowledge? How can genericity be functionally described as a central means of knowledge creation? How is linguistic generalization accomplished in the context of colonial communication? These questions are the subject of a study at the interface between... more...

  • Metonymy and Languageby Charles Denroche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Metonymy and Language  presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to understanding why language is so ?fit for purpose? and... more...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2014; US$ 32.40

    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...

  • Go Figure! New Directions in Advertising Rhetoricby Edward F. McQuarrie; Barbara J. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    Rhetorical scholarship has found rich source material in the disciplines of advertising, communications research, and consumer behavior. Advertising, considered as a kind of communication, is distinguished by its focus on causing action. Its goal is not simply to communicate ideas, educate, or persuade, but to move a prospect closer to a purchase.... more...

  • Erzähltextanalyse [German-language Edition]by Meinhard Mair

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 63.99

    This comprehensive and systematic text book provides teachers and students alike with a profound, yet concise reference for the analysis of narrative texts. It provides appropriate and differentiated terminological and methodological tools to all the questions that arise when analyzing a narrative text. An advantage of this textbook is that the narrative... more...