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  • 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 a training... more...

  • Die perfekte Redeby Hans-Uwe L. Köhler

    Gabal Verlag 2011; US$ 22.70

    Der Blitz unter den Glühwürmchen der Vortragsprofis Hans-Uwe L. Köhler gehört zu den Besten der Besten auf dem Vortragsparkett. Wer ihn bucht - und dies sind wahlweise Coca Cola, Telekom, Wella und andere Großunternehmen -, muss sowohl auf Überraschungen wie auf Provokationen gefasst sein. In jedem Fall darf er mit einer höchst lebendigen, unterhaltsamen,... more...

  • 30 Minuten Rhetorikby Peter Heigl

    Gabal Verlag 2011; US$ 8.64

    Müssen Sie eine Rede oder einen Vortrag halten? Wollen Sie wissen, wovon es abhängt, ob Ihre Zuhörer Ihnen interessiert folgen oder sich langweilen? Angstfrei und sicher vor anderen zu reden kann man lernen. In diesem praxisorientierten Ratgeber erfahren Sie: - was Profis bei der Atem- und Satztechnik beachten - worauf es bei Blickkontakt, Haltung... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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) ' impressive single-author reference work... '(English) '...Not only is this volume indispensible for anyone, students or academics, working in any field related... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...