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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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: 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...

  • 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...

  • Chiasmus and Cultureby Boris Wiseman; Anthony Paul

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    Anyone who has heard of chiasmus is likely to think of it as no more than a piece of rhetorical playfulness, at times challenging, though useful for supplying a memorable sententious note or for performing a pirouette of syntax and thought. Going beyond traditional rhetoric, this volume is concerned with the possibility of using the figure of chiasmus... more...

  • Idiomsby Cristina Cacciari; Patrizia Tabossi; Cristina Cacciari; Patrizia Tabossi; Cristina Cacciari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    "The book draws on a lot of research, is friendly to the reader, and will be of good value to teachers." Paul Nation, Victoria University of Wellington, Australia This comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible text on idiom use, learning, and teaching approaches the topic with a balance of sound theory and extensive research in cognitive linguistics,... 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...