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  • Asian Americans and the Mass Mediaby Virginia Mansfield-Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 146.00

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Storyworlds across Mediaby Marie-Laure Ryan; Jan-Noël Thon

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2014; US$ 35.00

    The proliferation of media and their ever-increasing role in our daily life has produced a strong sense that understanding media?everything from oral storytelling, literary narrative, newspapers, and comics to radio, film, TV, and video games?is key to understanding the dynamics of culture and society. Storyworlds across Media explores how media,... more...

  • Was Texte zusammenhältby Jakob Wüest

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 77.75

    Hauptbeschreibung Was macht aus einer Abfolge von Sätzen einen Text? Diese grundlegende Frage der Textlinguistik lässt sich nicht auf einer rein linguistischen Grundlage lösen. Das liegt daran, dass das Verstehen von Texten eine aktive Tätigkeit ist, die mehr als nur sprachliche Kenntnisse voraussetzt. An einen Text gehen wir dabei mit einer gewissen... more...

  • Researching Language and Social Mediaby Ruth Page; David Barton; Johann Wolfgang Unger; Michele Zappavigna

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Social Media is fast becoming a key area of linguistic research. This highly accessible guidebook leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore the language that people use when they communicate on social media sites. This textbook provides: An introduction to the linguistic frameworks currently used to analyse... more...

  • Teaching and Learning Pragmaticsby Noriko Ishihara; Andrew D. Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    An understanding of sociocultural context is crucial in second language learning – yet developing this awareness often poses a real challenge to the typical language learner. This book is a practical language teachers' guide that focuses on how to teach socially and culturally appropriate language for effective communication.  Moving beyond a purely... more...

  • From Gesture in Conversation to Visible Action as Utteranceby Mandana Seyfeddinipur; Marianne Gullberg

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 143.00

    Children begin to gesture long before talking. Gestures, such as pointing or waving goodbye, constitute the principal means of interacting conventionally with others before the emergence of the lexicon. Children continue to gesture after they start to talk, and through to adulthood. In spite of that, some key concepts related to gesture and language... more...

  • Mediatization of Communicationby

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 280.00

    Mediatization characterizes changes in practices and institutions in media-saturated societies, thus denoting transformations of these societies. The volume makes a valuable contribution to the understanding of contemporary processes of social, cultural and political changes. The handbook offers a broad spectrum of different approaches to mediatization... more...

  • Das zweigeteilte Baskenlandby Claudia Schlaak

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This work undertakes an empirical analysis of current linguistic circumstances in the Basque Country. The two Basque subpopulations living on French and Spanish territory are compared and contrasted in terms of various parameters, including the prevalence of Basque cultural traditions and language, and related attitudes about Basque identity. more...

  • Musical Rhetoricby Patrick Saint-Dizier

    Wiley 2014; US$ 80.00

    Discourse analysis and rhetoric are very much developed in communication, linguistics, cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Besides theoretical investigations, discourse analysis is central in a number of application areas such as dialogue and negotiation, the semantic web, question answering or authoring systems. Music is also a natural... more...

  • Misunderstanding in Social Lifeby Juliane House; Gabriele Kasper; Steven Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 94.95

    Misunderstanding is a pervasive phenomenon in social life, sometimes with serious consequences for people's life chances. Misunderstandings are especially hazardous in high-stakes events such as job interviews or in the legal system. In unequal power encounters, unsuccessful communication is regularly attributed to the less powerful participant, especially... more...