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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00
Editors Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson present an authoritative collection of essays on the continuing debates over medium specificity and the politics of the digital arts. Comparing the term "transmedia" with "transnational," they show that the movement beyond specific media or nations does not invalidate those entities but makes us look more closely... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 145.00
Computer-assisted translation (CAT) has always used translation memories, which require the translator to have a corpus of previous translations that the CAT software can use to generate bilingual lexicons. This can be problematic when the translator does not have such a corpus, for instance, when the text belongs to an emerging field. To solve this... more...
- 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...
- Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 30.90
While European languages have been quite frequently studied with respect to cultural-historical, sociopolitical and word-form-oriented issues, the study by Joachim Grzega is the first monograph that deals intensively with the search for commonalities of European languages with respect to the use of word-forms, i.e. pragmalinguistic aspects. The book... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 24.95
Letters are tangible language. Joining together in endless combinations to actually show speech, letters convey our messages and tell our stories. While we encounter these tiny shapes hundreds of times a day, we take for granted the long, fascinating history behind one of the most fundamental of human inventions--the alphabet. The heart of the book... more...
- Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2008; US$ 697.00
This series of HANDBOOKS OF LINGUISTICS AND COMMUNICATION SCIENCE is designed to illuminate a field which not only includes general linguistics and the study of linguistics as applied to specific languages, but also covers those more recent areas which have developed from the increasing body of research into the manifold forms of communicative action... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
Discourse and ways of thinking are mirrored in typical language usage. With corpus linguistic methods it is possible to expose recurring formula and patterns of language usage and their variations. This book demonstrates how inductive theories for cultural studies analyses can be derived from large bodies of text. The methods are illustrated with a... more...