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  • Iconicityby Masako K. Hiraga; William J. Herlofsky; Kazuko Shinohara; Kimi Akita

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 158.00

    This paper reexamines the notion of diagrammatic iconicity in grammar, i.e. the isomorphism of relational structure across form and meaning. After a quick survey of the various definitions of diagrammatic iconicity, some illustrations are given from coordinating constructions. It is shown that grammatical (a)symmetry in the expression of complex events... more...

  • Audience Responses to Real Media Violenceby Mary Grace Antony

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 74.99

    This book examines audiences? cognitive and affective responses to user-generated real media violence. Using Knockout Game videos, Antony examines the extent to which realism assessments interact with moral disengagement, and the (in)ability to empathize with victims of real media violence. more...

  • Teaching Argumentsby Jennifer Fletcher

    Stenhouse Publishers 2015; US$ 23.40

    No matter where students’ lives lead after graduation, one of the most essential tools we can teach them is how to comprehend, analyze, and respond to arguments. Students need to know how writers’ and speakers’ choices are shaped by elements of the rhetorical situation, including audience, occasion, and purpose. In Teaching Arguments... more...

  • Language Visibleby David Sacks

    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...

  • Sprachgebrauchsmusterby Noah Bubenhofer

    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... more...

  • Minimalist Inquiries into Child and Adult Language Acquisitionby Acrisio Pires; Jason Rothman

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 210.00

    The volume is a collection of original articles that present new research on first and second language acquisition from the perspective of current generative linguistics, using a detailed case study of Portuguese as a first, second and third language. The book focuses on studies exploring both empirical/experimental and theoretical aspects of the acquisition... more...

  • Language and Social Cognitionby Hanna Pishwa

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 210.00

    This interdisciplinary volume provides a novel perspective on social aspects of language. It views ways of how the acquisition and management of knowledge of ourselves and others is reflected in language. Hence, by combining the two disciplines social cognition and linguistics, it proceeds beyond cognitive linguistics by examining language from a wider... more...

  • Word Frequency Studiesby Ioan-Iovitz Popescu; Gabriel Altmann; Peter Grzybek; Bijapur Dayaloo Jayaram; Reinhard Köhler; Viktor Krupa; Ján Macutek; Regina Pustet; Ludmila Uhlirova; Matummal N. Vidya

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    Word frequency plays a prominent role in many scientific and applicational fields. The book presents innovative methods in research and new results important for language and text characterization. Based on a general theory, surprising interrelations are shown between word frequency and other linguistic properties. Interrelations between previously... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysisby Bernd Heine; Heiko Narrog

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    This handbook compares the main analytic frameworks and methods of contemporary linguistics. It offers a unique overview of linguistic theory, revealing the common concerns of competing approaches. By showing their current and potential applications it provides the means by which linguists and others can judge what are the most useful models for the... more...

  • Approaches to Phonological Complexityby François Pellegrino; Egidio Marsico; Ioana Chitoran; Christophe Coupé

    De Gruyter Mouton 2009; US$ 182.00

    The proposed volume draws on an interdisciplinary sketch of the phonetics-phonology interface in the light of complexity. Composed of several first-order contributions, it will consequently be a significant landmark at the time of the rise of several projects linking complexity and linguistics around the world. more...