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  • Language and Computersby Markus Dickinson; Chris Brew; Detmar Meurers

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62

    Language and Computers introduces students to the fundamentals of how computers are used to represent, process, and organize textual and spoken information. Concepts are grounded in real-world examples familiar to students? experiences of using language and computers in everyday life. A real-world introduction to the fundamentals of how computers... more...

  • Rethinking Narrative Identityby Claudia Holler; Martin Klepper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    This paper addresses identity construction in confessional poetry and explores three poems by Anne Sexton in closer detail. It shows that identity in lyrical texts can be discussed more poignantly by using the concept of narrative identity. A close reading of the three poems reveals three different self-concepts, the possibility of multiple selves,... more...

  • Research Trends in Intercultural Pragmaticsby Istvan Kecskes; Jes˙s Romero-Trillo

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 145.96

    This volume looks at current issues in Intercultural Pragmatics from an applied perspective. The content is organized in three sections that encompass the primary applications of intercultural exchanges: the linguistic and cognitive domain, the social and cultural domain, and the discourse and stylistics domain. The chapters analyze real... more...

  • Modelling Languageby Sylviane Cardey

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2013; US$ 135.00

    In response to the need for reliable results from natural language processing, this book presents an original way of decomposing a language(s) in a microscopic manner by means of intra/inter‑language norms and divergences, going progressively from languages as systems to the linguistic, mathematical and computational models, which being based... more...

  • Semiotics and Documentary Filmby Hing Tsang

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 123.50

    This volume reintroduces Peircean ideas within documentary studies. Through the work of three renowned filmmakers - Jon Jost, Johan Van der Keuken, and Rithy Panh - this book attempts to reassert human agency within a global age dominated by skepticism and subservience to a mechanistic military techno-culture. more...

  • Pragmatics of Speech Actionsby Marina SbisÓ; Ken Turner

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 245.98

    This volume provides extensive critical information about current discussions in the study of speech actions. Its central reference point is classic speech act theory, but attention is also paid to nonstandard developments and other approaches that study speech as action. The first part of the volume deals with main concepts, methodological... more...

  • Sein und Scheinby Eero Tarasti

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.27

    Existential semiotics is a new paradigm in the studies of signs, signification, and communication. This book develops its theory further, applying the notions of being, doing, and appearing to crucial social problems of the contemporary world, and to various so-called 'lesser arts' like performance and gastronomy. more...

  • Ontologies and Adaptivity in Dialogue for Question Answeringby D. Sonntag

    IOS Press 2010; US$ 100.00

    Question answering (QA) has become one of the fastest growing topics in computational linguistics and information access. To advance research in the area of dialogue-based question answering, we propose a combination of methods from different scientific fields (i.e., Information Retrieval, Dialogue Systems, Semantic Web, and Machine Learning). This... more...

  • Computational Dependency Theoryby K. Gerdes; E. Hajicovß; L. Wanner

    IOS Press 2013; US$ 174.00

    Dependencies ? directed labeled graph structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words, and semantic units ? are the standard representation in many fields of computational linguistics. The linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague, however, and those working in the field stress the need for the development... more...

  • Lying at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interfaceby J÷rg Meibauer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 123.50

    While lying has been a topic in the philosophy of language, there has been a lack of genuine linguistic analysis of lying. Exploring lying at the semantics-pragmatics interface, this book takes a contextualist stand by arguing that untruthful implicatures and presuppositions are part of the total signification of the act of lying. more...