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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...

  • Education in Languages of Lesser Powerby Craig Alan Volker; Fred E. Anderson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa New Zealand are amongst the fastest growing population of all the minority groups. The 2006 census shows that the Pasifika population makes up 6.9% of the total New Zealand population (Statistics New Zealand 2009). The current projections are that this figure will increase in 2026 to 18%. Many of the children who... more...

  • Language Proficiency in Native and Non-native Speakersby Jan H. Hulstijn

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This book, written for both seasoned and novice researchers, presents a theory of what is called Basic and Higher Language Cognition (BLC and HLC), a theory aimed at making some fundamental issues concerning first and second language learning and bilingualism (more) empirical. The first part of the book provides background for and explication of the... more...

  • Transatlantic Perspectives on Late Modern Englishby Marina Dossena

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This contribution explores the use of the formal resources of English (third-person singular pronouns in anaphora, sex-sensitive collocations) for “assigned gender” in a corpus of letters written by settlers of the Great Plains of the United States in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The textual work is introduced by a discussion... more...

  • Participation in Public and Social Media Interactionsby Marta Dynel; Jan Chovanec

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 143.00

    This chapter discusses the function of blogs as tools enhancing citizen participation in political communication. Adopting the perspective of corpus-assisted critical discourse analysis, a set of blogs from the US presidential election campaign are analysed in order to determine the frequency of reference to the candidates, the parties, as well as... 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...

  • Kommunikationspolitikby Manfred Bruhn

    Franz Vahlen 2015; US$ 40.45

    Prof. Dr. Manfred Bruhn ist Ordinarius für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Marketing und Unternehmensführung an der Wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Basel sowie Honorarprofessor an der Technischen Universität München.Neue Tendenzen im Marketing haben Auswirkungen auf die Kommunikationspolitik der Unternehmen. Produktähnlichkeiten,... more...

  • Fan Girls and the Mediaby Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 64.99

    This collection of essays examines the ways that entertainment and media are created and consumed in conjunction with gender stereotypes, by examining the diverse ways that women are confronting these stereotypes. more...

  • Alphabeticalby Michael Rosen

    Counterpoint 2015; US$ 25.00

    How on Earth did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an unforgettable adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six vivid chapters, fizzing with personal anecdotes and fascinating facts. Starting with the mysterious Phoenicians... more...