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- Marshall Cavendish 2010; US$ 15.20
For better or for worse, the news media in the United States has huge worldwide influence. And yet little is actually known about its real inner workings, inherent logic and deeply embedded customs. more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 102.00
With reference to a brief description of inherent properties of the international news reporting process in a free press tradition, Verschueren criticizes their being neglected in linguistic approaches to the language of the media. In an attempt to illustrate the potential contribution of functional linguistic analyses to a better understanding of... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 113.00
Jucker endeavors to test pragmatic concepts (such as Grice?s principles of conversational inference) by applying them to concrete data. This application leads to suggestions for various modifications in the available pragmatic methodology. While pursuing this theoretical goal, he makes a significant contribution to descriptive pragmatics by offering... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 158.00
The objective of this study is to inquire, from a broad epistemological view, into the underlying nature of fictions, and above all, to discover how it is possible to create and process them. In Chapter One, I put forth four "postulates" in the form of though experiments. in Chapter Two I turn attention to make-believe, imaginary, and dream worlds,... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in... more...
- Random House Struik 2010; US$ 10.00
Max du Preez het ?n helse storie om te vertel. Tydens sy loopbaan as ?n hardegat-joernalis is hy drie keer afgedank; sewe keer weens laster gedagvaar; dertien keer krimineel aangekla en het hy drie vliegtuigongelukke, twee sluipmoordpogings en ?n bomaanval oorleef. Hy was in Soweto op 16 Junie 1976, hy was ooggetuie van die losbandige partytjies van... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00
Have you ever wondered how organizations decide which news is important? This insightful book portrays in detail everyday work in three news agencies: Swedish TT, Italian ANSA and the worldwide Reuters. This unique study is about organizing rather than journalism, revealing two accelerating phenomena: cybernization (machines play a more and more central... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 102.00
After almost two hundred years of relative obscurity mimesis finds itself again in the limelight of Western theoretical discourse. In the Anglo-American tradition, mimesis or ?imitation? regained some prominence, at the turn of the century, through S.H. Butcher?s translation of and introduction to Aristotle?s Poetics , and , in the thirties, through... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 113.00
The essays collected in this volume focus on the interrelated themes of mimesis, semiosis and power, each study exploring some facet of the problem of representation and its relation to strategies of power in the use of verbal and visual signs. Topics discussed include mimesis and power in Plato's Ion, rhetoric and erotics in Petrarch's thought; the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 50.95
Drawing on current theoretical debates in journalism studies, and grounded in empirical research, Heinrich here analyzes the interplay between journalistic practice and processes of globalization and digitalization. She argues that a new kind of journalism is emerging, characterized by an increasingly global flow of news as well as a growing number... more...