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Style. Composition. Rhetoric

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  • Patterns in Languageby Shan Wareing

    Taylor & Francis 1998; US$ 52.95

    Investigates the use of language in literary and non-literary texts using the principles of linguistic analysis. This work shows how linguistic knowledge can enhance and enrich the analysis of texts. Borrowing from stylistics, it focuses on recurring linguistic patterns used by writers. more...

  • Metonymy in Language and Thoughtby Klaus-Uwe Panther; Günter Radden

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1999; US$ 188.00

    Metonymy in Language and Thought gives a state-of-the-art account of metonymic research. The contributions have different disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds in linguistics, psycholinguistics, psychology and literary studies. However, they share the assumption that metonymy is a cognitive phenomenon, a “figure of thought,” underlying... more...

  • A Handbook of Persuasive Tacticsby Joan Mulholland

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Most people have to communicate with colleagues every day and persuade them to understand their opinions or to accept their views. This handbook is intended for anyone who is interested in such goal-oriented language. It extracts 300 persuasive tactics from research findings in communication, linguistics, pragmatics and related fields, and presents... more...

  • Metaphor and Iconicityby Dr Masako K. Hiraga

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 120.00

    Metaphor and Iconicity attempts to clarify the interplay of metaphor and iconicity in the creation and interpretation of spoken and written texts from a cognitive perspective. There are various degrees in which metaphor and iconicity manifest themselves, ranging from sound symbolism and parallelism in poetic discourse to word order, inflectional... more...

  • Composition As a Human Scienceby Louise Wetherbee Phelps

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 29.95

    Although the subject of composition has firmly established itself in secondary schools and universities as one worthy of study, philosophical premises on composition have yet to be discussed. This collection of essays draws together the different philosophical viewpoints on the matter. more...

  • Corpus-Based Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymyby Anatol Stefanowitsch; Stefan Th. Gries

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 39.99

    The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. The series considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language... more...

  • Write to the Top!by W. Brad Johnson; Carol A. Mullen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 25.00

    This is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of your scholarly products. Write to the Top! offers an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively; it is the first book that explicitly summarizes the key elements to prolific productivity in academic settings. more...

  • Sinnformelnby Susan Geideck; Wolf-Andreas Liebert

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 210.00

    Der Band untersucht aus verschiedenen Perspektiven die Genese, Funktionsweise und Wirkung von sprachlich vermittelten gesellschaftlichen Leitbildern. Diese sprachlichen Realisationen von diskursprägenden Denkmustern können linguistisch als Schlüsselwörter oder Metaphern erfasst werden. Die hier vorgelegten Studien untersuchen an einer Fülle... more...

  • The Rhetoric of RHETORICby Wayne C. Booth

    Wiley 2009; US$ 37.95 US$ 34.16

    In this manifesto, distinguished critic Wayne Booth claims that communication in every corner of life can be improved if we study rhetoric closely. Written by Wayne Booth, author of the seminal book, The Rhetoric of Fiction (1961). Explores the consequences of bad rhetoric in education, in politics, and in the media. Investigates... more...

  • Corpus Approaches to Critical Metaphor Analysisby Professor Jonathan Charteris-Black

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    In a stimulating and novel approach, this book explains why metaphors are persuasive, suggesting that they are ideologically effective because they are cognitively plausible and evoke an emotional response. 'Critical Metaphor Analysis' is then developed in a series of corpus-based studies in which analysis of collocations provides insight into the... more...