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  • Cognitive Stylisticsby Elena Semino; Jonathan Culpeper

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 54.00

    This book represents the state of the art in cognitive stylistics a rapidly expanding field at the interface between linguistics, literary studies and cognitive science. The twelve chapters combine linguistic analysis with insights from cognitive psychology and cognitive linguistics in order to arrive at innovative accounts of a range of literary and... more...

  • Confronting Metaphor in Useby Mara Sophia Zanotto; Lynne Cameron; Marilda C. Cavalcanti

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    It is timely for researchers to approach metaphor as social and situated, as a matter of language and discourse, and not just as a matter of thought. Over the last twenty five years, scholars have come to appreciate in depth the cognitive, motivated and embodied nature of metaphor, but have tended to background the linguistic form of metaphor and have... more...

  • A Method for Linguistic Metaphor Identificationby Gerard J. Steen; Aletta G. Dorst; J. Berenike Herrmann; Anna Kaal; Tina Krennmayr; Trijntje Pasma

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 49.95

    This book presents a complete method for the identification of metaphor in language at the level of word use. It is based on extensive methodological and empirical corpus-linguistic research in two languages, English and Dutch. The method is formulated as an explicit manual of instructions covering one chapter, the method being a development and refinement... more...

  • Contrastive Rhetoricby Ulla Connor; Ed Nagelhout; William Rozycki

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This chapter traces the history of contrastive rhetoric and offers an agenda for expansion. Postmodern mapping methods are introduced to examine the effects of three major developments in discourse on the theory and methods of contrastive rhetoric research. The first map considers writing as a socially constructed activity and suggests that the study... more...

  • Controversy and Confrontationby Frans H. van Eemeren; Bart Garssen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    The essays that are collected in Controversy and Confrontation provide a closer insight into the relationship between controversy and confrontation that deepens our understanding of the functioning of argumentative discourse in managing differences of opinion. Their authors stem from two backgrounds. First, the controversy scholars Dascal, Marras,... more...

  • Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real Worldby Graham Low; Zazie Todd; Alice Deignan; Lynne Cameron

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 143.00

    It has been asserted by a number of writers from a range of disciplines that metaphors have evaluative and persuasive properties. In the Conceptual Metaphor Theory literature, it is widely agreed that metaphor is evaluative, persuasive and therefore potentially ideological. Outside the cognitive literature, metaphor’s persuasive qualities have... more...

  • Television Advertising and Televangelismby Rosemarie Schmidt; Joseph F. Kess

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

    The research reported in this volume attempts to refine our understanding of persuasive messages of television advertising by studying the role of language in persuasion in two ways. First, it comprises an attempt to refine our understanding of how language might function in persuasion by examining relevant work from a variety of related disciplines,... more...

  • Reported Speechby Theo Janssen; Wim van der Wurff

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1996; US$ 173.00

    In sentences containing reported speech, thought, or perception, it is possible to distinguish different voices or views, associated with different discourse roles. They originate in two different clauses: one clause signals a reporting situation, and the other a reported situation. This volume examines the methods used for combining these two types... more...

  • Das Automobil als konstruktive Metapherby Andreas Wagenknecht

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 39.70

    Andreas Wagenknecht zeigt empirisch auf, dass mit der Filmtheorie der letzten ca. 100 Jahre eine diskursive Verhandlung des Automobils einhergeht. Die detaillierte Darstellung verdeutlicht, wie sich dieser Automobildiskurs ausgehend von der Thematisierung des Automobils in der Frühphase des filmtheoretischen Denkens ausgeformt hat. Der Autor veranschaulicht,... more...

  • Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialecticsby Eveline T. Feteris; Bart Garssen; A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2011; US$ 143.00

    Keeping in touch with Pragma-Dialectics is written to honor Frans van Eemeren and his work in the field of argumentation theory on the occasion of his retirement. The volume contains 17 contributions from teams of authors consisting of a combination of a pragma-dialectician and one or two researchers with a different background in the field of argumentation.... more...