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Style. Composition. Rhetoric

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  • Writing: Texts, Processes and Practicesby Christopher N. Candlin; Ken Hyland

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices offers an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. The book is composed of a series of original research-based accounts by leading authorities from a range of disciplines. The papers are linked through a unifying perspective which emphasises the... more...

  • Usage-Based Approaches to Language Changeby Evie Coussé; Ferdinand von Mengden

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    This article opens with a brief discussion of the fundamental issues of usage, structure, grammaticalization and reanalysis and then introduces the key concept of an empty distinction, which is defined as a conventionalized distinction of expression that has lost its former motivation (semantic or non-semantic, in particular phonological) as the result... more...

  • Discursive Ideologiesby C. H. Knoblauch

    Utah State University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In Discursive Ideologies , C. H. Knoblauch argues that European rhetorical theory comprises several distinct and fundamentally opposed traditions of discourse. Writing accessibly for the upper division student, Knoblauch resists the conventional narrative of a unified Western rhetorical tradition. He identifies deep ideological and epistemological... more...

  • Writing in Social Spacesby Rowena Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who know how to write well and who have quality publications, report that they cannot find enough time for writing. Many supervisors are unsure... more...

  • Political Argumentation in the United Statesby David Zarefsky

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Especially during Barack Obama’s first campaign for the presidency, commentators and Obama himself noted several similarities between him and Abraham Lincoln. These comparisons became the premises for arguments from historical analogy. Such arguments can have several purposes, including making a direct comparison, using the past as a new frame... more...

  • Dictionary of Stylisticsby Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Katie Wales’ A Dictionary of Stylistics has long been regarded as the definitive encyclopaedic reference book for stylistic and textual analysis. Now in its third edition, the dictionary has been fully revised and updated to incorporate new concepts and terms across a range of related disciplines, with over 600 entries clearly explained and illustrated... more...

  • Metonymy and Languageby Charles Denroche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Metonymy and Language  presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to understanding why language is so ‘fit for purpose’ and... more...

  • Go Figure! New Directions in Advertising Rhetoricby Edward F. McQuarrie; Barbara J. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 210.00

    Rhetorical scholarship has found rich source material in the disciplines of advertising, communications research, and consumer behavior. Advertising, considered as a kind of communication, is distinguished by its focus on causing action. Its goal is not simply to communicate ideas, educate, or persuade, but to move a prospect closer to a purchase.... more...

  • Writing Education Researchby Joy Egbert; Sherry Sanden

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 36.95

    For both new academics and those with some experience, writing articles of publishable quality can be particularly challenging. Developing the necessary skill set requires useful information, hard work, and the type of direction infrequently offered in research methods courses, leaving researchers to piece together resources on their own. This book... more...

  • Erzähltextanalyse [German-language Edition]by Meinhard Mair

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 63.99

    This comprehensive and systematic text book provides teachers and students alike with a profound, yet concise reference for the analysis of narrative texts. It provides appropriate and differentiated terminological and methodological tools to all the questions that arise when analyzing a narrative text. An advantage of this textbook is that the narrative... more...