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Semantics

  • Linguistic Typologyby Jae Jung Song

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 34.99

    This textbook provides a critical introduction to major research topics and current approaches in linguistic typology. It draws on a wide range of cross-linguistic data to describe what linguistic typology has revealed about language in general and about the rich variety of ways in which meaning and expression are achieved in the world's languages. more...

  • Nominal Contact in Michifby Carrie Gillon; Nicole Rosen

    OUP Oxford 2018; US$ 84.99

    This book explores the results of language contact in Michif, traditionally considered a mixed language that combines a French noun phrase with a Cree verb phrase. The authors show that contact does not create a whole new language category and that Michif should instead be considered an Algonquian language with French contact influence. more...

  • Threatening in Englishby Julia Muschalik

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2018; US$ 143.00

    Threatening is among the less pleasant “things we do with words”, but, together with other conflictive speech acts, it seems to play a central role in communication. Yet, little is still known about how and when exactly speakers threaten. The present volume addresses this void by giving an in-depth analysis of the form and function of this speech act.... more...

  • The Poetics of Time – Metaphors and Blends in Language and Literatureby Anna Piata

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2018; US$ 143.00

    How does the concept of time, elusive and inconceivable as it may be, lend itself to verbal creativity? Is it possible to trace something like a “poetics of time”? This book embarks on this endeavor initiated by the assumption that verbal creativity can shed some new light on our understanding of time, challenging everyday linguistic patterns and manipulating... more...

  • My Revision Notes: WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) English Languageby Jane Sheldon

    Hodder Education 2018; US$ 12.99

    Target success in WJEC Eduqas GCSE (9-1) English Language with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; clear guidance is combined with exam-style tasks and practical tips to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their skills. With My Revision Notes every student can: - Plan and manage... more...

  • Skate Monkey: Demon Attackby Paul Mason

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 5.99

    Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! In Demon Attack, the friends are called to investigate... more...

  • Skate Monkey: Kidnapby Paul Mason

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 5.99

    Monkey and his friends, Zu and Sandy, lived in the Emperor's Cloud Palace. But they played all sorts of tricks on people, so, as a punishment, the Jade Emperor sent them down to Earth. They can only return if they prove that they can use their magical powers for good. Adventure is never far away! Kidnap sees the friends caught up in a frightening... more...

  • Populist Discourse in Venezuela and the United Statesby Ritchie Savage

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 52.58

    Using the conceptual framework of populism as discourse, Ritchie Savage provides a comparative analysis of U.S. and Latin American speeches and articles covering Betancourt’s Acción Democrática, Chávez, McCarthyism, and the Tea Party. In so doing, he reveals an essential structure to populist discourse: reference to the "opposition" as a representation... more...

  • 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Literacyby Rob Smith; Katherine Simpson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2018; US$ 15.99

    From the creator of The Literacy Shed comes 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Literacy is packed with new, interesting and practical ideas for new teachers as well as those whose classroom practice needs reinvigorating. The book covers all aspects of literacy in primary school, with sections on grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills. These... more...

  • Revisiting Metaphors in International Relations Theoryby Michael P. Marks

    Springer International Publishing 2018; US$ 122.30

    This book presents an analysis of how metaphors are essential elements in the study of international relations. It acknowledges the fact that theory and practice in international relations often rest on common metaphorical concepts which have implications for the ways people around the world pursue their lives. Because of the increased attention metaphors... more...