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Cultural Linguistics Cultural conceptualisations and language by Farzad (Monash University) Sharifian Cultural Linguistics Cultural conceptualisations and language

This ground-breaking book marks a milestone in the history of the newly developed field of Cultural Linguistics, a multidisciplinary area of research that explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. The most authoritative book in the field to date,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Robert Brandom's Normative Inferentialism by Giacomo (University of Pisa) Turbanti Robert Brandom's Normative Inferentialism

The philosophy of language of Robert Brandom is based on a theoretical structure composed of three main elements: the normative analysis of linguistic practices, the inferential characterization of conceptual contents and the expressive articulation of the relations between the former...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Cultural Linguistics Cultural conceptualisations and language by Farzad (Monash University) Sharifian Cultural Linguistics Cultural conceptualisations and language

This ground-breaking book marks a milestone in the history of the newly developed field of Cultural Linguistics, a multidisciplinary area of research that explores the relationship between language and cultural conceptualisations. The most authoritative book in the field to date,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Language and Violence Pragmatic perspectives by Daniel N. (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) Silva Language and Violence Pragmatic perspectives

This book combines scholarship in pragmatics, linguistic anthropology, and philosophy to address the problem of violence in language. How do words wound? What is the relation between physical and linguistic violence? How do racial invectives, misogynous language, homophobic slurs, among...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Uralic Essive and the Expression of Impermanent State by Casper (University of Amsterdam) Groot Uralic Essive and the Expression of Impermanent State

This volume is the first book length study into the essive, a relatively unknown case marker like English `as (a child)'. It focuses on the distribution of the essive in contemporary Uralic languages with special attention to the opposition between...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Dimensions of Iconicity by Angelika (Eberhard Karls University Tubingen) Zirker Dimensions of Iconicity

This volume addresses five different Dimensions of Iconicity. While some contributions examine the phonic dimensions of iconicity that are based on empirical, diachronic and theoretical work, others explore the function of similarity from a cognitive point of view. The section...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Points of Departure Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods by Tricia Serviss Points of Departure Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Reign of Appearances The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere by Ari (University of Texas, Austin) Adut Reign of Appearances The Misery and Splendor of the Public Sphere
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The public sphere can undermine liberal democracy, law, and morality. But it also liberates us from the bondages of private life and fosters a vital aesthetic experience.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

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English Politeness and Class by Sara (Sheffield Hallam University) Mills English Politeness and Class

A revealing account of politeness in conversation, focusing on the vital role it plays in maintaining class differences.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Metaphorical Stories in Discourse by L. David (Portland State University) Ritchie Metaphorical Stories in Discourse

This book defines and explains, in straightforward language, metaphorical stories using examples from sources such as conversations, speeches, and editorial cartoons.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Lexical Semantic Study of Chinese Opposites by Jing Ding A Lexical Semantic Study of Chinese Opposites

This book studies Chinese opposites. It uses a large corpus (GigaWord) to trace the behavior of opposite pairings' co-occurrence, focusing on the following questions: In what types of constructions, from window-size restricted and bi-syllabic to quad-syllabic, will the opposite pairings...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/10/2017

Varieties of Alternatives Focus Particles and wh-expressions in Mandarin by Mingming Liu Varieties of Alternatives Focus Particles and wh-expressions in Mandarin

This book concerns two focus particles (jiu, dou) and wh-expressions (shenme = `what', na geren = `which person') in Mandarin Chinese. These items are systematically `ambiguous' and have played important roles in various aspects of Mandarin grammar. An idea based...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/10/2017

Argumentation across Communities of Practice Multi-disciplinary perspectives by Cornelia (Malmo University) Ilie Argumentation across Communities of Practice Multi-disciplinary perspectives

Featuring multidisciplinary and transcultural investigations, this volume showcases state-of-the-art scholarship about the impact of argumentation-based discourses and field-specific argumentation practices in a wide range of communities of practice belonging to the media, social, legal and political spheres. The investigations make...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Language of Jane Austen by Joe Bray The Language of Jane Austen

For much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the prevailing critical view was that Jane Austen has no discernible style; that as a result of her genius, her writing is simply effortless. The most influential proponent of this view was...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/11/2017

The Language of Jane Austen by Joe Bray The Language of Jane Austen

For much of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the prevailing critical view was that Jane Austen has no discernible style; that as a result of her genius, her writing is simply effortless. The most influential proponent of this view was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/11/2017

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Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres by Monika (University of Lodz) Kopytowska Contemporary Discourses of Hate and Radicalism across Space and Genres

This unique volume brings together various academic voices and critical reflections on discursive manifestations of hate and radicalism in contemporary public discourses. The authors venture into an array of socio-political contexts and public spaces, providing a compelling overview of similarities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

The Substance and Value of Italian <i>Si</i> by Joseph (The City College of New York) Davis The Substance and Value of Italian <i>Si</i>

This book offers an original treatment of the Italian clitic si. Sharply separating encoded grammar from inference in discourse, it proposes a unitary meaning for si, including impersonals, passives, and reflexives. Si signals third-person participancy but makes no distinctions of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Prototypical Argumentative Patterns Exploring the relationship between argumentative discourse and institutional context by Frans H. van (ILIAS & Leiden University & University of Amsterdam) Eemeren Prototypical Argumentative Patterns Exploring the relationship between argumentative discourse and institutional context

Prototypical Argumentative Patterns reports about a research project started at the University of Amsterdam in 2012. In this project distinctive argumentative patterns have been identified in argumentative discourse in the political, the legal and the medical domain. These patterns consist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Cultural Keywords in Discourse by Carsten (Roskilde University) Levisen Cultural Keywords in Discourse

Cultural keywords are words around which whole discourses are organised. They are culturally revealing, difficult to translate and semantically diverse. They capture how speakers have paid attention to the worlds they live in and embody socially recognised ways of thinking...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Imperative Turns at Talk The design of directives in action by Marja-Leena (University of Helsinki) Sorjonen Imperative Turns at Talk The design of directives in action

In middle-class Anglo-speaking circles imperatives are considered impolite forms that command another to do something; etiquette manuals recommend avoiding them. The papers in this collection de-construct such lay beliefs. Through the empirical examination of everyday and institutional interaction across a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/08/2017

Audiovisual Translation - Research and Use by Mikolaj Deckert Audiovisual Translation - Research and Use

This book offers a range of complementary perspectives on Audiovisual Translation. Inquiries of linguistic, cultural, sociological, computational, educational and historical nature give a comprehensive account of AVT as an expanding and heterogeneous, yet internally coherent, field of scientific endeavour as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Participatory Critical Rhetoric Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Studying Rhetoric In Situ by Michael Middleton, Aaron Hess, Danielle Endres, Samantha Senda-Cook Participatory Critical Rhetoric Theoretical and Methodological Foundations for Studying Rhetoric In Situ
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Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

Metaphoricity of Conventionalized Diegetic Images in Comics A Study in Multimodal Cognitive Linguistics by Michal Szawerna Metaphoricity of Conventionalized Diegetic Images in Comics A Study in Multimodal Cognitive Linguistics

This book offers a cognitive-semiotic approach to metaphoricity of visual representations in comics. It implements an exploration of conventionalized visual signs depicting diegetic situations, motion events, sound events, and diverse psychological experiences in static visual narratives of this kind.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/07/2017

Motion and Space across Languages Theory and applications by Iraide (University of Zaragoza) Ibarretxe-Antunano Motion and Space across Languages Theory and applications

This volume offers a unique combination of interdisciplinary research and a comprehensive overview of motion and space studies from a semantic typological perspective. The chapters present cutting-edge research covering central topics such as the status of semantic components in motion...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Expressing and Describing Surprise by Agnes (Universite Paris Diderot) Celle Expressing and Describing Surprise

Among emotions, surprise has been extensively studied in psychology. In linguistics, surprise, like other emotions, has mainly been studied through the syntactic patterns involving surprise lexemes. However, little has been done so far to correlate the reaction of surprise investigated...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Developing New Identities in Social Conflicts Constructivist perspectives by Esperanza (University of A Coruna) Morales Lopez Developing New Identities in Social Conflicts Constructivist perspectives

Conflicts are inherent to human society, but most of them do not concern us directly as participants or eyewitnesses. How we see social conflicts depends on how they are presented to us.This volume gathers together writings by contemporary specialists in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface by Pritty Patel-Grosz Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

This volume presents studies on pronouns in embedded contexts, and offers fundamental insights into this central area of research. Much of the recent research on pronouns has shown that embedded environments, such as clausal complements of attitude predicates, provide a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/06/2017

Satire, Humor and the Construction of Identities by Massih (Yazd University) Zekavat Satire, Humor and the Construction of Identities

Satire, Humor and the Construction of Identities conveys how satire can contribute to the construction of social subjects' identities. It attempts to provide a theoretical ground for a novel understanding of the relationship between satire and identity by finding their...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2017

Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics by Istvan (State University of New York, Albany) Kecskes Current Issues in Intercultural Pragmatics
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Having been established as a field in its own right for the last decade, intercultural pragmatics is increasingly being recognized as an important area of research among scholars working in pragmatics. The present volume is a collection of selected papers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/06/2017

Semiotics by Daniel Chandler Semiotics

This third edition of the bestselling textbook has been fully revised, continuing to provide a concise introduction to the key concepts of semiotics in accessible and jargon-free language. Demystifying what is a complex, highly interdisciplinary field, key questions covered include:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

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