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The most popular Semantics, discourse analysis, etc books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Why Are We Yelling: The Art of Productive Disagreement
A practical guide to having more honest and constructive arguments, featuring whimsical illustrations and real-world examples of arguments-gone-wrong
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Elements of Style
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Art of Rhetoric
This text examines Aristotle's "Rhetoric" as a classic treatise on the arts of public speaking and persuasion which played a role in the civic life of Greece. These arts, which evolved a highly formalized tradition of technique, were connected with the study of political and moral theory.
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Understanding Pragmatics
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Routledge International Handbook on Narrative and Life History
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Mythologies
'Barthes' purpose is to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals and symbols of the language of mass culture' The TimesIn this magnificent and often surprising collection of essays Barthes explores the myths of mass culture.
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Art of Rhetoric
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Meaning: A Slim Guide to Semantics
Paul Elbourne explores the complex nature of meaning in crystal clear language. He draws on approaches developed in linguistics, philosophy, and psychology - assuming a knowledge of none of them - in a manner that will appeal to everyone interested in this essential element of human psychology and culture.
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Landmark Essays on Rhetorics of Difference
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Lover's Discourse: Fragments
An ecstatic celebration of love and language' Washington PostThe language we use when we are in love is not a language we speak.
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Discourse Analysis and Media Attitudes: The Representation of Islam in the British Press
Is the British press prejudiced against Muslims? In what ways can prejudice be explicit and subtle? This thorough analysis of over 140 million words of newspaper articles explores that question. Using tools of critical discourse analysis and corpus linguistics, it produces an objective picture of media attitudes towards Muslims and Islam.
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Ancient Rhetoric: From Aristotle to Philostratus
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More Wordcrime: Solving Crime With Linguistics
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Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction
A student-oriented introduction that applies the main concepts of typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation and language contact, to the study of Southeast Asian languages. It is ideal for students of Asia, Asian languages and linguistics, as well as students taking broader courses on Asian languages and language typology.
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Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction
Society's attitudes to rhetoric are often very negative. Here, Richard Toye provides an engaging, historically informed introduction to rhetoric, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Wide-ranging in its scope, this Very Short Introduction is the essential starting point for understanding the art of persuasion.
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Mainland Southeast Asian Languages: A Concise Typological Introduction
A student-oriented introduction that applies the main concepts of typology, phonology, morphology, syntax, sociolinguistics, language variation and language contact, to the study of Southeast Asian languages. It is ideal for students of Asia, Asian languages and linguistics, as well as students taking broader courses on Asian languages and language typology.
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Discourse Analysis and Austerity: Critical Studies from Economics and Linguistics
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How to Argue with a Cat: A Human's Guide to the Art of Persuasion
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English - One Tongue, Many Voices
This is the fully revised and expanded second edition of English - One Tongue, Many Voices, a book by three internationally distinguished English language scholars who tell the fascinating, improbable saga of English in time and space.
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Art of Rhetoric
Aristotle's Art of Rhetoric is a treatise concerning the theory and practice of the most dynamic form of discourse in Classical Greece. The Rhetoric was a touchstone for all later ancient writers on the subject, from the Stoics to Cicero.
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Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Prose and Poetry
The Basics of Hebrew Discourse: A Guide to Working with Hebrew Prose and Poetry by Miles V. Van Pelt, Matthew H. Patton, and Frederic Clarke Putnam is a syntax resource for intermediate Hebrew students that introduces them to the principles and exegetical benefits of discourse analysis when applied to biblical Hebrew prose and poetry.
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Cultural Linguistics: Cultural conceptualisations and language
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Introduction to English Semantics and Pragmatics
An introduction to the linguistic study of meaning, this book outlines the meaning potential (semantics) of English and how language knowledge is put to use (pragmatics).
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Intercultural Communication: A Critical Introduction
Combining perspectives from discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, the second edition of this popular textbook provides students with an up-to-date overview of the field of intercultural communication.
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Thank You for Arguing: What Cicero, Shakespeare and the Simpsons Can Teach Us About the Art of Persuasion
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Writing Poems
Drawing on his extensive experience of poetry workshops and courses, Peter Sansom shows would-be poets how to write better, how to write authentically, and how to say genuinely what is to be said. He illustrates his book with many useful examples, covering the areas of writing techniques and procedures and drafting.
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Habermas: A Very Short Introduction
This book provides a clear and readable overview of the works of today's most influential German philosopher. It analyses the theoretical underpinnings of Habermas's social theory, and its applications in ethics, politics, and law. Finally, it examines how his social and political theory informs his writing on contemporary, political, and social problems.
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Pragmatics: An Advanced Resource Book for Students
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Discourse Analysis: An Introduction
A comprehensive, accessible introduction to discourse analysis - essential reading for students encountering the subject for the first time.
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Language of Persuasion in Politics: An Introduction
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Uralic Essive and the Expression of Impermanent State
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Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter
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Pragmatics for Language Educators: A Sociolinguistic Perspective
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Politics of Fear: What Right-Wing Populist Discourses Mean
Winner of the Austrian Book Prize for the 2016 German translation, in the category of Humanities and Social Sciences. A cutting-edge exploration of the power and prevalence of contemporary right-wing populist discourse.
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Elephant Bucks: The Inside Guide to Writing the TV Sitcom
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Stylistics
Stylistics is the linguistic study of style in language. Aimed at undergraduates, graduates and researchers in both linguistics and literary studies, this book offers practical advice on how to stylistically analyse literary and non-literary texts, as well as a theoretical discussion about the aims and development of the discipline.
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Writing with Sources: A Guide for Students
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Think Again: How to Reason and Argue
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Geometry of Meaning: Semantics Based on Conceptual Spaces
A novel cognitive theory of semantics that proposes that the meanings of words can be described in terms of geometric structures.
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Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12, Revised Edition
A Guide to Creating Student-Staffed Writing Centers, Grades 6-12, Second Edition is a how-to and, ultimately, a why-to book for middle school and high school educators as well as for English/language arts teacher candidates and their methods instructors.
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Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory
An analysis of Plato and the relationship he posits among language, truth, and the world.
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Introducing Pragmatics in Use
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Exploring the Language of Poems, Plays and Prose
Examines how readers interact with literary works, how they understand and are moved by them. Mick Short considers how meanings and effects are generated in the three major literary genres, carrying out stylistic analysis of poetry, drama and prose fiction in turn. He analyses a wide range of extracts from English literature.
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Analyzing Narrative: Discourse and Sociolinguistic Perspectives
The linguistic study of storytelling in everyday life has been rapidly expanding. This book provides a critical engagement with this field of narrative studies, addressing long-standing questions such as definitions of narrative and views of narrative structure but also more recent preoccupations such as narrative discourse and narrative language.
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How to Do Critical Discourse Analysis: A Multimodal Introduction
Written for students without prior knowledge of linguistics, this is an accessible and systematic toolkit for doing language and image analysis. Using case studies and examples from a range of media, it enables students to analyze and understand the relationship between language, discourse and social practices.
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Reclaiming Rhetorica: Women in the Rhetorical Tradition
These essays examine: how women have used language to reflect their vision of themselves and their age; how they have used traditional rhetoric and applied it to women's discourse; and how women have contributed to rhetorical theory.
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How to Analyse Texts: A toolkit for students of English
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Discourse Analysis
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Quantum Language and the Migration of Scientific Concepts
How highly abstract quantum concepts were represented in language, and how these concepts were later taken up by philosophers, literary critics, and new-age gurus.
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Cognition and Communication in the Evolution of Language
This book shows that language, though now routinely used for communication, actually primarily evolved as a system for thought. Anne Reboul proposes a new two-step approach whereby syntax first evolved as a language of thought, which was then externalized for communication due to social selection pressures.