Semantics, discourse analysis, etc

    Introducing Discourse Analysis

    By James Paul Gee

    Paperback £24.53

    Introducing Discourse Analysis: From Grammar to Society is a concise and accessible introduction by bestselling author, James Paul Gee, to the fundamental ideas behind different specific approaches to discourse analysis, or the analysis of language in use. The book stresses how grammar sets up choices for speakers and writers to...

    Metaphorical Stories in Discourse

    By L. David Ritchie

    Hardback £74.28

    When Hillary Clinton conceded in 2008 that she didn't quite 'shatter the glass ceiling', she used an abbreviated metaphorical story, in which stories about one topic are presented as stories about something entirely different. This book examines metaphorical stories as a means to a deeper understanding of ordinary communication.

    Winning Arguments

    By Stanley Fish

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    "Fish mines cultural touchstones from Milton to `Married with Children' to explain how various types of arguments are structured and how that understanding can lead to victory" - New York Times Book Review A lively and accessible guide to understanding rhetoric by the world class English and Law professor and...

    What is Rhetoric?

    By Michel Meyer

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    This book offers a new unified approach to rhetoric, a means of persuading or influencing interlocutors. All the principal authors from Plato and Aristotle to contemporary theorists are integrated into Michel Meyer's 'problematological' conception of rhetoric, based on the primacy of questioning and answering in language and thought.

    Intercultural Communication

    By Ingrid Piller

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    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.

    Graded Modality

    By Daniel Lassiter

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    This book explores graded expressions of modality, such as more likely than and quite possible, which provide a rich and underexplored source of insight into modal semantics. The volume explores and expands the typology of scales among English adjectives and uses the result to shed light on the meanings of...

    Thank You for Arguing

    By Jay Heinrichs

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    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Your ultimate guide to the art of winning arguments, in a brand new edition Everyone is always trying to persuade us of something: politicians, advertising, the media, and most definitely our families. Thank You for Arguing is your master class in the art of persuasion,...

    Semiotics: The Basics

    By Daniel Chandler

    Paperback £16.88

    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: What are signs and codes? What can semiotics teach us...

    Representation of the British Suffrage Movement

    By Kat Gupta

    Paperback £28.05

    Focussing on The Times, this monograph uses corpus linguistics to examine how suffrage campaigners' different ideologies were conflated in the newspaper over a crucial time period for the movement - 1908 to 1914, leading up to the Representation of the People Act in 1918. Looking particularly at representations of suffrage...

    Wittgenstein\'s Investigations: Awakening the Imagination

    By Beth Savickey

    Hardback £62.45

    This book is a study of Wittgenstein's descriptive, improvisational, and performative art of philosophical investigation. After presenting Wittgenstein's art of investigation in part one, this study challenges these dominant and influential interpretations in part two. The volume examines Wittgenstein's mottos, forewords, and dedications.

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