• "Gettin' Our Groove On": Rhetoric, Language, and Literacy for the Hip Hop Generation

    By Kermit E. Campbell

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780814329252
    • Publisher: Wayne State University Press
    • Published: October 2005
  • 'And': Conjunction Reduction Redux

    By Barry Schein

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780262035637
    • Publisher: Mit Press
    • Published: July 2017
  • The 'Language Instinct' Debate

    By Geoffrey Sampson

    Our Price: $56.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826473851
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: May 2005
    When it was first published in 1997, Geoffrey Sampson's Educating Eve was described as the definitive response to Steven Pinker's The Language Instinct and Noam Chomsky's nativism. In this revised and expanded new edition, Sampson revisits his original arguments in the light of fresh evidence that has emerged since the original publication. Since Chomsky revolutionized the study of language in the 1960s, it has increasingly come to be accepted that language and other knowledge structures are hard-wired in our genes. According to this view, human beings are born with a rich structure of cognition already in place. But people do not realize how thin the evidence for that idea is.The 'Language Instinct' Debate examines the various arguments for instinctive knowledge, and finds that each one rests on false premisses or embodies logical fallacies. The structures of language are shown to be purely cultural creations.With a new chapter entitled 'How People Really Speak' which uses corpus data to analyse how language is used in spontaneous English conversation, responses to critics, extensive revisions throughout, and a new preface by Paul Postal of New York University, this new edition will be an essential purchase for students, academics, and general readers interested in the debate about the 'language instinct'.
  • The 'War on Terror' Narrative: Discourse and Intertextuality in the Construction and Contestation of Sociopolitical Reality

    By Adam Hodges

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199759590
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 2011
    The War on Terror Narrative analyzes three types of data--presidential speeches, U.S. media discourse, and focus group interviews--to provide a longitudinal and holistic study of the formation, circulation, and contestation of the Bush administration's narrative about the "war on terror." The narrative sustains, in Foucault's terms, a "regime of truth" by placing boundaries around what can meaningfully be said and understood about the subject. Adam Hodges illustrates that even as social actors resist the narrative and the policy it entails, they appropriate its language to be heard and understood. While this often works to strengthen the narrative, discourse is inevitably reshaped as it enters into new contexts. This recontextualization allows for the introduction of new meanings, and therein lies the potential for resistance and social transformation. Hodges argues that applying ideas on intertextuality to the analysis of political discourse is central to understanding the way micro-level discursive action contributes to macro-level cultural narratives like the Bush "War on Terror" narrative.
  • 'Why Do You Ask?': The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

    By Alice F. Freed

    Our Price: $125.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195306897
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    • Published: January 2010
    The act of questioning is the primary speech interaction between an institutional speaker and someone outside the institution. These roles dictate their language practices. "Why Do You Ask?" is the first collected volume to focus solely on the question/answer process, drawing on a range of methodological approaches like Conversational Analysis, Discourse Analysis, Discursive Psychology, and Sociolinguistics-and using as data not just medical, legal, and educational environments, but also less-studied institutions like telephone call centers, broadcast journalism (i.e. talk show interviews), academia, and telemarketing. An international roster of well-known contributors addresses such issues as: the relationship between the syntax of the question and its discourse function; the kind of institutional work that questions perform; the degree to which the questioner can control the direction of the conversation; and how questions are used to repackage responses, to construct meaning, and to serve the institutional goals of speakers. Why Do You Ask? will appeal to linguists and others interested in institutional discourse, as well as those interested in the grammatical/pragmatic nature of questions.
  • (Re)Locating Tesol In an Age of Empire

    By Julian Edge

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781403985309
    • Publisher: PALGRAVE
    • Published: September 2006
    (Language & Globalization).
  • 1,001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn't Know: Hopperdozer, Hoecake, Ear Trumpet, Dort, and Other Nearly Forgotten Terms and Expressions

    By W. R. Runyan

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781616081232
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: November 2010
    Celebrates American words that have fallen out of usage, including snaffle, steelie, calk, hardpan, horse apple, fid, and hame.
  • 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

    By Francis Grose

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781406588521
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008
  • A-Bar Syntax

    By Gereon Muller

    Our Price: $224.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110144697
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 1995
  • A-Morphous Morphology

    By Stephen R. Anderson

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521378666
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: July 1992
  • A.B.C. Et Cetera: The Life & Times of the Roman Alphabet

    By Alexander Humez

    Our Price: $7.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781567921007
    • Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
    • Published: January 2000
    Whether expounding on mythical beasts, Etruscan or classical verse in questionable taste, the authors provide the amateur philologist an essential book about the Roman alphabet and the people who used it as a medium for the transmission of their civilization. 274p. Pap.
  • ABC et Cetera: The Life & Times of the Roman Alphabet

    By Alexander Humez

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780879235871
    • Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
    • Published: December 1985
    Describes the origins and history of words adopted from Latin and discusses ancient and modern usage
  • Abgeleitete Personenbezeichnungen Im Deutschen Und Englischen

    By Heike Baeskow

    Our Price: $280.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110173826
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 2002
  • Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model

    By Tore Nesset

    Our Price: $210.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110203615
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 2008
  • Academic Discourse

    By Pierre Bourdieu

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804726887
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: March 1996