• '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

    Our Price: $125.00
    • 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

    Our Price: $125.00
    • 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

    Our Price: $12.95
    • 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

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781406588521
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: February 2008
  • A-Morphous Morphology

    By Stephen R. Anderson

    Our Price: $82.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521378666
    • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
    • Published: July 1992
  • Abgeleitete Personenbezeichnungen Im Deutschen Und Englischen

    By Heike Baeskow

    Our Price: $217.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110173826
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 2002
  • Abstract Phonology in a Concrete Model

    By Tore Nesset

    Our Price: $196.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783110203615
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: July 2008
  • Academic Discourse

    By Pierre Bourdieu

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804726887
    • Publisher: Stanford Univ Pr
    • Published: March 1996
  • Academic Discourse (Applied Linguistics and Language Study)

    By John Flowerdew

    Our Price: $77.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780582418875
    • Publisher: Pearson ESL
    • Published: December 2001
  • Academic Vocabulary in Learner Writing

    By Magali Paquot

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441114501
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: April 2012
    Academic vocabulary is in fashion, as witnessed by the increasing number of books published on the topic. In the first part of this book, Magali Paquot scrutinizes the concept of 'academic vocabulary' and proposes a corpus-driven procedure based on the criteria of keyness, range and evenness of distribution to select academic words that could be part of a common-core academic vocabulary syllabus.In the second part, the author offers a thorough analysis of academic vocabulary in the International Corpus of Learner English (ICLE) and describes the factors that account for learners' difficulties in academic writing. She then focuses on the role of corpora, and more particularly, learner corpora, in EAP material design. It is the first monograph in which Granger's (1996) Contrastive Interlanguage Analysis is used to compare 10 ICLE learner sub-corpora, in order to distinguish between linguistic features that are shared by learners from a wide range of mother tongue backgrounds and unique features that may be transfer-related.
  • Academic Writing

    By Maggie Charles

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441112361
    • Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
    • Published: December 2011
    Contemporary research into written academic discourse has become increasingly polarised between two approaches: corpus linguistics and discourse analysis. This volume presents a selection of recent work by experts in academic written discourse, and illustrates how corpus linguistics and discourse analysis can work as complementary approaches. The overall introduction sets the volume against the backdrop of current work in English for Academic Purposes, and introductions to the each section draw out connections between the chapters and put them into context. The contributors are experts in the field and they cover both novice and expert examples of EAP. The book ends with an afterword that provides an agenda-setting closing perspective on the future of EAP research. It will appeal to reserachers and postgrduates in applied linguistics, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis and EAP.
  • Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Issues and challenges facing ESL/EFL academic writers

    By Ramona Tang

    Our Price: $162.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781441112163
    • Publisher: Continuum
    • Published: March 2012
    Focuses on the issues and challenges facing ESL/EFL students and scholars who choose to, or have to, write in English in higher education contexts.