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The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs

by Gary C. Woodward Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Assumed intentions are embedded in virtually all forms of human discussion. The Rhetoric of Intention in Human Affairs draws on a vast range of resources to describe the social and psychological forces at work...


Words That Work: It's Not What You Say, It's What People Hear

by Frank Luntz Hachette Books (January 02, 2007)

The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country

In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes...


Mind over Memes

by Diana Senechal Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 15, 2018)

Too often our use of language has become lazy, frivolous, and even counterproductive. We rely on clichés and bromides to communicate in such a way that our intentions are lost or misinterpreted. In a culture...


From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

by Marek Kuzniak, Agnieszka Libura & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The origins of this volume lie in the international conference Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012, convened by the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. The proceedings of the conference revolved around...


Language Contact Around the Globe

by Amei Koll-Stobbe & Sebastian Knospe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

The fifth volume in the series Language Competence and Language Awareness in Europe unites a collection of peer-reviewed papers delivered at the Third Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization...


From Sound to Meaning in Context

by Alicja Witalisz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies...


Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

by Krzysztof Kosecki & Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think,...


The Synonyms of «Fallen Woman» in the History of the English Language

by Bozena Duda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

This data-oriented study aims at providing an onomasiological account of the historical synonyms of the term fallen woman from Old English up to Early Modern English. It focuses on linguistic mechanisms which...


Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions

by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

This volume contains papers which reflect current discussions in the study of speech actions. The collection was inspired by the papers presented at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the first international conference...


Les émotions dans le discours- Emotions in Discourse

by Dirk Siepmann, Peter Blumenthal & Iva Novakova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

Comment les mots permettent-ils d’appréhender ces objets obscurs que sont nos emotions ? Diverses langues européennes offrent-elles les mêmes perspectives sur cette réalité mouvante, explorée aussi par...


New Insights into Slavic Linguistics

by Jacek Witkos & Sylwester Jaworski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This volume presents a number of contributions to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society held in Szczecin, Poland, October 26–28. The largest number of articles address issues related to...


Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor and Metonymy

by Sonja Kleinke, Frank Polzenhagen, Zoltan Kovecses & Stefanie Vogelbacher Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

This volume presents selected contributions to an annual symposium on metaphor and metonymy held at the English Department of Heidelberg University. It brings together papers by lecturers, PhD students and graduates...


Typology of Kinship Terms

by Larysa Nikolayeva Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

A kinship term is defined as a lexical item which is used to name a person who is connected by certain blood relations with other persons or a group of persons. Kinship term systems were first studied scientifically...


Pragmantax II

by Angelika Bergien, Armin Burkhardt, Katrin Schöpe & Renate Belentschikow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

Dieser Band vereinigt 63 Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache. Er repräsentiert ein breites Spektrum an Themen und Erkenntnissen aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Linguistik und versucht...


Die Sprache und ihre Wissenschaft zwischen Tradition und Innovation / Language and its Study between Tradition and Innovation

by József Tóth Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

Der Band enthält 34 Beiträge, die beim 45. Linguistischen Kolloquium in Veszprém (Ungarn) vom 16. bis 18. September 2010 präsentiert wurden. Die Autoren beschäftigen sich mit älteren und neueren Arbeitsfeldern...


Cognitive Linguistics in the Making

by Kinga Rudnicka-Szozda & Aleksander Szwedek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The papers in this book address the most fundamental, currently investigated problems in cognitive linguistics in a wide spectrum of perspectives. Apart from some traditional descriptions of particular metaphors...


A History of the «Concise Oxford Dictionary»

by Malgorzata Kaminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 14, 2014)

This book shows the evolution of the Concise Oxford Dictionary, a famous and innovative dictionary for native speakers of English. It traces changes in the dictionary from 1911 to recent times. By comparing...


Accessing Audiovisual Translation

by Lukasz Bogucki & Mikolaj Deckert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

Audiovisual translation continues to be a dynamically developing genre, stimulated by interdisciplinary research and technological advances. This volume presents recent developments in the area. Renowned scholars...


Lingueística Teórica y Aplicada: nuevos enfoques

by Nekane Celayeta Gil, Felipe Jiménez Berrio & Alberto de Lucas Vicente Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 27, 2014)

Este volumen recoge varios estudios que reflejan las últimas tendencias en la investigación lingüística teórica y aplicada desde diversas perspectivas enmarcadas en las distintas subdisciplinas lingüísticas,...


Speaker Involvement in Political Interviews

by Jana Kozubíková Šandová Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This book offers a pragma-semantic analysis of linguistic means expressing speaker involvement in the genre of political interview. The research is based on an analysis of 40 interviews with British and American...


Empirical Methods in Language Studies

by Janusz Badio & Krzysztof Kosecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

«Empirical Methods in Language Studies» presents 22 papers employing a broad range of empirical methods in the analysis of various aspects of language and communication. The individual texts offer contributions...


Time, Being and Becoming: Cognitive Models of Innovation and Creation in English

by Maciej Litwin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 26, 2015)

Cognitive linguistics provides tools to discuss identity as a process. Identity depends on the underlying conceptualisation of the present, while innovation and creation are borderline phenomena in epistemology....


A Conceptual Blending Theory of Humour

by Joanna Jablonska-Hood Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

The book presents an analysis of humour in a selection of British comedy productions. The conceptual integration theory devised by Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, also known as blending, provides the tool...


Slavic Grammar from a Formal Perspective

by Petr Biskup, Gerhild Zybatow, Olav Mueller-Reichau & Maria Yastrebova et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 30, 2015)

The proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages in Leipzig 2013 offer current formal investigations into Slavic morphology, phonology, semantics, syntax and information...


Slavic Languages in the Perspective of Formal Grammar

by Markéta Ziková, Pavel Caha & Mojmír Docekal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 14, 2015)

The volume comprises papers that were presented at the 14th European conference on «Formal Description of Slavic Languages 10.5» at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. The conference focuses on formal...


Philosophical and Linguistic Analyses of Reference

by Piotr Stalmaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 15, 2016)

Papers in this collection provide philosophical and linguistic analyses of reference. The topics discussed include different types of reference, problems of identity, indexicality, reference fixing and descriptions....


Philosophical Approaches to Proper Names

by Piotr Stalmaszczyk & Luis Fernández Moreno Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 11, 2016)

The articles in this collection focus on philosophical approaches to proper names. The issues discussed include abstract names, empty names, naming and name-using practices, definite descriptions, individuals,...


Categorization in Discourse and Grammar

by Katarzyna Rokoszewska, Malgorzata Fabiszak & Karolina Krawczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2016)

This collection of papers addresses new trends in Cognitive Linguistics. Three parts of the book focus on Conceptual Metaphor Theory and Integration Network Analysis. Both the theoretical contributions and the...


A Critical Search for Values in George W. Bush’s State of the Union Addresses

by Agnieszka Sowinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 31, 2015)

This book focuses on values and valuation in the State of the Union addresses delivered by the former U.S. President George W. Bush. What values are invoked in the speeches? How are these values constructed?...


A Study of «Attributive Ethnonyms» in the History of English with Special Reference to «Foodsemy»

by Marcin Kudla Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

The author studies ethnic stereotypes in the history of English from the perspective of Cognitive Linguistics. He views an ethnic stereotype as an idealised cognitive model (ICM) which consists of a cluster...


Vulnerable Domains for Cross-Linguistic Influence in L2 Acquisition of Greek

by Sviatlana Karpava Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 02, 2015)

The book investigates adult second language (L2) acquisition of Greek by first language (L1) Russian speakers in the bi-dialectal setting of Cyprus. The participants all reside in Cyprus and came from former...


On Invectives in Natural Language: A Panchronic Study of English Synonyms of ‘Skinny’/‘Fatty’

by Agnieszka Grzasko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 12, 2016)

The author researches selected synonyms of ‘skinny’ and ‘fatty’ in the history of the English language from the perspective of cognitive linguistics. The method employed in grouping the analytical material...


From Motion to Emotion

by Marek Kuzniak, Bozena Rozwadowska & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 02, 2016)

This volume has its origins in an international conference on emotions organized by the Polish Association for the Study of English and held at the University of Wroclaw in April 2015. In the course of the conference,...


Motivating the Symbolic

by Hubert Kowalewski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 15, 2016)

The book outlines a new approach to the study of motivation in language, which is firmly rooted in the paradigm of cognitive linguistics, but it is developed in critical (and constructive) dialogue with classical...


Visions and Revisions

by Przemyslaw Lozowski & Katarzyna Stadnik Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 02, 2016)

The papers reflect on «visions» and «revisions» of selected theoretical and applied linguistic issues. Methodologically, they all reflect and contribute to the polarization between form- and substance-oriented...


Rules and Exceptions

by Christopher Beedham, Warwick Danks & Ether Soselia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This book assembles a collection of papers first presented at the Summer School and Conference on the Method of Lexical Exceptions held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2-8 September 2007, which explored...


One Word, Two Genders

by Chiara Semplicini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 09, 2016)

Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender. This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly. First assigned a lexicological...


Specialisation and Variation in Language Corpora

by Ana Diaz-Negrillo & Francisco Javier Diaz-Pérez Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

Corpus linguistics was initiated with the compilation and exploitation of native English reference corpora. Over the past years, corpus linguistics has experienced such a great expansion and specialisation that...


Corpus-based studies on language varieties

by Víctor González-Ruiz, Francisco Alonso Almeida & Laura Cruz García Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 04, 2016)

This volume brings together a number of corpus-based studies dealing with language varieties. These contributions focus on contemporary lines of research interests, and include language teaching and learning,...


«Foreigners», «Auslaender», «Extranjeros»

by Mariann Larsen Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

The book investigates the European debate on culture and identity by pointing to those uses of language that shape the image and perception of migrants in host societies. The term ‘foreigner’ is highly sensitive...


A Lexical Description of English for Architecture

by Begoña Soneira Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 30, 2015)

This book offers a thorough lexical description of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) variety, English for Architecture, by means of a selfmade corpus. As other knowledge communities, Architecture practitioners...


Parody and Palimpsest

by Sarah L. Glasco Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

Parody and Palimpsest: Intertextuality, Language, and the Ludic in the Novels of Jean-Philippe Toussaint adds to the emerging body of work on intertextuality through expansion of critical examinations of the...


Applicative Arguments

by Solveig Bosse Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 13, 2015)

Applicative Arguments: A Syntactic and Semantic Investigation of German and English presents formal semantic and syntactic analyses of German and English applicative arguments. These arguments are nominal elements...


Truth Be Told

by John Justice Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 20, 2015)

Truth Be Told explains how truth and falsity result from relations that sentences have to the contexts in which they occur and the circumstances at which they are evaluated. It offers a precise conception of...


Fate, Time, and Language

by David Foster Wallace, Steven M. Cahn, Maureen Eckert & James Ryerson et al. Columbia University Press (December 10, 2010)

Long before he published Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace wrote a brilliant critique of Richard Taylor's argument for fatalism. In 1962, Taylor used six commonly-accepted presuppositions to imply that humans...


How to Start, Carry On and End Conversations

by Paul Jordan & Tony Attwood Jessica Kingsley Publishers (March 21, 2017)

Do you find it hard to make friends? Do you struggle to know what to say to start a conversation? In this book, Paul Jordan, who is on the autism spectrum, explains how to make sense of everyday social situations...


Victoria Welby and the Science of Signs: Significs, Semiotics, Philosophy of Language

by Susan Petrilli Transaction Publishers (January 31, 2015)

Victoria Welby (1837–1912) dedicated her research to the relationship between signs and values. She contended that signifying cannot be constrained to any one system, type of sign, language, field of discourse,...


The Pragmatics and Semiotics of Standard Languages

by Albert Sweet Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

Sweet describes the pragmatic foundations of standard logic and applies these foundations to the task of developing a theory of intended models as an extension of standard model theory in which the relevant...


Walt Whitman's Language Experiment

by James Perrin Warren Penn State University Press (October 01, 1990)

Combining intellectual history with literary analysis, this study of Whitman's language experiment from 1855 to 1892 offers a refreshing new look at his theory of language especially the English language in...


Speaking Hatefully

by David Boromisza-Habashi Penn State University Press (November 16, 2012)

In Speaking Hatefully, David Boromisza-Habashi focuses on the use of the term “hate speech” as a window on the cultural logic of political and moral struggle in public deliberation. This empirical study...