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Building Communication Theories: A Socio/Cultural Approach

by Fred L. Casmir

Concern with various matters related to humans as they communicate has led to an increase in both research and theorizing during the second half of the 20th century. As a matter of fact, so many scholars and...

Justice and the Media: Reconciling Fair Trials and a Free Press

by Matthew D. Bunker

USE THIS FIRST PARAGRAPH ONLY FOR GENERAL CATALOGS... The First Amendment right of free speech is a fragile one. Its fragility is found no less in legal opinions than in other, less specialized forms of public...

Academic Advancement in Composition Studies: Scholarship, Publication, Promotion, Tenure

by Richard C. Gebhardt & Barbara Genelle Smith Gebhardt

This volume deals with a number of related issues that are becoming increasingly crucial for English studies during this time when most faculty in the field are assistant professors approaching tenure review...

The Meaning of Tingo: and Other Extraordinary Words from Around the World

by Adam Jacot de Boinod

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Introducing Performative Pragmatics

by Douglas Robinson

This user-friendly introduction to a new 'performative' methodology in linguistic pragmatics breaks away from the traditional approach which understands language as a machine. Drawing on a wide spectrum of research...

Investigating Information Society

by Hugh Mackay, Wendy Maples & Paul Reynolds

This lively and engaging text introduces students to the major debates and data on the information society, and at the same time teaches them how to research it. It gives an overview of:

* theorists of the information...

Ideology and Linguistic Theory: Noam Chomsky and the Deep Structure Debates

by John A. Goldsmith & Geoffrey J. Huck

In The Ideological Structure of Linguistic Theory Geoffrey J. Huck and John A. Goldsmith provide a revisionist account of the development of ideas about semantics in modern theories of language, focusing particularly...


by R Asher

Malayalam is one of the four major Dravidian languages spoken principally in the southern part of India. It has a recorded history of eight centuries and is spoken by more than thirty million people on the Malabar...

Definitions: Implications for Syntax, Semantics, and the Language of Thought

by Annabel Cormack

The answer to the question "How can we understand and use a definition?" provides new constraints on natural language and on the internal language in which meaning is mentally represented. Most syntax takes...

Event Semantics of Verb Frame Alternations: A Case Study of Dutch and Its Acquisition

by Angeliek Van Hout

Using both theoretical and language acquisition arguments, this study proposes a new model of the lexicon-syntax interface defined in terms of checking event-semantic features. The research is based on Dutch...

Televised Presidential Debates and Public Policy

by Sidney Kraus

With this second edition, Kraus continues his examination of formal presidential debates, considering the experience of television in presidential elections, reviewing what has been learned about televised debates,...

Practice Makes Perfect Basic French

by Eliane Kurbegov

Learn Latin in bite-sized lessons!

The key to Practice Makes Perfect: Basic Latin is how manageable the grammar and vocabulary are presented to you. You're not overwhelmed by it all! Supported by engaging exercises,...

Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship

by Jane Blankenship, Janette Kenner Muir & Karlyn Kohrs Campbell

Coming to Terms: The Collected Works of Jane Blankenship, is an edited collection from Jane Blankenship and Janette Kenner Muir which provides a deeper understanding of how an academic life is composed—how...

When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

by Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer & George Phenix

The minutes, hours, and days after JFK was shot on November 22, 1963, provided no ready answers. For millions of Americans transfixed by the incomparable breaking news, television—for the first time—emerged...

Write Great Fiction - Plot & Structure

by James Scott Bell

Craft an Engaging Plot

How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course?


Building Comprehension in Every Classroom: Instruction with Literature, Informational Texts, and Basal Programs

by Peter Dewitz, Rachel Brown & Nell K. Duke

This book presents a practical model and specific unit- and lesson-planning ideas for enhancing students' reading comprehension in any 2-8 classroom. The authors provide innovative suggestions that help teachers...

An Introduction to Psycholinguistics

by Danny D. Steinberg & Natalia V. Sciarini

Learning About Language is an exciting and ambitious series of introductions to fundamental topics in language, linguistics and related areas. The books are designed for students of linguistics and those who...

Six Words You Never Knew Had Something to Do with Pigs: And Other Fascinating Facts About the English Language

by Katherine Barber

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Linguistics & Novel

by Roger Fowler

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Rewriting English

by Janet Batsleer, Tony Davies & Rebecca O'Rourke

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.