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International Review of Sign Linguistics: Volume 1

by William Edmondson & Ronnie B. Wilbur

The International Review of Sign Linguistics -- which replaces the International Journal of Sign Linguistics -- is planned as an annual series publishing the most up-to-date scholarly work in all aspects of...

Relating Events in Narrative: A Crosslinguistic Developmental Study

by Ruth A. Berman & Dan Isaac Slobin

This volume represents the culmination of an extensive research project that studied the development of linguistic form/function relations in narrative discourse. It is unique in the extent of data which it...

The Psychology of Word Meanings

by Paula J. Schwanenflugel

This volume contains perspectives from a collection of cognitive scientists on the psychological, philosophical, and educational issues surrounding the meanings of words and how these meanings are learned and...

The Language of Humour

by Alison Ross

The Language of Humour:

* examines the importance of the social context for humour

* explores the issue of gender and humour in areas such as the New Lad culture in comedy and stand-up comedy

* includes comic transcripts...

Carnivalizing Difference: Bakhtin and the Other

by Peter I. Barta, Paul Allen Miller & Charles Platter

It has seemed at times that there is no neutral territory between those who see Bakhtin as the practitioner of a kind of neo-Marxist, or at least materialist, deconstruction and those who look at the same texts...

Essays in Syntactic Theory

by Samuel David Epstein

The essays in this important collection explore wide-ranging aspects of the syntax and semantics of human languages. Key topics covered include movement phenomena and the syntax of logical form, methods in generative...

The Languages of the World

by Kenneth Katzner

This third edition of Kenneth Katzner's best-selling guide to languages is essential reading for language enthusiasts everywhere. Written with the non-specialist in mind, its user-friendly style and layout,...

Women and Journalism

by Deborah Chambers, Linda Steiner & Carole Fleming

Women and Journalism offers a rich and comprehensive analysis of the roles, status and experiences of women journalists in the United States and Britain.

Drawing on a variety of sources and dealing with a host...

Making Realism Work: Realist Social Theory and Empirical Research

by Bob Carter & Caroline New

In this innovative book, theorists and researchers from various social science disciplines explore the potential of realist social theory for empirical research. The examples are drawn from a wide range of fields...

News and Journalism in the UK

by McNair

News and Journalism in the UK is an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the political, economic and regulatory environments of press and broadcast journalism in Britain and Northern Ireland.


Theoretical Comparative Syntax: Studies in Macroparameters

by Naoki Fukui

Collected for the first time in a single volume, these essays and articles by Naoki Fukui form an outline of some of the most significant and formative contributions to syntactic theory. Focusing particularly...

The Language of Science

by Carol Reeves, Angela Goddard & Adrian Beard

The communication of scientific principles is becoming increasingly important in a world that relies on technology. Exploring the use of scientific language in the news and examining how important scientific...

Thinking German Translation

by Sandor Hervey, Michael Loughridge & Ian Higgins

This is a comprehensive practical course in translation for advanced students of German, which focuses on improving translation quality whilst clarifying the theoretical issues involved. This second edition...

Compass Points - The Pagan Writers' Guide: Writing for the Pagan and MB&S Publications

by Suzanne Ruthven

I want to be a pagan author and write for the pagan community…can you tell me how to get published? Writing for the pagan community is no different from writing for any other readership – but we need to...

The Lifestyle Writer: How to Write for the Home and Family Market

by Sarah-Beth Watkins

All need to know about lifestyle writing and how to use your own experiences to start your writing career.

Philanthropy and Light: Carnegie Libraries and the Advent of Transatlantic Standards for Public Space

by Oriel Prizeman

Towards the end of the nineteenth century, philanthropist Andrew Carnegie supported the erection of almost three thousand public buildings across Britain and America. Seeking to gauge the extent of universal...

Women's Names in Old English

by Elisabeth Okasha

This book provides an in-depth study into the issue of vernacular names in Old English documents. Specifically it challenges the generally accepted notion that the sex of an individual is definitively indicated...

Law, Hermeneutics and Rhetoric

by Francis J. Mootz III

This collection of Mootz's classic essays argues that legal practice is a hermeneutical and rhetorical event that can best be understood and theorized in those terms. Whereas contemporary legal theory is fragmented,...

Cultivating Cosmopolitanism for Intercultural Communication: Communicating as a Global Citizen

by Miriam Sobré-Denton & NILANJANA BARDHAN

This book engages the notion of cosmopolitanism as it applies to intercultural communication, which itself is undergoing a turn in its focus from post-positivistic research towards critical/interpretive and...

Innovation and Change in English language education

by Ken Hyland & Lillian L C Wong

Questions about what to teach and how best to teach it are what drive professional practice in the English language classroom. Innovation and change in English language education addresses these key questions...