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Using AI for Dialoguing with Texts From Psychology to Cinema and Literature

Using AI for Dialoguing with Texts: From Psychology to Cinema and Literature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Yair Neuman, Marcel Danesi, Dan Vilenchik
November 18, 2022

This concise volume offers an accessible introduction to state-of-the-art AI language models, providing a platform for their use in textual interpretation across the humanities and social sciences. The book outlines the affordances of new technologies for textual analysis, which has historically ...

The Discursive Construction of the Modern Political Self Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Age of Social Media

The Discursive Construction of the Modern Political Self: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the Age of Social Media

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Jacqueline Aiello
November 04, 2022

This book explores the impact of new media on politicians’ construction, presentation, and dissemination of their political selves, focusing on the social media presence of US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to offer new insights into the landscape of contemporary political discourse. ...

Picturing Fiction through Embodied Cognition Drawn Representations and Viewpoint in Literary Texts

Picturing Fiction through Embodied Cognition: Drawn Representations and Viewpoint in Literary Texts

1st Edition

By Bien Klomberg, Theresa Schilhab, Michael Burke
February 16, 2022

This concise volume addresses the question of whether or not language, and its structure in literary discourses, determines individuals’ mental "vision," employing an innovative cross-disciplinary approach using readers’ drawings of their mental imagery during reading.   The book engages in ...

Antonyms in Mind and Brain Evidence from English and German

Antonyms in Mind and Brain: Evidence from English and German

1st Edition

By Sandra Kotzor
October 08, 2021

Antonyms in Mind and Brain presents a multi-method empirical investigation of opposition with a particular focus on the processing of opposite pairs and their representation in the mental lexicon. Building on recent cognitive accounts of antonymy which highlight the fundamentally conceptual nature ...

Linguistic Description in English for Academic Purposes

Linguistic Description in English for Academic Purposes

1st Edition

By Helen Basturkmen
May 31, 2021

This volume provides a concise overview of linguistic description in the field of English for Academic Purposes, charting its evolution and categorizing the various strands of research interest. Given the increasing use of English as a lingua franca, there has been a corresponding upsurge into ...

Multimodal Theory and Methodology For the Analysis of (Inter)action and Identity

Multimodal Theory and Methodology: For the Analysis of (Inter)action and Identity

1st Edition

By Sigrid Norris
February 28, 2020

This concise guide outlines core theoretical and methodological developments of the growing field of Multimodal (Inter)action Analysis. The volume unpacks the foundational relationship between multimodality and language and the key concepts which underpin the analysis of multimodal action and ...

Understanding Abstract Concepts across Modes in Multimodal Discourse A Cognitive Linguistic Approach

Understanding Abstract Concepts across Modes in Multimodal Discourse: A Cognitive Linguistic Approach

1st Edition

By Elżbieta Górska
September 12, 2019

This volume looks at spatialization of abstract concepts in verbo-pictorial aphorisms at work in the cartoons of a single artist. While extensive work has been done in studying spatialization of abstract concepts in grammar and lexicon within cognitive linguistics, this book is the first of its ...

Formalism and Functionalism in Linguistics The Engineer and the Collector

Formalism and Functionalism in Linguistics: The Engineer and the Collector

1st Edition

By Margaret Thomas
August 15, 2019

This volume is a concise introduction to the lively ongoing debate between formalist and functionalist approaches to the study of language. The book grounds its comparisons between the two in both historical and contemporary contexts where, broadly speaking, formalists’ focus on structural ...

The Pluricentricity Debate On Austrian German and other Germanic Standard Varieties

The Pluricentricity Debate: On Austrian German and other Germanic Standard Varieties

1st Edition

By Stefan Dollinger
June 03, 2019

This book unpacks a 30-year debate about the pluricentricity of German. It examines the concept of pluricentricity, an idea implicit to the study of World Englishes, which expressly allows for national standard varieties, and the notion of "pluri-areality," which seeks to challenge the former. ...

Lexical Innovation in World Englishes Cross-fertilization and Evolving Paradigms

Lexical Innovation in World Englishes: Cross-fertilization and Evolving Paradigms

1st Edition

By Patrizia Anesa
August 16, 2018

Winner of the 2020 ESSE Book Award in English Language and Linguistics Lexical Innovation in World Englishes contributes to the investigation of World Englishes by offering insights into the lexical developments of selected English varieties and their cross-fertilization potential. Taking a ...

Talking Donald Trump A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse, and Political Identity

Talking Donald Trump: A Sociolinguistic Study of Style, Metadiscourse, and Political Identity

1st Edition

By Jennifer Sclafani
August 10, 2017

Talking Donald Trump examines the language of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign from the perspective of sociocultural linguistics. This book offers an insight into the many stages of Trump’s political career, from his initial campaign for the Republican nomination, up to his presidency. Drawing ...

Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching Attitudes and Impact

Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching: Attitudes and Impact

1st Edition

By Nicola Galloway
May 10, 2017

Global Englishes and Change in English Language Teaching analyses the impact of current ELT practice, bringing together research from the fields of Global Englishes and ELT to provide suggestions for the implementation of a Global Englishes for Language Teaching curriculum. Calling ...

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