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Cross-cultural Genre Analysis Investigating Chinese, Italian and English CSR reports

Cross-cultural Genre Analysis: Investigating Chinese, Italian and English CSR reports

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By Danni Yu
December 15, 2021

This unique monograph provides a theoretical and methodological account on how to do cross-cultural genre analysis with the aids of corpus tools. Cross-cultural genre analysis investigates how discourse communities from different cultural backgrounds use language to realize a particular genre. It ...

Metonymies and Metaphors for Death Around the World

Metonymies and Metaphors for Death Around the World

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By Wojciech Wachowski, Karen Sullivan
November 30, 2021

This book reflects on the ways in which metaphor and metonymy are used conceptually and linguistically to mitigate the more difficult dimensions of death and dying, setting out a unique line of research within Conceptual Metaphor Theory.// The volume argues that metaphor and metonymic descriptions...

Symmetrizing Syntax Merge, Minimality, and Equilibria

Symmetrizing Syntax: Merge, Minimality, and Equilibria

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By Hiroki Narita, Naoki Fukui
November 30, 2021

Symmetrizing Syntax seeks to establish a minimal and natural characterization of the structure of human language (syntax), simplifying many facets of it that have been redundantly or asymmetrically formulated. Virtually all past theories of natural language syntax, from the traditional X-bar ...

Linguistic Worldview(s) Approaches and Applications

Linguistic Worldview(s): Approaches and Applications

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By Adam Głaz
September 30, 2021

This book explores the concept of linguistic worldview, which is underpinned by the underlying idea that languages, in their lexicogrammatical structures and patterns of usage, encode interpretations of reality that symbolize, shape, and construct speakers’ cultural experience. The volume traces ...

The Discourse of Protest, Resistance and Social Commentary in Reggae Music A Bakhtinian Analysis of Pacific Reggae

The Discourse of Protest, Resistance and Social Commentary in Reggae Music: A Bakhtinian Analysis of Pacific Reggae

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By Elizabeth Turner
September 15, 2021

A comprehensive, engaging and timely Bakhtinian examination of the ways in which the music and lyrics of Pacific reggae, aspects of performance, a record album cover, and the social and political context construct social commentary, resistance and protest. Framed predominantly by the theory and ...

Women in Social Semiotics and SFL Making a Difference

Women in Social Semiotics and SFL: Making a Difference

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By Eva Maagerø, Ruth Mulvad, Elise Seip Tønnessen
August 27, 2021

This book showcases interviews with nine women who have made pioneering contributions to social semiotics and systemic functional linguistics (SFL), highlighting how these women have taken the discipline into new and innovative directions, and the enduring impact of their work. The volume features ...

Chronotopes and Migration Language, Social Imagination, and Behavior

Chronotopes and Migration: Language, Social Imagination, and Behavior

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By Farzad Karimzad, Lydia Catedral
March 24, 2021

In Chronotopes and Migration: Language, Social Imagination, and Behavior, Farzad Karimzad and Lydia Catedral investigate migrants’ polycentric identities, imaginations, ideologies, and orientations to home and host countries through the notion of chronotope. The book focuses on the authors’ ...

Reconciling Synchrony, Diachrony and Usage in Verb Number Agreement with Complex Collective Subjects

Reconciling Synchrony, Diachrony and Usage in Verb Number Agreement with Complex Collective Subjects

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By Yolanda Fernández-Pena
December 30, 2020

This book uses corpus-based methodologies to investigate the wide variety of factors behind verb number agreement with complex collective noun phrases in English. The literature on collective nouns and their agreement patterns spans an array of disciplines and approaches. However, little of the ...

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts

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Edited By Alireza Korangy, Farzad Sharifian
October 30, 2020

Korangy and Sharifian’s groundbreaking book offers the first in-depth study into cultural linguistics for the Persian language. The book highlights a multitude of angles through which the intricacies of Persian and its many dialects and accents, wherever spoken, can be examined. Linguistics with ...

The Discourse of Desperation Late 18th and Early 19th Century Letters by Paupers, Prisoners, and Rogues

The Discourse of Desperation: Late 18th and Early 19th Century Letters by Paupers, Prisoners, and Rogues

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By Ivor Timmis
July 08, 2020

This book discusses how the poor and desperate in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries mobilised their linguistic resources in pursuit of vital pragmatic goals, drawing on three corpora of letters written by the poor. The main question addressed by the book is, ‘How were the poor, ...

Analysing Scientific Discourse from A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective A Framework for Exploring Knowledge Building in Biology

Analysing Scientific Discourse from A Systemic Functional Linguistic Perspective: A Framework for Exploring Knowledge Building in Biology

1st Edition

By Jing Hao
February 03, 2020

This book describes the discourse of biology from a systemic functional linguistic perspective. It offers a detailed description of resources based on text analysis. The description reveals co-textual patterns of language features, their expressions through grammatical resources, as well as their ...

Casting a Minimalist Eye on Adjuncts

Casting a Minimalist Eye on Adjuncts

1st Edition

By Stefanie Bode
December 09, 2019

This book offers a comprehensive account of adjuncts in generative grammar, seeking to reconcile the differing ways in which they have been treated in the past by proposing a method of analysis grounded in simplification based on Simplest Merge. The volume provides an up-to-date review of the ...

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