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Chronotopes and Migration Language, Social Imagination, and Behavior

Chronotopes and Migration: Language, Social Imagination, and Behavior

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Farzad Karimzad, Lydia Catedral
January 09, 2023

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’ ...

The Referential Mechanism of Proper Names Cross-cultural Investigations into Referential Intuitions

The Referential Mechanism of Proper Names: Cross-cultural Investigations into Referential Intuitions

1st Edition

By Jincai Li
September 30, 2022

Each of us bears a unique name given to us at birth. When people use your name, they typically refer to you. But what is the linkage that ties a name to a person and hence allows it to refer? Li’s book approaches this question of reference empirically through the medium of referential intuitions....

Two Dimensions of Meaning Similarity and Contiguity in Metaphor and Metonymy, Language, Culture, and Ecology

Two Dimensions of Meaning: Similarity and Contiguity in Metaphor and Metonymy, Language, Culture, and Ecology

1st Edition

By Andrew Goatly
September 30, 2022

The book takes as its point of departure the notion that similarity and contiguity are fundamental to meaning. It shows how they manifest in oral, literate, print, and internet cultures, in language acquisition, pragmatics, dialogism, classification, the semantics of grammar, literature, and, most ...

Researching Metaphors Towards a Comprehensive Account

Researching Metaphors: Towards a Comprehensive Account

1st Edition

Edited By Michele Prandi, Micaela Rossi
September 07, 2022

This collection advocates for a more holistic picture of metaphor, extending the field’s focus beyond the cognitive paradigm and conventional metaphorical concepts to illustrate the possibilities afforded by the study of living metaphors. The volume brings together a diverse range of researchers in...

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

1st Edition

By Yolanda Fernández-Pena
August 01, 2022

*Winner of AEDEAN Leocadio Martín Mingorance Book Award on Theoretical and Applied English Linguistics (2021)* *Winner of ESLA Guadalupe Aguado Research Award for Young Researchers (2022)* *Winner of ESSE Book Award 2022 for Young Researchers in the category 'English Language and ...

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts

Persian Linguistics in Cultural Contexts

1st Edition

Edited By Alireza Korangy, Farzad Sharifian
April 29, 2022

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

1st Edition

By Ivor Timmis
April 29, 2022

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, ...

Significance in Language A Theory of Semantics

Significance in Language: A Theory of Semantics

1st Edition

By Jim Feist
January 20, 2022

This book offers a unique perspective on meaning in language, broadening the scope of existing understanding of meaning by introducing a comprehensive and cohesive account of meaning that draws on a wide range of linguistic approaches. The volume seeks to build up a complete picture of what ...

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

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

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

By Wojciech Wachowski, Karen Sullivan
November 30, 2021

This book reflects on the ways in which metonymy and metaphor 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 metonymic and metaphoric descriptions...

Symmetrizing Syntax Merge, Minimality, and Equilibria

Symmetrizing Syntax: Merge, Minimality, and Equilibria

1st Edition

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

1st Edition

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 ...

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