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Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

Semantics and Pragmatics of False Friends

1st Edition

By Pedro J. Chamizo-Domínguez
November 09, 2010

This book approaches the topic of false friends from a theoretical perspective, arguing that false friends carry out a positive role as a cognitive device, mainly in literature and jokes, and suggesting some pragmatic strategies in order to restore the original sense of a text/utterance when a ...

Lesbian Discourses Images of a Community

Lesbian Discourses: Images of a Community

1st Edition

By Veronika Koller
June 07, 2010

Lesbian Discourses is the first book-length treatment of lesbian text and discourse. It looks at what changing images of community American and British lesbian authors have communicated since 1970, how this change can be traced in texts such as pamphlets, magazines and blogs, and why this ...

The Linguistics of Laughter A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

1st Edition

By Alan Partington
October 13, 2009

The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington ...

The Communication of Leadership The Design of Leadership Style

The Communication of Leadership: The Design of Leadership Style

1st Edition

By Jonathan Charteris-Black
September 15, 2008

With the crisis of leadership in the western democracies, there has been a growth of interest in how leaders outside of the west emerge and consolidate their positions. This book analyses the communication strategies of six charismatic non-western leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Fidel ...

Clause Structure and Verb Syntax in Scandinavian and English

Clause Structure and Verb Syntax in Scandinavian and English

1st Edition

By Dianne Jonas
June 15, 2007

In this volume, Jonas explores clause structure and syntax in Scandinavian and English....

Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men

Polari - The Lost Language of Gay Men

1st Edition

By Paul Baker
September 20, 2002

Polari is a secret form of language mainly used by homosexual men in London and other cities during the twentieth century. Derived in part from the slang lexicons of numerous stigmatised and itinerant groups, Polari was also a means of socialising, acting out camp performances and reconstructing a ...

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