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  • Focus and Background Marking in Mandarin Chinese

    System and Theory behind cai, jiu, dou and ye

    By Daniel Hole

    This is an investigation into the grammaticalized system of focus-background agreement in Mandarin Chinese. The particles cái, jiù, dou and ye are, in a specific use type, shown to form the core of a highly systematic paradigm. This book is not just a valuable companion for anyone interested in…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Linguistics

  • Mencius On The Mind V 5

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Pragmatism, Law, and Language

    Edited by Graham Hubbs, Douglas Lind

    This volume puts leading pragmatists in the philosophy of language, including Robert Brandom, in contact with scholars concerned with what pragmatism has come to mean for the law. Each contribution uses the resources of pragmatism to tackle fundamental problems in the philosophy of language, the…

    Paperback – 2017-02-06
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics

    Edited by Anne Barron, Yueguo Gu, Gerard Steen

    The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics provides a state-of-the-art overview of the wide breadth of research in pragmatics. An introductory section outlines a brief history, the main issues and key approaches and perspectives in the field, followed by a thought-provoking introductory chapter on…

    Hardback – 2017-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Handbooks in Applied Linguistics

  • The Grammar of Japanese Mimetics

    Perspectives from structure, acquisition, and translation

    Edited by Noriko Iwasaki, Peter Sells, Kimi Akita

    Mimetic words, also known as ‘sound-symbolic words’, ‘ideophones’ or more popularly as ‘onomatopoeia’, constitute an important subset of the Japanese lexicon; we find them as well in the lexicons of other Asian languages and sub-Saharan African languages. Mimetics play a central role in Japanese…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in East Asian Linguistics

  • Metonymy and Language

    A New Theory of Linguistic Processing

    By Charles Denroche

    Metonymy and Language presents a new theory of language and communication in which the central focus is on the concept of metonymy, the recognition of partial matches and overlaps. Through the use of original data sets and rigorous primary research, Denroche characterizes metonymy as key to…

    Paperback – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Linguistics

  • Routledge Library Editions: Discourse Analysis

    By Various

    Discourse analysis is a wide ranging area of study that examines the features of language beyond the limits of a sentence — including vocal, written and sign language, along with any significant semiotic events. It has been employed from a number of interdisciplinary perspectives in an attempt to…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • Discourse Pragmatics and the Verb

    The Evidence from Romance

    Edited by Suzanne Fleischman, Linda R. Waugh

    First published in 1990, this collection investigates grammatical categories associated with the verb as they are used by speakers and writers in real discourses and texts. Focusing on tense, aspect, mood, and voice in French, Spanish, and Italian, each chapter underscores the importance of context…

    Hardback – 2016-11-02
    Routledge
    RLE: Discourse Analysis

  • The Semantics and Pragmatics of Preposing

    By Gregory L. Ward

    First published in 1988, this book examines the aspects of pragmatic competence involving the class of preposing constructions in English. By limiting the scope of investigation to particular grammatical categories, the author argues previous studies have failed to capture significant pragmatic…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • Anaphora and Semantic Interpretation

    By Tanya Reinhart

    First published in 1983, this book examines anaphora — a central issue in linguistic theory as it lies at the crossroads of several major problems. On the one hand it is believed that the same conditions that govern the interpretation of anaphora also govern syntactic movement rules but on the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

    By Various

    Semantics and semiology are two of the most important branches of linguistics and have proven to be fecund areas for research. They examine language structures and how they are dictated by both the meanings and forms of communication employed — semantics by focusing on the denotation of words and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology

  • Rethinking Body Language

    How Hand Movements Reveal Hidden Thoughts

    By Geoffrey Beattie

    Challenging all of our old assumptions about the subject, Rethinking Body Language builds on the most recent cutting-edge research to offer a new theoretical perspective on this subject that will transform the way we look at other people. In contrast to the traditional view that body language is…

    Paperback – 2016-05-26
    Psychology Press

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