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New Approaches to Rhetoric (Paperback, New): Patricia A. Sullivan, Steven R. Goldzwig New Approaches to Rhetoric (Paperback, New)
Patricia A. Sullivan, Steven R. Goldzwig
R1,606 Discovery Miles 16 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

New Approaches to Rhetoric provides fresh perspectives on the study of rhetoric and its ability to affect change in today's society. Although traditional approaches (e.g., neo-Aristotelian) to the study of rhetoric have utility for the twenty-first century, communication in a complex, mass-mediated postmodern age calls for new critical approaches. The contributors of this volume, including James Darsey, Kathryn M. Olson and G. Thomas Goodnight, George Cheney, Dana Cloud, and Barry Brummett, explore possibilities for bridging rhetorical studies of the past with rhetorical studies of the future. The original essays invite students to join rhetorical theorists and critics in an ongoing dialogue concerning what it means to study communication in a postmodern world.

Divided into three Parts, New Approaches to Rhetoric challenges and expands the definitions, approaches, and assumptions governing rhetorical scholarship. Part I, Rhetorics, Ethics, and Values, addresses, in different ways, a central question for the study of rhetoric today: How, and under what conditions, will moral arguments be articulated in the 21st century? Part II, Rhetoric, Institutions, and Contexts, features real-life case studies, showing students the function of rhetoric in today's world. Part III, Rhetorics, Cultures, and Ideologies, encourages students to examine ideological approaches to criticism and issues associated with class, race, and gender.

Features of this volume: Original, never-before-published pieces by leading rhetorical theorists and critics including James Darsey, Kathryn Olson and G. Thomas Goodnight, George Cheney, Dana Cloud and Marouf Hasian, and John M. Murphy and Thomas R.Burkholder, among others Each part opens with a brief introduction to frame discussion for students. Topics and case studies will appeal to students and scholars (e.g., film, Disney, political keynote addresses, autobiography, labor union discourse). Barry Brummett's Conclusion speculates on what the collection suggests about rhetoric in the 21st century and offers ideas to guide students as they contemplate the future of rhetorical studies.

New Approaches to Rhetoric is ideal for upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in Rhetoric and in Political Communication in departments of Communication, English, and Political Science. This book is suitable for use as either a primary or supplemental course text and will be invaluable as a general reference for scholars of rhetoric, social movements, and public sphere studies.

Rohit Parikh on Logic, Language and Society (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Can Baskent, Lawrence S. Moss, Ramaswamy Ramanujam Rohit Parikh on Logic, Language and Society (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Can Baskent, Lawrence S. Moss, Ramaswamy Ramanujam
R2,794 R1,618 Discovery Miles 16 180 Save R1,176 (42%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book discusses major milestones in Rohit Jivanlal Parikh's scholarly work. Highlighting the transition in Parikh's interest from formal languages to natural languages, and how he approached Wittgenstein's philosophy of language, it traces the academic trajectory of a brilliant scholar whose work opened up various new avenues in research. This volume is part of Springer's book series Outstanding Contributions to Logic, and honours Rohit Parikh and his works in many ways. Parikh is a leader in the realm of ideas, offering concepts and definitions that enrich the field and lead to new research directions. Parikh has contributed to a variety of areas in logic, computer science and game theory. In mathematical logic his contributions have been in recursive function theory, proof theory and non-standard analysis; in computer science, in the areas of modal, temporal and dynamic logics of programs and semantics of programs, as well as logics of knowledge; in artificial intelligence in the area of belief revision; and in game theory in the formal analysis of social procedures, with a strong undercurrent of philosophy running through all his work.This is not a collection of articles limited to one theme, or even directly connected to specific works by Parikh, but instead all papers are inspired and influenced by Parikh in some way, adding structures to and enriching "Parikh-land". The book presents a brochure-like overview of Parikh-land before providing an "introductory video" on the sights and sounds that you experience when reading the book.

The Arte of Rhetorique - for the Use of All Such as Are Studious of Eloquence, set forth in English (Paperback): Thomas Wilson The Arte of Rhetorique - for the Use of All Such as Are Studious of Eloquence, set forth in English (Paperback)
Thomas Wilson
R356 Discovery Miles 3 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This 16th century classic was written by sir Thomas Wilson, English diplomat, judge and privy councillor in the Government of Elizabeth I. The Arte of Rhetorique is one of the earliest systematic works on rhetoric written in English.

Events and Narratives in Language (Hardcover, New edition): Janusz Badio Events and Narratives in Language (Hardcover, New edition)
Janusz Badio
R1,474 R1,256 Discovery Miles 12 560 Save R218 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book analyzes events and narratives from the points of view of literature, grammar, discourse, and semantics. The contributors explore the issues related to the ways of portraying stories and their events within a cultural and literary framework. They also examine the role of prefixes in construing events and asymmetries that exist in time-creating event markers from a contrastive perspective. The contributions focus on narrativity as a semantic category, and on how events are described in signed languages. They place the event and narrative categories at the center of interest and their specific goals are pursued by applying different, both qualitative and quantitative, research methods.

Varieties of Logic (Paperback): Stewart Shapiro Varieties of Logic (Paperback)
Stewart Shapiro
R623 Discovery Miles 6 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Logical pluralism is the view that different logics are equally appropriate, or equally correct. Logical relativism is a pluralism according to which validity and logical consequence are relative to something. In Varieties of Logic, Stewart Shapiro develops several ways in which one can be a pluralist or relativist about logic. One of these is an extended argument that words and phrases like 'valid' and 'logical consequence' are polysemous or, perhaps better, are cluster concepts. The notions can be sharpened in various ways. This explains away the 'debates' in the literature between inferentialists and advocates of a truth-conditional, model-theoretic approach, and between those who advocate higher-order logic and those who insist that logic is first-order. A significant kind of pluralism flows from an orientation toward mathematics that emerged toward the end of the nineteenth century, and continues to dominate the field today. The theme is that consistency is the only legitimate criterion for a theory. Logical pluralism arises when one considers a number of interesting and important mathematical theories that invoke a non-classical logic, and are rendered inconsistent, and trivial, if classical logic is imposed. So validity is relative to a theory or structure. The perspective raises a host of important questions about meaning. The most significant of these concern the semantic content of logical terminology, words like 'or', 'not', and 'for all', as they occur in rigorous mathematical deduction. Does the intuitionistic 'not', for example, have the same meaning as its classical counterpart? Shapiro examines the major arguments on the issue, on both sides, and finds them all wanting. He then articulates and defends a thesis that the question of meaning-shift is itself context-sensitive and, indeed, interest-relative. He relates the issue to some prominent considerations concerning open texture, vagueness, and verbal disputes. Logic is ubiquitous. Whenever there is deductive reasoning, there is logic. So there are questions about logical pluralism that are analogous to standard questions about global relativism. The most pressing of these concerns foundational studies, wherein one compares theories, sometimes with different logics, and where one figures out what follows from what in a given logic. Shapiro shows that the issues are not problematic, and that is usually easy to keep track of the logic being used and the one mentioned.

Self and Other in Dialogue - Romance Studies on Discourse and Interaction (Hardcover, New edition): Johan Gille, Coco Noren Self and Other in Dialogue - Romance Studies on Discourse and Interaction (Hardcover, New edition)
Johan Gille, Coco Noren
R1,188 R1,006 Discovery Miles 10 060 Save R182 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume contains a collection of papers which deal with Romance linguistics from the perspective of discourse and interaction. Some contributions cover areas such as spoken corpora, speech and linguistic description, and phonetic aspects of speech. Others focus on multimodality, pragmatics, and conversation and discourse, and there are also contributions which deal with speech and sociolinguistics, and speech in multilingualism/bilingualism. This volume is multilingual, containing as it does contributions written in English, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

The Ethics Of Rhetoric (Paperback): Richard M Weaver The Ethics Of Rhetoric (Paperback)
Richard M Weaver
R684 Discovery Miles 6 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Disentangling Dyslexia - Phonological and Processing Deficit in Developmental Dyslexia (Paperback, New edition): Maria Vender Disentangling Dyslexia - Phonological and Processing Deficit in Developmental Dyslexia (Paperback, New edition)
Maria Vender
R1,991 R1,657 Discovery Miles 16 570 Save R334 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Beyond the well-known reading and spelling difficulties, dyslexic individuals exhibit marked phonological disorders, poor lexical retrieval and problems in the comprehension and production of grammatical structures that are particularly expensive in terms of processing costs. To account for these difficulties, the author presents an original hypothesis, proposing that dyslexia is related to a working memory inefficiency, affecting in particular the subject's phonological skills and executive functions. The results of four experimental protocols, assessing dyslexic children's working memory and their ability to interpret scalar implicatures, negative sentences and pronominal expressions, are presented and discussed in this volume. Consistent with the hypothesis outlined in this book, the results of the four studies show that dyslexics underperformed in comparison to age-matched controls and even to younger children in tasks requiring good phonological and processing abilities.

Understanding Humor through Communication - Why Be Funny, Anyway? (Paperback): John C. Meyer Understanding Humor through Communication - Why Be Funny, Anyway? (Paperback)
John C. Meyer
R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Understanding Humor through Communication explores theories of humor origin as well as humor functions in human groups and societies through communication. A model of humor decision by individuals is detailed, followed by humor's emergence in communication. Elements of humor sources (incongruity, superiority, and relief), humor intent (comic or tragic perspectives), and humor perception (ego-involvement, script awareness, bona-fide messages, and non-bona-fide messages) are incorporated. Persuasive, organizational, and interpersonal settings involving humor are explored in depth to consider its functions. The individual choice to experience humor is detailed in its effects, as are the social implications of widespread humor desired and invoked in human society. Understanding Humor through Communication will appeal to scholars of communication, psychology, and sociology.

Constructing the Political Spectacle (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Murray Edelman Constructing the Political Spectacle (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Murray Edelman
R628 Discovery Miles 6 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Thanks to the ready availability of political news today, informed citizens can protect and promote their own interests and the public interest more effectively. Or can they? Murray Edelman argues against this conventional interpretation of politics, one that takes for granted that we live in a world of facts and that people react rationally to the facts they know. In doing so, he explores in detail the ways in which the conspicuous aspects of the political scene are interpretations that systematically buttress established inequalities and interpretations already dominant political ideologies.

Discourse as Data - A Guide for Analysis (Hardcover): Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie J. A. Taylor, Simeon J. Yates Discourse as Data - A Guide for Analysis (Hardcover)
Margaret Wetherell, Stephanie J. A. Taylor, Simeon J. Yates
R2,363 R2,190 Discovery Miles 21 900 Save R173 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

`A highly effective introduction which gives readers a clear sense of how to analyze discourse data and then employ the analytic approaches in their own research' - David Silverman, Goldsmiths College, University of London, United Kingdom This workbook will be invaluable for students across the social sciences who need to learn how to analyze discourse. Using a step-by-step approach, students are introduced to the principal range of methods for analyzing different types of text, taken through key analytic concepts, offered specimen analyses and given the opportunity to try out analytic concepts on new data. Discourse as Data is organized around eight chapters, six of which are related to the domains covered in the Reader, and top and tailed by two chapters which set up common methodological issues in discourse research relevant to all approaches (such as transcription and the application and the critical evaluation of discourse research). Though the text will be a perfect companion to the simultaneously published Reader, its broad coverage, combined with didactic, practical guidance should make this important reading for any student or researcher wishing to learn more about discourse analysis. This book will be ideal as a teaching tool, and an invaluable aid on discourse analysis courses, which have a practical content, most notably within the fields of psychology, cultural and media studies, sociology and linguistics.

Governing Codes - Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity (Paperback, New): Karrin Vasby Anderson, Kristina Horn Sheeler Governing Codes - Gender, Metaphor, and Political Identity (Paperback, New)
Karrin Vasby Anderson, Kristina Horn Sheeler
R931 Discovery Miles 9 310 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Familiar narratives and simplistic stereotypes frame the representation of women in U.S. politics. Pervasive containment rhetorics, such as the distinction between women as mothers and caregivers and men as rational thinkers, create unique hurdles for any woman seeking public office. While these 'governing codes' generally act to constrain female political power, they can also be harnessed as a resource depending on the particular circumstances (e.g., party affiliation, geographic location and personal style). One of these governing codes, the metaphor, is an especially powerful tool in politics today, particularly for women. By examining the political careers of four of the most prominent and influential women in contemporary U.S. politics_Democrats Ann Richards and Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republicans Christine Todd Whitman and Elizabeth Dole_Karrin Vasby Anderson and Kristina Horn Sheeler illustrate how metaphors in public discourse may be both familiar narratives to embrace and boundaries to overturn.

Doing Discourse Analysis - Methods for Studying Action in Talk and Text (Paperback): Linda A. Wood, Rolf O. Kroger Doing Discourse Analysis - Methods for Studying Action in Talk and Text (Paperback)
Linda A. Wood, Rolf O. Kroger
R1,600 Discovery Miles 16 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book is about doing discourse analysis. Its focus is on method, but the method is embedded in a wider theoretical perspective on social life, in the view of language as action, in the recognition that the social world revolves around talk (and writing). What is it that we accomplish by talking? Can we reconceptualize such traditional concepts as attribution and personality in discursive terms or shed light on applied topics, such as sexual abuse and legal adjudication?

Doing Discourse Analysis: Methods for Studying Action in Talk and Text draws on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, pragmatics, and particularly, the discursive approach developed in social psychology. The book presents examples of actual discourse analyses, covers procedures of data collection and strategies for data analysis, and addresses issues of reliability and validity or the scientific warrants for discourse-analytic work.

This book provides both the practical steps for doing discourse analysis and the theoretical justifications for these steps. It is an essential book for students and researchers undertaking discourse analysis.

Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks (Hardcover): Stela Manova Affix Ordering Across Languages and Frameworks (Hardcover)
Stela Manova
R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume advances our understanding of how word structure in terms of affix ordering is organized in the languages of the world. A central issue in linguistic theory, affix ordering receives much attention amongst the research community, though most studies deal with only one language. By contrast, the majority of the chapters in this volume consider more than one language and provide data from typologically diverse languages, some of which are examined for the first time. Many chapters focus on cases of affix ordering that challenge linguistic theory with such phenomena as affix repetition and variable ordering, both of which are shown to be neither rare nor typical only of lesser-studied languages with unstable grammatical organization, as previously assumed. The book also offers an explicit discussion on the non-existence of phonological affix ordering, with a focus on mobile affixation, and one on the emergence of affix ordering in child language, the first of its kind in the literature. Repetitive operations, undesirable in many theories, are frequent in early child language and seem to serve as trainings for morphological decomposition and affix stacking. Thus, the volume also raises important questions regarding the general architecture of grammar and the nature and side effects of our theoretical assumptions.

Energiediskurs - Perspektiven auf Sprache und Kommunikation im Kontext der Energiewende (English, German, Paperback, New... Energiediskurs - Perspektiven auf Sprache und Kommunikation im Kontext der Energiewende (English, German, Paperback, New edition)
Nicole Rosenberger, Ulla Kleinberger
R1,565 R1,333 Discovery Miles 13 330 Save R232 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Der in der Schweiz und in Deutschland beschlossene Atomausstieg hat die Debatte um Energieversorgung und -verbrauch ins Zentrum der oeffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit geruckt. Die Diskussion um die Energieproblematik tangiert Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft gleichermassen. Fur die Umsetzung der Energiewende braucht es die Zusammenarbeit verschiedenster Akteure und deren Austausch uber Energiethemen. Dabei stellt sich die Frage, wie Sprache in diesen Diskursen verwendet wird und welchen Einfluss Sprache und Kommunikation auf Meinungsbildung, Akzeptanz und Verhalten haben. Die Beitrage dieses Bandes beleuchten den Energiediskurs in der oeffentlichen Kommunikation und gehen neben methodischen Fragestellungen konkreten Problemstellungen aus der Kommunikationspraxis nach: Wie koennen Energieunternehmen verstandlich mit ihren Kundinnen und Kunden kommunizieren? Inwieweit kann die OEffentlichkeit in die Behoerdenkommunikation eingebunden werden? Wie beeinflussen Sprache und sprachliche Mittel die Energiedebatte? Welcher sprachlichen Einheiten bedient sich die Debatte? Allen Beitragen gemeinsam ist der Fokus auf das Zusammenspiel von Sprache, Kommunikation und Interaktion sowie das Aufzeigen der Bedeutung angewandter Linguistik fur gesellschaftliche Veranderungsprozesse.

Charles Sanders Peirce - Pragmatism and Education (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016): David Plowright Charles Sanders Peirce - Pragmatism and Education (Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)
David Plowright
R1,414 R888 Discovery Miles 8 880 Save R526 (37%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book introduces a number of selected ideas from the work of Charles Sanders Peirce, the founder of pragmatism. Peirce, pronounced 'purse', was born in America in 1839 and died in 1914. He published little in his own lifetime and he continually struggled to become recognised as a respected author with ideas that were highly creative, original and unique. The book begins with an examination of Peirce's life history. This is followed by an explanation of pragmatism, which states that an understanding of a concept can only be fully grasped by knowing what its practical effects are. The author then explains a number of Peirce's ideas that are based on his pragmatic maxim: * scientific inquiry as a method of investigation and its relevance to everyday thinking * inferential thinking based on abduction, deduction and induction and its use in educational research * semiotics, the study of signs and its relevance to the development of conceptual understanding * his profound and insightful ontological categories of Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness and their application to developing an understanding of the world around us This introductory text is written in a clear and accessible style. Numerous examples are used throughout the book to illustrate Peirce's complex and sophisticated ideas and to show how his thinking can be applied to education.

Ambiguities of Domination - Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Paperback, 2nd First Edition, Enlarged ed.):... Ambiguities of Domination - Politics, Rhetoric, and Symbols in Contemporary Syria (Paperback, 2nd First Edition, Enlarged ed.)
Lisa Wedeen
R675 Discovery Miles 6 750 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Treating rhetoric and symbols as central rather than peripheral to politics, Lisa Wedeen's groundbreaking book offers a compelling counterargument to those who insist that politics is primarily about material interests and the groups advocating for them. During the thirty-year rule of President Hafiz al-Asad's regime, his image was everywhere. In newspapers, on television, and during orchestrated spectacles. Asad was praised as the "father," the "gallant knight," even the country's "premier pharmacist." Yet most Syrians, including those who create the official rhetoric, did not believe its claims. Why would a regime spend scarce resources on a personality cult whose content is patently spurious? Wedeen shows how such flagrantly fictitious claims were able to produce a politics of public dissimulation in which citizens acted as if they revered the leader. By inundating daily life with tired symbolism, the regime exercised a subtle, yet effective form of power. The cult worked to enforce obedience, induce complicity, isolate Syrians from one another, and set guidelines for public speech and behavior. Wedeen's ethnographic research demonstrates how Syrians recognized the disciplinary aspects of the cult and sought to undermine them. In a new preface, Wedeen discusses the uprising against the Syrian regime that began in 2011 and questions the usefulness of the concept of legitimacy in trying to analyze and understand authoritarian regimes.

The Essential Don Murray - Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher (Paperback): Donald Murray The Essential Don Murray - Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher (Paperback)
Donald Murray; Edited by Lisa Miller, Thomas Newkirk
R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Lessons from America's Greatest Writing Teacher

Don Murray's mission was to demystify writing by revealing as much as possible about the habits, processes, and practices of writers. This book carries on his work and shows the evolution of his thinking by collecting his most influential pieces as well as unpublished essays, entries from his daybook, drawings, and numerous examples of his famous handouts.


Writing as Process: How Writing Finds Its Own Meaning The Listening Eye: Reflections on the Writing Conference Teaching the Other Self: The Writer's First Reader Write Before Writing Writing Badly to Write Well: Searching for the Instructive Line All Writing is Autobiography and more

60 years of work and wisdom: THE ESSENTIAL DON MURRAY

Don Murray on...

teaching writing as process, not product

"Instead of teaching finished writing, we should teach unfinished writing, and glory in its unfinishedness. We work with language in action. We share with our students the continual excitement of choosing one word instead of another, of searching for the one true word. This is not a question of correct or incorrect, of etiquette or custom. This is a matter of far higher importance."

understanding the writing process

"The process of making meaning with written language can not be understood by looking backward from a finished page. Process can not be inferred from product any more than a pig can be inferred from a sausage. It is possible, however, for us to follow the process forward from blank page to final draft and learn something of what happens."

knowing the writer within

"There is always magic in this for me, and wonder because I do not know what I am going to say until it is said. The writer within is always a stranger, with a grin, a top hat and long, quick fingers which produce what was not there before. I shall never know this magic man well, although he has been with me for sixty years. He entices me with his capacity for surprise."

doing the work of writing

"Writing is primarily not a matter of talent, of dedication, of vision, of vocabulary, of style, but simply a matter of sitting. The writer is a person who writes." To request this title as a Desk/Exam copy, click here.

Methods of Critical Discourse Studies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Ruth Wodak, Michael Meyer Methods of Critical Discourse Studies (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Ruth Wodak, Michael Meyer
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is a sophisticated and nuanced introduction to critical discourse analysis (CDA) that covers a range of topics in an accessible, engaging style. With international examples and an interdisciplinary approach, readers gain a rich understanding of the many angles into critical discourse analysis, the fundamentals of how analysis works and examples from written texts, online data and images. This new edition: expands coverage of multimodality adds two new chapters on social media and analysis of online data supports learning with a guided introduction to each chapter includes a new and extended glossary Clearly written, practical and rigorous in its approach, this book is the ideal companion when embarking on research that focuses on discourse and meaning-making.

Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (Paperback): Sara DeTurk Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center (Paperback)
Sara DeTurk
R853 Discovery Miles 8 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The longevity of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Texas, suggests that it is possible for a social change organization to simultaneously address racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, imperialism, environmental justice, and peace-and to succeed. Activism, Alliance Building, and the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center uses ethnographic research to provide an instructive case study of the importance and challenges of confronting injustice in all of its manifestations. Through building and maintaining alliances, deploying language strategically, and using artistic expression as a central organizing mechanism, The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center demonstrates the power of multi-issue organizing and intersectional/coalitional consciousness. Interweaving artistic programming with its social justice agenda, in particular, offers Esperanza a unique forum for creative and political expression, institutional collaborations, and interpersonal relationships, which promote consciousness raising, mobilization, and social change. This study will appeal to scholars of communication, Chicana feminism, and ethnography.

Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek (Hardcover): Katerina Chatzopoulou Negation and Nonveridicality in the History of Greek (Hardcover)
Katerina Chatzopoulou
R1,935 Discovery Miles 19 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book provides a thorough investigation of the expression of sentential negation in the history of Greek. It draws on both quantitative data from texts dating from three major stages of vernacular Greek (Attic Greek, Koine, and Late Medieval Greek), and qualitative data from all stages of the language, from Homeric Greek to Standard Modern Greek. Katerina Chatzopoulou accounts for the contrast between the two complementary negators found in Greek, referred to as a NEG1 and NEG2, in terms of the latter's sensitivity to nonveridicality, and explains the asymmetry observed in the diachronic development of the Greek negator system. The volume also sets out a new interpretation of Jespersen's cycle, which abstracts away from the morphosyntactic and phonological properties of the phenomenon and proposes instead that it is best understood in semantic terms. This approach not only explains the patterns observed in Greek, but also those found in other languages that deviate from the traditional description of Jespersen's cycle.

Linguistics & Language Education in New Horizons - The Link Between Theory, Research & Pedagogy (Hardcover): Si Fan, Thao Le,... Linguistics & Language Education in New Horizons - The Link Between Theory, Research & Pedagogy (Hardcover)
Si Fan, Thao Le, Quynh Le
R7,439 Discovery Miles 74 390 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While there are many books on language and literacy education, there is an urgent need to provide a book which makes an essential link between theory, research and pedagogy with a focus on the two interrelated fields of linguistics and language education. This book is a timely contribution to the current academic discourse for such a study. It is a big challenge for lecturers and university students of educational linguistics to be fully aware of new developments in the field of linguistics and language education. This book provides some essential insights and directions which have shaped innovative ideas, practices and research implications in this broad field. The chapters of the book are grouped into three parts with different focuses: theory into research, cultural and social aspects which influence theory and practice of language education, and finally pedagogical implications. The book is a collective contribution of scholars with intensive research and professional experiences from different countries, levels of education and global contexts.

Skepticism and Language in Early Modern Philosophy - The Early Linguistic Turn (Hardcover): Danilo Marcondes Skepticism and Language in Early Modern Philosophy - The Early Linguistic Turn (Hardcover)
Danilo Marcondes
R1,632 Discovery Miles 16 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Danilo Marcondes argues that, contrary to a traditional view maintaining that language is not given any central role in early modern philosophy, there was what could be considered an "early linguistic turn" in the seventeenth century, opening a place for the philosophy of language as part of the philosophical system under construction at that period. Skepticism and Language in Early Modern Philosophy: The Early Linguistic Turn also claims that the revival of ancient skepticism at the modern age contributed decisively towards this "linguistic turn" in so far as it attacked the "powers of the intellect" in representing reality and making knowledge possible. Marcondes argues that the concept of language itself becomes crucial to this investigation since during this period it was understood in different ways by different thinkers leading to the central role which will be given to the philosophy of language in contemporary philosophy.

Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World (Hardcover): Sharon Schuman Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World (Hardcover)
Sharon Schuman
R1,844 Discovery Miles 18 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World argues that our most cherished ideas about freedom-being left alone to do as we please, or uncovering the truth-have failed us. They promote the polarized thinking that blights our world. Rooted in literature, political theory and Mikhail Bakhtin's theories of language, this book introduces a new concept: dialogic freedom. This concept combats polarization by inspiring us to feel freer the better able we are to see from the perspectives of others. To say that freedom is dialogic is to apply to it an idea about language. If you and I are talking, I anticipate from you a response that could be friendly, hostile, or indifferent, and this awareness helps determine what I say. If you look bored or give me a blank stare, I might not say anything at all. In this sense language is dialogic. The same can be said of freedom. Our decisions take into account the voices of others to which we feel answerable, and these voices coauthor our choices. In today's polarized world, prevailing concepts of freedom as autonomy and enlightenment have encouraged us to take refuge in echo chambers among the like-minded. Whether the subject is abortion, terrorism, or gun control, these concepts encourage us to shut out the voices of those who dare to disagree. We need a new way to think about freedom. Freedom and Dialogue in a Polarized World presents riveting moments of choice from Homer's Iliad, Dante's Inferno, Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, Milton's Paradise Lost, Melville's "Benito Cereno," Dostoevsky's The Brothers Karamazov, Kafka's "In the Penal Colony," and Morrison's Beloved, in order to advocate reading for and with dialogic freedom. It ends with a practical application to the debate about abortion and an invitation to rethink other polarizing issues. For more information, please visit: http://dialogicfreedom.weebly.com/.

Body Talk and Cultural Identity in the African World 2015 (Paperback): Augustine Agwuele Body Talk and Cultural Identity in the African World 2015 (Paperback)
Augustine Agwuele
R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The body is a site bearing multiple signs of cultural inscriptions. People's postures, use of space, dress codes, speech particularities, facial expressions, tone qualities, gaze, and gestures are codes that send messages to observers. These messages differ across cultures and times. Some of these non-verbal messages are taken to be conscious or subconscious projection of a sense of personal or collective identity. The various forms of "body talk" may flag personal distinction, style, uniqueness or politics, in which case, the body and its presentations become stances of the self. Different from this, body talk may exhibit a society's or culture's standardized norms of valuation with respect to what conforms or deviates from expectations.The subject of this anthology is non-verbal communication signals with contributing studies from societies and cultures of Africa and African Diaspora. The goals are to document popular gestures, explore their meanings, and understand how they frame interactions and colour perception.The anthology is also aimed at offering interdisciplinary perspectives on the problematics of non-verbal communication by making sense of the various ways that different cultures speak without "voice", and to examine how people and groups make their presence felt as social, cultural and political actors. Some of the contributions include case studies, descriptive codification, theoretical analyses and performative studies. The issues highlighted range from film and literature studies, gender studies, history, religion, popular cultural, and extends to the virtual space. Other studies provide a linguistic treatment of non-verbal communication and use it as means of explicating perception and stereotyping.

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