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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

Forthcoming

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

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

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...

Approaches to the Study of Sound Structure and Speech: Interdisciplinary Work in Honour of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

Approaches to the Study of Sound Structure and Speech: Interdisciplinary Work in Honour of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk

1st Edition

Magdalena Wrembel, Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Janowiak, Piotr Gąsiorowski
October 24, 2019

This innovative work highlights interdisciplinary research on phonetics and phonology across multiple languages, building on the extensive body of work of Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk on the study of sound structure and speech. // The book features concise contributions from both established and...

Systemic Functional Language Description: Making Meaning Matter

Systemic Functional Language Description: Making Meaning Matter

1st Edition

J.R. Martin, Y.J. Doran, Giacomo Figueredo
October 08, 2019

This volume showcases previously unpublished research on theoretical, descriptive, and methodological innovations for understanding language patterns grounded in a Systemic Functional Linguistic perspective. Featuring contributions from an international range of scholars, the book demonstrates...

Externalization: Phonological Interpretations of Syntactic Objects

Externalization: Phonological Interpretations of Syntactic Objects

1st Edition

Yoshihito Dobashi
September 19, 2019

This book explores theoretical issues of the syntax-phonology interface within the Minimalist Program of linguistic theory and proposes an entirely new approach to prosodic categories. Conceptual as well as empirical questions are addressed, concerning how syntactic objects are mapped to the...

Rarely Used Structures and Lesser-Studied Languages: Insights from the Margins

Rarely Used Structures and Lesser-Studied Languages: Insights from the Margins

1st Edition

Emily Manetta
September 04, 2019

This book investigates a set of marginal syntactic structures which have been singularly influential in the development of generative theory, spotlighting lesser-studied languages of the Indic family while emphasizing implications for linguistic theory more broadly. After first defining what...

Systemic Functional Political Discourse Analysis: A Text-based Study

Systemic Functional Political Discourse Analysis: A Text-based Study

1st Edition

Eden Sum-hung Li, Percy Luen-tim Lui, Andy Ka-chun Fung
August 29, 2019

Systemic Functional Political Discourse Analysis: A Text-based Study is the first book which takes a comprehensive systemic functional perspective on political discourse to provide a complete, integrated, exhaustive, systemic and functional description and analysis. Based on the political...

Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

1st Edition

Michele Prandi
July 12, 2019

This innovative volume provides a comprehensive integrated account of the study of conceptual figures, demonstrating the ways in which figures and in particular, conflictual figures, encapsulate linguistic expression in the fullest sense and in turn, how insights gleaned from their study can...

Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs

Heart- and Soul-Like Constructs across Languages, Cultures, and Epochs

1st Edition

Bert Peeters
January 21, 2019

All languages and cultures appear to have one or more "mind-like" constructs that supplement the human body. Linguistic evidence suggests they all have a word for someone, and another word for body, but that doesn’t mean that whatever else makes up a human being (i.e. someone) apart from the body...

Time Series Analysis of Discourse: Method and Case Studies

Time Series Analysis of Discourse: Method and Case Studies

1st Edition

Dennis Tay
November 08, 2018

This volume serves as a comprehensive introduction to Time Series Analysis (TSA), used commonly in financial and engineering sciences, to demonstrate its potential to complement qualitative approaches in discourse analysis research. The book begins by discussing how time has previously been...

A Forensic Linguistic Approach to Legal Disclosures: ERISA Cash Balance Conversion Cases and the Contextual Dynamics of Deception

A Forensic Linguistic Approach to Legal Disclosures: ERISA Cash Balance Conversion Cases and the Contextual Dynamics of Deception

1st Edition

James Stratman
August 23, 2018

This book is a scholarly work of forensic linguistics that demonstrates how the principles of Gricean pragmatics and their recent elaboration in Information Manipulation Theory (IMT) can be of use to courts faced with deciding cases of allegedly fraudulent disclosure documents. The usual goal of...

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