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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bert Peeters
April 23, 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 13, 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...

Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics

Perspectives from Systemic Functional Linguistics

1st Edition

Akila Sellami-Baklouti, Lise Fontaine
March 09, 2018

This innovative collection brings together contributions from established and emerging scholars highlighting the "appliability" of Systemic Functional Linguistics and the ways in which theoretical and analytical conclusions drawn from its applications can inform and advance the study of language....

Relational Semantics and the Anatomy of Abstraction

Relational Semantics and the Anatomy of Abstraction

1st Edition

Tamar Sovran
February 05, 2018

This book presents a study of meaning relations, linking the philosophical tradition of conceptual analysis with recent theories and methodologies in cognitive semantics. Its main concern is the extent to which analyzing meaning relations between cognate words reveal the infrastructure of the...

The Language of Pop Culture

The Language of Pop Culture

1st Edition

Valentin Werner
January 24, 2018

This collection brings together contributions from both leading and emerging scholars in one comprehensive volume to showcase the richness of linguistic approaches to the study of pop culture and their potential to inform linguistic theory building and analytical frameworks. The book features...

Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

Conceptual Conflicts in Metaphors and Figurative Language

1st Edition

Michele Prandi
May 03, 2017

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...

Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages

1st Edition

Peter Schrijver
November 04, 2016

History, archaeology, and human evolutionary genetics provide us with an increasingly detailed view of the origins and development of the peoples that live in Northwestern Europe. This book aims to restore the key position of historical linguistics in this debate by treating the history of the...

Metonymy and Language: A New Theory of Linguistic Processing

Metonymy and Language: A New Theory of Linguistic Processing

1st Edition

Charles Denroche
November 03, 2016

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...

Conceptualizing Metaphors: On Charles Peirce’s Marginalia

Conceptualizing Metaphors: On Charles Peirce’s Marginalia

1st Edition

Ivan Mladenov
December 02, 2014

The enigmatic thought of Charles S. Peirce (1839-1914), considered by many to be one of the great philosophers of all time, involves inquiry not only into virtually all branches and sources of modern semiotics, physics, cognitive sciences, and mathematics, but also logic, which he understood to be...

The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

1st Edition

Graeme Ritchie
February 27, 2014

This book starts from three observations. First, the use of humour is a complex, puzzling, and idiosyncratically human form of behaviour (and hence is of scientific interest). Second, there is currently no theory of how humour works. Third, one useful step towards a theory of humour is to analyze...

The Irish Language in Ireland: From Goídel to Globalisation

The Irish Language in Ireland: From Goídel to Globalisation

1st Edition

Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost
June 01, 2013

This book comprises the first complete treatment of the Irish language in social context throughout the whole of Ireland, with a particular focus on contemporary society. The possibilities and limitations of the craft of language planning for the revival of the Irish language are outlined and the...

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