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Semantics

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Mythologies
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Roland Barthes; Annette Lavers
 
A collection of essays that explores the myths of mass culture. It deciphers the symbols and signs embedded deep in familiar aspects of modern life, unmasking the hidden ideologies and...
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The Gift of the Gab: How Eloquence Works
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David Crystal
 
A many-faceted exploration of spoken eloquence: how it works, how it has evolved, and how to tap its remarkable power
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A Lover's Discourse: Fragments
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Roland Barthes
 
The language we use when we are in love is not a language we speak, for it is addressed to ourselves and to our imaginary beloved. This book revives -...
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Metaphor and Musical Thought
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Michael Spitzer
 
Treating issues of language, aesthetics, semiotics, and cognition, this book offers an evaluation and an original theory of the ways our cultural values have informed the metaphors we use to...
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Music as Discourse: Semiotic...
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Kofi Agawu
 
The question of whether music has meaning has been the subject of sustained debate ever since music became a subject of academic inquiry. Is music a language? Does it...
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Burning the Candle
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Christine Evans
Seldom does one get the chance to get as close as this to the writing process. The poet asks "Where does it come from, what starts it off, this itch...
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Writer's Diet: A Guide to Fit Prose
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Helen Sword
 
Do your sentences sag? Could your paragraphs use a pick-me-up? If so, The Writer's Diet is for you! It's a short, sharp introduction to great writing that will...
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Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics...
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Cliff Goddard; Anna Wierzbicka
 
This book presents cross-linguistic and cross-cultural investigations of word meaning from different domains of the lexicon - concrete, abstract, physical, sensory, emotional, and social. The words they consider are complex...
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After Rhetoric: The Study of ...
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Stephen R. Yarbrough
 
Aware that categorical thinking imposes restrictions on the ways we communicate, Stephen R. Yarbrough proposes discourse studies as an alternative to rhetoric and...
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Teaching Bodies: Moral Formation in...
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Mark D. Jordan
 
In Teaching Bodies, leading scholar of Christian thought Mark D. Jordan offers an original reading of the Summa of Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Reading backward, Jordan...
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Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw: Animals,...
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Debra Hawhee
 
We tend to think of rhetoric as a solely human art. After all, only humans can use language artfully to make a point, the very definition of rhetoric. Yet when...
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Imagination and Convention:...
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Ernie Lepore; Matthew Stone
 
How do hearers manage to understand speakers? And how do speakers manage to shape hearers' understanding? Lepore and Stone show that standard views about the workings of semantics and pragmatics...
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Category Mistakes
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Ofra Magidor
 
Category mistakes are sentences such as 'Green ideas sleep furiously' or 'Saturday is in bed'. They strike us as highly infelicitous but it is hard to explain precisely why this...
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The Oxford Guide to the Romance...
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Adam Ledgeway; Martin Maiden
 
This book is the most exhaustive treatment of the Romance languages available today. It offers a detailed structural examination of individual Romance varieties as well as a comprehensive comparative account...
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Discourse, Grammar and Ideology:...
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Christopher Hart
 
Researchers in critical discourse analysis (CDA) have often pointed to grammar as a locus of ideology in discourse. This book illustrates the role that grammars as...
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Plato, Derrida, and Writing
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Jasper Neel
 
Analyses the emerging field of composition studies within the epistemological and ontological debate over writing precipitated by Plato, who would have us abandon writing entirely, and continued by Derrida, who...
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