Structuralism and Semiotics (New Accents) by Terence Hawkes

By Terence Hawkes

Released in 1977 because the first quantity within the New Accents sequence, Structuralism and Semiotics made the most important debates in severe thought obtainable to these without earlier wisdom of the sphere. on account that then a iteration of readers has used the booklet as an access not just into structuralism and semiotics, yet into the big variety of cultural and significant theories underpinned through those approaches.
It continues to be the clearest advent to a couple of an important themes in glossy severe conception. a brand new afterword and clean feedback for extra analyzing entire this re-creation.

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Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous by Don Foster

By Don Foster

From the professor who invented literary forensics--and fingered Joe Klein because the writer of Primary Colors--comes the interior tale of ways he solves his such a lot demanding cases

Don Foster is the world's first literary detective. figuring out that everyone's use of language is as precise as his or her DNA, Foster built a progressive method for picking out the author at the back of virtually any nameless rfile. Now, during this enchanting publication, he explains his innovations and invitations readers to take a seat through his aspect as he searches a mysterious textual content for the clues that whisper the author's name.
Foster's distinctive talents first got here to gentle while a front-page New York Times article introduced his discovery formerly unattributed poem was once written via Shakespeare. a number of weeks later, Foster solved the secret that had obsessed the USA for months while he pointed out Joe Klein because the writer of Primary Colors. Foster additionally took on a case related to the elusive Thomas Pynchon. And his contributions to the Unabomber and JonBenet Ramsey circumstances have led the FBI and several other police forces to rent him to coach their organisations.
Introducing a desirable new box of forensics, Author Unknown will entice secret fans-and to everybody attracted to phrases and the writer's craft.

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The Language of Science (Intertext) by Carol Reeves

By Carol Reeves

The conversation of clinical rules is changing into more and more vital in a global that is determined by expertise. Exploring using medical language within the information and interpreting how very important medical principles are mentioned and communicated, this identify within the Intertext sequence takes a glance on the use and misuse of medical language and the way it shapes our lives.

The Language of Science:

  • explores the pursuits of, and issues of, medical language and terminology
  • demonstrates the ability and misuse of clinical discourse within the media
  • examines the designated traits of medical communication
  • explores how technology and pop culture interact
  • is illustrated with quite a lot of examples from the MMR vaccine to AIDS and the organic guns debate, and incorporates a word list in addition to rules for extra reading.

This sensible booklet is perfect for post-16 to undergraduate scholars in English Language, Linguistics, Journalism, Communications experiences or technological know-how Communication.

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Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts by Cheryl Glenn, Krista Ratcliffe

By Cheryl Glenn, Krista Ratcliffe

In Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts, editors Cheryl Glenn and Krista Ratcliffe collect seventeen essays through new and demonstrated students that exhibit the worth and significance of silence and hearing the research and perform of rhetoric. development at the editors’ groundbreaking study, which respects the ability of the spoken be aware whereas demanding the marginalized prestige of silence and listening, this quantity makes a powerful case for putting those neglected ideas, and their intersections, on the leading edge of rhetorical arts inside of rhetoric and composition studies.

Divided into 3 parts—History, thought and feedback, and Praxes—this publication reimagines conventional histories and theories of rhetoric and contains modern pursuits, corresponding to race, gender, and cross-cultural issues, into scholarly conversations approximately rhetorical historical past, idea, feedback, and praxes. For the editors and the opposite individuals to this quantity, silence isn't really easily the absence of sound and listening isn't really a passive act. while used strategically and with purpose—together and separately—silence and listening are strong rhetorical units quintessential to powerful verbal exchange. The essays conceal quite a lot of topics, together with ladies rhetors from historical Greece and medieval and Renaissance Europe; African philosophy and African American rhetoric; modern antiwar protests within the usa; activist clash solution in Israel and Palestine; and feminist and second-language pedagogies.

Taken jointly, the essays during this quantity boost the argument that silence and listening are as vital to rhetoric and composition experiences because the extra commonly emphasised arts of interpreting, writing, and conversing and are really powerful for theorizing, historicizing, studying, and educating. an exceptionally useful source for teachers and scholars in rhetoric, composition, and communique reports, Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts also will have functions past academia, assisting contributors, cultural teams, and countries extra productively parent and enforce acceptable activities whilst all events conform to interact in rhetorical occasions that come with not just respectful conversing, studying, and writing but additionally efficient silence and rhetorical listening.

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Metaphors, Narratives, Emotions: Their Interplay and Impact by Stefn Sn]varr, Stefan Snaevarr

By Stefn Sn]varr, Stefan Snaevarr

This publication argues that there's a advanced logical and epistemological interaction among the options of metaphor, narrative, and feelings. They percentage a couple of vital similarities and connections. within the first position, all 3 are constituted by means of aspect-seeing, the seeing-as or conception of Gestalts. Secondly, all 3 are meaning-endowing units, assisting us to provide our international with which means. Thirdly, the threesome constitutes a trinity. feelings have either a story and metaphoric constitution, and we will examine the options of metaphors and narratives partially in each one other's phrases. additional, the concept that of narratives can in part be analysed within the phrases of feelings. And if feelings have either a story constitution and a metaphoric one, then the concept that of feelings needs to to a point be analysable in the course of the thoughts of narratives and metaphors. yet there's extra. Metaphors (especially poetic ones) are vital instruments for the certainty of the tacit aspects of feelings, possibly as a result of the metaphoric constitution of feelings. The thought that narrations should be instruments for figuring out feelings follows from proof: narrations are units for rationalization and feelings have a story constitution. Fourthly, the threesome has an influence on our rationality. It has develop into usual to assert that feelings have a cognitive content material, that narratives have an explanatory functionality, and that metaphors can practice cognitive services. This ebook is the 1st try to articulate the consequences that those new methods of seeing the 3 suggestions entail for our inspiration of cause. The cognitive roles of the threesome recommend a richer suggestion of rationality than has generally been held, a rationality enlivened with metaphoric, narrative, and emotive traits. Stefán Snaevarr (Reykjavik, 1953) studied philosophy and similar matters in Norway and Germany. Professor at Lillehammer collage collage in Norway, he's the writer of a number of books of assorted style in English, Norwegian and Icelandic.

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A Rhetoric of Argument (2nd Edition) by Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

By Jeanne Fahnestock, Marie Secor

This composition textual content specializes in argument and persuasion utilizing examples, workouts, readings, and writing assignments. The textual content courses scholars via constructing a thesis, discovering and organizing proof, and writing and revising numerous varieties of argumentative papers. the second one version de-emphasizes the language of formal good judgment, and the entire readings, examples, and routines were up-to-date. extra insurance has been given to refutation. common in either complex composition and moment semester freshman classes.

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Narrative Sequence in Contemporary Narratology (THEORY by Raphaël Baroni, Françoise Revaz

By Raphaël Baroni, Françoise Revaz

Since Aristotle, there was an assumption that narrative is a illustration of activities or sequences of occasions, that this illustration goals to elicit feelings, and that well-formed narratives represent a complete, with a starting, a center, and an finish. the character, position, and relative value of constituent notions like “sequence of occasions” and “plot” were mentioned again and again and, for that reason, became fairly slippery. whereas fresh advancements in modern narrative idea, resembling unnatural, transmedial, cognitive, and functionalist narratology, shed new gentle on those notions, Narrative series in modern Narratology is going past particular ways to narrative, illuminating series and plot in the entire variety in their manifestations, varieties, and functions.
This quantity, edited by means of Raphaël Baroni and Françoise Revaz, contains contributions from essentially the most influential students in narrative reviews: Alain Boillat, Peter Hühn, Emma Kafalenos, Franco Passalacqua, James Phelan, Federico Pianzola, John Pier, Gerald Prince, Brian Richardson, Marie-Laure Ryan, Eyal Segal, and Michael Toolan. Essays diversity in concentration from musical narrativity and rhetorical narrative thought to comedian strips and re-examinations of classical and postclassical narratology. all the essays give a contribution clean understandings of foundational techniques within the box of narratology.

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