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Discursive self in microblogging
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Discursive self in microbloggingDiscursive self in microblogging

This volume examines the language of microblogs drawing on the example of a group of eleven users who are united by their interest in ballet as a physical activity and an art form.  The focus is on the speech acts of self-praise and complaint, and on the storytelling practices of microbloggers.
 
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Pragmatics of Discourse
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Pragmatics of DiscourseDiscourse is language as it occurs, in any form or context, beyond the speech act. It may be written or spoken, monological or dialogical, but there is always a communicative aim or purpose. The present volume provides systematic orientation in the vast field of studying discourse from a pragmatic perspective. It first gives an overview of a range of approaches developed for the analysis of discourse, including, among others, conversation analysis, genre analysis, functional discourse grammar and corpus-driven approaches. The focus is furthermore on functional units in discourse, such as discourse markers, speech act sequences, interactional moves and phases, and also silence.
 
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Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics
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Acquisition in Interlanguage PragmaticsAcquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics

Acquisition in Interlanguage Pragmatics provides readers with a much-needed insight into the development of pragmatic competence, an area of research long neglected in interlanguage pragmatics.

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The Myth of the Zero Article
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The Myth of the Zero ArticleThe Myth of the Zero Article

Ever wondered what the true applications of the zero article are? The Myth of the Zero Article will help you to find it out
 
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Languages In The World: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language
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Languages In The World: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape LanguageLanguages In The World: How History, Culture, and Politics Shape Language

This innovative introduction outlines the structure and distribution of the world’s languages, charting their evolution over the past 200,000 years.
 
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Variety and Variability : A Corpus-based Cognitive Lexical-semantics Analysis of Prepositional Usage in British, New Zealand and Malaysian English
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Variety and Variability : A Corpus-based Cognitive Lexical-semantics Analysis of Prepositional Usage in British, New Zealand and Malaysian EnglishResearch into varieties of Englishes around the world has received much attention from scholars. This book offers a new perspective from a cognitive inter and intra lexemic analysis of prepositional variations in Malaysian English and contrasts them with similar prepositions in New Zealand and British English. Based on corpora data from the three varieties, the author provides usage types analysis of the prepositions at, in and on. The analysis exploits cognitive approaches to prepositional polysemy and gives a motivated account of prepositional variations across varieties.
 
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American Sociolinguistics: Theorists and theory groups
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American Sociolinguistics: Theorists and theory groupsThis is a revised version of Theory Groups and the Study of Language in North America (1994), the post-World-War-II history of the emergence of sociolinguistics in North America that was described in Language in Society as “a heady combination of detailed scholarship, mordant wit, and sustained narrative designed to persuade even the skeptical reader that these myriad, often simultaneously emergent, ways of thinking about language are indeed interrelated. . . .
 
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