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What Is Good Writing?

What Is Good Writing?

Geoffrey Huck

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190212957
eISBN:
9780190212971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190212957.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

There was a time when good writing would be defined simply by adverting to a few literary classics. That kind of strategy is less helpful these days, when so many different styles and voices are ... More

When Languages DieThe Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

K. David Harrison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

It is commonly agreed by linguists and anthropologists that the majority of languages spoken now around the globe will likely disappear within our lifetime. The phenomenon known as language death has ... More

Where Metaphors Come FromReconsidering Context in Metaphor

Where Metaphors Come From: Reconsidering Context in Metaphor

Zoltán Kövecses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780190224868
eISBN:
9780190224882
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190224868.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book argues that what is known as “conceptual metaphor theory” has stood the test of time. At the same time, it also suggests that the view of metaphorical grounding as proposed in the book ... More

Why Do You Ask?The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Why Do You Ask?: The Function of Questions in Institutional Discourse

Alice Freed and Susan Ehrlich (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195306897
eISBN:
9780199867943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306897.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a study of question use in institutional discourse, the first volume of its kind to make questions and questioning the explicit focus of its investigation. It brings together studies ... More

Wine and Conversation

Wine and Conversation

Adrienne Lehrer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195307931
eISBN:
9780199867493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307931.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The vocabulary of wine is large and exceptionally vibrant—from straight-forward descriptive words like “sweet” and “fragrant”, colorful metaphors like “ostentatious” and “brash”, to the more ... More

Word and Paradigm Morphology

Word and Paradigm Morphology

James P. Blevins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199593545
eISBN:
9780191761492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593545.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume provides an introduction to word and paradigm (WP) models of morphology and the general perspectives on linguistic morphology that they embody. The recent revitalization of WP models is ... More

Word Meaning and SyntaxApproaches to the Interface

Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Stephen Wechsler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The interface between word meaning and syntax is among the most controversial and elusive problems in contemporary linguistics. This book approaches the interface from both sides of the relation, and ... More

Word Order in Old Italian

Word Order in Old Italian

Cecilia Poletto

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199660247
eISBN:
9780191769511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660247.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores sets of movement cases in medieval Italian from 1200 to 1315. It offers an integrated description of all the relevant aspects of word order in Old Italian based on uniform ... More

Words and MeaningsLexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Words and Meanings: Lexical Semantics Across Domains, Languages, and Cultures

Cliff Goddard and Anna Wierzbicka

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199668434
eISBN:
9780191748691
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199668434.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Lexicography

This book presents a series of systematic, empirically based studies of word meanings. Each chapter investigates key expressions drawn from different domains of the lexicon – concrete, abstract, ... More

Words and StonesThe Politics of Language and Identity in Israel

Words and Stones: The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel

Daniel Lefkowitz

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195121902
eISBN:
9780199788347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195121902.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Social and ethnic identity are nowhere more enmeshed with language than in Israel. This book explores the politics of identity in Israel through an analysis of the social life of language. By ... More

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