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  1. The Linguistics of Political Argument

    The Spin-Doctor and the Wolf-Pack at the White House

    By Alan Partington

    Series: Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

    This book examines the relationship between the White House, in the person of its press secretary, and the press corps through a linguistic analysis of the language used by both sides. A corpus was compiled of around fifty press briefings from the late Clinton years. A wide range of topics are...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Linguistics of Laughter

    A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

    By Alan Partington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing ‘laughter-talk’ (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora, what hearers are signalling when they produce laughter. In particular, Alan Partington...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge

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