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  1. The Linguistic Analysis of Jokes

    By Graeme Ritchie

    Series: Routledge Studies in Linguistics

    This book starts from three observations. First, the use of humour is a complex, puzzling, and idiosyncratically human form of behaviour (and hence is of scientific interest). Second, there is currently no theory of how humour works. Third, one useful step towards a theory of humour is to analyze...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Fictions of Language and the Languages of Fiction

    By Monika Fludernik

    Monika Fludernik presents a detailed analysis of free indirect discourse as it relates to narrative theory, and the crucial problematic of how speech and thought are represented in fiction.Building on the insights of Ann Banfield's Unspeakable Sentences, Fludernik radically extends Banfield's model...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Signs of Writing

    By Professor Roy Harris, Roy Harris

    In Signs of Writing Roy Harris re-examines basic questions about writing that have long been obscured by the traditional assumption that writing is merely a visual substitute for speech.By treating writing as an independent mode of communication, based on the use of spatial relations to connect...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. A Modern English Grammar on Historical Principles

    Volume 2, Syntax (first volume)

    By Otto Jespersen

    Series: Otto Jespersen

    This book was first published in 1954....

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Proper English

    First published in 1991. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. True to Form

    Rising and Falling Declaratives as Questions in English

    By Christine Gunlogson

    Series: Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics

    This book is concerned with the meaning and use of two kinds of declarative sentences:1) It's raining?2) It's raining.The difference between (1) and (2) is intonational: (1) has a final rise--indicated by the question mark--while (2) ends with a fall.Christine Gunlogson's central claim is that the...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Linguistic Strategies in Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism

    The Other Way of Speaking

    By Youru Wang

    As the first systematic attempt to probe the linguistic strategies of Daoist Zhuangzi and Chan Buddhism, this book investigates three areas: deconstructive strategy, liminology of language, and indirect communication. It bases these investigations on the critical examination of original texts,...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English

    Problems of Control and Interpretation

    By Bernd Kortmann

    Series: Germanic Linguistics

    Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in English. Its particular focus is on a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of their semantic...

    Published February 7th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The History of Basque

    By R. L. Trask

    Basque is the sole survivor of the very ancient languages of Western Europe. This book, written by an internationally renowned specialist in Basque, provides a comprehensive survey of all that is known about the prehistory of the language, including pronunciation, the grammar and the vocabulary. It...

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Spanish Word Formation

    First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published February 5th 2014 by Routledge