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An academic book of seven studies in language pragmatics. Afterword by Adam Gargani.
Includes careful discussions of Relevance Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, Bakhtin / Volosinov, advertising communication, and human-computer interaction. There's also a re-statement of Freudian dream theory which draws on Chomskyan lingustics and contemporary language pragmatics.
First academic citation: This book is cited in the short list of references given in Professor Wolfgang Teubert's article "Dialogue and what it means for discourse", Language and Dialogue, vol 8 n 1, 66 - 83 (April 2018)
Hardback 240 pages ISBN 9780993587931. RRP £30
Published May 2017. Order now for your Library!
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Published February 2017. Hardback only. 224 pages. Price £20
A book of twenty seven chapters including Memoir and literary & social criticism. In other words, literary non-fiction or belles lettres. Chapter titles shown on the front cover as above. Cameo appearances by Michel Foucault and Yasser Arafat, among others.
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Memoir and social criticism - the cover shows the twenty six chapter titles. Interesting chapter on the re-titling of paintings by Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum which has caused some re-thinking by the museum.
176 pages. ISBN 9780993587900 Paperback only, £8.95
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What they have said about this book:
Invited to pick one old and one new book for Times Higher Education Summer Reads, Deborah Cameron, Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford chose this book:
My new book is The Best I Can Do, a collection of short essays in which the philosopher-turned-stamp-dealer Trevor Pateman reflects on everything from bus passes to the semiotics of lipstick - and whether scholarship should be a hobby rather than a salaried occupation.