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Title: Textual Choices in Discourse
Subtitle: A view from cognitive linguistics
Edited By: Barbara Dancygier
José Sanders
Lieven Vandelanotte
Series Title: Benjamins Current Topics 40

In recent years, research in cognitive linguistics has expanded its interests to cover a variety of texts – spoken, written, or multimodal. Analytical tools such as conceptual metaphor, frame semantics, mental spaces and grammatical constructions have been productively applied in various discourse contexts. In this volume, originally published as a special issue of 'English Text Construction' 3:2 (2010), the contributors, a mix of established and emerging authors in the field, analyse broadcast and print journalism, argumentative scientific discourse, radio lectures on music, and the main literary genres (the poetry of Szymborska and bpNichol, the drama of Shakespeare, the modernist prose of Virginia Woolf and recent fiction by John Banville). Collectively the findings suggest a need to broaden and refine the cognitive linguistic repertoire, while also uncovering new ways to interpret textual data. The book will appeal to researchers and graduate students with interests in cognitive poetics and linguistics, stylistics, pragmatics and construction grammar.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Cognitive Science
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9789027202598
Prices: U.S. $ 128.00
U.K. £ 85.00
Europe EURO 90.10
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789027273864
Prices: U.S. $ 128.00
U.K. £ 71.00
Europe EURO 85.00