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Ideology in Language Use: Pragmatic Guidelines for Empirical Research

By: Jef Verschueren The relationship between language and ideology has long been central to research in discourse analysis, pragmatics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology, and has also informed other fields such as sociology and literary criticism. This book, by one of the world’s leading pragmatists, introduces a new framework...
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Translation and Web Localization

By: Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo Web localization is a cognitive, textual, communicative and technological process by which interactive web texts are modified to be used by audiences in different sociolinguistic contexts. Translation and Web Localization provides an in-depth and comprehensive overview into this emerging field of study. The book covers...
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Analysing Religious Discourse

Edited by: Stephen Pihlaja Language plays a key role in religion, framing how people describe spiritual experience and giving structure to religious beliefs and practices. Bringing together work from a team of world-renowned scholars, this volume introduces contemporary research on religious discourse from a variety of theoretical and...
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Intercultural and Transcultural Awareness in Language Teaching

By: Will Baker The central aim of language teaching is typically to prepare learners to communicate through the language learnt. However, much current language teaching theory and practice is based on a simplistic view of communication that fails to match the multilingual and intercultural reality of the majority...
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Lexical Semantics (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)

By: D. A. Cruse Lexical Semantics is about the meaning of words. Although obviously a central concern of linguistics, the semantic behaviour of words has been unduly neglected in the current literature, which has tended to emphasize sentential semantics and its relation to formal systems of logic. In...
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Researching Language Learning Motivation: A Concise Guide

Edited by: Ali H. Al-Hoorie, Fruzsina Szabó One of the most active areas in the field of second language acquisition, language learning motivation is a burgeoning area of research. Yet the plethora of new ideas and research directions can be confusing for newcomers to the discipline to navigate....
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The Jossey-Bass Reader on Educational Leadership

by Margaret Grogan This expanded and thoroughly updated edition of the popular anthology contains the articles, book excerpts, and seminal reports that define and drive the field of educational leadership today. Filled with critical insights from bestselling authors, education research, and expert practitioners, this comprehensive volume features six...
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