Home | Amazing | Today | Tags | Publishers | Years | Account | Search 
Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)

Buy

'Metonymy' is a type of figurative language used in everyday conversation, a form of shorthand that allows us to use our shared knowledge to communicate with fewer words than we would otherwise need. 'I'll pencil you in' and 'let me give you a hand' are both examples of metonymic language. Metonymy serves a wide range of communicative functions such as textual cohesion, humour, irony, euphemism and hyperbole - all of which play a key role in the development of language and discourse communities. Using authentic data throughout, this book shows how metonymy operates, not just in language, but also in gesture, sign language, art, music, film and advertising. It explores the role of metonymy in cross-cultural communication, along with the challenges it presents to language learners and translators. Ideal for researchers and students in linguistics and literature, as well as teachers and general readers interested in the art of communication.

(HTML tags aren't allowed.)

Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems: 4th International Workshop, CLIMA IV, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, January 6-7, 2004
Computational Logic in Multi-Agent Systems: 4th International Workshop, CLIMA IV, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA, January 6-7, 2004
This book constitutes the strictly refereed post-proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Computational Logic for Multi-Agent Systems, CLIMA IV, held in Fort Lauderdale, Fl, USA in January 2004.

The 11 revised full papers presented together with 2 invited papers were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The...

Critical Thinking (Skill Builders)
Critical Thinking (Skill Builders)

Critical Thinking has a unique step-by-step approach to establish great critical thinking. It starts with a 35-question pre-test test to help diagnose strengths and weaknesses and then proceeds to offer strategies for improving reasoning skills. With Critical Thinking, readers can master the techniques of effective...

Analytical Atomic Spectrometry with Flames and Plasmas
Analytical Atomic Spectrometry with Flames and Plasmas

This completely revised second edition of the standard work has been expanded by some twenty percent to include more information on the latest developments and new apparatus. In particular, sections have been added on microplasmas and new types of spectrometers, while that on the rapidly expanding field of speciations with practical examples...


Hybrid Learning: 4th International Conference, ICHL 2011, Hong Kong, China, August 10-12, 2011
Hybrid Learning: 4th International Conference, ICHL 2011, Hong Kong, China, August 10-12, 2011

Welcome to the 4th International Conference on Hybrid Learning (ICHL 2011). After spending ICHL 2010 at the Beijing Normal University and ICHL 2009 at University of Macau, we are back to Hong Kong with our new host, The University of Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education (HKU SPACE).

...

Digital Signal Processing
Digital Signal Processing
An up-to-the-minute textbook for junior/senior level signal processing courses and senior/graduate level digital filter design courses, this text is supported by a DSP software package known as D-Filter which would enable students to interactively learn the fundamentals of DSP and digital-filter design. The book includes a free license to...
Successful Time Management For Dummies
Successful Time Management For Dummies

Do you need help with time management? Need to better manage your time at work or at home? Feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Successful Time Management For Dummies delivers practical solutions for getting organized, working better and faster, reducing stress, and getting rid of time-wasting distractions. You’ll...

©2019 LearnIT (support@pdfchm.net) - Privacy Policy