Seeing Through Language

This book aims to help students with little linguistic experience develop an articulate awareness of language.

Author: Ronald Carter

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631151354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 267

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This book aims to help students with little linguistic experience develop an articulate awareness of language.

Seeing Through Multilingual Corpora

The present book focuses on the work in building and using the English-Norwegian Parallel Corpus and the Oslo Multilingual Corpus. Case studies are reported on lexis, grammar, and discourse.

Author: Stig Johansson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027223009

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 355

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Through electronic corpora we can observe patterns which we were unaware of before or only vaguely glimpsed. The availability of multilingual corpora has led to a renewal of contrastive studies. We gain new insight into similarities and differences between languages, at the same time as the characteristics of each language are brought into relief. The present book focuses on the work in building and using the English-Norwegian Parallel Corpus and the Oslo Multilingual Corpus. Case studies are reported on lexis, grammar, and discourse. A concluding chapter sums up problems and prospects of corpus-based contrastive studies, including applications in lexicography, translator training, and foreign-language teaching. Though the main focus is on English and Norwegian, the approach should be of interest more generally for corpus-based contrastive research and for language studies in general. Seeing through corpora we can see through language.

William Faulkner

Now available in paperback, William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South places Faulkner's art in context while concentrating on textual detail, technique, and thematic preoccupations across his career.

Author: John T. Matthews

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470672402

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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Considered by many to be the most influential US novelist the world has known, William Faulkner's roots and his writing are planted in a single obscure county in the Deep South. A foremost international modernist, Faulkner's subjects and characters, ironically, are more readily associated with the history and sociology of the most backward state in the Union. He experimented endlessly with narrative structure, developing an unorthodox writing style. Yet his main goal was to reveal the truth of "the human heart in conflict with itself," ultimately defining human nature through the lens of his own Southern experience. This comprehensive account of Faulkner's literary career features an exploration of his novels and key short stories, including The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Absalom, Absalom!, and many more. Drawing on psychoanalytic, post-structuralist, feminist, and post-colonial theory, it offers an imaginative topography of Faulkner's efforts to reckon with his Southern past, to acknowledge its modernization, and to develop his own modernist method.

Seeing Through the Media

A Religious View of Communications and Cultural Analysis Michael Warren ... SEEING THROUGH THE MEDIA Language as the Seminal “Product” in Cultural ...

Author: Michael Warren

Publisher: Trinity Press International

ISBN: IND:30000076435357

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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"This book is essential reading for anyone concerned with how to bring the gospel message to bear on contemporary culture." —Catholic New Times>

The Tiger that Isn t

"Numbers have become the all-powerful language of public argument. Too often, that power is abused and the numbers bamboozle. This book shows how to see straight through them -- and how to seize the power for yourself."--Page 2 of cover.

Author: Michael Blastland

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781846681110

Category: Mathematics

Page: 226

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Mathematics scares and depresses most of us, but politicians, journalists and everyone in power use numbers all the time to bamboozle us. Most maths is really simple - as easy as 2+2 in fact. Better still it can be understood without any jargon, any formulas - and in fact not even many numbers. Most of it is commonsense, and by using a few really simple principles one can quickly see when maths, statistics and numbers are being abused to play tricks - or create policies - which can waste millions of pounds. It is liberating to understand when numbers are telling the truth or being used to lie, whether it is health scares, the costs of government policies, the supposed risks of certain activities or the real burden of taxes.

Language Ideology and Point of View

provided through sample analyses, and we will be in a better position to ... a means of 'seeing through language', to adopt the subtly ambiguous title of ...

Author: Paul Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134911097

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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This systematic introduction to the concept of point of view in language explores the ways in which point of view intersects with and is shaped by ideology. It specifically focuses on the way in which speakers and writers linguistically encode their beliefs, interests and biases in a wide range of media. The book draws on an extensive array of linguistic theories and frameworks and each chapter includes a self-contained introduction to a particular topic in linguistics, allowing easy reference. The author uses examples from a variety of literary and non-literary text types such as, narrative fiction, advertisements and newspaper reports.

Seeing Mahler Music and the Language of Antisemitism in Fin de Si cle Vienna

His impassioned voice is feminine, and even after 1907 it only seemed as if his voice ... he is claiming to be able to see through to Mahler's real self.

Author: K.M. Knittel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317057796

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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No-one doubts that Gustav Mahler's tenure at the Vienna Court Opera from 1897-1907 was made extremely unpleasant by the antisemitic press. The great biographer, Henry-Louis de La Grange, acknowledges that 'it must be said that antisemitism was a permanent feature of Viennese life'. Unfortunately, the focus on blatant references to Jewishness has obscured the extent to which 'ordinary' attitudes about Jewish difference were prevalent and pervasive, yet subtle and covert. The context has been lost wherein such coded references to Jewishness would have been immediately recognized and understood. By painstakingly reconstructing 'the language of antisemitism', Knittel recreates what Mahler's audiences expected, saw, and heard, given the biases and beliefs of turn-of-the-century Vienna. Using newspaper reviews, cartoons and memoirs, Knittel eschews focusing on hostile discussions and overt attacks in themselves, rather revealing how and to what extent authors call attention to Mahler's Jewishness with more subtle language. She specifically examines the reviews of Mahler's Viennese symphonic premieres for their resonance with that language as codified by Richard Wagner, though not invented by him. An entire chapter is also devoted to the Viennese premieres of Richard Strauss's tone poems, as a proof text against which the reviews of Mahler can also be read and understood. Accepting how deeply embedded this way of thinking was, not just for critics but for the general population, certainly does not imply that one can find antisemitism under every stone. What Knittel suggests, ultimately, is that much of early criticism was unease rather than 'objective' reactions to Mahler's music - a new perspective that allows for a re-evaluation of what makes his music unique, thought-provoking and valuable.

Seeing Through Drawing

Just as our spoken and written language can be used to tell Paul Klee ( 1879-1940 ) Shame , 1933 T jokes , preach sermons , play politics , record ...

Author: Philip S. Rawson


ISBN: UCSC:32106010932058

Category: Drawing

Page: 160

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The BBC television film Seeing through drawing, to which this book is complementary, featured the contemporary artists David Hockney, Jim Dine and Ralph Steadman, with Philip Rawson.

Seeing Through Legalese

This is Joseph Kimble's second book of essays. The first, published in 2006, was acclaimed as "superb," invaluable," and "a treasure." Seeing Through Legalese collects his more recent writings and promises to be equally good.

Author: Joseph Kimble


ISBN: 153100864X

Category: Law

Page: 273

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This is Joseph Kimble's second book of essays. The first, published in 2006, was acclaimed as "superb," invaluable," and "a treasure." Seeing Through Legalese collects his more recent writings and promises to be equally good. Kimble, now a distinguished professor emeritus, is a leading figure in the international effort to bring a clearer, plainer style to legal writing and drafting. Every lawyer, law student, legislative drafter, and legal scholar will benefit from these essays. They are brimming with sound advice, helpful guidelines, and real-world examples (drawn in large part from his work in redrafting federal court rules). And several of them respond to the continuing false criticisms of plain legal language. Readers will find variety, inspiration, and instruction in these pages, all delivered in the author's spirited, incisive style.

Childly Language

Carter R and Nash W 1990 Seeing through language. Oxford: Blackwell. Central Advisory Council for Education (England) 1967 Children and their primary ...

Author: Alison Sealey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317884088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Childly Language explores how attitudes and cultural assumptions about children and childhood are revealed in contemporary English. It addresses such questions as: How is concern for children's safety and welfare reflected in the vocabulary and grammar of contemporary English? and When we say that an adult is being 'childish', what are we saying about the characteristics of children?

Seeing Language in Sign

4 Eventually , as the debate between the proponents of sign language and oralism grew more heated and divisive , Edward Miner Gallaudet and Alexander Graham ...

Author: Jane Maher

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

ISBN: 156368053X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 195

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Seeing Language in Sign traces the process that Stokoe followed to prove scientifically and unequivocally that American Sign Language (ASL) met the full criteria of linguistics - phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and use of language - to be classified a fully developed language.

Husserl s Phenomenology of Natural Language

129 See Donald Davidson, “Thought and Talk,” in Mind and Language, ed. S. D. Guttenplan (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1975), pp.

Author: Horst Ruthrof

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350230897

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Horst Ruthrof revisits Husserl's phenomenology of language and highlights his late writings as essential to understanding the full range of his ideas. Focusing on the idea of language as imaginable as well as the role of a speech community in constituting it, Ruthrof provides a powerful re-assessment of his methodological phenomenology. From the Logical Investigations to untranslated portions of his Nachlass, Ruthrof charts all the developments and amendments in his theorizations. Ruthrof argues that it is the intersubjective character to linguistic meaning that is so emblematic of Husserl's position. Bringing his study up to the present day, Ruthrof discusses metal time travel, the evolution of language, and protosyntax in the context of Husserl's late writings, progressing a comprehensive new phenomenological ontology of language with wide-ranging implications for philosophy, linguistics, and cultural studies.

The Language of Pictures in Print Media Advertising

Carter, Ronald and Walter Nash (1994), Seeing Through Language: A Guide to Styles of English Writing, Oxford: Blackwell. Cook, Guy (1992), The Discourse of ...

Author: Wilfried Pichler


ISBN: 9783832451998

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 94

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Today we observe a development in which the role of language is steadily decreasing whereas the impact of pictures is increasing. This goes hand in hand with a development in which information relies more and more on visual concepts. More and more language takes the part of explaining how to read the visual presentations, more and more language takes the part of providing the background information which is necessary to understand the meaning of the visual foreground. Kress and van Leeuwen (1998) argue that Today, we seem to move towards a decrease of control over language (e.g. the greater variety of accents allowed on the public media, the increasing poblems in enforcing normative spelling), and towards an increase in codification and control over the visual (e.g. the use of image banks from which ready-made images can be drawn for the constuction of visual texts, and, generally, the effect of computer imaging technology). Although we may be aware of this tendency, we have not been taught in school how to read visual concepts and so most of us share some degree of illiteracy concerning a critical reading of information presented by images. This is remarkable because we all agree about their influence on our lives but at the same time when we do not develop analytical tools for describing what kinds of strategies, what kinds of concepts are working in visual presentations of information. We tend to overlook the importance of visual concepts simply because we generally do not know enough about their code. This paper analyses photos and language which are parts of ads, which have definitely been designed for transferring messages because they have been made to advertise one specific product. Images and the text of advertisements never are casual products like family pictures. Although the photo in the family album is coded its coding is less elaborated than the coding of pictures in ads. We have to keep in mind that many people, experts in advertising, experts in public relations were involved in the process of designing an ad before we can look at the final result. This is why ads are definitely conceptually designed because they are meant to create a specific meaning in the viewer s mind. It is a truism that no visual concept, no photo of an ad was chosen by chance. Photographs and language of ads are more likely to have been carefully constructed and selected according to the meaning they are supposed to create. This is [...]

Leading Through Language

214 LEADING THROUGH LANGUAGE authors of their own book. This metaphor of the book helps his audience connect to his way of seeing life – and how you write ...

Author: Bart Egnal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119087755

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Become a more effective leader—cut the jargon and say what you mean Leveraging. Strategizing. Opening the kimono. Unlocking human capital. Trying to nail that BHAG. All on a go forward basis. These are only a few examples of the jargon-ridden language that is too often the mainstay of business communication. Jargon frustrates, confuses, and generally alienates listeners. Yet it's also everywhere, and using it can often seem like a mandatory requirement for anyone who wants to establish credibility in a professional workplace. To be an effective leader, you must be brave enough to be the first to drop jargon in favor of simple, coherent language. This can be difficult if you've spent years immersed in business culture, but Leading Through Language will show just how much you've come to rely on jargon, why it's holding you back, and how to trim it away to more effectively convey information and ideas. Understand why jargon is reviled, yet ubiquitous Learn why "business speak" gets in the way of business Discover what kind of language influences and inspires others Convey ideas with clarity, energy, and conviction Approach all communication as an act of leadership Communication often falls by the wayside in favor of more measurable data-backed performance metrics; but good communication has the power to improve metrics in every area of an organization. Leading Through Language is the business world's much-needed guide to true leadership communication, showing you how to eliminate idle talk and master compelling communication.

Dialogues with Davidson

It should not be forgotten that events, times, and locations are particulars ... Davidson, “Seeing through Language,” in Truth, Language, and History, p.

Author: Jeff Malpas

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262294959

Category: Philosophy

Page: 512

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Leading scholars discuss Donald Davidson's work in relation to a wide range of contemporary philosophical issues and approaches. The work of the philosopher Donald Davidson (1917–2003) is not only wide ranging in its influence and vision, but also in the breadth of issues that it encompasses. Davidson's work includes seminal contributions to philosophy of language and mind, to philosophy of action, and to epistemology and metaphysics. In Dialogues with Davidson, leading scholars engage with Davidson's work as it connects not only with aspects of current analytic thinking but also with a wider set of perspectives, including those of hermeneutics, phenomenology, the history of philosophy, feminist epistemology, and contemporary social theory. They link Davidson's work to other thinkers, including Collingwood, Kant, Derrida, Heidegger, and Gadamer. The essays demonstrate the continuing significance of Davidson's philosophy, not only in terms of the philosophical relevance of the ideas he advanced, but also in the further connections and insights those ideas engender.

Seeing Through the Visible World

usually regarded by the mainstream as unorthodox or spurious , and ... I could not speak the language of the people in the station , nor could this woman ...

Author: June Singer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: UCSC:32106011564207

Category: Gnosticism

Page: 230

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