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Prepositions and Complement Clauses
Prepositions and Complement Clauses (February 1996)
A Syntactic and Semantic Study of Verbs Governing Prepositions and Complement Clauses in Present-Day English
Juhani Rudanko - Author

Provides a pioneering and data-oriented investigation of the syntax and semantics of important prepositional complementation patterns dependent on the prepositions in, to, at, on, with, and of in present-day English.

This book provides a pioneering and data-oriented investigation of the syntax and semantics of important prepositional complementation patterns dependent on the prepositions in, to, at , on, with, and...(Read More)
 
 
Teachers, Discourses, and Authority in the Postmodern Composition Classroom
Teachers, Discourses, and Authority in the Postmodern Composition Classroom (January 1996)
Xin Liu Gale - Author

Examines the teacher’s role and the teacher’s authority in postmodern academic settings.
This book is a sophisticated analysis of the teacher's role and authority in postmodern academic settings. Xin Liu Gale argues that the teacher's authority is inevitable and indispensable in effective teaching, and that, furthermore, it is necessary for "symbolic imposition." The author insists that teachers and scholars should explore how the teacher...(Read More)
 
 
Language as Articulate Contact
Language as Articulate Contact (February 1995)
Toward a Post-Semiotic Philosophy of Communication
John Stewart - Author

This book critiques semiotic accounts of the nature of language and sets forth a dialogic alternative.

This book analyzes the prominent view that language is basically a system of signs and symbols; outlines an alternative that builds on aspects of the philosophies of Heidegger, Gadamer, Buber, and Bakhtin; and employs this alternative to criticize accounts of language developed by V.N. Volosinov, Kenneth Burke, and Calvi...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi
Aristotelian Logic and the Arabic Language in Alfarabi (January 1991)
Shukri B. Abed - Author

This book explores the reaction of tenth-century Arab philosopher Abu Nasr Alfarabi to the logical works of Aristotle. From numerous short treatises the author develops a systematic and comprehensive topical survey of Alfara bi's logical writings.


The book is divided into two major parts: language as a tool of logic (Chapters 1-5) and logic as a tool with which to analyze language (Chapter 6). The first five chapters de...(Read More)
 
 
On the Logic of Ordinary Conditionals
On the Logic of Ordinary Conditionals (July 1990)
Robert N. McLaughlin - Author

"The book is clearly written, and exhibits a familiarity with much of the recent, massive literature on the topic. The book is of considerable interest for two reasons. First, the topic of the conditional emerges as problematic in even the most elementary presentation of logic, and second, at the highest levels of philosophy the topic is a substantive problem in the philosophy of logic and metaphysics. This work is extremely useful because of its ...(Read More)
 
 
Complementation and Case Grammar
Complementation and Case Grammar (July 1989)
A Syntactic and Semantic Study of Selected Patterns of Complementation in Present-Day English
Juhani Rudanko - Author

"It is thorough, filled with observations, and written with care." -- Robert Fiengo, Queens College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York

This book offers a new and compendious account of important verbal patterns in present-day English. Serving as a central source of data, it updates and refines earlier research contributing to the syntactic and semantic description of English. Rudanko establishes an original framework, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Solutions Manual to The Principles of Deductive Logic
Solutions Manual to The Principles of Deductive Logic (November 1987)
John T. Kearns - Author

 
 
Principles of Deductive Logic
Principles of Deductive Logic (November 1987)
John T. Kearns - Author

Clear focus on its application of formal logic to ordinary English is the most distinctive feature of this textbook for the introductory course in deductive logic. Great care is taken with the appropriate translation into logical languages of ordinary English sentences. Evaluation of these translations promotes a more effective use of ordinary language.

The Principles of Deductive Logic presents symbolic logic in a fuller and more le...(Read More)
 
 
Women and Language in Transition
Women and Language in Transition (August 1987)
Joyce Penfield - Editor

This collection of essays deals with the interplay of language and social change, asking the question: How can language and society be made gender equal? The contributors examine the critical role of language in the lives of white women and women of color in the United States. Since language pervades many dimensions of women's lives, this study takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the issues considered.

The volume is divided into three s...(Read More)
 
 
Language and the Sexes
Language and the Sexes (June 1983)
Francine Frank - Author
Frank Anshen - Author

In a highly readable and lively text, the authors explore the way language mirrors our cultural assumptions, especially those concerned with gender distinctions. Focusing on contemporary issues, they draw on their knowledge of sociolinguistics and other languages to illustrate how sexism may be hidden by habits of language. In making the reader aware of these, they suggest options for change.

Language and the Sexes synthesizes a wid...(Read More)
 
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