Aspects of Texts, Hypertexts, and Multimedial Communication

Author: Sam Inkinen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110161410

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 2068

Presents a critical, multidisciplinary anthology addressing the theories, problems, and possibilities of multimedia communication, computer interaction, hypertextual representation of knowledge, contemporary utopias, television broadcasting, semiotics of media, and sexuality in the cyber age. Instead of technological determinism or techno-optimistic rhetoric, essays focus on an analytical approach to contemporary media, future technologies, and electronic texts. Specific topics include Jean-Luc Godard's audiovisual works, the history of communication technologies in Russia, and the controversial advertising of Benetton. Main disciplines shared by contributors are philosophy and semiotics as well as media and communication studies. Includes color photos from the Benetton ad campaign. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Acquiring conversational competence

Author: Elinor Ochs,Bambi B. Schieffelin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315401606

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 4322

First published in 1983, this book represents a substantial body of detailed research on children’s language and communication, and more generally on the nature of interactive spoken discourse. It looks at areas of competence often examined in young children’s speech have that have not been described for adults — leading to insights not only in the character of adult conversation but also the process of acquiring this competence. The authors set forward strategies for conversing at different stage of life, while also relating these strategies to, and formulating hypotheses concerning, the dynamics of language variation and change.

Designing Magazines

Author: Jandos Rothstein

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1581157932

Category: Design

Page: 208

View: 8154

How does a designer create graphic solutions to the behind-the-scenes editorial challenges at a magazine? Designing Magazines is the complete guide to understanding the inner workings of magazines and their day-to-day management--and a great guide to using that knowledge to create visually stunning, editorially effective magazines, in both new designs and rebranding. Thirty-five experienced editors, designers, and consultants, all at the top of their fields, present their insights on the goals and process of magazine design. Chapters focus on problems faced by designers, ethical considerations, the future of the field, and many more relevant but rarely discussed issues. A look at magazines that have risen above the crowd to achieve special social importance--and how design has been a part of that success--provides additional inspiration for magazine designers everywhere. Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don't aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.

Studies in Specialized Discourse

Author: John Flowerdew,Maurizio Gotti

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039111787

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

View: 8627

This book analyses the various features of specialized discourse in order to assess its degree of specificity and diversification, as compared to general language. Prior to any analysis of such traits, the notion of specialized discourse and its distinctive properties are clarified, also as compared to other features frequently occurring in specialized texts which cannot be considered distinctive. The presence of such properties are accounted for not only in linguistic but also in pragmatic terms since the approach is interpretative rather tan merely descriptive. The complexity of this discourse calls for a multidimensional analysis, covering both lexis and morpho-syntax as well as textual patterning. Some lexical aspects, morphosyntactic features and textual genres are also examined from a diachronic perspective, thus showing how various conventions concerning specialized discourse have developed over the last few centuries.

Discourse on the Move

Using corpus analysis to describe discourse structure

Author: Douglas Biber,Ulla Connor,Thomas A. Upton

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027291918

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

View: 5273

Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’. In the ‘top-down’ approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.

Introduction to Text Linguistics

Author: Robert De Beaugrande,Wolfgang U. Dressler

Publisher: Longman Linguistics Library

ISBN: 9781138146488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 6242

Since its initiation some twenty years ago Longman Linguistics Library has established itself as a series aimed primarily at an undergraduate and postgraduate student readership. Some of its books serve as introductions to key aspects of the subject, others are more specialised: generally they assume a first year's knowledge of linguistics and lead the reader on from there. In all cases the books are self-contained; they are intended to treat important areas in general linguistics and to be of value for a number of years

Dimensions of Register Variation

A Cross-Linguistic Comparison

Author: Douglas Biber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521473316

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 428

View: 7773

Douglas Biber's new book gives a linguistic analysis of register in four widely differing languages: English, Nukulaelae Tuvaluan, Korean, and Somali.

The Courage to be

Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300170023

Category: Anxiety

Page: 197

View: 3541


The One Page CV

Create your own high impact CV. Clever, clear, and comprehensive. Get noticed and beat the competition.

Author: Paul Hichens

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1292001496

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 771

Say less and stand out more. About six seconds – that’s how long your CV will be considered before it’s consigned to the bin forever. If you don’t grab attention quickly, you’ll be rejected without a second thought. Your CV must be high impact, concise and optimised if it’s to do its job, and The One Page CV shows you exactly how to do it. It’s proven to work. It’s tried and tested. It’s written by an expert. · Avoid the pitfalls that your competition will be making · Transform your CV into a targeted, high-impact, job-winning tool · Spotlight your professional skills, qualifications and experience · Write smartly and persuasively so recruiters want to read your CV Remember – you’ve got six seconds. That’s all. Why waste it?

Text production

toward a science of composition

Author: Robert De Beaugrande

Publisher: Ablex Publishing Corporation


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

View: 7012


Verbale Interaktion

Studien zur Empirie und Methodologie der Pragmatik

Author: Dieter Flader

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

View: 9131

Dieter Flader präsentiert Kommunikationsanalysen, die das systematische Verhältnis der Sprache zu Prozessen der Verständigung und des sozialen Handelns aufdecken und somit unseren Erkenntnisstand über Regularitäten des Sprechens in sozialer Interaktion weiterentwickeln.

Coherence, Continuity, and Cohesion

Theoretical Foundations for Document Design

Author: Kim Sydow Campbell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113668915X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 7868

There is a need for general theoretical principles describing/explaining effective design -- those which demonstrate "unity" and enhance comprehension and usability. Theories of cohesion from linguistics and of comprehension in psychology are likely sources of such general principles. Unfortunately, linguistic approaches to discourse unity have focused exclusively on semantic elements such as synonymy or anaphora, and have ignored other linguistic elements such as syntactic parallelism and phonological alliteration. They have also overlooked the non-linguistic elements -- visual factors such as typography or color, and auditory components such as pitch or duration. In addition, linguistic approaches have met with criticism because they have failed to explain the relationship between semantic cohesive elements and coherence. On the other hand, psychological approaches to discourse comprehension have considered the impact of a wider range of discourse elements -- typographical cuing of key terms to enhance comprehension -- but have failed to provide general theoretical explanations for such observations. This volume uses Gestalt theory to provide general principles for predicting one aspect of coherence -- that of continuity -- across the entire range of discourse elements, and also to outline the relationship between cohesion and coherence. The theoretical core of this book argues that the cognitive principles that explain why humans "sense" unity in a succession of sounds (a whole musical piece) or in a configuration of visual shapes (a complete object) are the basis of principles which explain why we "sense" unity in oral, written, and electronically produced documents.

Collaborative Writing in Industry

Investigations in Theory and Practice

Author: Mary M. Lay,William M. Karis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780895030719

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 284

View: 6314

This collection presents new essays from academic & industrial experts on the theories of collaboration, industrial case studies of collaborative writing, classroom techniques for collaborative assignments, & gathering, verifying, & editing strategies that enhance collaboration. A selected, annotated bibliography is included. Some of the collected essays suggest that the benefits of effective collaboration include not only a better product but also increased interpersonal & reading skills for all collaborators. Other essays describe how the computer can be an effective medium for collaboration. Other essays explore aspects of managing collaboration, such as leadership & task definition. This book should interest not only the academic scholars but also industrial employees who collaborate in the planning, writing, editing, or updating of a document.

Gallery of Best Cover Letters

A Collection of Quality Cover Letters by Professional Resume Writers

Author: David Franklin Noble

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593579173

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 801

Offers over three hundred cover letters for such careers as finance, education, public relations, healthcare, and manufacturing, along with tips on composition and design.