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Word Play

Author : Peter Farb
ISBN : 9781101971291
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Why do certain words make us blush or wince? Why do men and women really speak different languages? Why do nursery rhymes in vastly different societies possess similar rhyme and rhythm patterns? What do slang, riddles and puns secretly have in common? This erudite yet irresistibly readable book examines the game of language: its players, strategies, and hidden rules. Drawing on the most fascinating linguistic studies—and touching on everything from the Marx Brothers to linguistic sexism, from the phenomenon of glossolalia to Apache names for automobile parts—Word Play shows what really happens when people talk, no matter what language they happen to be using.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Speaking Culturally

Author : Gerry Philipsen
ISBN : 0791411648
Genre : Social Science
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Speaking Culturally presents case studies of two cultures, focusing on how speaking is thematized and enacted in each. The Teamsterville culture is drawn from the author’s studies of the spoken life of an urban, working-class neighborhood in Chicago, while the Nacirema culture draws upon studies of communication among middle-class Americans, primarily on the West Coast. Using fieldwork conducted over a period of twenty years, Philipsen shows how listening to a people’s spoken life can reveal expressions of underlying codes—or social rhetorics—of what it means to be a person, how persons can and should be linked together in social relations, and how communication can and should be used in interpersonal conduct. From these studies of speaking in two cultures emerges an understanding of communication as an activity in which people not only draw from and express but also shape and fashion their understandings of self, society, and strategic action.
Category: Social Science

50 Ways To Understand Communication

Author : Arthur Asa Berger
ISBN : 0742541088
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In 50 Ways to Understand Communication, Arthur Asa Berger familiarizes readers with important concepts written by leading communication and cultural theorists, such as Saussure, Lévi-Strauss, de Certeau, McLuhan, Postman, and many others. Organized in fifty short segments, this concise guide covers a wide range of important ideas from psychoanalysis and semiology to humor, "otherness," and nonverbal communication. Berger's clear explanations surround this assortment of influential writing. This engaging, accessible book is essential for students of communication and anyone interested in how we communicate in a world of rapidly changing media.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Language Of Silence

Author : Leslie Kane
ISBN : 0838631878
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examining the plays of Maeterlinck, Chekhov, Jean-Jacques Bernard, Pinter, Albee, and Beckett, this critical study exhibits the eloquence with which silence and inarticulateness portray the experience of inadequacy, incompleteness, impermanence, and uncertainty in early-twentieth-century drama. Moving on to post-World War II drama, the author explores the use of noneloquent speech and silence to convey the alienation and isolation engendered by the rise of political humanity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Intercultural Communication

Author : James W. Neuliep
ISBN : 9781412976893
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this fully updated Fifth Edition of Intercultural Communication, author James W. Neuliep provides a clear contextual circular model for examining communication within cultural, micro-cultural, environmental, socio-relational, perceptual contexts, and verbal and nonverbal codes. The text begins with the broadest context; the cultural component of the model and progresses chapter by chapter through each component of the model. The later chapters then apply the model to the development and maintenance of intercultural relationships, the management of intercultural conflict, intercultural management, intercultural adaptation, culture shock, and intercultural competence.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Open Your Eyes

Author : H-Dirksen L. Bauman
ISBN : 9780816646180
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Communicating Across Cultures First Edition

Author : Stella Ting-Toomey
ISBN : 9781462505890
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 57.21 MB
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From high-level business negotiations to casual conversations among friends, every interpersonal interaction is shaped by cultural norms and expectations. Seldom is this more clearly brought to light than in encounters between people from different cultural backgrounds, when dissimilar communication practices may lead to frustration and misunderstanding. This thought-provoking text presents a new framework for understanding the impact of culture on communication and for helping students build intercultural communication competence. With illustrative examples from around the globe, the book shows that verbal and nonverbal communication involves much more than transmitting a particular message--it also reflects each participant's self-image, group identifications and values, and privacy and relational needs. Readers learn to move effectively and appropriately through a wide range of transcultural situations by combining culture-specific knowledge with mindful listening and communication skills. Throughout, helpful tables and charts and easy-to-follow guidelines for putting concepts into practice enhance the book's utility for students.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Names Proverbs Riddles And Material Text In Robert Frost

Author : T. O'Brien
ISBN : 9780230109896
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study examines several unexplored aspects of the poetry of Robert Frost, one of the most widely read and studied American poets, and shows how they contribute to the reader's experience and modernism in general.
Category: Literary Criticism

Sociology In Our Times The Essentials

Author : Diana Kendall
ISBN : 9780495598626
Genre : Science
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Accessible and up-to-date, the Seventh Edition of SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, Seventh Edition, builds on the best of previous editions while offering new insights, learning tools, and opportunities to apply the content of each chapter to relevant sociological issues of the twenty-first century. Acclaimed in the field for being first to integrate race, class, and gender issues, Kendall continues her focus on diversity and inequality, emphasizing social consciousness and active participation in bettering the world around us. Compelling examples, a vivid writing style, and chapter themes grounded in timely social issues already familiar to students get students involved in sociology by showing them how they can make a difference in their own communities. Among its other changes, the Seventh Edition includes a new Sociology Works! feature; new assignable Reflect & Analyze questions that conclude selected features; two new photo essays, each with new assignable video activities; a vibrant new interior design; improved concept review tables; and more photos and illustrations, making this text the most up-to-date, applications-oriented introduction to sociology available. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Science

Lexis Ludens

Author : Anthony J. Petrotta
ISBN : STANFORD:36105000081229
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Is wordplay -mere ornamentation- or the -foundation of letters-? Petrotta explores the nature of wordplay, focusing particularly on an often neglected side, its humorous role in a text. Petrotta's contention that wordplay takes various forms involving sound, sense, and syntax, and fulfills diverse functions is illustrated by his penetrating analysis of the trope in the book of Micah."
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines