Creaturely Poetics: Animality and Vulnerability in Literature and Film

ISBN: 0231147864, 0231147872 | 2011 | EPUB | 264 Pages | 16 MB

Simone Weil once wrote that "the vulnerability of precious things is beautiful because vulnerability is a mark of existence," establishing a relationship between vulnerability, beauty, and existence transcending the separation of species. Her conception of a radical ethics and aesthetics could be characteriz

Scripting the Environment: Oil, Democracy and the Sands of Time and Space (Palgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication)

2016 | ISBN: 3319404326 | English | 238 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This volume explores how to engage audiences both beyond and within the academy more deeply in environmental research through arts-based forms. It builds on a multi-pronged case study of scripts for documentary film, audio-visual and stage formats, focusing on how the identity of a place is constructed and contested in th

The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins (Italian and Italian American Studies)

2016 | ISBN: 1137590629 | English | 328 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book is the first dedicated volume of academic analysis on the monumental work of Elena Ferrante, Italy's most well-known contemporary writer. The Works of Elena Ferrante: Reconfiguring the Margins brings together the most exciting and innovative research on Ferrante's treatment of the intricacies of women

Rethinking Syntactocentrism: Architectural issues and case studies at the syntax-pragmatics interface (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

English | 2015 | ISBN: 9027257086 | 153 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

The term 'syntactocentrism' has been used to criticize the claim that syntax, as regarded in generative linguistics, plays the central role in modeling the mental architecture of the human language faculty. This research monograph explores the conjecture that many of the objections to the generative perspective, a

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Pejoration (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

English | 2016 | ISBN: 9027257116 | 364 Pages | PDF | 3,7 MB

Though "pejoration" is an important notion for linguistic analysis and theory, there is still a lack of theoretical understanding and sound descriptive analysis. In this timely collection, the phenomenon of pejoration is studied from a number of angles. It contains studies from phonology, morphology, syntax, s

Inner-sentential Propositional Proforms: Syntactic properties and interpretative effects (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

English | 2016 | ISBN: 9027257159 | 284 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

This book deals with sentential proforms and their relationship to their associated clauses. Sentential proforms are highly interesting from the point of view of grammatical theory, since their occurrence is determined not only by syntax, but also by prosody and semantics. The present volume contributes to a better unders

Theoretical Approaches to Linguistic Variation (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

English | 2016 | ISBN: 9027257175 | 384 Pages | PDF | 2 MB

The contributions of this book deal with the issue of language variation. They all share the assumption that within the language faculty the variation space is hierarchically constrained and that minimal changes in the set of property values defining each language give rise to diverse outputs within the same system. Never

Bare Argument Ellipsis and Focus (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today)

English | 2016 | ISBN: 9027257167 | 194 Pages | PDF | 1 MB

This monograph explores the syntax and information structure of bare argument ellipsis. The study concentrates on stripping, which is identified as a subtype of bare argument ellipsis typically associated with focus sensitive particles or negation. This monograph presents a unified account of stripping located at the synt

Analysing Structure in Academic Writing (Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse)

2016 | ISBN: 1137542381 | English | 275 Pages | PDF | 6 MB

This book breaks through formalistic traditions to propose a new generic structure analytical framework for academic writing. The integrated approach, taking lessons from cognitive linguistics and structuralism, offers a foundation for establishing research and pedagogy that can promote diversity and inclusion in academia