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LINGUIST List 21.5197

Tue Dec 21 2010

Books: Lexicography: Makhachashvili - Discourse Analysis: Mandala

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        1.     Chris Humphrey , Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in Technosphere: Makhachashvili         2.     Chris Humphrey , The Language in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Mandala

Message 1: Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in Technosphere: Makhachashvili
Date: 07-Dec-2010
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in Technosphere: Makhachashvili
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Title: Linguophilosophic Parameters of English Innovations in
Technosphere
Published: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Author: Rusudan Makhachashvili
Hardback: ISBN: 144382139X 9781443821391 Pages: 95 Price: U.K. £ 29.99
Abstract:

The monograph researches the aspects of the English vocabulary development
processes in the sphere of new computer technologies. The primary
supposition of cyber word-stock terminological nature leads into the study
of both linguistic (morphological and semantic) and ontological
paradigmatic parameters of innovative cyber-vocabulary of the English
language. Linguistically, the development of English cyber-vocabulary
acquires an ambivalent character. Primarily, the sources of English
computer vocabulary root in the conventional word-formation types. However,
the enrichment process of the computer terminology of English incorporates
the emergence of the word-formation ways and means, authentic for the given
lexical sub-system. Moreover, the evolutionary progress of cybervocabulary
determines the new conceptual approach to the "word-formation element"
notion. The ontological paradigmatic parameters of English
cyber-vocabulary are featured from the following perspectives:
lexico-semantic perception of basic metaphysic dimensions of the
technosphere (that being "space" and "time") and the anthropologic
terminological categorization of technosphere, thus both the
anthropocentric and the sociocentric paradigmatics of English innovative
cyber-vocabulary being reflected.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
                            Morphology
                            Philosophy of Language
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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Message 2: The Language in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Mandala
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: The Language in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Mandala
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Title: The Language in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subtitle: The Question of Style
Published: 2010
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=132221&SearchType=Basic

Author: Susan Mandala
Electronic: ISBN: 9781441141064 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781847063014 Pages: 192 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Abstract:

The language of science fiction, and of fantasy, has a steep challenge:
that of the creation of other worlds, societies and characters that are
alien to us in diverse and fundamental ways, but still compelling and
knowable. This exciting book steps away from the issues of race, gender
and politics that have saturated sci-fi and fantasy criticism. Rather, it
challenges two widely held but poorly substantiated beliefs circulating
about science fiction and fantasy - that they are

a) written in plain and unremarkable prose
b) apt to present characters that are flat types
rather than fully realised individuals.

Mandala draws on traditional syntactic categories of stylistic analysis as
well as the relatively more recent pragmatic and sociolinguistic paradigms
such that the original analyses here take our understanding of these two
genres beyond the usual confines, to consider how language is used to draw
alternative words, represent the far future and distant past, and create
psychologically believable characters.

Covering both British and American fiction and television, this is a
wide-ranging and perceptive book.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Ling & Literature
                            Syntax
                            Discourse Analysis
                            Stylistics

Written In: English (eng )

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