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LINGUIST List 23.3507

Tue Aug 21 2012

Books: A Cultural Journey through the English Lexicon: Facchinetti (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2012
From: Chris Humphrey <chumphreyc-s-p.org>
Subject: A Cultural Journey through the English Lexicon: Facchinetti (Ed)
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Title: A Cultural Journey through the English Lexicon
Published: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
                http://www.c-s-p.org

Editor: Roberta Facchinetti
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443835091 Pages: 290 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443835091 Pages: 290 Price: U.S. $ 59.99
Abstract:

This book is a metaphorical journey through the English lexicon, viewed as a vehicle and a mirror of cultural identity.

From the translatability of phrases and metaphors to genre-specific terms, from English as a Lingua Franca to English language teaching, the studies collected here testify to the fact that in English - and overall in language - word contextualization or lack of contextualization impinges on linguistic utterances and leads to differing interpretations of the textual message.

The book may be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students who are concerned with the study of the English lexicon, bearing in mind that this lexicon provides the bricks of any language, and language, in turn, needs the cornerstone of Culture to stand firmly and thrive.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Pragmatics
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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http://linguistlist.org/pubs/books/get-book.cfm?BookID=61852


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