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Journal Title: English Text Construction
Volume/Issue:   6 / 2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. iii, 99 pp.

Table of Contents

Articles

Re-reading August Wilson’s Fences : The influence of the Black Aesthetic and Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
Felix Nwabeze Ogoanah
213 – 237

English and lexical inventiveness in the Italian linguistic landscape
Paola Vettorel and Valeria Franceschi
238 – 270

Competing for coverage: Exploring emerging discourses on female athletes in the Australian print media
Helen Caple
271 – 294

Reviews

Debra Aarons, Jokes and the Linguistic Mind
Bert Oben
295 – 300

Karin Aijmer (ed.), Contrastive Pragmatics
Lieselotte Brems
301 – 305

Lynne Flowerdew, Corpora and Language Education
Paul Pauwels
306 – 309

Acknowledgments: Referees for this volume
310 – 311
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
Italian
 
LL Issue: 24.4056