Confusing Discourse by K. JanickiConfusing Discourse by K. Janicki

Confusing Discourse

byK. Janicki

Hardcover | December 18, 2009

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We easily hear and see when people are talking and writing, but we often do not understand what they are talking or writing about . This book addresses some sources of confusion in discourse and offers suggestions for diminishing it.
KAROL JANICKI is a Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen, Norway. He is the author ofLanguage Misconceived. Arguing for Applied Cognitive Sociolinguistics (2006).
Title:Confusing DiscourseFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.78 inPublished:December 18, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230232604

ISBN - 13:9780230232600

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Table of Contents

Preface Introduction What Are You Talking About? - Language and Abstraction Learning New Words - How We Develop Meaning Words Are Not What They Refer To - The Map Is Not the Territory Words, Words, Words..., and Tables, Cars and Elephants - Intensional and Extensional Orientation The Good Guys and the Bad Guys - Two-Valued and Multi-Valued Orientation The Unfortunate Word 'Is' - Is of Identity and Is of Predication; E -Prime Can You Tell The Difference? -Non-Verbal Phenomena, Descriptions, and Inferences Can You Imagine It? - The Role of Visualization and Context in Understanding Discourse No Bamboozlement, Please! - How to Disclose Others' Equivocation and Make Your Own Discourse Less Confusing and Easier To Understand - A Summary and Some Warnings Conclusion: Can We Go Bananas? - Discourse and Health Suggestions for Further Reading References Index