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The Resource Hyperbole in English : a corpus-based study of exaggeration, Claudia Claridge

Hyperbole in English : a corpus-based study of exaggeration, Claudia Claridge

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Hyperbole in English : a corpus-based study of exaggeration
Title
Hyperbole in English
Title remainder
a corpus-based study of exaggeration
Statement of responsibility
Claudia Claridge
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Language
eng
Summary
"Non-literal language is ubiquitous in everyday life, and while hyperbole is a major part of this, it has so far remained relatively unexplored. This volume provides the first investigation of hyperbole in English, drawing on data from genres such as spoken conversation, TV, newspapers, and literary works from Chaucer to Monty Python. Combining quantitative and qualitative analyses, it uses approaches from semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and classical rhetoric, to investigate in detail both speaker-centered and emotive aspects of hyperbole, and also addressee-related aspects, such as interpretation and interactional uptake. Illustrated with a range of diachronic case studies, hyperbole is also shown to be a main means of linguistic creativity, and an important contributor to language change. The book concludes with an exploration of the role of hyperbole in political speaking, humour, and literature. Original and in-depth, it will be invaluable to all those working on meaning, discourse, and historical linguistics"--
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Claridge, Claudia
Dewey number
425
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1460
LC item number
.C484 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in English language
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  • English language
  • Figures of speech
  • Exaggeration (Philosophy)
  • Corpora (Linguistics)
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Hyperbole in English : a corpus-based study of exaggeration, Claudia Claridge
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
644696972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780521766357
Lccn
2010034944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)644696972
Label
Hyperbole in English : a corpus-based study of exaggeration, Claudia Claridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
644696972
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 301 pages
Isbn
9780521766357
Lccn
2010034944
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)644696972

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