Todd Oakley

List of John Benjamins publications for which Todd Oakley plays a role.

Book series


Mental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction

Edited by Todd Oakley and Anders Hougaard

[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 170] 2008. vi, 262 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Discourse studies | Pragmatics


What makes The Daily Show with Jon Stewart so successful as social and political satire? Rhetorical theorists and critics have identified several mechanisms for satisfying the show’s satiric and parodic aim, which include parodic polyglossia, contextual clash, and satirical specificity (Waisanen,… read more
Autism is characterized by repetitive behavior and difficulties in adopting the viewpoint of others. We examine a communicative phenomenon resulting from these symptoms: non-prototypical direct speech for non-reports involving an actual utterance from previously produced discourse (e.g. quoting… read more
FitzGerald, William and Todd Oakley 2016 Invocation or apostrophe? Prayer and the conversation frame in public discourseThe Conversation Frame: Forms and functions of fictive interaction, Pascual, Esther and Sergeiy Sandler (eds.), pp. 131–150 | Article
We investigate how idioms of prayer operate along a complex set of rhetorical dimensions, all of which take the conversation frame as a starting point. We present results of a search of idioms from the UCLA NewsScape archive. After distinguishing invocationary acts of the divine from the more… read more
Oakley, Todd 2014 Afterword: From Cognitive Grammar to systems rhetoricCognitive Grammar in Literature, Harrison, Chloe, Louise Nuttall, Peter Stockwell and Wenjuan Yuan (eds.), pp. 231–236 | Article
Oakley, Todd 2011 Conceptual integrationHandbook of Pragmatics: 2011 Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 1–24 | Article
Oakley, Todd 2009 Mental spacesHandbook of Pragmatics: 2009 Installment, Östman, Jan-Ola and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 1–23 | Article
Oakley, Todd 2009 Mental spacesGrammar, Meaning and Pragmatics, Brisard, Frank, Jan-Ola Östman and Jef Verschueren (eds.), pp. 161–178 | Article
Hougaard, Anders and Todd Oakley 2008 Introduction: Mental Spaces and Discourse AnalysisMental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction, Oakley, Todd and Anders Hougaard (eds.), pp. 1–26 | Miscellaneous
Oakley, Todd and Seana Coulson 2008 Connecting the dots: Mental spaces and metaphoric language in discourseMental Spaces in Discourse and Interaction, Oakley, Todd and Anders Hougaard (eds.), pp. 27–50 | Article
Coulson, Seana and Todd Oakley 2003 Metonymy and conceptual blendingMetonymy and Pragmatic Inferencing, Panther, Klaus-Uwe and Linda L. Thornburg (eds.), pp. 51–79 | Article
Grady, Joseph, Todd Oakley and Seana Coulson 1999 Blending and metaphorMetaphor in Cognitive Linguistics: Selected papers from the 5th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Amsterdam, 1997, Gibbs, Jr., Raymond W. and Gerard J. Steen (eds.), pp. 101 ff. | Article