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Pragmatic Stylistics (Edinburgh Textbooks in Applied Linguistics)

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* the 1st pragmatically orientated examine of the language of fictional texts.

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There was nowhere to hide as it sank its ugly talons into my body. It started the same way as before—tingling, then warmth, then searing pain in my arm, spreading across my neck and into my chest. Surely, Jack will be home soon, I kept thinking. But the minutes dragged into centuries as the pain raged through the top half of my body. I couldn't even cry out for the boys. Was this the end? Would Jack return and find me on the bed, limp in death? I looked up and saw Jack standing in the door of the bedroom.

Just hearing these testimonies strengthened me. All this friendliness amazed me, for I had heard that Yanks were self-centered materialists. The crowd outside the Shrine Auditorium was anything but that, however. It was more like a family and they recognized me simply as a sister from the other side of the world. None of us were strangers, just friends who had never met. Conversation flowed freely, as did ministry. "Listen to this," I whispered to Bruce. Directly behind us was a man on crutches.

Your aorta valve is in critical condition. " "No," I said solemnly. " "You know," Dr. Etheridge said gravely, "you could reach the point of no return. " "And I have no choice but to survive on emergency prayer until God heals me," I said. Reluctantly, Dr. Etheridge released me from the hospital with strict orders to stay at home. I kept remembering that touch of God in the tent meeting. Deep inside there was still hope, just a glimmer, that God might do it again. 6. I Need A Miracle Months passed and it was only the lingering presence of little Caitlin that kept me in touch with reality.

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