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Items in Philology and Linguistics (P1 - P1091) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 120 days.

  • Audionarratology : interfaces of sound and narrative / edited by Jarmila Mildorf and Till Kinzel
    P 96 N35 A84 2016eb

    Audionarratology is a new 'postclassical' narratology that explores interfaces of sound, voice, music and narrative in different media and across disciplinary boundaries. Drawing on sound studies and transmedial narratology, audionarratology combines concepts from both while also offering fresh insights. Sound studies investigate sound in its various manifestations from disciplinary angles as varied as anthropology, history, sociology, acoustics, articulatory phonetics, musicology or sound psychology. Still, a specifically narrative focus is often missing. Narratology has broadened its scope to look at narratives from transdisciplinary and transmedial perspectives. However, there is a bias towards visual or audio-visual media such as comics and graphic novels, film, TV, hyperfiction and pictorial art. The aim of this book is to foreground the oral and aural sides of storytelling, asking how sound, voice and music support narrative structure or even assume narrative functions in their own right. It brings together cutting-edge research on forms of sound narration hitherto neglected in narratology: radio plays, audiobooks, audio guides, mobile phone theatre, performance poetry, concept albums, digital stories, computer games, songs.

  • Translations in times of disruption an interdisciplinary study in transnational contexts / edited by David Hook and Graciela Iglesias-Rogers

  • New media and China's social development Yungeng Xie

  • Scientific peer review : guidelines for informative peer review / J. Matthias Starck

  • Modern language models and computation : theory with applications / Alexander Meduna, Ondřej Soukup

  • Statistical language and speech processing : 5th International Conference, SLSP 2017, Le Mans, France, October 23?25, 2017, Proceedings / Nathalie Camelin, Yannick Estève, Carlos Martín-Vide (eds.)

  • Psychosyntax the nature of grammar and its place in the mind / David Pereplyotchik

  • Rethinking media development through evaluation : beyond freedom / Jessica Noske-Turner

  • Arab women and the media in changing landscapes / Elena Maestri, Annemarie Profanter, editors ; foreword by Lubna Ahmed Al-Kazi

  • Media convergence and deconvergence / Sergio Sparviero, Corinna Peil, Gabriele Balbi, editors

  • Computational models of referring : a study in cognitive science / Kees van Deemter
    P 325.5 R44D43 2015eb

  • Machine translation / Thierry Poibeau
    P 308 P65 2017eb

    The dream of a universal translation device goes back many decades, long before Douglas Adams's fictional Babel fish provided this service in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . Since the advent of computers, research has focused on the design of digital machine translation tools -- computer programs capable of automatically translating a text from a source language to a target language. This has become one of the most fundamental tasks of artificial intelligence. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and market potential. The main approaches are presented from a largely historical perspective and in an intuitive manner, allowing the reader to understand the main principles without knowing the mathematical details.

    The book begins by discussing problems that must be solved during the development of a machine translation system and offering a brief overview of the evolution of the field. It then takes up the history of machine translation in more detail, describing its pre-digital beginnings, rule-based approaches, the 1966 ALPAC (Automatic Language Processing Advisory Committee) report and its consequences, the advent of parallel corpora, the example-based paradigm, the statistical paradigm, the segment-based approach, the introduction of more linguistic knowledge into the systems, and the latest approaches based on deep learning. Finally, it considers evaluation challenges and the commercial status of the field, including activities by such major players as Google and Systran.

  • Global Communication / Cees J. Hamelink
    P 96 I5 H344 2015

    "Comprehensive in its scope and scale, rigorously argued and richly illustrated with wide-ranging examples, this clearly written and user-friendly book from a veteran commentator on international communication will be valuable for students and scholars. Strongly recommended."
    - Daya Thussu, Professor of International Communication, University of Westminster

    Global Communication explores the history, present and future of global communication, introducing and explaining the theories, stories and flows of information and media that affect us all. Based on his experience teaching generations of students to critically examine the world of communication around them, Cees Hamelink helps readers understand the thinkers, concepts and questions in this changing landscape. This book:

    Explores the cultural, economic, political and social dimensions and consequences of global communication Introduces the key thinkers who have been inspirational to the field Teaches you to master the art of asking critical questions Takes you through concrete cases from UN summits to hot lines and cyber-surveillance Boosts your essay skills with a guided tour of the literature, including helpful comments and recommendations of what to cite Brings you directly into the classroom with a series of video lectures

    This book guides students through the complex terrain of global communication, helping you become a critically informed participant in the ever-changing communication landscape. It is essential reading for students of communication and media studies.

  • Sound as popular culture : a research companion / edited by Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze
    P 96 S66 S68 2016eb

  • Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction : 8th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2017, Dublin, Ireland, September 11-14, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Gareth J.F. Jones, Séamus Lawless, Julio Gonzalo, Liadh Kelly, Lorraine Goeuriot, Thomas Mandl, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro

  • Media, diaspora and conflict Ola Ogunyemi, editor
    P 96 W62 M43 2017eb

  • Mindful L2 teacher education : a sociocultural perspective on cultivating teachers' professional development / Karen E. Johnson, Paula R. Golombek
    P 53.85 J56 2016

    Taking a Vygotskian sociocultural stance, this book demonstrates the meaningful role that L2 teacher educators and L2 teacher education play in the professional development of L2 teachers through systematic, intentional, goal-directed, theorized L2 teacher education pedagogy. The message is resoundingly clear: Teacher education matters! It empirically documents the ways in which engagement in the practices of L2 teacher education shape how teachers come to think about and enact their teaching within the sociocultural contexts of their learning-to-teach experiences. Providing an insider's look at L2 teacher education pedagogy, it offers a close up look at teacher educators who are skilled at moving L2 teachers toward more theoretically and pedagogically sound instructional practices and greater levels of professional expertise.

    First, the theoretical foundation and educational rationale for exploring what happens inside the practices of L2 teacher education are established. These theoretical concepts are then used to conduct microgenetic analyses of the moment-to-moment, asynchronous, and at-a-distance dialogic interactions that take place in five distinct but sometimes overlapping practices that the authors have designed, repeatedly implemented, and subsequently collected data on in their own L2 teacher education programs. Responsive mediation is positioned as the nexus of mindful L2 teacher education and proposed as a psychological tool for teacher educators to both examine and inform the ways in which they design, enact, and assess the consequences of their own L2 teacher education pedagogy.

  • Language learning beyond the classroom / edited by David Nunan & Jack C. Richards
    P 53.75 L36 2015

    This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice.

    While out-of-class learning will not replace the classroom, ultimately all successful learners take control of their own learning. This book shows how teachers can help learners bridge the gap between formal instruction and autonomous language learning. Although English is the primary focus of most chapters, there are studies on a range of other languages including Spanish and Japanese.

  • Grounded theory in applied linguistics research : a practical guide / Gregory Hadley
    P 129 H23 2017

    This volume demystifies the procedures and practical uses of Grounded Theory, a well-established research methodology used around the world today by social scientists, teachers, and qualitative researchers. Intended for graduate students, supervisors, and researchers, it provides readers with the tools for understanding, justifying, and disseminating new theoretical insights for the Applied Linguistics community and beyond.

  • ESL teaching : principles for success / Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman, Mary Soto, and Ann Ebe
    P 53 F73 2016

    The Freeman's bestselling ESL Teaching: Principles for Success has long been a cornerstone text for research-based second language teaching methods and practices. The completely updated edition, with important contributions from coauthors Mary Soto and Ann Ebe, builds on foundational methodology for ESL teaching with the very latest understandings of what researchers, national and state departments of education, education associations and school districts across the country say constitutes best practices for emergent bilingual students.

    Written to support both mainstream and ESL/bilingual teachers, ESL Teaching, Revised Edition features:

    - a description of early ESL teaching methods along with current content-based methods, including CALLA, SIOP, GLAD, and QTEL
    - seven best-practice principles for supporting the academic success of English learners
    - classroom examples with a broad range of types of students and settings that illustrate how teachers have brought these principles to life
    - updated references and reviews of language teaching research.

    A classic foundational text, ESL Teaching: Principles for Success explains second language education methods in a comprehensible way and offers practical implementation strategies that work in any classroom. This text serves as a handbook for teacher educators, teachers, and administrators.

  • Creativity in language teaching : perspectives from research and practice / Edited by Rodney H. Jones and Jack C. Richards
    P 37.5 C74 C76 2016

    Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, this text gives language teachers and researchers, both a set of conceptual tools with which to think and talk about creativity in language teaching and a wealth of practical advice about principles and practices that can be applied to making their lessons more creative. Providing an overview of the nature of creativity and its role in second language education, it brings together twenty prominent language teachers and researchers with expertise in different aspects of creativity and teaching contexts to present a range of theories on both creative processes and how these processes lead to creative practices in language teaching.

    Unique in the field, the book takes a broader and more critical look at the notion of creativity in language learning, exploring its linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural and pedagogic dimensions. Structured in four sections-- theoretical perspectives, creativity in the classroom, creativity in the curriculum, and creativity in teacher development--each chapter is supplemented by Questions for Discussion and Suggestions for Further Research. Its accessible style makes the book relevant as both a course text and a resource for practicing teachers.

  • Corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning : research, theory, applications, implications / edited by Hossein Nassaji and Eva Kartchava
    P 118.2 C67 2017

    Bringing together current research, analysis, and discussion of the role of corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning, this volume bridges the gap between research and pedagogy by identifying principles of effective feedback strategies and how to use them successfully in classroom instruction. By synthesizing recent works on a range of related themes and topics in this area and integrating them into a single volume, it provides a valuable resource for researchers, graduate students, teachers, and teacher educators in various contexts who seek to enhance their skills and to further their understanding in this key area of second language education.

  • Connecting reading & writing in second language writing instruction / Alan R. Hirvela, Ohio State University
    P 53.27 H57 2016
    In this substantively revised new edition, Hirvela moves beyond the argument he made in the first edition of the value of connecting reading and writing. This new edition explains various dimensions of those connections and offers a fresh look at how to implement them in L2 writing instruction. It also provides both new and experienced teachers of writing with a solid grounding in the theoretical foundations and pedagogical possibilities associated with reading-writing connections.

    The new edition features two new chapters. The first is a chapter on assessment because students are now being asked to connect reading and writing in the classroom and on formal assessments like the TOEFL#65533;. The second new chapter is an argument for accounting for transfer elements in the teaching and researching of reading-writing connections.

    The goals of this revised volume are to provide: resources for those wishing to pursue reading-writing connections, summaries of the beliefs underlying those connections, ideas for teaching the connections in the classroom, and information about the work others have done to develop this domain of L2 writing.

  • Authentic materials myths : applying second language research to classroom teaching / Eve Zyzik, Charlene Polio
    P 118.2 Z99 2017
    The use of authentic materials in language classrooms is sometimes discussed as a reliable way to expose students to the target language, but there is also disagreement regarding what kinds of authentic materials should be used, when they should be used, and how much of the curriculum should revolve around them. This volume in the Myths series explores the research related to the use of authentic materials and the ways that authentic materials may be used successfully in the classroom. Like others in the Myths series, this book combines research with good pedagogical practices.

    The myths examined in this book are:
    Authentic texts are inaccessible to beginners. Authentic texts cannot be used to teach grammar. Shorter texts are more beneficial for language learners. Activating background knowledge or making a word list is sufficient to prepare students for authentic texts. Authentic texts can be used to teach only listening and reading. Modifying or simplifying authentic texts always helps language learners. For learners to benefit from using authentic texts, the associated tasks must also be authentic. The Epilogue explores the challenges of using authentic texts in the classroom and calls for more research.

  • Language policy and political issues in education / Teresa L. McCarty, Stephen May, editors
    P 40.8 L37 2017eb

  • Internal perception : the role of bodily information in concepts and word mastery / Sara Dellantonio, Luigi Pastore
    P 123 D45 2017eb

  • Teaching Science to English Language Learners Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

  • Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation The Pragmatics of Quotation and Reporting

  • The Routledge companion to media and human rights / edited by Howard Tumber and Silvio Waisbord
    P 96 H85 R57 2017

    The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights offers a comprehensive and contemporary survey of the key themes, approaches and debates in the field of media and human rights.

    Organised into five parts - Communication, Expression and Human Rights, Media Performance and Human Rights: Political Processes, Media Performance and Human Rights: News and Journalism, Digital Activism, Witnessing and Human Rights, and Media Representation of Human Rights: Cultural, Social, and Political #65533; and forty-nine original chapters, this volume examines the universal principals of freedom of expression, legal instruments, the right to know, media as a human right, digital activism, witnessing, and media representation of human rights, including the role of media organisations and journalistic work.

    With coverage of an array of topics, including mass-surveillance, LGBT advocacy, press law, freedom of information, and children#65533;s rights in the digital age, this Companion offers both an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach to media and human rights allowing for international comparisons and varying perspectives. This volume is also the first to bring together scholarship examining media as a human right and essays examining media coverage of human rights. With its scope and ambition, The Routledge Companion to Media and Human Rights sets out to chart the field and define the agenda for future research.

  • Curated stories : the uses and misuses of storytelling / Sujatha Fernandes
    P 96 N35 F47 2017
    Storytelling has proliferated today, from TED Talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. These narratives are typically heartbreaking accounts of poverty, mistreatment, and struggle that often move us deeply. But what do they move us to? And what arethe stakes in the crafting and use of storytelling?In Curated Stories, Sujatha Fernandes considers the rise of storytelling alongside the broader shift to neoliberal, free-market economies to argue that stories have been reconfigured to promote entrepreneurial self-making and restructured as easily digestible soundbites mobilized toward utilitarianends. Fernandes roams the globe and returns with stories from the Afghan Women's Writing Project, the domestic workers movement and the undocumented student Dreamer movement in the United States, and the Mision Cultura project in Venezuela to show how the conditions under which the stories are told,the tropes through which they are narrated, and the ways in which they are responded to may actually disguise the deeper contexts of global inequality. Curated stories shift the focus away from structural problems and defuse the confrontational politics of social movements. Not just a critical examination of contemporary use of narrative and its wider impact on our collective understanding of pressing social issues, Curated Stories also explores how storytelling might be reclaimed to allow for the complexity of experience to be expressed in pursuit of transformativesocial change.

  • Interviewing for language proficiency : interaction and interpretation / Steven J. Ross

  • Storytelling for virtual reality : methods and principles for crafting immersive narratives / John Bucher
    P 96 A86 B835 2018

    Storytelling For Virtual Reality serves as a bridge for students of new media and professionals working between the emerging world of VR technology and the art form of classical storytelling. Rather than examining purely the technical, the text focuses on the narrative and how stories can best be structured, created, and then told in virtual immersive spaces. Author John Bucher examines the timeless principles of storytelling and how they are being applied, transformed, and transcended in virtual reality. Interviews, conversations, and case studies with both pioneers and innovators in VR storytelling are featured, including with industry leaders at LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox, Oculus, Insomniac Games, and Google.

    For more information about story, virtual reality, this book and its author, please visit StorytellingforVR.com

  • The Routledge companion to media, sex and sexuality / edited by Clarissa Smith and Feona Attwood with Brian McNair
    P 96 S45 R68 2018eb

  • Locating queerness in the media : a new look / edited by Jane Campbell and Theresa Carilli
    P 96 S58 L63 2017
    Locating Queerness in the Media: A New Look examines how media images of the LGBTQ community create a universal consciousness about the existence of queer people, ranging from tragic and villainous to upbeat and courageous. In this book, contributors explore how our media world invites a tension that marginalizes the LGBTQ community. It examines what a queer sensibility means and how the queer community is creating new ways to study itself. Throughout the book, contributors explore specific media images that resonate throughout the media, casting the community in a particular manner. Ultimately, its goal is to promote an understanding of the LGBTQ community.

  • Ecstatic worlds : media, utopias, ecologies / Janine Marchessault
    P 96 T42 M355 2017

    When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's "Family of Man," Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope.


  • Machine translation with minimal reliance on parallel resources / George Tambouratzis, Marina Vassiliou, Sokratis Sofianopoulos

  • Europe un-imagined : nation and culture at a French-German television channel / Damien Stankiewicz
    P 95.82 E85 S73 2017

    Europe Un-Imagined examines one of the world's first and only trans nationally produced television channels, Association relative #65533; la t#65533;l#65533;vision europ#65533;enne (ARTE). ARTE calls itself the "European culture channel" and was launched in 1991 with a French-German intergovernmental mandate to produce television and other media that promoted pan-European community and culture.

    Damien Stankiewicz's ground-breaking ethnographic study of the various contexts of media production work at ARTE (the newsroom, the editing studio, the screening room), reveals how ideas about French, German, and European culture coalesce and circulate at the channel. He argues that the reproduction of nationalism often goes unacknowledged and unremarked upon, and questions whether something like a European "imagination" can be produced. Stankiewicz describes the challenges that ARTE staff face, including rapidly changing media technologies and audiences, unreflective national stereotyping, and unwieldy bureaucratic infrastructure, which ultimately limit the channel's abilities to cultivate a transnational, "European" public. Europe Un-Imagined challenges its readers to find new ways of thinking about how people belong in the world beyond the problematic logics of national categorization.

  • Media, diaspora and the Somali conflict / Idil Osman

  • Language policy beyond the state Maarja Siiner, Kadri Koreinik, Kara D. Brown

  • The singularity of western innovation the language nexus / Leonard Dudley

  • Translation in Transition : Between cognition, computing and technology / edited by Arnt Lykke Jakobsen, Bartolomé Mesa-Lao
    P 306.94 T76 2017
    Translation practice and workflows have witnessed significant changes during the last decade. New market demands to handle digital content as well as technological advances are leading this transition. The development and integration of machine translation systems have given post-editing practices a reason to be in the context of professional translation services. Translators may still work from a source text, but more often than not they are presented with already translated text involving different degrees of translation automation. This scenario radically changes the cognitive demands of translation.
    Technological development has inevitably influenced the translation research agenda as well. It has provided new means of penetrating deeper into the cognitive processes that make translation possible and has endorsed new concepts and theories to understand the translation process. Computational analysis of eye movements and keystroke behaviour provides us with new insights into translational reading, processes of literality, effects of directionality, similarities between inter- and intralingual translation, as well as the effects of post-editing on cognitive processes and on the quality of the final outcome.
    All of these themes are explored in-depth in the articles in this volume which presents new and valuable insights to anyone interested in what is currently happening in empirical, process-oriented translation research.

  • Discourse and education / Stanton Wortham, Deoksoon Kim, Stephen May, editors
    P 95 D58 2017eb

  • Translation and the Intersection of Texts, Contexts and Politics Historical and Socio-cultural Perspectives

  • Exploring spoken English learner language using Corpora learner talk / Eric Friginal, Joseph J. Lee, Brittany Polat, Audrey Roberson

    This book is unique in that it fills in an important gap in the field of school-based (Years K to 10) Chinese language education by addressing the question of how to better teach characters (Hanzi) to make the learning more effective?

  • Critical discourse analysis of Chinese advertisement case studies of household appliance advertisements from 1981 to 1996 / Chong Wang

  • The sociolinguistics of academic publishing : language and the practices of homo academicus / Linus Salö

  • An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method / James Paul Gee
    P 302 G4 2005eb
    An introduction to one form of discourse analysis useful for understanding communication problems in society and in institutions like schools. This new edition is a complete revision of the original text containing substantial new material.

  • Ill effects : the media/violence debate / edited by Martin Barker and Julian Petley
    P 96 V5 I55 2001eb
    The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the massacre at Columbine High School, by the Internet. Yet, any real evidence that the media do actually have such negative effects remains as elusive as ever and, consequently, the debate about effects frequently ends up as being little more than strident and rhetorical appeals to "common sense." "Ill Effects" is a guide for the perplexed. It suggests new and productive ways in which we can understand the influences of the media and question why the effects paradigm still exerts a tenacious hold in some quarters. Refusing to adopt the absurd position that the media have no influence at all, "Ill Effects " rethinks the notion of media influence in ways which take into account how people actually use and interact with the media in their everyday lives.

  • Communication, culture and hegemony : from the media to mediations / J. Martin-Barbero ; translated by Elizabeth Fox and Robert A. White ; with an introduction by Philip Schlesinger
    P 92 L3 M37 1993
    Communication, Culture and Hegemony is the first English translation of this major contribution to cultural studies in media research. Building on British, French and other European traditions of cultural studies, as well as a brilliant synthesis of the rich and extensive research of Latin American scholars, Mart[ac]in-Barbero offers a substantial reassessment of critical media theory.

  • Sociologie de la communication / sous la direction de Paul Beaud [and others]
    P 91 S63 1997

  • Brazil : media from the country of the future / edited by Laura Robinson
    P 92 B7 B72 2017
    Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), this volume assembles the contributions of a dynamic editorial team composed of leading scholars from Brazil and the United States. Volume 13 provides an unparalleled compilation of research on Brazilian media and communication studies guided by the expert hands of prominent scholars from both Brazil and the United States. Over twenty chapters explore five key themes: the new face of news and journalism, social movements and protest, television, cinema, publicity and marketing, and media theory. Selections encompass research on emergent phenomena, as well as studies with a historical or longitudinal dimension, that reflect the Brazilian case as laboratory for exploring the evolving media environment of one of the world's most fascinating societies.

  • Critical media studies : an introduction / Brian L. Ott and Robert L. Mack
    P 90 O88 2010
    Critical Media Studies is a state of the art introduction to media studies that demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of the media. Provides extensive case study material, including exercises and media labs in each chapter to encourage student participation Draws on examples from print, broadcast, and new media, including advertising, music, film, television, video games, and the internet Accompanied by a website with supplementary material, additional case studies, test banks, PowerPoint slides, and a guide for professors

  • Language and community in early England : imagining distance in medieval literature / by Emily Butler
    P 115.5 E54 B98 2017

    This book examines the development of English as a written vernacular and identifies that development as a process of community building that occurred in a multilingual context. Moving through the eighth century to the thirteenth century, and finally to the sixteenth-century antiquarians who collected medieval manuscripts, it suggests that this important period in the history of English can only be understood if we loosen our insistence on a sharp divide between Old and Middle English and place the textuality of this period in the framework of a multilingual matrix. The book examines a wide range of materials, including the works of Bede, the Alfredian circle, and Wulfstan, as well as the mid-eleventh-century Encomium Emmae Reginae , the Tremulous Hand of Worcester, the Ancrene Wisse , and Matthew Parker#65533;s study of Old English manuscripts. Engaging foundational theories of textual community and intellectual community, this book provides a crucial link with linguistic distance. Perceptions of distance, whether between English and other languages or between different forms of English, are fundamental to the formation of textual community, since the awareness of shared language that can shape or reinforce a sense of communal identity only has meaning by contrast with other languages or varieties. The book argues that the precocious rise of English as a written vernacular has its basis in precisely these communal negotiations of linguistic distance, the effects of which were still playing out in the religious and political upheavals of the sixteenth century. Ultimately, the book argues that the tension of linguistic distance provides the necessary energy for the community-building activities of annotation and glossing, translation, compilation, and other uses of texts and manuscripts. This will be an important volume for literary scholars of the medieval period, and those working on the early modern period, both on literary topics and on historical studies of English nationalism. It will also appeal to those with interests in sociolinguistics, history of the English language, and medieval religious history.

  • Telling the story of translation : writers who translate / Judith Woodsworth
    P 306.2 W665 2017
    Scholars have long highlighted the links between translating and (re)writing, increasingly blurring the line between translations and so-called 'original' works. Less emphasis has been placed on the work of writers who translate, and the ways in which they conceptualize, or even fictionalize, the task of translation. This book fills that gap and thus will be of interest to scholars in linguistics, translation studies and literary studies. Scrutinizing translation through a new lens, Judith Woodsworth reveals the sometimes problematic relations between author and translator, along with the evolution of the translator's voice and visibility. The book investigates the uses (and abuses) of translation at the hands of George Bernard Shaw, Gertrude Stein and Paul Auster, prominent writers who bring into play assorted fictions as they tell their stories of translations. Each case is interesting in itself because of the new material analysed and the conclusions reached. Translation is seen not only as an exercise and fruitful starting point, it is also a way of paying tribute, repaying a debt and cementing a friendship. Taken together, the case studies point the way to a teleology of translation and raise the question: what is translation for? Shaw, Stein and Auster adopt an authorial posture that distinguishes them from other translators. They stretch the boundaries of the translation proper, their words spilling over into the liminal space of the text; in some cases they hijack the act of translation to serve their own ends. Through their tales of loss, counterfeit and hard labour, they cast an occasionally bleak glance at what it means to be a translator. Yet they also pay homage to translation and provide fresh insights that continue to manifest themselves in current works of literature. By engaging with translation as a literary act in its own right, these eminent writers confer greater prestige on what has traditionally been viewed as a subservient art.

  • Introduction à la traductologie : penser la traduction, hier, aujourd'hui, demain / Mathieu Guidère
    P 306.5 G83 2016

  • The elements of Hittite / Theo van den Hout
    P 945 H63 2011
    Hittite is the earliest attested Indo-European language and was the language of a state which flourished in Asia Minor in the second millennium BC. This exciting and accessible introductory course, which can be used in both trimester and semester systems, offers in ten lessons a comprehensive introduction to the grammar of the Hittite language with ample exercises both in transliteration and in cuneiform. It includes a separate section of paradigms, a grammatical index, as well as a list of every cuneiform sign used in the book. A full glossary can be found at the back. The book has been designed so that the cuneiform is not essential and can be left out of any course if so desired. The introduction provides the necessary cultural and historical background, with suggestions for further reading, and explains the principles of the cuneiform writing system.

  • The handbook of technology and second language teaching and learning / edited by Carol A. Chapelle and Shannon Sauro
    P 53.855 H36 2017

    The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning presents a comprehensive exploration of the impact of technology on the field of second language learning.

    The rapidly evolving language-technology interface has propelled dramatic changes in, and increased opportunities for, second language teaching and learning. Its influence has been felt no less keenly in the approaches and methods of assessing learners' language and researching language teaching and learning.

    Contributions from a team of international scholars make up the Handbook consisting of four parts: language teaching and learning through technology; the technology-pedagogy interface; technology for L2 assessment; and research and development of technology for language learning. It considers how technology assists in all areas of language development, the emergence of pedagogy at the intersection of language and technology, technology in language assessment, and major research issues in research and development of technologies for language learning. It covers all aspects of language including grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, speaking, pragmatics, and intercultural learning, as well as new pedagogical and assessment approaches, and new ways of conceiving and conducting research and development.

    The Handbook of Technology and Second Language Teaching and Learning demonstrates the extensive, multifaceted implications of technology for language teachers, learners, materials-developers, and researchers.

  • Theorizing digital rhetoric / edited by Aaron Hess and Amber Davisson
    P 301.5 D37 T456 2018

    Theorizing Digital Rhetoric takes up the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology to explore the ways in which rhetoric is challenged by new technologies and how rhetorical theory can illuminate discursive expression in digital contexts. The volume combines complex rhetorical theory with personal anecdotes about the use of technologies to create a larger philosophical and rhetorical account of how theorists approach the examinations of new and future digital technologies. This collection of essays emphasizes the ways that digital technology intrudes upon rhetorical theory and how readers can be everyday rhetorical critics within an era of ever-increasing use of digital technology.

    Each chapter effectively blends theorizing between rhetoric and digital technology, informing readers of the potentiality between the two ideas. The theoretical perspectives informed by digital media studies, rhetorical theory, and personal/professional use provide a robust accounting of digital rhetoric that is timely, personable, and useful.

  • Mapping media ecology : introduction to the field / Dennis D. Cali
    P 90 C25 2017

    Until now, the academic foundations of media ecology have been passed down primarily in the form of edited volumes, often by students of Neil Postman, or are limited to a focus on Marshall McLuhan and/or Postman or some other individual important to the field. Those volumes are invaluable in pointing to key ideas in the field; they provide an important and informed account of the fundamentals of media ecology as set forth at the field's inception. Yet there is more to the story.

    Offering an accessible introduction, and written from the perspective of a #65533;second generation#65533; scholar, this single-authored work provides a unified, systematic framework for the study of media ecology. It identifies the key themes, processes, and figures in media ecology that have coalesced over the last few decades and presents an elegant schema with which to engage future exploration of the role of media in shaping culture and consciousness.

    Dennis D. Cali offers a survey of a field as consequential as it is fascinating. Designed to be used primarily in media and communication courses, the book's goal is to hone insight into the role of media in society and to extend the understanding of the themes, processes, and interactions of media ecology to an ever-broader intellectual community.

  • Historicising transmedia storytelling : early twentieth-century transmedia story worlds / Matthew Freeman
    P 96 S78 F74 2017

    Tracing the industrial emergence of transmedia storytelling#65533;typically branded a product of the contemporary digital media landscape#65533;this book provides a historicised intervention into understandings of how fictional stories flow across multiple media forms. Through studies of the storyworlds constructed for The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan, and Superman, the book reveals how new developments in advertising, licensing, and governmental policy across the twentieth century enabled historical systems of transmedia storytelling to emerge, thereby providing a valuable contribution to the growing field of transmedia studies as well as to understandings of media convergence, popular culture, and historical media industries.

  • Paul Lazarsfeld and the origins of communications research / Hynek Jĕrábek
    P 91.3 J4813 2017

    The manuscript discusses the early days of communication research, explicitly the first works of Paul Lazarsfeld#65533;s radio and media research in Vienna, Newark, NJ, Princeton and New York during the years between the early 1930s, and the end of the 1940s. Lazarsfeld#65533;s Viennese radio research, especially the world#65533;s first extensive audience research #65533; RAVAG study (1931) #65533; is entirely new information for English speaking scholars. The book shows the details of Lazarsfeld#65533;s methodological reasoning in his projects in the field of communication. The book also presents the research institutes that Lazarsfeld founded in Vienna in 1931, from Newark Center in New Jersey (1935) to Princeton Office of Radio Research in 1937, and up to the foundation of Lazarsfeld#65533;s famous BASR at Columbia University in New York in the 1940s. The monograph shows how important Lazarsfeld#65533;s first studies were for the future development of communication.

  • Media and crime : content, context and consequence / Katrina Clifford, Rob White
    P 96 C74 C55 2017
    Public knowledge of crime and criminal justice often develops through the media to the extent that, for some people, the media may be their sole source of information on these issues and systems. The role that the media plays in shaping public perceptions of crime and criminality, and framingdebates about criminal justice and responses to crime, is therefore undeniable. For these reasons, questions of media influence have become a prominent aspect of criminological theorising and inquiry. Media and Crime offers a new and innovative approach to these debates and analysis by combining the skills and expertise of journalism and media studies with criminological knowledge to critically interrogate the nexus between the media and crime, and the linkages between process, practice andrepresentation. Wide-ranging in subject matter, and international in scope, it provides a theoretically informed analysis of media constructions of crime, criminality and criminal justice. Media and Crime will be of interest to scholars, practitioners and students of journalism, media studies,criminology, sociology, and the general reader.

  • Melodies, rhythm and cognition in foreign language learning / edited by M. Carmen Fonseca-Mora and Mark Gant
    P 53.49 M48 2016
    "Melodies, Rhythm and Cognition in Foreign Language Learning is a collection of essays reflecting on the relationship between language and music, two unique, innate human capacities. This book provides a clear explanation of the centrality of melodies and rhythm to foreign language learning acquisition. The interplay between language music brings to applied linguists inquiries into the nature and function of speech melodies, the role of prosody and the descriptions of rhythmical patterns in verbal behaviour. Musical students seem to be better equipped for language learning, although melodies and rhythm can benefit all types of students at any age. In fact, in this book melodies and rhythm are considered to be a springboard for the enhancement of the learning of foreign languages.

  • Handbook of second and foreign language writing / edited by Rosa M. Manchón and Paul Kei Matsuda
    P 118.2 H3635 2016

    The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

  • La Médiatisation de L'Évaluation = Evaluation in the Media / Julie Bouchard, Étienne Candel, Hélène Cardy et Gustavo Gomez-Mejia (éd.)
    P 90 M4456 2015
    Comment l'espace m#65533;diatique (presse, t#65533;l#65533;, web) fa#65533;onne-t-il la d#65533;finition et l'attribution de valeurs pour des entit#65533;s de toutes sortes ? Au moment o#65533; abondent les instruments d'#65533;valuation fond#65533;s sur la quantification - des indicateurs aux classements, des hit-parades aux barom#65533;tres, des m#65533;gadonn#65533;es au like, des commentaires aux notes - et que concours, prix ou r#65533;compenses font flor#65533;s, ce livre entend #65533;clairer les logiques, les processus et les discours m#65533;diatiques #65533; l'oeuvre dans la production, la circulation et la publicisation de l'#65533;valuation.
    How does the media space (press, television, web) shape the definition and assignment of values to various entities? While evaluative tools based on quantification proliferate - from indicators to rankings, from charts to barometers, from big data to like, from comments to notes - and contests, prizes or awards are flourishing, this book aims to shed light on the media logics, processes and discourses at work in the production, circulation and publicization of evaluation.
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