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Items in Language and Literature that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.

  • The works of St. Bonaventure
    PA 8290 A2 2011eb

  • Les oeuvres de Simone de Beauvoir
    PQ 2603 E362 2011eb

  • Birdie : a novel / Tracey Lindberg
    PS 8623 I63 B57 2015

    Monkey Beach meets Green Grass, Running Water meets The Beachcombers in this wise and funny novel by a debut Cree author

    Birdie is a darkly comic and moving first novel about the universal experience of recovering from wounds of the past, informed by the lore and knowledge of Cree traditions. Bernice Meetoos, a Cree woman, leaves her home in Northern Alberta following tragedy and travels to Gibsons, BC. She is on something of a vision quest, seeking to understand the messages from The Frugal Gourmet (one of the only television shows available on CBC North) that come to her in her dreams. She is also driven by the leftover teenaged desire to meet Pat Johns, who played Jesse on The Beachcombers, because he is, as she says, a working, healthy Indian man. Bernice heads for Molly's Reach to find answers but they are not the ones she expected.

    With the arrival in Gibsons of her Auntie Val and her cousin Skinny Freda, Bernice finds the strength to face the past and draw the lessons from her dreams that she was never fully taught in life. Part road trip, dream quest and travelogue, the novel touches on the universality of women's experience, regardless of culture or race.

  • The Cambridge companion to Ibsen / edited by James McFarlane
    PT 8895 C27 1994eb
    In the history of modern theatre, Ibsen is one of the dominating figures. The sixteen chapters of this 1994 Companion explore his life and work, providing an invaluable reference work for students. In chronological terms they range from an account of Ibsen's earliest pieces, through the years of rich experimentation, to the mature 'Ibsenist' plays that made him famous towards the end of the nineteenth century. Among the thematic topics are discussions of Ibsen's comedy, realism, lyric poetry and feminism. Substantial chapters account for Ibsen's influence on the international stage and his challenge to theatre and film directors and playwrights today. Essential reference materials include a full chronology, list of works and essays on twentieth-century criticism and further reading.

  • The Cambridge companion to English poets / edited by Claude Rawson
    PR 503 C36 2011eb
    This volume provides lively and authoritative introductions to twenty-nine of the most important British and Irish poets from Geoffrey Chaucer to Philip Larkin. The list includes, among others, Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, Wordsworth, Browning, Yeats and T. S. Eliot, and represents the tradition of English poetry at its best. Each contributor offers a new assessment of a single poet's achievement and importance, with readings of the most important poems. The essays, written by leading experts, are personal responses, written in clear, vivid language, free of academic jargon, and aim to inform, arouse interest, and deepen understanding.

  • The Cambridge companion to Arthur Miller / edited by Christopher Bigsby
    PS 3525 I5156Z548 2010eb
    Arthur Miller is regarded as one of the most important playwrights of the twentieth century, and his work continues to be widely performed and studied around the world. This updated Companion includes Miller's work since the publication of the first edition in 1997 - the plays Mr Peters' Connections, Resurrection Blues, and Finishing the Picture - and key productions of his plays since his death in 2005. The chapter on Miller and the cinema has been completely revised to include new films, and demonstrates that Miller's work remains an important source for filmmakers. In addition to detailed analyses of plays including Death of a Salesman and The Crucible, Miller's work is also placed within the context of the social and political climate of the time. The volume closes with a bibliographic essay which reviews the key studies of Miller and also contains a detailed chronology of the work of this influential dramatist.

  • On the nature of things / Lucretius ; translated, with introduction and notes, by Martin Ferguson Smith
    PA 6483 E5 S6 2001
    Martin Ferguson Smith's work on Lucretius is both well known and highly regarded. However, his 1969 translation of De Rerum Natura --long out of print--is virtually unknown. Readers will share our excitement in the discovery of this accurate and fluent prose rendering. For this edition, Professor Smith provides a revised translation, new Introduction, headnotes and bibliography.

  • Painted skies / by Carolyn Mallory ; illustrated by Amei Zhao
    PZ 7.1 M35 Pai 2015

  • The last days of new Paris : a novella / China Miéville
    PR 6063 I265 L37 2016
    A thriller of war that never was--of survival in an impossible city--of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris , China Mieville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into something new.
    "Beauty will be convulsive. . . ."
    1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer--and occult disciple--Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever.
    1950. A lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts--and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse.
    But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties--to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself.

    Praise for The Last Days of New Paris

    "Beautiful, stunningly realized . . . [ The Last Days of New Paris ] is a brief vacation in alien latitudes, a midnight layover in an imaginary place." --NPR
    "A thoughtful, highbrow novella . . . Mieville's self-assured style offers up a strong sense of humanity, while the strange Surrealist monsters give  Last Days  a fun and complementary mad-science component." -- USA Today
    "[A] testament to the necessary, progressive power of art . . . Both moving and disturbingly timely." -- Newsday
    "A novel both unhinged and utterly compelling, a kind of guerrilla warfare waged by art itself, combining both meticulous historical research and Mieville's unparalleled inventiveness." -- Chicago Tribune

  • The Cambridge companion to Greek comedy / edited by Martin Revermann
    PA 3161 C27 2014eb
    Greek comedy flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BC, both in and beyond Athens. Aristophanes and Menander are the best-known writers whose work is in part extant, but many other dramatists are known from surviving fragments of their plays. This sophisticated but accessible introduction explores the genre as a whole, integrating literary questions (such as characterisation, dramatic technique or diction) with contextual ones (for example audience response, festival context, interface with ritual or political frames). In addition, it also discusses relevant historical issues (political, socio-economic and legal) as well as the artistic and archaeological evidence. The result provides a unique panorama of this challenging area of Greek literature which will be of help to students at all levels and from a variety of disciplines but will also provide stimulus for further research.

  • Hatred and forgiveness / Julia Kristeva ; translated by Jeanine Herman
    PN 56 P92 K7313 2010
    Julia Kristeva refracts the impulse to hate (and our attempts to subvert, sublimate, and otherwise process it) through psychoanalysis and text, exploring worlds, women, religion, portraits, and the act of writing. Her inquiry spans themes, topics, and figures central to her writing, and her paths of discovery advance the theoretical innovations that are so characteristic of her thought.

    Kristeva rearticulates and extends her analysis of language, abjection, idealization, female sexuality, love, and forgiveness. She examines the "maladies of the soul," utilizing examples from her practice and the ailments of her patients, such as fatigue, irritability, and general malaise. She sources the Bible and texts by Marguerite Duras, St. Teresa of Avila, Roland Barthes, Simone de Beauvoir, and Georgia O'Keefe. Balancing political calamity and individual pathology, she addresses internal and external catastrophes and global and personal injuries, confronting the nature of depression, obliviousness, fear, and the agony of being and nothingness.

    Throughout Kristeva develops the notion that psychoanalysis is the key to serenity, with its processes of turning back, looking back, investigating the self, and refashioning psychical damage into something useful and beautiful. Constant questioning, Kristeva contends, is essential to achieving the coming to terms we all seek at the core of forgiveness.

  • Home, exile, homeland : film, media, and the politics of place / edited by Hamid Naficy
    PN 1995 H65 1999eb

  • The Cambridge companion to British romanticism / edited by Stuart Curran
    PR 457 C33 2010eb
    This new edition of The Cambridge Companion to British Romanticism has been fully revised and updated and includes two wholly new essays, one on recent developments in the field, and one on the rapidly expanding publishing industry of this period. It also features a comprehensive chronology and a fully up-to-date guide to further reading. For the past decade and more the Companion has been a much-admired and widely-used account of the phenomenon of British Romanticism that has inspired students to look at Romantic literature from a variety of critical angles and approaches. In this new incarnation, the volume will continue to be a standard guide for students of Romantic literature and its contexts.

  • The Kitty Hawk Venture : a novel about continuous testing in DevOps to support continuous delivery and business success / Jeffrey Scheaffer, Aruna Ravichandran, Alex Martins

  • Journalistic Stance in Chinese and Australian Hard News by Changpeng Huan

  • Film in the anthropocene : philosophy, ecology, and cybernetics / Daniel White

  • Mother-tongue in modern Japanese literature and criticism : toward a new polylingual poetics / Takayuki Yokota-Murakami

  • Badiou and American modernist poetics / Cameron MacKenzie

  • The talent industry : television, cultural intermediaries and new digital pathways / Raymond Boyle

  • The dystopian imagination in contemporary Spanish literature and film / Diana Q. Palardy

  • Literatures of madness : disability studies and mental health / Elizabeth J. Donaldson

  • Robert Burns and the United States of America : Poetry, Print, and Memory 1786--1866 / Arun Sood

  • Teaching crime fiction / Charlotte Beyer, editor

  • Representations of Book Culture in Eighteenth-Century English Imaginative Writing / Joanna Maciulewicz

  • Beckett's intuitive spectator : me to play / Michelle Chiang

  • INVESTIGATIVE CINEMA : politics and modernization in italian, french, and american film

  • Chaucerotics : uncloaking the language of sex in The Canterbury tales and Troilus and Criseyde / Geoffrey W. Gust

  • Space, place and poetry in English and German, 1960-1975 / Nicola Thomas

  • First Contact and Time Travel : Selected Essays and Short Stories / Zoran Živković

  • Feminist Approaches to Media Theory and Research / Dustin Harp, Jaime Loke, Ingrid Bachmann, editors

  • Robert Lepage's scenographic dramaturgy : the aesthetic signature at work / Melissa Poll

  • The architecture of space-time in the novels of Jane Austen / Ruta Baublyté Kaufmann

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Shakespeare's Queens / edited by Kavita Mudan Finn, Valerie Schutte

  • Current Research in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education / Piotr Romanowski, Małgorzata Jedynak, editors

  • Problem-based Language Learning and Teaching : An Innovative Approach to Learn a New Language / Loghman Ansarian, Teoh Mei Lin

  • University English for academic purposes in China : a phenomenological interview study / Xiaofei Rao

  • Bilingualism and Cognitive Control

  • Language and literature in a glocal world / Sandhya Rao Mehta

  • Boundaires crossed, at the interfaces of morphosyntax, phonology, pragmatics and semantics Huba Bartos, Marcel den Dikken, Zoltán Bánréti, Tamás Váradi, editors

  • Screen society

  • Spreading activation, lexical priming and the semantic web : early psycholinguistic theories, corpus linguistics and AI applications / Michael Pace-Sigge

  • Researching and teaching second language speech acts in the Chinese context / Cynthia Lee

  • Politics of Benjamin's Kafka : philosophy as renegade

  • Lone heroes and the myth of the American West in comic books, 1945-1962 / David Huxley

  • BROWNING UPON ARABIA a moveable east

  • Storytelling industries : narrative production in the 21st century / Anthony N. Smith

  • The lonely nineties : visions of community in contemporary US television / Paul Arras

  • Shakespeare, Catholicism, and the Middle Ages : maimed rights / Alfred Thomas

  • Ecocritical Perspectives on Children's Texts and Cultures Nordic Dialogues / edited by Nina Goga, Lykke Guanio-Uluru, Bjørg Oddrun Hallås, Aslaug Nyrnes

  • Bernard Shaw and Modern Advertising : Prophet Motives / Christopher Wixson

  • Political Dandyism in Literature and Art Genealogy of a Paradigm / by Geertjan de Vugt

  • Autofiction in English edited by Hywel Dix

  • On Replacement Cultural, Social and Psychological Representations / edited by Jean Owen, Naomi Segal

  • Literature, Memory, Hegemony : East/West Crossings / edited by Sharmani Patricia Gabriel, Nicholas O. Pagan

  • Fashion in the Fairy Tale Tradition What Cinderella Wore / by Rebecca-Anne C. Do Rozario

  • The figure of the animal in modern and contemporary poetry

  • Memories of resistance and the Holocaust on film / Mercedes Camino

  • Newsmaking cultures in Africa : normative trends in the dynamics of socio-political & economic struggles / edited by Hayes Mawindi Mabweazara

  • Writers and their mothers / Dale Salwak, editor

  • Beasts / Joyce Carol Oates
    PS 3565 A8 B42 2002
    A young woman tumbles into a nightmare of decadent desire and corrupted innocence in a superb novella of suspense from National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates. Art and arson, the poetry of D. H. Lawrence and pulp pornography, hero-worship and sexual debasement, totems and taboos mix and mutate into a startling, suspenseful tale of how a sunny New England college campus descends into a lurid nightmare. "A small gem.... Oates does not disappoint, nor does she waste a word."--TheWashington Post Book World Oates often takes on sensational subject matter ... yet rarely has she done so with the churningly quiet understatement of ... Beasts."--Los Angeles Times "A cunning fusion of Gothic romance and psychological horror story, and one of her best recent books."--Kirkus Reviews "Oates's new novel is a slim one, but it packs a serious punch."--Associated Press "Delicious ... Beasts is something of a jeu d'esprit noir.... The novella length is exactly right for it."--The New York Review of Books

  • Archiveology : Walter Benjamin and archival film practices / Catherine Russell
    PN 1993.4 R874 2018
    In Archiveology Catherine Russell uses the work of Walter Benjamin to explore how the practice of archiveology--the reuse, recycling, appropriation, and borrowing of archival sounds and images by filmmakers--provides ways to imagine the past and the future. Noting how the film archive does not function simply as a place where moving images are preserved, Russell examines a range of films alongside Benjamin's conceptions of memory, document, excavation, and historiography. She shows how city films such as Nicole Védrès's Paris 1900 (1947) and Thom Andersen's Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) reconstruct notions of urban life and uses Christian Marclay's The Clock (2010) to draw parallels between critical cinephilia and Benjamin's theory of the phantasmagoria. Russell also discusses practices of collecting in archiveological film and rereads films by Joseph Cornell and Rania Stephan to explore an archival practice that dislocates and relocates the female image in film. In so doing, she not only shows how Benjamin's work is as relevant to film theory as ever; she shows how archiveology can awaken artists and audiences to critical forms of history and memory.

  • Salvage / David Hlynsky
    PS 8565 L96 1981

  • I'm afraid of men / Vivek Shraya
    PS 8637 H73 Z46 2018
    "Cultural rocket fuel." -- Vanity Fair

    "Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better. This challenge is a necessary one--one we must all take up. It is a gift to dive into Vivek's heart and mind." --Rupi Kaur, bestselling author of The Sun and Her Flowers and Milk and Honey

    A trans artist explores how masculinity was imposed on her as a boy and continues to haunt her as a girl--and how we might reimagine gender for the twenty-first century.

    Vivek Shraya has reason to be afraid. Throughout her life she's endured acts of cruelty and aggression for being too feminine as a boy and not feminine enough as a girl. In order to survive childhood, she had to learn to convincingly perform masculinity. As an adult, she makes daily compromises to steel herself against everything from verbal attacks to heartbreak.

    Now, with raw honesty, Shraya delivers an important record of the cumulative damage caused by misogyny, homophobia, and transphobia, releasing trauma from a body that has always refused to assimilate. I'm Afraid of Men is a journey from camouflage to a riot of colour and a blueprint for how we might cherish all that makes us different and conquer all that makes us afraid.

  • The four stages of highly effective crisis management : how to manage the media in the digital age / Jane Jordan-Meier
    P 96 M34J67 2011

    From the Japanese tsunami and the Egyptian revolution to the Haitian earthquake and the Australian floods, social media has proven its power to unite, coalesce, support, champion, and save lives. Presenting cutting-edge media communication solutions, The Four Stages of Highly Effective Crisis Managementexplains how to choose the appropriate language and media outlet to properly convey your message during and after a crisis.

    Unveiling the secrets of how to manage the media in a crisis, the book examines how rapidly evolving social media and Web 2.0 technologies have changed the crisis management landscape. It illustrates the four distinct stages of media reporting during a crisis and details the information that must be provided. The author provides readers with a wealth of helpful tips and tools--including guidelines, checklists, and case studies that illustrate best practices in crisis media management. Divided into five sections, the book:

    Examines how the kingdom of news has changed and considers the new hybrid model that is emerging Identifies the four distinct stages in which both old and new media report a crisis Addresses the use of spokespeople according to the four stages, as well as when to use the chief executive officer Discusses media interviews, including how to handle news conferences, bloggers, and the importance of media training Considers the communication aspects of crisis management--including how to harness the power of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Digg, Wikipedia, Flickr, and social media releases

    The book's resource-rich appendices include a checklist for briefing a spokesperson, sample media release, a step-by-step flowchart for creating a crisis communication plan, and social media policy guidelines. Complete with a detailed guide on what tools to use and when to use them, this book provides the techniques and understanding required to communicate effectively and avoid any potential bad press and embarrassment that could result from information mismanagement.

    Jane Jordan-Meier was interviewed about leadership in a crisis and the stages of a crisis in the wake of the Murdoch phone-hacking scandal. She also discusses crisis management planning in The Sydney Morning Herald and in Daily Ovation. She was interviewed in August 2011 by Globe and Mail.

    Discover more about the book, including a video of the author explaining how to turn media questions into gold and visit smallbusinessadvocate.com for a series of recent interviews.

    Jane Jordan-Meier appeared in a video interview with Crisis Manager Melissa Agnes on July 3, 2012.

  • The African origins of rhetoric / Cecil Blake
    P 301.3 A35B43 2009

    Through a critical analysis of ancient African texts that predate Greco-Roman treatises Cecil Blake revisits the roots of rhetorical theory and challenges what is often advanced as the "darkness metaphor" -- the rhetorical construction of Africa and Africans. Blake offers a thorough examination of Ptah-hotep and core African ethical principles (Maat) and engages rhetorical scholarship within the wider discourse of African development. In so doing, he establishes a direct relationship between rhetoric and development studies in non-western societies and highlights the prospect for applying such principles to ameliorating the development malaise of the continent.

  • Electronic media criticism : applied perspectives / by Peter B. Orlik
    P 96 C76O76 2009

  • Black literate lives : historical and contemporary perspectives / Maisha T. Fisher
    PS 153 N5F53 2008

  • The inner world of medical students : listening to their voices in poetry / by Johanna Shapiro
    This is a practical and comprehensive guide to communication in family medicine for doctors nurses and staff in the primary healthcare team. It brings together all facets of communication in healthcare including involvement of patients staff and external workers. It shows how to address all aspects of communication in relation to one-to-one situations teaching and groups and encourages the reader to reflect on their own clinical and work experience. Using think boxes exercises and references this is an accessible guide relevant to all members of the practice team.

  • Fantasy / Jacqueline Furby and Claire Hines
    PN 1995.9 F36F86 2012

    Fantasyaddresses a previously neglected area within film studies. The book looks at the key aesthetics, themes, debates and issues at work within this popular genre and examines films and franchises that illustrate these concerns. Contemporary case studies include:

    Alice in Wonderland(2010) Avatar (2009) The Dark Knight(2008) Edward Scissorhands(1990) Lord of the Rings(2001-2003) Pirates of the Caribbean(2003-2007) Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time(2010) Shrek(2001) Twelve Monkeys(1995)

    The authors also consider fantasy film and its relationship to myth, legend and fairy tale, examining its important role in contemporary culture. The book provides an historical overview of the genre, its influences and evolution, placing fantasy film within the socio-cultural contexts of production and consumption and with reference to relevant theory and critical debates.

    This is the perfect introduction to the world of fantasy film and investigates the links between fantasy film and gender, fantasy film and race, fantasy film and psychoanalysis, fantasy film and technology, fantasy film storytelling and spectacle, fantasy film and realism, fantasy film and adaptation, and fantasy film and time.

  • A guide to publishing for academics : inside the publish or perish phenomenon / edited by Jay Liebowitz, DiSanto Visiting Chair in Applied Business and Finance, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania, USA
    P 301.5 A27G85 2015

    Most academics still wrestle with the "publish or perish" phenomenon. Based on Dr. Liebowitz's 25 years serving as the editor-in-chief of a leading international journal, along with insights from some of the most knowledgeable journal editors, this book shares key lessons learned to help new professors, doctoral students, and practitioner-scholars increase their chances of being published in selective, refereed international journals. It focuses on the key practices needed to ensure journal publication, with interesting cases and helpful tips sprinkled throughout the book.

    A Guide to Publishing for Academics provides useful knowledge from leading journal editors of both traditional and online journals, as well as various tiers of journals. Although the focus is mainly in the business and IT areas, much of the guidance provided can cross into other fields. The book contains interesting vignettes and do's and don'ts so that potential authors can understand what goes on behind the scenes once the manuscript arrives on the journal editor's desk.

    The book provides constructive guidance on choosing what and where to publish, what to consider when writing a title for a paper, how to prepare and submit journal manuscripts, and how to position a paper for publication. It also has valuable information for current and future journal editors, including models of editing and editorial boards, editorial coaching advice, and editing smart practices. With the information in this book, the next generation of academics and practitioner-scholars will be well equipped to overcome the publish or perish phenomenon.

  • Mass communication : issues, perspectives and techniques / [edited by] Jason R. Detrani
    P 90 M37 2011

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Mass communication is the academic study of the various means by which individuals and entities communicate information to large audiences at the same time. Mass communication channels include newspaper and magazine publishing, radio, television, film, and the Internet. Mass Communication: Issues, Perspectives and Techniques addresses pressing concerns in the field today. The book discusses communicating information to the public about emergency procedures in the face of disasters and emergencies and the media's role in public health campaigns. It also also explores mass media theory and incorporating media strategies into peace-building campaigns. A thoughtful analysis of how mass media messages are constructed and construed rounds out the coverage.

  • Sociocultural theory and the pedagogical imperative in L2 education : Vygotskian praxis and the research/practice divide / James P. Lantolf, Matthew E. Poehner
    P 118.2 L3685 2014

    Explicating clearly and concisely the full implication of a praxis-oriented language pedagogy, this book argues for an approach to language teaching grounded in a significant scientific theory of human learning--a stance that rejects the consumer approach to theory and the dichotomy between theory and practice that dominates SLA and language teaching. This approach is based on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, according to which the two activities are inherently connected so that each is necessarily rooted in the other; practice is the research laboratory where the theory is tested. From the perspective of language education, this is what is meant by the 'pedagogical imperative.'

    Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education
    * Elaborates a new approach to dealing with the relationship between theory and practice--an approach grounded in praxis--the dialectical unity of theory and practice
    * Presents an analysis of empirical research illustrating praxis-based principles in real language classrooms
    * Brings together cognitive linguistics and sociocultural theory ─ the former provides the theoretical knowledge of language required of praxis and the latter furnishes the theoretical principles of learning and development also called for in a praxis approach
    * Offers recommendations for redesigning teacher education programs

    Its timely focus on the theory-practice gap in language education and its original approach to bridging it put this book at the cutting edge of thinking about Vygotskian sociocultural theory in applied linguistics and SLA.

  • Introduction to instructed second language acquisition / Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University
    P 118.2 L65 2015

    Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), defined as any type of learning that occurs as a result of the manipulating the process and conditions of second language acquisition. The book begins by considering the effectiveness of ISLA and the differences between ISLA and naturalistic L2 learning. It then goes on to discuss the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical aspects of such key issues in ISLA as grammar learning; interaction in the classroom; focus on form, function and meaning; vocabulary learning; pronunciation learning; pragmatics learning; learning contexts; and individual differences. This timely and important volume is ideally suited for the graduate level ISLA course, and provides valuable insights for any SLA scholar interested in the processes involved in second language learning in classroom settings.

  • Lexical processing and second language acquisition / Natasha Tokowicz
    P 118.2 T65 2015

    Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisitionprovides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues addressed by research in the field in cognitive science and discussing the relevant models in the literature. It later moves toward exploring the different factors that impact second language lexical processing as well as cognitive neuroscientific approaches to the study of the issues discussed throughout the book. A concluding chapter offers a global summary of the key issues and research strands, in addition to directions for future research, with a list of recommended readings providing students and researchers with avenues for further study.

  • Project management for research : a guide for graduate students / Adedeji B. Badiru, Christina F. Rusnock, Vhance V. Valencia
    P 302.18 B34 2016

    Graduate research is a complicated process, which many undergraduate students aspire to undertake. The complexity of the process can lead to failures for even the most brilliant students. Success at the graduate research level requires not only a high level of intellectual ability but also a high level of project management skills. Unfortunately, many graduate students have trouble planning and implementing their research.

    Project Management for Research: A Guide for Graduate Students reflects the needs of today's graduate students. All graduate students need mentoring and management guidance that has little to do with their actual classroom performance. Graduate students do a better job with their research programs if a self-paced guide is available to them. This book provides such a guide. It covers topics ranging from how to select an appropriate research problem to how to schedule and execute research tasks. The authors take a project management approach to planning and implementing graduate research in any discipline. They use a conversational tone to address the individual graduate student.

    This book helps graduate students and advisors answer most of the basic questions of conducting and presenting graduate research, thereby alleviating frustration on the part of both student and advisor. It presents specific guidelines and examples throughout the text along with more detailed examples in reader-friendly appendices at the end. By being more organized and prepared to handle basic research management functions, graduate students, along with their advisors, will have more time for actual intellectual mentoring and knowledge transfer, resulting in a more rewarding research experience.

  • Getting research published : an A-Z of publication strategy / by Elizabeth Wager
    Getting research published can be difficult and frustrating. Many authors experience long delays, high rejection rates and journal processes that can seem so opaque and arcane that even those who have successfully published are often unable to say what they did right. Understanding publication strategy can prevent or reduce many of these problems. This revised and updated edition of Liz Wager's popular and highly regarded guide uncovers the ethics, conventions and often unwritten rules of publishing in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. It gives clear advice on how to choose the right journal, how to avoid delays, authorship disputes and many other problems associated with being published. The A-Z format makes this a clear, accessible resource relevant to readers with different levels of experience and different backgrounds, including students and healthcare professionals, medical researchers, and people working in drug companies and communications agencies developing publication strategies. 'A very readable and authoritative guide to every aspect of publishing in scientific journals. The book's layout means that readers are both provided with a routemap for publishing but can also find quickly information on the topics that might be bothering them.' Richard Smith in his Foreword From reviews of the first edition: 'Intelligently written, logical and solid.' BMJ CAREER FOCUS 'An essential resource' - NURSING STANDARD 'Subvert the system. Buy the book. Put it with the other reference books on your desk. And use it to get published.' EUROPEAN SCIENCE EDITING 'I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to colleagues. I wish I had had something similar when I started out!' CLINICIAN IN MANAGEMENT

  • Theory after 'theory' / edited by Jane Elliott and Derek Attridge
    PN 441 T445 2011

    This volume argues that theory, far from being dead, has undergone major shifts in order to come to terms with the most urgent cultural and political questions of today. Offering an overview of theory's new directions, this groundbreaking collection includes essays on affect, biopolitics, biophilosophy, the aesthetic, and neoliberalism, as well as examinations of established areas such as subaltern studies, the postcolonial, and ethics.

    Influential figures such as Agamben, Badiou, Arendt, Deleuze, Derrida and Meillassoux are examined in a range of contexts. Gathering together some of the top thinkers in the field, this volume not only speculates on the fate of theory but shows its current diversity, encouraging conversation between divergent strands. Each section places the essays in their contexts and stages a comparison between different but ultimately related ways in which key thinkers are moving beyond poststructuralism.

    Contributors:Amanda Anderson, Ray Brassier, Adriana Cavarero, Eva Cherniavsky, Rey Chow, Claire Colebrook, Laurent Dubreuil, Roberto Esposito, Simon Gikandi, Martin Hagglünd, Peter Hallward, Brian Massumi, Peter Osborne, Elizabeth Povinelli, William Rasch, Henry Staten, Bernard Stiegler, Eugene Thacker, Cary Wolfe, Linda Zerilli.

  • Questionnaires in second language research : construction, administration, and processing / Zoltan Dornyei with contributions from Tatsuya Taguchi
    P 118.2 D67 2010

    Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This second edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.

  • Medicinema : doctors in films / Brian Glasser
    PN 1995.9 P44G58 2010
    Cinema and medicine have been inextricably linked since the earliest days of film, with doctors appearing in fictional films before criminals, the clergy or even cowboys. But why have healthcare professionals - often played by major stars - featured so prominently in film history, and what does this have to tell us now? Responding to Alexander, Lenahan and Pavlov's Cinemeducation (Radcliffe, 2005) which focused on the uses of cinema in medical teaching, this book instead examines what film has to say about medicine, its practitioners, and their cultural meaning. Drawing on a miscellany of films from the dawn of cinema to the 2000s, from horror and westerns to war films and art cinema, and informed by a film and cultural studies-based approach, this will be a valuable text for students of medical or film history, researchers in the medical humanities, and medical practitioners with an interest in the portrayal and cultural representation of their profession.

  • Narrative tactics for mobile and social games : pocket-sized storytelling / by Toiya Kristen Finley
    PE 1425 N38 2018

    Despite its significant growth over the past five years, the mobile and social videogame industry is still maturing at a rapid rate. Due to various storage and visual and sound asset restrictions, mobile and social gaming must have innovative storytelling techniques. Narrative Tactics grants readers practical advice for improving narrative design and game writing for mobile and social games, and helps them rise to the challenge of mobile game storytelling. The first half of the book covers general storytelling techniques, including worldbuilding, character design, dialogue, and quests. In the second half, leading experts in the field explore various genres and types of mobile and social games, including educational games, licensed IP, games for specific demographics, branding games, and free to play (F2P).

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