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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.

  • Linguistic ethnography : collecting, analysing and presenting data / Fiona Copland, Angela Creese ; with Frances Rock and Sara Shaw
    P 35 C67 2015eb
    This is an engaging interdisciplinary guide to the unique role of language within ethnography.

    The book provides a philosophical overview of the field alongside practical support for designing and developing your own ethnographic research. It demonstrates how to build and develop arguments and engages with practical issues such as ethics, transcription and impact.

    There are chapter-long case studies based on real research that will explain key themes and help you create and analyse your own linguistic data. Drawing on the authors' experience they outline the practical, epistemological and theoretical decisions that researchers must take when planning and carrying out their studies.

    Other key features include:

    A clear introduction to discourse analytic traditions Tips on how to produce effective field notes Guidance on how to manage interview and conversational data Advice on writing linguistic ethnographies for different audiences Annotated suggestions for further reading Full glossary This book is a master class in understanding linguistic ethnography, it will of interest to anyone conducting field research across the social sciences.

  • Qualitative media analysis / David L. Altheide, Christopher J. Schneider
    P 91.3 A48 2013eb

  • Hybrid media events : the Charlie Hebdo attacks and the global circulation of terrorist violence / Johanna Sumiala, Katja Valaskivi, Minttu Tikka and Jukka Huhtam aki
    P 95.8 S86 2018eb
    What are hybrid media events? Who creates them and what kind of purpose do they serve in contemporary societies? This book addresses these questions by re-thinking media events in the contemporary digital media environment saturated by intensified circulation of radical violence. The empirical analyses draw on the investigation of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, in 2015 and the global responses those attacks stirred in the media audience.
    This book provides a new way of thinking about the idea of the hybrid in global media events. The authors give special emphasis to the hybrid dynamics between the different actors, platforms and messages in such events, explaining how global news media, terrorists and political elites interact with ordinary media users in social media. It demonstrates how tweets such as "Je suis Charlie" circulate from one digital media platform to another and what kind of belongings are created in those circulations during the times of distraction. In addition, the book examines how emotions, speed of communication and fight for attention become hybridized in the digital media. All these aspects, the authors argue, shape the ways in which we make sense of global media events in the present digital age.
    The authors invite readers to critically reflect the technological, economical, political and socio-cultural challenges connected with today's global media events and the ethical encounters they may entail.

  • Words and images : a French rendez-vous / edited & translated by Anthony Wall
    P 93.5 W66 2010eb

  • The reconstruction of modality in Chinese-English government press conference interpreting : a corpus-based study / Xin Li

  • News media coverage of environmental challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean : mediating demand, degradation and development / Bruno Takahashi, Juliet Pinto, Manuel Chavez, Mercedes Vigón, editors
    P 96 E572 L29 2018eb

  • Conferencing and presentation English for young academics / Michael Guest
    P 129 G84 2018eb

  • University writing in central and Eastern Europe : Tradition, Transition, and Innovation / Mădălina Chitez [and 4 others] editors

  • #Balkanization : a critical study of otherness through twitter / Liridona Veliu
    P 302 V45 2018eb

  • Lexical collocation analysis : advances and applications / Pascual Cantos-Gómez, Moisés Almela-Sánchez, editors

  • Formal Grammar 2018 : 23rd International Conference, FG 2018, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 11-12, 2018, Proceedings / Annie Foret, Greg Kobele, Sylvain Pogodalla (eds.)
    P98 .I58 2018eb

  • Media and the government of populations : communication, technology, power / Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield, Peter Williams
    This book deals with the social, cultural and especially political significance of media by shifting from the usual focus on the public sphere and publics and paying attention to populations. It describes key moments where populations of different sorts have been subject to formative and diverse projects of governing, in which communication has been key. It brings together governmentality studies with the study of media practices and communication technologies. Chapters consider print culture and the new political technology of individuals; digital economies as places where populations are formed, known and managed as productive resources; workplaces, schools, clinics and homes as sites of governmental objectives; and how to appropriately link communication technologies and practices with politics. Through these chapters Philip Dearman, Cathy Greenfield and Peter Williams demonstrate the value of considering communication in terms of the government of populations.

  • Multi-Dimensional Summarization in Cyber-Physical Society / Hai Zhuge

    Text summarization has been studied for over a half century, but traditional methods process texts empirically and neglect the fundamental characteristics and principles of language use and understanding. Automatic summarization is a desirable technique for processing big data. This reference summarizes previous text summarization approaches in a multi-dimensional category space, introduces a multi-dimensional methodology for research and development, unveils the basic characteristics and principles of language use and understanding, investigates some fundamental mechanisms of summarization, studies dimensions on representations, and proposes a multi-dimensional evaluation mechanism. Investigation extends to incorporating pictures into summary and to the summarization of videos, graphs and pictures, and converges to a general summarization method. Further, some basic behaviors of summarization are studied in the complex cyber-physical-social space. Finally, a creative summarization mechanism is proposed as an effort toward the creative summarization of things, which is an open process of interactions among physical objects, data, people, and systems in cyber-physical-social space through a multi-dimensional lens of semantic computing. The author's insights can inspire research and development of many computing areas.

    The first book that proposes the method for the summarization of things in cyber-physical society through a multi-dimensional lens of semantic computing. A transformation from the traditional application-driven research paradigm into a data-driven research paradigm for creative summarization through information modeling, cognitive modeling and knowledge modeling. A multi-dimensional methodology for studying, managing, creating and applying methods.

  • Orthography, phonology, morphology, and meaning / edited by Ram Frost, Leonard Katz
    P240.2 O76 1992eb
    The area of research on printed word recognition has been one of the most active in the field of experimental psychology for well over a decade. However, notwithstanding the energetic research effort and despite the fact that there are many points of consensus, major controversies still exist.

    This volume is particularly concerned with the putative relationship between language and reading. It explores the ways by which orthography, phonology, morphology and meaning are interrelated in the reading process. Included are theoretical discussions as well as reviews of experimental evidence by leading researchers in the area of experimental reading studies. The book takes as its primary issue the question of the degree to which basic processes in reading reflect the structural characteristics of language such as phonology and morphology. It discusses how those characteristics can shape a language's orthography and affect the process of reading from word recognition to comprehension.

    Contributed by specialists, the broad-ranging mix of articles and papers not only gives a picture of current theory and data but a view of the directions in which this research area is vigorously moving.

  • Routley-Meyer ternary relational semantics for intuitionistic-type negations / Gemma Robles and José M. Méndez
    P 325 R63 2018eb

    Routley-Meyer Ternary Relational Semantics for Intuitionistic-type Negations examines how to introduce intuitionistic-type negations into RM-semantics. RM-semantics is highly malleable and capable of modeling families of logics which are very different from each other. This semantics was introduced in the early 1970s, and was devised for interpreting relevance logics. In RM-semantics, negation is interpreted by means of the Routley operator, which has been almost exclusively used for modeling De Morgan negations. This book provides research on particular features of intuitionistic-type of negations in RM-semantics, while also defining the basic systems and many of their extensions by using models with or without a set of designated points.

    Provides a clear development of the fundamentals of RM-semantics in a new application Covers the most general research on ternary relational semantics Includes scrutiny of constructive negation from the ternary relational perspective

  • Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East / Roger S. Bagnall
    P 211.3 E3 B346 2011eb

  • The limits of language / Stephen David Ross
    P 106 R677 1996eb

  • Reconstructing argumentative discourse / Frans H. van Eemeren [et al.]
    P 301.5 P47 R436 1993eb

  • The voice of prophecy and other essays / Edwin Ardener ; foreword by Michael Herzfeld ; edited and with an introduction by Malcolm Chapman ; postscripts by Maryon McDonald and Kirsten Hastrup
    P 35 A734 2007eb

  • Rhetorical style : the uses of language in persuasion / Jeanne Fahnestock
    P 301.5 P47 F346 2011eb

  • How to kill a dragon : aspects of Indo-European poetics / Calvert Watkins
    P 569 W385 1995eb

  • Quality estimation for machine translation / Lucia Specia, Carolina Scarton, Gustavo Henrique Paetzold
    P 308 S646 2018eb
    Many applications within natural language processing involve performing text-to-text transformations, i.e., given a text in natural language as input, systems are required to produce a version of this text (e.g., a translation), also in natural language, as output. Automatically evaluating the output of such systems is an important component in developing text-to-text applications. Two approaches have been proposed for this problem: (i) to compare the system outputs against one or more reference outputs using string matching-based evaluation metrics and (ii) to build models based on human feedback to predict the quality of system outputs without reference texts. Despite their popularity, reference-based evaluation metrics are faced with the challenge that multiple good (and bad) quality outputs can be produced by text-to-text approaches for the same input. This variation is very hard to capture, even with multiple reference texts. In addition, reference-based metrics cannot be used in production (e.g., online machine translation systems), when systems are expected to produce outputs for any unseen input. In this book, we focus on the second set of metrics, so-called Quality Estimation (QE) metrics, where the goal is to provide an estimate on how good or reliable the texts produced by an application are without access to gold-standard outputs. QE enables different types of evaluation that can target different types of users and applications. Machine learning techniques are used to build QE models with various types of quality labels and explicit features or learnt representations, which can then predict the quality of unseen system outputs. This book describes the topic of QE for text-to-text applications, covering quality labels, features, algorithms, evaluation, uses, and state-of-the-art approaches. It focuses on machine translation as application, since this represents most of the QE work done to date. It also briefly describes QE for several other applications, including text simplification, text summarization, grammatical error correction, and natural language generation.

  • The Anthropology of media : a reader / edited by Kelly Askew and Richard R. Wilk
    P 94.6 A574 2002

    The Anthropology of Media: A Reader

    Brings together key writings in the emergent field of theanthropology of media for the first time Integrates key themes in the anthropology of media by meansof editorial commentary Explores the theoretical issues that have arisen fromethnographic studies of media offers a critical overview of how mass media represents andconstructs both Western and non-Western cultures. Moving beyondearlier anthropological preoccupation with ethnographic film anddrawing on the recent explosion of creative studies of culture andmedia, this volume heralds the emergence of a new field - theanthropology of media - and brings its key literaturetogether for the first time.

  • Raciolinguistics : how language shapes our ideas about race / edited by H. Samy Alim, John R. Rickford and Arnetha F. Ball
    P 120 R32 R34 2016
    Raciolinguistics reveals the central role that language plays in shaping our ideas about race and vice versa. The book brings together a team of leading scholars-working both within and beyond the United States-to share powerful, much-needed research that helps us understand the increasingly vexed relationships between race, ethnicity, and language in our rapidly changing world. Combining the innovative, cutting-edge approaches of race and ethnic studies with fine-grained linguistic analyses, authors cover a wide range of topics including the struggle over the very term "African American," the racialized language education debates within the increasing number of "majority-minority" immigrant communities in the U.S., the dangers of multicultural education in a Europe that is struggling to meet the needs of new migrants, and the sociopolitical and cultural meanings of linguistic styles used in Brazilian favelas, South African townships, Mexican and Puerto Rican barrios in Chicago, and Korean American "cram schools" in New York City, among other sites.

    Taking into account rapidly changing demographics in the U.S and shifting cultural and media trends across the globe--from Hip Hop cultures, to transnational Mexican popular and street cultures, to Israeli reality TV, to new immigration trends across Africa and Europe--Raciolinguistics shapes the future of scholarship on race, ethnicity, and language. By taking a comparative look across a diverse range of language and literacy contexts, the volume seeks not only to set the research agenda in this burgeoning area of study, but also to help resolve pressing educational and political problems in some of the most contested raciolinguistic contexts in the world.

  • Exploring discourse strategies in social and cognitive interaction : multimodal and cross-linguistic perspectives / edited by Manuela Romano ; M. Dolores Porto
    P 302.35 E96 2016
    This volume offers readers interested in Discourse Analysis and/or Socio-Cognitive models of language a closer view of the relationship between discourse, cognition and society by disclosing how the cognitive mechanisms of discourse processing depend on shared knowledge and situated cognition. An inter- and multidisciplinary approach is proposed that combines theories and methodologies coming from Conceptual Metaphor Theory, Multimodal Metaphor Theory, Critical Discourse Analysis, Narratology, Systemic Functional Linguistics, Appraisal Theory, together with the most recent developments of Socio-Cognitive Linguistics, for the analysis of real communicative events, which range from TV reality shows, commercials, digital stories or political debates, to technical texts, architectural memorials, newspapers and autobiographical narratives. Still, several key notions are recurrent in all contributions -embodiment , multimodality , conceptual integration , metaphor , and creativity- as the fundamental constituents of discourse processing. It is only through this wide-ranging epistemological and empirical approach that the complexity of discourse strategies in real contexts, i.e. human communication, can be fully comprehended, and that discourse analysis and cognitive linguistics can be brought closer together.

  • Cross-linguistic transfer in reading in multilingual contexts / edited by Elena Zaretsky, Clark University, Mila Schwartz, Oranim Academic College of Education, Israel
    P 118.25 C78 2016
    This book represents concurrent attempts of multiple researchers to address the issue of cross-linguistic transfer in literacy. It includes broad spectrum of languages and reflects a new generation of conceptualizations of cross-linguistic transfer, offering a different level of complexity by studying children who are trilingual and even learning a fourth language.
    The collection of papers in this volume tried to capture the dynamic developmental changes in cross-linguistic transfer that include such factors as age of acquisition, typological proximity of L1 and L2 (and L3, L4), intensity of exposure to language and reading in ambient and newly acquired language(s), quality of input and home literacy. More stringent methodological considerations allowed to isolate specific constructs that suggest either primary levels of children's metalinguistic abilities (phonological awareness that can be applied cross-linguistically) or a more language-specific constructs (morphological awareness) that relies on various factors, including typological proximity, language proficiency and task demands.
    Originally published in Written Language & Literacy , Vol. 17:1 2014.

  • The Terrorist Argument : Modern Advocacy and Propaganda / Christoper C. Harmon, Randall G. Bowdish
    P 96 T47 H378 2018eb

  • On Islam : Muslims and the Media / edited by Rosemary Pennington and Hilary E. Kahn
    P 96 I84 O5 2018eb

    In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this cycle with information and strategies to understand and report the modern Muslim experience. Journalists, activists, bloggers, and scholars offer insights into how Muslims are represented in the media today and offer tips for those covering Islam in the future. Interviews provide personal and often moving firsthand accounts of people confronting the challenges of modern life while maintaining their Muslim faith, and brief overviews provide a crash course on Muslim beliefs and practices. A concise and frank discussion of the Muslim experience, On Islam provides facts and perspective at a time when truth in journalism is more vital than ever.

  • Of Stigmatology : Punctuation as Experience / Peter Szendy ; translated by Jan Plug
    P 301.5 P86 S9713 2018eb

  • The Mediated Mind : Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century / Susan Zieger
    P 96 T42 Z546 2018eb

  • Interruptions : The Fragmentary Aesthetic in Modern Literature / Gerald L. Bruns
    P 302.5 B78 2018eb

  • Meeting Place : Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841–1984 / edited by Elizabeth Sinn and Christopher Munn
    P 94.65 H85 M447 2017eb

  • Going Viral : Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World / Dahlia Schweitzer
    P 96 E632 U673 2018eb
    Outbreak narratives have proliferated for the past quarter century, and now they have reached epidemic proportions. From 28 Days Later to 24 to The Walking Dead , movies, TV shows, and books are filled with zombie viruses, bioengineered plagues, and disease-ravaged bands of survivors. Even news reports indulge in thrilling scenarios about potential global pandemics like SARS and Ebola. Why have outbreak narratives infected our public discourse, and how have they affected the way Americans view the world?

    In Going Viral , Dahlia Schweitzer probes outbreak narratives in film, television, and a variety of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organizations that have capitalized on public fears about our changing world. She identifies three distinct types of outbreak narrative, each corresponding to a specific contemporary anxiety: globalization, terrorism, and the end of civilization. Schweitzer considers how these fears, stoked by both fictional outbreak narratives and official sources, have influenced the ways Americans relate to their neighbors, perceive foreigners, and regard social institutions.

    Looking at everything from I Am Legend to The X Files to World War Z , this book examines how outbreak narratives both excite and horrify us, conjuring our nightmares while letting us indulge in fantasies about fighting infected Others. Going Viral thus raises provocative questions about the cost of public paranoia and the power brokers who profit from it.

    Supplemental Study Materials for "Going Viral": https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/going-viral-dahlia-schweitzer
    Dahlia Schweitzer- Going Viral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xF0V7WL9ow

  • Immersions in Cultural Difference : Tourism, War, Performance / Natalie Alvarez
    P 94.6 A46 2018eb

  • Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media / edited by Vanessa Joosen
    P 96 I48 C66 2018eb

    Contributions by Gökçe Elif Baykal, Lincoln Geraghty, Verónica Gottau, Vanessa Joosen, Sung-Ae Lee, Cecilia Lindgren, Mayako Murai, Emily Murphy, Mariano Narodowski, Johanna Sjöberg, Anna Sparrman, Ingrid Tomkowiak, Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer, Ilgim Veryeri Alaca, and Elisabeth Wesseling

    Media narratives in popular culture often assign interchangeable characteristics to childhood and old age, presuming a resemblance between children and the elderly. These designations in media can have far-reaching repercussions in shaping not only language, but also cognitive activity and behavior. The meaning attached to biological, numerical age--even the mere fact that we calculate a numerical age at all--is culturally determined, as is the way people "act their age."

    With populations aging all around the world, awareness of intergenerational relationships and associations surrounding old age is becoming urgent. Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media caters to this urgency and contributes to age literacy by supplying insights into the connection between childhood and senescence to show that people are aged by culture.

    Treating classic stories like the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales and Heidi ; pop culture hits like The Simpsons and Mad Men ; and international productions, such as Turkish television cartoons and South Korean films, contributors explore the recurrent idea that "children are like old people," as well as other relationships between children and elderly characters as constructed in literature and media from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. This volume deals with fiction and analyzes language as well as verbally sparse, visual productions, including children's literature, film, television, animation, and advertising.

  • Remaking Reality : U.S. Documentary Culture after 1945 / edited by Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin, and Franny Nudelman
    P 96 D622 U666 2018eb

  • A guide to doing statistics in second language research using SPSS and R / Jenifer Larson-Hall, Fukuoka JoGakuin University
    P 118.2 L373 2016

    A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R, Second Editionis the only text available that demonstrates how to use SPSS and R as specifically related to applied linguistics and SLA research. This new edition is up-to-date with the most recent version of the SPSS software and now also includes coverage of R, a software program increasingly used by researchers in this field. Supported by a number of pedagogical features, including tip boxes and practice activities, and a wealth of screenshots, this book takes readers through each step of performing and understanding statistical research, covering the most commonly used tests in second language research, including t-tests, correlation, and ANOVA. A robust accompanying website covers additional tests of interest to students and researchers, taking them step-by-step through carrying out these tests themselves. In this comprehensive and hands-on volume, Jenifer Larson-Hall equips readers with a thorough understanding and the practical skills necessary to conducting and interpreting statisical research effectively using SPSS and R, ideal for graduate students and researchers in SLA, social sciences, and applied lingustics.

    For more information and materials, please visit www.routledge.com/cw/larson-hall .

  • Political elites in Canada : power and influence in instantaneous times / edited by Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson, and Andrea Lawlor
    P 95.82 C3 P65 2018
    Political Elites in Canada offers a timely look at Canadian political power brokers and how they are adapting to a fast-paced digital media environment. Elite power structures are changing worldwide, with traditional influencers losing authority over prevailing social, economic, and political structures. This volume explores the changing landscape for power brokers, the ascent of new elites, and how they are using digital communication to connect with Canadians in unprecedented ways. Featuring studies of governmental decision makers in the public service and non-governmental influence brokers, such as social media commentators, this collection is a much-needed synthesis of elite politics in Canada.

  • Making sense of language : readings in culture and communication / Susan D. Blum
    P 107 B595 2017
    Chosen for their accessibility and variety, the readings in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Third Edition, engage students in thinking about the nature of language - arguably the most uniquely human of all our characteristics - and its involvement in everyaspect of human society and experience. Instead of taking an ideological stance on specific issues, the text presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including unit and chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and applicationquestions; suggested further reading; and a comprehensive glossary. Questions of power, identity, interaction, ideology, and the nature of language and other semiotic systems are woven throughout the third edition of Making Sense of Language, making it an exemplary text for courses in language andculture, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and four-field anthropology.

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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 tsunaminbsp;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 Management explains 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Interventions : communication research and practice / edited by Adrienne Shaw and D. Travers Scott
    P 91.3 I53 2017

    This volume brings together a range of papers that fruitfully engage with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, held in San Diego, California: Interventions. Here "intervention" points to a range of communication practices that engage with a political event, social phenomena, industrial or socio-cultural practice, in order to alter and disrupt events and the norms and practices that contribute to their occurrence.  Interventions prohibit events from proceeding in a "normal" course. Interventions approach or critique practices and phenomenon resulting from tensions or absences occurring in: events, structures, (institutional governmental, media industry), discourses, and socio-cultural and subcultural events. Intervention presents the opportunity to explore boundaries, assumptions and strategies that appear to be different or irreconcilable, viewing them instead as possibilities for productive engagements. Communication interventions--in both research and practice--insert insights from diverse voices, marginal positions, emerging organizational practices and digital technologies, to broaden and enrich dialogue. Interventions bring complex reframings to events and phenomenon. Interventions seek to alter a course and effect changed practices in a range of spheres: governmental and social institutions, cultural and nongovernmental groups; industry and organizational life, new media and digital spaces, socio-cultural environments, subcultural groups, health environments, affective and behavioral life, and in everyday life.

  • The Routledge companion to media studies and digital humanities / edited by Jentery Sayers
    P 90 R673 2018eb

    Although media studies and digital humanities are established fields, their overlaps have not been examined in depth. This comprehensive collection fills that gap, giving readers a critical guide to understanding the array of methodologies and projects operating at the intersections of media, culture, and practice. Topics include: access, praxis, social justice, design, interaction, interfaces, mediation, materiality, remediation, data, memory, making, programming, and hacking.

  • A history of modern translation knowledge : sources, concepts, effects / edited by Lieven D'hulst, Yves Gambier
    P 306 H575 2018
    A History of Modern Translation Knowledge is the first attempt to map the coming into being of modern thinking about translation. It breaks with the well-established tradition of viewing history through the reductive lens of schools, theories, turns or interdisciplinary exchanges. It also challenges the artificial distinction between past and present and it sustains that the latter's historical roots go back far beyond the 1970s. Translation Studies is but part of a broader set of discourses on translation we propose to label "translation knowledge". This book concentrates on seven processes that make up the history of modern translation knowledge: generating, mapping, internationalising, historicising, analysing, disseminating and applying knowledge. All processes are covered by 58 domain experts and allocated over 55 chapters, with cross-references. This book is indispensable reading for advanced Master- and PhD-students in Translation Studies who need background information on the history of their field, with relevance for Europe, the Americas and large parts of Asia. It will also interest students and scholars working in cultural and social history.

  • Argumentation in the newsroom / Marta Zampa, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    P 301.5 P47 Z35 2017
    The news we see daily is selected from among alternatives by journalists. Argumentation in the Newsroom uses ethnographic data from Swiss television and print newsrooms to shed light on how journalists make decisions regarding the selection and presentation of news items in their daily professional practice. The evidence illustrates that, contrary to the standard view, journalistic decisions are not limited to the influence of standardized production patterns, instinct, or editors' orders. Rather, in their attempt to produce the best news possible, journalists carefully ponder and discuss their choices, utilizing full-fledged critical discussions at all stages of the newsmaking process. By employing the pragma-dialectical model of a critical discussion in conjunction with the Argumentum Model of Topics, this study provides a detailed reconstruction of how journalists make use of argumentative reasoning, basing their decisions on a complex set of material premises and on recurrent procedural premises.

  • FusionCharts beginners guide : the official guide for fusioncharts suite : create interactive charts in JavaScript (HTML5) and Flash for your web and enterprise applications / Sanket Nadhani, Shamasis Bhattacharya, Pallav Nadhani
    P 93.52 N33 2012eb

  • The PowerPoint detox : reinvent your slides and add power to your presentation / Patrick Forsyth
    P 93.53 M534F67 2009eb
    We all know the feeling of attending a lack-lustre, dreary and formulaic presentation where dense lumps of text are read verbatim from the screen. It is beyond tedious, and it is unsurprising that the phrase "death by PowerPoint" has entered the language. But it need not be that way. With a little time and effort you can add power to your presentations and do so simply.The PowerPoint Detox is a straightforward, practical guide that will help you to prepare and use slides that will fit with your message and support it; add power to your presenting style; enhance your presentation with a visual element in a way that makes explanation easier and clearer; be more likely to be understood, make your message memorable and assist retention. It is designed to appeal to anyone who needs to use PowerPoint: new presenters and those with some experience, those who have had some training or read a book or two and those who have not.With sample slides and plenty of examples reproduced in PowerPoint style, The PowerPoint Detox is a clear how-to book that will help you to add explanatory power, style and professionalism to your presentations.

  • Shaping phonology / edited by Diane Brentari and Jackson L. Lee
    P 217.3 S53 2018
    Within the past forty years, the field of phonology--a branch of linguistics that explores both the sound structures of spoken language and the analogous phonemes of sign language, as well as how these features of language are used to convey meaning--has undergone several important shifts in theory that are now part of standard practice. Drawing together contributors from a diverse array of subfields within the discipline, and honoring the pioneering work of linguist John Goldsmith, this book reflects on these shifting dynamics and their implications for future phonological work.

    Divided into two parts, Shaping Phonology first explores the elaboration of abstract domains (or units of analysis) that fall under the purview of phonology. These chapters reveal the increasing multidimensionality of phonological representation through such analytical approaches as autosegmental phonology and feature geometry. The second part looks at how the advent of machine learning and computational technologies has allowed for the analysis of larger and larger phonological data sets, prompting a shift from using key examples to demonstrate that a particular generalization is universal to striving for statistical generalizations across large corpora of relevant data. Now fundamental components of the phonologist's tool kit, these two shifts have inspired a rethinking of just what it means to do linguistics.

  • The craft of criticism : critical media studies in practice / edited by Michael Kackman and Mary Celeste Kearney
    P 91 C69 2018

    With contributions from 30 leading media scholars, this collection provides a comprehensive overview of the main methodologies of critical media studies. Chapters address various methods of textual analysis, as well as reception studies, policy, production studies, and contextual, multi-method approaches, like intertextuality and cultural geography. Film and television are at the heart of the collection, which also addresses emergent technologies and new research tools in such areas as software studies, gaming, and digital humanities. Each chapter includes an intellectual history of a particular method or approach, a discussion of why and how it was used to study a particular medium or media, relevant examples of influential work in the area, and an in-depth review of a case study drawn from the author's own research. Together, the chapters in this collection give media critics a complete toolbox of essential critical media studies methodologies.

  • Translation quality assessment : from principles to practice / Joss Moorkens, Sheila Castilho, Federico Gaspari, Stephen Doherty, editors
    P 306.2 T732 2018

    This is the first volume that brings together research and practice from academic and industry settings and a combination of human and machine translation evaluation. Its comprehensive collection of papers by leading experts in human and machine translation quality and evaluation who situate current developments and chart future trends fills a clear gap in the literature. This is critical to the successful integration of translation technologies in the industry today, where the lines between human and machine are becoming increasingly blurred by technology: this affects the whole translation landscape, from students and trainers to project managers and professionals, including in-house and freelance translators, as well as, of course, translation scholars and researchers.

    The editors have broad experience in translation quality evaluation research, including investigations into professional practice with qualitative and quantitative studies, and the contributors are leading experts in their respective fields, providing a unique set of complementary perspectives on human and machine translation quality and evaluation, combining theoretical and applied approaches.

  • Machine translation / Thierry Poibeau
    P 308 P65 2017

    A concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and major players in the industry.

    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.

  • Phonology / Philip Carr and Jean-Pierre Montreuil
    P 217 C35 2013
    Covering the entire history of generative phonology, from the Sound Pattern of English model to the Optimality Theory framework in use today, Phonology includes the latest developments in analytical and theoretical aspects of the subject.

    This fully revised and updated edition:
    - provides a phonetics revision chapter for students to refresh their knowledge of phonetics
    - includes brand new chapters on Phonological Weight and Optimality Theory, and incorporates new material on Moraic Theory
    - contains classroom exercises drawn from a wide variety of languages, along with sample answers and suggestions for further reading

    Whether you are new to the field or simply want to take your studies further, Phonology will help you to develop a complete understanding of this important branch of linguistics.

    Full answer keys to the book's exercises are available to lecturers on the Palgrave Modern Linguistics series companion website at www.palgrave.com/language/pml>

  • Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action / Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale & Taha Yasseri
    P 95.82 U6 M37 2016

    As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading. Chain reactions caused by these tiny acts of participation form a growing part of collective action today, from neighborhood campaigns to global political movements. Political Turbulence reveals that, in fact, most attempts at collective action online do not succeed, but some give rise to huge mobilizations--even revolutions.

    Drawing on large-scale data generated from the Internet and real-world events, this book shows how mobilizations that succeed are unpredictable, unstable, and often unsustainable. To better understand this unruly new force in the political world, the authors use experiments that test how social media influence citizens deciding whether or not to participate. They show how different personality types react to social influences and identify which types of people are willing to participate at an early stage in a mobilization when there are few supporters or signals of viability. The authors argue that pluralism is the model of democracy that is emerging in the social media age--not the ordered, organized vision of early pluralists, but a chaotic, turbulent form of politics.

    This book demonstrates how data science and experimentation with social data can provide a methodological toolkit for understanding, shaping, and perhaps even predicting the outcomes of this democratic turbulence.

  • L'analyse textuelle des idées, du discours et des pratiques politiques / sous la direction de Pierre-Marc Daigneault et de Marc Pétry
    P302.77 $b.A52 2017eb

  • The politics of translation in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance / edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Luise von Flotow, Daniel Russell
    P 306.8 E85P65 2001eb
    The articles in this collection focus on politics in the widest sense and its influence and visibility in translations from the early Middle Ages to the late Renaissance - from Eusbius' translations of Virgil to Shakespeare's adaptation of the story of Titus Andronicus. No translation, this collection argues, is an innocent, transparent rendering of the original; translation is always carried out in a certain cultural and political ambience.

  • Portraits de traducteurs / sous la direction de Jean Delisle
    P 306.9 D44 1998eb
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  • Sincerity in Medieval English Language and Literature

  • The Language of Protest : Acts of Performance, Identity, and Legitimacy / by Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill

  • The Construction of Words : Advances in Construction Morphology / edited by Geert Booij

  • Morphogenesis of the sign / David Piotrowski
    P 99 P56 2018eb

  • From biology to linguistics : the definition of arthron in Aristotle's Poetics / Patrizia Laspia
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