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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.


  • Reaching Audiences : a Guide to Media Writing / Jan Johnson Yopp, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ; Katherine C. McAdams, University of Maryland at College Park
    P 96 A86M38 2013

  • Give the word : responses to Werner Hamacher's 95 theses on philology / edited by Gerhard Richter and Ann Smock
    P 33 G52 2019eb
    Werner Hamacher's witty and elliptical 95 Theses on Philology challenges the humanities--and particularly academic philology--that assume language to be a given entity rather than an event. In Give the Word eleven scholars of literature and philosophy (Susan Bernstein, Michèle Cohen-Halimi, Peter Fenves, Sean Gurd, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Jan Plug, Gerhard Richter, Avital Ronell, Thomas Schestag, Ann Smock, and Vincent van Gerven Oei) take up the challenge presented by Hamacher's theses. At the close Hamacher responds to them in a spirited text that elaborates on the context of his 95 Theses and its rich theoretical and philosophical ramifications.

    The 95 Theses , included in this volume, makes this collection a rich resource for the study and practice of "radical philology." Hamacher's philology interrupts and transforms, parting with tradition precisely in order to remain faithful to its radical but increasingly occluded core.

    The contributors test Hamacher's break with philology in a variety of ways, attempting a philological practice that does not take language as an object of knowledge, study, or even love. Thus, in responding to Hamacher's Theses , the authors approach language that, because it can never be an object of any kind, awakens an unfamiliar desire. Taken together these essays problematize philological ontology in a movement toward radical reconceptualizations of labor, action, and historical time.

  • Contra instrumentalism : a translation polemic / Lawrence Venuti
    P 306 V36 2019eb
    Contra Instrumentalism questions the long-accepted notion that translation reproduces or transfers an invariant contained in or caused by the source text. This "instrumental" model of translation has dominated translation theory and commentary for more than two millennia, and its influence can be seen today in elite and popular cultures, in academic institutions and in publishing, in scholarly monographs and in literary journalism, in the most rarefied theoretical discourses and in the most commonly used clichés.

    Contra Instrumentalism aims to end the dominance of instrumentalism by showing how it grossly oversimplifies translation practice and fosters an illusion of immediate access to source texts. Lawrence Venuti asserts that all translation is an interpretive act that necessarily entails ethical responsibilities and political commitments. Venuti argues that a hermeneutic model offers a more comprehensive and incisive understanding of translation that enables an appreciation of not only the creative and scholarly aspects of what a translator does but also the crucial role translation plays in the cultural and social institutions that shape human life.

  • A history of ambiguity / Anthony Ossa-Richardson
    P 325.5 A46O87 2019eb

    Ever since it was first published in 1930, William Empson's Seven Types of Ambiguity has been perceived as a milestone in literary criticism--far from being an impediment to communication, ambiguity now seemed an index of poetic richness and expressive power. Little, however, has been written on the broader trajectory of Western thought about ambiguity before Empson; as a result, the nature of his innovation has been poorly understood.

    A History of Ambiguity remedies this omission. Starting with classical grammar and rhetoric, and moving on to moral theology, law, biblical exegesis, German philosophy, and literary criticism, Anthony Ossa-Richardson explores the many ways in which readers and theorists posited, denied, conceptualised, and argued over the existence of multiple meanings in texts between antiquity and the twentieth century. This process took on a variety of interconnected forms, from the Renaissance delight in the 'elegance' of ambiguities in Horace, through the extraordinary Catholic claim that Scripture could contain multiple literal--and not just allegorical--senses, to the theory of dramatic irony developed in the nineteenth century, a theory intertwined with discoveries of the double meanings in Greek tragedy. Such narratives are not merely of antiquarian interest: rather, they provide an insight into the foundations of modern criticism, revealing deep resonances between acts of interpretation in disparate eras and contexts. A History of Ambiguity lays bare the long tradition of efforts to liberate language, and even a poet's intention, from the strictures of a single meaning.


  • Making media : production, practices, and professions / edited by Mark Deuze and Mirjam Prenger
    P91
    Making Media, uncovers what it means and what it takes to make media (professionally), focusing on the lived experience of media workers within the global media, including rich case studies of the main media industries and professions: television, journalism, social media entertainment, advertising and public relations, digital games, and music. This carefully edited volume features 35 authoritative essays by 53 researchers from 14 countries across 6 continents, all of whom are at the cutting edge of media production studies. The book is particularly designed for use in coursework on media production, media work, media management, and media industries.Specific topics highlighted:- the history of media industries and production studies;- production studies as a field and a research method;- changing media business models, economics, and management;- global concentration and convergence of media industries and professions;- the rise and role of startups and entrepreneurship;- freelancing in the digital age;- the role of creativity and innovation;- the emotional quality of media work;- diversity and inequality in the media industries.

  • New media archaeologies / edited by Ben Roberts and Mark Goodall
    P 96 T42N49 2019eb
    This collection of essays highlights innovative work in the emerging field of media archaeology. It explores the relationship between theory and practice and the relationship between media archaeology and other disciplines. There are three sections to the collection proposing new possible fields of research for media studies: Media Archaeological Theory; Experimental Media Archaeology; Media Archaeology at the Interface. The book includes essays from acknowledged experts in this expanding field, such as Thomas Elsaesser, Wanda Strauven and Jussi Parikka.

  • Handbook of the changing world language map / editors, Stanley D. Brunn, Roland Kehrein
    P 375 H36 2019eb

  • Handbook of global media ethics / edited by Stephen Ward
    P 94 H36 2019

  • Gender hate online : understanding the new anti-feminism / editors, Debbie Ging and Eugenia Siapera ; foreword by Soraya Chemaly
    P40

  • Media and the politics of offence / editor, Anne Graefer
    P94.6

  • Community Based Research in Language Policy and Planning: The Language of Instruction in Education in Sint Eustatius
    P51

  • Eye movements and gestures in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting / Katarzyna Stachowiak-Szymczak
    P306.2

  • Cross-linguistic influence : from empirical evidence to classroom practice / editors, M. Juncal Gutierrez-Mangado, María Martínez-Adrián and Francisco Gallardo-del-Puerto
    P 118.2 C76 2019eb

  • Handbook of research and practice in heritage language education / editors, Peter Pericles Trifonas, Themistoklis Aravossitas
    P 53 H36 2019

  • Context, Cognition and Conditionals Chi-Hé Elder
    P292.5

  • Translation studies in China : the state of the art / Ziman Han, Defeng Li, editors
    P306.8.C6

  • The tyranny of ordinary meaning : Corbett v Corbett and the invention of legal sex / Christopher Hutton
    P40.3

  • The praxis of indirect reports cognitive, sociopragmatic, and philosophical issues / Mostafa Morady Moghaddam
    P301.5.I53

  • Pragmatics and philosophy. Connections and ramifications / Alessandro Capone
    P99.4.P72

  • Revisiting the toolbox of discourse studies : new trajectories in methodology, open data, and visualization / Markus Rheindorf
    P 302 R54 2019

  • Music and translation : new mediations in the digital age / Lucile Desblache
    P306.97.S63

  • The science of the Commons : a note on communication methodology / Muniz Sodré ; translated by David Hauss
    P90

  • Handbook of literacy in Akshara orthography / R. Malatesha Joshi, Catherine McBride, editors
    P 240.2 H36 2019

  • Challenging boundaries in language education / editor Achilleas Kostoulas
    P51

  • Queer representation, visibility, and race in American film and television : screening the closet / Melanie E.S. Kohnen
    P 96 S58K64 2016eb

    This book traces the uneven history of queer media visibility through crucial turning points including the Hollywood Production Code era, the AIDS crisis of the 1980s, the so-called explosion of gay visibility on television during the1990s, and the re-imagination of queer representations on TV after the events of 9/11. Kohnen intervenes in previous academic and popular accounts that paint the increase in queer visibility over the past four decades as a largely progressive development. She examines how and why a limited and limiting concept of queer visibility structured around white gay and lesbian characters in committed relationships has become the embodiment of progressive LGBT media representations. She also investigates queer visibility across film, TV, and print media, and highlights previously unexplored connections, such as the lingering traces of classical Hollywood cinema's queer tropes in the X-Men franchise. Across all chapters, narratives and arguments emerge that demonstrate how queer visibility shapes and reflects not only media representations, but the real and imagined geographies, histories, and people of the American nation.


  • The unfolding of language : an evolutionary tour of mankind's greatest invention / Guy Deutscher
    P 116 D48 2005b

    Blending the spirit of Eats, Shoots & Leaves with the science of The Language Instinct , an original inquiry into the development of that most essential-and mysterious-of human creations: Language

    Language is mankind's greatest invention-except, of course, that it was never invented." So begins linguist Guy Deutscher's enthralling investigation into the genesis and evolution of language. If we started off with rudimentary utterances on the level of "man throw spear," how did we end up with sophisticated grammars, enormous vocabularies, and intricately nuanced degrees of meaning?

    Drawing on recent groundbreaking discoveries in modern linguistics, Deutscher exposes the elusive forces of creation at work in human communication, giving us fresh insight into how language emerges, evolves, and decays. He traces the evolution of linguistic complexity from an early "Me Tarzan" stage to such elaborate single-word constructions as the Turkish sehirlilestiremediklerimizdensiniz ("you are one of those whom we couldn't turn into a town dweller"). Arguing that destruction and creation in language are intimately entwined, Deutscher shows how these processes are continuously in operation, generating new words, new structures, and new meanings.

    As entertaining as it is erudite, The Unfolding of Language moves nimbly from ancient Babylonian to American idiom, from the central role of metaphor to the staggering triumph of design that is the Semitic verb, to tell the dramatic story and explain the genius behind a uniquely human faculty.


  • Extinction de voix : plaidoyer pour la sauvegarde de l'information régionale / Marie-Ève Martel ; préface de Michel Nadeau
    P 96 L622 C2157 2018

  • The instigatory theory of NGO communication strategic communication in civil society organizations / Evandro Oliveira
    P91

  • Political Identity in Discourse : The Voices of New Zealand Voters / Jay M. Woodhams
    P 302.77 W66 2019

  • The geographies of digital sexuality / edited by Catherine J. Nash, Andrew Gorman-Murray
    P96.S58

  • A corpus-based approach to clause combining in English from the systemic functional perspective / Qingshun He
    P165

  • Innovation in language learning and teaching : the case of the Middle East and North Africa / editors, Hayo Reinders, Christine Coombe, Andrew Littlejohn and Dara Tafazoli
    P57.M628

  • Al Jazeera in the Gulf and in the world : is it redefining global communication ethics? / editor, Haydar Badawi Sadig
    P92.A65

  • A grammar of the Hittite language / by Harry A. Hoffner Jr. and H. Craig Melchert
    P 945 H59 2008

    Hoffner and Melchert's long-awaited work is sure to become both the standard reference grammar and the main teaching tool for the Hittite language. The first volume includes a thorough description of Hittite grammar, grounded in an abundance of textual examples. Moreover, the authors take into account a vast array of studies on all aspects of the Hittite language. In the five decades since the publication of the second edition of Johannes Friedrich's Hethitisches Elementarbuch (1960), our knowledge of Hittite grammar has become more detailed and nuanced, especially because of the number of new texts available and the growing body of secondary literature. This first volume in the LANE series fills a serious gap and offers a comprehensive reference for decades to come.

    The second volume is a tutorial that consists of a series of graded lessons with illustrative sentences for the student to translate. The tutorial is keyed to the reference grammar and provides extensive notes.

    The printed grammar volume is accompanied by a CD-ROM that contains the entire text of the grammar and tutorial in searchable, cross-referenced, and hyperlinked form.


  • Cultural protest in journalism, documentary films and the arts : between protest and professionalisation / Daniel H. Mutibwa
    P 96 A44M88 2019

    Cultural Protest in Journalism, Documentary Films and the Arts: Between Protest and Professionalisation entails a comprehensive account of the history and trajectory of contemporary journalistic, (documentary) film, and arts and cultural actors rooted (partially or wholly) in radical, alternative, community, voluntary, participatory and independent movements primarily in Britain and Germany. It focuses particularly on the examination of production and organisational contexts of selected case studies, some of which date from the countercultural era.

    The book takes a transnational and interdisciplinary approach encompassing a range of theoretical perspectives - drawn from the political economy of communication tradition; alternative media scholarship; journalism studies; critical sociological and cultural studies of media industries; cultural industries research; and critical and social theory - in conjunction with extensive ethnographic fieldwork. It does so to reveal the obscure nature of media and cultural production and organisation at seventeen media and cultural actors based in Britain and Germany, including South Africa and Nigeria. A particular focus is placed on how such actors balance competing imperatives of a civic/socio-political, professional, artistic and commercial nature as well as various systemic pressures, and on how they navigate the resultant ambivalences, paradoxes and tensions in their day-to-day work.

    In essence, the book highlights key insights into a changing nature and quality of engagement with social and political realities in protest cultures.


  • Because internet : understanding the new rules of language / Gretchen McCulloch
    P 120 I6M28 2019
    The internet isn't the first technology to alter how we communicate, but it is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. The programmers behind the apps and platforms we use decide how our conversations are structured, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive niche online communities spread slang and jargon exponentially faster than in the days when new dialects were constrained by physical space. What's more, social media provides a fascinating laboratory for watching language evolve in real time.

    Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how the year you first accessed the internet determines how you talk online; how -sparkly tildes- became widely recognized as sarcasm punctuation; whether emoji are replacing words; and why internet dialects like doge, lolspeak, and snek are linguistically significant.

    Because Internet is the perfect book for anyone who wants to understand how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

  • A trainer's guide to PowerPoint : best practices for master presenters / Mike Parkinson
    P93.53.M534

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 auf einen Blick / Eva Kolberg
    P 93.53 M534K653 2013

    Bild fur Bild und komplett in Farbe erklart Ihnen dieses Buch, wie Sie typische Aufgaben mit PowerPoint 2013 erledigen. Dabei wird jede Aufgabe - wie das Erstellen von Folien, das einfache Einbinden von Bildern, Sound und Videos oder der neue Presenter-Modus -auf maximal einer Doppelseite dargestellt. Mit nummerierten Schritten und in verstandlicher Sprache. So macht Lernen Spass "


  • Das Prezi-Buch für spannende Präsentationen / Harald Sontowski, Freider Krauss
    P 93.53 S668 2013

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 plain & simple / Nancy Muir
    P 93.53 M534M857 2013

    Get the guide that makes learning Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 plain and simple! This full color, no-nonsense book shows you the quickest ways to solve a problem or learn a skill, using easy-to-follow steps and concise, straightforward language. You'll analyze, manage, and share information in more ways than ever before.

    Here's WHAT you'll learn:

    Create dynamic presentations for your audience Include charts, tables, clip art, and other graphics Add video clips and CD music Animate slide and add transition effects Edit and polish your presentations with ease Create speaker notes and record narration

    Here's HOW you'll learn it:

    Jump in whenever you need answers Easy-to-follow STEPS and SCREENSHOTS show exactly what to do Handy TIPS teach new techniques and shortcuts Quick TRY THIS! Exercises help apply what you learn right away

  • Communication matters : materialist approaches to media, mobility and networks / edited by Jeremy Packer and Stephen B. Crofts Wiley
    P 94.6 C663 2011eb

    Communication has often been understood as a realm of immaterial, insubstantial phenomena--images, messages, thoughts, languages, cultures, and ideologies--mediating our embodied experience of the concrete world. Communication Matterschallenges this view, assembling leading scholars in the fields of Communication, Rhetoric, and English to focus on the materiality of communication. Building on the work of materialist theorists such as Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Friedrich Kittler, and Henri Lefebvre, the essays collected here examine the materiality of discourse itself and the constitutive force of communication in the production of the real.

    Communication Matterspresents original work that rethinks communication as material and situates materialist approaches to communication within the broader "materiality turn" emerging in the humanities and social sciences.

    This collection will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in Media, Communication Studies, and Rhetoric.

    The book includes images of the digital media installations of Francesca Talenti, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    ties and social sciences.

    This collection will be of interest to researchers and postgraduate students in Media, Communication Studies, and Rhetoric.

    The book includes images of the digital media installations of Francesca Talenti, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


  • Understanding intercultural communication : negotiating a grammar of culture / Adrian Holliday
    P 94.6 H648 2013eb

    In this book, Adrian Holliday provides a practical framework to help students analyse intercultural communication. Underpinned by a new grammar of culture developed by Holliday, this book will incorporate examples and activities to enable students and professionals to investigate culture on very new, entirely non-essentialist lines. This book will address key issues in intercultural communication including:

    the positive contribution of people from diverse cultural backgrounds the politics of Self and Other which promote negative stereotyping the basis for a bottom-up approach to globalization in which Periphery cultural realities can gain voice and ownership

    Written by a key researcher in the field, this book presents cutting edge research and a framework for analysis which will make it essential reading for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying intercultural communication and professionals in the field.


  • Routledge encyclopedia of language teaching and learning / edited by Michael Byram and Adelheid Hu
    P 51 R66 2013eb

    The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals andas a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level.

    In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education.

    Themes and disciplines covered include:

    Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development

    Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension

    Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary

    Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics

    It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish.

    There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading.

    Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.


  • PowerPoint 2013 on demand / Steve Johnson
    P 93.53 M534J646 2013

  • PowerPoint 2013 : absolute beginner's guide / Patrice-Anne Rutledge
    P 93.53 M534R92 2013

  • Powerpoint 2013 for dummies / by Doug Lowe
    P 93.53 M534L69 2013eb

    Get up and running with this full-color guide to PowerPoint 2013!

    PowerPoint, the number one presentation software, has been revised and improved with the introduction of Microsoft Office 2013. With this all-new, full-color book by your side, you will learn how to take full advantage of all of PowerPoint's powerful and dynamic capabilities. Bestselling veteran For Dummies, author Doug Lowe breaks it all down so that you can create a powerful and effective slideshow presentation with the new wide-screen theme and variant that incorporates videos, pictures, and shapes, and allows you to create customized icons using powerful tools.

    Shows you how to create presentations with pizzazz using the new collection of themes, and then helps you align shapes, text boxes, and graphics Zeroes in on all of PowerPoint's updated features, such as zooming in and out smoothly, switch slides easily (in or out of sequence), and projecting to a second screen Explains how to Place and track comments next to the text you're discussing so everyone can see who replied to whom, and when Highlights ways to work with hyperlinks, create web pages with PowerPoint, video edit, and much more

    PowerPoint 2013 For Dummies points you to the power of this updated application so that you can create effective and impressive presentations.


  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint : das Ideenbuch für kreative Präsentationen / Dieter Schiecke [and others]
    P 93.53 M534M53 2009

  • Content everywhere : strategy and structure for future-ready content / Sara Wachter-Boettcher
    P 91 W32 2012eb

  • It's the way you say it : becoming articulate, well-spoken, and clear / Carol A. Fleming, PhD
    P 95 F54 2013eb
    NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED

    Speak Your Mind Effectively!

    The best, most direct way to convey your intelligence, expertise, professionalism, and personality to other people is through talking to them. But most people have no idea what they sound like. And even if they do, they don't think they can change it. It's the Way You Say It is a thorough, nuts-and-bolts guide to becoming aware and taking control of how you communicate with others.

    Dr. Carol Fleming provides detailed advice and scores of exercises for

    * Understanding how others hear you
    * Dealing with specific speech problems
    * Varying your vocal patterns to make your speech more dynamic
    * Using grammar and vocabulary to increase your clarity and impact
    * Reinforcing your message with nonverbal cues
    * Conquering stage fright

    An entire section of the book focuses on communication issues in the workplace--interviews, presentations, voice mail, and more. Dr. Fleming puts a human face on her advice through vivid before-and-after stories of forty men and women who came to her for help.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 : step by step / Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert
    P93.53.M534

    Experience learning made easy-and quickly teach yourself how to create compelling presentations with PowerPoint 2013. With Step by Step, you set the pace-building and practicing the skills you need, just when you them! Includes downloadable practice files and a companion eBook.

    Work with PowerPoint on your PC or touch-enabled device Design, organize, and polish your slides Create professional-looking charts and graphics Engage your audience with animation, audio, and video Customize themes and templates Prepare for your presentation

  • AS media studies : the essential introduction for AQA / Philip Rayner & Peter Wall
    P 90 M3723 2008eb
    AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA is fully revised for the current specification with full colour throughout, over 100 images, new case studies and examples. The authors introduce students step-by-step to the skills of reading media texts, and address key concepts such as genre, representation, media institutions and media audiences as well as taking students through the tasks expected of them to pass the AQA AS Media Studies exam. The book is supplemented with a companion website at www.asmediastudies.co.uk featuring additional activities and resources, further new case studies such as music and sport, clear instructions on producing different media, quizzes and tests.

    Areas covered include:

    an introduction to studying the media the key concepts across print, broadcast and e-media media institutions audiences and the media case studies such as Heroes, Nuts, and The Daily Mail guided textual analysis of real media on the website and within the book research and how to do it preparing for exams a production guide and how to respond to a brief.

    AS Media Studies: The Essential Introduction for AQA clearly guides students through the course and gives them the tips they need to become proficient media producers as well as media analysts.


  • Presentation patterns : techniques for crafting better presentations / Neal Ford, Matthew McCullough, Nathaniel Schutta
    P 93.52 F67 2012

  • The power of infographics : using pictures to communicate and connect with your audiences / Mark Smiciklas
    P 93.5 S65 2012

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 : Das Ideenbuch für Bilder, Sound und Video / Ute Simon, Maria Hoeren
    P 93.53 M534S56 2012

  • Infographics : the power of visual storytelling / Jason Lankow, Josh Ritchie, Ross Crooks, founders of Column Five
    P 93.5 L34 2012eb

    Transform your marketing efforts through the power of visual content

    In today's fast-paced environment, you must communicate your message in a concise and engaging way that sets it apart from the noise. Visual content--such as infographics and data visualization--can accomplish this. With DIY functionality, Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling will teach you how to find stories in your data, and how to visually communicate and share them with your audience for maximum impact.

    Infographics will show you the vast potential to using the communication medium as a marketing tool by creating informative and shareable infographic content.

    Learn how to explain an object, idea, or process using strong illustration that captures interest and provides instant clarity Discover how to unlock interesting stories (in previously buried or boring data) and turn them into visual communications that will help build brands and increase sales

    Use the power of visual content to communicate with and engage your audience, capture attention, and expand your market.


  • Brilliant communication skills : what the best communicators know, do and say / Gill Hasson
    P 94.7 H37 2012

  • Conversation transformation : recognize and overcome the 6 most destructive communication patterns / by Ben Benjamin, Amy Yeager, Anita Simon
    P 95.45 B45 2012eb

  • How to use images / Lindsey Marshall and Lester Meachem
    P93.5

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 : Einfach besser präsentieren / Hermann Plasa
    P 93.53 M534P63 2011

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 : das Handbuch / Dieter Schiecke, Ute Simon, Eckehard Pfeifer
    P 93.53 M534S345 2011

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 auf einen Blick / Eva Kolberg
    P 93.53 M534K65 2010

  • Voice & speaking skills for dummies / by Judy Apps
    P90 .A384 2012eb
    Find your voice, and communicate with confidence

    Ever wondered why nobody hears you in meetings, or wished people would take you more seriously? Or maybe you're unhappy with your accent, or you feel insecure about your high-pitched or monotonous voice? Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies will help you to discover the power of your voice, understand how it works, and use your voice like a professional whether in meetings, addressing an audience, or standing in front of a classroom. Take a deep breath, relax those vocal cords, and make your speech sparkle!

    We're not all planning to become politicians, or likely to address large audiences on a regular basis, but we all need to be able to communicate well to achieve success. Certain professions require a high level of vocal confidence, notably teachers and business leaders. As well as using body language effectively, we also rely on our voice to convey passion, exude enthusiasm, and command attention--and that's before we've considered the content of our words! A clear understanding of how your voice works, how to maximize its effectiveness, and ways to overcome voice 'gremlins' such as speaking too fast, stuttering, or sounding childish, is pivotal to enabling you to succeed, whatever the situation.

    Highlights the importance of your voice, explains how to use it effectively Gives you confidence in public speaking Helps you use your voice to make a great first impression in all aspects of your life Includes a CD with vocal exercises to help you communicate with confidence.

    Whether you're looking to improve your speaking skills for work or personal gain--or both-- Voice and Speaking Skills For Dummies gives you everything you need to find your voice and communicate with confidence.

    Note: CD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.


  • The service-oriented media enterprise : SOA, BPM, and web services in professional media systems / John Footen, Joey Faust
    P 96 E25F665 2008
    Companies worldwide are rapidly adopting Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), a design methodology used to connect systems as services, and Business Process Management (BPM), the art of orchestrating these services. Media organizations from news organizations to music and media download services to movie studios are adapting to SOA-style architectures, but have run into roadblocks unique to the media and entertainment industry. These challenges include incorporating real-time data, moving large amounts of data at one time, non-linearity and flexibility for workflow, and unique metrics and data gathering. The Service-Oriented Media Enterprise details the challenges and presents solutions for media technology professionals. By addressing both the IT and media aspects, it helps individuals improve current enterprise technologies and operations.

  • IWork for dummies / by Jesse Feiler
    P 93.53 I96F45 2012eb
    Boost your business productivity with the latest iWork features

    iWork, Apple's unique business productivity suite, isn't just for your Mac or MacBook anymore. Now you can take your favorite iWork applications everywhere you go with iWork for iPad! iWork features Pages, an integrated word processing/page layout program; Numbers, a spreadsheet program that lets you present your figures in impressive new ways; and Keynote presentation software that makes PowerPoint look last-century.

    This friendly guide shows you how to use each one to the fullest, on your Mac or iPad. Create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations that are fresh and eye-popping, and do it wherever you and your iPad happen to be!

    Mac and iPad sales are booming, and iWork is the productivity suite uniquely designed for the Mac platform Covers using the three iWork applications: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote Addresses working with other file formats, converting documents to e-books, sharing your work on iWork.com, and more Shows how to create stunning documents, reports, and presentations on your Mac or iPad and share them online

    Work the way you want with iWork and iWork For Dummies !


  • The handbook of intercultural discourse and communication / edited by Christina Bratt Paulston, Scott F. Kiesling, and Elizabeth S. Rangel
    P 94.6 H358 2012
    The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural discourse Explores the theoretical perspectives underlying work in the field Examines the history of the field, work in cross-cultural communication, and features of discourse Establishes the scope of this interdisciplinary field of study Includes coverage on individual linguistic features, such as indirectness and politeness, as well as sample analyses of IDC exchanges

  • The handbook of bilingualism and multilingualism / edited by Tej K. Bhatia and William C. Ritchie
    P115
    **Honored as a 2013 Choice Outstanding Academic Title**

    Comprising state-of-the-art research, this substantially expanded and revised Handbook discusses the latest global and interdisciplinary issues across bilingualism and multilingualism.
    Includes the addition of ten new authors to the contributor team, and coverage of seven new topics ranging from global media to heritage language learning Provides extensively revised coverage of bilingual and multilingual communities, polyglot aphasia, creolization, indigenization, linguistic ecology and endangered languages, multilingualism, and forensic linguistics Brings together a global team of internationally-renowned researchers from different disciplines Covers a wide variety of topics, ranging from neuro- and psycho-linguistic research to studies of media and psychological counseling Assesses the latest issues in worldwide linguistics, including the phenomena and the conceptualization of 'hyperglobalization', and emphasizes geographical centers of global conflict and commerce

  • The handbook of conversation analysis / edited by Jack Sidnell and Tanya Stivers
    P 95.45 H365 2013e
    Presenting a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in the field, The Handbook of Conversation Analysis brings together contributions by leading international experts to provide an invaluable information resource and reference for scholars of social interaction across the areas of conversation analysis, discourse analysis, linguistic anthropology, interpersonal communication, discursive psychology and sociolinguistics. Ideal as an introduction to the field for upper level undergraduates and as an in-depth review of the latest developments for graduate level students and established scholars Five sections outline the history and theory, methods, fundamental concepts, and core contexts in the study of conversation, as well as topics central to conversation analysis Written by international conversation analysis experts, the book covers a wide range of topics and disciplines, from reviewing underlying structures of conversation, to describing conversation analysis' relationship to anthropology, communication, linguistics, psychology, and sociology

  • Storytelling for user experience : crafting stories for better design / by Whitney Quesenbery & Kevin Brooks
    P 96 S78Q47 2010

  • Writing for visual thinkers : a guide for artists and designers / Andrea Marks
    P 211 M375 2011

  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 plain & simple / Nancy Muir
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  • Writing for visual media / Anthony Friedmann
    P 96 A86F75 2010

    Writing for Visual Medialooks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write.

    Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Mediahelps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of visual narratives. You'll explore your visual imagination and try out your powers of invention.

    The companion web site enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. It includes scripts and the video produced from them; visual demonstrations of concepts; and an interactive, illustrated glossary of terms and concepts. Please visit

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  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 bible / Faithe Wempen
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    Master PowerPoint and improve your presentation skills-with one book!

    It's no longer enough to have slide after slide of text, bullets, and charts. It's not even enough to have good speaking skills if your PowerPoint slides bore your audience. Get the very most out of all that PowerPoint 2010 has to offer while also learning priceless tips and techniques for making good presentations in this new PowerPoint 2010 Bible. Well-known PowerPoint expert and author Faithe Wempen provides formatting tips; shows you how to work with drawings, tables, and SmartArt; introduces new collaboration tools; walks you through five special presentation labs; and more.

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  • Managing electronic media : making, marketing, and moving digital content / Joan Van Tassel, Lisa Poe-Howfield
    P 96 M34V36 2010

    Managing Electronic Mediarecognizes the changes in technology in the global marketplace and the impact these innovations have on media organizations and their integral business practices. It goes beyond the typical media management book by covering media enterprises as large scale businesses that must operate in a converged environment, rather than in separate silos of activity.

    Managing Electronic Medialays the groundwork for understanding and participating in digital content creation, marketing, and distribution. It provides the concepts and vocabulary that managers use to meet the challenges of today's market and to position their organizations to succeed in a relentlessly dynamic 24/7 business environment.

    Day in the Lifesections highlight the daily activities of top media executives, providing insight into the excitement, the fun, and the challenges, of careers in today's media industries. Case studies utilize exercises to promote further understanding of real-world situations.

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  • The non-designer's presentation book : principles for effective presentation design / Robin Williams
    P 93.5 W58 2009

  • Creating Keynote slideshows : the mini missing manual / Josh Clark
    P 93.53 M33C53 2010

  • Sharing Keynote slideshows : the mini missing manual / Josh Clark
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  • IWork '09 / Richard Harrington
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  • Media rules! : mastering today's technology to connect with and keep your audience / Brian Reich, Dan Solomon
    P 96 T42R44 2008
    Authors Brian Reich and Dan Solomon have seen how changes in both technology and society can affect the communications and operations of an organization. Now, with Media Rules!, they provide you with a framework for understanding this dynamic world. It doesn't matter whether you're in the business of disseminating information or producing products, this book will prepare you to distinguish yourself from the competition by creating new models to better serve your audience and harnessing the full potential that technology provides.

  • Quantitative corpus linguistics with R : a practical introduction / Stefan Th. Gries
    P 128 C68G75 2009eb

    The first textbook of its kind, Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R demonstrates how to usenbsp;the open source programming language R for corpus linguistic analyses. Computational and corpus linguists doing corpus work will find that R provides an enormous range of functions that currently require several programs to achievenbsp;- searching and processing corpora, arranging and outputting the results of corpus searches, statistical evaluation, and graphing.


  • Advanced Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 : insights and advice from the experts / Wayne Kao, Jeff Huang
    P 93.53 M534K35154 2008
    This is the only book that will help an intermediate PowerPoint user improve their skills to an advanced level. In doing so, they can benefit both professionally and personally. This is not a comprehensive book that will bore you with every detail of PowerPoint, but a guide to specific actions you can take to create the ultimate presentation. The book covers the powerful formatting engine new to PowerPoint 2007, and how it can be used for applying soft shadows, reflection, and glows to make a presentation look attractive. It also covers PowerPoint's new 3D engine. The book goes into deep technical detail about the Office 2007 theme engine and how color schemes, effect schemes, and font schemes work; as well as the new PowerPoint XML file format, showing you how to edit PowerPoint files without using PowerPoint at all. The authors walk through programming a macro and explain how to format shapes, diagrams, charts, text, tables with gradient and picture fills and different kinds of lines (e.g. a beveled compound line with a diamond arrowhead). Also covered are those all important slide show shortcuts that few people know about like -- seeing your private notes while presenting on a projector, starting the slide show from the current slide without fumbling through the user interface, and how to black out the slide show screen with one key press.

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