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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.


  • Crises of the sentence / Jan Mieszkowski
    P 295 M54 2019
    There are few forms in which so much authority has been invested with so little reflection as the sentence. Though a fundamental unit of discourse, it has rarely been an explicit object of inquiry, often taking a back seat to concepts such as the word, trope, line, or stanza.
    To understand what is at stake in thinking--or not thinking--about the sentence, Jan Mieszkowski looks at the difficulties confronting nineteenth- and twentieth-century authors when they try to explain what a sentence is and what it can do. From Romantic debates about the power of the stand-alone sentence, to the realist obsession with precision and revision, to modernist experiments with ungovernable forms, Mieszkowski explores the hidden allegiances behind our ever-changing stylistic ideals. By showing how an investment in superior writing has always been an ethical and a political as well as an aesthetic commitment, Crises of the Sentence offers a new perspective on our love-hate relationship with this fundamental compositional category.

  • Embodying language in action : the artistry of process drama in second language education / Erika Piazzoli
    P118.2

  • The Palgrave handbook of literary translation / edited by Jean Boase-Beier, Lina Fisher and Hiroko Furukawa
    P306

  • Defining 'Eastern Europe' : a semantic inquiry into political terminology / Piotr Twardzisz
    P 119.3 T89 2018eb

  • Researching urban youth language and identity / Rob Drummond
    P40.5.U73

  • Language, vernacular discourse and nationalisms : uncovering the myths of transnational worlds / Finex Ndhlovu
    P35.5.S58

  • Discourse markers : an enunciative approach Graham Ranger
    P302.35

  • Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology / edited by James A. Hampton, Yoad Winter
    P 37.3 C66 2017

  • Intersemiotic translation : literary and linguistic multimodality / Aba-Carina Pârlog
    P306.97.S63

  • Scenographies of the subject / Lars Friedrich, Karin Harrasser, Céline Kaiser, editors
    P299.S89
    Under what circumstances do subjects become visible? And how do subjects themselves change and move the circumstances that allow them to appear? Rather than describing medial, architectural, or rhetorical arrangements that are readily available to subjects, or concentrating on the processes of subject constitution without their scenic arrangements, this volume is dedicated to the reciprocal production of both subjects and scenes. From various perspectives, it underlines the abysmal conditions in which subjects arrive on stage and vice versa the stages arrive at their subjects. Through articles that analyze concrete scenes in a highly-focused manner and question the concept of the scene itself, this volume argues that there is not subject without a scene, and no scene without an instance of description. Based on this thesis, this volume investigates antique drama and revolutionary rhetoric, therapeutic and bureaucratic facilities, experiments in fine art and film, and, not least, scenes of theory: rhetorical stages that perform arguments and politics.
    Editors Dr. Lars Friedrich works at the Institute for German Literature at the University of Frankfurt am Main. Dr. Karin Harrasser is a professor at the Art University in Linz. Dr. Céline Kaiser is a professor at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Ottersberg.

  • Dialogue writing for dubbing : an insider's perspective / Giselle Spiteri Miggiani
    P306.93

  • Translation in diasporic literatures / Guanglin Wang
    P 306.2 W36 2019eb

  • Translations in Korea : theory and practice / Wook-Dong Kim
    P306.8.K6

  • Minority languages, national languages, and official language policies / edited by Gillian Lane-Mercier, Denise Merkle, and Jane Koustas
    P 119.3 M56 2018eb

  • Doing SLA research with implications for the classroom : reconciling methodological demands and pedagogical applicability / edited by Robert M. DeKeyser, Goretti Prieto Botana
    P 118.2 D636 2019
    This book is unique in bringing together studies on instructed second language acquisition that focus on a common question: "What renders this research particularly relevant to classroom applications, and what are the advantages, challenges, and potential pitfalls of the methodology adopted?" The empirical studies feature experimental, quasi-experimental and observational research in settings ranging from the classroom to the laboratory and CALL contexts. All contributors were asked to discuss issues of cost, ethics, participant availability, experimental control, teacher collaboration, and student motivation, as well as the generalizability of findings to different kinds of educational contexts, languages, and structures.
    This volume should be of interest to graduate students in second language research, practicing teachers who want some guidance to navigate the sometimes overwhelming array of publications, and to researchers who are planning studies on instructed second language learning or teaching and are looking to make principled decisions on which of the existing methodologies to adopt.

  • The Routledge handbook of translation studies and linguistics / edited by Kirsten Malmkjær
    P 306.5 R69 2018

    The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Linguistics explores the interrelationships between translation studies and linguistics in six sections of state-of-the-art chapters, written by leading specialists from around the world.

    The first part begins by addressing the relationships between translation studies and linguistics as major topics of study in themselves before focusing, in individual chapters, on the relationships between translation on the one hand and semantics, semiotics and the sound system of language on the other. Part II explores the nature of meaning and the ways in which meaning can be shared in text pairs that are related to each other as first-written texts and their translations, while Part III focuses on the relationships between translation and interpreting and the written and spoken word. Part IV considers the users of language and situations involving more than one language and Part V addresses technological tools that can assist language users. Finally, Part VI presents chapters on the links between areas of applied linguistics and translation and interpreting.

    With an introduction by the editor and an extensive bibliography, this handbook is an indispensable resource for advanced students of translation studies, interpreting studies and applied linguistics.


  • The American politics of French theory : Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari, and Foucault in translation / Jason Demers
    P 306.97 P65D46 2019

    Working from the premise that May '68 is a shorthand that delimits an intensive decade of global revolt, Jason Demers documents the cross-pollination of French philosophy, international activist movements, and American countercultures. From the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and George Jackson to the revolt at Columbia University, the 1968 Democratic National Convention, Woodstock, and the Weather Underground, Demers writes French theory into a constellation of American events and icons uncontained by national borders.

    More than a compelling new take on the history of theory, The American Politics of French Theory develops concepts gleaned from the work of Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari, and Foucault, providing new tools for thinking about translation, theory, and politics . By recontextualizing "French theory" within a complex fabric of mass communication and global revolt, Demers demonstrates why it is politically potent and methodologically necessary to think of translation associatively.


  • Writing for the media / by Adrian Wheeler (FPRCA)
    P 96 A86 W44 2019eb
    This is a media writing guide for PR people.The media use one per cent of the material PR people send them. What can we do to increase the hit-rate of the stories we write on behalf of our clients or employers?We need to know exactly what the media want and what they don't want.We should be able to write material according to the rules and conventions which the media themselves observe.We ought to know how to compose, present and lay out stories in a manner which saves the media time and earns their approval.We can enhance our pick-up if we know how to produce good media photography, video and infographics.We must know how to pitch a story professionally.This Guide is an A to Z of media writing for anyone working in PR who wants to get better results.

  • Mediated Communication / edited by Philip M. Napoli
    P 91.3 M3914 2018eb

    Media scholarship has responded to a rapidly evolving media environment that has challenged existing theories and methods while also giving rise to new theoretical and methodological approaches. This volume explores the state of contemporary media research. Focusing on Intellectual Foundations, Theoretical Perspectives, Methodological Approaches, Context, and Contemporary Issues, this volume is a valuable resource for media scholars and students.


  • The language of touch : philosophical examinations in linguistics and haptic studies / edited by Mirt Komel
    P 107 L35977 2019eb
    Offering an in-depth analysis of the relationship between touch and language through the history of philosophy, this book revitalizes the field of haptic studies, providing new insights into the philosophy of language and ontological nature of touch. The Language of Touch draws together an international team of linguists, anthropologists, and philosophers to demonstrate from a variety of disciplinary perspectives that the experience of touch is inextricable from the structure of language. Examining the intersections between phenomenology of touch and poststructural linguistics, this work draws upon figures such as Marx, Merleau-Ponty, Nancy, Derrida, and Lacan to question both how language structures touch and how touch structures language.

  • New media archaeologies / edited by Ben Roberts and Mark Goodall
    P 96 T42 N49 2019eb

  • The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict
    P129

  • Linguistic Legitimacy and Social Justice / Timothy Reagan
    P40.3 .R43 2019eb

  • Contacts and contrasts in cultures and languages / editor, Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk
    P35

  • Further advances in pragmatics and philosophy. Alessandro Capone, Marco Carapezza, Franco Lo Piparo, editors
    P99.4.P72

  • East Asian transwar popular culture : literature and film from Taiwan and Korea / editors, Pei-yin Lin and Su Yun Kim
    P94.65.T28

  • Trilingual education in Hong Kong primary schools / Lixun Wang and Andy Kirkpatri
    P115.2

  • Communications and mobility : the migrant, the mobile phone, and the container box / David Morley
    P 96 T42 M67 2017eb

    Communications and Mobility is a unique, interdisciplinary look at mobility, territory, communication, and transport in the 21st century with extended case studies of three icons of this era: the mobile phone, the migrant, and the container box.

    Urges scholars in media and communication to return to broader conceptions of the field that include mobility of all kinds--information, people, and commodities Embraces perspectives from media studies, science and technology studies, sociology, media anthropology, and cultural geography Discusses ideas of virtual and embodied mobility, network geographies, de-territorialization, sedentarism, nomadology, connectivity, containment, and exclusion Integrates the often-neglected transport studies into contemporary communication studies and theories of globalization

  • The media in Arab countries : from development theories to cooperation policies / Tourya Guaaybess
    P 92 A65 G83 2019eb

    In early research work on international communication, the countries of North Africa and the Middle East were seen as part of the "Third World", and the media had to be at the service of development. However, this situation is changing due to the transnationalization and liberalization of the media. Indeed, since the 1990s, the entry of the South - and Arab countries in this case - into the "information society" has become the dominant creed, although the vision is still globalizing and marked by stereotypes.

    Representations of these societies are closely associated with international relations and geopolitics, characterized by tensions and conflicts. However, a force has come to disrupt the traditional rules of the game: Arab audiences. Digital media, the dissemination of which has been enabled by the implementation of the "information society", empowers them to participate fully in a media confluence. This liberation from the discourse has two major consequences: the media and journalism sector has become more strategic than ever, and action toward development must be reinvented.


  • Twelve lectures on multilingualism / edited by David Singleton and Larissa Aronin
    P 115 T94 2019

    This major new textbook offers an accessible introduction to many of the most interesting areas in the study of multilingualism. It consists of twelve lectures, written by leading researchers, each dedicated to a particular topic of importance. Each lecture offers a state-of-the-art, authoritative review of a subdiscipline of the field. The volume sheds light on the ways in which the use and acquisition of languages are changing, providing new insights into the nature of contemporary multilingualism. It will be of interest both to undergraduate and postgraduate students working in linguistics-related disciplines and students in associated social sciences.


  • The companion to language assessment / edited by Antony John Kunnan
    P 53.4 C58 2014eb
    A state-of-the-art reference work exploring the crucial topics for practitioners and scholars of language teaching and assessment, their impact on language learners, and specific approaches to assessment employed around the world Includes 140 thematically-organized chapters exploring the contexts where assessment occurs, including learners and their abilities; developmental tools and approaches to assessment; and qualitative and quantitative interdisciplinary approaches to evaluation and language assessment in 35 languages Brings together an international team of scholars under the editorship of Antony John Kunnan, one of the foremost scholars in this field Combines the leading voices and cutting-edge research in a reference work spanning the fields of language teaching and learning, language policy and planning, testing and evaluation, and education

    4 Volumes

    www.companiontolanguageassessment.com


  • The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication / editors in Chief: Charles R. Berger, Michael E. Roloff ; Associate Editors: John Caughlin, James Price Dillard, Denise Solomon, Steve Wilson
    P 94.7 I55 2016eb
    The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication presents a comprehensive overview of the theories, concepts and processes that interpersonal communication researchers use to explain a wide variety of social interaction phenomena.

    Over 270 entries explore: interpersonal conflict, negotiation, relationship development, interactional adaptation, social influence, and, communication in the workplace, at school and within family life Encompasses both theory and practice, bringing together the fascinating and groundbreaking research from the field, from the first generation of interpersonal communication scholars to the very latest developments Part of The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication series, published in conjunction with the International Communication Association

  • Quality in translation proceedings. Edited by E. Cary [and] R.W. Jumpelt
    P 306 A1I57 1959

  • Rhythm and meter / edited by Paul Kiparsky, Gilbert Youmans
    P 311 R47 1988

  • Language, cognitive deficits, and retardation / edited by Neil O'Connor
    P 106 L33

  • Linguistic minorities, policies, and pluralism / edited by John Edwards
    P 119.315 L567 1984

  • Word order universals / John A. Hawkins
    P 295 H34 1983

  • Post-O-level studies in modern languages / edited and with an introd. by C.V. Russell
    P51
    Post-O-level Studies in Modern Languages is a 14-chapter book that begins with an explanation of the changing structure of the sixth-form curriculum and the outlining of a model curriculum based on five areas of experience: communication; sociological and cultural aspects; mathematics; scientific education; and aesthetic experience.
    The book also discusses the transition from O-level to advanced studies; the study of literature in the A-level curriculum; and the French and literary studies in the sixth-form curriculum. Other chapters tackle the A-level examination syllabus, as well as some problems and suggestions in integrated language studies. Modern languages in industry and commerce, role of the language laboratory in post-O-level studies, and modern language tests in the United States are also explained.

  • Montague grammar / edited by Barbara H. Partee
    P158 .M6
    Montague Grammar is a collection of papers that discusses Richard Montague's work on the syntax and semantics of natural languages. The papers examine the applications of Montague's theory to problems of syntax and semantics, and compares Montague's approach to other theories of language. One paper describes the features in Montague's "The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English" (PTQ), namely, the grammatical categories and lexicon, the rules most similar to CF-rules, and the treatment of quantification. Another paper presents mechanisms to Montague's grammatical framework which will allow a variety of English constructions--especially those involving sentence embedding. The paper discusses syntactic rules, such as noun phrases, verb phrases, subject-predicate sentences, variable binding, abstracts, verbs taking infinitive complements, the copula, participles. One paper describes a fragment of English that is a variation and extension of the fragment presented in Montague. It also analyses adjectival phrases, three-place and other kinds of verbs, the passive voice, reflexive pronouns, and sentences using the dummy subject "it." Another paper proposes rules, syntactics, and semantics for use in nonrestrictive clauses in a Montague grammar. One paper analyzes factives, their semantic and syntactic properties using the work of Kiparsky and Kiparsky (1971). Montague's "Universal Grammar" (UG) invokes expositions of Montague syntax, Cooper syntax, theorems on conversion process, semantic interpretation, semantic equivalence of the two systems, and interpretive semantics. The collection is intended for readers of Montague, as well as for linguists, philosophers, and students of language.

  • Language : social psychological perspectives : selected papers from the first International Conference on Social Psychology and Language held at the University of Bristol, England, July 1979 / edited by Howard Giles, W. Peter Robinson, and Philip M. Smith
    P 37 I53 1979

  • Linguistic theory in America / Frederick J. Newmeyer
    P 158 N4 1986eb
    Linguistic Theory in America

  • Child phonology / edited by Grace H. Yeni-Komshian, James F. Kavanagh, Charles A. Ferguson
    P 118 C46

  • Current issues in mathematical linguistics / edited by Carlos Martín-Vide
    P 138 C87 1994
    This volume contains topics of current interest in the mathematical analysis of natural language. It covers: analytical algebraic models; models from the theory of formal grammars and automata; model-theoretic concepts in semantics or pragmatics; and applications of computer linguistics.

  • Nasals, nasalization, and the velum / edited by Marie K. Huffman, Rena A. Krakow
    P 237 N37 1993
    Although nasalization has been discussed in the context of more general aspects of linguistics in other books, this text focuses solely on nasalization. This volume features articles discussing all aspects of nasalization, including physiology, perception, aerodynamics, acoustics, phonetic and phonological representations, research methodology and instrumentation. Each chapter examines important research advances achieved within the last ten years and closes with a detailed discussion of the current research.

  • Studies in lexical phonology / edited by Sharon Hargus, Ellen M. Kaisse
    P 217.62 L49 1993
    Lexical Phonology, written by leading researchers in the field, provides an overarching theoretical structure for the relationship between lexical phonology and historical linguistics. Through a compilation of 15 articles, the text covers the major opinions and controversies among the various researchers, and investigates the interaction of phonology and morphology in linguistics. This comprehensive and insightful text will be of great value to students and researchers alike.

  • Concise history of the language sciences : from the Sumerians to the cognitivists / edited by E.F.K. Koerner and R.E. Asher
    P 121 C585 1995
    This book presents in a single volume a comprehensive history of the language sciences, from ancient times through to the twentieth century. While there has been a concentration on those traditions that have the greatest international relevance, a particular effort has been made to go beyond traditional Eurocentric accounts, and to cover a broad geographical spread. For the twentieth century a section has been devoted to the various trends, schools, and theoretical framework developed in Europe, North America and Australasia over the past seventy years. There has also been a concentration on those approaches in linguistic theory which can be expected to have some direct relevance to work being done at the beginning of the twenty-first century or those of which a knowledge is needed for the full understanding of the history of linguistic sciences through the last half of this century. The last section of this book reviews the applications of some of these findings. Based on the foundation provided by the award winning Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics this volume provides an excellent focal point of reference for anyone interested in the history of the language sciences.

  • On understanding grammar / Talmy Givón
    P 151 G5 1979
    On Understanding Grammar covers the interdependencies among the various aspects of linguistics and the human language. This eight-chapter text considers some pertinent topics in linguistics, such as discourse-pragmatics, diachronic syntax, topology, creology, method, and ontology.

    Chapter 1 describes the notions of fact, theory, and explanation, particularly about how these notions manifest themselves in actual practice. Chapter 2 redefines syntax in terms of communicative function and discourse-pragmatics, and about the relation between the function of grammatical devices and their formal properties. Chapter 3 deals with discourse-pragmatics and how it transcends the narrow bounds of deductive logic, as well as the function and ontology of negation in language, and how those relate to the fundamental information-theoretic principle of figure versus ground. Chapter 4 explores the two major aspects of case systems, namely, the semantic role and pragmatic function, and how the two interact in determining the typological characteristics of grammars. Chapter 5 examines the relation between discourse and syntax based on diachronic, ontogenetic, phylogenetic viewpoints. Chapter 6 tackles the relation between synchronic grammar and diachronic change, while Chapter 7 describes the relationship between human language and its phylogenetic evolution. Chapter 8 is about language and ontology, as well as the relation between cognition and the universe.

    This book will prove useful to linguistics and language researchers.

  • Dialect and language variation / edited by Harold B. Allen, Michael D. Linn
    P 367 D48 1986eb
    This anthology emphasizes dialects of American English and language variation in America. The editors present original essays by today's leading investigators, including articles by some of Europe's best dialectologists, obtained expressly for this work.

    Important topics featured in Dialect and Language Variation include:**Dialect theories: linguistic geography, structural and generative dialectology, and language variation.**The nature of social dialects and language variation, with attention to women's speech.**Overview of regional dialects and area studies.**The nature and study of the relationship between ethnicity and dialects, including Black, Italian, Irish, Chicano, and Jewish ethnic groups.**The application of dialect studies to education.**Of special interest to dialectologists, sociolinguists, and English language educators and specialists, this work provides original insight into**a general background and history of dialect theory**an overview of regional geography and area studies**the principles of social dialects and language variation from several perspectives**an exploration of the relationship between ethnicity and dialects o explanations of the relationship between historical and language change**a section on how dialects and language variation can contribute to effective language instruction.

  • Cognitive development and the acquisition of language edited by Timothy E. Moore
    P 136 C6

  • Troisième cours de linguistique générale (1910-1911) : d'après les cahiers d'Emile Constantin = Saussure's third course of lectures on general linguistics (1910-1911) : from the notebooks of Emile Constantin / F. de Saussure ; French text edited by Eisuke Komatsu ; English translation by Roy Harris
    P 121 S368213 1993
    The notes taken by Saussure's student Emile Constantin were not available to the editors of the published Cours de Linguistique Generale (1916), and came to light only after World War II. They have never been published in their entirety. full record, is generally considered to represent a more advanced version of Saussure's teaching than the earlier two. It is clear that Constantin's notebooks offer a text which differs in a number of significant respects from the Cours published by Saussure's original editors, and bring forward ideas which do not emerge in the 1916 publication. They constitute unique evidence concerning the final stages of Saussure's thinking about language. English translation of the text. There has been no attempt made by Komatsu and Harris to turn the English into readable prose. Constantin's notes, even as revised by their author, retain the infelicities, repetitions, abruptness - occasionally incoherences - that betray the circumstances of their origin. scholars and libraries specializing in the subject. It should be of interest to scholars, historians and linguists interested in the history of modern linguistics.

  • Ten years of translation : proceedings of the fourth congress of the International Federation of Translators (FIT), Dubrovnik 1963, held in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the Federation = Dix années de traduction / ed. by I.J. Citroen
    P306.A1

  • Genie : a psycholinguistic study of a modern-day "wild child" / Susan Curtiss
    P 118 C8 1976

  • The discourse of negotiation : studies of language in the workplace / edited by Alan Firth
    P 94.7 D57 1995
    Hardbound. The study of negotiation has attracted considerable scholarly attention in recent decades, yet rarely have discourse analysts applied their particular concerns and interests to the phenomenon. Although a fundamental characteristic of negotiation is linguistic action, the detailed study of negotiation as a communicative, discourse activity is in its infancy. In the first collection of its kind, Alan Firth has brought together 14 original studies of negotiation discourse.Drawing on insights and methodologies from discourse and conversation analysis, pragmatics, ethnography and ethnomethodology, the book examines negotiations in a wide range of workplaces, including the US Federal Trade Commission, management-union meetings, doctors' surgeries, travel agencies, international trading houses in Denmark, Belgium and Australia, Swedish social welfare offices, and consumer helplines. Collectively, the book explores the notion of negotiation both as

  • Advances in the teaching of modern languages. edited by G. Mathieu
    P51
    Advances in the Teaching of Modern Languages is a compilation of essays that addresses such issues as the development made in using machines as instructors in language education. A section also highlights the effectiveness of machines in teaching humans a certain language. Essay such as Oklahoma Revisited features the experimental teaching machine named the AVID.
    The book also contains essays that expound on the necessity of retaining human instructors in the language department. A section discusses the importance of training the foreign language teachers. Methods that improve the ability of the teachers to effectively teach the students are enumerated. Aspects of the language such as phonetics, phonology, graphemes, lexical variation drills, and audio- lingual techniques are covered.
    The text will be a useful learning tool for primary and secondary instructors who teach English and other foreign languages. The book will also benefit researchers and professionals in the field of language education.

  • Topics in phonological theory / Michael Kenstowicz, Charles Kisseberth
    P217

  • Linguistics and philosophy : the controversial interface / edited by Rom Harré and Roy Harris
    P 121 L56 1993
    Hardbound. As hopes that generative linguistics might solve philosophical problems about the mind give way to disillusionment, old problems concerning the relationship between linguistics and philosophy survive unresolved. This collection surveys the historical engagement between the two, and opens up avenues for further reflection. In Part 1 two contrasting views are presented of the interface nowadays called 'philosophy of linguistics'. Part 2 gives a detailed historical survey of the engagement of analytic philosophy with linguistic problems during the present century, and sees the imposition by philosophers of an 'exploratory' model of thinking as a major challenge to the discipline of linguistics. Part 3 poses the problem of whether linguistics is dedicated to describing independently existing linguistic structures or to imposing its own structures on linguistic phenomena. In Part 4 Harris points out some similarities in the way an eminent lingui

  • Tone : a linguistic survey / edited by Victoria A. Fromkin
    P 223 T6 1978eb
    Tone: A Linguistic Survey is a nine-chapter text that considers the phonetics and phonology of tone from both a synchronic and a diachronic point of view.

    The first chapters deal with the physiological and perceptual correlations of tone. These chapters also describe the interactions of tonal and nontonal features. The succeeding chapters provide the phonetic basis for phonological tonal phenomena. These topics are followed by discussions of the physical and physiological aspects of tone, the number of possible contrastive tones in a language, and a suprasegmental representation of tones based on linguistic evidence. This text also summarizes the kinds of tone rules found in languages and the important syntactic function played by tone in a number of the world's languages, particularly those in Africa. The final chapters look into the general and specific principles that constrain historical tone change.

    This book will prove useful to students with phonology course.

  • Generative phonology : description and theory / Michael Kenstowicz, Charles Kisseberth
    P217
    This volume explains the generative approach to phonological analysis and theory through a rigorous examination of data from a diverse sample of languages. It will give students the theoretical background necessary to read the phonological literature critically, and the analytical tools required for describing phonological structure.

  • Sociolinguistic metatheory / Esther Figueroa
    P 40 F54 1994
    Linguistics is a discipline with ever expanding boundaries and interests. Despite the narrow definition of linguistics which dominates academia, sub-fields continue to flourish and ways of doing linguistics continue to expand. As ways to do linguistics increase, and as approaches to linguistics accumulate over time, it becomes increasingly necessary for students of linguistics to have ways of understanding and comparing developments in linguistics. Sociolinguistic Metatheory is a book which explains foundational developments in linguistics by taking the past three decades of developments in sociolinguistics and relating them to contemporaneous developments in received linguistics. Sociolinguistic Metatheory takes the reader through the basic philosophical questions which drive linguistic research. It looks in detail at three models of sociolinguistics - Dell Hymes and the Ethnography of Communication, William Labov and Sociolinguistic Realism, and John Gumperz and Interactional Sociolinguistics - and focuses on such questions as: Where is language located? How is an utterance-based approach to linguistics different from a sentence-based approach? How do metatheoretical paradigm assumptions such as realism or relativism affect the development of linguistic theory? What interesting developments in linguistic theory and analysis have sociolinguistics provided?

  • The Special status of coronals : internal and external evidence / edited by Carole Paradis, Jean-François Prunet ; with a foreword by Michael Kenstowicz
    P 235 S6 1991

  • Sociocultural dimensions of language change / edited by Ben G. Blount, Mary Sanches
    P142
    Sociocultural Dimensions of Language Change focuses on the influence of sociocultural terms on the forms of languages.

    The selection first underscores the sociocultural dimensions of language change and language evolution and speech style. Discussions focus on the relation of speech style and language evolution, linguistic evidence of language evolution, autonomy of code and style, language contact phenomena, and extension of the concept of language. The book then takes a look at speech and social prestige in the Belizian speech community; Japanese numeral classifiers; and speculations on the growth of ethnobotanical nomenclature. Topics include appearance of varietal names, differentiation and formation of specific names, six universal categories of ethnobotanical nomenclature, salience of speech, and prestige, social success, and language.

    The publication elaborates on color categorization in West Futunese; creolization and syntactic change in New Guinea Tok Pisin; relexification processes in Philippine Creole Spanish; and the historical and sociocultural aspects of the distribution of linguistic variants in highland Chiapas, Mexico.

    The selection is a valuable source of data for language experts and researchers interested in the sociocultural dimensions of language change.

  • Foreign language learning, today and tomorrow : essays in honor of Emma M. Birkmaier / edited By Jermaine D. Arendt, Dale L. Lange, Pamela J. Myers
    P 57 U7F65 1979

  • Foundations of language development : a multidisciplinary approach / Eric H. Lenneberg, Elizabeth Lenneberg, editors
    P 118 F6

  • Language processing in social context / edited by Rainer Dietrich, Carl F. Graumann
    P 37 L367 1989
    The book presents an interdisciplinary analysis of social, cognitive, situational and contextual aspects of language and language processing by first and second language speakers. Linguists and psychologists formulate theoretical models and empirical analyses of the influence of such factors on various levels of language processing. These relate specifically to syntactic and semantic parsing, lexical selection, and text production. The issue of hearer orientation'' in language use lies at the forefront of interest in this anthology and is tackled from such different fields as linguistics, text linguistics, formal semantics, social psychology, psychology of language, artificial intelligence, and second language acquisition.

  • Phonetics : transcription, production, acoustics, and perception / Henning Reetz and Allard Jongman
    P 221 R37 2009
    Companion website, featuring additional resources such as sound files, can be found here: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/phonetics/

    Providing a comprehensive overview of the four primary areas of phonetics, Phonetics: Transcription, Production, Acoustics, and Perception is an ideal guide to the complete study of speech and sound.

    An accessible but in-depth introductory textbook on the basic concepts of phonetics
    Covers all four areas of phonetics: transcription, production, acoustics, and perception
    Offers uniquely thorough coverage of related relevant areas, including vocal fold vibration and the working of the ear, creating an engagingly flexible work for instructors
    Includes chapter-by-chapter exercises, enabling students to put their knowledge into practice
    Written in a clear and concise style by two of the field?s leading scholars

  • States of terror : history, theory, literature / David Simpson
    P 324.5 S56 2019
    How have we come to depend so greatly on the words terror and terrorism to describe broad categories of violence? David Simpson offers here a philology of terror, tracking the concept's long, complicated history across literature, philosophy, political science, and theology--from Plato to NATO.

    Introducing the concept of the "fear-terror cluster," Simpson is able to capture the wide range of terms that we have used to express extreme emotional states over the centuries--from anxiety, awe, and concern to dread, fear, and horror. He shows that the choices we make among such words to describe shades of feeling have seriously shaped the attribution of motives, causes, and effects of the word "terror" today, particularly when violence is deployed by or against the state. At a time when terror-talk is widely and damagingly exploited by politicians and the media, this book unpacks the slippery rhetoric of terror and will prove a vital resource across humanistic and social sciences disciplines.

  • Language, culture, and communication : the meaning of messages / Nancy Bonvillain
    P 35 B6 2020
    Language, Culture and Communication, Eight Edition, introduces students to the topics and theories of the board field of linguistic anthropology by examining the multifaceted meanings and uses of language. It emphasizes the ways in which language encapsulates speakers' meanings and intentions. Through language structure and language use, speakers convey messages about their own identities, their understandings of the world and their place in it. The book includes discussion of cultural and symbolic meanings conveyed by language and the social and political dimensions of language use. By using data, this book documents both similarities and differences in human language. New to this Edition: Introduction of the theme of intersectionalities, and the theme of discourse and texts Chapter 3: expansion of discussion on the re-examination of linguistic relativity. Chapter 5: expansion of discussion of how social stratification and racial differences can influence the way politeness is interpreted and the contextual expression of politeness. Chapter 6: oNew section on digital telephone technologies and innovative literacy practices using cell phones. oNew section on use of social media platforms with national and international statistics and practices. oExpansion of Deaf communities and controversy over cochlear implants. Chapter 8: New section on the inclusions and exclusions of Moroccan immigrant children in Spain through communicative interactions and norms. Chapter 9: oExpansion of section on race. oNew section on the covert expression of racist meanings. Chapter 10: oNew section on gendered speech in Lakhota oNew section on men's and women's speech in Yanyuwa, Australia oNew section on conversational style and the gendering of work places oNew section on language and sexuality Chapter 11: oUpdates on the distribution of languages worldwide oNew section on the development of the "American standard." Chapter 12: oExpansion of discussion of language and nation building. oExpansion of discussion of language shift and language revitalization programs. Chapter 13: expansion of social ideologies and prejudices expressed in public media.

  • Critical distance in documentary media / editors, Gerda Cammaer, Blake Fitzpatrick and Bruno Lessard
    P 96 D62 C75 2018eb

  • Sites of translation : what multilinguals can teach us about digital writing and rhetoric / Laura Gonzales
    P 306 G64 2018

    Winner of the 2016 Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative Book Prize

    Sites of Translation illustrates the intricate rhetorical work that multilingual communicators engage in as they translate information for their communities. Blending ethnographic and empirical methods from multiple disciplines, Laura Gonzales provides methodological examples of how linguistic diversity can be studied in practice, both in and outside the classroom, and provides insights into the rhetorical labor that is often unacknowledged and made invisible in multilingual communication. Sites of Translation is relevant to researchers and teachers of writing as well as technology designers interested in creating systems, pedagogies, and platforms that will be more accessible and useful to multilingual audiences. Gonzales presents multilingual communication as intellectual labor that should be further valued in both academic and professional spaces, and supported by multilingual technologies and pedagogies that center the expertise of linguistically diverse communicators.


  • The Routledge handbook of translation and philosophy / edited by Piers Rawling and Philip Wilson
    P 306.2 R68 2019

    The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Philosophy presents the first comprehensive, state of the art overview of the complex relationship between the field of translation studies and the study of philosophy. The book is divided into four sections covering discussions of canonical philosophers, central themes in translation studies from a philosophical perspective, case studies of how philosophy has been translated and illustrations of new developments. With twenty-nine chapters written by international specialists in translation studies and philosophy, it represents a major survey of two fields that have only recently begun to enter into dialogue. The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Philosophy is a pioneering resource for students and scholars in translation studies and philosophy alike.


  • Grammatical approaches to language processing : essays in honor of Lyn Frazier
    P37

  • Complexity applications in language and communication sciences / editors, Àngels Massip-Bonet, Gemma Bel-Enguix, Albert Bastardas-Boada
    P40

  • Substantive bias and natural classes : an empirical approach / Yu-Leng Lin
    P217.3

  • New perspectives on aspect and modality in Chinese historical linguistics / Barbara Meisterernst, editor
    P140 .N49 2019eb

  • Gameful second and foreign Language teaching and learning : theory, research, and practice / Jonathon Reinhardt
    P118.2

  • A critical introduction to language evolution : current controversies and future prospects / Ljiljana Progovac
    P142 .P76 2019eb

  • Inference in Argumentation : A Topics-Based Approach to Argument Schemes
    P101

  • Linguistic decision making : numerical scale model and consistency-driven methodology / Yucheng Dong, Jiuping Xu
    P138 .D66 2019eb

  • Language Ideology and Order in Rising China = Zhongguo jue qi zhong de yu yan yi shi xing tai yu zhi xu / Minglang Zhou
    P119.32.C6

  • The Palgrave Handbook of minority languages and communities / Gabrielle Hogan-Brun, Bernadette O'Rourke, editors
    P119.315
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