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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.


  • Journalistic Stance in Chinese and Australian Hard News by Changpeng Huan
    P128.C68

  • Feminist Approaches to Media Theory and Research / Dustin Harp, Jaime Loke, Ingrid Bachmann, editors
    P91.3

  • Current Research in Bilingualism and Bilingual Education / Piotr Romanowski, Małgorzata Jedynak, editors
    P115

  • Problem-based Language Learning and Teaching : An Innovative Approach to Learn a New Language / Loghman Ansarian, Teoh Mei Lin
    P51

  • Bilingualism and Cognitive Control
    P115

  • Language and literature in a glocal world / Sandhya Rao Mehta
    P121

  • Boundaires crossed, at the interfaces of morphosyntax, phonology, pragmatics and semantics Huba Bartos, Marcel den Dikken, Zoltán Bánréti, Tamás Váradi, editors
    P158

  • Screen society
    P94.6

  • Spreading activation, lexical priming and the semantic web : early psycholinguistic theories, corpus linguistics and AI applications / Michael Pace-Sigge
    P37.5.D37

  • Researching and teaching second language speech acts in the Chinese context / Cynthia Lee
    P118.2

  • Storytelling industries : narrative production in the 21st century / Anthony N. Smith
    P96.N35

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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
    Ce recueil de portraits nous fait p#65533;n#65533;trer dans l'intimit#65533; de dix traducteurs qui appartiennent #65533; diverse #65533;poques : XVIe, XVIIIe, XIXe et XXe si#65533;cles. Les textes traduits vont de l'article de presse aux Saintes #65533;critures, en passant par la trag#65533;die grecque, le roman, la po#65533;sie, le conte, le #65533; polar #65533; et les trait#65533;s de droit. R#65533;introduisant la subjectivit#65533; dans le discours sur la traduction, ces portraits contribuent au n#65533;cessaire recentrement de l'attention sur la personne de traducteur. Lorsqu'il a entrepris telle ou telle traduction, quelle #65533;tait sa vis#65533;e r#65533;elle ? S'est-il pli#65533; docilement aux contraintes inh#65533;rentes #65533; cet exercice de r#65533;#65533;nonciation interlinguistique et interculturelle ? A-t-il transgress#65533; certaines de ces contraintes ? O#65533; a-t-il travaill#65533; ? #65533; quelle #65533;poque ? Pour qui ? #65533; quelle fin ? Dans quelles circonstances ? Quels facteurs externes ont pu infl#65533;chir sa mani#65533;re de traduire, l'amener #65533; modifier le texte original, voire #65533; s'autocensurer ? Autant de questions dont il faut chercher les r#65533;ponses en dehors des textes traduits.

  • Sincerity in Medieval English Language and Literature
    P140

  • The Language of Protest : Acts of Performance, Identity, and Legitimacy / by Mary Lynne Gasaway Hill
    P302

  • The Construction of Words : Advances in Construction Morphology / edited by Geert Booij
    P241-P259

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

  • From biology to linguistics : the definition of arthron in Aristotle's Poetics / Patrizia Laspia
    P107

  • Queering masculinities in language and culture / edited by Paul Baker and Giuseppe Balirano
    P120.S48

  • Brexit, language policy and linguistic diversity / Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost, Matteo Bonotti
    P119.32.E85

  • Data Activism and Social Change
    P87

  • Media representations of the cultural other in Turkey
    P92.T9

  • Black/Africana Communication Theory edited by Kehbuma Langmia
    P94.5.A37

  • MEDIA REFORMS AND DEMOCRATIZATION IN EMERGING DEMOCRACIES OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
    P 95.82 A357 A37 2018eb

  • Language policy and language acquisition planning Maarja Siiner, Francis M. Hult, Tanja Kupisch, editors
    P119.3

  • Portraits of Everyday Literacy for Social Justice : Reframing the Debate for Families and Communities / Susan Jones
    P40.5.L58

  • Reception studies and audiovisual translation / edited by Elena Di Giovanni, Yves Gambier
    P 306.93 R43 2018eb
    The coming of age of audiovisual translation studies has brought about a much-needed surge of studies focusing on the audience, their comprehension, appreciation or rejection of what reaches them through the medium of translation. Although complex to perform, studies on the reception of translated audiovisual texts offer a uniquely thorough picture of the life and afterlife of these texts. This volume provides a detailed and comprehensive overview of reception studies related to audiovisual translation and accessibility, from a diachronic and synchronic perspective. Focusing on all audiovisual translation techniques and encompassing theoretical and methodological approaches from translation, media and film studies, it aims to become a reference for students and scholars across these fields.

  • Semiotics : the basics / Daniel Chandler
    P 99 C463 2002
    Using jargon-free language and lively, up-to-date examples, Semiotics: The Basicsdemystifies this highly interdisciplinary subject. Along the way, the reader will find out:
    * what is a sign?
    * which codes do we take for granted?
    * what is a text?
    * how can semiotics be used in textual analysis?
    * who were Saussure, Peirce, Barthes and Jakobson - and why are they important?
    Features include a glossary of key terms and realistic suggestions for further reading. There is also a highly-developed and long-established online version of the book at: www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/S4B

  • Transforming indigeneity : urbanization and language revitalization in the Brazilian Amazon / Sarah Shulist
    P 40.5 L3572 B73 2017

    Transforming Indigeneity is an examination of the role that language revitalization efforts play in cultural politics in the small city of São Gabriel da Cachoeira, located in the Brazilian Amazon. Sarah Shulist concentrates on how debates, discussions, and practices aimed at providing support for the Indigenous languages of the region shed light on both global issues of language revitalization and on the meaning of Indigeneity in contemporary Brazil.

    With 19 Indigenous languages still spoken today, São Gabriel is characterized by a high proportion of Indigenous people and an extraordinary amount of linguistic diversity. Shulist investigates what it means to be Indigenous in this setting of urbanization, multilingualism, and state intervention, and how that relates to the use and transmission of Indigenous languages. Drawing on perspectives from Indigenous and non-Indigenous political leaders, educators, students, and state agents, and by examining the experiences of urban populations, Transforming Indigeneity provides insight on the revitalization of Amazonian Indigenous languages amidst large social change.


  • Computational Linguistics 15th International Conference of the Pacific Association for Computational Linguistics, PACLING 2017, Yangon, Myanmar, August 16–18, 2017, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Kôiti Hasida, Win Pa Pa
    P98

  • Argumentation and Language — Linguistic, Cognitive and Discursive Explorations edited by Steve Oswald, Thierry Herman, Jérôme Jacquin
    P129

  • Translation strategies in global news : what Sarkozy said in the suburbs / Claire Scammell
    P306.2

  • African youth languages : new media, performing arts and sociolinguistic development / Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Fridah Kanana Erastus, editor
    P120.Y68

  • Education, translation and global market pressures : curriculum design in China and the UK / Wan Hu
    P306.5

  • Palgrave handbook of media and communication research in Africa Bruce Mutsvairo, editor
    P 91 A35 P35 2018eb

  • The Circulation of Anti-Austerity Protest by Bart Cammaerts
    P87

  • Perspectives on the architecture and acquisition of syntax : essays in Honor of R. Amritavalli / Gautam Sengupta, Shruti Sircar, Madhavi Gayathri Raman, Balusu Rahul, editors
    P291

  • The concept of conversation : from Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's conversation / David Randall
    P 95.45 R36 2018
    In the classical period, conversation referred to real conversations, conducted in the leisure time of noble men, and concerned with indefinite philosophical topics. Christianity inflected conversation with universal aspirations during the medieval centuries and the ars dictaminis, the art of letter writing, increased the importance of this written analogue of conversation. The Renaissance humanists from Petrarch onward further transformed conversation, and its genre analogues of dialogue and letter, by transforming it into a metaphor of increasing scope. This expanded realm of humanist conversation bifurcated in Renaissance and early modern Europe. The Concept of Conversation traces the way the rise of conversation spread out from the history of rhetoric to include the histories of friendship, the court and the salon, the Republic of Letters, periodical press and women. It revises J#65533;rgen Habermas' history of the emergence of the rational speech of the public sphere as the history of the emergence of rational conversation and puts the emergence of women's speech at the centre of the intellectual history of early modern Europe.

  • Translating as a purposeful activity : functionalist approaches explained / Christiane Nord
    P 306 N593 2018

    This bestselling text is a comprehensive overview of functionalist approaches to translation in English. Christiane Nord, one of the leading figures in translation studies, explains the complexities of theories and terms in simple language with numerous examples. Covering how the theories developed, illustrations of the main ideas, and specific applications to translator training, literary translation, interpreting and ethics, Translating as a Purposeful Activity concludes with a concise review of both criticisms and perspectives for the future. Now with a Foreword by Georges Bastinand a new chapter covering the recent developments and elaborations of the theory, this is an essential text for students of translation studies and for translator training.


  • Image operations : visual media and political conflict / edited by Jens Eder and Charlotte Klonk
    P 95.8 I33 2017eb
    A powerful book that provides new interdisciplinary perspective on the functions of still and moving images in political conflict.

  • Guerrilla networks : an anarchaeology of 1970s radical media ecologies / Michael Goddard
    P 96 R32 G63 2018
    The radical youth movements of the 1960s and '70s gave rise to both militant political groups ranging from urban guerrilla groups to autonomist counterculture, as well as radical media, including radio, music, film, video, and television. This book is concerned with both of those tendencies considered as bifurcations of radical media ecologies in the 1970s. While some of the forms of media creativity and invention mapped here, such as militant film and video, pirate radio and guerrilla television, fit within conventional definitions of media, others, such as urban guerrilla groups and autonomous movements, do not. Nevertheless what was at stake in all these ventures was the use of available means of expression in order to produce transformative effects, and they were all in different ways responding to ideas and practices of guerrilla struggle and specifically of guerrilla media. This book examines these radical media ecologies as guerrilla networks, emphasising the proximity and inseparability of radical media and political practices.'Michael Goddard is the consummate intellectual crate digger. Here he unearths some secret seventies classics that will blow your mind, maybe blow up some buildings, and definitely blow the dust from any settled notion of media.' - Professor Matthew Fuller, Goldsmiths, University of London'Michael Goddard's original excursions through guerrilla media ecologies in radio, film, music, video, and television animate unexpected encounters with the tactics of urban guerrilla cells in the 1970s. Drawing from Deleuze and Guattari, Goddard emphasises the minor knowledges and practices of guerrilla media experiments concerned with striking blows to dominant communication circuits. Guerrilla Networks is a perceptive and provocative book that plots its own tactical itinerary of movements through and between breathtakingly rich socio-technical contexts to find resonance in some contemporary iterations of activism, art, and hacking.' - Dr. Kimberly Mair, Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge, author of Guerrilla Aesthetics: Art, Memory, and the Urban Guerrilla (2016)'Goddard's subject is the subversion or take-over of the media as a post-1968 project: a new underground of critique and provocation that, in this reading, tracked, infiltrated and interrogated the ways in which 1970s capitalism reasserted psychic control over its unwitting subjects. Guerrilla Networks, with a methodological scope and nuance vastly in advance of the field, recovers a vital period in terms of politics and aesthetics that was both brilliant and impossible.' - Dr. Benjamin Halligan, University of Wolverhampton and author of Desires for Reality: Radicalism and Revolution in Western European Film (2016)'Michael Goddard provides an invaluable guide to a too often forgotten history of radical media practices, from Maodadaism to guerrilla television. Today in an age of the mediatization of all of life it is precisely these attempts to hijack media cultures into spaces of liberation that are more relevant to learn from than ever before.' - Dr. Stevphen Shukaitis, University of Essex and author of The Compositions of Movements to Come

  • Useful assessment and evaluation in language education / editors, John McE. Davis, John M. Norris, Margaret E. Malone, Todd H. McKay, Young-A Son
    P 53.63 G46 2016

    This volume, derived from papers presented at the 2016 GURT conference, seeks to explore research and examples of practice of assessment and evaluation in language education. The specific--and varied--ways in which assessment and evaluation are able to impact learning and teaching have become an important language education research concern, particularly as educators are increasingly called upon to implement these processes for improvement, accountability, or curricular development purposes. This volume is divided into three parts, each exploring a different element of the conversation around assessment: "Connecting assessment, learners, and learning"; "Innovating, framing, and exploring assessment in language education"; and "Validity evaluation."


  • Taken for granted : the remarkable power of the unremarkable / Eviatar Zerubavel
    P 299 M35 Z47 2018

    How the words we use--and don't use--reinforce dominant cultural norms

    Why is the term "openly gay" so widely used but "openly straight" is not? What are the unspoken assumptions behind terms like "male nurse," "working mom," and "white trash"? Offering a revealing and provocative look at the word choices we make every day without even realizing it, Taken for Granted exposes the subtly encoded ways we talk about race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social status, and more.

    In this engaging and insightful book, Eviatar Zerubavel describes how the words we use--such as when we mark "the best female basketball player" but leave her male counterpart unmarked--provide telling clues about the things many of us take for granted. By marking "women's history" or "Black History Month," we are also reinforcing the apparent normality of the history of white men. When we mark something as being special or somehow noticeable, that which goes unmarked--such as maleness, whiteness, straightness, and able-bodiedness--is assumed to be ordinary by default. Zerubavel shows how this tacit normalizing of certain identities, practices, and ideas helps to maintain their cultural dominance--including the power to dictate what others take for granted.

    A little book about a very big idea, Taken for Granted draws our attention to what we implicitly assume to be normal--and in the process unsettles the very notion of normality.


  • The elusive brain : literary experiments in the age of neuroscience / Jason Tougaw ; foreword by Joseph E. LeDoux
    P 301.5 P75 T68 2018
    Featuring a foreword by renowned neuroscientist Joseph E. LeDoux, The Elusive Brain is an illuminating, comprehensive survey of contemporary literature's engagement with neuroscience. This fascinating book explores how literature interacts with neuroscience to provide a better understanding of the brain's relationship to the self.

    Jason Tougaw surveys the work of contemporary writers--including Oliver Sacks, Temple Grandin, Richard Powers, Siri Hustvedt, and Tito Rajarshi Mukhopadhyay--analyzing the way they experiment with literary forms to frame new views of the immaterial experiences that compose a self. He argues that their work offers a necessary counterbalance to a wider cultural neuromania that seeks out purely neural explanations for human behaviors as varied as reading, economics, empathy, and racism. Building on recent scholarship, Tougaw's evenhanded account will be an original contribution to the growing field of neuroscience and literature.

  • Diasporic media beyond the diaspora : Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles / Sherry S. Yu
    P 94.5 M552 C365 2018
    Media for diasporic communities have emerged in major cities and reflect a multicultural, multiethnic, and multilingual reality. But do these media serve their respective communities exclusively, or are they available and accessible to members of greater society at large? Diasporic Media beyond the Diaspora explores structural and institutional challenges and opportunities for these media and suggests policy directions with the aim of fostering broader intercultural dialogue. Using case studies of Korean media in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Sherry Yu examines the potential of an intercultural media system for culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse societies.

  • Gender, power, and representations of Cree law / Emily Snyder
    P 94.5 I532 C3176 2018

    Drawing on the insights of Indigenous feminist legal theory, Emily Snyder examines representations of Cree law and gender in books, videos, graphic novels, educational websites, online lectures, and a video game. Although these resources promote the revitalization of Cree law and the principle of miyo-wîcêhtowin (good relations), Snyder argues that they do not capture the complexities of gendered power relations. The majority of these resources either erase women's legal authority by not mentioning them, or they diminish their agency by portraying Cree laws and gender roles in inflexible, aesthetically pleasing ways that overlook power imbalances and other forms of oppression.


  • The Routledge handbook of instructed second language acquisition / edited by Shawn Loewen and Masatoshi Sato
    P 118.2 R678 2017

    The Routledge Handbook of Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first collection of state-of-the-art papers pertaining to Instructed Second Language Acquisition (ISLA). Written by 45 world-renowned experts, the entries are full-length articles detailing pertinent issues with up-to-date references. Each chapter serves three purposes:

    (1) provide a review of current literature and discussions of cutting edge issues;

    (2) share the authors' understanding of, and approaches to, the issues; and

    (3) provide direct links between research and practice.

    In short, based on the chapters in this handbook, ISLA has attained a level of theoretical and methodological maturity that provides a solid foundation for future empirical and pedagogical discovery. This handbook is the ideal resource for researchers, graduate students, upper-level undergraduate students, teachers, and teacher-educators who are interested in second language learning and teaching.

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  • Reflections on psycholinguistic theories : raiding the inarticulate / Nigel Duffield
    P 37 D82 2018
    In a work that is part memoir, part monograph, Nigel Duffield offers a set of lyrical reflections on theories of Psycholinguistics, which is concerned with how speakers use the languages they control, as well as with how such control is acquired in the first place. Written for professionals and enthusiastic amateurs alike, this book offers a 'well-tempered' examination of the conceptual and empirical foundations of the field. In developing his ideas, the author draws on thirty years of direct professional experience of psycholinguistic theory and practice, across various sub-disciplines, including theoretical linguistics, cognitive psychology, philosophy, and philology. The author's personal experience as a language learner - more importantly, as the father of three bilingual children - also plays a crucial role in shaping the discussion. Using examples from popular literature, song, poetry, and comedy, the work examines many of the foundational questions that divide researchers from different intellectual traditions: these include the nature of 'linguistic competence', the arbitrariness of language, and the theoretical implications of variation between speakers and across languages.

  • Reference and representation in thought and language / edited by María de Ponte and Kepa Korta
    P 128 R43 R44 2017
    This volume offers novel views on the precise relation between reference to an object by means of a linguistic expression and our mental representation of that object, long a source of debate in the philosophy of language, linguistics, and cognitive science. Chapters in this volume deal withour devices for singular reference and singular representation, with most focusing on linguistic expressions that are used to refer to particular objects, persons, or places. These expressions include proper names such as Mary and John; indexicals such as I and tomorrow; demonstrative pronouns suchas this and that; and some definite and indefinite descriptions such as The Queen of England or a medical doctor. Other chapters examine the ways we represent objects in thought, particularly the first-person perspective and the self, and one explores a notion common to reference and representation:salience. The volume includes the latest views on these complex topics from some of the most prominent authors in the field and will be of interest to anyone working on issues of reference and representation in thought and language.

  • Activating the heart : storytelling, knowledge sharing, and relationship / Julia Christensen, Christopher Cox, and Lisa Szabo-Jones, editors
    P 302.7 A28 2018
    This is an exploration of storytelling as a tool for knowledge production and sharing to build new connections between people and their histories, environments, and cultural geographies. The collection pays particular attention to the significance of storytelling in Indigenous knowledge frameworks and extends into other ways of knowing in works where scholars have embraced narrative and story as a part of their research approach. In the first section, Storytelling to Understand, authors draw on both theoretical and empirical work to examine storytelling as a way of knowing. In the second section authors demonstrate the power of stories to share knowledge and convey significant lessons, as well as to engage different audiences in knowledge exchange. The third section contains three poems and a short story that engage with storytelling as a means to produce or create knowledge, particularly through explorations of relationship to place. The result is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue that yields important insights in terms of qualitative research methods, language and literacy, policy-making, humanenvironment relationships, and healing. This book is intended for scholars, artists, activists, policymakers, and practitioners who are interested in storytelling as a method for teaching, cross-cultural understanding, community engagement, and knowledge exchange.

  • Translation as citation : Zhuangzi inside out / Haun Saussy
    P 306.8 C6 S28 2017
    This volume examines translation from many different angles: it explores how translations change the languages in which they occur, how works introduced from other languages become part of the consciousness of native speakers, and what strategies translators must use to secure acceptance for foreign works.

    Haun Saussy argues that translation doesn't amount to the composition, in one language, of statements equivalent to statements previously made in another language. Rather, translation works with elements of the language and culture in which it arrives, often reconfiguring them irreversibly: it creates, with a fine disregard for precedent, loan-words, calques, forced metaphors, forged pasts, imaginary relationships, and dialogues of the dead. Creativity, in this form of writing, usually considered merely reproductive, is the subject of this book.

    The volume takes the history of translation in China, from around 150 CE to the modern period, as its source of case studies. When the first proponents of Buddhism arrived in China, creativity was forced upon them: a vocabulary adequate to their purpose had yet to be invented. A Chinese Buddhist textual corpus took shape over centuries despite the near-absence of bilingual speakers. One basis of this translating activity was the rewriting of existing Chinese philosophical texts, and especially the most exorbitant of all these, the collection of dialogues, fables, and paradoxes known as the Zhuangzi. The Zhuangzi also furnished a linguistic basis for Chinese Christianity when the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in the later part of the Ming dynasty and allowed his friends and associates to frame his teachings in the language of early Daoism. It would function as well when Xu Zhimo translated from The Flowers of Evil in the 1920s. The chance but overdetermined encounter of Zhuangzi and Baudelaire yielded a 'strange music' that retroactively echoes through two millennia of Chinese translation, outlining a new understanding of the translator's craft that cuts across the dividing lines of current theories and critiques of translation.

  • Pratiques émergentes et pensée du médium / sous la direction de Sémir Badir & François Provenzano
    P 99 P69 2017

  • Explorer un corpus textuel : méthodes, pratiques, outils / Céline Poudat, Frédéric Landragin
    P 128 C68 P68 2017

  • Learner corpus research : new perspectives and applications / edited by Vaclac Brezina and Lynne Flowerdew
    P 128 C68 L43 2018
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  • Issues in syllabus design / edited by Akram Faravani, Mitra Zeraatpishe, Maryam Azarnoosh and Hamid Reza Kargozari
    P 53 I87 2018
    The various types of syllabi and the host of related issues in the field of second language teaching and course development manifest the significance of syllabus design as one of the most controversial areas of second language pedagogy. Teachers should be familiar with different types of syllabuses and be able to critically analyze them. Issues in Syllabus Design addresses the major types of syllabuses in language course development and provides readers with the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of implementing syllabuses for use in language teaching programs. It starts with an introduction to the concept of syllabus design along with its philosophical foundations and then briefly covers the major syllabus types from a historical perspective and pedagogical significance: the grammatical, situational, skill-based, lexical, genre-based, functional notional, content, task-based, negotiated, and discourse syllabus.



  • Using corpora for language learning and teaching / Dilin Liu and Lei Lei
    P 128 C68 L58 2017
    How Can You Use Corpora in Your Classroom?

    With the increasing use of corpora in classrooms, the need to understand how to use corpora in language teaching is essential for today's teachers. Using ample concrete examples, this book offers a step-by-step hands-on introduction to the use of corpora for teaching a variety of English language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and English academic writing.

    Using Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning offers: A detailed discussion of basic essential corpus search and teaching procedures and activities Instructions on how to develop your own corpora for language instruction and research purposes Practical ideas about how to use corpora to develop teaching materials An annotated list of useful corpora and corpus tools (online) Gaining familiarity with how to use learner corpora will enable you to have a deeper understanding of your students' learning and challenges.

  • Compendium for literates : a system of writing / by Karl Gerstner ; translated by Dennis Q. Stephenson
    P 211 G413 1974
    Karl Gerstner is one of Switzerland's--and therefore the world's--best and best-known graphic and typographic designers. His high ambition in this book, first published in German in 1972, is to provide a complete and systematic taxonomy of writing, a programmed investigation into the underlying structure of script and type; Gerstner writes that his book is meant to "encompass the aspects and possibilities of the alphabet in their totality." It is this systematic and programmatic approach that sets the book apart. Most studies of typography and its larger graphic setting and context are concerned with the history of the development of writing and printing, or are collections of typographic models or typical examples, or are textbooks on layout and design. This one is organized into five sections that take up, in turn, Script and Speech--the relation between writing and language, different alphabets, reading directions (the eye follows directions and moves in a direction), sty≤ Manual Graphics or craft--materials, tools, methods, procedures, reproductive techniques; Images--letter pictures, word pictures, sentence pictures, handwriting, size, proportion, type weight, form, harmony, texture, brightness, col∨ Function--as effected through dimensioning, spacing, grouping, layout, integration; and Expression--as achieved through coordination, articulation, emphasis, diversion, and the spirit of play. As a physical object, the book is more than a passive repository of examples of typographic display. It makes a dynamic and integrated typographic statement of its own and as a whole as it progresses and develops in accordance with its internal program. The book is nearly square and opens vertically rather than horizontally. Type is printed on only one side of the sheets, which are folded back on themselves along the outer edge to form double leaves, so that there is no distracting show-through "noise." There are words printed in blind embossing and stencil cutouts. And color is used with an elegant restraint, appearing only at the book's mid-section climax--its very sparseness amid the prevailing sharp black and white contributes a luxurious effect.

  • Language and problems of knowledge : the Managua lectures / Noam Chomsky
    P 125 C47 1988

    Language and Problems of Knowledge is Noam Chomsky's most accessible statement on the nature, origins, and current concerns of the field of linguistics. He frames the lectures with four fundamental questions: What do we know when we are able to speak and understand a language? How is this knowledge acquired? How do we use this knowledge? What are the physical mechanisms involved in the representation, acquisition, and use of this knowledge? Starting from basic concepts, Chomsky sketches the present state of our answers to these questions and offers prospects for future research. Much of the discussion revolves around our understanding of basic human nature (that we are unique in being able to produce a rich, highly articulated, and complex language on the basis of quite rudimentary data), and it is here that Chomsky's ideas on language relate to his ideas on politics.The initial versions of these lectures were given at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua, in March 1986. A parallel set of lectures on contemporary political issues given at the same time has been published by South End Press under the title On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures.

    Language and Problems of Knowledge is sixteenth in the series Current Studies in Linguistics, edited by Jay Keyser.


  • Human communication : language and its psychobiological bases : readings from Scientific American / with introductions by William S-Y. Wang
    P 106 H79 1982
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