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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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

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

  • Image operations : visual media and political conflict / edited by Jens Eder and Charlotte Klonk
    P 95.8 I33 2017eb
    Still and moving images are crucial factors in contemporary political conflicts. They not only have representational, expressive or illustrative functions, but also augment and create significant events. Beyond altering states of mind, they affect bodies and often life or death is at stake. Various forms of image operations are currently performed in the contexts of war, insurgency and activism. Photographs, videos, interactive simulations and other kinds of images steer drones to their targets, train soldiers, terrorise the public, celebrate protest icons, uncover injustices, or call for help. They are often parts of complex agential networks and move across different media and cultural environments. This book is a pioneering interdisciplinary study of the role and function of images in political life. Balancing theoretical reflections with in-depth case studies, it brings together renowned scholars and activists from different fields to offer a multifaceted critical perspective on a crucial aspect of contemporary visual culture.

  • Spiritual Grammar : Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity / F. Dominic Longo
    P 53.76 L66 2017eb

  • Media Localism : The Policies of Place / Christopher Ali
    P 95.8 A445 2017eb

  • The Media Commons : Globalization and Environmental Discourses / Patrick D. Murphy
    P 96 E57 M88 2017eb

  • In/visible War : The Culture of War in Twenty-first-Century America / edited by Jon Simons and John Louis Lucaites
    P 96 W352 U553 2017eb
    In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that "America" is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans.

    Yet, the normalization of twenty-first century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of celebrations at athletic events and in films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network.

  • Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols : Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan / edited by Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao
    P 96 S58 B695 2017eb

  • Zombies, Migrants, and Queers : Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture / Camilla Fojas
    P 94.65 U6 F653 2017eb

  • Feeling Normal : Sexuality and Media Criticism in the Digital Age / F. Hollis Griffin
    P 96 S58 G754 2016eb

    The explosion of cable networks, cinema distributors, and mobile media companies explicitly designed for sexual minorities in the contemporary moment has made media culture a major factor in what it feels like to be a queer person. F. Hollis Griffin demonstrates how cities offer a way of thinking about that phenomenon. By examining urban centers in tandem with advertiser-supported newspapers, New Queer Cinema and B-movies, queer-targeted television, and mobile apps, Griffin illustrates how new forms of LGBT media are less "new" than we often believe. He connects cities and LGBT media through the experiences they can make available to people, which Griffin articulates as feelings, emotions, and affects. He illuminates how the limitations of these experiences--while not universally accessible, nor necessarily empowering--are often the very reasons why people find them compelling and desirable.

  • Ecstatic Worlds : Media, Utopias, Ecologies / Janine Marchessault
    P 96 T42 M355 2017eb

    When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's "Family of Man," Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope.


  • Mixed-Effects Regression Models in Linguistics edited by Dirk Speelman, Kris Heylen, Dirk Geeraerts

  • Fundamentals and applications of hardcopy communication : conveying side information by printed media / Joceli Mayer, Paulo V.K. Borges, Steven J. Simske

  • Longitudinal studies on the organization of social interaction / Simona Pekarek Doehler, Johannes Wagner, Esther González-Martínez, editors
    P 90 L66 2018eb

  • Blending technologies in second language classrooms / Don Hinkelman

  • Media governance in Korea, 1980--2017 / Daeho Kim

  • Role of self-esteem in foreign language learning and teaching

  • 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.

  • The Cambridge companion to textual scholarship / edited by Neil Fraistat and Julia Flanders
    P 47 C36 2013eb
    As more and more of our cultural heritage migrates into digital form and as increasing amounts of literature and art are created within digital environments, it becomes more important than ever before for us to understand how the medium affects the text. The expert contributors to this volume provide a clear, engrossing and accessible insight into how the texts we read and study are created, shaped and transmitted to us. They outline the theory behind studying texts in many different forms and offer case studies demonstrating key methodologies underlying the vital processes of editing and presenting texts. Through their multiple perspectives they demonstrate the centrality of textual scholarship to current literary studies of all kinds and express the sheer intellectual excitement of a crucial scholarly discipline entering a new phase of its existence.

  • The international encyclopedia of communication research methods / [editor: Jörg Matthes]
    P 91.3 I545 2017eb

    The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods covers all communication research methods, from data collection to data analysis, from qualitative to quantitative, and from classical to modern approaches (such as psychophysiological measures, implicit association tests, and the analysis of big data). It introduces new and advanced methods and measurement tools that have been developed in other fields but which may be useful to communication scholars. This work features content from authors all over the world.

    Although there is some overlap to methods used in other social sciences (i.e., sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and philosophy), there are specific research settings and challenges that communication scholars have to deal with in their day-to-day work. To reflect this, the encyclopedia deals specifically with methods of communication research. It presents all of its information in three comprehensive parts: Foundations of Empirical Research, Methods of Data Collection, and Methods of Data Analysis.

    The first of its kind in ambition and scope, The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods offers:

    Key research topics in the field from a strong global editorial team Multi-disciplinary crossover to other social sciences Both qualitative and quantitative methods-- and classical as well as modern approaches Basic, fundamental, and advanced methods used at the forefront of cutting-edge research

    Students and scholars need sound and comprehensive resources that map the field, explain key terms, and point to current debates and challenges. This encyclopedia meets those needs, and will serve as an important text for communication students as well as scholars independent of their topical focus and methodological expertise.

  • Teaching intercultural competence across the age range : from theory to practice / edited by Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini and Michael Byram
    P 53.45 T45 2018

    This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing on the teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreign language classrooms in the USA, the authors describe a collaborative project in which graduate students and teachers planned, implemented and reported on units which integrated intercultural competence in a systematic way in classrooms ranging from elementary to university level. The authors are clear and honest about what worked and what didn't, both in their classrooms and during the process of collaboration. This book will be required reading for both scholars and teachers interested in applying academic theory in the classroom, and in the teaching of intercultural competence.

  • Teaching and researching speaking / Rebecca Hughes ; with Beatrice Szczepek-Reed
    P 95.3 H84 2017

    Teaching and Researching Speaking provides an overview of the main approaches to researching spoken language and their practical application to teaching, classroom materials, and assessment. The history and current practices of teaching and researching speaking are presented through the lens of bigger theoretical issues about the object of study in linguistics, social attitudes to the spoken form, and the relationships between spoken and written language. A unique feature of the book is the way it clearly explains the nature of speaking and how it is researched and puts it into the context of a readable and holistic overview of language theory. This new edition is fully updated and revised to reflect the latest developments on classroom materials and oral assessment, as well as innovations in conversation analysis. The resources section is brought up-to-date with new media and currently available networks, online corpora, and mobile applications. This is a key resource for applied linguistics students, English language teachers, teacher trainers, and novice researchers.

  • 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.


  • The fictions of translation / edited by Judith Woodsworth, Concordia University ; with the collaboration of Gillian Lane-Mercier, Patricia Godbout, Carmen Ruschiensky
    P 306 F448 2018
    In The Fictions of Translation , emerging and seasoned scholars from a range of cultures bring fresh perspectives to bear on the age-old practice of translation. The current movement of people, knowledge and goods around the world has made intercultural communication both prevalent and indispensable. Consequently, the translator has become a more prominent figure and translation an increasingly present theme in works of literature. Embedding translation in a fictional setting and considering its most extreme forms - pseudotranslation or self-translation, for example - are fruitful ways of conceptualizing the act of translating and extending the boundaries of translation studies. Taken together, the various translational fictions examined in this collection yield new insights into questions of displacement, migration and hybridity, all characteristic of the modern world. The Fictions of Translation will thus be of interest to practising translators, students and scholars of translation and literary studies, as well as a more general readership.

  • Irish media : a critical history / John Horgan and Roddy Flynn
    P 92 I76 H67 2017
    As Irish media and society move from an insular, domestic focus in the mid-twentieth century to the global outlook of the twenty-first, this book traces how indigenous media have come to terms with international media players, the role of supranational regulation and the rapid emergence of media forms that know no geographical boundaries. The first edition of Irish media: a critical history in 2001 immediately established itself as the pre-eminent account of how print and broadcast media had developed in Ireland since the foundation of the state. This revised edition extends the period covered backward to the seventeenth century and forward to the twenty-first, and adds online media to the industries covered. It examines the relationship between Irish media and the specific contours of Irish politics, society, culture and the economy, tracing how key events in Irish life - from the civil war to the post-2008 economic crash - were reflected in media coverage, and how those events impacted upon media industries. [Subject: Media Studies, Irish Studies, Politics, Sociology, History]

  • Routledge handbook of media, conflict and security / edited by Piers Robinson, Philip Seib and Romy Fröhlich
    P 96 W62 R68 2017eb

  • 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 forforeign 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: itcreates, 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 Buddhisttextual 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 theZhuangzi. 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 XuZhimo 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 thedividing lines of current theories and critiques of translation.

  • Translating the female self across cultures : mothers and daughters in autobiographical narratives / Eliana Maestri
    P 306.2 M24 2018
    Translating the Female Self across Cultures examines contemporary autobiographical narratives and their Italian and French translations. The comparative analyses of the texts are underpinned by the latest developments in Translation Studies that place emphasis on identity construction in translation and the role of translation in moulding various types of identity. They focus on how the writers' textual personae make sense of their sexual, artistic and post-colonial identities in relation to the mother and how the mother-daughter dyad survives translation into the Italian and French social, political and cultural contexts. The book shows how each target text activates different cultural literary, linguistic and rhetorical frames of reference which cast light on the facets of the protagonists' quest for identity: the cult of the Madonna; humour and irony; gender and class; mimesis and storytelling; performativity and geographical sense of self. The book highlights the fruitfulness of studying women's narratives and their translations, and the polyphonic dialogue between the translations and the literary and theoretical productions of the French and Italian cultures.

  • Reflections on translation theory : selected papers 1993-2014 / Andrew Chesterman
    P 306 R394 2017
    Originally published in different journals and collected volumes, these papers in conceptual analysis cover some central topics in translation theory and research: types of theory and hypothesis; causality and explanation; norms, strategies and so-called universals; translation sociology, and ethics. There are critical reviews of Catford's theory, and of Skopos theory, and of Kundera's views on literary translation, and detailed analyses of the literal translation hypothesis and the unique items hypothesis. The methodological discussions, which draw on work in the philosophy of science, will be of special relevance to younger researchers, for example those starting work on a doctorate. Some of the arguments and positions defended - for instance on the significant status of conceptual, interpretive hypotheses, and the ideal of consilience - relate to wider ongoing debates, and will interest any scholar who is concerned about the increasing fragmentation of the field and about the future of Translation Studies. Let the dialogue continue!

  • Learning to read across languages and writing systems / edited by Ludo Verhoeven, Charles Perfetti
    P 53.26 L427 2017
    Around the world, children embark on learning to read in their home language or writing system. But does their specific language, and how it is written, make a difference to how they learn? How is learning to read English similar to or different from learning in other languages? Is reading alphabetic writing a different challenge from reading syllabic or logographic writing? Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems examines these questions across seventeen languages representing the world's different major writing systems. Each chapter highlights the key features of a specific language, exploring research on learning to read, spell, and comprehend it, and on implications for education. The editors' introduction describes the global spread of reading and provides a theoretical framework, including operating principles for learning to read. The editors' final chapter draws conclusions about cross-linguistic universal trends, and the challenges posed by specific languages and writing systems.

  • 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.

  • Developing intercultural perspectives on language use : exploring pragmatics and culture in foreign language learning / Troy McConachy
    P 53.45 M395 2018

    Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating intercultural learning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not always apparent. This is particularly the case in foreign language learning contexts where teachers are working with a prescribed textbook and opportunities to use the language outside the classroom are limited. This book argues that teachers can work creatively with conventional resources and utilise classroom experiences in order to help learners interpret aspects of communication in insightful ways and develop awareness of the influence of cultural assumptions and values on language use. The book provides extensive analysis of a range of classroom interactions to demonstrate how teachers and learners can work together to construct opportunities for intercultural learning through reflection on pragmatics.

  • Normative language policy : ethics, politics, principles / Leigh Oakes, Yael Peled
    P 119.32 C3 O25 2018
    Language politics in the new global era presents policymakers with significant ethical challenges. How should the reality of English as a global language influence the normative considerations underpinning national language policies? What moral arguments justify the imposition of national languages in an era of increased immigration and ethnolinguistic diversity? What role is there for non-dominant varieties in a globalised world? Building on the emerging notion of 'normative language policy', this book proposes an integrated framework for the study of such questions, combining recent normative work on language in political theory and philosophy with empirically-derived insight from the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics. The case of Quebec forms the backdrop of the study, providing a particularly illuminating setting for investigating the common moral challenges that face contemporary polities seeking to maintain distinct linguistic identities, in an irreducibly diverse world increasingly dominated by English as a global lingua franca.

  • Linguistic purism : language attitudes in France and Quebec / Olivia Walsh
    P 40.5 L354 W35 2016
    This book represents the first in-depth, comparative investigation of linguistic purism in modern French. It investigates the relative prevalence of purist ideology in France and Quebec. Both experience influence from English and have similar language legislation, but they differ in their social, political and economic history. Three different levels of society are examined (official, group and individual), allowing a comparison of the 'voice from above' and the 'voice from below'. This is a key element in recent discussions of language planning but is rarely provided in studies of French. The study is also the first to apply to empirical data Thomas's widely cited theoretical framework for describing linguistic purism (1991), and has evaluated and refined this, enhancing the theoretical underpinnings of the field. The book will be of interest not only to French scholars and sociolinguists, but also to scholars of language planning, language policy and language ideologies in all languages.

  • Transborder media spaces : Ayuujk videomaking between Mexico and the US / Ingrid Kummels
    P 94.5 M58 K86 2017

    Transborder Media Spaces offers a new perspective on how media forms like photography, video, radio, television, and the Internet have been appropriated by Mexican indigenous people in the light of transnational migration and ethnopolitical movements. In producing and consuming self-determined media genres, actors in Tamazulapam Mixe and its diaspora community in Los Angeles open up media spaces and seek to forge more equal relations both within Mexico and beyond its borders. It is within these spaces that Ayuujk people carve out their own, at times conflicting, visions of development, modernity, gender, and what it means to be indigenous in the twenty-first century.

  • Phonology in protolanguage and interlanguage / edited by Elena Babatsouli and David Ingram
    P 118 P487 2018
    Phonemic awareness and phonetic skill are the backbones of phonological theory. In phonological acquisition, the presence or lack of the former crucially determines the outcome of the latter. This inescapably becomes a common thread that interweaves developmental phonology in both childhood and adulthood. Child and adult-learner speech in the course of development constitute separate linguistic systems in their own right: they are intermediate states whose endpoint is, or ought to be, mastery of targeted speech either in a first or a second language. These intermediate states form the theme of this volume which introduces the term protolanguage (to refer to child language in development) and juxtaposes it with interlanguage (to refer to language development in adulthood). Although major languages like English and Spanish are included, there is an emphasis in the book on under-reported languages: monolingual Hungarian and Swedish and bilingual combinations, like Greek-English and German-English. There is also a focus on under-represented studies in IL: L2 German from L1 French ; L2 English from Catalan and Portuguese; and in dialectal acquisition of Ecuadorian Spanish from Andalusian speakers. This volume brings together different methodological approaches with a stress on both phonetic and phonological analysis. It includes both child and adult developmental perspectives, descriptive and/or theoretical results from a combination of methodological approaches (e.g. single-case, cross-sectional; spontaneous speech samples, narrative retells) and a consideration of speech acquisition in the general context of language. The volume aims to motivate a shift in the general tendency among researchers to specialize in language subfields (L1 acquisition; L2 acquisition, bilingualism; typical/atypical language) of what is actually one common linguistic domain, i.e. the study of speech sounds (phonology/phonetics).

  • The general theory of the translation company : the first ever book about the language services industry that won't bore you to tears / Renato Beninatto & Tucker Johnson
    P 306.94 B46 2017
    The first book about localization that won't bore you to tears! Renato and Tucker share their decades of combined experience in an entertaining and easy to digest format. Focusing primarily on the management of Language Service Providers (LSPs), this book is a great reference for anybody wanting to know more about the language services industry.

  • Reembedding translation process research / edited by Ricardo Muñoz Martín
    P 302.97 P79 R44 2016
    Reembedding Translation Process Research is a rich collection of empirical research papers investigating important new facets of the relationship between translation and cognition. The common thread running through the collection is the notion of "re-embedding" the acts of translating and interpreting--and the ways we understand them. That is, they all aim to re-situate these acts within what we now know about the brain, the powerful relationship of brain and body, and the complex interaction between cognition and the environment in which it is embedded. Each chapter focuses on a particular aspect of the overall notion of re-embedding, thereby expanding the breadth of empirical research about translating. This book refuses Descartes' distinction between mind and brain, and reaffirms the highly dynamic, emergent, and interactive nature of cognitive processes in translation. The overarching conclusion is that translation studies should reconsider, re-embed, any model of translation processes that arises without properly accommodating the interdependence of brain, body, and environment in the emergence of cognition.

  • Mauvaise langue : une langue n'est pas une prison / Marc Cassivi
    P 119.32 C3 C42 2016

  • La correspondance entre linguistes : un espace de travail / Valentina Chepiga et Estanislao Sofia (dir.)
    P 83 C67 2017

  • Innovation and expansion in translation process research / edited by Isabel Lacruz, Riitta Jääskeläinen
    P 306.2 I526 2018
    Cognitive research in translation and interpreting has reached a critical threshold of maturity that is triggering rapid expansion along exciting new paths that potentially lead to deeper connections with other disciplines. Innovation and Expansion in Translation Process Research reflects this broadening scope and reach, emphasizing ongoing methodological innovations, diversification of research topics and questions, and rich interactions with adjacent fields of research. The contributions to the volume can be grouped within four loosely defined themes: advances in traditional topics in translation process research, including problems in translation, translation competence or expertise, and specialization of translators; advances in research into the emotional or affective aspects of translating and translator training; innovations in machine translation and post-editing; expansion of cognitively-oriented translation studies to include editing processes and reception studies. This timely volume highlights the burgeoning growth, diversification, and connectivity of translation process research.

  • Empirical translation studies : new methodological and theoretical traditions / edited by Gert De Sutter, Marie-Aude Lefer, Isabelle Delaere
    P 306 E475 2013

    The present volume is devoted to the study of language use in translated texts as a function of various linguistic, contextual and cognitive factors. It contributes to the recent trend in empirical translation studies towards more methodological sophistication, including mixed methodology designs and multivariate statistical analyses, ultimately leading to a more accurate understanding of language use in translations.

  • Motifs in language and text / edited by Haitao Liu, Junying Liang
    P 138.5 M68 2017

    The edited volume Motifs in Language and Text is the first collection of original research in the area of the quantitative analysis of motifs. It hosts a collection of contributions that give insight to linguistic motifs theoretically across different languages, text genres, and structural levels, such as lexical, syntactic, semantic etc., and also to the tentative efforts upon the practical applications of the linguistic motifs.


  • World Building : Transmedia, Fans, Industries / edited by Marta Boni
    P 96 G46 W67 2017
    Thanks to modern technology, we are now living in an age of multiplatform fictional worlds, as television, film, the Internet, graphic novels, toys, and more facilitate the creation of diverse yet compact imaginary universes, which are often recognizable as brands and exhibit well-defined identities. This volume, situated at the cutting edge of media theory, explores this phenomenon from both theoretical and practical perspectives, uncovering how the construction of these worlds influences our own determination of values and meaning in contemporary society.

  • Recits inacheves reflexions sur la recherche qualitative en sciences humaines et sociales / sous la direction d'Isabelle Perreault et Marie-Claude Thifault
    P 301.5 A27R43 2016eb
    Que dire et quoi #65533;crire sur des personnes qui laissent peu de traces ou qui, lorsqu'elles en laissent, les inscrivent souvent en marge des normes? Quand et comment faut-il mettre en narration #65533; scientifique #65533; des discours singuliers se rapportant #65533; des individus qui, eux-m#65533;mes, #65533; #65533;chappent #65533; #65533; la fois aux syst#65533;mes et aux r#65533;cits dominants?Comment extraire avec acuit#65533; et fid#65533;lit#65533; l'essence de t#65533;moignages des travailleurs du sexe, des personnes vivant avec le VIH/sida ou faisant partie des minorit#65533;s sexuelles et de genre, et cela, sans modifier leurs propos ni trahir les pens#65533;es qu'ils ont consenti #65533; d#65533;voiler? Comment retracer l'itin#65533;raire de patients dans un contexte de d#65533;shospitalisation psychiatrique alors que les archives semblent introuvables? Comment rendre compte avec justesse de la parole d#65533;lirante de ceux qu'on a coutume d'appeler les #65533; fous #65533; (malades mentaux, suicid#65533;s, criminels)? Comment faire parler les #65533; derniers #65533; t#65533;moignages des suicid#65533;s?Voil#65533; quelques-unes des questions auxquelles se heurtent fr#65533;quemment les sp#65533;cialistes des sciences sociales et humaines.Afin de trouver des pistes de r#65533;ponses, des professeurs et des chercheurs en histoire, en sociologie, en criminologie, en travail social et en sant#65533; s'appuient sur des approches m#65533;thodologiques vari#65533;es (analyse documentaire, ethnom#65533;thodologie, narration sociologique, histoire orale/entretiens/t#65533;moignages, th#65533;orisation ancr#65533;e), tout en abordant les questions d'#65533;thique et l'importance des affects dans leur travail/pratique professionnelle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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