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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.


  • A companion to medieval translation / edited by Jeanette Beer
    P306.2
    Translation played an essential role throughout the Middle Ages, bridging the gap between literate and lay, and enabling intercourse between languages in multi-lingual Europe. Medieval translation was extremely diverse, ranging from the literality and Latinity of legal documents to the free adaptation of courtly romance. This guide to medieval translation covers a broad range of religious and vernacular texts and addresses the theoretical and pragmatic problems faced by modern translators of medieval works as they attempt to mediate between past and present.

  • Rhet ops : rhetoric and information warfare / edited by Jim Ridolfo and Bill Hart-Davidson
    P 301.5 P47R47 2019eb

  • Justice on demand : true crime in the digital streaming era / Tanya Horeck
    P 96 C74H67 2019

  • Analyse des données textuelles Ludovic Lebart, Benedicte Pincemin et Celine Poudat
    P 98.5 T49L42 2019eb

  • Statistical language and speech processing : 7th International Conference, SLSP 2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia, October 14-16, 2019, Proceedings / Carlos Martín-Vide, Matthew Purver, Senja Pollak (eds.)
    P98

  • Computational and corpus-based phraseology : third International Conference, Europhras 2019, Malaga, Spain, September 25-27, 2019, Proceedings / Gloria Corpas Pastor, Ruslan Mitkov (eds.)
    P98

  • Vagueness and Rationality in Language Use and Cognition / Richard Dietz, editor
    P 201 V35 2019

  • Competition in inflection and word-formation Franz Rainer, Francesco Gardani, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Hans Christian Luschützky, editors
    P251

  • Elastic language in persuasion and comforting : a cross-cultural perspective / Grace Zhang, Vahid Parvaresh
    P 301.5 P47Z53 2019eb

  • Global trade and mediatised environmental protest : the view from here / Libby Lester
    P 96 E57L47 2019

  • Managing media and digital organizations / Eli M. Noam
    P 96 M34N63 2018

  • Puppets, Gods, and Brands Theorizing the Age of Animation from Taiwan / Teri Silvio.
    P 96 C432T3 2019eb

    The early twenty-first century has seen an explosion of animation. Cartoon characters are everywhere--in cinema, television, and video games and as brand logos. There are new technological objects that seem to have lives of their own--from Facebook algorithms that suggest products for us to buy to robots that respond to human facial expressions. The ubiquity of animation is not a trivial side-effect of the development of digital technologies and the globalization of media markets. Rather, it points to a paradigm shift. In the last century, performance became a key term in academic and popular discourse: The idea that we construct identities through our gestures and speech proved extremely useful for thinking about many aspects of social life. The present volume proposes an anthropological concept of animation as a contrast and complement to performance: The idea that we construct social others by projecting parts of ourselves out into the world might prove useful for thinking about such topics as climate crisis, corporate branding, and social media. Like performance, animation can serve as a platform for comparisons of different cultures and historical eras.

    Teri Silvio presents an anthropology of animation through a detailed ethnographic account of how characters, objects, and abstract concepts are invested with lives, personalities, and powers--and how people interact with them--in contemporary Taiwan. The practices analyzed include the worship of wooden statues of Buddhist and Daoist deities and the recent craze for cute vinyl versions of these deities, as well as a wildly popular video fantasy series performed by puppets. She reveals that animation is, like performance, a concept that works differently in different contexts, and that animation practices are deeply informed by local traditions of thinking about the relationships between body and soul, spiritual power and the material world. The case of Taiwan, where Chinese traditions merge with Japanese and American popular culture, uncovers alternatives to seeing animation as either an expression of animism or as "playing God." Looking at the contemporary world through the lens of animation will help us rethink relationships between global and local, identity and otherness, human and non-human.


  • Translation : literary, linguistic, and philosophical perspectives / edited by William Frawley
    P 306 T742 1984

  • Narrative complexity : cognition, embodiment, evolution / edited by Marina Grishakova and Maria Poulaki
    P 302.7 N3664 2019
    The variety in contemporary philosophical and aesthetic thinking as well as in scientific and experimental research on complexity has not yet been fully adopted by narratology. By integrating cutting-edge approaches, this volume takes a step toward filling this gap and establishing interdisciplinary narrative research on complexity.

    Narrative Complexity provides a framework for a more complex and nuanced study of narrative and explores the experience of narrative complexity in terms of cognitive processing, affect, and mind and body engagement. Bringing together leading international scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume combines analytical effort and conceptual insight in order to relate more effectively our theories of narrative representation and complexities of intelligent behavior.

    This collection engages important questions on how narrative complexity functions as an agent of cultural evolution, how our understanding of narrative complexity can be extended in light of new research in the social sciences and humanities, how interactive media produce new types of narrative complexity, and how the role of embodiment as a factor of narrative complexity acquires prominence in cognitive science and media studies. The contributors explore narrative complexity transmitted through various semiotic channels, embedded in multiple contexts, and experienced across different media, including film, comics, music, interactive apps, audiowalks, and ambient literature.


  • Eloquence embodied : nonverbal communication among French & indigenous peoples in the Americas / Céline Carayon
    P 99.5 C37 2019

  • Logodaedalus : word histories of ingenuity in early modern Europe / Alexander Marr, Raphaële Garrod, José Ramón Marcaida and Richard J. Oosterhoff
    P 327 M2943 2018

  • Shinners, Dissos and Dissenters: Irish republican media activism since the Good Friday Agreement Paddy Hoey
    P 96 A442I744 2018
    Shinners, dissos, and dissenters is a long-term analysis of the development of Irish republican media activism since 1998 and the tumultuous years that followed the end of the Troubles. It is the first in-depth analysis of the newspapers, magazines and online spaces in which strands of Irish republicanism developed and were articulated in a period in which schism and dissent underscored a return to violence for dissidents. Based on an analysis of Irish republican media outlets as well as interviews with the key activists that produced them, this book provides a compelling snap shot of a political ideology in transition as it is moulded by the forces of the Peace Process and often violent internal ideological schism that threatened a return to the 'bad old days' of the Troubles.

  • Beyond imperial aesthetics : theories of art and politics in East Asia / edited by Mayumo Inoue and Steve Choe
    N 7345 B49 2019
    While Japan's export-oriented economy has been advancing with astounding speed, significant differences remain between the management philosophy and techniques used within Japanese companies and those used in the West. These include the significant differ

  • Joint training for neural machine translation / Yong Cheng
    P308

  • Formal Grammar : 24th International Conference, FG 2019, Riga, Latvia, August 11, 2019 : proceedings / Annie Foret, Greg Kobele, Sylvain Pogodalla (eds.)
    P 98 I58 2019eb

  • From extractive to abstractive summarization : a journey / Parth Mehta, Prasenjit Majumder
    P98

  • What is translation history? : a trust-based approach / Andrea Rizzi, Birgit Lang, Anthony Pym
    P 306.2 R59 2019eb

  • Responsibility and Resistance Ethics in Mediatized Worlds / Tobias Eberwein, Matthias Karmasin, Friedrich Krotz, Matthias Rath, editors
    P94

  • Media, communication and the struggle for democratic change : case studies on contested transitions / Katrin Voltmer [and six others], editors
    P 95.8 M43 2019

  • Infertility and non-traditional family building : from assisted reproduction to adoption in the media / Rebecca Feasey
    P 96 F32F43 2019eb

  • The Palgrave handbook of methods for media policy research / Hilde Van den Bulck [and three others], editors
    P 95.8 P35 2019eb

  • Through the Black Mirror : Deconstructing the Side Effects of the Digital Age / Terence McSweeney, Stuart Joy, editors
    PN1992.6

  • Irish Speakers and Schooling in the Gaeltacht, 1900 to the Present / Tom O'Donoghue, Teresa O'Doherty
    P 119.32 I73O26 2019

  • Quality assurance and accreditation in foreign language education : global issues, models, and best practices from the Middle East and Turkey / Donald F. Staub, editor
    P 53.63 Q35 2019

  • Becoming bilingual in school and home in Tibetan areas of China : stories of struggle / YiXi LaMuCuo
    P 115.5 C6L35 2019

  • Tout est-il joué avant l'arrivée? : étude de facteurs associés à un usage prédominant du français ou de l'anglais chez les immigrants allophones arrivés au Québec adultes / par Alain Carpentier
    P 119.32.C38 C276 2004

  • Conversational routine : explorations in standardized communication situations and prepatterned speech / edited by Florian Coulmas
    P 95.45.C67 1981

  • Experimental methods in language acquisition research / edited by Elma Blom, Sharon Unsworth
    P 118 E87 2010
    Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research provides students and researchers interested in language acquisition with comprehensible and practical information on the most frequently used methods in language acquisition research. It includes contributions on first and child/adult second language learners, language-impaired children, and on the acquisition of both spoken and signed language. Part I discusses specific experimental methods, explaining the rationale behind each one, and providing an overview of potential participants, the procedure and data-analysis, as well as advantages and disadvantages and dos and don'ts. Part II focuses on comparisons across groups, addressing the theoretical, applied and methodological issues involved in such comparative work. This book will not only be of use to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, but also to any scholars wishing to learn more about a particular research method. It is suitable as a textbook in postgraduate programs in the fields of linguistics, education and psychology.

  • Communication in the classroom : applications and methods for a communicative approach / edited by Keith Johnson and Keith Morrow
    P 91.5.E5 C65

  • Developing communicative competence in a second language / edited by Robin C. Scarcella, Elaine S. Andersen, and Stephen D. Krashen
    P 53.D39 1990

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Challenging boundaries in language education / editor Achilleas Kostoulas
    P51

  • Indigenous adult language revitalization and education / by Erika Katjaana Sarivaara, Kaarina Määttä and Satu Uusiautti
    P 120 I56S27 2019
    Indigenous languages are endangered and questions of revitalization are topical in today?ÇÖs climate. This book deals with adult education and the topic of adults reclaiming their ancestral language. The themes addressed here cover indigeneity, and identification with, and membership in, indigenous groups on an individual level. The volume contemplates the preconditions of belonging to an indigenous people and the definitions of indigeneity. It also contains discussions of indigenous research, and provides new perspectives on methods suitable for recording indigenous people?ÇÖs voices and experiences. The text uses the S?ími people in Finland as the example, focusing on political identity and indigenous S?ími status."

  • Using film and media in the language classroom : reflections on research-led teaching / edited by Carmen Herrero and Isabelle Vanderschelden
    P 53.2 U75 2019

    This book demonstrates the positive impact of using film and audiovisual material in the language classroom. The chapters are evidence-based and address different levels and contexts of learning around the world. They demonstrate the benefits of using moving images and films to develop intercultural awareness and promote multilingualism, and suggest Audiovisual Translation (AVT) activities and projects to enhance language learning. The book will be a valuable continuing professional development resource for language teachers and those involved in curriculum development, as well as bringing the latest research, theory and pedagogical techniques to teacher training courses.


  • Thinking skills and creativity in second language education : case studies from international perspectives / edited by Li Li
    P 118.2 T465 2020

    Across the world, education is being re-structured to include greater focus on developing critical and creative skills. In second language education, research suggests cognition and language development is closely related. Yet, despite the teaching of thinking skills, integrating thinking in language teaching has been peripheral.

    Thinking Skills and Creativity in Second Language Education presents a range of investigations exploring the relationship between thinking skills and creativity and second language education. Focusing on approaches such as cognitive, affective, social and emotional, this book highlights current research and raises questions that will set the direction for future research. It aims to:

    Provide an in-depth understanding of the link between second language development and thinking skills Consider approaches to develop thinking skills in second language instructions Examine practices in implementing thinking skills in second language learning Offer an updated literature on thinking skills in second language education

    A new addition to the Research on Teaching and Thinking Creativity series, this book is relevant to researchers in the field of educational psychology, Masters and PhD students as well as anyone interested in developing thinking skills.

    language instructions Examine practices in implementing thinking skills in second language learning Offer an updated literature on thinking skills in second language education

    A new addition to the Research on Teaching and Thinking Creativity series, this book is relevant to researchers in the field of educational psychology, Masters and PhD students as well as anyone interested in developing thinking skills.


  • Researching L2 task performance and pedagogy : in honour of Peter Skehan / edited by Zhisheng (Edward) Wen, Mohammad Javad Ahmadian
    P 118.2 R4686 2019
    This volume honours Peter Skehan's landmark contributions to research in Task-Based Language Teaching. It offers state-of-the-art reviews as well as cutting-edge new research studies, all reflective of key theoretical and methodological issues in current research, such as the role and nature of task complexity and the distinct dimensions of L2 task performance. Collectively, these chapters celebrate Professor Skehan's seminal influence on TBLT and second language acquisition research, and they bear witness to the sustained academic mentoring and collaboration that have characterised his career. Contributed both by senior academics and more recent participants in SLA and TBLT research, the chapters variously explore conceptual frameworks and methodological insights on central issues in TBLT research, theoretical debates, innovative research paradigms and methodologies, as well as practical pedagogical proposals. The book provides a wide-ranging and balanced account of Skehan's work and its impact on other researchers, serving as an introduction as well as a critical review for both seasoned and novice researchers and for interested practitioners.

  • Profiling learner language as a dynamic system / edited by ZhaoHong Han
    P 118.2 P756 2019

    This volume sheds empirical light on Complex Dynamic Systems Theory (CDST) by providing five sets of analyses of two longitudinal, interactional datasets, involving two dyads exchanging emails over one academic semester. The collective study on CDST is the first of its kind, in that it delves into multiple subsystems of learner language, traversing the domains of morphosyntax, semantics, pragmatics and discourse. The data analyses expose the dynamics of the interactional process, offering evidence of core characteristics of complex dynamic systems: sensitive dependence on initial conditions, interconnectedness of subsystems, the emergence of attractor states over time and variation in and between the individuals. Together, the analyses, each alone an engaging description, capture fine-grained patterns of change over time. More importantly, they demonstrate the impact of the ecosystem on individuals' use of language. The book offers critical insights relevant to CDST researchers, theorists and empiricists alike, as well as to teachers seeking a nuanced understanding of the learning benefits of computer-mediated interactional activities.


  • Feedback in second language writing : contexts and issues / edited by Ken Hyland, Fiona Hyland
    P 53.27 F44 2019
    Now in its second edition, this volume provides an up to date, accessible, yet authoritative introduction to feedback on second language writing for upper undergraduate and postgraduate students, teachers and researchers in TESOL, applied linguistics, composition studies and English for academic purposes (EAP). Chapters written by leading experts emphasise the potential that feedback has for helping to create a supportive teaching environment, for conveying and modelling ideas about good writing, for developing the ways students talk about writing, and for mediating the relationship between students' wider cultural and social worlds and their growing familiarity with new literacy practices. In addition to updated chapters from the first edition, this edition includes new chapters which focus on new and developing areas of feedback research including student engagement and participation with feedback, the links between SLA and feedback research, automated computer feedback and the use by students of internet resources and social media as feedback resources.

  • The action-oriented approach : a dynamic vision of language education / Enrica Piccardo and Brian North
    P 118.2 P533 2019

    This book presents the background to the current shift in language education towards action-oriented/action-based teaching, and provides a theorization of the Action-oriented Approach (AoA). It discusses the concepts and theories that paved the way for the AoA and explores their relevance for the way language education is conceived and implemented in the classroom. In the process, it revisits the concept of competence and discusses the dynamic notions of mediation and plurilingualism. The authors explain the way in which the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and its recent update, the CEFR Companion Volume, broaden the scope of language education, in particular in relation to the actional turn. The book provides scholars and practitioners with a research-informed description of the AoA, explains its implications for curriculum planning, teaching and assessment, and elaborates on its pedagogical implications.


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


  • Because internet : understanding the new rules of language / Gretchen McCulloch
    P 120 I6M28 2019
    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!

    A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer

    "Gretchen McCulloch is the internet's favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix." --Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too

    Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

    Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time.

    Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread.

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Updated: Monday 11 November 2019
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