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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.

  • Discourse and education / Stanton Wortham, Deoksoon Kim, Stephen May, editors
    P 95 D58 2017eb

  • Translation and the Intersection of Texts, Contexts and Politics Historical and Socio-cultural Perspectives

  • Exploring spoken English learner language using Corpora learner talk / Eric Friginal, Joseph J. Lee, Brittany Polat, Audrey Roberson

    This book is unique in that it fills in an important gap in the field of school-based (Years K to 10) Chinese language education by addressing the question of how to better teach characters (Hanzi) to make the learning more effective?

  • Critical discourse analysis of Chinese advertisement case studies of household appliance advertisements from 1981 to 1996 / Chong Wang

  • The sociolinguistics of academic publishing : language and the practices of homo academicus / Linus Salö

  • An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method / James Paul Gee
    P 302 G4 2005eb
    An introduction to one form of discourse analysis useful for understanding communication problems in society and in institutions like schools. This new edition is a complete revision of the original text containing substantial new material.

  • Ill effects : the media/violence debate / edited by Martin Barker and Julian Petley
    P 96 V5 I55 2001eb
    The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the massacre at Columbine High School, by the Internet. Yet, any real evidence that the media do actually have such negative effects remains as elusive as ever and, consequently, the debate about effects frequently ends up as being little more than strident and rhetorical appeals to "common sense." "Ill Effects" is a guide for the perplexed. It suggests new and productive ways in which we can understand the influences of the media and question why the effects paradigm still exerts a tenacious hold in some quarters. Refusing to adopt the absurd position that the media have no influence at all, "Ill Effects " rethinks the notion of media influence in ways which take into account how people actually use and interact with the media in their everyday lives.

  • Communication, culture and hegemony : from the media to mediations / J. Martin-Barbero ; translated by Elizabeth Fox and Robert A. White ; with an introduction by Philip Schlesinger
    P 92 L3 M37 1993
    Communication, Culture and Hegemony is the first English translation of this major contribution to cultural studies in media research. Building on British, French and other European traditions of cultural studies, as well as a brilliant synthesis of the rich and extensive research of Latin American scholars, Mart[ac]in-Barbero offers a substantial reassessment of critical media theory.

  • Sociologie de la communication / sous la direction de Paul Beaud [and others]
    P 91 S63 1997

  • Brazil : media from the country of the future / edited by Laura Robinson
    P 92 B7 B72 2017
    Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), this volume assembles the contributions of a dynamic editorial team composed of leading scholars from Brazil and the United States. Volume 13 provides an unparalleled compilation of research on Brazilian media and communication studies guided by the expert hands of prominent scholars from both Brazil and the United States. Over twenty chapters explore five key themes: the new face of news and journalism, social movements and protest, television, cinema, publicity and marketing, and media theory. Selections encompass research on emergent phenomena, as well as studies with a historical or longitudinal dimension, that reflect the Brazilian case as laboratory for exploring the evolving media environment of one of the world's most fascinating societies.

  • Critical media studies : an introduction / Brian L. Ott and Robert L. Mack
    P 90 O88 2010
    Critical Media Studies is a state of the art introduction to media studies that demonstrates how to think critically about the power and influence of the media. Provides extensive case study material, including exercises and media labs in each chapter to encourage student participation Draws on examples from print, broadcast, and new media, including advertising, music, film, television, video games, and the internet Accompanied by a website with supplementary material, additional case studies, test banks, PowerPoint slides, and a guide for professors

  • "Well, I heard it on the radio and I saw it on the television" : an essay for the Australian Film Commission on the politics and aesthetics of filmmaking by and about Aboriginal people and things / by Marcia Langton
    P 94.5 A85 L36 1993
    Work of social, political and cultural criticism that explores the representation of Aboriginal people in films, videos and TV programs. Includes case studies of works such as TJedda', Tracey Moffatt's TNight Cries' and the film of the Warlpiri Fire Ceremony, TJardiwarnpa'. Foreword by Annette Hamilton, professor of anthropology, Macquarie University. Includes a bibliography.

  • Canadian communications : issues in contemporary media and culture / edited by Bohdan Szuchewycz and Jeannette Sloniowski
    P 92 C3 C37 2002

  • Handbook of quantifiers in natural language volume ii
    P299.Q3 H36 2017eb

  • Discursive constructions of corporate identities by Chinese banks on Sina Weibo : an integrated sociolinguistics approach / Wei Feng
    P302.84 F46 2017eb

  • Handbook of linguistic annotation / Nancy Ide, James Pustejovsky, editors

  • The ethics of silence : an interdisciplinary case analysis approach / Nancy Billias, Sivaram Vemuri

  • Language awareness and multilingualism / Jasone Cenoz, Durk Gorter, Stephen May editors
    P115 L36 2017eb

  • Managing media businesses : a game plan to navigate disruption and uncertainty / michael Rosenberg; Philip Seager, editors

  • AGING IN A SECOND LANGUAGE a case study of aging,immigration, and an english learner speech... community

  • The Palgrave handbook of linguistic (im)politeness / Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh, Dániel Z. Kádár, editors

  • Linguistic and Psycholinguistic Approaches on Implicatures and Presuppositions

  • Languages and genes in northwestern China and adjacent regions / Dan Xu, Hui li, editors

  • Advances in cultural linguistics Farzad Sharifian, editor

  • Culture and communication in Thailand Patchanee Malikhao

  • Narration as argument Paula Olmos, editor

  • Multiculturalism, multilingualism and the self : studies in linguistics and language learning / Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Dagmara Gałajda, Adam Wojtaszek, Paweł Zakrajewski, editors

  • At the crossroads : challenges of foreign language learning / Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel, Elzbieta Szymanska-Czaplak, Magdalena Szyszka, editors

  • Value-oriented media management : decision making between profit and responsibility / edited by Klaus-Dieter Altmeppen, C. Ann Hollifield, Joost van Loon

  • The elements of Hittite / Theo van den Hout
    P 945 H63 2011
    Hittite is the earliest attested Indo-European language and was the language of a state which flourished in Asia Minor in the second millennium BC. This exciting and accessible introductory course, which can be used in both trimester and semester systems, offers in ten lessons a comprehensive introduction to the grammar of the Hittite language with ample exercises both in transliteration and in cuneiform. It includes a separate section of paradigms, a grammatical index, as well as a list of every cuneiform sign used in the book. A full glossary can be found at the back. The book has been designed so that the cuneiform is not essential and can be left out of any course if so desired. The introduction provides the necessary cultural and historical background, with suggestions for further reading, and explains the principles of the cuneiform writing system.

  • Étude de cas - L'enseignement de l'anglais en réseau dans les écoles rurales : Différentes perspectives d'enrichissement de l'environnement d'apprentissage des élèves en langue seconde au Québec / équipede coordination de l'édition Guillaume Ducharme, Annie Lavoie
    P 1068 C2E88 2016eb

  • Digital media at the crossroads : Canadian media in a digital universe
    P 92 C2Xxx 2016eb

  • Les douaniers des langues : grandeur et misère de la traduction à Ottawa, 1867-1967 / Jean Delisle, Alain Otis
    P 306.9 D45 2016eb
    Qu'ont en commun toutes ces personnes : le « père du hockey organisé » au Canada? Le premier Canadien admis au conservatoire de Paris? Le fondateur de l'Alliance française d'Ottawa? Plusieurs chanceliers de l'Ordre de Jacques Cartier? Le premier francophone élu à la présidence de l'Institut professionnel du service civil? Le « père de la sociologie » au Québec? L'instigateur de la Société historique acadienne? Le pionnier du ski de fond au pays?Elles ont occupé un poste de traducteur au gouvernement fédéral.Dans cet ouvrage, les auteurs tracent le portrait des écrivains, des avocats et des journalistes ayant exercé le métier de traducteur à Ottawa entre 1867 et 1967. Postés à la frontière du Canada anglais et du Canada français, les « douaniers des langues » ont contribué au redressement de la langue française au sein des institutions fédérales, noué des relations étroites avec les détenteurs du pouvoir et animé la vie culturelle de la capitale. Ils sont aussi à l'origine des premières associations professionnelles, de la traduction littéraire et de l'enseignement de la traduction au pays. Certains d'entre eux figurent parmi les pionniers de l'interprétation parlementaire. Ce récit, pimenté de savoureuses anecdotes, nous fait découvrir la capitale fédérale et le Canada français du premier siècle de la Confédération sous un angle totalement inédit.

  • Theorizing digital rhetoric / edited by Aaron Hess and Amber Davisson
    P 301.5 D37 T456 2018

    Theorizing Digital Rhetoric takes up the intersection of rhetorical theory and digital technology to explore the ways in which rhetoric is challenged by new technologies and how rhetorical theory can illuminate discursive expression in digital contexts. The volume combines complex rhetorical theory with personal anecdotes about the use of technologies to create a larger philosophical and rhetorical account of how theorists approach the examinations of new and future digital technologies. This collection of essays emphasizes the ways that digital technology intrudes upon rhetorical theory and how readers can be everyday rhetorical critics within an era of ever-increasing use of digital technology.

    Each chapter effectively blends theorizing between rhetoric and digital technology, informing readers of the potentiality between the two ideas. The theoretical perspectives informed by digital media studies, rhetorical theory, and personal/professional use provide a robust accounting of digital rhetoric that is timely, personable, and useful.

  • Mapping media ecology : introduction to the field / Dennis D. Cali
    P 90 C25 2017

    Until now, the academic foundations of media ecology have been passed down primarily in the form of edited volumes, often by students of Neil Postman, or are limited to a focus on Marshall McLuhan and/or Postman or some other individual important to the field. Those volumes are invaluable in pointing to key ideas in the field; they provide an important and informed account of the fundamentals of media ecology as set forth at the field's inception. Yet there is more to the story.

    Offering an accessible introduction, and written from the perspective of a #65533;second generation#65533; scholar, this single-authored work provides a unified, systematic framework for the study of media ecology. It identifies the key themes, processes, and figures in media ecology that have coalesced over the last few decades and presents an elegant schema with which to engage future exploration of the role of media in shaping culture and consciousness.

    Dennis D. Cali offers a survey of a field as consequential as it is fascinating. Designed to be used primarily in media and communication courses, the book's goal is to hone insight into the role of media in society and to extend the understanding of the themes, processes, and interactions of media ecology to an ever-broader intellectual community.

  • McLuhan's global village today : transatlantic perspectives / edited by Carmen Birkle, Angela Krewani and Martin Kuester
    P 92.5 M3 M356 2014
    Marshall McLuhan was one of the leading media theorists of the twentieth century. This collection of essays explores the many facets of McLuhan's work from a transatlantic perspective, balancing applied case studies with theoretical discussions.

  • Computational models of referring : a study in cognitive science / Kees van Deemter
    P 325.5 R44D43 2015eb

  • Print, publicity, and popular radicalism in the 1790s : the laurel of liberty / Jon Mee
    P 96 P832 G736 2016eb

  • Paul Lazarsfeld and the origins of communications research / Hynek Jĕrábek
    P 91.3 J4813 2017

    The manuscript discusses the early days of communication research, explicitly the first works of Paul Lazarsfeld#65533;s radio and media research in Vienna, Newark, NJ, Princeton and New York during the years between the early 1930s, and the end of the 1940s. Lazarsfeld#65533;s Viennese radio research, especially the world#65533;s first extensive audience research #65533; RAVAG study (1931) #65533; is entirely new information for English speaking scholars. The book shows the details of Lazarsfeld#65533;s methodological reasoning in his projects in the field of communication. The book also presents the research institutes that Lazarsfeld founded in Vienna in 1931, from Newark Center in New Jersey (1935) to Princeton Office of Radio Research in 1937, and up to the foundation of Lazarsfeld#65533;s famous BASR at Columbia University in New York in the 1940s. The monograph shows how important Lazarsfeld#65533;s first studies were for the future development of communication.

  • Dying for the truth : the concise history of frontline war reporting / Paul L. Moorcraft
    P 96 W35 M66 2016
    War correspondents are crucial to democracy and the public's discovery of the truth. Without the media, the temptation to manipulate events with propaganda could be irresistible to politicians of all hues. Dying for The Truth examines how journalists have plied their trade from the Crimean War to the present. Paul Moorcraft, a veteran journalist, discusses how correspondents' considerable influence has shaped the actions of politicians and military commanders as well as public opinion, and reveals how authority figures now view the media as potentially valuable tools.

    Technical developments and the "twenty-four-hour news cycle" have inevitably changed the nature of war reporting. Today news bureaus are apt to learn of developments before the higher chains of command. The author comments on key milestones that have contributed to this evolution.Using his own and others' experiences in recent conflicts, including Korea, the Falklands, the Balkans, Iraq, and Afghanistan, Moorcraft shares an aspect of warfare that is all too often overlooked but can be crucial to the outcome. The public's attitude toward the day-to-day conduct of war is becoming ever more significant and this fascinating book examines why.

  • Subtitling African American English into French : can we do the right thing? / Pierre-Alexis Mével
    P 306.97 D73 M39 2017

    In Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing, African American character Mookie throws a rubbish bin through the window of the pizzeria he works for, which is owned by an Italian American family. Translators often find themselves in a position of moral ambiguity similar to that of Mookie: at the nexus between cultures, translators have to make clear statements through their choices, with sometimes dramatic consequences.

    Drawing on the fields of translation studies, sociolinguistics and film studies, this book analyses the French subtitling of African American English in a corpus of films from the United States. After describing African American English and analysing how this variety is often portrayed in films, the book explores the implications of resorting to the use of non-standard forms in the French subtitles to portray linguistic variation, paying special attention to the consequences of juxtaposing two linguistic varieties on screen. This book goes beyond the mere case study and examines the relevance of the concepts of domestication and foreignization in the context of subtitling.

  • Motivational regulation in foreign language learning / Kun Li


  • Environmental news in latin america
    P 96 E572 S63 2017eb

  • Moving texts, migrating people and minority languages / Michał Borodo, Juliane House, Wojciech Wachowski, editors

  • Translation and public policy : interdisciplinary perspectives and case studies / edited by Gabriel González Núñez and Reine Meylaerts
    P 306.947 T726 2017

    This book brings together an ensemble of leading voices from the fields of economics, language policy, law, political philosophy, and translation studies. They come together to provide theoretical perspectives and practical case studies regarding a shared concern: translation policy. Their timely perspectives and case studies allow for the problematizing and exploration of translation policy, an area that is beginning to come to the attention of scholars. This book offers the first truly interdisciplinary approach to an area of study that is still in its infancy. It thus makes a timely and necessary contribution.

    As the 21st century marches on, authorities are more and more confronted with the reality of multilingual societies, and the monolingual state polices of yesteryear seem unable to satisfy increasing demands for more just societies. Precisely because of that, language policies of necessity must include choices about the use or non-use of translation at different levels. Thus, translation policy plays a prominent yet often unseen role in multilingual societies. This role is shaped by tensions and compromises that bear on the distribution of resources, choices about language, legal imperatives, and notions of justice. This book aims to inform scholars and policy makers alike regarding these issues.

  • Combative politics : the media and public perceptions of lawmaking / Mary Layton Atkinson
    P 95.82 U6 A86 2017
    From the Affordable Care Act to No Child Left Behind, politicians often face a puzzling problem: although most Americans support the aims and key provisions of these policies, they oppose the bills themselves. How can this be? Why does the American public so often reject policies that seem to offer them exactly what they want?
    By the time a bill is pushed through Congress or ultimately defeated, we've often been exposed to weeks, months--even years--of media coverage that underscores the unpopular process of policymaking, and Mary Layton Atkinson argues that this leads us to reject the bill itself. Contrary to many Americans' understandings of the policymaking process, the best answer to a complex problem is rarely self-evident, and politicians must weigh many potential options, each with merits and drawbacks. As the public awaits a resolution, the news media tend to focus not on the substance of the debate but on descriptions of partisan combat. This coverage leads the public to believe everyone in Washington has lost sight of the problem altogether and is merely pursuing policies designed for individual political gain. Politicians in turn exacerbate the problem when they focus their objections to proposed policies on the lawmaking process, claiming, for example, that a bill is being pushed through Congress with maneuvers designed to limit minority party input. These negative portrayals become linked in many people's minds with the policy itself, leading to backlash against bills that may otherwise be seen as widely beneficial. Atkinson argues that journalists and educators can make changes to help inoculate Americans against the idea that debate always signifies dysfunction in the government. Journalists should strive to better connect information about policy provisions to the problems they are designed to ameliorate. Educators should stress that although debate sometimes serves political interests, it also offers citizens a window onto the lawmaking process that can help them evaluate the work their government is doing.

  • International handbook of media literacy education / edited by Belinha S. De Abreu, Paul Mihailidis, Alice Y.L. Lee, Jad Melki, Julian McDougall
    P 96 M4 I585 2017

    At the forefront in its field, this Handbook examines the theoretical, conceptual, pedagogical and methodological development of media literacy education and research around the world. Building on traditional media literacy frameworks in critical analysis, evaluation, and assessment, it incorporates new literacies emerging around connective technologies, mobile platforms, and social networks. A global perspective rather than a Western-centric point of view is explicitly highlighted, with contributors from all continents, to show the empirical research being done at the intersection of media, education, and engagement in daily life. Structured around five themes#65533;Educational Interventions; Safeguarding/Data and Online Privacy; Engagement in Civic Life; Media, Creativity and Production; Digital Media Literacy#65533;the volume as a whole emphasizes the competencies needed to engage in meaningful participation in digital culture.

  • Melodies, rhythm and cognition in foreign language learning / edited by M. Carmen Fonseca-Mora and Mark Gant
    P 53.49 M48 2016
    "Melodies, Rhythm and Cognition in Foreign Language Learning is a collection of essays reflecting on the relationship between language and music, two unique, innate human capacities. This book provides a clear explanation of the centrality of melodies and rhythm to foreign language learning acquisition. The interplay between language music brings to applied linguists inquiries into the nature and function of speech melodies, the role of prosody and the descriptions of rhythmical patterns in verbal behaviour. Musical students seem to be better equipped for language learning, although melodies and rhythm can benefit all types of students at any age. In fact, in this book melodies and rhythm are considered to be a springboard for the enhancement of the learning of foreign languages.

  • Breaking the spell : a history of anarchist filmmakers, videotape guerrillas, and digital ninjas / Chris Robé
    P 96 R32 R63 2017
    Breaking the Spell offers the first full-length study that charts the historical trajectory of anarchist-inflected video activism from the late 1960s to the present. Video plays an increasingly important role among activists in the growing global resistance against neoliberal capitalism. Chris Robe's book fills in historical gaps by bringing to light unexplored video activist groups. This groundbreaking study also deepens our understanding of movements like AIDS video activism, Paper Tiger Television and Indymedia by situating them within a wider context of radical video activism.

  • Taking up McLuhan's cause : perspectives on media and formal causality / edited by Corey Anton, Robert K. Logan & Lance Strate
    P 92.5 M3 T35 2017
    This book brings together a number of prominent scholars to explore a relatively under-studied area of Marshall McLuhan's thought: his idea of formal cause and the role that formal cause plays in the emergence of new technologies and in structuring societal relations. Aiming to open a new way of understanding McLuhan's thought in this area, and to provide methodological grounding for future media ecology research, the book runs the gamut, from contributions that directly support McLuhan's arguments to those that see in them the germs of future developments in emergent dynamics and complexity theory.

  • Feeling normal : sexuality and media criticism in the digital age / F. Hollis Griffin
    P 96 S58 G754 2016

    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.

  • The emoji code : how smiley faces, love hearts and thumbs up are changing the way we communicate / Professor Vyvyan Evans
    P 99 E93 2017
    Since 2011, the use of emoji - deriving from the Japanese, meaning picture character - has become a global phenomenon. We send over 6 billion emoji every day and regularly send emoji-only messages, and, when Oxford Dictionaries named the 'Face with Tears of Joy' emoji as their 'Word of the Year 2015', it received an enormous amount of criticism.Whenever emoji are covered in the popular media the same burning questions come up: Can an emoji really be a word? How language-like is it? Will emoji make us dumber? Or more lazy? Will they make us less adept at communicating with our nearest and dearest? And does this signal the death knell for language as we know it? Drawing on findings from disciplines as diverse as linguistics, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, archaeology and anthropology, this groundbreaking book explores human capacity to communicate, and addresses these questions in the process. The Emoji Code sheds light on emoji's vital role in the expression of emotion in digital communication and more, pointing the way for the future of international communication in a provocative and entertaining way.

  • The discourse of Youtube : multimodal text in a global context / Phil Benson
    P 99.4 M6 B37 2017

    The Discourse of YouTubeexplores the cutting edge of contemporary multimodal discourse through an in-depth analysis of structures, processes and content in YouTube discourse. YouTube is often seen as no more than a place to watch videos, but this book argues that YouTube and YouTube pages can also be read and analysed as complex, multi-authored, multimodal texts, emerging dynamically from processes of textually-mediated social interaction. The objective of the book is to show how multimodal discourse analysis tools can help us to understand the structures and processes involved in the production of YouTube texts. Philip Benson develops a framework for the analysis of multimodality in the structure of YouTube pages and of the multimodal interactions from which their content emerges. A second, and equally important, objective is to show how the globalization of YouTube is central to much of its discourse. The book identifies translingual practice as a key element in the global discourse of YouTube and discusses its roles in the negotiation of identities and intercultural learning in videos and comments. Focusing on YouTube as a key example of new digital media, The Discourse of YouTube makes a substantial contribution to conversations about new ways of producing multimodal text in a digital world.

  • Critical translation studies / Douglas Robinson
    P 306.2 R63 2017

    This book offers an introduction for Translation Studies (TS) scholars to Critical Translation Studies (CTS), a cultural-studies approach to the study of translation spearheaded by Sakai Naoki and Lydia H. Liu, with an implicit focus on translation as a social practice shaped by power relations in society. The central claim in CTS is that translators help condition what TS scholars take to be the primal scene of translation: two languages, two language communities, with the translator as mediator. According to Sakai, intralingual translation is primal: we are all foreigners to each other, making every address to another "heterolingual", thus a form of translation; and it is the order that these acts of translation bring to communication that begins to generate the "two separate languages" scenario. CTS is dedicated to the historicization of the social relations that create that scenario.

    In three sets of "Critical Theses on Translation," the book outlines and explains (and partly critiques) the CTS approach; in five interspersed chapters, the book delves more deeply into CTS, with an eye to making it do work that will be useful to TS scholars.

  • Think/point/shoot : media ethics, technology, and global change / Annette Danto and Mobina Hashmi ; in collaboration with Lonnie Isabel
    P 94 D37 2017

    Think/Point/Shoot gives students a thorough overview of the role of ethics in modern media creation. Case studies emphasize the critical issues in global media ethics today in all stages of media creation from preproduction research and development, to production and post production. This volume features practicing filmmakers, journalists, and media creators who provide insight into dealing with real-world ethical dilemmas.

    For this era, digital imagery, sounds, and web communication have opened doors to sharing thoughts and ideas instantaneously to potentially vast audiences. This presents exciting opportunities, but also serious ethical, legal, and social challenges. The cases and exercises found in this book are applicable to the current media field while still remaining grounded in strong ethical theory. Think/Point/Shoot explains the challenge of communicating a story to a worldwide audience while maintaining ethical standards. 

    A companion website provides additional resources for students and instructors:

    media ethics game chapter summaries and case studies important forms

    Instructors will also find:

    classroom exercises PowerPoints video from the "Global Media Ethics" Conference from March 2013

  • Sociolinguistics and second language acquisition : learning to use language in context / Kimberly L. Geeslin, with Avizia Yim
    P 118.2 G44 2014

    Sociolinguistics and Second Language Acquisition is a comprehensive textbook that bridges the gap between the fields of sociolinguistics and second language acquisition, exploring the variety of ways in which social context influences the acquisition of a second language. It reviews basic principles of sociolinguistics, provides a unified account of the multiple theoretical approaches to social factors in second languages, summarizes the growing body of empirical research, including examples of findings from a wide range of second languages, and discusses the application of sociolinguistics to the second language classroom. Written for an audience that extends beyond specialists in the field, complete with summary tables, additional readings, discussion questions, and application activities throughout, this volume will serve as the ideal textbook for advanced undergraduate or graduate students of second language acquisition and instruction, and will also be of interest to researchers in the fields of second language acquisition, second language instruction and sociolinguistics.

  • i-docs : the evolving practices of interactive documentary / edited by Judith Aston, Sandra Gaudenzi and Mandy Rose
    P 96 D62 I36 2017
    The history of documentary has been one of adaptation and change, as docu-mentarists have harnessed the affordances of emerging technology. In the last decade interactive documentaries (i-docs) have become established as a new field of practice within non-fiction storytelling. Their various incarnations are now a focus at leading film festivals (IDFA DocLab, Tribeca Storyscapes, Sheffield DocFest), major international awards have been won, and they are increasingly the subject of academic study. This anthology looks at the creative practices, purposes and ethics that lie behind these emergent forms. Expert contributions, case studies and interviews with major figures in the field address the production processes that lie behind interactive documentary, as well as the political, cultural and geographic contexts in which they are emerging and the media ecology that supports them. Taking a broad view of interactive documentary as any work which engages with 'the real' by employing digital interactive technology, this volume addresses a range of platforms and environments, from web-docs and virtual reality to mobile media and live performance. It thus explores the challenges that face interactive documentary practitioners and scholars, and proposes new ways of producing and engaging with interactive factual content.

  • Crowdsourcing and online collaborative translations : expanding the limits of translation studies / Miguel A. Jiménez-Crespo
    P 306.97 T73 J46 2017
    Crowdsourcing and online collaborative translations have emerged in the last decade to the forefront of Translation Studies as one of the most dynamic and unpredictable phenomena that has attracted a growing number of researchers. The popularity of this set of varied translational processes holds the potential to reframe existing translation theories, redefine a number of tenets in the discipline, advance research in the so-called "technological turn" and impact public perceptions on translation. This book provides an interdisciplinary analysis of these phenomena from a descriptive and critical perspective, delving into industry approaches and fostering inter and intra disciplinary connections between areas in which the impact is the greatest, such as cognitive translatology, translation technologies, quality and translation evaluation, sociological approaches, text-linguistic approaches, audiovisual translation or translation pedagogy. This book is of special interest to translation researchers, translation students, industry experts or anyone with an interest on how crowdsourcing and online collaborative translations relate to past, present and future research and theorizations in Translation Studies.

  • Major research issues in SLA / edited and introduced by Michael H. Long with contributions by Gisela Granena and Yucel Yilmaz
    P 118.2 M35 2016
    The past 50 years have witnessed achievement of a set of widely attested empirical findings on major research issues in SLA. They pertain to such matters as cross-linguistic influence; processes and sequences in interlanguage development; age effects; incidental and intentional, learning and implicit and explicit knowledge; the role of the linguistic environment and of the broader social context as sources of positive and negative evidence and of opportunities for input, interaction and output; and effects of individual differences in language aptitudes and other cognitive and affect variables. Robust findings in any scientific field constitute empirical 'problems' that require explanation and motivate theoretical work. In this inaugural volume of Brill Research Perspectives in Multilingualism and Second Language Acquisition , Michael Long, Gisela Granena and Yucel Yilmaz review work on a selection of these issues, and note implications of some of the work for language teaching, educational language planning, human migration, and other important matters of social concern.

  • Handbook of second language assessment / edited by Dina Tsagari and Jayanti Banerjee
    P 118 H365 2017

    This volume focuses on the principles and practices of second language assessment while considering its impact on society. Part I deals with the conceptual foundations of second language assessment, and Part II addresses the theory and practice of assessing different second language skills. Part III examines the challenges and opportunities of second language assessment in a range of contexts. Part IV examines key issues.

  • Handbook of second and foreign language writing / edited by Rosa M. Manchón and Paul Kei Matsuda
    P 118.2 H3635 2016

    The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

  • Translation and social media : in theory, in training and in professional practice / Renée Desjardins
    P 306.97 S63 D47 2017
    Offering a discussion of translation and social media through three themes, theory, training and professional practice, this book builds on emerging research in Translation Studies, including references citing recent translation and social media industry data. Topics include the translation of hashtags and the relevance of indexing, among others.

  • Cultural migrants and optimal language acquisition / edited by Fanny Forsberg Lundell and Inge Bartning
    P 119.315 C85 2015

    This volume investigates cultural migrants: people who, from their own free will, move to another country because of their interest in the target language and culture. Chapters include studies on cultural migrants acquiring French, Italian, Spanish and English and consider linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and pragmatic aspects of language acquisition. Cultural migrants have social and psychological advantages when acquiring a second language as adults, and the study of their linguistic knowledge and production increases our understanding of the possibilities and limits of L2 ultimate attainment. The work thus fills a gap in our understanding of high-level proficiency and will be of interest to researchers working in the field of SLA, as well as to social scientists studying the relationship between language, culture and integration.

  • Mapping multimodal performance studies / edited by Maria Grazia Sindoni, Janina Wildfeuer, and Kay L. O'Halloran
    P 99.4 M6 M266 2017

    This book is a first attempt to map the broad context of performance studies from a multimodal perspective. It collects original research on traditional performing arts (theatre, dance, opera), live (durational performance) and mediated/recorded performances (films, television shows), as well as performative discursive practices on social media by adopting several theories and methodologies all dealing with the notion of multimodality. As a mostly dynamic and also interactive environment for various text types and genres, the context of performance studies provides many opportunities to produce meaning verbally and non-verbally. All chapters in this book develop frameworks for the analysis of performance-related events and activities and explore empirical case studies in a range of different ages and cultures. A further focus lies on the communicative strategies deployed by different communities of practice, taking into account processes of production, distribution, and consumption of such texts in diverse spatial and temporal contexts.

  • New challenges for language testing : towards mutual recognition of qualifications / edited by María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
    P 118.2 N49 2016
    "The main focus of this volume is test development and accreditation requirements and needs. One of the major objectives here is to show the key aspects of the application of assessment in higher education and the systems of accreditation. Thanks to its unique perspective, it offers a different approach on various aspects of second language assessment. As universities are one of the best arenas for the analysis of language testing, the book thoroughly prepares higher education teachers to apply pilot studies and shows students' responses to new testing techniques and accreditation requirements. It offers an enlightening guide for scholars with an academic interest in acquiring the basic principles of language testing and accreditation, providing real cases of how new ways of testing and accreditation can be useful to second language teachers and students. Readers will not only come to understand how to use new testing strategies, but also have the opportunity to see that the proposals described in each chapter may be useful to language assessment and motivation of students.

  • Where prosody meets pragmatics / edited by Dagmar Barth-Weingarten, Nicole Dehé, Anne Wichmann
    P 99.4 P72 W44 2009
    This volume demonstrates the synergies that can result from interdisciplinary collaboration. Responding to the growing interest in the interface between prosody and pragmatics, it presents a collection of papers which use different approaches and data to explore a wide range of interrelated issues in both fields. The volume contains a state-of-the-art introduction by the editors, and individual chapters organised in three sections. In the first section, chapters by Sasha Calhoun, Joe Blythe, Merle Horne and Phoenix Lam examine prosodic cues to referential and discourse/textual meaning. The second section is devoted to the role played by prosody in the negotiation of speaker change in conversational interaction, with papers by Dagmar Barth-Weingarten, Jill House, Emina Kurtic/Guy J. Brown/Bill Wells and Beatrice Szczepek Reed. In the final section, chapters by Leendert Plug, Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen and Anne-Catherine Simon/Liesbeth Degand focus on various aspects of interpersonal meaning and how they are conveyed. Languages discussed are English, Dutch, German, Swedish, French and Murriny Patha, and the frameworks used include Conversation Analysis, Gricean pragmatics, Interactional Linguistics, Intonational Phonology, Phonology for Conversation and Relevance Theory.

  • The gift in the heart of language : the maternal source of meaning / Genevieve Vaughan
    P 107 V38 2015
    The author offers a paradigm-shifting view of the structure of material and verbal communication, based on the mother-child experience and confirmed by recent research in infant psychology. This view justifies a relational epistemology that informs the material gift economy, as well as the structure of language itself. Provisioning economies give value to the receivers, and the circulation of gifts consolidates community. Understanding language as verbal gifting unites other orientations with reason, to liberate us from biopathic, patriarchal conceptions of humanity. Sketched against this background, Vaughan introduces a conception of monetized exchange as a gift-denying and expropriating psychological mechanism, which is an unintended collective by product of verbal communication.

  • Cultures of communication : theologies of media in early modern Europe and beyond / edited by Helmut Puff, Ulrike Strasser, and Christopher Wild
    P 94 C84 2017

    Contrary to the historiographical commonplace "no Reformation without print" Cultures of Communication examines media in the early modern world through the lens of the period's religious history. Looking beyond the emergence of print, this collection of ground-breaking essays highlights the pivotal role of theology in the formation of the early modern cultures of communication. The authors assembled here urge us to understand the Reformation as a response to the perceived crisis of religious communication in late medieval Europe. In addition, they explore the novel demands placed on European media ecology by the acceleration and intensification of global interconnectedness in the early modern period. As the Christian evangelizing impulse began to propel growing numbers of Europeans outward to the Americas and Asia, theories and practices of religious communication had to be reformed to accommodate an array of new communicative constellations - across distances, languages, cultures.

  • Second language pronunciation assessment : interdisciplinary perspectives / edited by Talia Isaacs and Pavel Trofimovich
    P 118.75 S43 2017

    This book is open access under a CC BY licence. It spans the areas of assessment, second language acquisition (SLA) and pronunciation and examines topical issues and challenges that relate to formal and informal assessments of second language (L2) speech in classroom, research and real-world contexts. It showcases insights from assessing other skills (e.g. listening and writing) and highlights perspectives from research in speech sciences, SLA, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics, including lingua franca communication, with concrete implications for pronunciation assessment. This collection will help to establish commonalities across research areas and facilitate greater consensus about key issues, terminology and best practice in L2 pronunciation research and assessment. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, this book will appeal to a mixed audience of researchers, graduate students, teacher-educators and exam board staff with varying levels of expertise in pronunciation and assessment and wide-ranging interests in applied linguistics.

  • Récits inachevés : réflexions sur la recherche qualitative en sciences humaines et sociales / sous la direction d'Isabelle Perreault et de Marie-Claude Thifault
    P 301.5 A27 R43 2016
    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.

  • Understanding, evaluating, and conducting second language writing research / Charlene Polio, Debra A. Friedman
    P 118.2 P656 2017

    Understanding, Evaluating, and Conducting Second Language Writing Researchspeaks to the rapidly growing area of second language writing by providing a uniquely balanced approach to L2 writing research. While other books favor either a qualitative or quantitative approach to second language acquisition (SLA) research, this text is comprehensive in scope and does not privilege one approach over the other, illuminating the strengths of each and the ways in which they might complement each other. It also provides equal weight to the cognitive and socio-cultural approaches to SLA. Containing an array of focal studies and suggestions for further reading, this text is the ideal resource for students beginning to conduct L2 writing research as well as for more experienced researchers who wish to expand their approach to conducting research.

  • Tools for researching vocabulary / Paul Meara and Imma Miralpeix
    P 53.9 M328 2016

    This book introduces an innovative collection of easy-to-use computer programs that have been developed to measure and model vocabulary knowledge. The book aims to help researchers discover new instruments for lexical analysis, and provides a theoretical framework in which studies with such tools could be conducted. Each of the programs comes with a short manual explaining how to use the program, an example of a published paper that uses the program and a set of questions that readers can develop into proper projects. The programs can be used in real research projects and have the potential to break new ground for research in L2 vocabulary acquisition. The book will be of great use to final year undergraduates and masters students in applied linguistics, second language acquisition, psycholinguistics and language testing and to PhD students doing research methods courses.

  • Corpora in applied linguistics : current approaches / edited by Nikola Dobrić, Eva-Maria Graf and Alexander Onysko
    P 129 K53 2014
    "This volume brings together contributions from the Klagenfurt Conference of Corpus-Based Applied Linguistics (CALK14), in order to extend corpus linguistic research in different areas of applied linguistics. The studies gathered here explore the opportunities that both spoken and written corpora offer for answering questions in different domains of applied linguistics such as second language learning, language testing, comparative linguistics, learner pragmatics and specialised discourses. At the same time, the contributions also give insight into possible limitations and further challenges of corpus-based research in these areas."

  • Language change at the syntax-semantics interface / edited by Chiara Gianollo, Agnes Jäger, Doris Penka
    P 142 L263 2015

    Bringing together diachronic research from a variety of perspectives, notably typology, formal syntax and semantics, this volume focuses on the interplay of syntactic and semantic factors in language change - an issue so far largely neglected both in (mostly lexical) historical semantics as well as historical syntax, but recently brought into focus by grammaticalization theory as well as Minimalist diachronic syntax. The contributions draw on data from numerous Indo-European languages including Vedic Sanskrit, Middle Indic, Greek as well as English and German, and discuss a range of phenomena such as change in negation markers, indefinite articles, quantifiers, modal verbs, argument structure among others. The papers analyze diachronic evidence in the light of contemporary syntactic and semantic theory, addressing the crucial question of how syntactic and semantic change are linked, and whether both are governed by similar constraints, principles and systematic mechanisms. The volume will appeal to scholars in historical linguistics and formal theories of syntax and semantics.

  • Lexique sélectif de collocations des médias d'aujourd'hui : français-anglais / Pierre Fauve
    P 87.5 F38 2014

  • The Media reader / edited by Manuel Alvarado and John O. Thompson
    P 91.25 M373 1990
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