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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 C33 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.

  • Arabic Language Processing: From Theory to Practice 6th International Conference, ICALP 2017, Fez, Morocco, October 11?12, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Abdelmonaime Lachkar, Karim Bouzoubaa, Azzedine Mazroui, Abdelfettah Hamdani, Abdelhak Lekhouaja

  • History, Features, and Typology of Language Corpora/ by Niladri Sekhar Dash, S. Arulmozi

  • The Identity of the Professional Interpreter : how Professional Identities are Constructed in the Classroom / by Alan James Runcieman

  • Foreign language learning anxiety in China theories and applications in English language teaching / Deyuan He

  • Quantitative semiotic analysis / Dario Compagno, editor

  • Trust in media and journalism : empirical perspectives on ethics, norms, impacts and populism in Europe / Kim Otto, Andreas Köhler, editors

  • Linguistic and cultural innovation in schools : the languages challenge / Jane Spiro, Eowyn Crisfield

  • Pronouns in literature : positions and perspectives in language / Alison Gibbons, Andrea Macrae, editors

  • Intercultural communicative competence for global citizenship : identifying cyberpragmatic rules of engagement in telecollaboration / Marina Orsini-Jones, Fiona Lee

  • The politics of Chinese media : consensus and contestation / Bingchun Meng

  • Chinese as a Second and Foreign Language Education Pedagogy and Psychology / by Qiao Yu Cai

  • Revisiting the assessment of second language abilities : from theory to practice / Sahbi Hidri, editor

  • Formalizing Natural Languages with NooJ and Its Natural Language Processing Applications : 11th International Conference, NooJ 2017, Kenitra and Rabat, Morocco, May 18?20, 2017, Revised Selected Papers / edited by Samir Mbarki, Mohammed Mourchid, Max Silberztein

  • Shifting Nicaraguan mediascapes : authoritarianism and the struggle for social justice / Julie Cupples, Kevin Glynn

  • Linguistic and cultural studies : traditions and innovations : proceedings of the XVIIth International Conference on Linguistic and Cultural Studies (LKTI 2017), October 11-13, 2017, Tomsk, Russia / Andrey Filchenko, Zhanna Anikina, editors

  • The Sociolinguistics of Hip-hop as Critical Conscience : Dissatisfaction and Dissent / Andrew S. Ross, Damian J. Rivers, editors

  • Exploring silence and absence in discourse : empirical approaches / edited by Melani Schröter, Charlotte Taylor

  • New speakers of minority languages : linguistic ideologies and practices / Cassie Smith-Christmas, Noel P. Ó Murchadha, Michael Hornsby, Máiréad Moriarty, editors

  • Research on translator and interpreter training a collective volume of bibliometric reviews and empirical studies on learners / Jackie Xiu Yan, Jun Pan, Honghua Wang

  • Multimodal pragmatics and translation a new model for source text analysis / Sara Dicerto

  • Minimal English for a Global World : Improved Communication Using Fewer Words / edited by Cliff Goddard

  • Linguistic pragmatics of intercultural professional and business communication / Elena N. Malyuga, Svetlana N. Orlova

  • Learning vocabulary strategically in a study abroad context / Isobel Kai-Hui Wang
    P 118.2 B358 2017eb

  • Buddhism and Linguistics : Theory and Philosophy

  • The ecology of language in multilingual India : voices of women and educators in the Himalayan foothills / Cynthia Groff

  • Demographic and socioeconomic basis of ethnolinguistics / Jacob S. Siegel

  • Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

  • Making way in corpus-based interpreting studies / Mariachiara Russo, Claudio Bendazzoli, Bart Defrancq, editors

  • Testing lecture comprehension through listening-to-summarize cloze tasks the trio of task demands, cognitive processes and language competence / Haiping Wang
    P 95.46 W36 2018eb

  • Not Just a Laughing Matter : Interdisciplinary Approaches to Political Humor in China / edited by King-fai Tam, Sharon R. Wesoky

  • Language, identity and cycling in the new media age : exploring interpersonal semiotics in multimodal media and online texts / Patrick Kiernan
    P 126 K55 2018eb

  • Lexical facility : size, recognition speed and consistency as dimensions of second language vocabulary knowledge / Michael Harrington
    P 118.2 H37 2018eb
    This book examines the simultaneous contribution of learner vocabulary size and speed to second language performance differences across learner levels and settings. Harrington considers vocabulary size and speed, as reflected in retrieval speed and consistency, as a three-dimensional measurement construct termed lexical facility. While size and retrieval speed are generally known, this is the first attempt to incorporate consistency, as measured by the coefficient of variation, as an index of vocabulary skill. Part 1 describes the three dimensions and the roles they play on lower level text processing and thus on second language performance more generally. Part 2 reports on seven studies and related research that investigate the sensitivity of the three dimensions, both individually and in combination, to proficiency differences in common domains of academic English performance. Harrington's framework and the theoretical and methodological issues that arise are presented in a manner accessible to a wide readership, including second language acquisition vocabulary researchers, testing and assessment practitioners, and those interested in second language research methodology.

  • Translation, Globalization and Translocation : the Classroom and Beyond

  • Consecutive interpreting : an interdisciplinary study / Alexander V. Kozin

  • Media logic(s) revisited : Modelling the interplay between media institutions, media technology and societal change / Mario Anastasiadis; Jessica Einspänner-Pflock; Caja Thimm

  • Communicative figurations : transforming communications in times of deep mediatization / edited by Andreas Hepp, Andreas Breiter, Uwe Hasebrink
    P 96 M4C64 2018eb

  • Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies

  • Private print media, the state and politics in colonial and post-colonial Zimbabwe Sylvester Dombo

  • Autonomy in language learning and teaching : new research agendas / Alice Chik, Naoko Aoki, Richard Smith, editors

  • Towards post-native-speakerism : dynamics and shifts / Stephanie Ann Houghton, Kayoko Hashimoto, editors

  • The value of foreign language learning : a study on linguistic capital and the economic value of language skills / Tobias Schroedler

  • Challenges of Second and Foreign Language Education in a Globalized World : Studies in Honor of Krystyna Droździał-Szelest / Mirosław Pawlak, Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak, Editors

  • Writing centers in the higher education landscape of the Arabian Gulf / Osman Z. Barnawi, editor

  • Bilingual learners and social equity : critical approaches to systemic functional linguistics / Ruth Harman, editor

  • 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

  • The economics of the multilingual workplace / François Grin, Claudio Sfreddo and François Vaillancourt
    P 115 G745 2010eb

    This book proposes a path-breaking study of the economics of multilingualism at work, proposing a systematic approach to the identification and measurement of the ways in which language skills and economic performance are related.

    Using the instruments of economic investigation, but also explicitly relating the analysis to the approaches to multilingualism at work developed in the language sciences, this interdisciplinary book proposes a systematic, step-by-step exploration of the issue. Starting from a general identification of the linkages between multilingualism and processes of value creation, it reviews the contributions of linguistics and economics before developing a new economic model of production in which language is taken into account. Testing of the model using data from two countries provides quantitative estimations of the influence of multilingualism on economic processes, showing that foreign language skills can make a considerable contribution to a country's GDP. These findings have significant implications for language policy and suggest strategies helping language planners to harness market forces for increased effectiveness.

    A technical appendix shows how the novel technical and statistical procedures developed in this study can be generalized, and applied wherever researchers or decision makers need to identify and measure the value of multilingualism.

  • 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.
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