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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.


  • Everyday writing in the Graeco-Roman East / Roger S. Bagnall
    P 211.3 E3 B346 2011eb

  • The limits of language / Stephen David Ross
    P 106 R677 1996eb

  • Reconstructing argumentative discourse / Frans H. van Eemeren [et al.]
    P 301.5 P47 R436 1993eb

  • The voice of prophecy and other essays / Edwin Ardener ; foreword by Michael Herzfeld ; edited and with an introduction by Malcolm Chapman ; postscripts by Maryon McDonald and Kirsten Hastrup
    P 35 A734 2007eb

  • Rhetorical style : the uses of language in persuasion / Jeanne Fahnestock
    P 301.5 P47 F346 2011eb

  • How to kill a dragon : aspects of Indo-European poetics / Calvert Watkins
    P 569 W385 1995eb

  • Quality estimation for machine translation / Lucia Specia, Carolina Scarton, Gustavo Henrique Paetzold
    P 308 S646 2018eb
    Many applications within natural language processing involve performing text-to-text transformations, i.e., given a text in natural language as input, systems are required to produce a version of this text (e.g., a translation), also in natural language, as output. Automatically evaluating the output of such systems is an important component in developing text-to-text applications. Two approaches have been proposed for this problem: (i) to compare the system outputs against one or more reference outputs using string matching-based evaluation metrics and (ii) to build models based on human feedback to predict the quality of system outputs without reference texts. Despite their popularity, reference-based evaluation metrics are faced with the challenge that multiple good (and bad) quality outputs can be produced by text-to-text approaches for the same input. This variation is very hard to capture, even with multiple reference texts. In addition, reference-based metrics cannot be used in production (e.g., online machine translation systems), when systems are expected to produce outputs for any unseen input. In this book, we focus on the second set of metrics, so-called Quality Estimation (QE) metrics, where the goal is to provide an estimate on how good or reliable the texts produced by an application are without access to gold-standard outputs. QE enables different types of evaluation that can target different types of users and applications. Machine learning techniques are used to build QE models with various types of quality labels and explicit features or learnt representations, which can then predict the quality of unseen system outputs. This book describes the topic of QE for text-to-text applications, covering quality labels, features, algorithms, evaluation, uses, and state-of-the-art approaches. It focuses on machine translation as application, since this represents most of the QE work done to date. It also briefly describes QE for several other applications, including text simplification, text summarization, grammatical error correction, and natural language generation.

  • The Anthropology of media : a reader / edited by Kelly Askew and Richard R. Wilk
    P 94.6 A574 2002

    The Anthropology of Media: A Reader

    Brings together key writings in the emergent field of theanthropology of media for the first time Integrates key themes in the anthropology of media by meansof editorial commentary Explores the theoretical issues that have arisen fromethnographic studies of media offers a critical overview of how mass media represents andconstructs both Western and non-Western cultures. Moving beyondearlier anthropological preoccupation with ethnographic film anddrawing on the recent explosion of creative studies of culture andmedia, this volume heralds the emergence of a new field - theanthropology of media - and brings its key literaturetogether for the first time.

  • The Terrorist Argument : Modern Advocacy and Propaganda / Christoper C. Harmon, Randall G. Bowdish
    P 96 T47 H378 2018eb

  • On Islam : Muslims and the Media / edited by Rosemary Pennington and Hilary E. Kahn
    P 96 I84 O5 2018eb

    In the constant deluge of media coverage on Islam, Muslims are often portrayed as terrorists, refugees, radicals, or victims, depictions that erode human responses of concern, connection, or even a willingness to learn about Muslims. On Islam helps break this cycle with information and strategies to understand and report the modern Muslim experience. Journalists, activists, bloggers, and scholars offer insights into how Muslims are represented in the media today and offer tips for those covering Islam in the future. Interviews provide personal and often moving firsthand accounts of people confronting the challenges of modern life while maintaining their Muslim faith, and brief overviews provide a crash course on Muslim beliefs and practices. A concise and frank discussion of the Muslim experience, On Islam provides facts and perspective at a time when truth in journalism is more vital than ever.


  • Of Stigmatology : Punctuation as Experience / Peter Szendy ; translated by Jan Plug
    P 301.5 P86 S9713 2018eb

  • The Mediated Mind : Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century / Susan Zieger
    P 96 T42 Z546 2018eb

  • Interruptions : The Fragmentary Aesthetic in Modern Literature / Gerald L. Bruns
    P 302.5 B78 2018eb

  • Meeting Place : Encounters across Cultures in Hong Kong, 1841–1984 / edited by Elizabeth Sinn and Christopher Munn
    P 94.65 H85 M447 2017eb

  • Going Viral : Zombies, Viruses, and the End of the World / Dahlia Schweitzer
    P 96 E632 U673 2018eb
    Outbreak narratives have proliferated for the past quarter century, and now they have reached epidemic proportions. From 28 Days Later to 24 to The Walking Dead , movies, TV shows, and books are filled with zombie viruses, bioengineered plagues, and disease-ravaged bands of survivors. Even news reports indulge in thrilling scenarios about potential global pandemics like SARS and Ebola. Why have outbreak narratives infected our public discourse, and how have they affected the way Americans view the world?

    In Going Viral , Dahlia Schweitzer probes outbreak narratives in film, television, and a variety of other media, putting them in conversation with rhetoric from government authorities and news organizations that have capitalized on public fears about our changing world. She identifies three distinct types of outbreak narrative, each corresponding to a specific contemporary anxiety: globalization, terrorism, and the end of civilization. Schweitzer considers how these fears, stoked by both fictional outbreak narratives and official sources, have influenced the ways Americans relate to their neighbors, perceive foreigners, and regard social institutions.

    Looking at everything from I Am Legend to The X Files to World War Z , this book examines how outbreak narratives both excite and horrify us, conjuring our nightmares while letting us indulge in fantasies about fighting infected Others. Going Viral thus raises provocative questions about the cost of public paranoia and the power brokers who profit from it.

    Supplemental Study Materials for "Going Viral": https://www.rutgersuniversitypress.org/going-viral-dahlia-schweitzer
    Dahlia Schweitzer- Going Viral: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xF0V7WL9ow

  • Immersions in Cultural Difference : Tourism, War, Performance / Natalie Alvarez
    P 94.6 A46 2018eb

  • Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media / edited by Vanessa Joosen
    P 96 I48 C66 2018eb

    Contributions by Gökçe Elif Baykal, Lincoln Geraghty, Verónica Gottau, Vanessa Joosen, Sung-Ae Lee, Cecilia Lindgren, Mayako Murai, Emily Murphy, Mariano Narodowski, Johanna Sjöberg, Anna Sparrman, Ingrid Tomkowiak, Helma van Lierop-Debrauwer, Ilgim Veryeri Alaca, and Elisabeth Wesseling

    Media narratives in popular culture often assign interchangeable characteristics to childhood and old age, presuming a resemblance between children and the elderly. These designations in media can have far-reaching repercussions in shaping not only language, but also cognitive activity and behavior. The meaning attached to biological, numerical age--even the mere fact that we calculate a numerical age at all--is culturally determined, as is the way people "act their age."

    With populations aging all around the world, awareness of intergenerational relationships and associations surrounding old age is becoming urgent. Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media caters to this urgency and contributes to age literacy by supplying insights into the connection between childhood and senescence to show that people are aged by culture.

    Treating classic stories like the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales and Heidi ; pop culture hits like The Simpsons and Mad Men ; and international productions, such as Turkish television cartoons and South Korean films, contributors explore the recurrent idea that "children are like old people," as well as other relationships between children and elderly characters as constructed in literature and media from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. This volume deals with fiction and analyzes language as well as verbally sparse, visual productions, including children's literature, film, television, animation, and advertising.

  • Remaking Reality : U.S. Documentary Culture after 1945 / edited by Sara Blair, Joseph B. Entin, and Franny Nudelman
    P 96 D622 U666 2018eb

  • A guide to doing statistics in second language research using SPSS and R / Jenifer Larson-Hall, Fukuoka JoGakuin University
    P 118.2 L373 2016

    A Guide to Doing Statistics in Second Language Research Using SPSS and R, Second Editionis the only text available that demonstrates how to use SPSS and R as specifically related to applied linguistics and SLA research. This new edition is up-to-date with the most recent version of the SPSS software and now also includes coverage of R, a software program increasingly used by researchers in this field. Supported by a number of pedagogical features, including tip boxes and practice activities, and a wealth of screenshots, this book takes readers through each step of performing and understanding statistical research, covering the most commonly used tests in second language research, including t-tests, correlation, and ANOVA. A robust accompanying website covers additional tests of interest to students and researchers, taking them step-by-step through carrying out these tests themselves. In this comprehensive and hands-on volume, Jenifer Larson-Hall equips readers with a thorough understanding and the practical skills necessary to conducting and interpreting statisical research effectively using SPSS and R, ideal for graduate students and researchers in SLA, social sciences, and applied lingustics.

    For more information and materials, please visit www.routledge.com/cw/larson-hall .


  • Making sense of language : readings in culture and communication / Susan D. Blum
    P 107 B595 2017
    Chosen for their accessibility and variety, the readings in Making Sense of Language: Readings in Culture and Communication, Third Edition, engage students in thinking about the nature of language - arguably the most uniquely human of all our characteristics - and its involvement in everyaspect of human society and experience. Instead of taking an ideological stance on specific issues, the text presents a range of theoretical and disciplinary perspectives and bolsters them with pedagogical support, including unit and chapter introductions; critical-thinking, reading, and applicationquestions; suggested further reading; and a comprehensive glossary. Questions of power, identity, interaction, ideology, and the nature of language and other semiotic systems are woven throughout the third edition of Making Sense of Language, making it an exemplary text for courses in language andculture, linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, and four-field anthropology.

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

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

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

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

  • Bilingualism and Cognitive Control
    P115

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

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

  • Screen society
    P94.6

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

  • A guide to publishing for academics : inside the publish or perish phenomenon / edited by Jay Liebowitz, DiSanto Visiting Chair in Applied Business and Finance, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Pennsylvania, USA
    P 301.5 A27G85 2015

    Most academics still wrestle with the "publish or perish" phenomenon. Based on Dr. Liebowitz's 25 years serving as the editor-in-chief of a leading international journal, along with insights from some of the most knowledgeable journal editors, this book shares key lessons learned to help new professors, doctoral students, and practitioner-scholars increase their chances of being published in selective, refereed international journals. It focuses on the key practices needed to ensure journal publication, with interesting cases and helpful tips sprinkled throughout the book.

    A Guide to Publishing for Academics provides useful knowledge from leading journal editors of both traditional and online journals, as well as various tiers of journals. Although the focus is mainly in the business and IT areas, much of the guidance provided can cross into other fields. The book contains interesting vignettes and do's and don'ts so that potential authors can understand what goes on behind the scenes once the manuscript arrives on the journal editor's desk.

    The book provides constructive guidance on choosing what and where to publish, what to consider when writing a title for a paper, how to prepare and submit journal manuscripts, and how to position a paper for publication. It also has valuable information for current and future journal editors, including models of editing and editorial boards, editorial coaching advice, and editing smart practices. With the information in this book, the next generation of academics and practitioner-scholars will be well equipped to overcome the publish or perish phenomenon.


  • Mass communication : issues, perspectives and techniques / [edited by] Jason R. Detrani
    P 90 M37 2011

    This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

    Mass communication is the academic study of the various means by which individuals and entities communicate information to large audiences at the same time. Mass communication channels include newspaper and magazine publishing, radio, television, film, and the Internet. Mass Communication: Issues, Perspectives and Techniques addresses pressing concerns in the field today. The book discusses communicating information to the public about emergency procedures in the face of disasters and emergencies and the media's role in public health campaigns. It also also explores mass media theory and incorporating media strategies into peace-building campaigns. A thoughtful analysis of how mass media messages are constructed and construed rounds out the coverage.


  • Sociocultural theory and the pedagogical imperative in L2 education : Vygotskian praxis and the research/practice divide / James P. Lantolf, Matthew E. Poehner
    P 118.2 L3685 2014

    Explicating clearly and concisely the full implication of a praxis-oriented language pedagogy, this book argues for an approach to language teaching grounded in a significant scientific theory of human learning--a stance that rejects the consumer approach to theory and the dichotomy between theory and practice that dominates SLA and language teaching. This approach is based on Vygotsky's sociocultural theory, according to which the two activities are inherently connected so that each is necessarily rooted in the other; practice is the research laboratory where the theory is tested. From the perspective of language education, this is what is meant by the 'pedagogical imperative.'

    Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education
    * Elaborates a new approach to dealing with the relationship between theory and practice--an approach grounded in praxis--the dialectical unity of theory and practice
    * Presents an analysis of empirical research illustrating praxis-based principles in real language classrooms
    * Brings together cognitive linguistics and sociocultural theory ─ the former provides the theoretical knowledge of language required of praxis and the latter furnishes the theoretical principles of learning and development also called for in a praxis approach
    * Offers recommendations for redesigning teacher education programs

    Its timely focus on the theory-practice gap in language education and its original approach to bridging it put this book at the cutting edge of thinking about Vygotskian sociocultural theory in applied linguistics and SLA.


  • Introduction to instructed second language acquisition / Shawn Loewen, Michigan State University
    P 118.2 L65 2015

    Introduction to Instructed Second Language Acquisition is the first book to present a cohesive view of the different theoretical and pedagogical perspectives that comprise instructed second language acquisition (ISLA), defined as any type of learning that occurs as a result of the manipulating the process and conditions of second language acquisition. The book begins by considering the effectiveness of ISLA and the differences between ISLA and naturalistic L2 learning. It then goes on to discuss the theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical aspects of such key issues in ISLA as grammar learning; interaction in the classroom; focus on form, function and meaning; vocabulary learning; pronunciation learning; pragmatics learning; learning contexts; and individual differences. This timely and important volume is ideally suited for the graduate level ISLA course, and provides valuable insights for any SLA scholar interested in the processes involved in second language learning in classroom settings.


  • Lexical processing and second language acquisition / Natasha Tokowicz
    P 118.2 T65 2015

    Lexical Processing and Second Language Acquisitionprovides a comprehensive overview of research on second language lexical processing, integrating converging research and perspectives from Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. The book begins by introducing the dominant issues addressed by research in the field in cognitive science and discussing the relevant models in the literature. It later moves toward exploring the different factors that impact second language lexical processing as well as cognitive neuroscientific approaches to the study of the issues discussed throughout the book. A concluding chapter offers a global summary of the key issues and research strands, in addition to directions for future research, with a list of recommended readings providing students and researchers with avenues for further study.


  • Project management for research : a guide for graduate students / Adedeji B. Badiru, Christina F. Rusnock, Vhance V. Valencia
    P 302.18 B34 2016

    Graduate research is a complicated process, which many undergraduate students aspire to undertake. The complexity of the process can lead to failures for even the most brilliant students. Success at the graduate research level requires not only a high level of intellectual ability but also a high level of project management skills. Unfortunately, many graduate students have trouble planning and implementing their research.

    Project Management for Research: A Guide for Graduate Students reflects the needs of today's graduate students. All graduate students need mentoring and management guidance that has little to do with their actual classroom performance. Graduate students do a better job with their research programs if a self-paced guide is available to them. This book provides such a guide. It covers topics ranging from how to select an appropriate research problem to how to schedule and execute research tasks. The authors take a project management approach to planning and implementing graduate research in any discipline. They use a conversational tone to address the individual graduate student.

    This book helps graduate students and advisors answer most of the basic questions of conducting and presenting graduate research, thereby alleviating frustration on the part of both student and advisor. It presents specific guidelines and examples throughout the text along with more detailed examples in reader-friendly appendices at the end. By being more organized and prepared to handle basic research management functions, graduate students, along with their advisors, will have more time for actual intellectual mentoring and knowledge transfer, resulting in a more rewarding research experience.


  • Questionnaires in second language research : construction, administration, and processing / Zoltan Dornyei with contributions from Tatsuya Taguchi
    P 118.2 D67 2010

    Questionnaires in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing is the first guide in the second language field devoted to the question of how to produce and use questionnaires as reliable and valid research instruments. It offers a thorough overview of the theory of questionnaire design, administration, and processing, made accessible by concrete, real-life second language research applications. This second edition features a new chapter on how an actual scientific instrument was developed using the theoretical guidelines in the book, and new sections on translating questionnaires and collecting survey data on the Internet. Researchers and students in second language studies, applied linguistics, and TESOL programs will find this book invaluable, and it can also be used as a textbook for courses in quantitative research methodology and survey research in linguistics, psychology, and education departments.


  • Interventions : communication research and practice / edited by Adrienne Shaw and D. Travers Scott
    P 91.3 I53 2017

    This volume brings together a range of papers that fruitfully engage with the theme of the 2017 Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, held in San Diego, California: Interventions. Here "intervention" points to a range of communication practices that engage with a political event, social phenomena, industrial or socio-cultural practice, in order to alter and disrupt events and the norms and practices that contribute to their occurrence.  Interventions prohibit events from proceeding in a "normal" course. Interventions approach or critique practices and phenomenon resulting from tensions or absences occurring in: events, structures, (institutional governmental, media industry), discourses, and socio-cultural and subcultural events. Intervention presents the opportunity to explore boundaries, assumptions and strategies that appear to be different or irreconcilable, viewing them instead as possibilities for productive engagements. Communication interventions--in both research and practice--insert insights from diverse voices, marginal positions, emerging organizational practices and digital technologies, to broaden and enrich dialogue. Interventions bring complex reframings to events and phenomenon. Interventions seek to alter a course and effect changed practices in a range of spheres: governmental and social institutions, cultural and nongovernmental groups; industry and organizational life, new media and digital spaces, socio-cultural environments, subcultural groups, health environments, affective and behavioral life, and in everyday life.


  • The Routledge companion to media studies and digital humanities / edited by Jentery Sayers
    P 90 R673 2018eb

    Although media studies and digital humanities are established fields, their overlaps have not been examined in depth. This comprehensive collection fills that gap, giving readers a critical guide to understanding the array of methodologies and projects operating at the intersections of media, culture, and practice. Topics include: access, praxis, social justice, design, interaction, interfaces, mediation, materiality, remediation, data, memory, making, programming, and hacking.


  • Argumentation in the newsroom / Marta Zampa, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
    P 301.5 P47 Z35 2017
    The news we see daily is selected from among alternatives by journalists. Argumentation in the Newsroom uses ethnographic data from Swiss television and print newsrooms to shed light on how journalists make decisions regarding the selection and presentation of news items in their daily professional practice. The evidence illustrates that, contrary to the standard view, journalistic decisions are not limited to the influence of standardized production patterns, instinct, or editors' orders. Rather, in their attempt to produce the best news possible, journalists carefully ponder and discuss their choices, utilizing full-fledged critical discussions at all stages of the newsmaking process. By employing the pragma-dialectical model of a critical discussion in conjunction with the Argumentum Model of Topics, this study provides a detailed reconstruction of how journalists make use of argumentative reasoning, basing their decisions on a complex set of material premises and on recurrent procedural premises.

  • FusionCharts beginners guide : the official guide for fusioncharts suite : create interactive charts in JavaScript (HTML5) and Flash for your web and enterprise applications / Sanket Nadhani, Shamasis Bhattacharya, Pallav Nadhani
    P 93.52 N33 2012eb

  • The PowerPoint detox : reinvent your slides and add power to your presentation / Patrick Forsyth
    P 93.53 M534F67 2009eb
    We all know the feeling of attending a lack-lustre, dreary and formulaic presentation where dense lumps of text are read verbatim from the screen. It is beyond tedious, and it is unsurprising that the phrase "death by PowerPoint" has entered the language. But it need not be that way. With a little time and effort you can add power to your presentations and do so simply.The PowerPoint Detox is a straightforward, practical guide that will help you to prepare and use slides that will fit with your message and support it; add power to your presenting style; enhance your presentation with a visual element in a way that makes explanation easier and clearer; be more likely to be understood, make your message memorable and assist retention. It is designed to appeal to anyone who needs to use PowerPoint: new presenters and those with some experience, those who have had some training or read a book or two and those who have not.With sample slides and plenty of examples reproduced in PowerPoint style, The PowerPoint Detox is a clear how-to book that will help you to add explanatory power, style and professionalism to your presentations.

  • Shaping phonology / edited by Diane Brentari and Jackson L. Lee
    P 217.3 S53 2018
    Within the past forty years, the field of phonology--a branch of linguistics that explores both the sound structures of spoken language and the analogous phonemes of sign language, as well as how these features of language are used to convey meaning--has undergone several important shifts in theory that are now part of standard practice. Drawing together contributors from a diverse array of subfields within the discipline, and honoring the pioneering work of linguist John Goldsmith, this book reflects on these shifting dynamics and their implications for future phonological work.

    Divided into two parts, Shaping Phonology first explores the elaboration of abstract domains (or units of analysis) that fall under the purview of phonology. These chapters reveal the increasing multidimensionality of phonological representation through such analytical approaches as autosegmental phonology and feature geometry. The second part looks at how the advent of machine learning and computational technologies has allowed for the analysis of larger and larger phonological data sets, prompting a shift from using key examples to demonstrate that a particular generalization is universal to striving for statistical generalizations across large corpora of relevant data. Now fundamental components of the phonologist's tool kit, these two shifts have inspired a rethinking of just what it means to do linguistics.

  • Translation quality assessment : from principles to practice / Joss Moorkens, Sheila Castilho, Federico Gaspari, Stephen Doherty, editors
    P 306.2 T732 2018

    This is the first volume that brings together research and practice from academic and industry settings and a combination of human and machine translation evaluation. Its comprehensive collection of papers by leading experts in human and machine translation quality and evaluation who situate current developments and chart future trends fills a clear gap in the literature. This is critical to the successful integration of translation technologies in the industry today, where the lines between human and machine are becoming increasingly blurred by technology: this affects the whole translation landscape, from students and trainers to project managers and professionals, including in-house and freelance translators, as well as, of course, translation scholars and researchers.

    The editors have broad experience in translation quality evaluation research, including investigations into professional practice with qualitative and quantitative studies, and the contributors are leading experts in their respective fields, providing a unique set of complementary perspectives on human and machine translation quality and evaluation, combining theoretical and applied approaches.



  • Machine translation / Thierry Poibeau
    P 308 P65 2017

    A concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and major players in the industry.

    The dream of a universal translation device goes back many decades, long before Douglas Adams's fictional Babel fish provided this service in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy . Since the advent of computers, research has focused on the design of digital machine translation tools--computer programs capable of automatically translating a text from a source language to a target language. This has become one of the most fundamental tasks of artificial intelligence. This volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series offers a concise, nontechnical overview of the development of machine translation, including the different approaches, evaluation issues, and market potential. The main approaches are presented from a largely historical perspective and in an intuitive manner, allowing the reader to understand the main principles without knowing the mathematical details.

    The book begins by discussing problems that must be solved during the development of a machine translation system and offering a brief overview of the evolution of the field. It then takes up the history of machine translation in more detail, describing its pre-digital beginnings, rule-based approaches, the 1966 ALPAC (Automatic Language Processing Advisory Committee) report and its consequences, the advent of parallel corpora, the example-based paradigm, the statistical paradigm, the segment-based approach, the introduction of more linguistic knowledge into the systems, and the latest approaches based on deep learning. Finally, it considers evaluation challenges and the commercial status of the field, including activities by such major players as Google and Systran.


  • Phonology / Philip Carr and Jean-Pierre Montreuil
    P 217 C35 2013
    Covering the entire history of generative phonology, from the Sound Pattern of English model to the Optimality Theory framework in use today, Phonology includes the latest developments in analytical and theoretical aspects of the subject.

    This fully revised and updated edition:
    - provides a phonetics revision chapter for students to refresh their knowledge of phonetics
    - includes brand new chapters on Phonological Weight and Optimality Theory, and incorporates new material on Moraic Theory
    - contains classroom exercises drawn from a wide variety of languages, along with sample answers and suggestions for further reading

    Whether you are new to the field or simply want to take your studies further, Phonology will help you to develop a complete understanding of this important branch of linguistics.

    Full answer keys to the book's exercises are available to lecturers on the Palgrave Modern Linguistics series companion website at www.palgrave.com/language/pml>

  • Political turbulence : how social media shape collective action / Helen Margetts, Peter John, Scott Hale & Taha Yasseri
    P 95.82 U6 M37 2016

    As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing, or downloading. Chain reactions caused by these tiny acts of participation form a growing part of collective action today, from neighborhood campaigns to global political movements. Political Turbulence reveals that, in fact, most attempts at collective action online do not succeed, but some give rise to huge mobilizations--even revolutions.


    Drawing on large-scale data generated from the Internet and real-world events, this book shows how mobilizations that succeed are unpredictable, unstable, and often unsustainable. To better understand this unruly new force in the political world, the authors use experiments that test how social media influence citizens deciding whether or not to participate. They show how different personality types react to social influences and identify which types of people are willing to participate at an early stage in a mobilization when there are few supporters or signals of viability. The authors argue that pluralism is the model of democracy that is emerging in the social media age--not the ordered, organized vision of early pluralists, but a chaotic, turbulent form of politics.


    This book demonstrates how data science and experimentation with social data can provide a methodological toolkit for understanding, shaping, and perhaps even predicting the outcomes of this democratic turbulence.


  • L'analyse textuelle des idées, du discours et des pratiques politiques / sous la direction de Pierre-Marc Daigneault et de Marc Pétry
    P302.77 $b.A52 2017eb

  • The politics of translation in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance / edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski, Luise von Flotow, Daniel Russell
    P 306.8 E85P65 2001eb
    The articles in this collection focus on politics in the widest sense and its influence and visibility in translations from the early Middle Ages to the late Renaissance - from Eusbius' translations of Virgil to Shakespeare's adaptation of the story of Titus Andronicus. No translation, this collection argues, is an innocent, transparent rendering of the original; translation is always carried out in a certain cultural and political ambience.

  • Portraits de traducteurs / sous la direction de Jean Delisle
    P 306.9 D44 1998eb
    Ce recueil de portraits nous fait p#65533;n#65533;trer dans l'intimit#65533; de dix traducteurs qui appartiennent #65533; diverse #65533;poques : XVIe, XVIIIe, XIXe et XXe si#65533;cles. Les textes traduits vont de l'article de presse aux Saintes #65533;critures, en passant par la trag#65533;die grecque, le roman, la po#65533;sie, le conte, le #65533; polar #65533; et les trait#65533;s de droit. R#65533;introduisant la subjectivit#65533; dans le discours sur la traduction, ces portraits contribuent au n#65533;cessaire recentrement de l'attention sur la personne de traducteur. Lorsqu'il a entrepris telle ou telle traduction, quelle #65533;tait sa vis#65533;e r#65533;elle ? S'est-il pli#65533; docilement aux contraintes inh#65533;rentes #65533; cet exercice de r#65533;#65533;nonciation interlinguistique et interculturelle ? A-t-il transgress#65533; certaines de ces contraintes ? O#65533; a-t-il travaill#65533; ? #65533; quelle #65533;poque ? Pour qui ? #65533; quelle fin ? Dans quelles circonstances ? Quels facteurs externes ont pu infl#65533;chir sa mani#65533;re de traduire, l'amener #65533; modifier le texte original, voire #65533; s'autocensurer ? Autant de questions dont il faut chercher les r#65533;ponses en dehors des textes traduits.

  • Sincerity in Medieval English Language and Literature
    P140

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Data Activism and Social Change
    P87

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Dear data / Giorgia Lupi, Stefanie Posavec ; foreword by Maria Popova
    P 93.5 L87 2016
    Equal parts mail art, data visualization, and affectionate correspondence, Dear Data celebrates "the infinitesimal, incomplete, imperfect, yet exquisitely human details of life," in the words of Maria Popova (Brain Pickings), who introduces this charming and graphically powerful book. For one year, Giorgia Lupi, an Italian living in New York, and Stefanie Posavec, an American in London, mapped the particulars of their daily lives as a series of hand-drawn postcards they exchanged via mail weekly--small portraits as full of emotion as they are data, both mundane and magical. Dear Data reproduces in pinpoint detail the full year's set of cards, front and back, providing a remarkable portrait of two artists connected by their attention to the details of their lives--including complaints, distractions, phone addictions, physical contact, and desires. These details illuminate the lives of two remarkable young women and also inspire us to map our own lives, including specific suggestions on what data to draw and how. A captivating and unique book for designers, artists, correspondents, friends, and lovers everywhere.

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

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

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


  • The concept of conversation : from Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's conversation / David Randall
    P 95.45 R36 2018

    The first history of early modern conversation in English

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

    Key Features

    The first book-length history of early modern conversation in English Synthesizes early modern intellectual history within the frameworks of rhetoric and conversation Places the history of women's speech at the heart of the history of early modern rhetoric Fuses Habermas' historical-theoretical framework to the history of rhetoric and revises both

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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