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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.


  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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
    P98

  • Argumentation and Language — Linguistic, Cognitive and Discursive Explorations edited by Steve Oswald, Thierry Herman, Jérôme Jacquin
    P129

  • Translation strategies in global news : what Sarkozy said in the suburbs / Claire Scammell
    P306.2

  • African youth languages : new media, performing arts and sociolinguistic development / Ellen Hurst-Harosh, Fridah Kanana Erastus, editor
    P120.Y68

  • Education, translation and global market pressures : curriculum design in China and the UK / Wan Hu
    P306.5

  • 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
    P87

  • Perspectives on the architecture and acquisition of syntax : essays in Honor of R. Amritavalli / Gautam Sengupta, Shruti Sircar, Madhavi Gayathri Raman, Balusu Rahul, editors
    P291

  • The concept of conversation : from Cicero's Sermo to the Grand Siècle's conversation / David Randall
    P 95.45 R36 2018
    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 J#65533;rgen 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.

  • 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.


  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • Mixed-Effects Regression Models in Linguistics edited by Dirk Speelman, Kris Heylen, Dirk Geeraerts
    P138.5

  • Fundamentals and applications of hardcopy communication : conveying side information by printed media / Joceli Mayer, Paulo V.K. Borges, Steven J. Simske
    P93.5

  • 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
    P118.2

  • Media governance in Korea, 1980--2017 / Daeho Kim
    P95.82.K6

  • Role of self-esteem in foreign language learning and teaching
    P51

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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]

  • 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.

  • Activating the heart : storytelling, knowledge sharing, and relationship / Julia Christensen, Christopher Cox, and Lisa Szabo-Jones, editors
    P 302.7 A28 2018
    This is an exploration of storytelling as a tool for knowledge production and sharing to build new connections between people and their histories, environments, and cultural geographies. The collection pays particular attention to the significance of storytelling in Indigenous knowledge frameworks and extends into other ways of knowing in works where scholars have embraced narrative and story as a part of their research approach. In the first section, Storytelling to Understand, authors draw on both theoretical and empirical work to examine storytelling as a way of knowing. In the second section authors demonstrate the power of stories to share knowledge and convey significant lessons, as well as to engage different audiences in knowledge exchange. The third section contains three poems and a short story that engage with storytelling as a means to produce or create knowledge, particularly through explorations of relationship to place. The result is an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural dialogue that yields important insights in terms of qualitative research methods, language and literacy, policy-making, humanenvironment relationships, and healing. This book is intended for scholars, artists, activists, policymakers, and practitioners who are interested in storytelling as a method for teaching, cross-cultural understanding, community engagement, and knowledge exchange.

  • Translation as citation : Zhuangzi inside out / Haun Saussy
    P 306.8 C6 S28 2017
    This volume examines translation from many different angles: it explores how translations change the languages in which they occur, how works introduced from other languages become part of the consciousness of native speakers, and what strategies translators must use to secure acceptance forforeign works.Haun Saussy argues that translation doesn't amount to the composition, in one language, of statements equivalent to statements previously made in another language. Rather, translation works with elements of the language and culture in which it arrives, often reconfiguring them irreversibly: itcreates, with a fine disregard for precedent, loan-words, calques, forced metaphors, forged pasts, imaginary relationships, and dialogues of the dead. Creativity, in this form of writing, usually considered merely reproductive, is the subject of this book.The volume takes the history of translation in China, from around 150 CE to the modern period, as its source of case studies. When the first proponents of Buddhism arrived in China, creativity was forced upon them: a vocabulary adequate to their purpose had yet to be invented. A Chinese Buddhisttextual corpus took shape over centuries despite the near-absence of bilingual speakers. One basis of this translating activity was the rewriting of existing Chinese philosophical texts, and especially the most exorbitant of all these, the collection of dialogues, fables, and paradoxes known as theZhuangzi. The Zhuangzi also furnished a linguistic basis for Chinese Christianity when the Jesuit missionary Matteo Ricci arrived in the later part of the Ming dynasty and allowed his friends and associates to frame his teachings in the language of early Daoism. It would function as well when XuZhimo translated from The Flowers of Evil in the 1920s. The chance but overdetermined encounter of Zhuangzi and Baudelaire yielded a "strange music" that retroactively echoes through two millennia of Chinese translation, outlining a new understanding of the translator's craft that cuts across thedividing lines of current theories and critiques of translation.

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

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

  • Issues in syllabus design / edited by Akram Faravani, Mitra Zeraatpishe, Maryam Azarnoosh and Hamid Reza Kargozari
    P 53 I87 2018
    The various types of syllabi and the host of related issues in the field of second language teaching and course development manifest the significance of syllabus design as one of the most controversial areas of second language pedagogy. Teachers should be familiar with different types of syllabuses and be able to critically analyze them. Issues in Syllabus Design addresses the major types of syllabuses in language course development and provides readers with the theoretical foundations and practical aspects of implementing syllabuses for use in language teaching programs. It starts with an introduction to the concept of syllabus design along with its philosophical foundations and then briefly covers the major syllabus types from a historical perspective and pedagogical significance: the grammatical, situational, skill-based, lexical, genre-based, functional notional, content, task-based, negotiated, and discourse syllabus.



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

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


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

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

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

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

  • Using corpora for language learning and teaching / Dilin Liu and Lei Lei
    P 128 C68 L58 2017
    How Can You Use Corpora in Your Classroom?

    With the increasing use of corpora in classrooms, the need to understand how to use corpora in language teaching is essential for today's teachers. Using ample concrete examples, this book offers a step-by-step hands-on introduction to the use of corpora for teaching a variety of English language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and English academic writing.

    Using Corpora for Language Teaching and Learning offers: A detailed discussion of basic essential corpus search and teaching procedures and activities Instructions on how to develop your own corpora for language instruction and research purposes Practical ideas about how to use corpora to develop teaching materials An annotated list of useful corpora and corpus tools (online) Gaining familiarity with how to use learner corpora will enable you to have a deeper understanding of your students' learning and challenges.

  • Language and problems of knowledge : the Managua lectures / Noam Chomsky
    P 125 C47 1988

    Language and Problems of Knowledge is Noam Chomsky's most accessible statement on the nature, origins, and current concerns of the field of linguistics. He frames the lectures with four fundamental questions: What do we know when we are able to speak and understand a language? How is this knowledge acquired? How do we use this knowledge? What are the physical mechanisms involved in the representation, acquisition, and use of this knowledge? Starting from basic concepts, Chomsky sketches the present state of our answers to these questions and offers prospects for future research. Much of the discussion revolves around our understanding of basic human nature (that we are unique in being able to produce a rich, highly articulated, and complex language on the basis of quite rudimentary data), and it is here that Chomsky's ideas on language relate to his ideas on politics.The initial versions of these lectures were given at the Universidad Centroamericana in Managua, Nicaragua, in March 1986. A parallel set of lectures on contemporary political issues given at the same time has been published by South End Press under the title On Power and Ideology: The Managua Lectures.

    Language and Problems of Knowledge is sixteenth in the series Current Studies in Linguistics, edited by Jay Keyser.


  • Human communication : language and its psychobiological bases : readings from Scientific American / with introductions by William S-Y. Wang
    P 106 H79 1982
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