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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.

  • Spiritual Grammar : Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity / F. Dominic Longo
    P 53.76 L66 2017eb

  • Media Localism : The Policies of Place / Christopher Ali
    P 95.8 A445 2017eb

  • The Media Commons : Globalization and Environmental Discourses / Patrick D. Murphy
    P 96 E57 M88 2017eb

  • In/visible War : The Culture of War in Twenty-first-Century America / edited by Jon Simons and John Louis Lucaites
    P 96 W352 U553 2017eb
    In/Visible War addresses a paradox of twenty-first century American warfare. The contemporary visual American experience of war is ubiquitous, and yet war is simultaneously invisible or absent; we lack a lived sense that "America" is at war. This paradox of in/visibility concerns the gap between the experiences of war zones and the visual, mediated experience of war in public, popular culture, which absents and renders invisible the former. Large portions of the domestic public experience war only at a distance. For these citizens, war seems abstract, or may even seem to have disappeared altogether due to a relative absence of visual images of casualties. Perhaps even more significantly, wars can be fought without sacrifice by the vast majority of Americans.

    Yet, the normalization of twenty-first century war also renders it highly visible. War is made visible through popular, commercial, mediated culture. The spectacle of war occupies the contemporary public sphere in the forms of celebrations at athletic events and in films, video games, and other media, coming together as MIME, the Military-Industrial-Media-Entertainment Network.

  • Boys’ Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols : Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan / edited by Maud Lavin, Ling Yang, and Jing Jamie Zhao
    P 96 S58 B695 2017eb

  • Zombies, Migrants, and Queers : Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture / Camilla Fojas
    P 94.65 U6 F653 2017eb

  • Feeling Normal : Sexuality and Media Criticism in the Digital Age / F. Hollis Griffin
    P 96 S58 G754 2016eb

    The explosion of cable networks, cinema distributors, and mobile media companies explicitly designed for sexual minorities in the contemporary moment has made media culture a major factor in what it feels like to be a queer person. F. Hollis Griffin demonstrates how cities offer a way of thinking about that phenomenon. By examining urban centers in tandem with advertiser-supported newspapers, New Queer Cinema and B-movies, queer-targeted television, and mobile apps, Griffin illustrates how new forms of LGBT media are less "new" than we often believe. He connects cities and LGBT media through the experiences they can make available to people, which Griffin articulates as feelings, emotions, and affects. He illuminates how the limitations of these experiences--while not universally accessible, nor necessarily empowering--are often the very reasons why people find them compelling and desirable.

  • Ecstatic Worlds : Media, Utopias, Ecologies / Janine Marchessault
    P 96 T42 M355 2017eb

    When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's "Family of Man," Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope.


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

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

  • Longitudinal studies on the organization of social interaction / Simona Pekarek Doehler, Johannes Wagner, Esther González-Martínez, editors
    P 90 L66 2018eb

  • Blending technologies in second language classrooms / Don Hinkelman

  • Media governance in Korea, 1980--2017 / Daeho Kim

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

  • The Cambridge companion to textual scholarship / edited by Neil Fraistat and Julia Flanders
    P 47 C36 2013eb
    As more and more of our cultural heritage migrates into digital form and as increasing amounts of literature and art are created within digital environments, it becomes more important than ever before for us to understand how the medium affects the text. The expert contributors to this volume provide a clear, engrossing and accessible insight into how the texts we read and study are created, shaped and transmitted to us. They outline the theory behind studying texts in many different forms and offer case studies demonstrating key methodologies underlying the vital processes of editing and presenting texts. Through their multiple perspectives they demonstrate the centrality of textual scholarship to current literary studies of all kinds and express the sheer intellectual excitement of a crucial scholarly discipline entering a new phase of its existence.

  • The international encyclopedia of communication research methods / [editor: Jörg Matthes]
    P 91.3 I545 2017eb

    The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods covers all communication research methods, from data collection to data analysis, from qualitative to quantitative, and from classical to modern approaches (such as psychophysiological measures, implicit association tests, and the analysis of big data). It introduces new and advanced methods and measurement tools that have been developed in other fields but which may be useful to communication scholars. This work features content from authors all over the world.

    Although there is some overlap to methods used in other social sciences (i.e., sociology, anthropology, linguistics, business, and philosophy), there are specific research settings and challenges that communication scholars have to deal with in their day-to-day work. To reflect this, the encyclopedia deals specifically with methods of communication research. It presents all of its information in three comprehensive parts: Foundations of Empirical Research, Methods of Data Collection, and Methods of Data Analysis.

    The first of its kind in ambition and scope, The International Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods offers:

    Key research topics in the field from a strong global editorial team Multi-disciplinary crossover to other social sciences Both qualitative and quantitative methods-- and classical as well as modern approaches Basic, fundamental, and advanced methods used at the forefront of cutting-edge research

    Students and scholars need sound and comprehensive resources that map the field, explain key terms, and point to current debates and challenges. This encyclopedia meets those needs, and will serve as an important text for communication students as well as scholars independent of their topical focus and methodological expertise.

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

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

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

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

  • Quantitative semiotic analysis / Dario Compagno, editor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Buddhism and Linguistics : Theory and Philosophy

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

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

  • Pronouns in Embedded Contexts at the Syntax-Semantics Interface

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

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

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

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

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

  • Translation, Globalization and Translocation : the Classroom and Beyond

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

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

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

  • Open-Access, Multimodality, and Writing Center Studies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Teaching intercultural competence across the age range : from theory to practice / edited by Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini and Michael Byram
    P 53.45 T45 2018

    This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing on the teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreign language classrooms in the USA, the authors describe a collaborative project in which graduate students and teachers planned, implemented and reported on units which integrated intercultural competence in a systematic way in classrooms ranging from elementary to university level. The authors are clear and honest about what worked and what didn't, both in their classrooms and during the process of collaboration. This book will be required reading for both scholars and teachers interested in applying academic theory in the classroom, and in the teaching of intercultural competence.

  • Teaching and researching speaking / Rebecca Hughes ; with Beatrice Szczepek-Reed
    P 95.3 H84 2017

    Teaching and Researching Speaking provides an overview of the main approaches to researching spoken language and their practical application to teaching, classroom materials, and assessment. The history and current practices of teaching and researching speaking are presented through the lens of bigger theoretical issues about the object of study in linguistics, social attitudes to the spoken form, and the relationships between spoken and written language. A unique feature of the book is the way it clearly explains the nature of speaking and how it is researched and puts it into the context of a readable and holistic overview of language theory. This new edition is fully updated and revised to reflect the latest developments on classroom materials and oral assessment, as well as innovations in conversation analysis. The resources section is brought up-to-date with new media and currently available networks, online corpora, and mobile applications. This is a key resource for applied linguistics students, English language teachers, teacher trainers, and novice researchers.

  • The fictions of translation / edited by Judith Woodsworth, Concordia University ; with the collaboration of Gillian Lane-Mercier, Patricia Godbout, Carmen Ruschiensky
    P 306 F448 2018
    In The Fictions of Translation , emerging and seasoned scholars from a range of cultures bring fresh perspectives to bear on the age-old practice of translation. The current movement of people, knowledge and goods around the world has made intercultural communication both prevalent and indispensable. Consequently, the translator has become a more prominent figure and translation an increasingly present theme in works of literature. Embedding translation in a fictional setting and considering its most extreme forms - pseudotranslation or self-translation, for example - are fruitful ways of conceptualizing the act of translating and extending the boundaries of translation studies. Taken together, the various translational fictions examined in this collection yield new insights into questions of displacement, migration and hybridity, all characteristic of the modern world. The Fictions of Translation will thus be of interest to practising translators, students and scholars of translation and literary studies, as well as a more general readership.

  • Irish media : a critical history / John Horgan and Roddy Flynn
    P 92 I76 H67 2017
    As Irish media and society move from an insular, domestic focus in the mid-twentieth century to the global outlook of the twenty-first, this book traces how indigenous media have come to terms with international media players, the role of supranational regulation and the rapid emergence of media forms that know no geographical boundaries. The first edition of Irish media: a critical history in 2001 immediately established itself as the pre-eminent account of how print and broadcast media had developed in Ireland since the foundation of the state. This revised edition extends the period covered backward to the seventeenth century and forward to the twenty-first, and adds online media to the industries covered. It examines the relationship between Irish media and the specific contours of Irish politics, society, culture and the economy, tracing how key events in Irish life - from the civil war to the post-2008 economic crash - were reflected in media coverage, and how those events impacted upon media industries. [Subject: Media Studies, Irish Studies, Politics, Sociology, History]

  • The Cambridge companion to Chomsky / edited by James McGilvray, McGill University, Montreal
    P 85 C47 C36 2017eb
    This completely new edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky surveys Chomsky's contributions to the science of language, to socioeconomic-political analysis and criticism, and to the study of the human mind. The first section focuses on the aims of Chomsky's recent 'biological-minimalist' turn in the science of language, and shows how Chomsky's view of the nature of language and its introduction to the human species has recently developed. The second section focuses on Chomsky's view of the mind and its parts - and how to study them. Finally, the third section examines some of Chomsky's many contributions to socio-political history and critique. This new edition examines Chomsky's views on a wide range of issues, from his views of the lexicon, language's evolution, and the study of mind to the status of capitalism and the Palestine-Israel conflict. It will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in Chomsky's ideas.

  • Routledge handbook of media, conflict and security / edited by Piers Robinson, Philip Seib and Romy Fröhlich
    P 96 W62 R68 2017eb

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

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

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

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

  • 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!

  • Learning to read across languages and writing systems / edited by Ludo Verhoeven, Charles Perfetti
    P 53.26 L427 2017
    Around the world, children embark on learning to read in their home language or writing system. But does their specific language, and how it is written, make a difference to how they learn? How is learning to read English similar to or different from learning in other languages? Is reading alphabetic writing a different challenge from reading syllabic or logographic writing? Learning to Read across Languages and Writing Systems examines these questions across seventeen languages representing the world's different major writing systems. Each chapter highlights the key features of a specific language, exploring research on learning to read, spell, and comprehend it, and on implications for education. The editors' introduction describes the global spread of reading and provides a theoretical framework, including operating principles for learning to read. The editors' final chapter draws conclusions about cross-linguistic universal trends, and the challenges posed by specific languages and writing systems.

  • 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 handbook of psycholinguistics / edited by Eva M. Fernández, Helen Smith Cairns
    P 37.3 H36 2018eb

    Incorporating approaches from linguistics and psychology, The Handbook of Psycholinguistics explores language processing and language acquisition from an array of perspectives and features cutting edge research from cognitive science, neuroscience, and other related fields.

    The Handbook provides readers with a comprehensive review of the current state of the field, with an emphasis on research trends most likely to determine the shape of psycholinguistics in the years ahead. The chapters are organized into three parts, corresponding to the major areas of psycholinguists: production, comprehension, and acquisition. The collection of chapters, written by a team of international scholars, incorporates multilingual populations and neurolinguistic dimensions. Each of the three sections also features an overview chapter in which readers are introduced to the different theoretical perspectives guiding research in the area covered in that section.

    Timely, comprehensive, and authoritative, The Handbook of Psycholingui s tics is a valuable addition to the reference shelves of researchers in psychology, linguistics, and cognitive science, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in how language works in the human mind and how language is acquired.

  • Fun for all : translation and accessibility practices in video games / Carmen Mangiron, Pilar Orero & Minako O'Hagan (eds.)
    P 306.93 F86 2014
    Video games have evolved to become a pervasive format which is beyond entertainment, enjoyed by a broad group of people rather than as a niche activity by hardcore gamers. However, to date, academic studies focusing on game localization and accessibility are few and far between, despite the fact that further research in localization and accessibility would be beneficial to all. The different contributions in this pioneering volume address the emerging fields of Game Accessibility and Game Localization from different angles, providing insightful information about these relatively unexplored academic areas with such close tights to the industry. The volume is divided in two sections: the first section includes four contributions on Game Accessibility, dealing with issues such as universally accessible games and guidelines for promoting accessibility. The second section of the book includes nine contributions focussing on different issues affecting game translation and localization, such as case studies, culturalization, fan translation, and terminology management for the game localization industry.

  • Normative language policy : ethics, politics, principles / Leigh Oakes, Yael Peled
    P 119.32 C3 O25 2018
    Language politics in the new global era presents policymakers with significant ethical challenges. How should the reality of English as a global language influence the normative considerations underpinning national language policies? What moral arguments justify the imposition of national languages in an era of increased immigration and ethnolinguistic diversity? What role is there for non-dominant varieties in a globalised world? Building on the emerging notion of 'normative language policy', this book proposes an integrated framework for the study of such questions, combining recent normative work on language in political theory and philosophy with empirically-derived insight from the fields of sociolinguistics and applied linguistics. The case of Quebec forms the backdrop of the study, providing a particularly illuminating setting for investigating the common moral challenges that face contemporary polities seeking to maintain distinct linguistic identities, in an irreducibly diverse world increasingly dominated by English as a global lingua franca.

  • Linguistic purism : language attitudes in France and Quebec / Olivia Walsh
    P 40.5 L354 W35 2016
    This book represents the first in-depth, comparative investigation of linguistic purism in modern French. It investigates the relative prevalence of purist ideology in France and Quebec. Both experience influence from English and have similar language legislation, but they differ in their social, political and economic history. Three different levels of society are examined (official, group and individual), allowing a comparison of the 'voice from above' and the 'voice from below'. This is a key element in recent discussions of language planning but is rarely provided in studies of French. The study is also the first to apply to empirical data Thomas's widely cited theoretical framework for describing linguistic purism (1991), and has evaluated and refined this, enhancing the theoretical underpinnings of the field. The book will be of interest not only to French scholars and sociolinguists, but also to scholars of language planning, language policy and language ideologies in all languages.

  • Transborder media spaces : Ayuujk videomaking between Mexico and the US / Ingrid Kummels
    P 94.5 M58 K86 2017

    Transborder Media Spaces offers a new perspective on how media forms like photography, video, radio, television, and the Internet have been appropriated by Mexican indigenous people in the light of transnational migration and ethnopolitical movements. In producing and consuming self-determined media genres, actors in Tamazulapam Mixe and its diaspora community in Los Angeles open up media spaces and seek to forge more equal relations both within Mexico and beyond its borders. It is within these spaces that Ayuujk people carve out their own, at times conflicting, visions of development, modernity, gender, and what it means to be indigenous in the twenty-first century.

  • Phonology in protolanguage and interlanguage / edited by Elena Babatsouli and David Ingram
    P 118 P487 2018
    Phonemic awareness and phonetic skill are the backbones of phonological theory. In phonological acquisition, the presence or lack of the former crucially determines the outcome of the latter. This inescapably becomes a common thread that interweaves developmental phonology in both childhood and adulthood. Child and adult-learner speech in the course of development constitute separate linguistic systems in their own right: they are intermediate states whose endpoint is, or ought to be, mastery of targeted speech either in a first or a second language. These intermediate states form the theme of this volume which introduces the term protolanguage (to refer to child language in development) and juxtaposes it with interlanguage (to refer to language development in adulthood). Although major languages like English and Spanish are included, there is an emphasis in the book on under-reported languages: monolingual Hungarian and Swedish and bilingual combinations, like Greek-English and German-English. There is also a focus on under-represented studies in IL: L2 German from L1 French ; L2 English from Catalan and Portuguese; and in dialectal acquisition of Ecuadorian Spanish from Andalusian speakers. This volume brings together different methodological approaches with a stress on both phonetic and phonological analysis. It includes both child and adult developmental perspectives, descriptive and/or theoretical results from a combination of methodological approaches (e.g. single-case, cross-sectional; spontaneous speech samples, narrative retells) and a consideration of speech acquisition in the general context of language. The volume aims to motivate a shift in the general tendency among researchers to specialize in language subfields (L1 acquisition; L2 acquisition, bilingualism; typical/atypical language) of what is actually one common linguistic domain, i.e. the study of speech sounds (phonology/phonetics).

  • Irony in language use and communication / edited by Angeliki Athanasiadou, Herbert L. Colston
    P 301.5 I73 I776 2017eb
    The volume provides original research and analyses of the multi-faceted conceptual and verbal process(es) of irony. Key topics explored include interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches to the study of irony. Collectively, the papers examine irony from psychology, embodiment studies, philosophy, cognitive linguistics, the connection and impact of irony on culture and (media) communication, different approaches to verbal irony and others--ultimately attempting to model the mechanisms underlying ironic forms and the psycholinguistic motivations for their investigation. The comprehensive treatment of these issues is fundamental for future research on irony and related phenomena, particularly on questions of its usage, the diversity and/or unity of irony and ultimately the interrelationships between figurative thought and language.

  • 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.
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