Book Announcement: Investigating Format: The Transferral and Translation of Televised Productions in Italy and England

Investigating Format: The Transferral and Translation of Televised Productions in Italy and England now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443816892
Hardback, pp310, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Investigating Format: The Transferral and Translation of Televised Productions in Italy and England by Bronwen Hughes.

This volume focuses on the transferral of a televised format from the country in which it was originally produced into a wholly different cultural and linguistic ambit. It specifically examines the British police procedural The Bill which became La Squadra when the format was licensed to be aired on Italian screens. Focusing on one specific institutional field, that of the formal police interview, the book explores the characteristic features and constituent parts of such institutional speech events: namely, the differential distribution of knowledge and rights to knowledge; the asymmetrical and adversarial strategies employed by the dyadic pair made up of interviewer and interviewee; the sequential and interactional features of answers; the legislative framework which governs investigative interviewing in the two countries in which the format was aired; and the place of the interview room scenes in the overall narrative structure of the televised episodes. Continue reading

Book Announcement: American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad

American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443816915
Hardback, pp566, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of American Multiculturalism in Context: Views from at Home and Abroad, edited by Sämi Ludwig.

In March 2015, a group of experts from four continents and a wide range of disciplines met with the leading African American writer Ishmael Reed in Mulhouse, France, and Basel, Switzerland. Guided by Swiss cultural and literary theorist Sämi Ludwig, and deliberately migrating back and forth across a political border in the heart of Europe, they not only listened to Reed and discussed his work, but also looked more widely at the different meanings assigned to “multiculturalism” in the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world. This volume brings together their reflections. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Modality in Modern Greek

Modality in Modern Greek now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443816960
Hardback, pp220, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Modality in Modern Greek by Eleni Staraki.

This book provides a formal analysis of both main and embedded modality in the modern Greek language. By reassessing the main arguments of the classical semantic and syntactic literature related to modality, this study offers a new account of its interpretation in modern Greek in terms of non-veridicality and non-monotonic principles. It is argued that the interpretation of modality in modern Greek depends on semantic and discourse components which are regulated by contextual information, evidentiality, causation, and inference. The analysis offered implies a greater significance of modality, the components of which can be distinguished in the incorporation of the inferential model of an individual. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism

Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443899895
Hardback, pp307, £62.99 / $107.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Quintessential Wilde: His Worldly Place, His Penetrating Philosophy and His Influential Aestheticism, edited by Annette M. Magid.

This volume presents interpretive essays utilizing a variety of approaches to honor the 160th anniversary of Oscar Wilde’s birth, celebrating the writer’s genius. This unique collection of scholarship explores a broad spectrum of subjects, including his travels, sexuality, children’s literature, jail writings, novel, poetry, individualism, masks, homosexuality, influence on others, and morality. Continue reading

Library of Social Science 2017 Book Exhibit Schedule

Library of Social Science’s 2017 Book Exhibit Schedule is firming up. Below are conferences already confirmed. More will be added. Please scroll down and take a look. From the wide range of conferences held each year in the social sciences, we select only the best, most focused and serious ones—those attracting the most prominent, influential scholars and professionals.

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Book Announcement: Smartphone-based Learning in the Japanese ESL Classroom: A Case Study Report

Smartphone-based Learning in the Japanese ESL Classroom: A Case Study Report now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443816939
Hardback, pp350, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Smartphone-based Learning in the Japanese ESL Classroom: A Case Study Report by Nicolas Gromik.

Mobile Assisted Learning emerged from Computer Assisted Learning, with researchers extending computer-based activities to mobile platforms, but differs from the latter in many ways. First, it is obviously mobile, but, second, smartphones have converged many features and software that were previously accessible through a range of digital tools. Thirdly, Mobile Assisted Learning allows interaction with social media.

Educators are well-advised to consider smartphone video-based learning and to understand the many possibilities it affords. This book provides an account of the integration of smartphone video recording in the language classroom. It outlines and reports on the implementation process and the practical issues related to this learning method. Using simple digital storytelling, and mini-documentary filmmaking, students are able to learn to speak in a foreign language, while at the same time exploring and experimenting with video production. Continue reading