Book Announcement: Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning

Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886147
Hardback, pp516, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning, edited by Adriana Teresa Damascelli.

The concept of university language centres has changed in recent decades. Initially conceived as laboratories for practical and autonomous language-learning, they are now considered as places with more specific and complex functions in language teaching and learning. University language centres now constitute networks for exchanging knowledge and know-how in order to respond to ever-changing, multilingual and multicultural contexts. At the same time, the availability and acquisition of new technologies is contributing to the creation of new tools for the provision of appropriate services and training.
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Book Announcement: Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference

Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881722
Hardback, pp185, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Proceedings of the First International Colin Wilson Conference, edited by Colin Stanley.

When the archive of the English philosopher and polymath Colin Wilson (1931–2013) was opened at the University of Nottingham, UK, in the summer of 2011, it was agreed among those present that a Conference should be arranged there to discuss his work. 2016 was mooted as an appropriate date coinciding with the sixtieth anniversary of the publication of his first (and still most famous) book, The Outsider; a book that has remained in print since publication day in May 1956 and now been translated into well over 30 languages.
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Book Announcement: The Faustus Myth in the English Novel

The Faustus Myth in the English Novel now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882842
Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Faustus Myth in the English Novel by Şeyda Sivrioğlu.

The Faustus myth, before being identified as a myth, was the folktale of a man named Faustus who lived in Germany. Underneath the popularity of this myth lies the basic human instinct to trespass the limits of traditional knowledge in pursuit of self-definition, authentic knowledge and power. This search and transgression also involve the desire to exercise the right of making free authentic choices. Faustus represents universal issues that are relevant for all human beings, which explains the reason why he has acquired mythic stature. Indeed, a most persistent myth has evolved, the appeal of which has led one writer after the other to reshape it.
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Book Announcement: Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886123
Hardback, pp200, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Reflections on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, edited by Darci N. Hill.

The collection of articles gathered in this volume grew naturally and spontaneously out of the Second International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought hosted by Sam Houston State University in April 2016. This anthology reflects the diverse fields of study represented at the conference. The purpose of the conference, and consequently of this book of essays, is partially to establish a place for medieval and renaissance scholarship to thrive in our current intellectual landscape. This volume is not designed solely for scholars, but also for generalists who wish to augment their knowledge and appreciation of an array of disciplines; it is an intellectual smorgasbord of philosophy, poetry, drama, popular culture, linguistics, art, religion, and history.
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Book Announcement: Translating Tenses in Arabic-English and English-Arabic Contexts

Translating Tenses in Arabic-English and English-Arabic Contexts now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882781
Hardback, pp182, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Translating Tenses in Arabic-English and English-Arabic Contexts by Hassan Abdel-Shafik Hassan Gadalla.

This volume is devoted to the translation of Arabic tenses into English, and English tenses into Arabic. Using a corpus of 1,605 examples, it is remarkably exhaustive in its treatment of the categories and forms of both Standard Arabic and English tenses. As such, it represents a useful reference for translators and linguistics researchers. With 260 example sentences and their translations, the book will be very beneficial to teachers and students of Arabic-English and English-Arabic translation.
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Book Announcement: New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching

New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886154
Hardback, pp435, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching, edited by Laura Torres-Zúñiga and Thomas H. Schmidt.

This volume explores how the traditional academic disciplines of linguistics, translation, literature and cultural studies can contribute to, or be integrated into, the teaching of a foreign language by means of innovative methodologies, techniques and instruments. The book begins with a selection of essays on applied linguistics that share some significant findings in the context of second or foreign language acquisition. It then examines the ways in which linguistics, translation theory, literature and cultural studies are brought into the foreign language classroom not just as objects of study but also as vehicles for language-learning. By presenting studies on four main foreign languages, English, Spanish, French and German, the collection offers, to the foreign language profession, an opportunity for the sharing and comparison of strategies across languages at both the secondary and higher education level.
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Book Announcement: War on the Human: New Responses to an Ever-Present Debate

War on the Human: New Responses to an Ever-Present Debate now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443872775
Hardback, pp330, £64.99 / $109.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of War on the Human: New Responses to an Ever-Present Debate, edited by Theodora Tsimpouki and Konstantinos Blatanis.

The essays in this collection explore the question of the human, both as a contested concept and as it relates to, and functions within, the wider global conjuncture. The authors explore the theoretical underpinnings of the term “human,” inviting the reader to reflect upon the contemporary human condition, to identify opportunities and threats in the changes ahead, and to determine what aspects of our species we should abandon or strive to maintain.
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