Book Announcement: Exploring the Syntax and Semantics of South Asian Languages

Exploring the Syntax and Semantics of South Asian Languages now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873208
Hardback, pp157, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Exploring the Syntax and Semantics of South Asian Languages, edited by Reena Ashem, Gurmeet Kaur and Usha Udaar.

This collection offers fresh perspectives on the syntax and semantics of South Asian languages, drawing on novel data from Meiteilon, Haryanavi, Punjabi, Kannada, Malayalam, and Bangla. It covers three major grammatical aspects: namely, the status of primitive categories, clausal and nominal structure, and case/phi-agreement. All the contributions here provide comprehensive descriptive discussions followed by analyses couched within the generative paradigm, thereby offering detailed and clearly presented linguistic treatments of important issues in South Asian languages.
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Book Announcement: Communication as a Life Process: Beyond Human Cognition

Communication as a Life Process: Beyond Human Cognition now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873215
Hardback, pp165, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Communication as a Life Process: Beyond Human Cognition, edited by Marta Bogusławska-Tafelska and Małgorzata Haładewicz-Grzelak.

This volume presents the meta-proposals of the ecolinguistic paradigm within contemporary language and communication studies, and will serve to incite further scholarly work within this research program. Eclectic and interdisciplinary as the contributions gathered here are, they all pertain to a dynamic, multilayer approach to human communication.
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Book Announcement: Aristide of Le Figaro

Aristide of Le Figaro now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443856157
Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Aristide of Le Figaro by Mary Munro-Hill.

Is it true that French people enjoy reading grammar articles over their coffee and croissants? Can matters of language really be so interesting and absorbing. For thirty years, Aristide composed his Usage et grammaire and Divertissements grammaticaux for one of France’s foremost daily newspapers, Le Figaro. His fans avidly read his weekly chroniques de langue, corresponding with him and asking him questions, which he delighted in answering. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Syntactic Complexity from a Language Acquisition Perspective

Syntactic Complexity from a Language Acquisition Perspective now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443851770
Hardback, pp262, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Syntactic Complexity from a Language Acquisition Perspective, edited by Elisa Di Domenico.

The volume examines syntactic complexity from an acquisitional perspective, which offers a peculiarly grounded starting point when dealing with linguistic complexity, under the assumption that what is simpler is acquired earlier than what must be thought of as complex. Connecting acquisitional data inseparably to formal linguistic analyses, it not only allows a comparison between structures at various levels in terms of complexity, but also a deeper insight into the factors determining complexity in different populations of acquirers. Continue reading

Call for Papers: Power and Ideology in Interpreter-Mediated Contexts

CALL FOR PAPERS

2nd International LARIM Conference

Power and Ideology in Interpreter-Mediated Contexts

UNINT, 23-24 November 2017

LARIM (Laboratory of Interpreter-Mediated Interactions), a research group on interpreter-mediated interactions set up in October 2012 within the Faculty of Interpreting and Translation (FIT) of UNINT (University of International Studies of Rome), is organizing its 2nd International Conference on 23-24 November 2017.

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Book Announcement: A Linguistic Analysis of Diplomatic Discourse: UN Resolutions on the Question of Palestine

A Linguistic Analysis of Diplomatic Discourse: UN Resolutions on the Question of Palestine now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443850728
Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Linguistic Analysis of Diplomatic Discourse: UN Resolutions on the Question of Palestine by Germana D’Acquisto.

This book explores the language used by the United Nations Resolutions on the Question of Palestine. The corpus used in this analysis includes sixty-six Security Council Resolutions (2965 words) and forty General Assembly Resolutions (2529 words) from 1948 to 2006 related to the most relevant events of the conflict. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies

Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443852982
Hardback, pp360, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Synergies of English for Specific Purposes and Language Learning Technologies, edited by Nadežda Stojković, Milorad Tošić and Valentina Nejković.

Bilingualism and multilingualism both make a major contribution in cross-cultural interaction, but, at the same time, improve various cognitive abilities, such as better attention and multitasking. Meaning in the world around us is represented by means of the language that is used for communication and knowledge exchange between intelligent individuals. The phenomena of human interaction and communication are recently experiencing unprecedented influence from digital technologies. Language learning is part of the global revolution, meaning that language learning technologies are playing an increasingly important role in learning English for Specific Purposes. This volume addresses theoretical and practical aspects of learning, technology adoption and pedagogy are in the context of English for Specific Purposes.
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