Book Announcement: Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription

Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp225, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription, edited by Franca Orletti and Laura Mariottini.

This edited collection brings together, for the first time, contributions from different context-language situations on forensic communication, combining theoretical and methodological studies with professional and technical capabilities. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition: Potentiality of “Light” in English and Chinese

A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition: Potentiality of “Light” in English and Chinese now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp125, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Conceptual Metaphor Account of Word Composition: Potentiality of “Light” in English and Chinese by Meihua Zheng.

This book describes the emergence of new meanings in two languages, English and Chinese. Drawing on a corpus methodology, it presents metaphors as a basic instrument of thinking and cognition studies from a conceptual metaphor perspective, probing the compositional potentiality of “light” in English and Chinese, and highlighting the generative mechanism for word composition through metaphorization. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Translation, the Canon and its Discontents: Version and Subversion

Translation, the Canon and its Discontents: Version and Subversion now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp210, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Translation, the Canon and its Discontents: Version and Subversion, edited by Miguel Ramalhete Gomes.

This collection addresses the complex process by which translation and other forms of rewriting have contributed to canon formation, revision, destabilization, and dismantlement. Through the play between version and subversion, which is inherent to any form of rewriting, these essays – focusing on translations since the sixteenth century down to the present day – stress the role of translation and adaptation as potentially transformative mediations, capable of shaping and undermining identities. Such manipulation is deeply ambivalent, since it can be used as a means of disseminating the ideology of oppressive regimes at the expense of the source text; but it can also serve to garner attention to marginalised texts. This tense interplay between political, social, and aesthetic purposes almost inevitably generates discontents, which may turn out to be the outcome of translation in general. However, discontent is a relational concept, depending on where one stands in the field of competing positions that is the canon. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony: Papers from an International Linguistics Conference

Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony: Papers from an International Linguistics Conference now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp415, £81.99 / $139.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony: Papers from an International Linguistics Conference, edited by Galina T. Polenova and Tatiana G. Klikushina.

This collection arises from the Fifth International Scientific Conference, “Language and Speech in Synchrony and Diachrony”, held in Taganrog, Russia, devoted to the memory of Russian linguist and philosopher Professor P.V. Chesnokov. It examines the functioning of different levels of linguistic units and categories of speech with regard to intra-and cross-cultural communication in pragmatics of speech. The theory of language and speech is represented not only in synchrony, but in diachrony, in the comparative and typological aspects of languages from various groups, including non-literate Yenisei languages. A further subject of discussion within is the problem of translation, and the relation of language and speech, text and discourse. Continue reading

Book Announcement: A Cybernetic Study of Speaking and Singing

A Cybernetic Study of Speaking and Singing now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp160, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of A Cybernetic Study of Speaking and Singing, by Ion Piso.

This book presents a detailed investigation of the singing technique that is generally known as the “inhaling the voice” technique. In addition, it explores the usage of vowels in spoken and sung variants, offering advice to singers regarding how they can improve their pronunciation of vowels and consonants, so as to enhance their professional performance. Continue reading