Book Announcement: Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity

Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881678
Hardback, pp155, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity by Christine E. Poteau.

Creating classroom spaces that allow for increased learner participation and lowered anxiety levels allows for an inclusive learning environment. Continuing collaborative efforts to challenge theories and further test methodologies by drawing upon research studies helps researchers and educators to become more informed about individual learner preferences and classroom contextual factors and to foster meaningful learning environments across disciplines. Specifically, examining distinct learner contexts can allow educators to explore new avenues of pedagogical design to improve learning contexts. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich

Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886079
Hardback, pp195, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Dialogism or Interconnectedness in the Work of Louise Erdrich by Marta J. Lysik.

This study portrays how Louise Erdrich’s writing extends Bakhtin’s concepts of dialogism and the novel through an investigation of a selection of her works, as well as her practices of writing, co-writing, re-writing, and reading novels. Erdrich’s hallmark dialogic literary style and practice encompasses writing a series of books; re-cycling protagonists, narrators, events, themes and settings; re-writing previously published novels; employing heteroglossia and polyglossia; co-authoring texts, blogging about books; translating different epistemologies for different audiences; and spotlighting families as the main thematic concern in dialogue with her own parenting experiences as depicted in her memoirs.
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Book Announcement: Taking Stance in English as a Lingua Franca: Managing Interpersonal Relations in Academic Lectures

Taking Stance in English as a Lingua Franca: Managing Interpersonal Relations in Academic Lectures now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886383
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Taking Stance in English as a Lingua Franca: Managing Interpersonal Relations in Academic Lectures by Maicol Formentelli.

English is undoubtedly the lingua franca of global communication today, and plays a major role in the internationalisation of universities, where it is increasingly being used as the medium of instruction. The use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in higher education has spread at different speeds throughout Europe over recent decades, with Nordic and central-western countries leading the way and the regions of southern Europe lagging behind. In Italy, English-taught programmes are a rather new and emerging phenomenon which needs to be empirically investigated to uncover the complex mechanisms of classroom interaction in this foreign language.
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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: News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers

News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882828
Hardback, pp250, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers by Antonio Fruttaldo.

In recent years, journalistic practices have undergone a radical change due to the increasing pressure of new digital media on the professional practice. The ever-growing development of new technologies and the ceaseless fluctuation of social practices have challenged some of the traditional genres found in these professional contexts.
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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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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – June 2017

This June, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Tim Connell has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, noteworthy for the contribution it makes to its field. Tim is Professor Emeritus at City University, London, having been head of languages there for nearly twenty years. His particular interest is in the field of professional training for translators and interpreters.

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