Book Announcement: Terminological Approaches in the European Context

Terminological Approaches in the European Context now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443844901
Hardback, pp440, £74.99 / $127.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Terminological Approaches in the European Context, edited by Paola Faini.

This volume provides a picture of state-of-the-art studies on terminology at the European level. Addressing a range of linguistic and cultural topics, it illustrates the diversity of terminological approaches, uses and solutions. A variety of national contexts and areas, from economics and law through to gender, environment and education, is explored to illustrate emerging national issues and practices in view of measuring and assessing them against European standards. Continue reading

Call for Articles: Words: Description, Acquisition, and Pedagogy

Contributions are invited for an edited manuscript – Words: Description, Acquisition, and Pedagogy – to be published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Vocabulary, or the lexicon, is a strong predictor of academic success and language proficiency. Therefore, it is important for researchers and practitioners to better understand how vocabulary is acquired, represented in the mind, as well as learned in monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual environments. The manuscript will bring together recent research on the topic; the lexicon will be considered from multiple perspectives by theorizing the description of lexicon, lexical acquisition, and pedagogy.

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Meet our Authors: Franka Kermer – March 2017

Franka Kermer is a post-doctoral researcher (Kone Foundation, 2017–2021) in English Language and Culture at the University of Eastern Finland. She is particularly interested in the study of cognitive approaches to language structure, second language acquisition and corpus linguistics. Her current research focuses on cross-linguistic influence from the perspective of cognitive grammar and cognitive sociolinguistics. Franka has spent the last six months as a University teacher of English at Beijing Normal University, China. Prior to that, she taught English at the University of Eastern Finland, where she also completed her PhD.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Franka has authored A Cognitive Grammar Approach to Teaching Tense and Aspect in the L2 Context, which links cognitive grammar explanations to the area of second-language learning and instructed grammar teaching. This is her first book.

“Before I completed my PhD in English Language and Culture, I received advice from a fellow researcher to consider sending my manuscript to Cambridge Scholars Publishing, due to their interest in supporting researchers at the early stages of their career. As this was my very first book publication, I was grateful for the professional and very supportive collaboration with Cambridge Scholars, especially with Amanda Millar, who was always readily available when required and included me in each and every step or decision of the publishing process. I was also grateful for the editorial expertise, advice and, most of all, patience. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cambridge Scholars to any scholar, whether they are early career researchers or more experienced academics.”

As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on A Cognitive Grammar Approach to Teaching Tense and Aspect in the L2 Context. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 16th April 2017.

Book Announcement: Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures

Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443817516
Hardback, pp340, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Challenges of Anglophone Language(s), Literatures and Cultures by Pavlina Radia.

This book explores scholarly challenges within the fields of Anglophone language, literature, and culture. The section focusing on language details issues falling within two areas: namely, language contact and the language-culture relationship, and stylistic and syntactic perspectives on the English language. The literature part investigates twentieth-century American, English, and Australian literature, dealing with both poetry and prose and discussing topics of identity, gender, metafiction, postmodern conditions, and other relevant theoretical issues in contemporary literature. The culture part treats theoretical approaches in cultural studies that are vital in today’s cultural context, especially in Central European universities, the Irish language and culture, and contemporary cultural phenomena inspired by the growing ubiquity of technological intrusions into various fields of cultural production. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Blind People’s Pragmatic Abilities

Blind People’s Pragmatic Abilities now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443817295
Hardback, pp280, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Blind People’s Pragmatic Abilities by Jolanta Sak-Wernicka.

This book offers an analysis of blind people’s pragmatic abilities. By exploring the impact of visual impairment on the interpretation of utterances, it identifies common ground between the pragmatic analysis of comprehension and visual impairment, and shows how the study of pragmatics can be enriched by the study of visual impairment.

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Book Announcement: The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443817288
Hardback, pp197, £54.99 / $93.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator by Aleksander Rzyman.

For the translator, intertexts are among chief problems posed by the source text. Often unmarked typographically, direct or altered, not necessarily well-known and sometimes intersemiotic, quotations and references to other writings and culture texts call for erudition and careful handling, so that readers of the translation stand a chance of spotting them, too. Continue reading

Book Review: Language in Use: Metaphors in Non-Literary Contexts

Metaphor has been extensively talked about so far. In time, the approaches have been various – within the area of humanities, they have ranged from purely linguistic, to cognitive, philosophical, stylistic, and sociological, to name just a few perspectives. Language in Use: Metaphors in Non-Literary Contexts, edited by Loredana Pungă and published by Cambridge Scholars in 2016, adds a number of points of view to the multitude of studies already dedicated to metaphor.

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