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Translating for the Community

Taibi, Mustapha.
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(2018)  | 9781783099122 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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Written by translation practitioners, teachers and researchers, this editedvolume is a much-needed contribution to the under-researched area of communitytranslation. Its chapters outline the specific nature and challenges ofcommunity translation (e.g. language policies, language variation within targetcommunities,...

Heritage and School Language Literacy Development in Migrant Children: Interdependence or Independence?

Berthele, Raphael. Lambelet, Amelia.
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(2018)  | 9781783099030 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | pbk. | book | 232pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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This book discusses literacy development in heritage language speakers andpresents the results of four different quantitative studies that investigate thetransfer of literacy skills in bi- and multilingual language development. Theempirical studies focus on different populations of pupils, most of them...

Of Stigmatology: Punctuation as Experience

Szendy, Peter.
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(2018)  | 9780823278114 | Fordham University Press | hbk. | book | 184pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Of Stigmatology elaborates for the first time a general theory of punctuation.Beginning with punctuation marks in the common sense, Peter Szendy goes on totrace the effects of punctuation more broadly, arguing that looking and hearingare not passive acts of reception, but themselves punctuate the images...

Of Stigmatology: Punctuation as Experience

Szendy, Peter.
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(2018)  | 9780823278121 | Fordham University Press | pbk. | book | 184pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Of Stigmatology elaborates for the first time a general theory of punctuation.Beginning with punctuation marks in the common sense, Peter Szendy goes on totrace the effects of punctuation more broadly, arguing that looking and hearingare not passive acts of reception, but themselves punctuate the images...

Language beyond the classroom : a guide to community-based learning for world language programs.

Purdy, Jann.
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(2018)  | 9781527503830 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 320pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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"Language beyond the Classroom is an edited volume of essays that offers detailed, how-to guides for developing, implementing, and evaluating service-learning programs for a variety of languages. Contributions here present civic-engagement programs for several languages, including French, German, Russian,...

On understanding grammar : revised edition.

Givón, T.
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(2018)  | 9789027212528 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 312pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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In his foreword to the original edition of this classic of functionalism, typology and diachrony, Dwight Bolinger wrote: "I foresee it as one of the truly prizes statements of our current knowledge...a book about understanding done with deep understanding - of language and its place in Nature and in...

A lexical semantic study of chinese opposites.

Ding, Jing.
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(2017)  | 9789811061837 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 135pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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List of Figures page viiList of Tables viii1. Introduction 11.1 Motivations 11.2 Research Questions 11.3 Organization of Chapters 22. Literature Review 32.1 Definition and Categorization 32.2 Some Properties of Being Opposites 53. Opposites in Constructions 103.1 Research Question 103.2 Methodology,...

Second language testing for student evaluation and classroom research.

Gorsuch, Greta. Griffee, Dale.
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(2017)  | 9781641130127 | Information Age Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Second language testing for student evaluation and classroom research.

Gorsuch, Greta. Griffee, Dale.
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(2017)  | 9781641130110 | Information Age Publishing | pbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Nature, metaphor, culture : cultural conceptualisations in hungarian folksongs.

Baranyiné, Kóczy Judit.
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(2017)  | 9789811057526 | Springer | hbk. | book | xx, 232pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book analyses the emotional message of Hungarian folksongs from a Cultural Linguistic perspective, employing a wide range of empirical devices. It combines theoretical notions with analytical devices and has a multidisciplinary essence: it relies on the latest Cultural Linguistic findings, employing...

Sonic signatures.

Lindsey, Geoff. Nevins, Andrew.
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(2017)  | 9789027208316 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 332pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Sonic Signatures is devoted to the representation of sound patterns and sound structures across a diverse range of typologically distinct languages with the overall aim of understanding the nature of linguistic data structures from a principled balance between representational economy and the interfaces...

Third Age Learners of Foreign Languages

Gabrys-Barker, Danuta. Gabry√Ö‚Äļ-Barker, Danuta.
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(2017)  | 9781783099405 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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People are increasingly reaching the so-called third age, a period when seniorssearch for a renewed purpose to life and spend time undertaking activities thatthey consider motivating, such as the learning of a foreign language. The studyof language learning among aging populations has become a fast-growing...

Fast-Forwarding with Audiovisual Translation

D√≠az Cintas, Jorge. Nikoli√¶, Kristijan. D√ɬ≠az, Cintas Jorge. Nikoli√Ą‚Ä°, Kristijan. Cintas, Jorge Diaz. Nikolic, Kristijan.
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(2017)  | 9781783099368 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 248pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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This edited collection offers a rounded vision of some of the ways in whichaudiovisual translation (AVT) can be approached from an academic, professionaland educational point of view. The studies provide a stimulating andthought-provoking account of some of the most representative themes that arecurrently...

Developing Intercultural Perspectives on Language Use: Exploring Pragmatics and Culture in Foreign Language Learning

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(2017)  | 9781783099313 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating interculturallearning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not alwaysapparent. This is particularly the case in foreign language learning contextswhere teachers are working with a prescribed textbook and opportunities...

Making way in corpus-based interpreting studies.

Bendazzoli, Claudio. Defrancq, Bart. Russo, Mariachiara.
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(2017)  | 9789811061981 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 215pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book presents a collection of state-of-the-art work in corpus-based interpreting studies, highlighting international research on the properties of interpreted speech, based on naturalistic interpreting data. Interpreting research has long been hampered by the lack of naturalistic data that would...

Varieties of alternatives : focus particles and wh-expressions in mandarin.

Liu, Mingming.
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(2017)  | 9789811062070 | Springer | hbk. | book | xix, 174pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Chapter¬†1. Introduction1.1. The Cast of Characters¬†1.2. Main Themes¬†1.3. Overview of Things to Come¬†Chapter 2. Background2.1. Semantic Assumptions2.2. Syntactic AssumptionsChapter 3. Varieties of Alternatives: Mandarin Focus Particles3.1. Introduction¬†3.2. Deriving ‚ÄėAmbiguities‚Äô through Alternatives3.3....

Developing Intercultural Perspectives on Language Use: Exploring Pragmatics and Culture in Foreign Language Learning

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(2017)  | 9781783099320 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 8/12/2017
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Many language teachers recognise the importance of integrating interculturallearning into language learning, but how this can be best achieved is not alwaysapparent. This is particularly the case in foreign language learning contextswhere teachers are working with a prescribed textbook and opportunities...

The nature of variation in tone sandhi patterns of shanghai and wuxi wu.

Yan, Hanbo.
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(2017)  | 9789811061806 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxii, 144pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Chapter I Introduction to Tone Sandhi Varation1.1 Background and Purpose 1.2 Overview of the Dissertation 1.3 Significance of the Dissertation 1.4 Variation in Phonology 1.5 Variation in Tone Sandhi Chapter II Shanghai and Wuxi Tone Sandhi 2.1 Shanghai Tone Sandhi Patterns 2.2 Wuxi Tone Sandhi Patterns...

Untranslating Machines: A Genealogy for the Ends of Global Thought

Lezra, Jacques.
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(2017)  | 9781786605085 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 222pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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On what basis can we establish an alternative to the unifying of culturesbrought about by economic globalization? When ideas, like objects and words, canbe translated and marketed everywhere, what forms of critique are available?Straddling the fields of political philosophy, comparative literature,...

Pronouns in embedded contexts at the syntax-semantics interface.

Grosz, Patrick Georg. Patel-Grosz, Pritty. Zobel, Sarah.
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(2017)  | 9783319567044 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 247pp | Availability last checked: 9/11/2017
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Introduction; Pritty Patel-Grosz, Patrick Grosz, and Sarah Zobel.- Direct Variable Binding and Agreement in Obligatory Control; Idan Landau.- Intentional Identity as a Transparency Phenomenon; Daniel Tiskin.- Pronoun Use in Finnish Reported Speech and Free Indirect Discourse: Effects of Logophoricity;...

Narrative absorption.

B√°lint, Katalin. Doicaru, Miruna M. Hakemulder, Frank. Kuijpers, Moniek M. Tan, Ed S.
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(2017)  | 9789027234162 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 329pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Narrative Absorption brings together research from the social sciences and Humanities to solve a number of mysteries: Most of us will have had those moments, of being totally absorbed in a book, a movie, or computer game. Typically we do not have any idea about how we ended up in such a state. Nor do...

Language in research and teaching : proceedings from the cals conference 2016.

Brala-Vukanovic, Marija. Hrvatsko, drustvo za primijenjenu lingvistiku Staff. Memisevic, Anita.
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(2017)  | 9783631733752 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Practices in intercultural language teaching and learning.

Ennis, Michael Joseph. Riley, Catherine Elizabeth.
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(2017)  | 9781527500310 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 175pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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"This volume responds to the growing need for intercultural approaches to teaching and learning languages. The central premise is that the aim of intercultural language teaching and learning is to foster effective communication and effective learning in spaces between cultures in order to prepare leaners...

Interaction process and chinese efl learners' proficiency development : a cognitive and interactionist approach.

Gu, Shanshan.
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(2017)  | 9789811068348 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 156pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book provides readers a better understanding of the interaction-learning relationship in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. It introduces theories on input, output, and learners’ internal mechanisms, and presents the pedagogical implications of how to adapt focus-on-form instruction...

Testing Academic Language Proficiency

Mezzadri, Marco.
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(2017)  | 9781527502949 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 140pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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This book focuses on the development of the process of teaching and assessing foreign language competence for study purposes in a pluricultural and plurilingual context. It addresses not only the individual who is learning the language for academic purposes (LAP), but also other stakeholders, like teachers,...

Testing lecture comprehension through listening-to-summarize tasks : the trio of task demands, cognitive processes and language competence.

Wang, Haiping.
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(2017)  | 9789811062018 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 207pp | Availability last checked: 13/9/2017
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This book explores the effectiveness of listen-to-summarize tasks as a tool to assess lecture comprehension ability. It especially focuses on listen-to-summarize tasks that represent listeners’ meaning building and the discourse construction of the lecture for listening assessment purposes. It discusses...

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice

WAGNER, Conlon Perugini. , Byram, Michael. Conlon, Perugini Dorie. Wagner, Manuela. Perugini, Dorie Conlon.
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(2017)  | 9781783098903 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers,supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan andimplement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing onthe teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreignlanguage...

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice

WAGNER, Conlon Perugini. , Byram, Michael. Conlon, Perugini Dorie. Wagner, Manuela. Perugini, Dorie Conlon.
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(2017)  | 9781783098897 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | pbk. | book | 200pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers,supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan andimplement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing onthe teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreignlanguage...

Textual and contextual voices of translation.

Alvstad, Cecilia. Greenall, Annjo K. Jansen, Hanne. Taivalkoski-Shilov, Kristiina.
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(2017)  | 9789027258847 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 274pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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The notion of voice has been used in a number of ways within Translation Studies. Against the backdrop of these different uses, this book looks at the voices of translators, authors, publishers, editors and readers both in the translations themselves and in the texts that surround these translations....

Teaching dialogue interpreting : research-based proposals for higher education.

Cirillo, Letizia. Niemants, Natacha.
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(2017)  | 9789027258854 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 407pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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Teaching Dialogue Interpreting is one of the very few book-length contributions that cross the research-to-training boundary in dialogue interpreting. The volume is innovative in at least three ways. First, it brings together experts working in areas as diverse as business interpreting, court interpreting,...

Advances in swearing research : new languages and new contexts.

Beers, Fägersten Kristy. Stapleton, Karyn.
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(2017)  | 9789027256874 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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Any behavior that arouses, as swearing does, controversy, disagreement, disdain, shock, and indignation as often as it imbues passion, sincerity, intimacy, solidarity, and jocularity should be an obvious target of in-depth scholarship. Rigorous, scholarly investigation of the practice of swearing acknowledges...

Perspectives on the architecture and acquisition of syntax : essays in honour of r. amritavalli.

Balusu, Rahul. Raman, Gayathri. Sengupta, Gautam. Sircar, Shruti.
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(2017)  | 9789811042942 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 269pp | Availability last checked: 18/10/2017
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This festschrift volume brings together important contributions by expert syntacticians across the globe on tense and finiteness, adjectives, dative and ergative case, acquisition of case, and other topics both within the domain of Dravidian linguistics and in the broader theoretical understanding of...

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New Perspectives on Transfer in Second Language Learning

Yu, Liming. Odlin, Terence.
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(2015)  | 9781783094332 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 19/10/2017
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When people attempt to learn a new language, the language(s) they already knowcan help but also hinder their understanding or production of new forms. Thisphenomenon, known as language transfer, is the focus of this book. Thecollection offers new theoretical perspectives, some in the empirical studiesand...

Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use: Attitudes, Awareness, Activation

Otwinowska, Agnieszka.
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(2015)  | 9781783094387 | Channel View Publications | hbk. | book | 304pp
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This book brings together linguistic, psycholinguistic and educationalperspectives on the phenomenon of cognate vocabulary across languages. Itpresents a large-scale, long-term research project focusing on Polish-Englishcognates and their use by bilingual and multilingual learners/users of English.It...

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Pronouns in embedded contexts at the syntax-semantics interface.

Grosz, Patrick Georg. Patel-Grosz, Pritty. Zobel, Sarah.
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(2017)  | 9783319567044 | Springer | hbk. | book | xv, 247pp | Availability last checked: 9/11/2017
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Introduction; Pritty Patel-Grosz, Patrick Grosz, and Sarah Zobel.- Direct Variable Binding and Agreement in Obligatory Control; Idan Landau.- Intentional Identity as a Transparency Phenomenon; Daniel Tiskin.- Pronoun Use in Finnish Reported Speech and Free Indirect Discourse: Effects of Logophoricity;...

 

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