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Crosscultural Transgressions: Research Models in Translation: v. 2: Historical and Ideological Issues

by Theo Hermans

Crosscultural Transgressions offers explorations and critical assessments of research methods and models in translation studies, and points up new questions and directions.

 

Ranging from epistemological questions...


Makers of the Media Mind: Journalism Educators and their Ideas

by Wm. David Sloan

Makers of the Media Mind is a collection of analytical essays focusing on the most important and original ideas contributed to the field of mass communication by journalism educators. Divided into six sections...


Semantics: Defining the Discipline

by Robert A. Hipkiss

The subject of semantics has been appropriated by various disciplines including linguistic philosophy, logic, cognitive psychology, anthropological linguistics, and computer technology. As a result, it is difficult...


Sorry About That: The Language of Public Apology

by Edwin L. Battistella

People do bad things. They misspeak, mislead, and misbehave. They lie, cheat, steal, and kill. Often, afterward, they apologize. But what makes a successful apology? Why does Joe Bidens 2007 apology for referring...


More Badder Grammar!

by Sharon Eliza Nichols

MORE missspellings! MORE badder grammar! MORE than 150 photos of laugh-out-loud funny signs from the creators of the smash-hit book (and Facebook group) I Judge You When You Use Poor Grammar.

After the success...


Research within the Disciplines: Foundations for Reference and Library Instruction

by Peggy Keeran & Michael Levine-Clark

Research within the Disciplines is designed to help reference librarians – and students studying to become librarians – gain that deeper understanding of disciplinary differences that allows them to comfortably...


52 Ways to Get Unstuck: Exercises to Break Through Writer's Block

by Chris Mandeville

Writers get stuck, but now they don't have to stay that way. This creative and comprehensive guide to overcoming writer's block is chock-full of innovative exercises, anecdotes, and advice from dozens of authors....


The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text

by Ben Voth

Through the careful analysis of historical figures and empirical policy successes, The Rhetoric of Genocide: Death as a Text reveals how strategic communication silences make the tragedy of genocide probable...


Be the Best Bad Presenter Ever: Break the Rules, Make Mistakes, and Win Them Over

by Karen Hough

Karen Hough doesn’t want you to be “perfect.” People fear public speaking because they worry about having to conform to all sorts of handed-down rules that tie them up in knots and put their audiences...


Aboutness

by Stephen Yablo

Aboutness has been studied from any number of angles. Brentano made it the defining feature of the mental. Phenomenologists try to pin down the aboutness-features of particular mental states. Materialists sometimes...


Researching Language and Social Media: A Student Guide

by Ruth Page, David Barton & Johann Wolfgang Unger

Social Media is fast becoming a key area of linguistic research. This highly accessible guidebook leads students through the process of undertaking research in order to explore the language that people use when...


Be a Travel Writer, Live your Dreams, Sell your Features: Travel Writing Step by Step

Is It True?: The Facts Behind the Things We Have Been Told

by Max Cryer

In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social...


I Can Hear You Whisper: An Intimate Journey through the Science of Sound and Language

by Lydia Denworth

“A skilled science translator, Denworth makes decibels, teslas and brain plasticity understandable to all.”  —Washington Post

 

Lydia Denworth’s third son, Alex, was nearly two when he was identified...


Assessment Sensitivity: Relative Truth and its Applications

by John MacFarlane

John MacFarlane debates how we might make sense of the idea that truth is relative, and how we might use this idea to give satisfying accounts of parts of our thought and talk that have resisted traditional...


Best Practices in Literacy Instruction, Fifth Edition

by Lesley Mandel Morrow, Linda B. Gambrell & Timothy Shanahan

This indispensable classroom resource and course text has inspired thousands of teachers to help their students become better readers and writers. The fifth edition addresses evidence-based best practices in...


Finding the Right Place on the Map: Central and Eastern European Media Change in a Global Perspective

by Karol Jakubowicz

Finding the Right Place on the Map is a crosscutting, international comparison of the media systems and the democratic performance of the media in post-Communist countries. It explores issues of commercial media,...


The Language Parallax: Linguistic Relativism and Poetic Indeterminacy

by Paul Friedrich

Humankind has always been fascinated and troubled by the way languages and dialects differ. Linguistically based differences in point of view have preoccupied many original minds of the past, such as Kant, and...


Public Libraries, Public Policies, and Political Processes: Serving and Transforming Communities in Times of Economic and Political Constraint

by Paul T. Jaeger, Ursula Gorham & John Carlo Bertot

Over the past thirty years, significant shifts in technology, political ideologies, and policy goals have resulted in an environment in which public libraries face the highest expectations to serve community...


Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing

by Nina Sankovitch

The author of the much-admired Tolstoy and the Purple Chair goes on a quest through the history of letters and her own personal correspondence to discover and celebrate what is special about the handwritten...