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Free Adjuncts and Absolutes in English: Problems of Control and Interpretation

by Bernd Kortmann

Free adjuncts and absolutes typically function as adverbial clauses which are not overtly specified for any particular adverbial relation. The book is a non-formal, corpus based study of their current use in...


Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages

by Judith Rosenhouse & Rotem Kowner

This volume accounts for the motives for contemporary lexical borrowing from English, using a comparative approach and a broad cross-cultural perspective. It investigates the processes involved in the penetration...


Identity and Language Learning: Extending the Conversation

by Bonny Norton

Identity and Language Learning draws on a longitudinal case study of immigrant women in Canada to develop new ideas about identity, investment, and imagined communities in the field of language learning and...


Solutions for the Assessment of Bilinguals

by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

Solutions for the Assessment of Bilinguals presents innovative solutions for the evaluation of language abilities and proficiency in multilingual speakers - and by extension, the evaluation of their cognitive...


Issues in the Assessment of Bilinguals

by Virginia C. Mueller Gathercole

With growing mass migration across the globe, researchers, practitioners, educators and policy makers are increasingly faced with rising numbers of multilingual children and adults. This volume raises key issues...


Language Learning Motivation in Japan

by Matthew T. Apple & Dexter Da Silva

This book synthesises current theory and research on L2 motivation in the EFL Japanese context carried out by internationally recognized researchers and upcoming researcher-educators working in various educational...


Critical Multimodal Studies of Popular Culture

by Emilia Djonov & Sumin Zhao

Studies of multimodality have significantly advanced our understanding of the potential of different semiotic resources-verbal, visual, aural, and kinetic-to make meaning and allow people to achieve various...


The Future of Quality News Journalism: A Cross-Continental Analysis

by Peter J. Anderson, Michael Williams & George Ogola

In the face of the continuously changing challenges of the digital age, it is difficult for quality news journalism to survive on any significant scale if a means for adequately funding it is not available....


Acceptable Prejudice? Fat, Rhetoric and Social Justice

by Ph.D., Lonie McMichael

Fat prejudice is exploding in American society, yet even social justice advocates tend to deny fat individuals protection because fat is seen as unhealthy and permanently changeable-concepts supported by a great...


Twenty-One Genres and How to Write Them

by Brock Dethier

In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond. This practical, student-friendly,...


Exploring Composition Studies: Sites, Issues, Perspectives

by Kelly Ritter & Paul Kei Matsuda

Kelly Ritter and Paul Kei Matsuda have created an essential introduction to the field of composition studies for graduate students and instructors new to the study of writing. The book offers a careful exploration...


Second Mencken Chrestomathy

by H.L. Mencken

Before there was any such thing as political correctness, H. L. Mencken was flouting it. He was also cheerfully deriding the precursors of family values and lambasting the guardians of public virtue. This historic...


Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control . . .

by Fred W. Friendly

This discourse on the importance of television in society presents Friendly's uncannily prescient views on the corrosive effect of money on the news business, the sensationalization of news reporting, and the...


Murdoch's World: The Last of the Old Media Empires

by David Folkenflik

Rupert Murdoch is the most significant media tycoon the English-speaking world has ever known. No one before him has trafficked in media influence across those nations so effectively, nor has anyone else so...


Political Election Debates: Informing Voters about Policy and Character

by William L. Benoit

Political Election Debates: Informing Voters about Policy and Character presents theory and research on political leaders debates. Election debates in the U.S. (presidential primary, presidential general, vice...


Successful Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Research

by Marta Deyrup & Beth Bloom

Editors Marta Deyrup and Beth Bloom have brought together well-known educators from the fields of library science, communication, composition, and education to show you how to develop successful strategies for...


Transformational Speaking

by Gail Larsen

You can change the world—one audience at a time!

 

Today's challenging times call for passionate visionaries who are authentic and articulate communicators. Speaking coach and consultant Gail Larsen presents...


Censored 2014: Fearless Speech in Fateful Times; The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2012-13

by Mickey Huff, Andy Lee Roth & Project Censored

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Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation's oldest news-monitoring group--a university-wide project...


The Language of Fashion

by Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes was one of the most widely influential thinkers of the 20th Century and his immensely popular and readable writings have covered topics ranging from wrestling to photography. The semiotic power...


Dosage: A Guiding Principle for Health Communicators

by J. David Johnson

Healthcare professionals calculate dosage when dispensing medicine and determining treatment plans. This text applies the concept of dosage to communication. We often assume that "more is more" when it comes...