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This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

by Helen Garner

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert...


The Translation of Culture

by Bruno Osimo

A culture is a way of perceiving reality. The verb “perceive” should not lead to mistakes. Someone may think that since objective reality of a culture is unique, all people must perceive it in the same way....


Health Communication: Theory, Method, and Application

by Nancy Grant Harrington

Health Communication provides coverage of the major areas of interest in the field of health communication, including interpersonal, organizational, and health media. It takes an in-depth approach to health...


Lost in Translation: An Illustrated Compendium of Untranslatable Words from Around the World

by Ella Frances Sanders

An artistic collection of more than 50 drawings featuring unique, funny, and poignant foreign words that have no direct translation into English.

Did you know that the Japanese language has a word to express...


Shortcut: How Analogies Reveal Connections, Spark Innovation, and Sell Our Greatest Ideas

by John Pollack

A presidential speechwriter for Bill Clinton explores the hidden power of analogy to fuel thought, connect ideas, spark innovation, and shape outcomes

From the meatpacking plants that inspired Henry Ford's...


Prototext-metatext translation shifts. A model with examples based on Bible translation

by Bruno Osimo

In our society people deal with translation quality in various contexts, which seldom share information. The first context one comes into contact with it is university: in bachelor’s and master’s degree...


The Impact of Self-Concept on Language Learning

by Kata Csizer & Michael Magid

This edited volume seeks to highlight the effects of self-concept on L2 learning and teaching by considering a wide range of theories as well as their practical application. The book is divided into four sections...


The Bilingual Advantage: Language, Literacy and the Us Labor Market

by Rebecca M. Callahan & Patricia C. Gándara

The Bilingual Advantage draws together researchers from education, economics, sociology, anthropology and linguistics to examine the economic and employment benefits of bilingualism in the US labor market, countering...


Pragmatic Syntax

by Jieun Kiaer

Jieun Kiaer puts forward an argument in this book that the grammar of a language directly underpins the processing of the language, in real time. This is a view that runs against the orthodoxy of linguistic...


Transmission Difficulties: Franz Boas and Tsimshian Mythology

by Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud delves into the mystery of Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate.


Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes: Decoding the Jargon, Slang, and Bluster of American Political Speech

by Chuck McCutcheon, David Mark & Jeff Greenfield

An election-year guide to understanding the language of the electeds, spin-meisters, and flacks of American politics


Audiovisual Translation: Theories, Methods and Issues

by Luis Pérez-González

Audiovisual translation is the fastest growing strand within translation studies.

This book addresses the need for more robust theoretical frameworks to investigate emerging text- types, address new methodological...


Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices

by Lawrie Zion & David Craig

The rapid growth of online media has led to new complications in journalism ethics and practice. While traditional ethical principles may not fundamentally change when information is disseminated online, applying...


English L2 Reading: Getting to the Bottom: Getting to the Bottom

by Barbara M. Birch

English L2 Reading, Third Edition offers teachers research-based insights into bottom-up skills in reading English as a second language and a solid foundation on which to build reading instruction. Core linguistic...


How to Speak Brit: The Quintessential Guide to the King's English, Cockney Slang, and Other Flummoxing British Phrases

by Christopher J Moore

The quintessential A to Z guide to British English-perfect for every egghead and bluestocking looking to conquer the language barrier

Oscar Wilde once said the Brits have "everything in common with America nowadays...


Write What You Don't Know: An Accessible Manual for Screenwriters

by Julian Hoxter

Encourages you to move beyond your comfort zones in search of stories.


Conditions of Comparison: Reflections on Comparative Intercultural Inquiry

by Ming Xie

Uses literary theory and comparative studies to examine how the conceptual resources of cultures may pre-figure our perspectives and pre-determine our worldviews.


The Language of Food: A Linguist Reads the Menu

by Dan Jurafsky

Stanford University linguist and MacArthur Fellow Dan Jurafsky dives into the hidden history of food. Why do we eat toast for breakfast, and then toast to good health at dinner? What does the turkey we eat on...


Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life

by Robert Benson

In this masterful blend of the practical and the spiritual, Robert Benson invites you into the work and rewards of a writer’s life. More than a primer on effective writing, Dancing on the Head of a Pen is...


The Australian Editing Handbook

by Elizabeth Flann, Beryl Hill & Lan Wang

The ultimate editing handbook, updated for the digital age

The Australian Editing Handbook has become an industry standard, recommended by the Society of Editors, and holds a prominent place on the shelves of...