Translation Sites: A Field Guide
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Translation Sites: A Field Guide

"A novel genre – a translation 'guidebook' - part travelogue, part diary, part meditation on sites of memory, this poignant study uses translation as a medium to communicate the affective charge of linguistic encounters and political conflicts past and present. Hotels, markets, churches, museums, checkpoints, gardens, bridges and streets – each location is mobilized as a zone of polyphonic expression and cultural difference. A must-r...

Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing
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Ngugi: Reflections on his Life of Writing

This collection of essays reflects on the life and work of Ngugi wa Thiong'o, who celebrated his 80th birthday in 2018. Drawing from a wide range of contributors, including writers, critics, publishers and activists, the volume traces the emergence of Ngugi as a novelist in the early 1960s, his contribution to the African culture of letters at its moment of inception, and his global artistic life in the twenty-first century. Here we ...

From Hysteria to Hormones : A Rhetorical History
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From Hysteria to Hormones : A Rhetorical History

“A wide-ranging and innovative book that upends the story that hormone discovery marked a break with outmoded knowledge about women’s bodies, arguing instead that hormone research required rhetorical reinvestment in old notions of hysteria. Employing Michel Serres’s concept of topology, Koerber conducts a nuanced, multimodal analysis of key moments in the historic reworking of hysteria into hormones. Eschewing a linear approach, she ...

Essentials of SLA for L2 Teachers: A Transdisciplinary Framework
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Essentials of SLA for L2 Teachers

Excellent and much-needed accessible introduction to the field of contemporary (!) SLA. (No, I did not receive a free copy. I bought this and am loving it.) Very good for grad students, teachers, and other language professionals. Definitely one of the best academic books I’ve bought this year. Very well written and informative.

Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors
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Bryson's Dictionary for Writers and Editors

I purchased this book for my college-age son to use when he edits his school's newspaper. Upon looking through the book I realized that everyone should own it. This book would be useful for students of any age and would be a good book just to have around the house, too. It's fun to read and is the sort of book anyone would enjoy picking up and reading for a few minutes or a few hours. (My son was very pleased to receive it.) Highly r...

Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood
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Stardust Monuments: The Saving and Selling of Hollywood

Stardust Monuments spotlights the enduring efforts to memorialize and canonize the history and meaning of Hollywood and American film culture. In this engaging analysis, Alison Trope explores the tensions between art and commerce as they intersect in a range of nonprofit and for-profit institutions and products. An insightful tour of Hollywood’s past, present, and future, Stardust Monuments examines the establishment of film librarie...

Intercultural Interaction: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Intercultural Communication
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Intercultural Interaction (Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics)

'This volume is a very welcome addition to the existing body of published text books on intercultural communication...It is written in an accessible style, with a clear structure, so that it should reach a fairly wide audience of undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as researchers and professional trainers...I would recommend to any readers thinking of researching or teaching intercultural communication, that they consider...

Autoethnography and Heuristic Inquiry for Doctoral-Level Researchers: Emerging Research and Opportunities
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Autoethnography and Heuristic Inquiry for Doctoral-Level Researchers

Many resources exist to help new doctoral investigators to understand and engage with the tenets and philosophies that underpin doctoral-level research to allow for a sample of self-as-subject research. Every day, new forms of researcher-participant data collection and analysis protocols and contributions to the respective discipline in the use of these methods are designed by doctoral researchers and other scholars for heuristic inq...

Ysabelle Cordeil-Le Millin, "La prise de notes efficace : Acquérir des techniques opérationnelles en toutes circonstances"
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La prise de notes efficace

Comment écrire plus vite en étant certain de pouvoir se relire? Commen t prendre des notes sans perdre l'essentiel de l'information? Comment gagner en temps et en efficacité lors de la retranscription d'informat ions? Ce guide pratique vous propose une méthode astucieuse - MERAS - pour a cquérir les bons réflexes de l'écriture rapide. Basée sur la contracti on des lettres de l'alphabet ainsi que sur des abréviations, cette nou velle ...

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXI: Papers from the annual symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Norman, Oklahoma, 2017
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Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXI (Studies in Arabic Linguistics)

This volume brings together ten peer-reviewed articles on Arabic linguistics. The articles are distributed over three parts: phonetics and phonology, sociolinguistics and pragmatics, and language acquisition. Including data from North African, Levantine, and Gulf varieties of Arabic, as well as Arabic varieties spoken in diaspora, these articles address issues that range from phonetic neutralization and diminutive formation to diglos...