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  • Empire and Communicationsby Harold A. Innis; Alexander John Watson

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 7.99

    Empire and Communications is one of Inniss most important contributions to the debate about how media influences the development of consciousness and societies. more...

  • Cross-Linguistic and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Academic Discourseby Eija Suomela-Salmi; Fred Dervin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 143.00

    My aim in this article is to examine two types of discourse features, through a semantic analysis of the occurrences of the word university in the Preamble to the Magna Charta Universitatum of Bologna. I will firstly look at extra-linguistic phenomena, in particular the discursive elaboration of the identity of European society, and then focus on... more...

  • Dialogue in Intercultural Communitiesby Claudio Baraldi

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 149.00

    Conclusions highlight the ways in which the use of language in interactions provides important cues for analyzing the cultural presuppositions of CISV activities, through both empowering dialogues and disempowering monologues. The analysis of interactions and participants’ narratives shows both (1) dyadic hierarchical interactions associated... more...

  • The Language of Outsourced Call Centersby Eric Friginal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    The Language of Outsourced Call Centers is the first book to explore a large-scale corpus representing the typical kinds of interactions and communicative tasks in outsourced call centers located in the Philippines and serving American customers. The specific goals of this book are to conduct a corpus-based register comparison between outsourced... more...

  • Silence in Intercultural Communicationby Ikuko Nakane

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 158.00

    How and why is silence used interculturally? Approaching the phenomenon of silence from multiple perspectives, this book shows how silence is used, perceived and at times misinterpreted in intercultural communication. Using a model of key aspects of silence in communication ? linguistic, cognitive and sociopsychological ? and fundamental levels of... more...

  • Acculturatedby Naomi Schaefer Riley; Christine Rosen

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    ?Sizing up and taking down the things we read, watch, and play, this all-star team of analysts provides a series of delights and surprises that will make you ponder anew the deep structures that inform our lives, even when we think we?re off-duty.??Kyle Smith, movie critic, New York Post Contemporary popular culture, from books to film to television... more...

  • Kulturelle Grundlagen der Medialisierung in Südkoreaby Klemens Schwitzer

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 20.68

    Die Auseinandersetzung mit der Republik Korea, gemeinhin Südkorea bezeichnet, findet gewöhnlich im ökonomischen (Stichwort "Tigerstaat"), oder politikwissenschaftlichen Kontext (Nord-Süd-Konflikt) statt. Die medialen Eigenheiten und Hintergründe dagegen werden kaum thematisiert und verbleiben deshalb weitgehend unerforscht. Um dem zu begegnen, stellt... more...

  • Radio Content in the Digital Ageby Angeliki Gazi; Guy Starkey; Stanislaw Jedrzejewski

    Intellect Books Ltd 2011; US$ 25.00

    The traditional radio medium has seen significant changes in recent years with the current global shift toward multimedia content, with both digital and FM making significant use of new technologies, including mobile communications and the Internet. This book focuses on the important role these new technologies play?and will play as radio continues... more...

  • Narratives of Place, Belonging and Languageby Máiréad Nic Craith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Examining identity in relation to globalization and migration, this book uses narratives and memoirs from contemporary authors who have lived 'in-between' two or more languages. It explores the human desire to find one's 'own place' in new cultural contexts, and looks at the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society. more...

  • The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communicationby Christina Bratt Paulston; Scott F. Kiesling; Elizabeth S. Rangel

    Wiley 2012; US$ 56.95 US$ 49.36

    The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication brings together internationally-renowned scholars from a range of fields to survey the theoretical perspectives and applied work, including example analyses, in this burgeoning area of linguistics. Features contributions from  established researchers in sociolinguistics and intercultural... more...