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Communication

  • Robots that Talk and Listenby Judith Markowitz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 89.95

    The book provides a forward-looking examination of speech and language in robots from technical, functional, and social perspectives.Contributors address cultural foundations as well as the linguistic skills and technical features robots need for engaging in a dialogue. more...

  • On Relativization and Cleftingby Chiara Branchini

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 140.00

    This work is a contribution to our understanding of relativization strategies and clefting in Italian Sign Language, and more broadly, to our understanding of these constructions in world languages by setting the discussion on the theories that have been proposed in the literature of spoken languages to derive the syntactic phenomena object of investigation. more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communicationby Derina Holtzhausen; Ansgar Zerfass

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication provides a comprehensive review of research in the strategic communication domain and offers educators and graduate-level students a compilation of approaches to and studies of varying aspects of the field. The volume provides insights into ongoing discussions that build an emerging body of knowledge.... more...

  • Language, Politics and Identity in Taiwanby Hui-Ching Chang; Richard Holt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Following the move by Chiang Kai-shek and the Chinese Nationalist Party Kuomingtang (KMT) to Taiwan after losing the Chinese civil war to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in the late 1940s, and Chiang?s subsequent lifelong vow to reclaim the mainland, "China " has occupied?if not monopolized?the gaze of Taiwan, where its projected images are reflected.... more...

  • Television Brandcastingby Jennifer Gillan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Television Brandcasting examines U. S. television?s utility as a medium for branded storytelling. It investigates the current and historical role that television content, promotion, and hybrids of the two have played in disseminating brand messaging and influencing consumer decision-making. Juxtaposing the current period of transition with that of... more...

  • Gossip Girlby Lori Bindig

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book is a critical cultural studies analysis of the CW?s hit teen television drama Gossip Girl (2007?2012). Bindig examines the show in terms of gender, race, class, sexuality, and consumerism, and she explores the potential ramifications of popular media texts like Gossip Girl . more...

  • Coreferenceby Maciej Ogrodniczuk; Agata Savary; Magdalena Zawislawska; Katarzyna Glowinska; Mateusz Kopec

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    The book presents work on coreference understanding, annotation and resolution of a slavic language which can be applied to natural language processing in computers and software using English and other languages. By presenting the steps of building a coreference-related component of the NLP toolset, the volume serves as a reference book on state-of-the... more...

  • Mass Communication in Israelby Oren Soffer

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Mass communication has long been recognized as an important contributor to national identity and nation building. This book examines the relationship between media and nationalism in Israel, arguing that, in comparison to other countries, the Israeli case is unique. It explores the roots and evolution of newspapers, journalism, radio, television,... more...

  • Semantics & Mediaby Christoph Bläsi; Axel-Cyrille Ngonga Ngomo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    This volume describes the contemporary application of semantic technologies in the media industry. Articles by researchers and experts in the field present, analyze, and put semantic technologies into a larger perspective. Language technology processes and the use of powerful metadata resources are among the repertoire of approaches discussed. The... more...

  • Beyond New Mediaby Art Herbig; Andrew F. Herrmann; Adam W. Tyma; Michelle Calka; Katherine J. Denker; Robert Andrew Dunn; Chelsea Henderson; Art Herbig; Andrew F. Herrmann; Jimmie Manning; Danielle M. Stern; Adam W. Tyma; Michael D. D. Willits

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    Bringing together rhetorical, media studies, organizational communication, ethnographic, pop culture, mass communication, gender studies, and educational technology backgrounds to bear on polymediation, the authors interrogate the language by which we talk about the contemporary media landscape and the impact of the media on people?s lives. more...