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  • Medical Translation Step by Stepby Vicent Montalt; Maria González-Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Statistics on the translation market consistently identify medicine as a major thematic area as far as volume or translation is concerned. Vicent Montalt and Maria Gonzalez Davis, both experienced translator trainers at Spanish universities, explain the basics of medical translation and ways of teaching and learning how to translate medical texts.... more...

  • Argumentation and Healthby Sara Rubinelli; A. Francisca Snoeck Henkemans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 120.00

    This chapter is concerned with the reasons why sometimes good arguments in health communication leaflets fail to convince the targeted audience. As an illustrative example it uses the age-dependent eligibility of women in the Netherlands to receive routine breast cancer screening examinations: according to Dutch regulations women under 50 are ineligible... more...

  • Translation: A Multidisciplinary Approachby Juliane House

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    The cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practice of translation is a field of rapidly growing international importance. World-renowned experts offer new and multidisciplinary insights on this subject, viewing translation as social action and intercultural communication, and as a phenomenon of languages in contact and a socio-cognitive process. more...

  • The Evaluation of Language Regimesby Michele Gazzola

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    Building on existing analytical frameworks, this book provides a new methodology allowing different language policies in international multilingual organisations (or ?language regimes?) to be compared and evaluated on the basis of criteria such as efficiency and fairness. It explains step-by-step how to organise the evaluation of language regimes and... more...

  • Pragmatics, Semantics and the Case of Scalar Implicaturesby Salvatore Pistoia Reda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    This book is an advanced debate on the nature of scalar implicatures, one of the most popular topics in philosophical linguistics in the last 20 years. Leading theorists in the field offer an up-to-date presentation of the subject in a way that will help readers to orient themselves in the vast literature on the topic. more...

  • The Semiperiphery of Academic Writingby Karen Bennett

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    With researchers around the world are under increasing pressure to publish in high-profile international journals, this book explores some of the issues affecting authors on the semiperiphery, who often find themselves torn between conflicting academic cultures and discourses. more...

  • Language Planning and National Identity in Croatiaby Keith Langston; Anita Peti-Stantic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Following the collapse of the former Yugoslavia, Croatian was declared to be a separate language, distinct from Serbian, and linguistic issues became highly politicized. This book examines the changing status and norms of the Croatian language and its relationship to Croatian national identity, focusing on the period after Croatian independence. more...

  • Researching Identity and Interculturalityby Fred Dervin; Karen Risager

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume focuses on advances in research methodology in an interdisciplinary field framed by discourses of identity and interculturality. It includes a range of qualitative studies: studies of interaction, narrative studies, conversation analysis, ethnographic studies, postcolonial studies and critical discourse studies, and emphasizes the role... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphologyby Rochelle Lieber; Pavol Stekauer

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    The Oxford Handbook of Derivational Morphology is intended as a companion volume to the Oxford Handbook of Compounding (OUP 2009), aiming to provide a comprehensive and thorough overview of the study of derivational morphology. Written by distinguished scholars, its 41 chapters are devoted to theoretical and definitional matters, formal and semantic... more...

  • Pragmatic Development in First Language Acquisitionby Danielle Matthews

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 158.00

    This chapter highlights the growing need and importance of assessing young children’s pragmatic language abilities given such factors as the increasing recognition of disproportionate difficulties in pragmatics among different clinical groups, the rise of more usage-based and functional approaches to language acquisition and competence, and evidence... more...