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  • Transmedia Frictionsby Marsha Kinder; Tara McPherson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    Editors Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson present an authoritative collection of essays on the continuing debates over medium specificity and the politics of the digital arts. Comparing the term "transmedia" with "transnational," they show that the movement beyond specific media or nations does not invalidate those entities but makes us look more closely... more...

  • Language and Characterisationby Jonathan Culpeper

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Textual Explorations General Editors- Mick Short, Lancaster University Elena Semino, Lancaster University The focus of this series is on the stylistic analysis of literary and non-literary texts, and the theoretical issues which such work raises. Textual Explorations will include books that cover studies of literary authors, genres and other groupings,... more...

  • Deconstruction and Translationby Kathleen Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Deconstruction and Translation explains ways in which many practical and theoretical problems of translation can be rethought in the light of insights from the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. If there is no one origin, no transcendent meaning, and thus no stable source text, we can no longer talk of translation as meaning transfer or as passive... more...

  • Translation Theory in the Age of Louis XIVby James Albert DeLater

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Preeminent in a relatively rare category of separate early modern treatises on translation, the 1683 De optimo genere interpretandi by the polymath cleric Pierre-Daniel Huet (1630-1721) offers a concise introduction to its nature, history, theory, process and practice.   Written in the form of a Ciceronian dialogue, On the best kind of translating... more...

  • Language as Discourseby Michael Mccarthy; Ronald Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    In this book Michael McCarthy and Ronald Carter describe the discoursal properties of language and demonstrate what insights this approach can offer to the student and teacher of language. The authors examine the relationship between complete texts, both spoken and written, and the social and cultural contexts in which they function. They argue that... more...

  • Language in Interactionby Inbal Arnon; Marisa Casillas; Chigusa Kurumada; Bruno Estigarribia

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2014; US$ 149.00

    It is generally assumed that adults learn how to talk with children in a special style called child-directed speech. But this cannot be the whole story. Each child’s ability to speak and understand is a moving target, changing yearly, weekly, even daily. How could adults adapt to these changes? Evidence shows that in conversation both adults... more...

  • Unspeakable Sentences (Routledge Revivals)by Ann Banfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1982, this title grew from a series of essays on various aspects of narrative style; the result is a finished product that melds literary theory with linguistic methodology. It is argued that, where linguistic theory intersects with literary theory, it is narrative that provides the crucial ?experiment? for deciding between a communication... more...

  • Virtue in Mediaby Patrick Lee Plaisance

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional exemplars in journalism and public relations. Plaisance conducted extensive personal "life story" interviews and collected survey data... more...

  • The Global Public Sphereby Ingrid Volkmer

    Wiley 2014; US$ 69.95

    Over the last several years, the debate about publics seems to have newly emerged. This debate critically reflects the Habermasian ideal of a (national) public sphere in a transnational context. However, it seems that the issue of a reconstruction of a global public sphere is more complex. In this brilliant and provocative book, Ingrid Volkmer argues... more...

  • Communication Technology Update and Fundamentalsby August E. Grant; Jennifer H. Meadows

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    A classic now in its 14 th edition, Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals is the single best resource for students and professionals looking to brush up on how these technologies have developed, grown, and converged, as well as what?s in store for the future. It begins by developing the communication technology framework?the history,... more...