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False Friends in Learner Corpora

by M Luisa Roca-Varela Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2015)

This book is conceived as a contribution to the general understanding of learner language. It presents an innovative approach to the study of English false friends. False friends are a current issue for those...


Translation and Popular Music

by Sebnem Susam-Saraeva Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

Research on translation and music has so far focused mainly on «art music» and on issues such as quality, singability and accessibility. Studies which seek to embed translation and music within their historical...


Tabloid Century

by Adrian Bingham & Martin Conboy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 02, 2015)

Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format...


Interactivity 2

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

Two years is a long time in the world of new media – a world of phubbing and selfies, of cyberbullying and neknomination, of bitcoins, Prism surveillance and Google Glass. Much has occurred since the first...


Dubbing, Film and Performance

by Charlotte Bosseaux Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Research on dubbing in audiovisual productions has been prolific in the past few decades, which has helped to expand our understanding of the history and impact of dubbing worldwide. Much of this work, however,...


Rules and Exceptions

by Christopher Beedham, Warwick Danks & Ether Soselia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This book assembles a collection of papers first presented at the Summer School and Conference on the Method of Lexical Exceptions held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2-8 September 2007, which explored...


Discovering Women’s History

by Christa Spreizer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture,...


Carrying a Torch

by Mei Yang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 27, 2014)

The Olympic torch relay held before the 2008 Games was the moment when East met West on the media stage. This book analyses the torch relay and its representation, offering a discursive construction of Olympic...


One Word, Two Genders

by Chiara Semplicini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 09, 2016)

Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender. This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly. First assigned a lexicological...


‘Ye whom the charms of grammar please’

by Kevin McCafferty, Kristian A. Rusten & Kari Haugland Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This collection of articles by colleagues and students of Leiv Egil Breivik presents studies within both core and peripheral areas of English historical linguistics. Core topics covered include the development...


The Spanish of the Northern Peruvian Andes

by Luis Andrade Ciudad Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 26, 2016)

This book analyses a set of rarely described regional Spanish varieties spoken throughout much of the northern Peruvian Andes (Cajamarca, La Libertad and Ancash) from a sociohistorical and dialectological perspective....


A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

by Yu Hou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 06, 2014)

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the...


Dealing with Difference in Audiovisual Translation

by Claire Ellender Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 07, 2015)

Subtitling films in another language becomes especially complex when the original language deviates from its standard form. Films that feature non-standard pronunciation, dialects or other varieties of language,...


Between Hollywood and Godlywood

by Nathalie Dupont Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 16, 2015)

This book sheds new light on the relationship between conservative Christianity and Hollywood through a case study of Walden Media, which produced The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Financed by a conservative...


The Politics of Dubbing

by Carla Mereu Keating Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 16, 2016)

During the late 1920s and the 1930s, the Italian government sought various commercial and politically oriented solutions to cope with the advent of new sound technologies in cinema. The translation of foreign-language...


New Points of View on Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility

by Anna Jankowska & Agnieszka Szarkowska Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 27, 2015)

This collection of articles offers a comprehensive overview of some of the most current research approaches found in the field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and media accessibility across Europe. The authors,...


BBC and Television Genres in Jeopardy

by Jeremy Tunstall Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 20, 2015)

This book considers British television from the point of view of executive producers: the people who employ the workforce and are in charge of making all television series. The focus of the book is twenty-one...


Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience

by Arnd Witte & Theo Harden Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 31, 2015)

Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages,...


Politics of Cross-Cultural Reading

by Marion Dalvai Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

The last two decades have witnessed an upsurge in scholarship on world literature. In most of this work world literature is understood as a concept in intellectual history, as a cultural system or as a curriculum...


Elements of Hermeneutic Pragmatics

by Tahir Wood Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 15, 2014)

Can linguistic pragmatics be developed without the need to formulate rules, criteria or maxims? The author argues that rules as they have been conceived of within pragmatics, particularly speech act theory,...


Language, Identity and Migration

by Vera Regan, Chloé Diskin & Jennifer Martyn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’...


Some Ethnolinguistic Notes on Polar Eskimo

by Stephen Leonard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 07, 2015)

This book serves as an insightful ethnographic introduction to the language and oral traditions of the Inugguit, a sub-group of the Inuit who live in north-west Greenland. A unique work, it encompasses an overview...


Transatlantic Poe

by Maria Filippakopoulou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

Was Edgar Allan Poe's work vulgar or a «new specimen of beauty»? Did he represent a critical puzzle for his influential readers or a basis for redefining American literature? This book offers a new understanding...


New Perspectives on Irish TV Series

by Flore Coulouma Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 03, 2016)

Within the growing field of television studies, little work has yet been done on the Irish context. This volume aims to fill this gap by offering new and compelling studies of contemporary Irish TV series. Fictional...


«The Return of the Repressed»: Uncovering Family Secrets in Zola’s Fiction

by Rita Oghia-Codsi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This book analyses one of the many levels of complexity not readily apparent to the reader of Zola’s fiction: the question of the author’s family secrets. The novels addressed here present a variety of sub-textual...


From the Lab to the Classroom and Back Again

by Celia Martín de León & Víctor González-Ruiz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

This collection of essays brings to the fore some of the most pressing concerns in the training of translators and interpreters. It does so by acknowledging the primary role of research in both the development...


Italian Political Cinema

by Giancarlo Lombardi & Christian Uva Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

Despite the powerful anti-political impulses that have pervaded Italian society in recent years, Italian cinema has sustained and renewed its longstanding engagement with questions of politics, both in the narrow...


Investigating Hong Kong English

by Qi Zhang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 16, 2014)

The status of Hong Kong English has been an increasing concern among the local population. Despite prolific research into attitudes towards language variation within the field of sociolinguistics in general,...


Media and Cosmopolitanism

by Aybige Yilmaz, Ruxandra Trandafoiu & Aris Mousoutzanis Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

This collection of essays examines the relationship between the media and cosmopolitanism in an increasingly fragmented and globalizing world. This relationship is presented from multiple perspectives and the...


Translating German Novellas into English

by Marc J. Schweissinger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 05, 2014)

Translation of fiction is always interpretation. This book discusses the challenges facing translators of fictional works from German into English using as examples English translations of canonical German novellas...


Conducting Research in Translation Technologies

by Pilar Sánchez-Gijón, Olga Torres-Hostench & Bartolomé Mesa-Lao Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

The literature on translation and technology has generally taken two forms: general overviews, in which the tools are described, and functional descriptions of how such tools and technologies are implemented...


The Impact of Study Abroad on the Acquisition of Sociopragmatic Variation Patterns

by Anne Marie Devlin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

This book investigates the study abroad profile of non-native speaker teachers of English, exploring the impact of studying abroad on the acquisition of sociopragmatic variation patterns and the relationship...


European Francophonie

by Gesine Argent, Derek Offord & Vladislav Rjéoutski Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

This volume examines the use of French in European language communities outside France from the Middle Ages to the twentieth century. The phenomenon of French language usage is explored in a wide variety of...


Between the Eye and the World

by Elena Dagrada Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 04, 2015)

The point-of-view shot is usually perceived as a «natural» device, yet its naturalness is illusory. This book provides an answer to the question: «Where does the point-of-view shot come from?» It investigates...


Europe: Project and Process

by Susana del Río Villar Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

With this book the author wants to convey the relevance of two vectors that are part of the European integration and the EU’s personality: the value to be both project and process. The key themes of the book...


Grammar at School

by Teresa Ribas, Xavier Fontich & Oriol Guash-Boyé Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 02, 2015)

The studies presented in this book argue that exploring the grammatical system outside the communicative flow enables students to develop clearer knowledge of this system and to become more effective in their...


Censure et autorités publiques

by Philippe Chassaigne, Éric Suire & François Cadilhon Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 20, 2015)

L’histoire récente consacre le passage de la censure étatique directe à des formes intériorisées d’autocensure. Le sujet n’en reste pas moins d’actualité, y compris dans les démocraties occidentales...


Communication Ethics in a Connected World

by Ralph Tench, Andrea Catellani & Ansgar Zerfass Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

What are the main ethical challenges for strategic communication and public relations professionals today? How can researchers help in understanding and dealing with these challenges in a complex and interconnected...


Public Diplomacy

by María Luisa Azpíroz Manero Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 18, 2015)

Public diplomacy is a diplomatic and international communication activity aimed at foreign publics and seeking to create a positive image and/or political influence, contributing to the achievement of foreign...


Clausal Complements in Native and Learner Spoken English

by Beatriz Tizon-Couto Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 19, 2014)

This study deals with the frequency and use of clausal complementation in the oral production of two different Spanish learner groups (i.e. Galician/Spanish learners and Spanish learners) as compared with a...


Endangered Languages, Knowledge Systems and Belief Systems

by David Hirsh Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 09, 2013)

Many of the world’s 7000 documented language groups are endangered due to falling rates of language and culture transmission from one generation to the next. Some endangered language groups have been the focus...


Space, Place and the Discursive Construction of Identity

by Julia Bamford, Franca Poppi & Davide Mazzi Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 05, 2014)

Over the last few years there has been a burgeoning interest in both space and place as linguistic phenomena. Some of this interest stemmed from studies on the situatedness of language and speech in time and...


Variability in assessor responses to undergraduate essays

by Sally Roisin O'Hagan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

Academic standards in higher education depend on the judgements of individual academics assessing student work; it is in these micro-level practices that the validity and fairness of assessment is constituted....


Language Use in the Public Sphere

by Inés Olza Moreno, Óscar Loureda Lamas & Manuel Casado Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 08, 2014)

This book comprises a range of general discussions on tradition and innovation in the methodology used in discourse studies (Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Argumentation Theory, Rhetoric, Philosophy) and a...


Identities on the Move

by Flocel Sabaté Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 20, 2014)

This book contains selected papers from the meetings «To think the Identity» and «Identities on the move» held in the Institute for Research into Identities and Society (University of Lleida) during 2010....


Acquisition of «be» by Cantonese ESL Learners in Hong Kong- and its Pedagogical Implications

by Mable Chan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 05, 2014)

The present study examines grammaticality judgment data, production data and acceptability judgment data from 243 Cantonese second language learners and a control group of 12 native English speakers. Research...


Specialisation and Variation in Language Corpora

by Ana Diaz-Negrillo & Francisco Javier Diaz-Pérez Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (October 27, 2014)

Corpus linguistics was initiated with the compilation and exploitation of native English reference corpora. Over the past years, corpus linguistics has experienced such a great expansion and specialisation that...


Entre archéologie et histoire : dialogues sur divers peuples de l’Italie préromaine

by Michel Aberson, Maria Cristina Biella, Massimiliano Di Fazio & Manuela Wullschleger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

Le projet « E pluribus unum » ? L’Italie, de la diversité préromaine à l’unité augustéenne entend faire le tour des populations antiques de l’Italie centrale, illustrant de quelle manière celles-ci...


A Multi-dimensional Approach to Discourse Coherence

by Pilar Alonso Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 12, 2014)

This book presents a comprehensive study of the subject of text and discourse coherence, integrating some of the traditional trends of discourse analysis and creating new channels of research which help to understand...


Diachrony and Synchrony in English Corpus Linguistics

by Alejandro Alcaraz Sintes & Salvador Valera Hernández Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 11, 2014)

The volume brings together a selection of invited articles and papers presented at the 4th International CILC Conference held in Jaén, Spain, in March 2012. The chapters describe English using a range of corpora...