Browsing posts tagged: Linguistics
Language Development From Birth To Three

First published in 1985. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Poetics of Childhood

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Film Discourse Interpretation

This book contributes to the analysis of film from a multimodal and textual perspective by extending formal semantics into the realm of multimodal discourse analysis. It accounts for both the inferential as well as intersemiotic meaning making processes in filmic discourse and therefore addresses one of the main questions that have been asked within film […]

Motivating Learning

Motivation is a vital element in learning, and the most commonly cited explanation for success or failure in language learning. Jill Hadfield and Zoltán Dörnyei present a new theory of motivation centred around the notion of the „˜Ideal Future Language Self“, arguing that if students have a rich and inspiring vision of themselves as successful […]

Language-Paradox-Poetics

In attempting to define a „poetics of paradox“ from a traditional Chinese standpoint, James Liu explores through a comparative approach linguistic, textual, and interpretive problems of relevance to Western literary criticism. Liu’s study evolves from a paradoxical view–originating from early Confucian and Daoist philosophical texts–that the less is „said“ in poetry, the more is „meant.“ […]

The Ascent of Babel

Language is one of the faculties that sets humans apart from animals, the crucial thing which makes our complex social interactions possible. The Ascent of Babel explores the ways in which the mind produces and understands language: the ways in which the sounds of language evoke meaning, and the ways in which the desire to […]

Modes of Censorship

Modes of Censorship and Translation articulates a variety of scholarly and disciplinary perspectives and offers the reader access to the widening cultural debate on translation and censorship, including cross-national forms of cultural fertilization. It is a study of censorship and its patterns of operation across a range of disciplinary settings, from media to cultural and […]

Conference Interpreting Explained

Roderick Jones adopts a very practical approach to both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, providing detailed illustrations of note-taking, reformulation, the ‚salami‘ technique, simplification, generalization, anticipation, and so on, including numerous tricks-of-the-trade such as how to handle difficult speakers and how to interpret untranslatable jokes. Numerous examples are offered at every stage, all in English or […]

Meaning Of Meaning V 2

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.