A Unified and Integrative Theory of Language published

Language requires investigation within a broad framework, which can only be achieved if the  elements studied belong to all realms of verbal (and to some extent non-verbal) communication. Grammar is merely the systematized aspect of language: by drawing on data from oral communication in a number of languages – with its phonological, pragmatic and gestural … Continue reading

Semantics for Translation Students published

This book is an introduction to semantics for students and researchers who are new to the field, especially those interested in Arabic–English translation and Arabic–English contrastive studies. The book first presents key concepts in semantics, pragmatics, semiotics, syntax and morphology and gradually introduces readers to the central questions of semantics. These issues are then analysed … Continue reading

Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Byzantine World, c.300-1500 AD published

Profound cultural change defined the Byzantine world. For centuries after its embrace of Christianity, exchanges of ideas, objects, peoples and identities continued to flow across an empire that found itself located at the crossroads of so many other worlds. This book brings together a selection of important contributions to the study of cross-cultural exchange in … Continue reading

Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages published

In what ways has language been central to constructing, challenging and reconfiguring social and political boundaries? This volume traverses space and time to explore the construction of such boundaries. Focusing on the ways that language functions as an inclusive and divisive marker of identity, the volume includes case studies on Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium  and … Continue reading

Winner of the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the Institute for German Studies / Peter Lang Early Career Researcher Prize in German Studies: WINNER Dr Jessica Wood   Portraits of the Artist: Dionysian Creativity in Selected Works by Gabriele D’Annunzio and Thomas Mann Congratulations to our winner! The book will be published in … Continue reading

Dogs have been man’s best friend for 7,000 years, Peter Lang series editors find

A dog tooth dating back 7,000 years has been found near Stonehenge, reports David Jacques, co-editor with Graeme Davis of the book series Studies in British Mesolithic and Neolithic, and project director for the dig at Blick Mead near Stonehenge. The dog originated in Yorkshire and must have travelled 250 miles with his owners to … Continue reading

Vacancies: Editorial Assistants

We are pleased to be recruiting for two new Editorial Assistants in our busy Oxford office. One position will be full time, the other part time (50%, hours to be negotiated). We are seeking enthusiastic, well-organised and detail-oriented candidates to support our Commissioning Editors and Publishing Director. The ideal candidates will be native English speakers … Continue reading

Author Albrecht Dümling interviewed on The Music Show with Andrew Ford

Author Albrecht Dümling’s interview on The Music Show with Andrew Ford is now available to download or stream from the ABC Radio National website. Click here to listen to the broadcast. About 9,000 Jewish refugees from Nazi Germany settled in Australia between 1933 and 1945. They were initially given a mixed reception as “enemy aliens” … Continue reading

Author Gregory Frame speaking at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Gregory Frame, author of The American President in Film and Television, will be speaking about his research at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on Saturday 8 October: From The West Wing to Independence Day, fictional US presidents are everywhere on screen. Do they have any actual bearing on our understanding of the presidency, or the United … Continue reading

Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents reviewed in the Irish Times

  Fergal Lenehan’s new book Stereotypes, Ideology and Foreign Correspondents: German Media Representations of Ireland, 1946-2010 was reviewed in the Irish Times on Saturday 1 October, by their Berlin correspondent Derek Scally. Please click here to read the review. This book examines German media representations of Ireland from 1946 to 2010, from the post-war period … Continue reading

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