Photos from the book launch: L’anglais en France

L’anglais en France: Attitudes et représentations des blogueurs francophones by Kathleen Shields was launched on Tuesday 14 February at the Alliance Française in Dublin. Guests were welcomed by the Director of the Alliance, Philippe Milloux, and the book was then officially launched by Dr Anne Gallagher of Maynooth University. Many thanks to Pól Ó Duibhir for … Continue reading

Navigating Maritime Languages and Narratives published

The book collects scholarly essays in the fields of English and French maritime terminology and sea literature. It focuses on the linguistic, literary and cultural exploration of the sea, considering new directions for research in the vast domain of «thalassology». Structured into two sections, which reflect its two main areas of enquiry (terminological and literary) … Continue reading

La complejidad de los idiomas published

Este libro recorre distintos campos de la lingüística (fonología, morfología, sintaxis, semántica) en busca de las principales características que hacen que los idiomas sean más simples o más complejos. Luego procura medir dichas características, a través de indicadores tales como el número de sonidos, la extensión promedio de los enunciados o la frecuencia con la … Continue reading

Uncovering English-Medium Instruction published

« A timely and well-balanced critical analysis of the pressures and opportunities of initiating EMI in the higher education system. This country-wide study highlights why educational practice and innovation under internationalization need customizing to the local context.. » (Robert Wilkinson) « A highly enlightening book, which will be of great value to both experienced researchers … Continue reading

L’anglais en France published

Ce volume présente la première étude qualitative de blogs français portant sur la langue anglaise. Basé sur un corpus d’articles affichés durant les années 2011 et 2012, il tient compte également de débats ayant eu lieu entre 2005 et 2015 dans les domaines de la formation, de la publicité et du cinéma. Les textes analysés … Continue reading

Winner of the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics

Peter Lang Oxford is delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 Peter Lang Young Scholars Competition in Linguistics:   WINNER Dr Prafulla Basumatary The Bodo Verb: A Descriptive–Pedagogic Study We are also pleased to announce the runner-up in the competition: RUNNER-UP Dr Sender Dovchin Language, Sociolinguistic Authenticity and Social Media   We congratulate both … Continue reading

Multiliteracies, Discourses and Identities published

This book explores the everyday reading and writing experiences of children from Chinese families living in Britain. Using an ethnographic approach, the author presents in-depth case studies of three migrant children, all of whom received some education in mainland China before moving to Britain. The theoretical framework is based on the New Literacy Studies approach … Continue reading

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

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

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