Beloved LINGUIST Listers,
Another week, Another winner! Each and every week during our annual Fund Drive, we are giving away fantastic prizes, donated by our gracious supporting publishers, to our donors. This is just a small way for us to show our gratitude for your continued support! To enter into this week’s drawing, donate to our fund drive sometime between now and Friday, October 22. Prizes change each week so check back in each week to see what’s up for grabs.
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Prizes for the week of Oct. 18 – Oct. 22:
From Cambridge University Press:
Kramsch – Language as Symbolic Power (https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/language-symbolic-power?format=PB)
Description: Language is not simply a tool for communication – symbolic power struggles underlie any speech act, discourse move, or verbal interaction, be it in face-to-face conversations, online tweets or political debates. This book provides a clear and accessible introduction to the topic of language and power from an applied linguistics perspective. It is clearly split into three sections: the power of symbolic representation, the power of symbolic action and the power to create symbolic reality. It draws upon a wide range of existing work by philosophers, sociolinguists, sociologists and applied linguists, and includes current real-world examples, to provide a fresh insight into a topic that is of particular signiﬁcance and interest in the current political climate and in our increasingly digital age. The book shows the workings of language as symbolic power in educational, social, cultural and political settings and discusses ways to respond to and even resist symbolic violence.
Moyer – The Gifted Language Learner (https://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/languages-linguistics/applied-linguistics-and-second-language-acquisition/gifted-language-learner-case-nature-or-nurture?format=PB)
Description: Language learners beyond early childhood are scarcely expected to reach native-like abilities in their new language, yet some do. Are these individuals uniquely gifted? If so, are such gifts innate, or the result of intense drive, optimal experience, opportunity, or something else altogether? Bringing together theory and empirical work from across disciplines, this ground-breaking book aims to better understand the perennial mystery of giftedness in language learning (GLL). Incorporating quantitative, qualitative, and case study data, this analysis demonstrates the need to reach across cognitive, neural, emotional, psychological, and social lines to understand native-likeness in a second language. All such ‘outliers’ face limits, potentials, and choices. What they do in the face of these is key. With this complexity in mind, specific recommendations are provided to re-orient the research toward an appreciation of the individual’s role, and a clearer understanding of the inherent balance of nature and nurture in GLL.
The Handbook of Dialectology by Charles Boberg (Editor), John Nerbonne (Editor), Dominic Watt (Editor) – 978-1-119-36124-4
The Concise Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics by Carol Chapelle – 978-1-119-14736-7
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