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The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studies: An Introduction to Its Theories

The Academic Foundations of Interpreting Studiesis the first introductory course book that explores the theoretical foundations used in sign language interpreting studies. Authors Roy, Brunson, and Stone examine the disciplines whose theoretical frameworks and methodologies have influenced the academic study of interpreting. Wit...

Gesture in Multiparty Interaction

Gesture in Multiparty Interactionconfronts the competing views that exist regarding gesture’s relationship to language. In this work, Emily Shaw examines embodied discourses in American Sign Language and spoken English and seeks to establish connections between sign language and co-speech gesture. By bringing the two modalities ...

Article Emergence in Old English: A Constructionalist Perspective

This book investigates nominal determination in Old English and the emergence of the definite and the indefinite article. Analyzing Old English prose texts, it discusses the nature of linguistic categorization and argues that a usage-based, cognitive, constructionalist approach best explains when, how and why the article categor...

Dionysius of Halicarnassus and Augustan Rome: rhetoric, criticism and historiography

The Greek author Dionysius of Halicarnassus came to Rome in 30/29 BC. He learnt Latin, developed a network of students, patrons and colleagues, and started to teach rhetoric. He published a history of early Rome (Roman Antiquities), and essays on rhetoric and literary criticism, including On the Ancient Orators, On Composition, ...

Tragedy, Ritual and Money in Ancient Greece: Selected Essays

Richard Seaford is one of the most original and provocative classicists of his age. This volume brings together a wide range of papers written with a single focus. Several are pioneering explorations of the tragic evocation and representation of rites of passage: mystic initiation, the wedding, and death ritual. Two papers focus...

Deaf Culture, Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States

Deaf Culture, Exploring Deaf Communities in the United States [1597567914], 978-1597567916

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