Book Review: Metonymy and Word-Formation: Their Interactions and Complementation

The book Metonymy and Word-Formation: Their Interactions and Complementation  by Mario Brdar examines numerous ways in which metonymy and word formation interact and complement each other. They both play a very important role in enriching vocabulary. However, both processes have been marginalized to some extent: word-formation in grammar and metonymy in cognitive linguistics. The book … Continue reading Book Review: Metonymy and Word-Formation: Their Interactions and Complementation

Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – April 2018

This April, our Editorial Advisory Board member Professor Zeinab Ibrahim has chosen her ‘Recommended Read’: one of our best-selling titles, and increasingly recognised for its contribution to the field. Zeinab is Teaching Professor of Arabic Studies at Carnegie Mellon University-Qataris and a world-renowned expert on the sociolinguistics of Arabic, especially as it relates to teaching … Continue reading Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – April 2018

Book Review: An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper

What is a newspaper? What are the different roles that newspapers have played in the past and what role(s) should they play today? Recent changes in the media landscape have led to a renewed interest in these questions. But the English term newspaper has always been somewhat misleading. The French term journal is suggestive of a unit of time … Continue reading Book Review: An Anatomy of an English Radical Newspaper

Call for Chapters: Central Themes in the Narratives of South Asian Diaspora Literature

'Central Themes in the Narratives of South Asian Diaspora Literature' is a new edited volume that invites contributors to submit book chapter proposals addressing issues on South Asian Diaspora Literature. Globalization and migration have created new narrative spaces in which the severing from the umbilical cord of the native land leads to myriad concerns. This has … Continue reading Call for Chapters: Central Themes in the Narratives of South Asian Diaspora Literature

World Poetry Day 2018 – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This month, we are pleased to support World Poetry Day, which takes place every year on 21st March. This day was first adopted by UNESCO in 1999, and while many countries celebrate their own national or international poetry days, World Poetry Day has the aim of “supporting linguistic diversity through poetic expression and increasing the opportunity … Continue reading World Poetry Day 2018 – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Meet our Authors: Goretti Faya Ornia – February 2018

Dr Goretti Faya Ornia is a graduate in Translation and Interpreting (Spanish, English and German) from the University of Valladolid, Spain, and specialised in medical and technical translation from both the University Jaume I and the University of Seville. Being a professional translator, she performed her doctoral thesis on the translation of medical brochures in … Continue reading Meet our Authors: Goretti Faya Ornia – February 2018

Book Review: The Changing Language Roles and Linguistic Identities of the Kashmiri Speech Community

This book is a must-read for sociolinguists interested in language as it relates to identity. It is also useful for those studying language planning and policy, politics of language, minority languages and dialects, and language loss and attrition. It provides a comprehensive overview of the existing body of literature on language and identity and can … Continue reading Book Review: The Changing Language Roles and Linguistic Identities of the Kashmiri Speech Community