Featured Review: A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay

Even though the ability to create witty puns seems to be an inherent skill of humankind, an apt explanation of their linguistic nature has evaded many academic descriptions. Konrad Żyśko's book A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay is an exception. Our gratitude for the below review goes to Marta Agüero Guerra (University of Iowa). The … Continue reading Featured Review: A Cognitive Linguistics Account of Wordplay

Dr Jessica Ashe’s Review of The Pragmatics of Cogent Argumentation in British and American Political Debates by Dr. Waleed Ridha Hammoodi Al-Juwaid

Please see below for Dr Jessica Ashe’s review of Dr. Waleed Ridha Hammoodi Al-Juwaid’s The Pragmatics of Cogent Argumentation in British and American Political Debates: a thoroughly well-researched and comprehensive assessment of linguistics in politics. "Could candidates possibly win elections through the use of pivotal speech acts in presidential and prime ministerial debates? Dr. Al-Juwaid postulates … Continue reading Dr Jessica Ashe’s Review of The Pragmatics of Cogent Argumentation in British and American Political Debates by Dr. Waleed Ridha Hammoodi Al-Juwaid

New book review: Translation Studies Beyond the Postcolony

We are delighted to share news that Kobus Marais and Ilse Feinauer's 2017 book Translation Studies Beyond the Postcolony has been reviewed in the latest issue of New Voices in Translation Studies. The book has been reviewed by noted postcolonial specialist Edmund Chapman from the Department of English, American Studies & Creative Writing at the University … Continue reading New book review: Translation Studies Beyond the Postcolony

New review of Laura Pinnavaia’s book Food and Drink Idioms in English: “A Little Bit More Sugar and Lots of Spice”

We are pleased to share a new review of Laura Pinnavaia's book, Food and Drink Idioms in English: “A Little Bit More Sugar and Lots of Spice”, published in 3L: Language, Linguistics, Literature, The Southeast Asian Journal of English Language Studies. Authored by the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Assoc Prof Dr Tan Kim Hua, it is a … Continue reading New review of Laura Pinnavaia’s book Food and Drink Idioms in English: “A Little Bit More Sugar and Lots of Spice”

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

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