Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS): 22 Volumes

Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS): 22 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
ISSN: 2372-109X|EISSN: 2372-1111
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The scope of language and communication is constantly changing as society evolves, new modes of communication are developed through technological advancement, and novel words enter our lexicon as the result of cultural change. Understanding how we communicate and use language is crucial in all industries and updated research is necessary in order to promote further knowledge in this field.

The Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS) book series presents the latest research in diverse topics relating to language and communication. Interdisciplinary in its coverage, ALCS presents comprehensive research on the use of language and communication in various industries including business, education, government, and healthcare.

Topics Covered

  • Computational linguistics
  • Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Cross-Cultural Communication
  • Dialectology
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Graphic Communications
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Language Acquisition
  • Language and Identity
  • Language in the Media
  • Media and Public Communications
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Semantics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Youth Language

Titles in Series

Deep Semantics and the Evolution of New Scientific Theories and Discoveries
Tom Adi (Readware Institute, USA), Hala Abdelghany (City University of New York, USA), Kathy Adi (Readware Institute, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 290 pages.
Combining a variety of sounds to form words that can be understood by other individuals, language is one of the defining characteristics of the human species. Howeve...
Assessing the Effectiveness of Virtual Technologies in Foreign and Second Language Instruction
Mariusz Kruk (University of Zielona Góra, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 255 pages.
Over the last few decades, the use of virtual technologies in education, including foreign/second language instruction, has developed into a substantial field of stu...
Applied Psycholinguistics and Multilingual Cognition in Human Creativity
Bryan Christiansen (Global Research Society, LLC, USA), Ekaterina Turkina (HEC Montreal, Canada)
Copyright © 2019. 300 pages.
Multilingualism is becoming a social phenomenon governed by the needs of globalization and cultural openness. Owing to the ease of access to information facilitated...
Teaching Literature and Language Through Multimodal Texts
Elena Domínguez Romero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Jelena Bobkina (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain), Svetlana Stefanova (Universidad Internacional de la Rioja, Spain)
Copyright © 2019. 320 pages.
In the past few decades, there has been a growing interest in the benefits of linking the learning of a foreign language to the study of its literature. However, the...
Quality Assurance and Assessment Practices in Translation and Interpreting
Elsa Huertas-Barros (University of Westminster, UK), Sonia Vandepitte (Universiteit Gent, Belgium), Emilia Iglesias-Fernández (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Copyright © 2019. 406 pages.
The development of translation memories and machine translation have led to new quality assurance practices where translators have found themselves checking not only...
Reconceptualizing New Media and Intercultural Communication in a Networked Society
Nurhayat Bilge (Florida International University, USA), María Inés Marino (Florida International University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 424 pages.
Over one billion people access the internet worldwide, and new problems of language, security, and culture accompany this access. To foster productive and effective...
Study Abroad Contexts for Enhanced Foreign Language Learning
Donna M. Velliaris (Independent Researcher, Singapore)
Copyright © 2018. 342 pages.
Popular opinion has long assumed that learning a foreign language requires not only traditional classroom instruction but also immersion among native speakers of the...
Multilingual Writing and Pedagogical Cooperation in Virtual Learning Environments
Birthe Mousten (Aarhus Universitet, Denmark), Sonia Vandepitte (Universiteit Gent, Belgium), Elisabet Arnó (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain), Bruce Maylath (North Dakota State University, USA)
Copyright © 2018. 430 pages.
Modern technology has enhanced many aspects of life, including classroom education. By offering virtual learning experiences, educational systems can become more eff...
Content Generation Through Narrative Communication and Simulation
Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan), Shin Asakawa (Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, Japan)
Copyright © 2018. 463 pages.
From literature and film to advertisements, storytelling is an important aspect of daily life. To create an impactful story, it is important to analyze the creation...
Psycholinguistics and Cognition in Language Processing
Duygu Buğa (Independent Researcher, Turkey), Muhlise Coşgun Ögeyik (Trakya University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2018. 350 pages.
The relationship between language and psychology is one that has been studied for centuries. Influencing one another, these two fields uncover how the human mind'...
Establishing and Evaluating Digital Ethos and Online Credibility
Moe Folk (Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, USA), Shawn Apostel (Bellarmine University, USA)
Copyright © 2017. 400 pages.
With the wealth of information that you can find on the internet today, it is easy to find answers and details quickly by entering a simple query into a search engin...
Computational and Cognitive Approaches to Narratology
Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan), Taisuke Akimoto (The University of Electoro-Communications, Japan)
Copyright © 2016. 467 pages.
Studying narratives is often the best way to gain a good understanding of how various aspects of human information are organized and integrated—the narrator employs...
Analyzing Language and Humor in Online Communication
Rotimi Taiwo (Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria), Akinola Odebunmi (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), Akin Adetunji (Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2016. 324 pages.
Misunderstandings in technology-mediated communication can be due to a lack of tone and facial expression on the part of the speaker, which provide additional contex...
Discourse Analysis as a Tool for Understanding Gender Identity, Representation, and Equality
Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Sara Parker (John Moores University, UK), Farah Kabir (Action Aid, Bangladesh), Tania Haque (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Aditi Sabur (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Abu Saleh Mohammad Sowad (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2016. 323 pages.
Today, gender and gender identity is at the forefront of discussion as the plight of women around the world and issues of gender equality and human rights have becom...
Revealing Gender Inequalities and Perceptions in South Asian Countries through Discourse Analysis
Nazmunnessa Mahtab (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Sara Parker (John Moores University, UK), Farah Kabir (Action Aid, Bangladesh), Tania Haque (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Aditi Sabur (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh), Abu Saleh Mohammad Sowad (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Copyright © 2016. 286 pages.
Misconceptions regarding gender identity and issues of inequality that women around the world face have become a predominant concern for not only the citizens impact...
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Contemporary Conflict Resolution
Paulo Novais (University of Minho, Portugal), Davide Carneiro (University of Minho, Portugal)
Copyright © 2016. 363 pages.
Since the dawn of human speech and interaction, there have been conflicts among individuals, regions, and whole nations. Disagreements, miscommunications, no matter...
Handbook of Research on Effective Communication, Leadership, and Conflict Resolution
Anthony H. Normore (California State University Dominguez Hills, USA & International Academy of Public safety, USA), Larry W. Long (Illinois State University, USA & International Academy of Public Safety, USA), Mitch Javidi (North Carolina State University, USA & International Academy of Public Safety, USA)
Copyright © 2016. 733 pages.
In order for an organization to thrive, it is essential to develop key strategies for interaction, leadership, and management within diverse settings. Refining these...
Handbook of Research on Cross-Cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development
Patriann Smith (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Alex Kumi-Yeboah (University at Albany–State University of New York, USA)
Copyright © 2015. 567 pages.
With rapid technological and cultural advancements, the 21st century has witnessed the wide scale development of transnationalist economies, which has led to the con...
Modern Computational Models of Semantic Discovery in Natural Language
Jan Žižka (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic), František Dařena (Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic)
Copyright © 2015. 335 pages.
Language—that is, oral or written content that references abstract concepts in subtle ways—is what sets us apart as a species, and in an age defined by such content,...
Communication and Language Analysis in the Corporate World
Roderick P. Hart (University of Texas - Austin, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 435 pages.
While personal variables like age, education, and gender are often thought to contribute to a person’s distinctive speech pattern, corporate environments often devel...
Communication and Language Analysis in the Public Sphere
Roderick P. Hart (University of Texas - Austin, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 580 pages.
Although, language is certainly individualized, most people conform to linguistic norms because of their surroundings. Over time, particular words and phrases are po...
Digital Rhetoric and Global Literacies: Communication Modes and Digital Practices in the Networked World
Gustav Verhulsdonck (University of Texas at El Paso, USA), Marohang Limbu (Michigan State University, USA)
Copyright © 2014. 398 pages.
Understanding digital modes and practices of traditional rhetoric are essential in emphasizing information and interaction in human-to-human and human-computer conte...

Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Abigail G. Scheg is a Course Mentor for General Education Composition at Western Governors University. She researches and publishes in the areas of online pedagogy, social media, first-year composition, and popular culture. She is the author or editor of multiple texts including Applied Pedagogies: Strategies for Online Writing Instruction, Reforming Teacher Education for Online Pedagogy Development, Implementation and Critical Assessment of the Flipped Classroom Experience, Critical Examinations of Distance Education Transformation Across Disciplines, and Bullying in Popular Culture.