Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS): 55 Volumes

Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS): 55 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

Impacts of Museums on Global Communication
Maiko Sawada (ebicompany Ltd., Japan), Frederic Andres (National Insitute of Informatics, Japan)
Copyright © 2024. 320 pages.
In an era marked by migration conflicts and cultural tensions, the challenge of fostering intercultural understanding and promoting peace is more pressing than ever....
Impact of Digitalization on Communication Dynamics
Albérico Travassos Rosário (GOVCOPP, IADE, Universidade Europeia, Portugal), Anna Carolina Boechat (Universidade Europeia, Portugal)
Copyright © 2024. 330 pages.
In today's digital age, communication dynamics are undergoing rapid and profound changes, challenging traditional theories and practices. The rise of social medi...
Public Health Communication Challenges to Minority and Indigenous Communities
Kealeboga Aiseng (Rhodes University, South Africa), Israel Fadipe (North West University, Nigeria)
Copyright © 2024. 350 pages.
Language has emerged as both a powerful bridge and a formidable barrier in the realm of public health communication. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted a...
Quantitative Measures and Warranty Coverage of the Risk of Misinforming
Dimitar Grozdanov Christozov (American University in Bulgaria, Bulgaria)
Copyright © 2024. 354 pages.
The relentless flood of data has given rise to a pressing concern: the widespread issue of misinformation. In an era where being well-informed is vital, the conseque...
AI and Its Convergence With Communication Technologies
Badar Muneer (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan), Faisal Karim Shaikh (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan), Naeem Mahoto (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan), Shahnawaz Talpur (Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan), Jordi Garcia (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
Copyright © 2023. 308 pages.
The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Communication Technologies (ICT) is a critical aspect of research and development today, but it poses numerous c...
Combining Modern Communication Methods With Heritage Education
Lia Bassa (Budapest Metropolitan University, Hungary & Foundation for Information Society, Hungary)
Copyright © 2023. 317 pages.
Cultural heritage has tremendous importance in human development. The communication of culture is determinant for society, whereas that of heritage can be a driving...
Handbook of Research on Socio-Cultural and Linguistic Perspectives on Language and Literacy Development
Angela K. Salmon (Florida International University, USA), Amparo Clavijo-Olarte (Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas, Colombia)
Copyright © 2023. 500 pages.
The teacher’s role is to create opportunities that intrinsically motivate children to externalize their thoughts. Human beings have multiple means of expression: thi...
A Social-Scientific Examination of the Dynamics of Communication, Thought, and Selves
Seif Sekalala (Drexel University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 277 pages.
Intrapersonal communication has been considered and studied less in comparison to general communication and other related topics. Moreover, intrapersonal communicati...
Narrative Theory and Therapy in the Post-Truth Era
Recep Yılmaz (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey), Bozkurt Koç (Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2022. 373 pages.
Narrative theory goes back to Plato. It is an approach that tries to understand the abstract mechanism behind the story. This theory has evolved throughout the years...
Handbook of Research on Communication Strategies for Taboo Topics
Geoffrey D. Luurs (Murray State University, USA)
Copyright © 2022. 602 pages.
Social norms are valuable because they help us to understand guidelines for appropriate and ethical behavior. However, as part of that process, cultures develop tabo...
Basic Communication and Assessment Prerequisites for the New Normal of Education
Victorița Trif (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2022. 287 pages.
The understanding of communication refers to canonical schemes from technologies to decisions on where, how, and why the semic act gains or is at risk; to hypotheses...
Critical Perspectives on Social Justice in Speech-Language Pathology
RaMonda Horton (Midwestern University, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 355 pages.
There is very little discussion of socially just approaches to speech-language pathology. Within other fields of clinically-oriented practice, social justice is a to...
Rationalist Bias in Communication Theory
Leonard Shedletsky (University of Southern Maine, USA)
Copyright © 2021. 355 pages.
While communication theory has not recognized the implications of the social intuitionist model, psychologists have gathered an impressive body of evidence to suppor...
Innovative Perspectives on Corporate Communication in the Global World
María Dolores Olvera-Lobo (University of Granada, Spain), Juncal Gutiérrez-Artacho (University of Granada, Spain), Irene Rivera-Trigueros (University of Granada, Spain), Mar Díaz-Millón (University of Granada, Spain)
Copyright © 2021. 319 pages.
Today's global markets demand that companies of all sizes look to international markets for potential customers. The successive crises that have taken place in t...
Handbook of Research on Representing Health and Medicine in Modern Media
Gülşah Sarı (Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 618 pages.
Traditional and social media are used extensively in terms of public health today. Studies show that social media works much better than other follow-up systems, lea...
Rhetoric and Sociolinguistics in Times of Global Crisis
Eda Başak Hancı-Azizoglu (Mediterranean (Akdeniz) University, Turkey), Maha Alawdat (Kaye Academic College of Education, Israel)
Copyright © 2021. 419 pages.
Crises often leave people in vulnerable situations in which a moment in time can function as a turning point of a catastrophic situation for the better or worse. Fro...
Strategies and Tactics for Multidisciplinary Writing
Kemi Elufiede (Carnegie Writers, Inc., USA), Carissa Barker Stucky (Carnegie Writers, Inc., USA)
Copyright © 2021. 222 pages.
Across a wide range of fields of study and academic interests, there is often a common denominator in the need for successful, concise, and well-researched communica...
Redefining the Role of Language in a Globalized World
Ai-Ling Wang (Tamkang University, Taiwan)
Copyright © 2021. 354 pages.
Language, while seemingly static, is dynamic and ever-changing, necessitating adaptability in various fields of language studies. It is especially true in a globaliz...
Handbook of Research on Contemporary Storytelling Methods Across New Media and Disciplines
Lorena Clara Mihăeş (University of Bucharest, Romania), Raluca Andreescu (University of Bucharest, Romania), Anda Dimitriu (University of Bucharest, Romania)
Copyright © 2021. 467 pages.
Stories are everywhere around us, from the ads on TV or music video clips to the more sophisticated stories told by books or movies. Everything comes wrapped in a st...
Handbook of Research on Discrimination, Gender Disparity, and Safety Risks in Journalism
Sadia Jamil (Khalifa University, UAE), Barış Çoban (Doğuş University, Turkey), Bora Ataman (Doğuş University, Turkey), Gifty Appiah-Adjei (University of Education, Winneba, Ghana)
Copyright © 2021. 459 pages.
Today, a variety of gender-based threats and discrimination continue to characterize journalism. Both male and female journalists are prone to online and offline thr...
Futuristic and Linguistic Perspectives on Teaching Writing to Second Language Students
Eda Başak Hancı-Azizoglu (Mediterranean (Akdeniz) University, Turkey), Nurdan Kavaklı (Izmir Democracy University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2021. 353 pages.
The aptitude to write well is increasingly becoming a vital element that students need to succeed in college and their future careers. Students must be equipped with...
Universal Codes of Media in International Political Communications: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Mykola Borysovych Yeromin (Vasyl' Stus Donetsk National University, Ukraine)
Copyright © 2021. 209 pages.
Much like different lenses will give a camera a different view, different forms of media portray different aspects of political relations. Without conveyed messages...
Handbook of Research on Translating Myth and Reality in Women Imagery Across Disciplines
Roxana Ciolăneanu (University of Lisbon, Portugal), Roxana-Elisabeta Marinescu (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Copyright © 2021. 403 pages.
Women have been represented in art, literature, music, and more for decades, with the image of the woman changing through time and across cultures. However, rarely h...
Enhancements and Limitations to ICT-Based Informal Language Learning: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Rashad Ahmed (Miami University, USA), Abdu Al-kadi (Ibb University, Yemen), Trenton Hagar (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Copyright © 2020. 201 pages.
In today’s modernized world, digital technology has taken the forefront in all aspects of society, including education. Students have access to numerous electronic d...
Cases on Communication Disorders in Culturally Diverse Populations
Diane M. Scott (North Carolina Central University, USA)
Copyright © 2020. 365 pages.
Communication disorders are impairments in the ability to receive, send, process, and comprehend hearing, language, and/or speech. While the number of culturally div...
Internal and External Narrative Generation Based on Post-Narratology: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 444 pages.
Narrative generation can be applied to systematic frameworks that cover theoretical and philosophical thoughts of narratives and narrative generation, analytical res...
International Approaches to Bridging the Language Gap
Cristina-Aránzazu Huertas-Abril (University of Córdoba, Spain), María Elena Gómez-Parra (University of Córdoba, Spain)
Copyright © 2020. 317 pages.
In the age of information, an essential priority in the context of international education is the development of language learning and its inconsistencies. The gap b...
Toward an Integrated Approach to Narrative Generation: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
Copyright © 2020. 432 pages.
The concept of narrative has exerted a strong influence on a wide range of fields, from the humanities such as literature (and art and entertainment) to social studi...
Applied Linguistics for Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
Nabat Erdogan (University of Central Missouri, USA), Michael Wei (University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 504 pages.
Irrespective of the language taught, whether first, second, or foreign, knowledge of linguistics and its application is a must for language teachers. However, most T...
Language, Power, and Ideology in Political Writing: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Önder Çakırtaş (Bingöl University, Turkey)
Copyright © 2019. 206 pages.
Politics and political literature studies have emerged as one of the most dynamic areas of scrutiny. Relying on ideological as well as socio-political theories, poli...
Deep Semantics and the Evolution of New Scientific Theories and Discoveries
Tom Adi (The Readware Institute, USA), Hala Abdelghany (City University of New York, USA), Kathy Adi (Readware Institute, USA)
Copyright © 2019. 281 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...
Argumentation and Appraisal in Parliamentary Discourse
Ernest Jakaza (Midlands State University, Zimbabwe)
Copyright © 2019. 302 pages.
Political debates have reached unprecedented levels of interest around the globe as more individuals begin to comprehend government proceedings and discourse. Utiliz...
Post-Narratology Through Computational and Cognitive Approaches
Takashi Ogata (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan), Taisuke Akimoto (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
Copyright © 2019. 521 pages.
Studying narratives is an ideal method to gain a good understanding of how various aspects of human information are organized and integrated. The concept and methods...
Elicitation Strategies for Interviewing and Fieldwork: Emerging Research and Opportunities
Rodney J. Clarke (University of Wollongong, Australia)
Copyright © 2019. 169 pages.
Genre theory has been used to describe patterns within certain types of mass media, especially patterns associated with written and spoken language. These same metho...
Assessing the Effectiveness of Virtual Technologies in Foreign and Second Language Instruction
Mariusz Kruk (University of Zielona Góra, Poland)
Copyright © 2019. 300 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.