Advances in Linguistics and Communication Studies (ALCS): 11 Volumes

Series Editor(s): Abigail G. Scheg (Western Governors University, USA)
ISSN: 2372-109X|EISSN: 2372-1111
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Description

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

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...
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.