Helen Hunt Jackson, José Martí, Jonathan Alcantar, and Anne Fountain
A critical edition with Introduction, Bibliography, and Notes of the 1888 translation by José Martí of Helen Hunt Jackson's novel, Ramona. This edition offers new information about the nature of the translation and the reception of the translation in Mexico.
Kató Lomb, Ádám Szegi, and Scott Alkire
What's new in this edition?
This edition features 20% new content, including:
- an Editor's Preface discussing the value of polyglots for SLA research
- the transcript of an interview Dr. Lomb did for Hungarian TV in 1974
In the late 1980s the distinguished interpreter and translator Kató Lomb profiled and interviewed 21 of her peers in search of answers to basic but deep questions on the nature of language learning. She asked:
- "When can we say we know a language?"
- "Which is the most important language skill: grammar, vocabulary, or good pronunciation?"
- "What method did you use to learn languages?"
- "Has it ever happened to you that you started learning a language, but could not cope with it?"
- "What connection do you see between age and language learning?"
- "Are there 'easy' and 'difficult,' 'rich' and 'poor,' 'beautiful' and 'less beautiful' languages?"
- "What is multilingualism good for?"
The answers Lomb collected from her interlocutors are singular, provocative, and often profound. Grounded in real-world experience, they will be of interest to linguaphiles who are seeking to supplement their theoretical knowledge of language learning.
Bureaucracy: A Love Story: a companion to the exhibit at the University of North Texas Libraries curated by faculty and students
Gabriel Cervantes, Dahlia Porter, Ryan Skinnell, and Kelly Wisecup
Bureaucracy usually only becomes visible when it stops working—when a system fails, when an event gets off schedule, when someone points to a problem or glitch in a carefully calibrated workflow. But Bureaucracy: A Love Story draws together research done by scholars and students in the Special Collections at the University of North Texas to illuminate how bureaucracy structures our contemporary lives across a range of domains. People have navigated bureaucracy for centuries, by creating and utilizing various literary and rhetorical forms—from indexes to alphabetization to diagrams to blanks—that made it possible to efficiently process large amounts of information. Contemporary bureaucracy is likewise concerned with how to collect and store information, to circulate it efficiently, and to allow for easy access. We are interested both in the conventional definition of bureaucracy as a form of ordering and control connected to institutions and the state, but we also want to uncover how people interacted—often in creative ways—with the material forms of bureaucracy.
Stephanie J. Coopman and James Lull
Coopman and Lull's PUBLIC SPEAKING: THE EVOLVING ART, 4th Edition, combines time-tested techniques with innovative variations on the well-respected traditions of public speaking instruction to equip you with the skills you need to become a confident, competent, and ethical public speaker. It illustrates the evolution of public speaking as an art form -- from Greek and Roman traditions to the most contemporary forms of public address, including the use of presentation media. Packed with examples from popular culture, it analyzes the public speaking success of such contemporary figures as Bernie Sanders and Malala Yousafzai. It also includes numerous prompts to help you put your new skills into practice -- in the classroom, community, and professional context.