Cambridge Introductions to Language and Linguistics Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition (November 30, 2015)
Morphology is the study of how words are put together. A lively introduction to the subject, this textbook is intended for undergraduates with relatively little background in linguistics. Providing data from a wide variety of languages, it includes hands-on activities such as 'challenge' boxes, designed to encourage students to gather their own data and analyze it, work with data on websites, perform simple experiments, and discuss topics with each other. There is also an extensive introduction to the terms and concepts necessary for analyzing words. Unlike other textbooks it anticipates the question 'is it a real word?' and tackles it head on by looking at the distinction between dictionaries and the mental lexicon. This second edition has been thoroughly updated, including new examples and exercises as well as a detailed introduction to using linguistic corpora to find and analyze morphological data.
The Four Faces of the Republican Party: The Fight for the 2016 Presidential Nomination
by Henry Olsen and Dante J. Scala
Palgrave Macmillan (November 19, 2015)
"The Four Faces of the Republican Party" clearly describes how Republican Presidential nominating contests unfold. Its focus on party factions allows readers to understand the process and to predict who the eventual nominee will be. In particular, the authors explore why a conservative party always nominates candidates favored by the party's establishment and why evangelical conservatives always emerge as one of the two final contenders for the nomination. This book is essential reading for anyone – professor, student, journalist, consultant or candidate – who wishes to understand, report on or influence a Republican Presidential nomination contest.
The Motherhood Business: Consumption, Communication & Privilege
edited by Anne Teresa Demo, Jennifer L. Borda and Charlotte Kroløkke
The University of Alabama Press (2015)
excerpt from book jacket:The Motherhood Business follows the harried mother’s path into the anxious maelstrom of intelligent toys, healthy foods and meals, and educational choices. It also traces how some enterprising mothers leverage cultural capital and rhetorical vision to create thriving baby- and child-based businesses of their own, as evidenced by the rise of mommy bloggers and “mompreneurs”over the last decade. Starting with the rapidly expanding global fertility market, The Motherhood Business explores the intersection of motherhood, consumption, and privilege in the context of fertility tourism, international adoption, and transnational surrogacy. The synergy between motherhood and the marketplace demonstrated across the essays affirms the stronghold of “intensive mothering ideology” in decisions over what mothers buy and how they brand their businesses even as that ideology evolves. Across diverse contexts, the volume also identifies how different forms or privilege shape how mothers construct their identities through their consumption and entrepreneurship.
Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Third Edition
edited by Domonic A. Bearfield and Melvin J. Dubnick
CRC Press; Third edition (November 12, 2015)
Now in its third edition, Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy remains the definitive source for article-length presentations spanning the fields of public administration and public policy. This revamped five-volume edition is a reconceptualization of the first edition by Jack Rabin. It incorporates over 225 new entries and over 100 revisions, including a range of contributions and updates from the renowned academic and practitioner leaders of today as well as the next generation of top scholars. The entries address topics in clear and coherent language and include references to additional sources for further study.
The classical record business gained a new lease on life in the 1980s when period instrument performances of baroque and classical music began to assume a place on the stage. This return to the past found its complement in the musical ascension of the American minimalists, in particular the music of Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams, and smaller specialty labels that focused on experimental composers like John Cage. During this period of change — of classical music's transition of looking both forward and back — Rob Haskins served as a reviewer for "The American Record Guide," tracing these evolutions while also attending to works emerging from within the mainstream of classical music performance and composition.
"Classical Listening: Two Decades of Reviews from 'The American Record Guide'" collects the several hundred reviews produced since Haskins's start in the mid-1990s. A performer and musicologist, Haskins writes delightful, cogent reviews that unapologetically reflect his personal experience, musical interests and professional background, emphasizing the value of subjectivity in music criticism. Witty, provocative and eloquent, Haskins's book reads like a diary of personal experience even as it addresses important topics as diverse as historical performance practice and the aesthetics of contemporary music. It is also a perfect guide to buying or listening for the classical music devotee seeking an informed opinion on the breadth of remarkable recordings available.