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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

October 20th 2017 0

Terrorism Is Evolving, Not Being Defeated

This piece originally appeared in The Huffington Post Judging from recent headlines from the battlefields of Iraq and Syria, we might believe that Islamic State is on its last legs. As for Al Qaeda, it is mentioned only occasionally. Based on mainstream n…

October 20th 2017 0

‘Never Mind the Bollocks: 40 Years On’ by Matt Worley / WIN! A copy of the new 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

In the moment, punk was arguably best served by the 7” single rather than the album. Like those 1960s ‘Nuggets’ to which Lenny Kaye lent the ‘punk’ label in 1972, the vibrancy, energy and snotty irreverence of kids bashing ou…

October 19th 2017 0

How do we interact with search systems?

Search systems, including web search engines, play an important role in decision making and action in many settings. Interactions with these systems have been studied in detail by the information science, information retrieval, and human-computer interact…

October 19th 2017 0

A new poem by Tim Wells to celebrate the launch of Matt Worley’s punk book, ‘No Future’

Brew Your Own In me yoof spikes stood proud on dog collars, soaped up barnets, leathers. Defiant slogans in Airfix paint screamed anarchy. Most of it amounted to: “me mum made me tidy me room.” These days the spikes are on supermarkets, busine…

October 17th 2017 0

WIN! A signed copy of new punk book ‘No Future’

COMPETITION! No Future tells the exhilarating story of punk’s emergence as a fashion, musical form, attitude and aesthetic in Britain from 1976 to 1984. Matt Worley charts the full spectrum of punk’s cultural development from the Sex Pistols, …

October 16th 2017 0

‘No Future’ takeover week on fifteeneightyfour starts today!

‘No Feelings’, ‘No Fun’, ‘No Future’. The years 1976–84 saw punk emerge and evolve as a fashion, a musical form, an attitude and an aesthetic. Against a backdrop of social fragmentation, violence, high unemploymen…

October 11th 2017 0

How Would Ernie Say It? Send Us Your Best Hemingway Interpretations

To coincide with release of a new edition of The Letters of Ernest Hemingway, Cambridge University Press is asking you to send in your own creative interpretation of one of the letters featured in the book. Please email DRissetto@cambridge.org if int…

October 10th 2017 0

Mental Health Stigma and the Loss of Human Potential

World Mental Health Day is an annual day promoted by the World Health Organization, with the objective of “raising awareness of mental health issues.”  Today, many government officials, policy makers and celebrities will make statements a…

September 21st 2017 0

“Merkel has done more to modernize gender roles in united Germany than all of her predecessors” says author Joyce Marie Mushaben

From “research puzzle” to clear case: why I wrote the book Persuaded that generational change had already triggered a fundamental transformation of West German political culture by the mid-1980s, I decided to take closer look at the “nat…

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List

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An online resource for linguists worldwide.

June 7th 2017 0

What is offside in German or Icelandic? Football English in European languages

Based on an article in Nordic Journal of Linguistics, written by Gunnar Bergh and Sölve Ohlander. “Football and English are the only truly global languages.” This statement, attributed to the legendary English football…

May 8th 2017 0

Applied Psycholinguistics Readership Survey

Applied Psycholinguistics publishes original research papers on the psychological processes involved in language. It examines language development, language use and language disorders in adults and children with a particular emphasis on cross-languag…

April 13th 2017 0

Albert Valdman Award Winners 2017

Blog post from Akira Murakami and Theodora Alexopoulou: We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Studies in Second Language Acquisition and Cambridge University Press for selecting our paper, ‘L1 influence on the acquisition order of English gram…

April 11th 2017 0

JLG Call for Co-Editor

Journal of Linguistic Geography (JLG) is an online-only refereed journal of international scope publishing the highest quality scholarship on dialect geography and the spatial distribution of language relative to questions of variation and change. The jou…

March 28th 2017 0

“Analysing English Sentences” – A. Radford

By Susan E. Holt My love affair (and it really is love) with linguistics began back as a nine year old watching “My Fair Lady” for the first time.  After the initial romance, it was time to make a serious commitment and that came in the f…

March 20th 2017 0

Enter the Gnome Chomsky Competition #findgnomeahome

It's competition time and we'd like to find Gnome Noam a Home. Enter the competition to be entered into the prize draw. Good Luck! . . . → Read More: Enter the Gnome Chomsky Competition #findgnomeahome

March 20th 2017 0

Tasks, methodological transparency and the IRIS database of research materials

Commentary by Emma Marsden, University of York and Margaret Borowczyk, Georgetown University IRIS is a repository of instruments used in second language research. It was created to increase access to the variety of materials used to elicit data for empiri…

March 17th 2017 0

The American Association for Applied Linguistics and the Annual Review of Applied Linguistics: New format/closer ties

Commentary by Kathleen M. Bailey, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and President, AAAL and Alison Mackey, Georgetown University and Lancaster University and editor of ARAL Every year for almost four decades, ARAL has ser…

March 7th 2017 0

The merits of a case study approach in communication disorders

Blog post by Louise Cummings, Nottingham Trent University . . . → Read More: The merits of a case study approach in communication disorders

February 3rd 2017 0

Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series

This series highlights key topics in Applied Linguistics. Each book presents original research, either up-dating and re-thinking a traditional theme, or introducing important new concepts. . . . → Read More: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series

Cambridge Medicine

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

August 23rd 2017 0

Follow us to fifteeneightyfour

We have decided to fold our Medicine blog content into our main Cambridge blog, fifteeneightyfour. This will allow you to easily view and access content from across our wide range of subjects, giving you access to new, exciting ideas and content from Camb…

May 12th 2017 0

Global challenges and opportunities for tackling antimicrobial resistance

This post was written by Sophie Allcock and originally posted on the Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics blog – view more at: http://gheg-journal.co.uk/blog/ Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a global public health concern. In 2014, an est…

February 8th 2017 0

Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains

The latest Parasitology Paper of the Month is “Knowledge gaps in the epidemiology of Toxocara: the enigma remains” by Celia Holland. Some parasites seem to have a Cinderella status. Down in the basement of the ugly stepmother’s house, th…

November 28th 2016 0

The challenges of big data in low- and middle-income countries: from paper to petabytes

Generation of digital data has expanded exponentially over the last decade, inspiring visions of data-driven healthcare and precision medicine. But the promise of big data is tempered by today’s reality in low resource settings: weak health systems …

November 18th 2016 0

Which behaviours and symptoms are the most distressing for family carers of people with dementia?

The November International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “A systematic review of the relationship between behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD) and caregiver well-being” by Alexandra Feast, Esme Moniz-Cook, Charlotte…

November 9th 2016 0

Insomnia more common in teens whose mums had postnatal depression

More than a third (36%) of teenagers whose mothers suffered from postnatal depression experienced sleep problems at the age of 18, compared to only one in five (22%) teenagers whose mothers didn’t suffer from postnatal depression. Insomnia affects b…

October 11th 2016 0

Towards an exposure-dependent model of post-traumatic stress

Imagine sitting at your desk at work, on a Friday afternoon, just waiting for the weekend to begin. Then; a loud bang, the walls are shaking, your office windows shatter. With ears ringing, you crawl out into the corridor. The guy in the office next to yo…

October 4th 2016 0

Danish Suicide Prevention Clinics prevent more than deaths by suicide

This post was written by Johannes Birkbak and Annette Erlangsen. A new Danish study finds that psychosocial therapy for suicide prevention does more than preventing deaths by suicide. The treatment also reduces risk of death by other causes. Mental a…

September 21st 2016 0

Get your sleep and treat depression to guard against Alzheimer’s disease

The September International Psychogeriatrics Article of the Month is entitled “Associations between depression, sleep disturbance, and apolipoprotein E in the development of Alzheimer’s disease: dementia” by Shanna L. Burke, Peter Marama…

September 13th 2016 0

Medicalisation of young minds: new study reveals 28% rise in antidepressant prescribing amongst 6-18 year olds « Swansea University

Antidepressant prescribing amongst children and young people has shown a significant increase of 28% in the past decade, even though recorded diagnoses of depression have gone down, according to new research published today. One in ten children and young …

Cambridge Library Collection

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Books of enduring scholarly value.

March 20th 2015 0

Goodbyeee!

Alas, and thrice woe (from my point of view anyway), this is my last ever blog for the Cambridge Library Collection. I now slip away into the sunset, leaving others to ramble on (or, even better, write snappily and coherently) … Continue reading &r…

March 16th 2015 1

Spring and Port Wine

 … is the name of a play and then a film about Bolton, in northern England. However, I’m borrowing the title because I’ve just spent a few spring days in (O)Porto, where the wine comes from. My Portuguese vocabulary has … Co…

March 10th 2015 2

The Wit and Wisdom of the Rev. Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is described in his ODNB entry as ‘author and wit’, which somewhat overlooks the day job as a clergyman. In the two-volume ‘life and letters’ published in 1855 by his daughter Saba (a name he invented himself), she &he…

March 5th 2015 0

A Child’s History of England

The paths of the Cambridge Library Collection and Charles Dickens have crossed several times – remarkable, given that Dickens is (of course) one of Britain’s greatest novelists, and we don’t publish much fiction. But of the short experim…

March 3rd 2015 5

The Huguenots

I have mentioned before the industrious Samuel Smiles, Victorian believer in hard work and self-education (otherwise known as pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps) as the way to social improvement and financial prosperity. His 1867 work on the Hug…

February 27th 2015 3

The Diary of John Evelyn

One of my vital tools as a scribbler of blogs on books is a little pack of those things – I don’t even know what they are called – which you can stick on to a page to mark a … Continue reading →

February 23rd 2015 3

Illustrations of Roman London

Charles Roach Smith was born on the Isle of Wight in 1806, and reared by his mother and older sisters after his father’s death when he was six years old. He was educated in Hampshire, and then brought back to … Continue reading →

February 18th 2015 1

Tulipomania

It’s really too early in the year for a blog on this topic: galanthophilia is in full swing around the country. But we have just received the first copy of Sweet’s Hortus Britannicus, Or, a Catalogue of Plants, Indigenous, or … Continue…

February 16th 2015 0

The Roll Call

…or, to give it its full title, Calling the Roll after an Engagement, Crimea, a large military history painting exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1874, was so popular as an exhibit that a policeman, ‘poor, hot man’, had to … Cont…

February 12th 2015 0

Winter Journey

Last Saturday, in ‘CD Review’ on BBC Radio 3, they discussed and played extracts from various new recordings of Schubert song cycles, of which the least satisfactory (in my view) was a Winterreise by a counter-tenor. Not the strangeness of &he…

Journals Blog

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Advancing learning, knowledge and research.

October 20th 2017 0

Legalized Families in the Era of Bordered Globalization – Exciting “Mini Book-Tour” in the US

I just came back from a hectic 10 days in the US, presenting my new book at 5 universities – it was a very intense, yet very satisfying, trip.…

October 17th 2017 0

MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize: inaugural recipient announced

MRS Bulletin is pleased to announce that Andy Tay Kah Ping, Stanford University, has been selected to receive the inaugural MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Andy was selected from more than 120 well-qualified applicants and nominations. He is …

October 16th 2017 0

Quantum materials: Where many paths converge

The arena of quantum materials, wherein quantum aspects assert themselves in behavior and properties, may be unfamiliar territory to many.

October 16th 2017 0

Clouded leopard population down to ‘around 750’ in key region of Borneo

A new study led by Oxford scientists has produced the first robust estimate of the number of Sunda clouded leopards remaining in the state of Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.…

October 12th 2017 0

Revenge served cold: Was Scott of the Antarctic sabotaged by his angry deputy?

On February 11, 1913, the world woke to the headline “Death of Captain Scott. Lost with four comrades. The Pole reached.…

October 11th 2017 0

Africa’s largest eagle in free fall

An iconic African eagle species made famous by TV presenter Steve Backshall is soaring towards extinction, a South African scientific study has found.…

October 10th 2017 0

Conventional and organic animal production compared on sustainability

The animal article of the month for October is ‘Animal Board Invited Review: Comparing conventional and organic livestock production systems on different aspects of sustainability‘.…

October 10th 2017 0

Waste not, want not: A Chicago sustainability story

The story of Chicago’s development is inextricably linked to its relationship with the natural environment, beginning 16,000 years ago when an enormous glacier sat on (and flattened) the land. Ever since, urban planners and policymakers have grapple…

October 10th 2017 0

Holocaust Scholarship and Politics in the Public Sphere: Reexamining the Causes, Consequences, and Controversy of the Historikerstreit and the Goldhagen Debate

Last year marked the anniversary of two of the most important scholarly debates about modern German history and the Holocaust: the so-called Historikerstreit (“historians’ quarrel”) that erupted thirty years ago in West Germany, as well …

October 9th 2017 0

Cell biology needs you (the materials scientist/engineer)!

For the most part, since the establishment of reliable methods for extracting and culturing cells in the lab (in vitro), biologists have cultured these cells in dishes or plates, usually glass or plastic.…

October 6th 2017 0

It’s Time to Paint a More Complete Picture of Invasive Plants

Lots of research has been conducted on the ecology and biology of invasive plants. But are we really any closer to understanding why some plant invaders succeed and others don’t?…

October 6th 2017 0

Land Managers Have a New Reason to Remove Invasive Plants

Scientists have discovered an important new reason to focus on removal of invasive plant species. A recent study featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science and Management shows that removing invaders alongside a stream or river can greatly improve the…

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