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February 15th 2017 0

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A.I. Alexa

My daughters got me something very different for my birthday this year – my very own artificial intelligence: Amazon Echo, also know as “Alexa.” After seating her at the head of our dinner table, approximately eight inches from the wall …

February 13th 2017 0

On Freud on Us

A good deal of attention has focused on the psychological makeup of the man who sought and won the Presidency in 2016, including the provocative “Is Donald Trump a Psychopath” by fellow Cambridge author, Steven M. Stahl.  (Stahl’s a…

February 10th 2017 0

Remembering Justice Scalia

In late 2011, when I started what turned out to be The Unexpected Scalia: A Conservative Justice’s Liberal Opinions the furthest thing from my mind was that the book would play a role in the confirmation of Justice Scalia’s successor.&nbs…

February 10th 2017 0

Luring Your Child into this Life of Troubled Times

Babies everywhere are delivered, usually welcomed, and often celebrated . . . but in the Beng community of Côte d’Ivoire, they are also lured back into this life from wrugbe, the afterlife, where Beng souls are said to live after death until t…

February 6th 2017 0

Deep Geologic Disposal of Nuclear Waste: Inaction is a Recipe for a Crisis

A Third Cambridge University Press title by A.P.S. Selvadurai Trained as both a civil engineer and an applied mathematician, Professor Selvadurai is an internationally recognized authority in the area of Environmental Geomechanics, which deals with the ap…

February 1st 2017 0

#MuslimBan The Importance of Diversity

The Importance of Diversity Potatoes, Wild Flowers, and Human Rights     On March 11, 2011, Japan was struck by an earthquake and tsunami that would eventually prove to be the world’s costliest natural disaster.  The main problem was …

January 31st 2017 0

Curbing Catastrophe: Sugar is the New Lead

Sugar Is the New Lead: The Toxic Power of Special Interests, and Why Medical Researchers Should Take a Geology Course   Geologists who study natural hazards spend a lot of time worrying about historical and longer-term records of events such as earth…

January 30th 2017 0

An Interview with Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Company

In 2016, as part of our Shakespeare 400 commemorations, we invited the public to submit short play skits inspired by the works of the Bard. In this interview we talk to Ali Kemp and Deborah Klayman, the co-founders of Whoop ‘n’ Wail Theatre Co…

January 27th 2017 0

America’s Forgotten Colony

This book is rooted in my deep interest in U.S.-Cuban relations of the early-20th century, a time when the United States was taking tentative steps toward becoming a global power. Many of the policies and approaches that the United States adopted in its r…

January 26th 2017 0

The Cyberpsychology of Commanders in Tweet

Now that the new American president has expressed his preference for Twitter as a means to bypass traditional media and express his ideas directly to the people of his nation and the world, it’s important for us cyberpsychologists to offer our insig…

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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

January 20th 2017 0

Trump’s Monolingual Disadvantage

Blog Post by Douglas Kibbee, author of Language and the Law: Linguistic Inequality in America Early in the fall of 2016 several news agencies speculated that Donald Trump might be suffering from early onset dementia.  Could this be related to his ada…

January 18th 2017 1

The Study of Language 6th edition by George Yule

This bestselling textbook provides an engaging and user-friendly introduction to the study of language. Assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, Yule presents information in bite-sized sections, clearly explaining the major concepts in linguistics thro…

January 12th 2017 0

This month in Linguistics from Cambridge

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December 19th 2016 0

Imagery in Albert Camus’s L’Étranger (1942)

Cambridge author Dr. Ron Batchelor explores the style of Camus’s L’Étranger . . . → Read More: Imagery in Albert Camus’s L’Étranger (1942)

November 23rd 2016 1

What are the most popular English language children’s books?

Language learning is affected by input, and reading to children is one of these input sources. Which children's books are most-read to children by parents and caregivers? . . . → Read More: What are the most popular English language children’s…

November 18th 2016 0

Language, cats and extra-terrestrials

Cambridge Professor Ian Roberts discusses Language, cats and extra-terrestrials.... . . . → Read More: Language, cats and extra-terrestrials

October 18th 2016 0

Hipsters in the hood: Authentication in young men’s hip hop talk

A limited number of studies have approached the topic of hip-hop authenticity with an analytic focus on discourses/ideologies rather than linguistic style and even fewer studies have investigated what we might call ‘third sphere’ of hip hop, t…

October 10th 2016 0

Essential reading in applied linguistics: The Language Teaching reading pack for MA/PhD students

The Applied Linguistics Reading Pack from Language Teaching is an invaluable resource for language professionals in applied linguistics, and it's now been updated with new content. . . . → Read More: Essential reading in applied linguistics: The Lan…

October 3rd 2016 0

Hillary Clinton talks more “like a man” the more powerful she becomes

By tracking Hillary Clinton's subtle linguistic behavior over time, Jennifer Jones' research shows how these forces manifest in Clinton's self-presentation. Jones' findings suggest that as the Democratic nominee transitioned from First Lady to U.S. Senato…

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February 15th 2017 0

Semiochemicals, Pheromones and Interomones: Opportunities for application of natural technologies to improve animal health and welfare

The animal article of the month for February is ‘Short communication: natural interomone 1 2-methyl-2-butenal stimulates feed intake and weight gain in weaned pigs‘.…

February 13th 2017 0

All in it Together? The uncomfortable realities of food poverty and food aid in the UK

It is almost two months after Christmas and food banks are recovering from one of their most active periods of the year.…

February 13th 2017 0

What’s the West got to do with it? Challenging assumptions in the history of education

In this blog Nancy Beadie, Senior Editor of History of Education Quarterly discusses the latest issue of the journal and how this special collection of articles, book reviews and a two-part historiographical essay on Rethinking Regiona…

February 9th 2017 0

What’s the problem with Payday Lending?

What is payday lending? Payday loans have become synonymous with ‘irresponsible lending’ but the original aim of such lending was to help people borrow a small amount of money in advance of their pay-day.…

February 8th 2017 0

Meet the Editorial Board for Modern American History: Q&A with Madeline Hsu

As part of our ongoing blog series introducing the board members of the new Cambridge University Press journal, Modern American History, Madeline Y.…

February 8th 2017 0

Breakfast Cereals Contain Shocking Levels of Sugar (Up to 35%) In Spite of Manufacturers’ Claims Over the Last 20 Years

According to a new study by Action on Sugar and Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) at Queen Mary University of London[i], published by the journal Public Health Nutrition, the salt content of popular breakfast cereals sold in the UK since 2005 has…

February 7th 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.…

February 6th 2017 1

Journal of the APA receives PROSE Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Journal of the APA receives PROSE Award NEWARK, Del. — Feb. 3, 2017 — The American Philosophical Association and Cambridge University Press are pleased to announce that the Journal of the American Philosophical Associatio…

February 6th 2017 0

Cambridge Asia Librarians’ Day 2017

Creating Connections – Building Bridges was the theme of the sixth Cambridge Asia Librarians’ day held on Monday 16th January 2017 and hosted by the Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta.…

February 3rd 2017 0

Study shows that the jaguar is in much greater danger of extinction than previously thought

A new study published in Oryx shows that the jaguar is in much greater danger of extinction than previously thought.

February 3rd 2017 0

What factors can influence how much vitamin D is in a glass of milk?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for February is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled: ‘Environmental and genetic factors influence the vitamin D content of cows’ milk’.…

February 2nd 2017 0

Sexual Satisfaction and Perception of Change in Sexual Activity in Alzheimer’s Disease (AD)

The cognitive and behavioral changes after the onset of dementia may affect the lives of people with Alzheimer’s disease (PwAD) and their spouse-caregivers.…

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