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Academic Perspectives from Cambridge University Press.

September 17th 2018 0

Terrorism and Literature

Like so much else in life, this collection began by accident. I had been working for some years on a book about terrorism and unspeakability (now forthcoming from Routledge) when I had a conversation with Ray Ryan about it. A few weeks later, Ray emailed …

September 13th 2018 0

The Importance of Feeling Authentic on Antidepressants

If you’ve ever taken antidepressants, you may have wondered, “Who is the real me? Is it who I am when I’m on antidepressants or off them?” Our society and popular culture assumes we have a “real self” and emphasises the…

September 12th 2018 0

The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight on a Financial Disaster

The Fed and Lehman Brothers: Setting the Record Straight by Laurence M. Ball is available now. This episode is also available on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

September 12th 2018 0

Making homework social…

What is Perusall and why should teachers be excited about using it?   Perusall is a social reading platform to help students get prepared for class. What that means is that in Perusall, class reading assignments are engaging collective activities, ra…

September 11th 2018 0

Animals and Literature Now

Why study animals and literature now? Animal narratives appear around the globe from time immemorial: in our earliest creation myths and the texts that underpin the world’s major religions, in literature from “talking beast” fables to no…

September 7th 2018 0

Prisoner strike exposes an age old American reliance on forced labor

Prisoners in 17 states and several Canadian provinces are on strike in protest of prison labor conditions. Their demonstrations are compelling Americans to understand that some everyday foods are produced behind bars, for cents on the hour, in a system ma…

September 7th 2018 0

Is Suicide Preventable?

Dr. Kes van Heeringen began studying suicidal behavior as a young psychiatrist in the 1980s after having met Valerie following her serious suicide attempt. At the time, it was a complete mystery why such a bright young girl could do such a horrible thing.…

September 6th 2018 0

Amateur and professional astronomy are pulling back together

This picture of the Andromeda Galaxy is not from a major observatory. It is not even an exceptional example of amateur work. It is a routine picture taken in my driveway in a medium-sized town with a telescope 6.5 cm (2.6 inches) in diameter. For a long t…

August 31st 2018 0

Add energy to your work

As you return to lectures this autumn, think about the role that energy plays in whatever area you are studying. Energy is a concept that pervades all areas of science, engineering, and technology. Energy production, flow, and consumption play a…

August 28th 2018 0

Small Town Life in Late Antiquity

I always wanted to know what life was like in the Roman Empire. I thought this meant learning about emperors, about senators, about gladiators. I didn’t realize it was possible to learn about the lives of normal people, until I learned about papyri …

Cambridge Extra at the Linguist List

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An online resource for linguists worldwide.

July 19th 2018 0

What are the linguistic consequences of Brexit?

Blog post written by Gordana Lalic-Krstin and Nadezda Silaski, authors of the article ‘From Brexit to Bregret: An account of some Brexit-induced neologisms in English’ recently published in English Today. What are the linguistic consequen…

June 21st 2018 0

The grammar of engagement

This blog post is written by Nicholas Evans, inspired by the Language and Cognition article “The grammar of engagement I: framework and initial exemplification” by Nicholas Evans, Henrik Bergqvist, and Lila San Roque. Read it online …

June 15th 2018 0

Linguistics Competition: Figures of Speech

Win an iPad Pro, Apple Pen, £100 of Cambridge University Press books and the chance to have your work seen by thousands! We are inviting academics, researchers, students and enthusiasts, from around the world, to share their passion for the sub…

March 30th 2018 0

Q & A: Registered Reports from Journal of Child Language

Beginning in summer 2018, Journal of Child Language will publish a new article format: Registered Reports. We asked two of the journal’s associate editors, Melanie Soderstrom and Elizabeth Wonnacott, a few questions about the introduction of this fo…

March 28th 2018 0

Q & A with new English Today Editor Andrew Moody

Welcome on board as Editor of English Today. What was it about the journal that attracted you to the post? Thank you for the warm welcome from CUP, and to the support and assistance I have been given in the month leading up to the formal installation…

March 23rd 2018 0

Where is Applied Linguistics headed? Cambridge Journal editors weigh in

In advance of the upcoming AAAL Annual Meeting in Chicago, we asked editors of Cambridge applied linguistics journals for their thoughts on the state of the field. Where is applied linguistics headed? Are there new approaches, methods or priorities that y…

March 13th 2018 0

‘World Englishes or English as a Lingua Franca: Where does English in China stand?

Blog post based on an article in English Today  The spread and development of the English language has triggered debates about issues related to language ideology, identity, and ELT. China is an important context where the popularity of English use a…

February 27th 2018 0

Learning Construction Grammars Computationally

Blog post by Jonathan Dunn, Ph.D. Construction Grammar, or CxG, takes a usage-based approach to describing grammar. In practice, this term usage-based means two different things: First, it means that idiomatic constructions belong in the grammar. For exam…

February 27th 2018 0

Rihanna Works Her Multivocal Pop Persona: Morpho-syntactic and Accent Variation in Rihanna’s Singing Style

Based on an article in English Today Pop music surpasses national and linguistic boundaries. It creates a marketplace of various linguistic resources that artists use in their music performances to create their pop personas. Performers are mobile, transna…

February 20th 2018 0

Extracting Meaning from Sound — Computer Scientists and Hearing Scientists Come Together Right Now

Machines that listen to us, hear us, and act on what they hear are becoming common in our homes.. So far, however, they are only interested in what we say, not how we say it, where we say it, or what other sounds they hear. Richard Lyon describes where we…

Cambridge Medicine

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Keeping a finger on the pulse.

September 12th 2018 0

Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App

A great note-taking app can help with all kinds of daily routines like taking class notes, writing a shopping list, or jotting down ideas for your next great blog post. At Automattic, we love using Simplenote, which is an easy way to create notes, li…

August 31st 2018 21

New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search

The WordPress.com Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to WordPress.com Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality a…

August 14th 2018 24

Introducing the Simple Payment Widget

Take payments anywhere on your site.

August 2nd 2018 79

Introducing: A Diverse, Free Stock Photo Library

Diversity in visual representation matters.

July 26th 2018 53

Podcasting on WordPress.com

We’ve been updating support for podcasts. Are you ready to try hosting your own?

July 23rd 2018 69

Sharing Options from WordPress.com to Facebook Are Changing

Starting August 1, Facebook will no longer allow third-party tools to automatically post to Profiles. Here’s how it affects you.

June 21st 2018 18

Welcome Atavist! A Groundbreaking Publishing Platform Joins the WordPress.com Family

Looking to the future of storytelling on WordPress.

June 21st 2018 47

Bookmark Posts with Save For Later

No time to read right now? No problem: save posts for when you do.

June 19th 2018 24

Field Notes: WooCommerce Workshop for Women

The Happiness Hiring team recently connected with WordPress communities in India and Singapore.

May 14th 2018 4

New Privacy Features and Updated Policies

We’re rolling out updates to our privacy features and policies in the coming weeks. You’ll have more control over your personal information and more detail on what information we keep and what we do with it. The updates will also make sure we …

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.

September 18th 2018 0

Do governments maintain major policy changes?

The public sector serves a diverse citizenry across many different policy areas. To better serve their citizens, governments strive to develop routines and normalize service delivery.…

September 18th 2018 0

Professor Almudena Suarez introduces the EuMW 2017 special issue

Professor Almudena Suarez, Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, discusses the European Microwave Week 2017 special issue.…

September 17th 2018 0

Quantum materials pave the path for synthetic neuroscience

Exciting new research published in MRS Bulletin reveals how quantum materials are being used within the field of neuroscience to demystify the inner workings of the human brain.

September 17th 2018 0

The Politics of Fighting Child Sex Trafficking in the United States

Very few issues win bipartisan support in today’s political climate. But child sex trafficking is one. Earlier this year, Congress passed two laws that allow states to criminally prosecute internet service providers who “promote or facilitate&…

September 17th 2018 0

Investing in the future at a 484-year-old press

At Cambridge University Press, we recognize that the central promise of the Open movement—that an open scholarly ecosystem will accelerate the ability of research to solve problems—is of the highest importance to our communities.

September 17th 2018 0

Getting water out of your ears, cycling in echelons, and sailing physics

Get your summer sports kick with a peek at some of the latest research on sailing aerodynamics, cycling groups, and getting that pesky water unstuck from your ear after swimming!…

September 15th 2018 0

Peer review: Shifting mindsets and the promise of blockchain

Peer review has always been the gold standard for quality and rigour in research, but, as is frequently discussed, the current system of review has its flaws.…

September 14th 2018 0

Peer-review mentoring: a way to engage a more diverse pool of peer reviewers?

This week we are celebrating the peer reviewers who support their communities by evaluating the work of their fellow researchers to guide editorial decision making.…

September 14th 2018 0

Changes in livestock farming required

The animal article of the month for October is ‘Opinion paper: What needs to be changed for successful future livestock farming in Europe?’ The authors of this opinion paper formulate that the future success of the European live…

September 12th 2018 0

Is Psychoanalysis evidence based?

I wrote this short article to correct a widespread prejudice among mental health practitioners and the general public alike to the effect that psychoanalytic theory and therapy are not ‘evidence based’ -- in the sense that, say, CBT and psycho…

September 12th 2018 0

The role of peer review in ethics and research integrity

Earlier this year, I attended the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and Russell Group Research Integrity Forum joint event, where Ferdousi Chowdhury from Southampton University challenged us to think about why there are so many stages of peer review,…

September 11th 2018 0

How food companies shape the nutrition research agenda

Corporate sponsorship of research can introduce bias in how it is designed, conducted or published. These biases tend to produce research that favours the sponsor’s product by overemphasizing (or maximizing) benefits and / or underemphasizing (minim…

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