June 2010 Archives

Libraries on your new iPhone?

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Find the Libraries in the Palm of Your Handmobile.jpg

As mobile devices have become the primary means of Internet access for more and more of our users, we have been busy designing a robust version of our Web site optimized for the small screens of smartphones. On-the-go users can now:

* Search for books, videos, maps, and music, and more using the library catalog.
* Find magazine and journal articles using library databases.
* E-mail citations of the resources you find.
* Browse for article databases that have mobile interfaces.
* Check library building and collection hours.
* Contact librarians by e-mail or phone.
* Look up when your checked out items are due.

The first time you browse to www.lib.umn.edu from your handheld device, you will be given the option to automatically be sent to the mobile site for all future visits. Those without Internet-enabled phones can view the mobile site from any computer at www.lib.umn.edu/mobile/.

New Books

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rhetoric_book.jpgRhetorics and technologies : new directions in writing and communication
Contributor: Selber, Stuart A.
Publisher: Columbia : University of South Carolina Press
Date: 2010
Description: Contents: Redrawing borders and boundaries. Being linked to the matrix: biology, technology, and writing / Marilyn M. Cooper
-- Among texts / Johndan Johnson-Eilola
-- Serial composition / Geoffrey Sirc
-- Constructing discourses and communities. Appeals to the body in eco-rhetoric and techno-rhetoric / M. Jimmie Killingsworth
-- Unfitting beauties of transducing bodies / Anne Frances Wysocki
-- The rhetorics of online autism advocacy: a case for rhetorical listening / Paul Heilker and Jason King
-- Narrating the future: scenarios and the cult of specification / John M. Carroll
-- Understanding writing and communication practices. Technology, genre, and gender: the case of power structure research / Susan Wells
-- Rhetoric in (as) a digital economy / James E. Porter
-- Literate acts in convergence culture: Lost as transmedia narrative / Debra Journet.


working_archives.jpgWorking in the archives : practical research methods for rhetoric and composition
Contributor: Ramsey, Alexis E., 1979-
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press
# Date: 2010
Description: Contents: Invigorating historiographic practices in rhetoric and composition studies / Cheryl Glenn and Jessica Enoch
-- Archival survival : navigating historical research / Lynée Lewis Gaillet
-- Open to the possibilities : seven tales of serendipity in the archives / Lori Ostergaard -- Invisible hands : recognizing archivists' work to make records accessible / Sammie L. Morris and Shirley K. Rose
-- Viewing the archives : the hidden and the digital / Alexis E. Ramsey
-- Locating the archives : finding aids and archival scholarship in composition and rhetoric / Chris Warnick
-- Searching and seeking in the deep Web : primary sources on the Internet / Elizabeth Yakel
-- Finding and researching photographs / Helena Zinkham
-- Looking for letters / Margaret J. Marshall
-- Reading the archive of freshman English / Thomas Masters
-- Journeying into the archives : exploring the pragmatics of archival research / Katherine E. Tirabassi
-- (En)gendering the archives for basic writing research / Kelly Ritter
-- Archival research as a social process / Neal Lerner
-- Emergent taxonomies : using tension and forum to organize primary texts / Tarez Samra Graban
-- The guilty pleasures of working with archives / Linda S. Bergmann
-- The personal as method and place as archives : a synthesis / Liz Rohan
-- Keeping the conversation going : the archive thrives on interviews and oral history / Brad E. Lucas and Margaret M. Strain
-- Deep sea diving : building an archive as the basis for composition studies research / Lynn Z. Bloom
-- Autobiography of an archivist / Nan Johnson.

Rhetorica in motion : feminist rhetorical methods & methodologies
Contributor: Schell, Eileen E. ; Rawson, K. J. (Kelly Jacob), 1981-
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press
Date: c2010


Discourse of blogs and wikis
Author/Creator: Myers, Greg, 1954-
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum
Description: Contents: Introduction : a linguist in the blogosphere
-- Genre : what is a blog? what is a wiki?
-- This text and other texts : creative linking
-- Place : where is a blog?
-- Time : now and then
-- Audiences: a checklist on engaging readers
-- Opinions : where do I stand?
-- Evidence : how do we know?
-- Collaboration : 'history' pages on Wikipedia
-- Arguing : 'talk' pages on Wikipedia
-- A note on studying the language of blogs and wikis.
Date: c2010


whenlangauge.jpgWhen language breaks down : analysing discourse in clinical contexts
Author/Creator: Asp, Elissa D.
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press
Description: Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction;
1. Introduction to clinical discourse analysis;
2. Theoretical and clinical contexts;
3. Conversation analysis and intonation in English;
4. Grammar;
5. Contexts of culture, context of situation and phase;
6. Study design;
7. Differential diagnosis and monitoring;
8. Cognitive models, inferencing, and affect;
9. Modelling information across domains; Closings remarks.
Summary: "Doctors, nurses, and other caregivers often know what people with Alzheimer's disease or Asperger's 'sound like' - that is they recognise patterns in people's discourse, from sounds and silences, to words, sentences and story structures. Such discourse patterns may inform their clinical judgements and affect the decisions they make. However, this knowledge is often tacit, like recognising a regional accent without knowing how to describe its features. This is the first book to present models for comprehensively describing discourse specifically in clinical contexts and to illustrate models with detailed analyses of discourse patterns associated with degenerative (Alzheimer's) and developmental (autism spectrum) disorders. The book is aimed not only at advanced students and researchers in linguistics, discourse analysis, speech pathology and clinical psychology but also at researchers, clinicians and caregivers for whom explicit knowledge of discourse patterns might be helpful"--Provided by publisher.
Date: 2010

Confusing discourse
Author/Creator: Janicki, Karol.
Publisher: Basingstoke, England ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan
Description: Contents: What are you talking about? : language and abstraction
-- Learning new words : how we develop meaning
-- Words are not what they refer to : the map is not the territory
-- Words, words, words, and tables, cars and elephants : intensional and extensional orientation
-- The good guys and the bad guys : two-valued and multi-valued orientation
-- The unfortunate word 'is' : 'is' of identity and 'is' of predication; e-prime
-- Can you tell the difference? : non-verbal phenomena, descriptions, and inferences
-- Can you imagine it? : the role of visualization and context in understanding discourse -- No bamboozlement, please : how to disclose others' equivocation and make your own discourse less confusing and easier to understand : a summary and some warnings.
Date: 2010