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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 16, No. 581.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                         Submit to: humanist@princeton.edu

             Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 07:27:37 +0000
             From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk>
             Subject: new books

    Reading Complex Words
    Cross-Language Studies

    edited by

    Egbert M.H. Assink
    Psychology Dept., Utrecht University, The Netherlands

    Dominiek Sandra
    Centre for Psycholinguistics, University of Antwerp, Belgium


    In a series of fourteen chapters this book brings together current research
    findings on the involvement of word-internal structure for the purpose of
    word reading (especially morphological structure). Contributors include
    many leading experts in this research domain. The central theme of reading
    complex words is approached from several angles, such that the chapters
    span a wide variety of topics where this issue is important. The
    experiments reported in the book involve:
         * different populations : children, expert readers, illiterates;
         * different languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, Hebrew,
    Italian, Turkish, Serbian;
         * different processing levels where morphology may play a role:
    sublexical, supralexical;
         * different variables which may determine morphological effects:
    morphological type, semantic transparency, branching relations among
    Given this scope, the book offers a good state of the art platform in
    current psycholinguistic research on the topic. Reading Complex
    Words:Cross-Language Studies is a valuable resource for all researchers
    studying the mental lexicon and to those who teach advanced courses in the
    psychology of language.

    Hardbound ISBN: 0-306-47707-6 Date: March 2003 Pages: 362 pp.
    EURO 102.00 / USD 99.95 / GBP 64.00

    The Nature of Time: Geometry, Physics and Perception

    edited by

    Rosolino Buccheri
    CNR, Palermo, Italy

    Metod Saniga
    Slovak Academy of Sciences, Tatransk Lomnica, Slovak Republic

    William Mark Stuckey
    Dept. of Physics, Elizabethtown College, PA, USA

    NATO SCIENCE SERIES: II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry -- 95

    This book provides the reader with the most recent scholarly insights into
    the nature of time - undoubtedly one of the most profound mysteries that
    science has ever faced. The selected contributions are grouped into four
    conceptually different yet mutually cohesive chapters, carefully woven into
    a comprehensive whole that goes well beyond standard treatments. The
    subjects discussed include the fine structure of psychological time(s) and
    consciousness, novel algebraic geometrical and number theoretic models of
    time dimension, different arrows of time, time travel, EPR paradox, quantum
    non-locality, pregeometry, and a host of relevant epistemological and
    ontological issues. The book shows that research is becoming necessarily
    interdisciplinary and does not ignore even such delicate issues as
    "altered" states of consciousness, religion and metaphysics. Although
    focused primarily on an academic readership, the treatise can be read with
    profit by anyone fascinated by the enigma of time.
    A coherent, multidisciplinary sampling of the most up-to-date professional
    research on the nature of time, addressing four major themes: internal
    times and consciousness, mathematical approaches to the concept of time,
    the physicist's view of time, and integrative science's views of time.
    Essential reading for anyone, scientist or layperson, with a serious
    interest in the topic.

    Preface. List of participants. Group photo.
    1: Internal Times and
    Consciousness. An Overview; S. Grondin. The Human Sense of Time:
    Biological, Cognitive and Cultural Considerations; A.D. Eisler. The
    Parallel-Clock Model: a Tool for Quantification of Experienced Duration; H.
    Eisler. Time in the Cognitive Process of Humans; R.Nikolaeva-Hubenova.
    Studying Psychological Time with Weber's Law; S.Grondin. Time and the
    Problem of Consciousness; M. Binder. Temporal Displacement; G.B. Vicario.
    Discrimination and Sequentialization of Events in Perception;H.
    Atmanspacher, T. Filk. Time, Consciousness and Quantum Events in
    Fundamental Spacetime Geometry; S. Hameroff. How Time Passes; G. Franck.
    Reality, and Those Who Perceive It; J. Sanfey. The Conscious Universe;M.
    Kafatos, S. Roy, M.Drgnescu.
    2: Mathematical Approaches to the Concept of
    Time. An Overview; M. Saniga. Geometry of Time and Dimensionality of Space;
    M. Saniga. Time in Biology and Physics; J.D.H. Smith. Analysis of the
    Relationship Between Real and Imaginary Time in Physics; G.Jaroszkiewicz.
    Clifford Algebra, Geometry and Physics; M.Pavai. The Programs of the
    Extended Relativity in C-Spaces: Towards Physical Foundations of String
    Theory; C. Castro. Time Measurements, 1/F Noise of the Oscillators and
    Algebraic Numbers; M. Planat. Internal Time and Innovation; T. Antoniou, Z.
    Suchanecki. Quantum Computing: a Way to Break Complexity; V. Di Ges,
    G.M.Palma. On the Relational Statistical Space-Time Concept; V.V. Aristov.
    Self-organization in Discrete Systems with Fermi-Type Memory; D.B.Kucher,
    A.G. Shkorbatov.
    3: The Physicist's View of Time. An Overview; W.M. Stuckey. Thermodynamic
    Irreversibility and the Arrow of Time; R.M. Kiehn. Time from Quantum
    Uncertainty; Z. Jacobson. The Arrow of Time in Quantum Theories; G.
    Vitiello. Conformal Time in Cosmology; T.T. Shevchenko. Acausality and
    Retrocausality in Four- and Higher-Dimensional General Relativity; B.
    Lukcs. Time, Closed Timelike Curves and Causality; F. Lobo, P. Crawford.
    Is There More to T? A.C. Elitzur, S. Dolev. Global Causality in Space-Time
    Universe; A.A. Chernitskii. Time at the Origin of the Universe:
    Fluctuations Between two Possibilities; V. Dzhunushaliev. Q uantum Cellular
    Automata, the EPR Paradox and the Stages Paradigm; J.S. Eakins. Planck
    Scale Physics, Pregeometry and the Notion of Time; S. Roy. Causality as a
    Casualty of Pregeometry; W.M. Stuckey.
    4: Integrative Science's
    Views of Time. An Overview; R. Buccheri. The Aristotelian Relation of Time
    to Motion and to the Human Soul; C.C. Evangeliou. The Dynamics of Time and
    Timelessness: Philosophy, Physics and Prospects for our Life; A.
    Grandpierre. Spacetime Holism and the Passage of Time; F.-G.Winkler. The
    Intelligibility of Nature, the Endophysical Paradigm and the Relationship
    Between Physical and Psychological Time; R. Buccheri. Potential and Actual
    Time Concepts; G. Darvas. Paradigms of Natural Science and Substantial
    Temporology; A.P. Levich. Appendix. Time Questionnaire; G. Jaroszkiewicz.

    Hardbound ISBN: 1-4020-1200-4 Date: April 2003 Pages: 464 pp.
    EURO 165.00 / USD 162.00 / GBP 104.00

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