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Meet our Authors: Santiago Sia – March 2017 09 March 2017

Santiago Sia has recently retired as Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy of Milltown Institute (National University of Ireland). Author and editor of several books and articles, and an international lecturer, he was previously Professor of Philosophy and Director of Ethical Studies for several years at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA.

His specialised fields are philosophy of religion, ethics, and interdisciplinary studies. He has been closely associated with the academic and research programmes of various universities and professional institutions in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Santiago has authored (or co-authored, together with Marian F. Sia) six titles with Cambridge Scholars Publishing: Ethical Contexts and Theoretical Issues: Essays in Ethical Thinking (2010), From Question to Quest: Literary-Philosophical Enquiries into the Challenges of Life (2010), Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society (2014), That Elusive Fountain of Wisdom: A Tale of the Human Thirst for Knowledge (2015), This Deep Pierian Spring: An Account of the Human Quest for Meaning (2016), and Those Distant Shores: A Narrative of Human Restlessness (2015). All six titles are available as both hardback and paperback editions.


Santiago explains why he has returned to publish on a number of occasions with Cambridge Scholars:

Cambridge Scholars Publishing have published my last six books, and my experience of working closely with them has been most positive as was indeed my experience with my other publishers. I found the staff here very attentive to my concerns and queries, and most helpful and prompt throughout the process of publishing. They have been truly professional. Given their own academic backgrounds and interests—unique in the publishing world—I chose them for my trilogy of scholarly books which represent the culmination of my research work and philosophical thinking carried out throughout my academic career. These are: Ethical Contexts and Theoretical Issues: Essays in Ethical Thinking; (with Marian F. Sia) From Question to Quest: Literary-Philosophical Enquiries into the Challenges of Life; and finally, Society in its Challenges: Philosophical Considerations of Living in Society.

Moreover, their policy of respecting the experience and expertise of their established authors while insisting on strict academic standards resonated well with me. Also of particular interest to me was their openness to review and accept novel approaches to academic publishing. Their strong support encouraged my wife and me to venture into a more narrative way of communicating philosophical ideas. It resulted in the publication of our trilogy of philosophical novels: Those Distant Shores: a Narrative of Human Restlessness; That Elusive Fountain of Wisdom: a Tale of the Human Thirst for Knowledge; and This Deep Pierian Spring: an Account of the Human Quest for Meaning.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on both the paperback and hardback editions of This Deep Pierian Spring. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 16th April 2017.


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Meet our Authors: Franka Kermer – March 2017 09 March 2017

Franka Kermer is a post-doctoral researcher (Kone Foundation, 2017–2021) in English Language and Culture at the University of Eastern Finland. She is particularly interested in the study of cognitive approaches to language structure, second language acquisition and corpus linguistics. Her current research focuses on cross-linguistic influence from the perspective of cognitive grammar and cognitive sociolinguistics. Franka has spent the last six months as a University teacher of English at Beijing Normal University, China. Prior to that, she taught English at the University of Eastern Finland, where she also completed her PhD.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Franka has authored A Cognitive Grammar Approach to Teaching Tense and Aspect in the L2 Context, which links cognitive grammar explanations to the area of second-language learning and instructed grammar teaching. This is her first book.

Franka describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

Before I completed my PhD in English Language and Culture, I received advice from a fellow researcher to consider sending my manuscript to Cambridge Scholars Publishing, due to their interest in supporting researchers at the early stages of their career. As this was my very first book publication, I was grateful for the professional and very supportive collaboration with Cambridge Scholars, especially with Amanda Millar, who was always readily available when required and included me in each and every step or decision of the publishing process. I was also grateful for the editorial expertise, advice and, most of all, patience. I would wholeheartedly recommend Cambridge Scholars to any scholar, whether they are early career researchers or more experienced academics.


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on A Cognitive Grammar Approach to Teaching Tense and Aspect in the L2 Context. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR17 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 16th April 2017.


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