The Use of Words in Context

The Vocabulary of College Students

Author: John W. Black,Martha Alicia Chavez,Cleavonne S. Stratton,Alan C. Nichols,Marian Ausherman Chavez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306422065

Category: Education

Page: 263

View: 3640

The Speech Situation is a term worn with age in the teaching of public speaking in America. That it is comprised of occasion, speaker, and topic is a gross oversimplification. It also includes challenge, anxiety, emotion, fear, responsibility, faults of memory, and instants of pride. Out of the circumstances arise an increase in heart rate, a change in blood pressure, an abnormal pattern of breathing, a noticeable build up in perspiration, and an ongoing evaluation. For students this may be merely a grade or perhaps a series of evaluative remarks, possibly addressed both to the speaker and the other participants, the audience. It may entail a replaying of a record of the speech, indeed a videotape. Most important is the lasting impression that remains with all of the participants. What of the vocabulary of the speaker under the circumstances of the speech situation? This speaker - in the major portions of this work we may say, "this young man" - has spent time seeking an appropriate topic. He has outlined a composition around a central idea or thesis. He has marshaled evidence, details. He has framed an opening paragraph. He has been admonished not to give an essay, but to strive for audience contact, interpersonal communication. He makes his audible approach through his vocabulary and accompanying phonology. Under the tension, the speaker repeats; he adds meaningless vocalizations in periods that might logically be pauses. There are slips of the tongue. At worst, failing, he withdraws to await another day.
Literary Collections

The Theory of Spectra and Atomic Constitution

Three Essays

Author: Niels Bohr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107669812

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 150

View: 4375

Niels Bohr (1885-1962) was a Danish physicist who played a key role in the development of atomic theory and quantum mechanics, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1922. This 1924 second edition contains three essays dealing with the application of quantum theory to problems of atomic structure.
Fraternal organizations

The Constitution of Friendly Societies

Upon Legal and Scientific Principles, Exemplified by the Rules and Tables of the Southwell Friendly Institution

Author: John Thomas Becher

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fraternal organizations

Page: 156

View: 2446

Constitutional history

The Constitution of the United States of America

With an Alphabetical Analysis; the Declaration of Independence ... Electoral Votes for All the Presidents and Vice-presidents: the High Authorities and Civil Officers of Government from March 4, 1789, to March 3, 1847 ...

Author: William Hickey

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 521

View: 4028


Author: Ryūkyū Daigaku

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 8513

Political Science

Constitution 3.0

Freedom and Technological Change

Author: Jeffrey Rosen,Benjamin Wittes

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815722125

Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 3999

"Explores the challenges to constitutional values posed by sweeping technological changes such as social networks, brain scans, and genetic selection and suggests ways of preserving rights, including privacy, free speech, and dignity in the age of Facebook and Google"--
Political Science

The Struggle for the European Constitution

A Past and Future History

Author: Michael O'Neill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134183372

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

View: 4488

The European Union (EU) Constitution was one of the most important developments in the history of the EU, aiming to make the EU more transparent, relevant and accountable to the citizens of its member states. Current anxieties over the pace and direction of EU integration place this comprehensive study at the forefront of the EU governance debate. O’Neill goes far beyond a simple account of the EU Constitution, focussing also on the response to the current crisis of confidence between the Union and its citizens and how those in power have responded to the challenge. Making a substantial contribution to literature on the EU, key discussion points include: The political crisis behind the Constitution The power politics at work in the negotiations How the Constitution affects EU policymaking The impact on the citizens of the EU This is essential reading for all those wishing to understand the background to one of the key areas within European Politics. Michael O’Neill is Jean Monnet Professor in EU Politics at Nottingham Trent University.

The Cosmopolitan Constitution

Author: Alexander Somek

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191030929

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 822

Originally the constitution was expected to express and channel popular sovereignty. It was the work of freedom, springing from and facilitating collective self-determination. After the Second World War this perspective changed: the modern constitution owes its authority not only to collective authorship, it also must commit itself credibly to human rights. Thus people recede into the background, and the national constitution becomes embedded into one or other system of 'peer review' among nations. This is what Alexander Somek argues is the creation of the cosmopolitan constitution. Reconstructing what he considers to be the three stages in the development of constitutionalism, he argues that the cosmopolitan constitution is not a blueprint for the constitution beyond the nation state, let alone a constitution of the international community; rather, it stands for constitutional law reaching out beyond its national bounds. This cosmopolitan constitution has two faces: the first, political, face reflects the changed circumstances of constitutional authority. It conceives itself as constrained by international human rights protection, firmly committed to combating discrimination on the grounds of nationality, and to embracing strategies for managing its interaction with other sites of authority, such as the United Nations. The second, administrative, face of the cosmopolitan constitution reveals the demise of political authority, which has been traditionally vested in representative bodies. Political processes yield to various, and often informal, strategies of policy co-ordination so long as there are no reasons to fear that the elementary civil rights might be severely interfered with. It represents constitutional authority for an administered world.