Foreign Language Study

Da capo

Author: Antonio Morena,Donatella Melucci,Annamaria Moneti,Graziana Lazzarino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1428262741

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 7668

This Seventh Edition of the best-selling intermediate Italian text, DA CAPO, reviews and expands upon all aspects of Italian grammar while providing authentic learning experiences (including new song and video activities) that provide students with engaging ways to connect with Italians and Italian culture. Following the guidelines established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, DA CAPO develops Italian language proficiency through varied features that accommodate a variety of teaching styles and goals. The Seventh Edition emphasizes a well-rounded approach to intermediate Italian, focusing on balanced acquisition of the four language skills within an updated cultural framework. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Foreign Language Study

Da capo

Author: Annamaria Moneti,Graziana Lazzarino

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1413016405

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 8863

DA CAPO, the best-selling intermediate Italian text in the market, reviews and expands all aspects of Italian grammar while providing an authentic and accurate tool to communicate with Italian people and understand their culture. The sixth edition of DA CAPO gives new emphasis to a well-rounded approach to intermediate Italian, focusing on balanced acquisition of the four language skills within an enhanced and updated cultural framework. The sixth edition follows the guidelines established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning by developing proficiency through varied features that can accommodate many teaching styles and goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Education

Teaching World Languages for Social Justice

A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices

Author: Terry A. Osborn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135609853

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 865

Teaching World Languages for Social Justice: A Sourcebook of Principles and Practices offers principles based on theory, and innovative concepts, approaches, and practices illustrated through concrete examples, for promoting social justice and developing a critical praxis in foreign language classrooms in the U.S. and in wider world language communities. For educators seeking to translate these ideals into classroom practice in an environment dominated by the current standards movement and accountability measures, the critical insights on language education offered in this text will be widely welcomed. The text is designed as a sourcebook for translating theory into practice. Each chapter includes the theoretical base, guidelines for practice, discussion of the relationship to existing practices in the world language classroom, suggestions for activity development (which can be integrated into a professional portfolio), illustrative examples, questions for reflection, and additional suggested readings. Teaching World Languages for Social Justice is a primary or supplementary text for second and foreign language teaching methods courses and is equally appropriate for graduate courses in language education or educational studies.
Literary Criticism

Da Capo:Selected Writings 1967-2004

Selected Writings 1967-2004

Author: Tom Bissinger

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465331875

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

View: 4705

Da Capo is a collection of stories, plays, poems and journals in which Tom Bissinger takes on his world, whether reading Shakespeare to a blind bag lady, observing three playwrights comically vying to destroy each others career amidst the bustle of a Korean deli, or meditating on his father in a Sao Paulo swimming pool. Part autobiography, part story telling, part poetic explorations of dream world, and part social satire, Bissinger conveys the theatricality of so called ordinary existence by pulling his life towards him, hungering for the nuggets of mirth and meaning, ultimately owning it in original, daring prose. He takes on the challenge of staying awake in a troubled, violent world, while addressing his yearning for reverie and revelation.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Languages of Diaspora and Return

Author: Bernard Spolsky

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004340246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 132

View: 8468

Jews spent over two thousand years in exile. Although Hebrew remained a sacred and literary language, it formed part of a repertoire which included Jewish varieties of the local language. With the return to Israel, Hebrew was revernacularized. This article traces the sociolinguistic effects of exile and return to the homeland.
Foreign Language Study

A History of ELT, Second Edition

Author: A.P.R. Howatt,H.G. Widdowson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194421850

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 417

View: 2729

This revised and updated history covers the Renaissance to the present day, covering all the important phases of the history of English language teaching from a global perspective.
Political Science

Why South Vietnam Fell

Author: Anthony James Joes

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 149850390X

Category: Political Science

Page: 218

View: 2490

This book examines the administration of President Ngo Dinh Diem of South Vietnam and the U.S. involvement in his assassination. Joes analyzes why and how South Vietnam survived all Communist attempts to overthrow it until the U.S. Congress allowed the predominantly anti-Communist population to be conquered by the North.
Music

Composition in the Digital World

Conversations with 21st Century American Composers

Author: Robert Raines

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199357056

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 516

American composers are at the forefront of a renaissance in concert music, in the process expanding the very definition of the category. The impact of digital technology on the creative process and the unprecedented diversity of contemporary composers are arguably among the catalysts driving the rebirth. In this series of personal interviews with some of the most prominent composers of art music currently working on the American music scene, composer and educator Robert Raines leads the intimate conversations through subjects ranging from the source of inspiration to work habits, the realities of the business of music, and the impact of technology on music and life in the 21st century. The musicians who participated in these conversations are as different from one another as might be imagined, both in styles of music and approaches to life and art, resulting in a series of stories that offer a kaleidoscopic view of the many paths to creativity, yet a common thread that runs through the interviews is the passionate artistic drive that is shared by all. The inspirational stories of struggles and successes, told in the artists' own words and distinctively framed by their individual personalities - humorous, curmudgeonly, serious, serene, and playful by turns - is a delightful and thought-provoking journey full of personal insights, advice, and sharp observations on composing music in a changing, technology-driven world. A loving homage to the artistic spirit, this book is a must-read for students of composition, professors and scholars of music, composers and aspiring composers, and anyone interested in the subjective process of writing music. This rich and entertaining collection provides a unique glimpse into the workings of the creative spirit in the digital age.
Language and languages

Language International

Author: Karla Déjean Le Feal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language and languages

Page: N.A

View: 7420

History

To the Line of Fire!

Mexican Texans and World War I

Author: José A. Ramírez

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603441360

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 9257

Ramírez chronicles the Tejano experience during World War I, from the community’s mixed reactions to the war, to the efforts of war-hardened vets to tackle prejudice and discrimination at home.
Language Arts & Disciplines

A History of English Language Teaching

Author: Anthony Philip Reid Howatt

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

View: 4270

This book traces the history of English language teaching right up to the origins of the communicative approach, ending with a discussion of the impact of applied linguistics on language teaching in both America and Britain.
Business & Economics

Reading Tourism Texts

A Multimodal Analysis

Author: Sabrina Francesconi

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 1845414292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

View: 7736

This volume explores the relationship between tourism and travel texts and contemporary society, and how each is shaped by the other. A multimodal analysis is used to consider a variety of texts including novels, brochures, blogs, websites, radio commercials, videos, postcards and authentic tourist pictures and their meaning-making dynamics within the tourism discourse. The book looks at the ways in which these different texts have influenced how tourists and travellers have been viewed over time and how we envision ourselves as tourists or travellers. It puts forward multimodal analysis as the best framework for exploring the semiotic potential of these texts. Including examples from the UK, Malta, Canada, New Zealand, India, Jamaica and South Africa, this volume will be useful for researchers and students in tourism studies, communication and media studies and applied linguistics.
English language

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, and Illustrated in Their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. To which are Prefixed, a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: N.A

View: 6430

Biography & Autobiography

What Lips My Lips Have Kissed

The Loves and Love Poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Author: Daniel Mark Epstein

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1466868007

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 1890

A noted biographer and poet illuminates the unique woman who wrote the greatest American love poetry of the twentieth century What Lips My Lips Have Kissed is the story of a rare sort of American genius, who grew up in grinding poverty in Camden, Maine. Nothing could save the sensitive child but her talent for words, music and drama, and an inexorable desire to be loved. When she was twenty, her poetry would make her famous; at thirty she would be loved by readers the world over. Edna St. Vincent Millay was widely considered to be the most seductive woman of her age. Few men could resist her, and many women also fell under her spell. From the publication of her first poems until the scandal over Fatal Interview twenty years later, gossip about the poet's liberated lifestyle prompted speculation about who might be the real subject of her verses. Using letters, diaries and journals of the poet and her lovers that have only recently become available, Daniel Mark Epstein tells the astonishing story of the life, dedicated to art and love, that inspired the sublime lyrics of Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Creating Worldviews

Author: James W Underhill

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 3057

Reflecting upon language and the role metaphor plays in patterning ideas and thought, Underhill analyses the discourse of several languages in recent history.
Audio equipment industry

The Gramophone

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Audio equipment industry

Page: N.A

View: 7356

History

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 326

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.