Language Arts & Disciplines

Re-assessing the Present Perfect

Corpus Studies and Beyond

Author: Valentin Werner,Elena Seoane,Cristina Suárez-Gómez

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110435322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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The area of the present perfect has always been a hotly contested ground amongst linguists, and recent corpus studies have shown that variation in this realm in English is far more pervasive than previously assumed. This volume features theoretically informed analyses of the expression of the present perfect in native and non-native Englishes, and represents the state of the art in corpus-based works in this area.
Language Arts & Disciplines

World Englishes

New theoretical and methodological considerations

Author: Elena Seoane,Cristina Suárez-Gómez

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027267065

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 282

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This book provides a collection of articles that reflect the current state of affairs in the blossoming field of World Englishes by bringing together several innovative synchronic and diachronic approaches. It contributes to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning the criteria that make a low-frequency item represent an incipient change and examines the suitability of the sociolinguistics of globalisation theory for the study of non-traditional avenues for the spread of vernacular varieties of English (recent migrations, the entertainment industry, the web). It explores crucial aspects of language change and dialect evolution through the study of grammatical phenomena and the particular linguistic and socio-historical factors conditioning them. Together with theoretical questions, the volume shows a concern for methodological issues, such as sociolinguistic interviews, map-task experiments, metalinguistic comments, acceptability judgments and corpus-based methods. This volume represents the latest trends in the field and will undoubtedly set the agenda for the years ahead.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Changing English

Global and Local Perspectives

Author: Markku Filppula,Juhani Klemola,Anna Mauranen,Svetlana Vetchinnikova

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110429764

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

View: 3694

This book examines the special nature of English both as a global and a local language, focusing on some of the ongoing changes and on the emerging new structural and discoursal characteristics of varieties of English. Although it is widely recognised that processes of language change and contact bear affinities, for example, to processes observable in second-language acquisition and lingua franca use, the research into these fields has so far not been sufficiently brought into contact with each other. The articles in this volume set out to combine all these perspectives in ways that give us a better understanding of the changing nature of English in the modern world.
Biography & Autobiography

The Health of the First Ladies

Medical Histories from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama

Author: Ludwig M. Deppisch, M.D

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078647436X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 244

View: 3884

"Deppisch has written an extensively detailed book with copious notes. He emphasizes the women's health during their time in the White House, thus tracing the rise of modern medicine in the U.S. and common health practices from the Revolutionary War to the present...recommended"--Choice This first comprehensive study of the medical histories of America's first ladies--from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama--discusses their illnesses, their treatments and their physicians in the context of their times. As the categories of illness afflicting Americans have changed through history so have the kinds of maladies affecting the first ladies. Infectious diseases and the consequences of poorly supervised pregnancies have been replaced by cerebrovascular accidents and malignancies. The secrecy with which the White House has traditionally handled inquiries about the health of the president's wife is explored in detail; however, several first ladies, notably Betty Ford, have been transparent about their illnesses in order to educate the public. The effects of a first lady's responsibilities on her health is examined. This book also seeks to discern how the well-being of the first lady influences presidential performance.


... Annual Research Conference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Census

Page: N.A

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A Peaceable Wisdom for Love

Author: Abdoul Yessoufou

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481791443

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 8927

A perfectly crafted piece of work that humanises the senses. It links individual, family and society in a chain of love which binds everything together in perfect harmony. Individual's freedom of will is considered a major concept of a new societal transformation that puts humanity back at the centre of the political debate. It empowers citizens to realise their full potentials under condition of free will and enhances the aggregate joy and happiness in the society. Thereby, contributing to the realisation of the triple-bottom-line of economic prosperity, social equity and sustainability. An intellectual exercise in generation and accumulation of moral capital; confirmation of the supremacy and trustworthiness of a belief and value system; and a recombination of the basic tenets of judeo-christian western civilisation for twin goals of futuristic modernisation and heritage conservation. A principled application of eternal process of learning to live with the natural world and the vagaries of human society
Constitutional history

A More Perfect Union

American Independence and the Constitution

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Constitutional history

Page: 78

View: 8565

Language Arts & Disciplines

The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel

From 1600 to the Present

Author: Harriet Turner,Adelaida L?opez de Mart?inez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521778152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 6700

This volume examines the role played by historical events and cultural contexts in the elaboration of the Spanish novel.
Arms control

Reassessing Arms Control

Author: David Carlton,Carlo Schaerf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arms control

Page: 211

View: 688


Foot Deformities: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition


Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464961492

Category: Medical

Page: 18

View: 3451

Foot Deformities: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyPaper™ that delivers timely, authoritative, and intensively focused information about Foot Deformities in a compact format. The editors have built Foot Deformities: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Foot Deformities in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Foot Deformities: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Pro CSS Techniques

Author: Dan Rubin,Ian Lloyd,Jeffrey Croft

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430203358

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 8859

This advanced CSS book is a must for any modern web developer to own. It is completely up-to-date, with information on browser support in all the latest versions and CSS levels 1, 2, and 3. Unlike beginner-level books that teach CSS in a lighthearted style, this one gets serious, giving CSS the proper, professional treatment it deserves. Each technique is presented in an informative tutorial style, with every point backed up by multiple real-world examples and case studies. The authors cover hacks and filters, code management, advanced layouts and styling, typography, and much more.
Foreign Language Study

Teaching English as a Foreign Language For Dummies

Author: Michelle Maxom

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119992288

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 396

View: 7381

Learn to: Put an EFL course programme together from scratch Let your students loose in skills classes – from reading to listening Deliver grammar lessons in a logical and intuitive way Cope with different age groups and capabilities Your one-stop guide to a career that will take you places If you thought that teaching a language that's second nature to you would be easy, think again! Explaining grammar, or teaching correct pronunciation while simultaneously developing your own skills as a teacher can be a huge challenge. Whether you're on a training course or have already started teaching, this book will help launch your career and give you the confidence and expertise you need to be a brilliant teacher. Make an educated decision – decide between the various courses, qualifications and job locations available to you Start from scratch – plan well-structured lessons and develop successful and effective teaching techniques Focus on skills – from reading and writing, to listening and speaking, get your students sounding and feeling fluent Get your head around grammar – teach students to put sentences together, recognise tenses and use adjectives and adverbs All shapes and sizes – tailor your lessons to younger learners, one-to-ones, exam classes and Business English learners Open the book and find: TEFL, TESOL, EFL – what all the acronyms mean The best course books and materials to supplement your teaching Advice on running your class and handling difficulties Lesson plans that you can use in the classroom Activities and exercises to keep your students on their toes Constructive ways to correct and assess your students' performance Ways to inject some fun into your classes Insider information on the best jobs around the world 'An invaluable manual for anyone thinking of embarking on a TEFL journey. Michelle Maxom's step-by-step guide provides practical tips to get you started and offers key advice to help unleash the creative English language teacher within.' – Claire Woollam, Director of Studies & a Teacher Trainer at Language Link London

Perfect Together

Author: Lisa Plumley

Publisher: Lisa Plumley

ISBN: 1476443157

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9434

"Plumley's humor sparkles in this thoroughly engaging tale about what's real and what isn't." --Booklist (starred review) Nationally bestselling author Lisa Plumley has charmed readers and critics alike with her gift for sparkling screwball romance. Now, she turns reality TV upside down with a totally different take on prime-time love... After her long-running sitcom is cancelled, actress Marley Madison finds herself a typecast has-been at the ripe old age of twenty-seven. Her career needs a jump-start, fast--and an incognito appearance on the hit reality game show Dream Date will prove her acting ability to the world. But before long, she finds herself wanting to prove something entirely different to her fellow contestant, Jake Jarvis. There's something decidedly un-Hollywood about Jake, a sportscaster whose laid-back charm belies something deeper than an intimate understanding of box scores. And the better Marley gets to know him, the harder it is to remember her motivation. Because she's beginning to realize that what makes her career could break both their hearts--if reality and honesty are on different wavelengths... "Engaging, well-developed protagonists and an abundance of appealing secondary characters, especially an adorable four-year-old and the heroine's geeky twin sister, who definitely needs her own story, add to the fun. This effervescent and heartwarming comedy will appeal to fans of Rachel Gibson and Elizabeth Bevarly." --Library Journal "Perfect Together is the perfect recipe for an entertaining and satisfying romantic read. I'm hastily jotting down this author's backlist for my next trip to the bookstore, because this one was so delightful." --The Romance Reader's Connection "Lisa Plumley scores another big winner with Perfect Together. An ensemble of fabulous characters, smart and often very funny dialogue, fine pacing and some great comedic scenes is an expert combination that will often have you laughing out loud and smiling long after you turn the last page." --Bookloons "Plumley is becoming a master at blending silly and poignant. She hits all the marks with 'Perfect Together!'"--The Oakland Press newspaper "I enjoyed this book from beginning to end!" -- Romance and Friends "Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" -- USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson "Lisa Plumley is a comedic buried treasure! Screwball comedy with sizzle, Perfect Together blends laugh-out-loud antics and touching romance." --Romantic Times BOOKclub "Perfect Together is a perfectly spontaneous, perfectly fun fish-out-of-water splash!" -- Stephanie Bond, author of I Think I Love You

Findings and recommendations

Author: Detroit. Citizens Advisory Committee on Equal Educational Opportunities

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: 213

View: 7420


Greece in the Making, 1200-479 BC

Author: Robin Osborne,University Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow and Tutor Robin Osborne

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415035835

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 7098

Richly illustrated and with new information which gives access to the latest scholarship on the subject, Greece in the Making, 1200–479 BC shows how to write a history of this period, and the insights that can be gained by doing so. The latest volume in The Routledge History of the Ancient World series, presents a successful history of Greece in a field that is dependent on stories the Greeks told about their past. Robin Osborne goes beyond tradition and explores the literature, art and archaeology of the period. As an introduction to Greek history, and as a resource for degree course studies, Greece in the Making, 1200–479 BC is an essential read for all students of classical studies and those interested in the fascinating history of Greece.