Language Arts & Disciplines

The Perfect Time Span

On the Present Perfect in German, Swedish and English

Author: Björn Rothstein

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027255083

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 384

This book is the first book-length study on the Swedish present perfect. It provides an in-depth exploration of the present perfect in English, German and Swedish. It is claimed that only a discourse-based ExtendedNow-approach fully accounts for the present perfect. The main claim is that the length of the ExtendedNow-interval varies cross-linguistically. The book is couched within the framework of the Discourse Representation Theory and also within Distributed Morphology. It is shown that Swedish provides empirical evidence against all previous research in the field. The following questions are investigated: Is it possible to assign a single uniform meaning to the present perfect? How can we account for the different readings of the perfect? How can we account for the cross-linguistic variation? These issues are addressed from a comparative perspective by integrating previous research on the present perfect. This book is of interest to all those working in the field of tense and aspect.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Perfect Explorations

Author: Artemis Alexiadou,Monika Rathert,Arnim von Stechow

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110902354

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 442

View: 6181

This volume contains contributions dealing with the syntax, morphology, semantics, and diachronic development of the Perfect and the components it is built on across languages. The volume brings these aspects together, working towards a comprehensive theory of the Perfect which takes into consideration the interfaces between the various components of the grammar. Issues addressed include: the temporal vs. aspectual character of the perfect, the contribution of adverbial modification, the structure of the perfect participle.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Ken Hale

A Life in Language

Author: Kenneth Locke Hale,Michael J. Kenstowicz

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262611602

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 6530

The essays in this collection celebrate Ken Hale's lifelong study of underdocumented languages and their implications for universal grammar. The authors report their latest research in syntax, morphology, semantics, phonology, and phonetics. Contributors: Elena Anagnostopoulou, Noam Chomsky, Michel DeGraff, Kai von Fintel, Morris Halle, James Harris, Sabine Iatridou, Roumyana Izvorski, Michael Kenstowicz, Samuel Jay Keyser, Shigeru Miyagawa, Wayne O'Neil, David Pesetsky, Hyang-Sook Sohn, Kenneth N. Stevens, Ester Torrego, Cheryl Zoll.
Linguistics

Proceedings of NELS.

Author: North Eastern Linguistic Society,North Eastern Linguistic Society. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 4886

Linguistics

NELS

Proceedings of the North East Linguistic Society

Author: North Eastern Linguistic Society. Meeting

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Linguistics

Page: N.A

View: 5697

Language Arts & Disciplines

Textures of Time

Author: Monika Rathert

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 250

View: 572

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral).
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Perfect and the Preterite in Contemporary and Earlier English

Author: Johan Elsness

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110810263

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 447

View: 9192

The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Time in Language

Author: Wolfgang Klein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136151729

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

View: 1412

This book looks at the various ways in which time is reflected in natural language. All natural languages have developed a rich repetoire of devices to express time, but linguists have tended to concentrate on tense and aspect, rather than discourse principles. Klein considers the four main ways in which language expresses time - the verbal categories of tense and aspect; inherent lexical features of the verb; and various types of temporal adverbs. Klein looks at the interaction of these four devices and suggests new or partly new treatments of these devices to express temporality.
Computers

Building the Perfect PC

Author: Robert Bruce Thompson,Barbara Fritchman Thompson

Publisher: Maker Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1449396623

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 8515

Build a PC that will outperform any brand-name box on the market Yes, even if you’re not a total geek you can build your own PC -- and we guarantee it’s worth the effort. You’ll discover that the quality is better and the cost is much lower than any comparable off-the-shelf PC you can buy. Design the custom computer you want, and have fun doing it. Get high-quality PC hardware from local stores and online vendors Plan your computer project with a complete checklist Create the ideal PC that will run Windows 7 or Linux Take advantage of the latest multi-core CPUs Assemble, test, and configure your PC with ease Build a PC that meets your needs and fits your budget Written by hardware experts, this book delivers complete instructions for building your own dream machine with high-quality components, whether it’s a PC for general use, extreme gaming, a media center, or home server. Straightforward language, clear directions, and easy-to-follow illustrations make this guide a breeze for computer builders of any skill level, even those with no experience. Building the Perfect PC presents six in-depth custom PC projects: Mainstream PC -- Fast, flexible, quiet, and reliable at a reasonable price Extreme System -- A wicked fast PC for video editing, gaming, and more Media Center -- One PC to replace your TiVo, game console, DVD, and CD player Home Server -- Ideal home network hub to store, share, and secure data Appliance PC -- A tiny, quiet, inexpensive PC you can put anywhere Budget System -- Reliable and highly functional at a low, low price
Religion

The Perfect Lesson

The Logic of Lust

Author: Young Darby

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410738493

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 2625

Pastor Greenway intends to believe and preach the total truth of the Bible regardless of the consequences. He’s joined by Zeek, a dedicated deacon who still wrestles with lust and who is worried about his best friend betraying him by revealing a well-kept secret. Greenway and Zeek focus on what it takes to be perfect Christians, and their journey is not without challenges. In The Perfect Lesson, author Young Darby explores the meaning of Christianity as well as what it means individually and in light of the Holy Bible. It challenges Christians to fully examine their walk with and relationship with the Lord. A novel based on true life events, The Perfect Lesson offers insight and understanding concerning the plight of many Christians. Real characters of strength, weaknesses, humility, integrity, and wisdom, as well as ignorance, inspired the fictional characters of Pastor Greenway, his deacons, and their path to spirituality.
Fiction

Like a Bad Penny

Author: Selena Fulton

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1628306262

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

View: 1116

Newly widowed and destitute, Danielle Mansfield needs to get creative. Fast. Determined to start a new life, she moves her resistant teenage son to their vacation cabin in Carson Mill, NC. Her plan fails when she runs headlong into the guy who was her past, looking as handsome as ever. Danielle, the only woman Matt Kovacs ever loved, also represents his biggest regret. Believing nothing happens by chance when he discovers she lives in the same town, he needs to explain his disappearance from her life sixteen years ago. Can Danielle and Matt overcome the hurt and distrust to forge a new beginning?
Medical

Nursing Research Using Historical Methods

Qualitative Designs and Methods in Nursing

Author: Mary De Chesnay, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826126189

Category: Medical

Page: 236

View: 8840

This is a concise, step-by-step guide to conducting qualitative nursing research using various forms of historical analysis. It is part of a unique series of books devoted to seven different qualitative designs and methods in nursing, written for both novice researchers and specialists seeking to develop or expand their competency. Historical research is a qualitative research method that systematically examines past events from existing documents or other data, or by interviewing individuals who lived through those events, in order to understand the past. Written by a noted qualitative research scholar and contributing experts, the book describes the philosophical basis for conducting research using historical analysis and delivers an in-depth plan for applying its methodologies to a particular study, including appropriate methods, ethical considerations, and potential challenges. It presents practical strategies for solving problems related to the conduct of research using the various forms of analysis and presents a rich array of case examples from published nursing research. These include author analyses to support readers in decision making regarding their own projects. The book provides a variety of examples of historical method studies, on topics such as mental health research, working with Navajo communities, World War II evacuation nursing, and many others. Focused on the needs of both novice researchers and specialists, it will be of value to health institution research divisions, in-service educators and students, and graduate nursing educators and students. Key Features: Explains how to conduct nursing research using autobiography, biography, oral history, and document review Presents state-of-the-art designs and protocols Focuses on solving practical problems related to the conduct of research Features rich nursing exemplars in a variety of health/mental health clinical settings in the United States and internationally
Sports & Recreation

The Fall of 1972: A Season for the Perfect Storm

(The Story of a Dream Season)

Author: Dr. Randy White

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493169203

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 126

View: 1827

About sixty miles north of Houston on Interstate 45, a giant statue soars above the piney woods of East Texas. It’s a white concrete image of General Sam Houston, the first and third president of the Republic of Texas. Like everything in this state, it is oversized, and at seventy feet tall, it’s the largest statue of an American hero in the country. The statue welcomes the traveler to Huntsville—a small sleepy college town that was the home of Sam Houston, and which now is the home of Sam Houston State University (SHSU) and another Texas icon, the Texas Department of Corrections (TDC). On one side of its wall, convicts struggle with the rigors of prison life, and on the other at the university, another group of youths struggle with the demands of college. The contrast between the two serves as a metaphor for modern American life. This story is seen from the point of view of a man who experienced events on both sides of the prison wall. On one side of the wall, Randy White was a guard—known as Boss White to the inmates. On the other side was Randy White, a college student in 1972 and the Bearkats’ (the SHSU basketball team) official statistician. He was part of the story when the Bearkats became a basketball legend in the early seventies. Football is the renowned culture of Texas. If one has any doubts, then look at the Dallas Cowboys and the popularity of its cheerleading. Now there are cheerleading squads in the NFL as well as on the college football scene. There is nothing new or unique about that. But none are as famous as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. To make the squad and wear the white short shorts and blue-and-white bolero jackets today is more prestigious than making the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes back in the forties. Such is the stature of football in Texas. So Texas is definitely football country. Basketball lives in the outskirts, something to be played in between football seasons. Sam Houston State University’s basketball team had been lackluster for forty years. Nobody expected much from SHSU basketball in 1972. Until the early seventies, back when a bunch of basketball players, intent on winning, burst on the scene like a perfect storm. Such as the one that brewed up one October day off New England, and it came out of nowhere. A confluence of different weather-related phenomena had combined to produce what was termed a perfect storm. That same perfect storm hit Huntsville. It was as if someone had put into a cauldron a unique combination of talent, coaching, spirit, camaraderie, and a new social awareness and mixed them up—and out came a dream team, a dream season, a perfect storm. This is the story of that perfect storm, that dream season.
Business & Economics

The Perfect Hire

A Tactical Guide to Hiring, Developing, and Retaining Top Sales Talent

Author: Katherine Graham-Leviss

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081200

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3953

How many sales candidates have you hired for their technical skills only to fire for their bad attitude? How many experienced sales hires have you had to let go for poor on-the-job performance? Whether you’ve experienced such scenarios or you hope to avoid them, the takeaway is simple—the perfect hire requires more than technical skills and experience. Sales strategist Kathi Graham-Leviss invites you to stop the revolving door of sales hires and arms you with the critical steps to choosing the perfect hire—every time. Utilizing proven best practices—revealed from the latest research in sales performance drivers—learn how to assess soft skills, problem solving abilities, and behavioral attributes, in addition to technical know-how, to select candidates who are well matched for the job, not just well qualified. Uncover the secrets to creating a successful hiring methodology that enables you to: • Attract quality candidates • Screen for high performers • Predict on-the-job success • Select the perfect hire • Increase productivity • Reduce turnover • Increase Profits Be it time, money, opportunities lost—the cost of finding and hiring a new sales employee is significant. Stop spending on poor prospects and start profiting with the perfect hire!
Fiction

The Perfect Scream

Author: James Andrus

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0786032146

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1791

Art imitates death as a Florida police detective hunts for a twisted serial killer—and a clue to his own daughter’s disappearance . . . He believes he is granting his victims a form of immortality. His creation will be a testament to their perfection. Each victim has a rare innocence, worthy of being eternalized in his macabre work of art. A beauty worth killing for . . . For Det. John Stallings, the investigation isn’t just another case. The parallels between the Jacksonville girl who just disappeared and his own long-vanished daughter make every discovery a potential clue in the painful personal mystery that has haunted him for years. Then, one by one, bodies are discovered—all young women, strangled to fulfill a madman’s obsession. What began as a missing persons case has become a desperate race against a ruthless and bloodthirsty adversary—as Stallings draws closer to a truth too terrifying to face. From the author of The Perfect Woman, praised by Jeffery Deaver as “one of the best cop novels to come along in years,” this is a chilling crime thriller that will have readers racing through the pages.