The Practical Study of Languages

A Guide for Teachers and Learners

Author: Henry Sweet

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language and languages

Page: 280

View: 1569


Toward a Theory of Cultural Linguistics

Author: Gary B. Palmer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029276569X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 1506

Imagery, broadly defined as all that people may construe in cognitive models pertaining to vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, and feeling states, precedes and shapes human language. In this pathfinding book, Gary B. Palmer restores imagery to a central place in studies of language and culture by bringing together the insights of cognitive linguistics and anthropology to form a new theory of cultural linguistics. Palmer begins by showing how cognitive grammar complements the traditional anthropological approaches of Boasian linguistics, ethnosemantics, and the ethnography of speaking. He then applies his cultural theory to a wealth of case studies, including Bedouin lamentations, spatial organization in Coeur d'Alene place names and anatomical terms, Kuna narrative sequence, honorifics in Japanese sales language, the domain of ancestral spirits in Proto-Bantu noun-classifiers, Chinese counterfactuals, the non-arbitrariness of Spanish verb forms, and perspective schemas in English discourse. This pioneering approach suggests innovative solutions to old problems in anthropology and new directions for research. It will be important reading for everyone interested in anthropology, linguistics, cognitive science, and philosophy.

Magic by the Lake

Author: Edward Eager

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192751003

Category: Children's stories

Page: 173

View: 6988

An American classic about four children who discover that the lake by their summer house is full of magic. They find themselves awash with enchantment as they embark on a summer full of magical adventures including outwitting pirates and giving a helping hand to explorers in the North Pole.

Writings of the Luddites

Author: Kevin Binfield

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421416964

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 3800

Named for their probably mythical leader, Ned Ludd, the Luddites were a group of social agitators in nineteenth-century Britain who tried to prevent the mechanization of cloth factories, which they blamed for increased unemployment, poverty, and hunger in industrial centers. Though famous for their often violent protests, the Luddites also engaged in literary resistance in the form of poems, proclamations, petitions, songs, and letters. In Writings of the Luddites, Kevin Binfield collects complete texts written by Luddites or Luddite sympathizers between 1811 and 1816, adds detailed notes, and organizes the documents by the three primary regions of origin: the Midlands, Northwestern England, and Yorkshire. Binfield’s extensive introduction provides a historical overview of the Luddites and their activities, explores their rhetorical strategies, and illuminates their literary context. Written for the most part from a collective point of view, the texts themselves range from judicious to bloodthirsty in tone and reveal a fascination both with legal forms of address and with the more personal forms of Romantic literature, as well as with the recent political revolutions in France and America.

Children's Literature Comes of Age

Toward a New Aesthetic

Author: Maria Nikolajeva

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317358279

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 3939

Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature.

Chicken, Chips and Peas

Author: Allan Ahlberg

Publisher: Puffin HC

ISBN: 9780140563979

Category: Children's stories

Page: 32

View: 3305

Chicken, Chips and Peas is an enchanting picture book by the iconic British husband and wife picture book team Janet and Allan Ahlberg, creators of Peepo! Perfect as a bedtime story and for children learning to read! Fast Fox is determined to have chicken for his supper. Mother Hen and her three chickens are looking for corn for their's. Fast Fox follows the chickens and they follow his corn trail right into his supper sack! As Fast Fox hurries home, things look bad for the chickens but Slow Dog saves the day by falling from his hammock and squashing fast Fox flat! The chicks eat Fast Fox's corn, Slow Dog gets a biscuit from Mother Hen and Fast Fox has a miserable meal of chips and peas. Allan Ahlberg has published over 100 children's books and with his late wife Janet, created many award-winning children's picture books, including It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, Funnybones, Each Peach Pear Plum and the Kate Greenaway Medal winning The Jolly Postman.

Metaphysics, Epistemology and Technology

Author: Carl Mitcham

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9780762306817

Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 4990

Aims to advance philosophical reflections on technology through a focus on metaphysical and epistemological issues. This book contains chapters by contributors who employ the resources of both the phenomenological and analytical traditions of contemporary philosophy in their work.

Teaching and Learning Geography

Author: Daniella Tilbury,Michael Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134765908

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 3012

This book provides a clear overview of current thinking on the teaching and learning of geography. It is an ideal companion to all students beginning a career in teaching the subject in secondary schools. The chapters are written by experienced teacher educators and bridge both theory and practice. The writers focus on the continuities, whilst setting them in the context of the changing curriculum. The book is divided into four parts. Part One examines the historical context of geography teaching. Part Two looks at issues of course planning, design, syllabuses and programmes of study. Underlying this section is the assumption that geography should not be considered in isolation from other subjects, but rather as part of a whole curriculum. Part Three concentrates on teaching and learning, and includes chapters on the use of maps, field work, IT and first hand experience within a community. The final section covers the issues associated with assessment, across the whole school age range.

Comparative Children's Literature

Author: Emer O'Sullivan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134404840

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 3953

WINNER OF THE 2007 CHLA BOOK AWARD! Children's literature has transcended linguistic and cultural borders since books and magazines for young readers were first produced, with popular books translated throughout the world. Emer O'Sullivan traces the history of comparative children's literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period – which set out from the idea of a supra-national world republic of childhood – to modern comparative criticism. Drawing on the scholarship and children's literature of many cultures and languages, she outlines the constituent areas that structure the field, including contact and transfer studies, intertextuality studies, intermediality studies and image studies. In doing so, she provides the first comprehensive overview of this exciting new research area. Comparative Children's Literature also links the fields of narratology and translation studies, to develop an original and highly valuable communicative model of translation. Taking in issues of children's 'classics', the canon and world literature for children, Comparative Children's Literature reveals that this branch of literature is not as genuinely international as it is often fondly assumed to be and is essential reading for those interested in the consequences of globalization on children's literature and culture.

The British Aestheticians Guide to Waxing the Lady Garden

Author: Claire Barnes

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468561588

Category: Education

Page: 182

View: 8148

This is a follow up book from my first book "The British Aestheticians Guide to Waxing The Twigs and Berries". This book is not written in the regular text book method, but is written in a lighthearted way, with an underlying professional twist. It is a fun, down to earth non-fiction professional manual for licensed individuals within the beauty industry or for beauty/cosmetologist students who are interested in the wonderful world of female Brazilian waxing, salon etiquette, sales and how to increase your tip jar! You will also learn some tips on how to get your clients coming back for more ... so they keep returning back to you! It is a practical yet lighthearted approach to Brazilian waxing on females, but the information spoken about can also be taken to other parts of the body, as the knowledge, application and removal of wax can be used anywhere on the body. Learn about a great take home item for your client to help her with preventing ingrown hairs! The book contains real life stories from experts in the industry as we all have a story to tell! Mistakes can happen as none of us are perfect!

The Bible for Children

From the Age of Gutenberg to the Present

Author: Ruth B. Bottigheimer

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300064889

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 338

View: 1359

For more than five centuries, parents, teachers, and preachers in Europe and America have written and illustrated Bibles especially for children. These children's Bibles vary widely, featuring different stories, various interpretations, and markedly divergent illustrations, despite their common source. How children's Bibles differ, and why, is the subject of this ground-breaking book, the first to recognize children's Bibles as a distinct genre with its own literary, historical, and cultural significance.

Gender and Sport

Changes and Challenges

Author: Gertrud Pfister,Mari Kristin Sisjord

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830978731

Category: Political Science

Page: 265

View: 5540

This volume covers current issues, cutting-edge debates and new knowledge on women and sport. The range of topics extends from female coaches and women in sport to sexual harassment, from snowboarders to schoolgirls, and from physical education to football. The aim of this book is to provide an overview of the current debates on gender and sport from a women's perspective, to share new knowledge about important issues, in particular about gender (in)equalities, and to present insights into the causes and effects of the debates and developments in the arena of women's sport. A special focus in all chapters will be on the perspective of change, and backgrounds, reasons and effects of gender arrangements will be analyzed by scholars who made major contributions to the development of a new gender order in sport and society. Other authors are younger scholars with new perspectives and approaches - who represent the new generation of gender researchers.

Reindeer, rodina and reciprocity

kinship and property relations in a Siberian village

Author: Aimar Ventsel

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 9783825880477

Category: History

Page: 367

View: 5577


Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage

Author: Mark F. Beck

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285187555

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 956

View: 7501

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage, Sixth Edition, comprehensively provides the foundation of knowledge required to become a massage professional. It delves into several areas within the profession, with chapters devoted to spa massage, lymph massage, clinical massage techniques, therapeutic procedure, athletic massage, massage in medicine, and more. Providing a fresh new design, updated terminology and expanded content on topics such as research literacy and business administration, this new edition provides the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful massage therapist and will be a reference that users can count on throughout their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Last Children

Author: Gudrun Pausewang

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's stories, European

Page: 121

View: 3257


Venice Marco Polo Pocket Guide

Author: Marco Polo Travel

Publisher: Marco Polo Travel Publishing, Limited

ISBN: 9783829707886


Page: 140

View: 3758

Experience the wonderful atmosphere of Venice, this traffic-free city: whether walking along its alleys, crossing its bridges or relaxing in a gondola on the Grand Canal, this practical, pocket-sized guide shows you all the highlights. The Insider Tips reveal where you can discover out-of-the-way canals and islands aboard traditional wooden barges.