In this incisive book, Adele Goldberg explores how these creative but constrained language skills emerge from a combination of general cognitive mechanisms and experience.
Author: Adele E. Goldberg
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Why our use of language is highly creative yet also constrained We use words and phrases creatively to express ourselves in ever-changing contexts, readily extending language constructions in new ways. Yet native speakers also implicitly know when a creative and easily interpretable formulation—such as “Explain me this” or “She considered to go”—doesn’t sound quite right. In this incisive book, Adele Goldberg explores how these creative but constrained language skills emerge from a combination of general cognitive mechanisms and experience. Shedding critical light on an enduring linguistic paradox, Goldberg demonstrates how words and abstract constructions are generalized and constrained in the same ways. When learning language, we record partially abstracted tokens of language within the high-dimensional conceptual space that is used when we speak or listen. Our implicit knowledge of language includes dimensions related to form, function, and social context. At the same time, abstract memory traces of linguistic usage-events cluster together on a subset of dimensions, with overlapping aspects strengthened via repetition. In this way, dynamic categories that correspond to words and abstract constructions emerge from partially overlapping memory traces, and as a result, distinct words and constructions compete with one another each time we select them to express our intended messages. While much of the research on this puzzle has favored semantic or functional explanations over statistical ones, Goldberg’s approach stresses that both the functional and statistical aspects of constructions emerge from the same learning mechanisms.
While Let Me Explain You is of course a work of fiction, I hope that something in
these pages speaks to you. In many ways this story was written as much for you
as it was for me. Thank you, Judy Baker, aunt and PR extraordinaire, for
Author: Annie Liontas
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Sending a scathing email to his family members after becoming convinced he will die within days, a proud Greek immigrant garners laughter and scorn from his recipients, who are dismayed when he promptly disappears.
I'm 5 months pregnant I couldn't run to the meter fast enough but please forgive me this one time please! 30. People have lives too and I know I messed up but
damn can't you just let me off this one time. 29. Ma'am I just got a ticket yesterday
Author: Laquita Brinkley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In this Book you will find the top 100 excuses that many Traffic Control Agents/officers can say that they’ve heard from citizens worldwide. This is sort of a humorous book that will have you saying "yeah I said that one before" or "yeah I've heard that excuse a million in one times."
Her previous books include: Please Explain Anxiety to Me: Simple Biology and
Solutions for Children and Parents; Please Explain Tonsillectomy &
Adenoidectomy to Me: A Complete Guide to Preparing Your Child for Surgery;
Please Explain ...
Author: Laurie Zelinger
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Category: Family & Relationships
Time Out is a dignified and effective method of discipline, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Psychological Association. This book, written by parenting experts, explains the Time Out process and provides step-by-step instructions for its proper and effective use. Please Explain Time Out To Me is two books in one: an engaging story with colorful illustrations and a parent section which describes the Time Out process in detail, as well as the advantages and pitfalls of other methods of discipline. Children will: Enjoy the story and illustrationsUnderstand how Time Out worksEmpathize with the characters in the bookBe treated respectfully when given a consequenceExperience the benefits of Time Out as a mechanism of behavior change Parents and caregivers will: Develop a plan for supplying responses to their child’s unacceptable behaviorUnderstand the rationale behind Time-Out as a management techniqueLearn how to use Time Out effectivelyBetter handle behavioral issues wherever they occurLearn that physical forms of punishment do not work Drs. Zelinger book is clearly informed by literature and both clinical and personal experience. Its simplicity and ease-of-use and understanding allows for broad reach to all parents that face the normal challenges in raising children. The story to help the child understand makes this book unique, as well as the “fixer box” concept. Behavioral difficulties often stem from struggles around feeling in control. This book gives a concrete, more adaptive path for both parents and child to feel in control. -- David Salsberg, PsyD, DABPS Clinical Neuropsychologist; Director, Pediatric Assessment, Learning & Support (PALS), New York, NY. In Please explain Time Out To Me, Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger offer a clear, concise and insightful look at the often misunderstood and misinterpreted concept of time out. Combining colorful illustrations and story line for children and step-by-step guidelines and principles for parents and adults, the book has unique appeal to both. I highly recommend this book, particularly to parents foraging through the tangled, complicated and sometimes scary web called parenthood. -- Iris Ackerman, LCSW, PhD, Clinical Social Worker As a child psychiatrist, finding parenting books that are straightforward, helpful, and concise is a rare find indeed. Drs. Laurie and Fred Zelinger offer just that in Please Explain Time Out To Me. In its pages, they harness their expert clinical experience and judgment and offer it in a relatable, engaging, and entertaining way. I highly recommend this book to families who are struggling with the difficult journey of growing up and managing problem behaviors along the way. -- Stephen Perret, MD., Child Psychiatrist Thumbs up for Drs. Zelinger’s book on explaining time out to kids. As a busy working mom with six children, I have used time out effectively. I would recommend reading this book to help understand the benefits of time out for both parents and children, and the effectiveness of time-out as a learning tool. Drs. Zelinger’s thought out story will be a helpful, useful contribution for kids, parents and teachers. -- Chani Jacobowitz, LCSW; Mother of 6 From the Please Explain To Me... series Learn more at www.DrZelinger.com From Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com
I want all people to choose me, butI allow them that choice. ... I am God and you
need to grow in your trust of me. ... this way I know the difference between who
really wants me and who reallyjust wants to have a chance to explain me away.
Author: D. L. Seeker
Publisher: American Book Publishing
Following one woman's spiritual journey, this book is a funny anecdotal story about Christie, a woman who tries to live her life each day with a spiritual outlook and how some days are easier than others.Taking us on a journey of her life, the character shows how her relationship with God comes to play a part in daily events, allowing both humor and sadness to play a role as she experiences the many twists and turns of life.Complete with a chapter of revelations and thoughts by the character that are meant to inspire and add insight on living with a spiritual outlook, this book helps inspire us to look to God as we move throughout our daily lives.
With his brilliance, there was little in the way of defense technology that he
couldn't understand, and similarly there was nothing he could not and would not explain to anyone of any background. In light of the ever-increasing constraints
on the ...
Author: David Fubini
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A physics prodigy who fled Italy when the fascists came to power, Eugene Fubini was lifted from obscurity to the highest levels of the Pentagon because of his searing intelligence and relentless determination to shape his adopted country's post-World War II defense.
I love it when people explain things to me they know and I'm interested in but don'
t yet know; it's when they explain things to me I know and they don't that the
conversation goes wrong. Alas, this was because it dovetailed pretty well with the
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Publisher: Granta Books
Category: Literary Collections
Rebecca Solnit's essay 'Men Explain Things to Me' has become a touchstone of the feminist movement, inspired the term 'mansplaining', and established Solnit as one of the leading feminist thinkers of our time - one who has inspired everyone from radical activists to Beyonc Knowles. Collected here in print for the first time is the essay itself, along with the best of Solnit's feminist writings. From rape culture to mansplaining, from French sex scandals to marriage and the nuclear family, from Virginia Woolf to colonialism, these essays are a fierce and incisive exploration of the issues that a patriarchal culture will not necessarily acknowledge as 'issues' at all. With grace and energy, and in the most exquisite and inviting of prose, Rebecca Solnit proves herself a vital leading figure of the feminist movement and a radical, humane thinker.
Please Explain “Anxiety” to Me! Simple Biology and Solutions for Children and
Parents ❊❊❊ Laurie Zelinger, PhD, MS, RPT-S & Jordan Zelinger Illustrator:
Elisa Sabella Please Explain "Anxiety" To Me: Simple Biology And Solutions For.
Author: Laurie Zelinger
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
Category: Family & Relationships
ÿWhat's happening to me? This book translates anxiety from the jargon of psychology into concrete experiences that children can relate to. Children and their parents will understand the biological and emotional components of anxiety responsible for the upsetting symptoms they experience.ÿPlease Explain Anxiety to Meÿgives accurate physiological information in child friendly language. A colorful dinosaur story explains the link between brain and body functioning, followed by practical therapeutic techniques that children can use to help themselves. Children will: learn that they can handle most issues if they are explained at their developmental levelunderstand the brain/body connection underlying anxietyidentify with the examples givenfind comfort and reassurance in knowing that others have the same experiencebe provided with strategies and ideas to help them change their anxiety responsesbe able to enjoy childhood and to give up unnecessary worrying Therapists and Educators Praise "Please Explain Anxiety To Me" "On any given day, around thirty percent of my patients have anxiety related symptoms. The simplicity and completeness of the explanations and treatment of anxiety given in this book is remarkable. Defi ning the cause, treating the core symptoms, and most importantly bringing it to a child's level accompanied by wonderful illustrations, is an incredible feat. I will defi nitely use this book in my practice." Zev Ash, M.D. F.A.A.P., Pediatrician "Anxiety is, of course, a complicated neuro-physiological process but it has been reduced to understandable terms in this brilliantly illustrated book for children. I would go even further and say that there are adults who could benefit from the straightforward approach." Rick Ritter, MSW, author of "Coping with Physical Loss and Disability" "This excellent book is perfect for parents to read and discuss with their children. It's also perfect for school professionals to use in the school setting." Herb R. Brown, Ed.D., Superintendent of Schools Oceanside Public Schools, New York "...A charming--and calming--explanation of anxiety that will help both children and their parents turn their internal worry switches to the OFF position." Ellen Singer, New York Times-acclaimed bestselling author Learn more atÿwww.DrZelinger.com From the "Growing With Love" Series at Loving Healing Press www.LHPress.com SEL036000, Self-Help : Anxieties & Phobias PSY006000 Psychology : Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent JNF053050 Juvenile Nonfiction : Social Issues - Emotions & Feelings
When I'm with you, I hear a voice that makes me stop and take control of me
When I'm with you, I feel so real I wonder how long will this feeling last I want
every one in the world to know When I'm with you, it's for real, what I feel, when I'
m with ...
As I sit and explain myself, and hope that you'll be sitting with me, across from me
. This is ... To be a part of this, you have to stand right next to me, supporting me,
us, and tell you what's been happening to me, spiritually, that's created all of this.
Author: Sandra Leigh Savage
Category: Biography & Autobiography
When author Sandra Leigh Savages husband committed suicide in 1997, she went into isolation for a year. In this memoir, she shares her journey from the grief she experienced to her vision of a great new life. Love Letters, a collection of letters begun in September 2010, provides a snapshot of Savages sorrows, joys, and reflections. Through these vignettes, she says her good-byes, notes her thanks, and provides advice for those who may have experienced the death of a spouse. This collection provides insight into how she survived the death of her husband, came to know and believe in the saving grace of God, and made the decision to stay on this earth to fulfill Gods wishes. Emotional and self-disclosing, Love Letters shares Savages personal message of living each day with no regrets. Through her life events, she expresses how placing your trust in the Lord can guide you through lifes bad moments and help you to full appreciate lifes good moments.
He must have known he needed to tell me this to Calm my fears because...isn't
God supposed to have it out with the devil someday? He went on to explain
theology, which I didn't understand, but his voice was very Calming just as Sister
B.) Danielle Levine English 12 Ms. Harrison Period 4 Ms. Harrison, I really feel
like I have to explain myself first before I get into the meatofthis essay. I am going
to write about something that at first is not going to seembeautiful at all, and I don'
Author: Lauren Roedy Vaughn
Category: Young Adult Fiction
With frizzy orange hair, a plus-sized body, sarcastic demeanor, and "unique learning profile," Danielle Levine doesn't fit in even at her alternative high school. While navigating her doomed social life, she writes scathing, self-aware, and sometimes downright raunchy essays for English class. As a result of her unfiltered writing style, she is forced to see the school psychologist and enroll in a "social skills" class. But when she meets Daniel, another social misfit who is obsessed with the cult classic film The Big Lebowski, Danielle's resolve to keep everyone at arm's length starts to crumble.
You're gave a very strange reason for stopping me . not like other people ,
Midwinter , " he resumed She said I didn't know ... Once again , the room which
must explain myself this time , ” he said , resothey were both free to leave , the
I made Leonora almost angry with me this morning , by a hint or two I gave upon
this subject . She looked so very grave , that I was afraid of my own thoughts , and
I dared not explain myself farther . Intimate as I am with her , there are points on ...
Author: Charlene Diane MitchellPublish On: 2012-07-02
“Excuse me, but I need to call my parents and tell them I'm spending the weekend
here,” Jada said getting up and pulling her cell phone out. ... “Well explain me this,” he said tossing the envelope that was under his arm in front of Diana.
Author: Charlene Diane Mitchell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Charlene Diane Mitchell is a native of Southern California and has earned her Baccalaureate Degree in Liberal Studies at California State University Northridge, and she has earned her Masters Degree from National University in Counseling Psychology. She has recently released three books: "Blu' Tonic Relationships", "White For One Night", and "The Willis Mitchell Story". These books are striking the publics interests and are great resources for Black History.
I was stationed in Panama, Republic of Panama at Fort David as an MWR (
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) director. Something interesting happened to me. Every fourth of July, my family, who lived in Panama, always planned to
spend the ...
To me, this is a miracle in my life and I question every day whether I deserve it (or
them). I don't really think I can explain in words how your decision has impacted
my life, the boys' life, my family and Jim's family's life, and the friends we have.
Author: Deb Finney
Publisher: Enlighten Press
Years of addiction, failed relationships, and destroyed lives take their toll on the author. None of these affects her so deeply as giving her son up for adoption. A letter from the adoptive mom ignites a correspondence between the two women.
From Montmorency November 5 , 1760 You tell me , Madame , that you have not
explained yourself very well in order to make me understand that I explain myself
badly . You speak to me about your supposed stupidity in order to make me feel ...
Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A new English translation, the first to be based on the definitive French Pléiade edition.
Explain to me now, O Philonous! how it is possible there should be room for all
those trees and houses to exist in your mind. ... Explain me this if you can: and I
shall then be able to answer all those queries you formerly put to me about my ...
Author: George Berkeley
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Berkeley's idealism started a revolution in philosophy. As one of the great empiricist thinkers he not only influenced British philosophers from Hume to Russell and the logical positivists in the twentieth century, he also set the scene for the continental idealism of Hegel and even the philosophy of Marx. There has never been such a radical critique of common sense and perception as that given in Berkeley's Principles of Human Knowledge (1710). His views were met with disfavour, and his response to his critics was the Three Dialogues between Hylas and Philonous. This edition of Berkeley's two key works has an introduction which examines and in part defends his arguments for idealism, as well as offering a detailed analytical contents list, extensive philosophical notes and an index. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
He doesn't seem to hear me, but sights his musket at something close to the
Henry House. I plop down beside him ... He turns his back to me to reload his gun
. I don't need to ask him ... I just want a chance to explain myself. “Cyrus, I'm sorry,
” I ...
Author: Tom Angleberger
Category: Juvenile Fiction
An exciting historical adventure, co-written by the New York Times bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series! Stonewall Hinkleman (yup, that's his real name) hates participating in historical reenactments with his Civil War-obsessed parents. Who wants to pretend to fight in some old war anyway? But one day, Stonewall finds himself transported back in time to the actual Battle of Bull Run—and he's not alone! Mr. Dupree, an ardent Confederate from Stonewall's time, has also traveled back in order to change the outcome of the whole Civil War. Stonewall needs to use all of his knowledge of the battle to stop Dupree and save the course of American history as we know it.