The Basics

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

View: 796

'Language: The Basics', gently introduces beginning students and general readers to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, this book provides a clear overview of the key topics and an explanation of the basic terms and ideas.

Language: The Basics

Author: R.L. Trask

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134635982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

View: 761

What makes human language unique? Do women speak differently from men? Just what is the meaning of "meaning"? Language: The Basics provides a concise introduction to the study of language. Written in an engaging and entertaining style, it encourages the reader to think about the way language works. It features: * chapters on 'Language in Use', 'Attitudes to Language', 'Children and Language' and 'Language, Mind and Brain' * a section on sign language * a glossary of key terms * handy annotated guides to further reading. Providing an accessible overview of a fascinating subject, this is an essential book for all students and anyone who's ever been accused of splitting an infinitive.

Logic: The Basics

Author: Jc Beall,Shay Allen Logan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317528611

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Logic: The Basics is an accessible introduction to several core areas of logic. The first part of the book features a self-contained introduction to the standard topics in classical logic, such as: · mathematical preliminaries · propositional logic · quantified logic (first monadic, then polyadic) · English and standard ‘symbolic translations’ · tableau procedures. Alongside comprehensive coverage of the standard topics, this thoroughly revised second edition also introduces several philosophically important nonclassical logics, free logics, and modal logics, and gives the reader an idea of how they can take their knowledge further. With its wealth of exercises (solutions available in the encyclopedic online supplement), Logic: The Basics is a useful textbook for courses ranging from the introductory level to the early graduate level, and also as a reference for students and researchers in philosophical logic.

Second Language Acquisition: The Basics

Author: Gregory D. Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317394593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 40

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Starting from the premise that language instruction should be informed by how humans learn language, this module on second language acquisition (SLA) aims to provide teachers at any level with a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the key findings about how second languages are learned in adulthood. This module explores a variety of topics including the mechanisms in the mind responsible for language acquisition, the roles that input and output play in acquisition, and how language develops in the learner’s mind over time. Furthermore, the module explores the many factors believed to impact the outcome of SLA, such as the role of the native language, individual differences in aptitude and motivation, and age of acquisition.

Anthropology: The Basics

Author: Peter Metcalf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134329032

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including: what is anthropology? how can we distinguish cultural differences from physical ones? what is culture, anyway? how do anthropologists study culture? what are the key theories and approaches used today? How has the discipline changed over time? This student-friendly text provides an overview of the fundamental principles of anthropology and is an invaluable guide for anyone wanting to learn more about this fascinating subject.

ReWRITING the Basics

Literacy Learning in Children's Cultures

Author: Anne Haas Dyson

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807772550

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 206

View: 9369

What are the real “basics” of writing, how should they be taught, and what do they look like in children’s worlds? In her new book, Anne Haas Dyson shows how highly scripted writing curricula and regimented class routines work against young children’s natural social learning processes. Readers will have a front-row seat in Mrs. Bee’s kindergarten and Mrs. Kay’s 1st-grade class, where these dedicated teachers taught writing basics in schools serving predominately low-income children of color. The children, it turns out, had their own expectations for one another’s actions during writing time. Driven by desires for companionship and meaning, they used available linguistic and multimodal resources to construct their shared lives. In so doing, they stretch, enrich, and ultimately transform our own understandings of the basics. ReWRITING the Basics goes beyond critiquing traditional writing basics to place them in the linguistic diversity and multimodal texts of children’s everyday worlds. This engaging work: Illustrates how scripted, uniform curricula can reduce the resources of so-called “at-risk” children.Provides insight into how children may situate writing within the relational ethics and social structures of childhood cultures. Offers guiding principles for creating a program that will expand children’s possibilities in ways that are compatible with human sociability. Includes examples of children’s writing, reflections on research methods, and demographic tables. “Dyson’s ethnographies offer new ways of thinking about writing time and remind us of the importance of play, talk, and social relationships in children’s literacy learning. If every literacy researcher could write like Dyson, teachers would want to read about research! If policymakers took her insights on board, classrooms might become more respectful and enjoyable spaces for literacy teaching and learning that soar way above the basics.” —Barbara Comber, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Poetry: The Basics

Author: Jeffrey Wainwright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136673121

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 7389

Now in its second edition, Poetry: The Basics demystifies the traditions and forms of the world of poetry for all those who find it daunting or bewildering. Covering a wide range of poetic voices from Chaucer to children's rhymes, song lyrics and the words of contemporary poets, this book will help readers to appreciate poetry by examining: technical aspects such as rhythm and measures different tones of voice in poetry the relationship between 'everyday' and 'poetic' language how different types of poetry are structured how the form and 'space' of a poem contribute to its meaning some of the ways contemporary poets set to work. A must-read for all those wishing to get to grips with reading and writing poetry, this book is a lively and inspiring introduction to its many styles and purposes right up to the present-day.

Detecting Forgery

Forensic Investigation of Documents

Author: Joe Nickell

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813191256

Category: Law

Page: 228

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" Detecting Forgery reveals the complete arsenal of forensic techniques used to detect forged handwriting and alterations in documents and to identify the authorship of disputed writings. Joe Nickell looks at famous cases such as Clifford Irving's ""autobiography"" of Howard Hughes and the Mormon papers of document dealer Mark Hoffman, as well as cases involving works of art. Detecting Forgery is a fascinating introduction to the growing field of forensic document examination and forgery detection.

Dialect Accent Features for Establishing Speaker Identity

A Case Study

Author: Manisha Kulshreshtha,Ramkumar Mathur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461411386

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 60

View: 1558

Dialect Accent Features for Establishing Speaker Identity: A Case Study discusses the subject of forensic voice identification and speaker profiling. Specifically focusing on speaker profiling and using dialects of the Hindi language, widely used in India, the authors have contributed to the body of research on speaker identification by using accent feature as the discriminating factor. This case study contributes to the understanding of the speaker identification process in a situation where unknown speech samples are in different language/dialect than the recording of a suspect. The authors' data establishes that vowel quality, quantity, intonation and tone of a speaker as compared to Khariboli (standard Hindi) could be the potential features for identification of dialect accent.

Blackwell Handbook of Language Development

Author: Erika Hoff,Marilyn Shatz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405194596

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

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The Blackwell Handbook of Language Development provides a comprehensive treatment of the major topics and current concerns in the field; exploring the progress of 21st century research, its precursors, and promising research topics for the future. Provides comprehensive treatments of the major topics and current concerns in the field of language development Explores foundational and theoretical approaches Focuses on the 21st century's research into the areas of brain development, computational skills, bilingualism, education, and cross-cultural comparison Looks at language development in infancy through early childhood, as well as atypical development Considers the past work, present research, and promising topics for the future. Broad coverage makes this an excellent resource for graduate students in a variety of disciplines

Finnish: An Essential Grammar

Author: Fred Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134623119

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

View: 4985

This thoroughly revised third edition of Finnish: An Essential Grammar is grounded in fundamental insights of modern linguistics and incorporates some of the latest achievements in the description of written and spoken Finnish. It gives a systematic account of the structures of the written language and offers increased attention to the key characteristics of present-day colloquial Finnish. No prior knowledge is assumed on the part of the reader and grammatical rules are clearly explained without jargon. Features of this new edition include: • pronunciation guide, including the tendencies in present-day colloquial Finnish • thorough descriptions of morphology (word structure) and syntax (sentence structure) • clear rules and an abundance of concrete examples, from both written and colloquial Finnish • updated vocabulary in the examples • an effective new scheme for detecting the morphological structure of any word form • subject index. This is the ideal reference source both for those studying Finnish independently and for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Computer Programming Languages

The Blueprint Learn the Basics of Computer Programming

Author: Cyberpunk Architects

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545468609

Category: C# (Computer program language)

Page: 78

View: 1749

Become A Programming Master By Learning These Fundamentals LanguagesLearning computer programming languages doesn't have to be hard. We start with the basics and work up from there. By giving you the blueprint to computer programming you will learn all areas that you need to know to full understand just want it takes to become a computer programmer. Learn step by step how computer programming works We cover all the programming languages you need to know. We take you through a step-by-step process of understanding these powerful and popular computer languages. What if you had access to everything on the internet by leveraging your superior hacking skills? This is what this book is designed to teach you. The Cyberpunk Architects, believe that we have the ability to teach Computer Programming to anybody by providing them with the blueprint, the basics in order to build the strongest foundation on. We know how tricky it is to learn and become a master of any area of computer programming especially when it comes to the many programming languages. Our team is comprised of professionals who have been in the industry of information technology for decades and our experience made us able to create information products such as this step-by-step guide. We give you the blueprint and show you what to do, and more important, HOW TO DO IT!What will you find in this book: Learn about C# Learn about C++ Learn how to program with Python Which tools are the best to use when working with the C Coding language How to program with JavaScript The correct way of working with the Java Coding Langauge Buy This Book NOW To Learn How To Be A Computer Programmer today!! Pick up your copy today by clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

The Internet

The Basics

Author: Jason Whittaker

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415257466

Category: Computers

Page: 228

View: 4478

The Internet: The Basics provides a concise and clearly written introduction to the study of the internet. Covering its practical application as a tool for research, as well as issues for communicating and designing for the web, this book also questions the ways in which the internet has changed our cultures, societies and identities. The areas covered in this book include: * the history and development of the internet * how it works * how to use it for research and communication * advice on good design practice for the web * how regulation is changing to deal with the new media, as well as questions of ethics * how the internet is changing our social, political, psychological and economic relations with others. The Internet: The Basics is a non-technical, comprehensive guide to the internet, covering all aspects of the medium and its cultural and practical effects that will be of interest to anyone thinking of studying the subject.

Theoretical Issues in Language Acquisition

Continuity and Change in Development

Author: Juergen Weissenborn,Helen Goodluck,Thomas Roeper

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1134746695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

View: 4380

In recent linguistic theory, there has been an explosion of detailed studies of language variation. This volume applies such recent analyses to the study of child language, developing new approaches to change and variation in child grammars and revealing both early knowledge in several areas of grammar and a period of extended development in others. Topics dealt with include question formation, "subjectless" sentences, object gaps, rules for missing subject interpretation, passive sentences, rules for pronoun interpretation and argument structure. Leading developmental linguists and psycholinguists show how linguistic theory can help define and inform a theory of the dynamics of language development and its biological basis, meeting the growing need for such studies in programs in linguistics, psychology, and cognitive science.

Programming ArcObjects with VBA

A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition

Author: Kang-Tsung Chang

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420009187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 360

View: 7918

If you're ready to take your knowledge of ArcGIS to the next level, then you need to learn how to work with ArcObjects. But with thousands of objects, properties, and methods, how can you ever hope to sort through the ArcObjects model diagrams? The first edition of Chang's Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach gave us the answer. The author's task-oriented approach shows you how to sort through the massive ArcObjects collection by examining only the objects, properties, and methods you need to perform specific tasks. What's new in the second edition? This edition adds macros and explanations for the new Geoprocessing object introduced in ArcGIS 9.x. Instead of treating this new feature in separate chapters, the author incorporates Geoprocessing code into the existing chapters. The code appears conveniently in boxes that allow you to easily compare sample macros. Get Started with Ready-to-Use Code The companion CD-ROM contains 95 complete ArcObjects macros and 33 Geoprocessing macros, along with datasets to execute the code. Each program begins with a short usage description and a list of key properties and methods, followed by the listing and explanation of the code itself. Regardless of your programming experience, Programming ArcObjects with VBA: A Task-Oriented Approach, Second Edition gives you the key to unlock the power and versatility of using ArcObjects to help you manage GIS activities.

In and Out of English

For Better, for Worse?

Author: Gunilla M. Anderman,Margaret Rogers

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781853597879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 303

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In and out of English: For Better, For Worse? is concerned with the impact of English as the lingua franca of today's world, in particular its relationship with the languages of Europe. Within this framework a number of themes are explored, including linguistic imperialism, change as the result of language contact, the concept of the English native speaker, and the increasing need in an enlarged Europe for translation into as well as out of English.

Social Work: The Basics

Author: Mark Doel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113629029X

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

View: 8954

Social Work: The Basics is an insightful introduction to the often misrepresented world of social work. This accessible book presents a broad view of contemporary social work, exploring its roots and its possible future. It dispels myths surrounding social work, addresses media debates, and offers a balanced account of what social workers do. The book argues for a social work that is partisan in support of social justice. Questions covered include: How did social work arise? How and why do people come into contact with social workers? What are the true aims of social work - to help or to control? What is the relationship between social work and social policy? How and why do people become social workers? What’s it like to be a social worker? Can social work cross borders? Drawing examples from the full range of social work practice, this book is valuable reading for all individuals interested in the field of social work. It will provide a helpful introduction for students considering a career in social work, those beginning social work courses, and other professionals whose work brings them into contact with social workers and who want to find out more about what social work is.