Language

The Basics

Author: R. L. Trask

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415340199

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 244

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'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: 4567

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.

Second Language Acquisition: The Basics

Author: Gregory D. Keating

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317394585

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. Please visit the series companion website for more information: http://routledgetextbooks.com/textbooks/9781315679594/

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.

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

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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

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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.

Language and Linguistics

The Key Concepts

Author: Robert Lawrence Trask,Peter Stockwell

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415413591

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 367

View: 7785

The fully updated second edition of this critical work includes a new introduction, a wide range of new entries and added specialised further reading for lecturers and more advanced students.

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.

Sociology: The Basics

Author: Martin Albrow

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780203449189

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This is a book for anyone who wants to know what sociology is and what sociologists do. In a subject which has changed dramatically over the last twenty years, Sociology: The Basics offers the most up to date guide to the major topics and areas of debate. It covers among other things: * sociology and society * laws, morality and science * social relations * power and communication * society in the future * becoming a sociologist. Clearly written, concise and comprehensive, Sociology: The Basics will be an essential text for anyone thinking of studying the subject. Other titles in the Basics series include: Language: the Basics Pb 0415125413 Politics: the Basics Pb 0415102634 Philosophy: the Basics Pb 0415124964

Social Work: The Basics

Author: Mark Doel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113629029X

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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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.

Spanish for Beginners

Learn the Basics of Spanish in 7 Days

Author: Sergio Rodriguez

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781520758060

Category:

Page: 159

View: 3971

Do You Want To Learn Spanish in a Easy and Affordable Way? Welcome to this training for the Kindle edition of the book "Spanish for Beginners". Spanish is the most widely spoken Romance language, with more than 400 million native speakers all over the world. It is the official language in 21 countries including Spain, Mexico, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Argentina, and Equatorial Guinea. It is the most popular second language in the United States and Europe. The large population of Spanish speakers around the world in four continents and beyond makes it a smart choice for a second language. The fast and steady growth of the Spanish speaking population has made Spanish a necessity in business. Learning Spanish will empower you to communicate in the most productive way with Spanish speaking co-workers, employees, or customers. Hispanic consumers are the most dynamic market segment in North America. Knowing Spanish is particularly advantageous if you're in the healthcare or education sector. The globalization trend has made it possible to tap this vast and fast growing market segment. Health practitioners and professionals who want to provide the best services to their Spanish-speaking clients will want to speak and understand their language to ensure that there are no barriers to excellent service. If you're looking for job opportunities worldwide, having Spanish in your résumé will certainly confer definite advantages over those who are monolingual. If you have plans of travelling to Spanish-speaking regions, the ability to understand and speak the language will make your trip a truly enriching experience. If this is your first time to learn a Romance language, you can use this knowledge to easily learn other related languages.The book "Spanish for Beginners" is designed to help you learn Spanish and bridge the communication gap in as fast as one week. It is written with the self-learner in mind and organised to help its readers understand and speak the language confidently within a short span of time. This learning material will prove that by identifying the most important features of a language and by applying proven techniques and strategies to language learning, anyone can master the basics of the language and use this knowledge base to start speaking confidently and properly in Spanish in as little as seven days.Learning a language permanently requires mastery of its fundamentals. This book highlights the important features of the Spanish language in the areas of grammar, pronunciation, syllabication, sentence formation, and communication. Here what you'll learn after downloading this Spanish For Beginners book: Introduction Chapter 1: Learning StrategiesChapter 2: The Fundamentals Of SpanishChapter 3: Numbers, Colors, Time, And DateChapter 4: Nouns And ArticlesChapter 5: PronounsChapter 6: Verbs Chapter 7: Adjectives Chapter 8: Prepositions, Adverbs, And Conjunctions Chapter 9: Forming Sentences Chapter 10: The Subjunctive & Imperative Mood Chapter 11: Making Comparisons Chapter 12: Conversational Phrasesand much more! Get Your Copy Now!

Cultural Studies - The Basics

Author: Jeff Lewis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761963257

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

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`To say that the scope of the book's coverage is wide-ranging would be an under-statement. Few texts come to mind that have attempted such a thorough overview of the central tenets of cultural studies' - Stuart Allan, University of West of England This is a book for anyone who wants an unfussy, authoritative critical introduction to Cultural Studies. It equips you with all that you need to know about theories of cultural studies: what they say, how they differ from one another and what are the strengths and weaknesses of each position. It provides biographical information on major theorists plus assessments of key texts. Unlike other competing books in the field, Cultural Studies - The Basics demonstrates what a Cultural Studies approach can do to illuminate basic areas of contemporary culture. Included are chapters on: - Feminism - The Body - Cultural Space - Communications Technology - Cultural Policy - Language and Culture. The book is designed to be used and read by students who face the pressures of essay dead-lines, examinations and dissertations. Above all it approaches Cultural Studies as something that needs to be used as well as studied.

Philosophy: The Basics

Author: Nigel Warburton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317813022

Category: Philosophy

Page: 200

View: 7277

‘Philosophy: The Basics deservedly remains the most recommended introduction to philosophy on the market. Warburton is patient, accurate and, above all, clear. There is no better short introduction to philosophy.’ - Stephen Law, author of The Philosophy Gym Philosophy: The Basics gently eases the reader into the world of philosophy. Each chapter considers a key area of philosophy, explaining and exploring the basic ideas and themes including: Can you prove God exists? How do we know right from wrong? What are the limits of free speech? Do you know how science works? Is your mind different from your body? Can you define art? How should we treat non-human animals? For the fifth edition of this best-selling book, Nigel Warburton has added an entirely new chapter on animals, revised others and brought the further reading sections up to date. If you’ve ever asked ‘what is philosophy?’, or wondered whether the world is really the way you think it is, this is the book for you.

Finnish: An Essential Grammar

Author: Fred Karlsson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134623119

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 280

View: 1648

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.

Python Programming for Beginners - Learn the Basics of Python in 7 Days!

Author: Maurice J. Thompson

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9781980501114

Category:

Page: 131

View: 8516

Eager to learn Python Programming Quickly? This book will help you to understand the basics of python in just 7 days.Code is the language of the future. And the time to learn the ins and outs of coding is now, unless of course you want to be left behind from the biggest revolution that mankind will witness. So what does it take to be one of those who the masses will rely on to create products, change them and do a lot more with technology? Well, the secret is in learning programming languages because every electronic device runs on some sort of programming language. The question then becomes; so which programming language should you at least prioritize to learn given that there are so many programming languages? Well, if for whatever reason, you have been looking to learn programming or perhaps looking to improve your programming skills, Python programming language could be the best option you can get right now. It makes everything so easy! From the rich and well-designed standard library and built-ins to the availability of modules and numerous third-party open source libraries, very few programming languages can beat it. Particularly, if you are a beginner who is looking to dip his or her feet into programming, you need to learn a simple language that is easy to understand and that has easy to maintain code. You need to learn a programming language that runs on all key operating systems such as Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft windows, and one that is more reliable (does not contain pointers, which is case with other languages based on C). You need to learn Python.Python will provide you all that, and since new platforms like Raspberry Pi are Python based, learning Python will place you at an ideal place where you can enjoy the internet of things of opportunities and anyway (in case you have not yet noticed), Python's popularity for the internet of things is really growing. That is just a tip of the iceberg, with Python, opportunities and possibilities are simply endless. This book will introduce you to the Python programming language and make sure that after reading the guide, you shall be aware of the basics of the language and able to create simple Python programs. This book the first in a series of 3 books meant to help you learn Python programming, from beginner to intermediate then advanced level. As such, this book will handle everything you need to build a strong understanding of the basics of Python programming language. Here' what you'll learn from this book: ✓Introduction✓Understanding Python: A Detailed Background✓How Python Works✓Python Glossary✓How to Download and Install Python✓Python Programming 101: Interacting With Python in Different Ways✓How to Write Your First Python Program✓Variables, Strings, Lists, Tuples, Dictionaries✓About User-Defined Functions✓How to Write User-Defined Functions in Python✓About Coding Style✓Practice Projects: The Python Projects for Your Practice Start Coding Now!

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

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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.