The Monkees

Collectibles Price Guide

Author: Marty Eck

Publisher: Antique Trader

ISBN: 9780930625184

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 207

View: 9756

Provides descriptions and values for all kinds of Monkees memorabilia, including posters, buttons, trading cards, and books and magazines

Lance Hidy's posters

designs, personal & public

Author: Lance Hidy,Alan Maxwell Fern,Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery,Boston Public Library

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 63

View: 2951

The Taming of Chance

Author: Ian Hacking

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388849

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 4849

This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.

Universals in Comparative Morphology

Suppletion, Superlatives, and the Structure of Words

Author: Jonathan David Bobaljik

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262304597

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 332

View: 6162

This groundbreaking study of the morphology of comparison yields a surprising result: that even in suppletion (the wholesale replacement of one stem by a phonologically unrelated stem, as in good-better-best) there emerge strikingly robust patterns, virtually exceptionless generalizations across languages. Jonathan David Bobaljik describes the systematicity in suppletion, and argues that at least five generalizations are solid contenders for the status of linguistic universals. The major topics discussed include suppletion, comparative and superlative formation, deadjectival verbs, and lexical decomposition. Bobaljik's primary focus is on morphological theory, but his argument also aims to integrate evidence from a variety of subfields into a coherent whole. In the course of his analysis, Bobaljik argues that the assumptions needed bear on choices among theoretical frameworks and that the framework of Distributed Morphology has the right architecture to support the account. In addition to the theoretical implications of the generalizations, Bobaljik suggests that the striking patterns of regularity in what otherwise appears to be the most irregular of linguistic domains provide compelling evidence for Universal Grammar. The book strikes a unique balance between empirical breadth and theoretical detail. The phenomenon that is the main focus of the argument, suppletion in adjectival gradation, is rare enough that Bobaljik is able to present an essentially comprehensive description of the facts; at the same time, it is common enough to offer sufficient variation to explore the question of universals over a significant dataset of more than three hundred languages.

The Art of Public Speaking

Author: Dale Carnegie,Wyatt North

Publisher: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 426

View: 1080

The Art of Public Speaking is a fantastic introduction to public speaking by the master of the art, Dale Carnegie. Public speaking is the process of speaking to a group of people in a structured, deliberate manner intended to inform, influence, or entertain the listeners. It is closely allied to "presenting", although the latter has more of a commercial connotation. In public speaking, as in any form of communication, there are five basic elements, often expressed as "who is saying what to whom using what medium with what effects?" The purpose of public speaking can range from simply transmitting information, to motivating people to act, to simply telling a story. Good orators should be able to change the emotions of their listeners, not just inform them. Public speaking can also be considered a discourse community. Interpersonal communication and public speaking have several components that embrace such things as motivational speaking, leadership/personal development, business, customer service, large group communication, and mass communication. Public speaking can be a powerful tool to use for purposes such as motivation, influence, persuasion, informing, translation, or simply entertaining. A confident speaker is more likely to use this as excitement and create effective speech thus increasing their overall ethos. Dale Breckenridge Carnegie (originally Carnagey until 1922 and possibly somewhat later) (November 24, 1888 – November 1, 1955) was an American writer, lecturer, and the developer of famous courses in self-improvement, salesmanship, corporate training, public speaking, and interpersonal skills. Born in poverty on a farm in Missouri, he was the author of How to Win Friends and Influence People (1936), a massive bestseller that remains popular today. He also wrote How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (1948), Lincoln the Unknown (1932), and several other books. Perhaps one of Carnegie’s most successful marketing moves was to change the spelling of his last name from “Carnagey” to Carnegie, at a time when Andrew Carnegie (unrelated) was a widely revered and recognized name. By 1916, Dale was able to rent Carnegie Hall itself for a lecture to a packed house. Carnegie's first collection of his writings was Public Speaking: a Practical Course for Business Men (1926), later entitled Public Speaking and Influencing Men in Business (1932). His crowning achievement, however, was when Simon & Schuster published How to Win Friends and Influence People. The book was a bestseller from its debut in 1936, in its 17th printing within a few months. By the time of Carnegie's death, the book had sold five million copies in 31 languages, and there had been 450,000 graduates of his Dale Carnegie Institute. It has been stated in the book that he had critiqued over 150,000 speeches in his participation in the adult education movement of the time. During World War I he served in the U.S. Army. One of the core ideas in his books is that it is possible to change other people's behavior by changing one's reaction to them.

New Horizons in Chinese Linguistics

Author: C-T James Huang,Audrey Li Yen Hui

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400916086

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

View: 1671

The past decade and a half has witnessed a great deal of renewed interest in the study of Chinese linguistics, not only in the traditional areas of philological studies and in theoretically oriented areas of syn chronic grammar and language change but also in the cultivation of new frontiers in related areas of the cognitive sciences. There is a significant increase in the number of students studying one area or another of the linguistic structure of Chinese in various linguistic programs in the United States, Europe, Australia and in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and other parts of Asia. Several new academic departments devoted to the study of linguistics have been established in Taiwan and Hong Kong in the past few years. The increasing research and study activities have also resulted in a number of national and international conferences, including the North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL), which has been held annually in the United States; the International Symposium on Chinese Languages and Linguistics (IsCLL), which has had its fourth meeting since it was launched by Academia Sinica in Taiwan in 1990; the International Association of Chinese Linguistics (lACL), created in Singapore in 1992 and now incorporated in Irvine, California, which has held its annual meetings at major institutions in Asia, Europe, and the US.

The Indian History of an American Institution

Native Americans and Dartmouth

Author: Colin G. Calloway

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 1584659076

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1286

Dartmouth College began life as an Indian school, a pretense that has since been abandoned. Still, the institution has a unique, if complicated, relationship with Native Americans and their history. Beginning with Samson OccomÕs role as the first Òdevelopment officerÓ of the college, Colin G. Calloway tells the entire, complex story of DartmouthÕs historical and ongoing relationship with Native Americans. Calloway recounts the struggles and achievements of Indian attendees and the history of Dartmouth alumniÕs involvements with American Indian affairs. He also covers more recent developments, such as the mascot controversies, the emergence of an active Native American student organization, and the partial fulfillment of a promise deferred. This is a fascinating picture of an elite American institution and its troubled relationshipÑ at times compassionate, at times conflictedÑwith Indians and Native American culture.


Author: Roberto Calasso

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 1400076129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

View: 2531

The author of The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony presents an original interpretation of the work of Franz Kafka in a series of essays that looks at the meaning of Kafka's stories and what they reveal about the enigmatic author himself. Reprint.

Cultivating Music in America

Women Patrons and Activists Since 1860

Author: Ralph P. Locke,Cyrilla Barr

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520083950

Category: Social Science

Page: 357

View: 3408

"The Victorian cup on my shelf--a present from my mother--reads 'Love the Giver.' Is it because the very word patronage implies the authority of the father that we have treated American women patrons and activists so unlovingly in the writing of our own history? This pioneering collection of superb scholarship redresses that imbalance. At the same time it brilliantly documents the interrelationship between various aspects of gender and the creation of our own culture."--Judith Tick, author of Ruth Crawford Seeger: A Composer's Search for American Music "Together with the fine-grained and energetic research, I like the spirit of this book, which is ambitious, bold, and generous minded. Cultivating Music in America corrects long-standing prejudices, omissions, and misunderstandings about the role of women in setting up the structures of America's musical life, and, even more far-reaching, it sheds light on the character of American musical life itself. To read this book is to be brought to a fresh understanding of what is at stake when we discuss notions such as 'elitism, ' 'democratic taste, ' and the political and economic implications of art."--Richard Crawford, author of The American Musical Landscape "We all know we are indebted to royal patronage for the music of Mozart. But who launched American talent? The answer is women, this book teaches us. Music lovers will be grateful for these ten essays, sound in scholarship, that make a strong case for the women philanthropists who ought to join Carnegie and Rockefeller as household words as sponsors of music."--Karen J. Blair, author of The Torchbearers: Women and Their Amateur Arts Associations in America

Into One's Own

From Youth to Adulthood in the United States, 1920-1975

Author: John Modell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520076419

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 414

View: 8232

Tracing the life course of American teenagers in the mid-twentieth century, Into One's Own presents a compelling historical portrait of growing up.

Mind the Gap

Political Participation and Representation in Belgium

Author: Kris Deschouwer

Publisher: Studies in European Political

ISBN: 9781786605412

Category: Political Science

Page: 324

View: 7190

This book draws a picture of a parliamentary and representative democracy that faces multiple tensions and multiple gaps.

The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology

Author: Paul de Lacy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139462059

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 697

View: 8948

Phonology - the study of how the sounds of speech are represented in our minds - is one of the core areas of linguistic theory, and is central to the study of human language. This handbook brings together the world's leading experts in phonology to present the most comprehensive and detailed overview of the field. Focusing on research and the most influential theories, the authors discuss each of the central issues in phonological theory, explore a variety of empirical phenomena, and show how phonology interacts with other aspects of language such as syntax, morphology, phonetics, and language acquisition. Providing a one-stop guide to every aspect of this important field, The Cambridge Handbook of Phonology will serve as an invaluable source of readings for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, an informative overview for linguists and a useful starting point for anyone beginning phonological research.

Education in the People's Republic of China, Past and Present

An Annotated Bibliography

Author: Franklin Parker,Betty June Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351378872

Category: Social Science

Page: 893

View: 8478

The 3,053 entries in this work, first published in 1986, comprise the compliers' attempt at a comprehensive annotated bibliography of the most useful locatable books, monographs, pamphlets, regularly and occasionally issued serials, scholarly papers, and selected newspaper accounts dealing in a significant way with formal and informal, public and private education in the People's Republic of China before and since 1949.

Rising from the Flames

The Rebirth of Theater in Occupied Japan, 1945-1952

Author: Samuel L. Leiter

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739128183

Category: Drama

Page: 429

View: 8663

This is the first book to describe the way in which the traditional and modern forms of Japanese theater responded to Japan's defeat in World War II. It includes sixteen essays by thirteen specialists demonstrating the triumphs and tribulations of Japanese theater during the Allied Occupation, 1945–1952.

Financial Literacy Education

Neoliberalism, the Consumer and the Citizen

Author: Chris Arthur

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789460919169

Category: Education

Page: 158

View: 930

Consumer fi nancial literacy education often appears as a helpful, commonsense solution to neoliberalism and the individualization of responsibility for economic risk. However, in Financial Literacy Education: Neoliberalism, the Consumer and the Citizen this particular literacy is argued to be both ineffective and unjust. Socially created poverty, unemployment and economic insecurity require more than individual consumer solutions; they require collective responses by engaged, critical citizens. Utilizing concepts from Marx, Foucault, Bourdieu and Baudrillard this book challenges those who claim that 'there is no alternative' to neoliberal insecurity and reduce education to a consumerist training of entrepreneurial consumer-citizens who can continually invest in themselves and the market. Through an analysis of consumer fi nancial literacy education's present and historical supports, as well as its likely effects, this book argues that the choice before us is not fi nancial illiteracy or fi nancial literacy. Rather, the choice is between subjugation to the requirements of perpetual competition or overcoming alienation, insecurity and exploitation, aims the critical fi nancial literacy education outlined at the end of this book supports. This book will appeal to those interested in understanding the conditions of our freedom in an increasingly fi nancialized world - critical educators, philosophers and sociologists of education and fi nancial literacy researchers.

The Lost Dog

Author: Edwin Way Teale

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dogs

Page: 62

View: 2088

True story of the search by a deaf and dumb man for his dog that was lost in the rugged Wallowa Mountains in Oregon. Grades 5-7.

Pre-theories and Theories of Foreign Policy-making

Author: Emmanuel N. Amadife

Publisher: University Press of Amer


Category: Political Science

Page: 176

View: 1042

Pre-Theories and Theories of Foreign Policy-Making provides the first comprehensive theoretical study focusing only on United States policy toward the Nigerian/Biafran conflict, which occurred from 1967-1970. This civil war was an important development in international politics, attracting the attention of all of the world powers, as the first major civil war not perceived as an ideological competition between East and West during the Cold War. Amadife probes the utility of James N. Rosenau's "pre-theory" discussion of foreign policy, exploring the tragic dilemma of policymakers who tried to balance the demands of traditional state-craft with those of humanitarian pressures. He compares the 1967 decision by the United States to remain neutral and not recognize Biafra, to the 1968 decision to extend humanitarian assistance to the war victims, to investigate whether they support Rosenau's pre-theory. Using the research methods of a historian and the theoretical framework of a political scientist, Amadife presents a useful and thorough examination of the U.S. involvement in the Nigerian conflict.