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Form, Use, Consciousness

Key topics in L2 grammar instruction With a Preface by Anthony J. Liddicoat (Professor of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick)

Thomas Szende

Every language universe is both close to and far removed from our own. In a way, learning a foreign language is like not getting off at our usual stop and staying on the bus until we arrive at the terminal. The unfamiliar neighborhoods we discover are both similar to and different from what we know. Learners tackle an L2 using a variety of experiences acquired in their L1, and this new language system works as part of a network of previously existing grammar models and social categories.

The purpose of this book is not to revisit the pros and cons of teaching grammar. Learning an L2 appears as the gradual ability to realize which language features to select and prioritize to express a particular idea. Speaking in any L2 requires specific tools, and describing reality through new linguistic means involves a mental restructuring to which learners—particularly adults and older adolescents—are sometimes resistant. Indeed, not all information produced in an L2 and disclosed to the learners will necessarily be applied to language acquisition. If, by some miracle, this were the case, there would be no need for any reflection on the teaching and learning of grammar.

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Labour in Turkey

Economic, Political and Social Perspectives

Edited by Abreg Çelem and Pelin Akçagün

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Dr. Joachim Seeger

Die vorliegende Studie beschäftigt sich mit einem katholischen Kleriker aus dem Münsterland, Hermann Scheipers. Sein Leben und Wirken wird hier biographisch dargestellt. Er gehört zu jener Minderheit der Deutschen, welche das nationalsozialistische und dann das kommunistische Regime nicht einfach hinnehmen, sondern aktiv Widerstand leisten. Hermann Scheipers verstand es, die Symbolkraft seiner Biografie zu inszenieren bzw. zu zelebrieren. Er wusste um die Wirkung seiner Biografie, seines Rufes, denn er war der „KZ-Priester" schlechthin. Hermann Scheipers war ein Mann der Überzeugungen und ein Sinnbild für die multiplen Kämpfe, denen sich katholische Würdenträger im 20. Jahrhundert gegenüber sahen. Diese Arbeit dient der kirchenunabhängigen zeitgeschichtlichen Forschung, um die nationalsozialistische Vergangenheit der katholischen Kiirche aufzuarbeiten.    

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Семантика коннекторов

Количественные методы описания

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Edited by Ольга Инькова

В эпоху корпусных исследований и создания цифровых информационных ресурсов, содержащих большие объемы текстов, применение количественных методов анализа языковых единиц становится неотъемлемой частью лингвистических описаний. В книге представлены результаты сопоставительного исследования коннекторов с использованием количественных методов анализа, выполненного в рамках совместного российско-швейцарского проекта «Контрастивное корпусное исследование коннекторов русского языка».

Исследование коннекторов проводилось с использованием нового уникального лингвистического ресурса – Надкорпусной базы данных (НБД) коннекторов. В первой главе монографии описаны структура НБД и возможности, которые она дает лингвистам для применения количественных и контрастивных методов исследования. Во второй и третьей главе монографии представлены результаты применения этих методов для исследования коннекторов как показателей логико-семантических отношений сопутствования и переформулирования в русском и французском языках. В четвертой, заключительной, главе монографии количественные методы применены к анализу результатов машинного перевода, одного из перспективных направлений в области компьютерной лингвистики.

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Edited by Alberto Majocchi

The contributions collected in this volume are linked by a common thread: the development of Africa is a problem that must be faced and solved by the peoples of the continent, with the aim of consolidating democracy and guaranteeing a future of growth and progressive improvement in the quality of life. However, Europe has a role and a responsibility in this process: after having imposed on Africa the model of the bureaucratic and centralized national state, Europe today can represent a model of integration, on the economic field and, in perspective, on the political terrain. Beyond this, Europe must offer a partnership with the African Union to start a Green New Deal for Europe and Africa together, with the allocation of financial resources, but also technology transfers and infrastructure creation. But in this partnership for growth the initiative must be entrusted to African countries, as was the case for Europe in the case of the Marshall Plan. Europe must impose as a sole condition that their plan be drawn up in common and placed in the perspective of strengthening the process of economic and political integration already started on the Continent.

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Edited by Edward Shizha

The Africa in the Global Space series is an innovative and scholarly space providing analyses and interrogations of diverse perspectives on Africa’s role and contributions to the global socio-cultural, political, educational and developmental debates. The series provides an-up-to-date scholarly appraisal to critical questions and research on the continental trends on various subjects and concerns of paramount importance to globalization and development in Africa (politics, democracy, education, economics, philosophy, religion, gender, technology, global relationships and the role of government and non-governmental organizations). The series is dedicated to increasing the understanding of Africa’s internal and international relations, and developmental trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives. This essential series that is developed by an international editorial board of emerging and established scholars is a visionary and interdisciplinary space that engages informed debates on Africa’s participation in the global nexus.

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The Conceit of Context

Resituating Domains in Rhetorical Studies

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Edited by Charles E. Morris III and Kendall R. Phillips

This edited volume features essays derived from presentations delivered at the 15th Biennial Public Address Conference held at Syracuse University in October 2016, as well as additional material. The Conceit of Context explores the often invoked—indeed a central term in the history of rhetorical studies—but less often engaged concept of context. In this volume, we center the notion of context as the site of engagement, critique, and imagination, seeking to deepen the critical and political promise of context in the study of public discourse.

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Decolonization of Technology Education

African Indigenous Perspectives

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Edited by Mishack T. Gumbo

Scholars in this edited collection tackle the issue of teaching students Technology while Technology Education has not been decolonized or made relevant to indigenous technological worldviews. This book provides solutions that address the question: How to decolonize Technology Education? The solutions include the African Technology Education Decolonization Framework that should guide the design and development of the Technology Education curriculum and its methodologies in tune with the local realities and tailored towards the African agenda on sustainable development. This book offers fresh ideas to conceptualize Technology Education from an indigenous perspective.

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Mehrdad F. Samadzadeh

This book explores the interplay of childhood and the fairy tale as they both changed character in accordance with the historical transformations of the mid-nineteenth century. While the fairy tale was instrumental in the social construction of childhood, the latter for its part played an equally crucial role in altering the narrative structure of the fairy tale. So viewed, the story of childhood is closely intertwined with the fairy tale, and both with modernity as it changed its focus with the changing direction of the civilizing process. The liberating potential of modernity emerges when a broad spectrum of the marginalized, including children, begin to assert themselves and gain recognition as independent subjects of historical inquiry.