Author: Daniel Pennac
Born worlds apart - a wolf from the North and a boy from Africa. The wolf has lost nearly everything on his way to the zoo, including an eye and his pack. The boy too has lost much and seen terrible things. They stand either side of the wolf's enclosure and make their stories known to each other.
Author: Dick Allwright, Judith Hanks
This book-length treatment of Exploratory Practice introduces five propositions about learners as practitioners of learning who are capable of developing their expertise through conducting research in and on their own classroom learning lives.
Author: Jacob Wackernagel, David Langslow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
An extensively annotated English edition of the two series of Vorlesungen über Syntax by the great linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel. The lectures are still among the best available introductions not only to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but also to many topics in the history and pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their relations with other languages.
Author: Wieslaw Oleksy
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This volume deals with a variety of pragmatic issues involved in cross-language and interlanguage studies as well as second-language acquisition and cross-cultural studies. Part I contains papers dealing with general issues stemming from contrastive work, for example, the question of tertium comparationis and its place in the development of contrastive studies as well as the applicability of generalizations proposed by speech-act theorists in contrasting concrete languages and cultures. The second part tackles a number of pragmatic issues involved in second-language learners' written productions, classroom discourse, as well as more general questions pertaining to pragmatic errors and learners' interlanguage. An Index of terms and an Index of names complete the volume.
Author: Norval Smith, Tonjes Veenstra
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
This volume contains revised and extended versions of a selection of the papers presented at “The Amsterdam Workshop on Language Contact and Creolization.” These studies apply the concept of relexification to creoles as well as other contact languages; highlight the relevance of strategies of second language learning for theories of pidgin/creole genesis; critically discuss the notions levelling (koine formation) and convergence; the relation between types of contact situations and processes of crosslinguistic influence; as well as the linguistic consequences of the social structure of the plantation system. In addition to discussing English-, French-, and Dutch-related creoles, the papers cover a wide range of contact languages spoken throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe. The breadth and coverage makes this an indispensable title for research in the field of contact linguistics.
Author: Maurice Leblanc
Maurice Marie �mile Leblanc (1864 - 1941) was a French novelist and writer of short stories, known primarily as the creator of the fictional gentleman thief and detective Ars�ne Lupin, often described as a French counterpart to Arthur Conan Doyle's creation Sherlock Holmes. By 1907 Leblanc had graduated to writing full-length Lupin novels, and the reviews and sales were so good that Leblanc effectively dedicated the rest of his career to working on the Lupin stories.In this book:The Extraordinary Adventures of Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-BurglarThe Hollow Needle, further adventures of Arsene LupinArs�ne Lupin versus Herlock SholmesThe Crystal StopperThe Eight Strokes of the Clock
Author: M. Amara, Abd Al-Rahman Mar'i
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
In this book we will explore in more detail some aspects of the Arab-Jewish divide, which raise fundamental questions regarding the place of the Arabs and Arab language education in the Jewish State. More specifically, the aim of this book is to describe and analyze language education in the Arab society in Israel from the establishment of the state in 1948 until today. For this purpose, internal processes, which are embedded within the Arab population itself were examined, such as the socio-economic condition of the population, the diglossic situation in the Arabic language, and the wide use of Hebrew among Arabic speakers. Furthermore, the book also deals with external processes such as the policy of control and inspection of the Ministry of Education over the Arab education system in general and on language education in particular, the dominance of Hebrew, and the definition and perception of Israel as a Jewish State. The influence of both internal and external processes on language education and learning achievements will also be extensively discussed.
Author: Peter Newmark
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
This text covers the field of translation applied to information, human relations and literature. It is illustrated with examples and quotations. The content of the book covers the following subject areas: translation topics such as examining, assessing, capitalization, emphasis, idiolect, grecolatinisms across languages, the small print, eponyms and howlers; translation theory: differences between good and bad translation, good and bad writing, literary and non-literary texts and translations, cultural and universal factors; translation as a matter of public interest in the European Union and national parliamnents, as well as in museums and art galleries; and critical discussion of recently published books and conference proceedings.
Author: Tom Murphy
Given the current state of the American healthcare system, physician burnout is an almost inevitable response. It doesn't have to be that way. Eighteen years after his enthusiastic first day in medical school, Dr. Tom Murphy was a burned-out physician disillusioned enough to leave clinical medicine at the age of 43. His crisis is not unique. Burnout among physicians has reached epidemic proportions. Worse, it can begin as early as medical school. Burnout is not some psychological abnormality to be embarrassed to mention in public quite the contrary. Research in the past five years shows 87% of American physicians experience symptoms of burnout. Burnout is not limited to the medical profession. Several high-stress public service occupations have high rates of burnout, including law enforcement, education, and healthcare but physicians suffer a much higher rate compared to other working adults. In Physician Burnout: A Guide to Recognition and Recovery, Dr. Murphy shares research and his experiences on what causes physician burnout, and what it takes to recover. He explains how changing critical aspects of the modern healthcare workplace at the individual clinic and the institutional level can ease the burnout crisis. The benefits of these changes may go far beyond the initial goals they can result in happier doctors, staff, and patients and higher quality healthcare. Each person will have unique issues to resolve and different solutions. You can learn how to recognize early signs of burnout and how medical schools and hospital systems can initiate the cultural paradigm shift needed to change the course of the burnout epidemic facing the healthcare industry.