Teaching and Learning English in the Arabic-Speaking World (Global Research on Teaching and Learning English)

By Ryan M. Damerow

Co-published with The overseas examine origin for English Language schooling (TIRF)

An vital contribution to the rising physique of research-based wisdom approximately educating English to local audio system of Arabic, this quantity offers empirical stories conducted in Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)―a zone which has won impressive awareness some time past few a long time. every one bankruptcy addresses a subject of present quandary, and every contains implications for coverage, perform, and destiny study. 9 bankruptcy authors are Sheikh Nahayan Fellows―recipients of doctoral fellowships from The overseas learn beginning for English Language schooling (TIRF). This quantity is the 1st within the international study on instructing and studying English sequence, co-published via Routledge and TIRF.

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Ostension: Word Learning and the Embodied Mind (MIT Press)

By Chad Engelland

Ostension is physically move that manifests our engagement with issues, even if we would like it to or no longer. Gestures, glances, facial expressions: all betray our curiosity in whatever. Ostension allows our first notice studying, delivering babies with a prelinguistic approach to take hold of the which means of phrases. Ostension is philosophically complicated; it cuts throughout domain names probably unbridgeable -- public--private, inner--outer, mind--body. during this e-book, Chad Engelland bargains a philosophical research of ostension and its position in be aware studying by way of babies. Engelland discusses ostension (distinguishing it from ostensive definition) in modern philosophy, studying debts through Quine, Davidson, and Gadamer, and he explores appropriate empirical findings in psychology, evolutionary anthropology, and neuroscience. He deals unique experiences of 4 consultant historic thinkers whose paintings enriches the certainty of ostension: Wittgenstein, Merleau-Ponty, Augustine, and Aristotle. And, construction on those philosophical and empirical foundations, Engelland deals a meticulous research of the philosophical matters raised via ostension. He examines the phenomenological challenge of even if embodied intentions are appear or inferred; the matter of what proposal of brain permits ostensive cues to be intersubjectively on hand; the epistemological challenge of the way ostensive cues, notoriously ambiguous, could be accurately understood; and the metaphysical challenge of the last word prestige of the major phrases in his argument: animate move, language, and brain. eventually, he argues for the centrality of manifestation in philosophy. Taking ostension heavily, he proposes, has far-reaching implications for pondering language and the perform of philosophy.

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The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader (Routledge Graded Modern Language Readers)

By Eddy Verbaan, Janneke Louwerse

The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader has been especially designed for higher intermediate freshmen of Dutch and includes a extensive collection of graded readings.

The readings are taken from quite a number modern Dutch writing, from newspapers and magazines via to professional journals and the web. The texts were in particular chosen to make sure scholars obtain greatest publicity to issues bearing on Dutch language, tradition and society, making this Reader an stress-free and stimulating source with a significant cultural context.

Each analyzing is totally supported by:

  • a common creation
  • a vocabulary checklist with instance sentences
  • a variety of textual content comprehension questions and large vocabulary routines with version solutions supplied within the key
  • a big range of conversing routines correct to the vocabulary and subject at hand
  • a variety of web examine tasks
  • a brief checklist of steered additional examining.

A complete word list of phrases, an summary of fastened be aware combos and an overview of abnormal verbs also are to be had as unfastened downloads at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415550086/

Suitable for either type use and autonomous examine, The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader is a vital instrument for facilitating vocabulary studying and lengthening analyzing talent.

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Bakhtinian Perspectives on Language, Literacy, and Learning (Learning in Doing: Social, Cognitive and Computational Perspectives)

Contributed by way of authors who write from quite a few disciplinary views, the essays during this ebook make clear the educational theories of Mikhail Bakhtin and deal with the applying of his options to modern matters. additionally, the authors are joined by way of different students in a Bakhtinian discussion. jointly, they deal with questions that readers could have approximately Bakhtinian concept and its program to daily educating practices.

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Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

By Peter Robinson

This state of the art quantity describes the consequences of Cognitive Linguistics for the examine of moment language acquisition (SLA). the 1st sections determine theoretical and empirical strands of Cognitive Linguistics, offering them as a coherent entire. The 3rd part discusses the relevance of Cognitive Linguistics to SLA and defines a learn schedule linking those fields with implications for language guide. Its entire diversity and tutorial-style chapters make this instruction manual a beneficial source for college kids and researchers alike.

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Natural Language Processing with Python

This functional publication offers a hugely obtainable creation to typical language processing, the sector that helps a number of language applied sciences, from predictive textual content and e mail filtering to computerized summarization and translation. With it, you are going to how you can write Python courses that paintings with huge collections of unstructured textual content. you are going to entry richly annotated datasets utilizing a finished diversity of linguistic info constructions, and you can comprehend the most algorithms for interpreting the content material and constitution of written communication.

Packed with examples and workouts, this moment variation comprises code up to date for Python three, indicates you ways to scale up for greater info units, and covers the semantic web.

  • Extract info from unstructured textual content, both to wager the subject or determine "named entities"
  • Analyze linguistic constitution in textual content, together with parsing and semantic analysis
  • Access well known linguistic databases, together with WordNet and treebanks
  • Integrate ideas drawn from fields as diversified as linguistics and synthetic intelligence

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The Pragmatic Turn

By Richard J. Bernstein

During this significant new paintings, Richard J. Bernstein argues that the various most vital topics in philosophy in past times 100 and fifty years are adaptations and advancements of rules that have been favourite within the classical American pragmatists: Charles S. Peirce, William James, John Dewey and George H Mead. Pragmatism starts off with a thoroughgoing critique of the Cartesianism that ruled quite a bit of contemporary philosophy. The pragmatic thinkers reject a pointy dichotomy among topic and item, mind-body dualism, the hunt for walk in the park and the spectator concept of data. They search to lead to a sea swap in philosophy that highlights the social personality of human event and normative social practices, the self-correcting nature of all inquiry, and the continuity of thought and perform. And they-especially James, Dewey, and Mead-emphasize the democratic ethical-political results of a realistic orientation.

Many of the topics built via the pragmatic thinkers have been additionally primary to the paintings of significant 20th century philosophers like Wittgenstein and Heidegger, however the so-called analytic-continental cut up obscures this underlying continuity. Bernstein develops another analyzing of up to date philosophy that brings out the endurance and continuity of pragmatic issues. He seriously examines the paintings of major modern philosophers who've been deeply encouraged by way of pragmatism, together with Hilary Putnam, Jürgen Habermas, Richard Rorty, and Robert Brandom, and he explains why the dialogue of pragmatism is so alive, assorted and frequent. This lucid, wide-ranging ebook by means of certainly one of America's top philosophers can be obligatory studying for somebody who desires to comprehend the country of philosophy today.

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Keyness in Texts (Studies in Corpus Linguistics)

This can be corpus linguistics with a textual content linguistic concentration. the quantity matters lexical inequality, the truth that a few phrases and words percentage the standard of being key – and thereby mirror or advertise very important topics – in a few textual contexts, whereas others don't. The patterning of phrases which range of their centrality to textual content that means is of accelerating curiosity to corpus linguistics. whilst software program assets are yielding a growing number of designated methods of deciding upon and learning the linkages among key phrases and words in textual content databases. This quantity brings jointly paintings from a few of the major researchers during this box. It provides 13 stories prepared in 3 sections, the 1st containing a chain of stories exploring the character of keyness itself, then a collection of 5 stories keyness in particular discourse contexts, after which 3 stories with an academic concentration.

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Parafernalia: La curiosa historia de nuestros objetos cotidianos (Claves)

By Steven Connor

Nos rodeamos de objetos ordinarios que nos hacen los angeles vida más cómoda y sin embargo, raramente nos preguntamos por su procedencia y significado.

Pongamos por ejemplo una uncomplicated bolsa. ¿Por qué las mujeres llevan bolsas mientras que a los hombres les cabe todo en el bolsillo? ¿Por qué preferimos dar los angeles bolsa que l. a. vida? Y si l. a. bolsa cae, ¿podemos recogerla?

Este libro explora cuál es nuestra relación con los objetos y los angeles forma con los angeles que éstos van conformando nuestra realidad cotidiana a través del lenguaje y l. a. cultura. Objetos mundanos que cobran vida más allá de su función.

Gafas, cepillos, cartas, llaves, enchufes o dulces. El autor se embarca en una apasionante senda histórica, filosófica y lingüística que nos permitirá entender estos objetos desde una perspectiva amplia y enriquecedora. 

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