Sociobiogenetic Linguistics introduces interrelatedness which exists in biogenetics, biolinguistics,sociogenetics, genetic linguistics, human evolution, neuroscience, and anthropology.This volume is unique in that it reviews research, theory, meta-theory and empirical evidence in population genetics,language evolution, the evolution of language,and phylogenetic/ontogenetic development.It provides the comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary fields and explains how biogenetic cognition processing, genotyping, human wave genome and heterogeneity of linkage disequilibrium can process individuals’ reasoning, emotional response, thinking, decision, lexicon decision,and evaluative discrimination.Several issues are considered: Could transgenic chimpanzee, which benefits by human version of FOXP2 protein, be able to control oromotor coordination and thus vocal imitation/speech? Do cognitive capacities emerge from genetically related plan or do they develop in sociocultural view? Have physiological mechanisms been adaptive or selective during humans’ language evolution? Could idiolects be analogized with a biological genotype, phenotype, or both?
Elizabeth Egan is too busy for friends. As a reluctant mother to her sister Saoirse's young son Luke and with her own business to run, every precious moment is made to count. But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic. Enter Ivan. Wild, spontaneous and always looking for adventure, in no time at all Ivan has changed Elizabeth in ways she could never have imagined. But is Ivan too good to be true? Has Elizabeth opened her heart only to risk it being broken again? As for Ivan, he thought he was there to help Luke, not Elizabeth - or himself.
Super-intelligent hairy beach balls suddenly appear from another universe, creatures that can change shapes into anything from a small alligator to a centipede to an eyeless four-foot human. And they’ve come to earth to play. It’s pretty weird. That’s what old codger Billy Morton thinks when “Louie” lands in his fishing boat and follows him home. He, his wife and two boys come quickly to love this playful alien, but when “Louie” starts using their computer to hack into government and corporate accounts, learn all that the NSA knows, and steal millions from banks to give to others, they realize that Louie and his friends mean trouble. The life of Billy and his family begins a roller-coaster ride of fame, fortune, jail, death, resurrection, and a distinguished ranking high on the FBI’s “Most Wanted” List. The Government soon decides that all these aliens, even though most of them seem interested in only harmless play, are terrorists. They must be eliminated. This monumental “war” involves the full weight of the American Powers that Be against less than a few hundred on Louie’s team. They are playing games they hope will help humans to see the insanity of the American political, economic and military systems. But the Powers that Be don’t play games: they make war.
In ELF research, sociolinguistic issues like language attitudes increasingly attract scholarly attention. This study concentrates on language attitudes concerning ELF in the European context, focusing on European students'' opinions. As a theoretical basis, issues concerning the conceptualization of ELF, language spread and English in Europe are discussed. The students'' attitudes were elicited by means of a questionnaire completed by 250 participants. The questionnaires explore the students'' perceptions of five areas: 1) their role as learners and users of the language, 2) English and linguistic imperialism, 3) pronunciation, 4) grammar and 5) idiomatic language use. Interrelations between frequencies of use, self- perceptions and attitude indications are drawn, probable characteristics of ELF users are examined and relations between ELT practices experienced and attitudes displayed are explored. The findings raise questions about linguistic insecurity and the relevance of ELF in counteracting standard language ideology. Generally, the research shows that the study of ELF attitudes is highly complex and calls for a reconsideration of traditional linguistic concepts.
Critical discourse studies is a multifarious field constantly developing different methodological frameworks for dynamically analysing evolving aspects of language in a broad range of socio-political and institutional contexts. This volume is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary account of these theoretical and empirical developments. It presents an up-to-date survey of critical discourse studies (CDS), covering both the theoretical landscape and the analytical territories that it extends over. It is intended for critical scholars and students who wish to keep abreast of the current state of the art. The book is divided into two parts. In the first part, the chapters are organised around different methodological perspectives for CDS (history, cognition, multimodality and corpora, among others). In the second part, the chapters are organised around particular discourse types and topics investigated in CDS, both traditionally (e.g. issues of racism and gender inequality) and only more recently (e.g. issues of health, public policy, and the environment). This is, altogether, an essential new reference work for all CDS practitioners.
From the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Buffalo Soldier comes the story of a young girl struggling to change the course of her fate as the once mighty Aztec Empire collapses around her. In the golden city of Tenochtitlan, the people live in fear of the gods; to keep them at bay, they are prepared to pay a toll in blood. Itacate, a girl born under an ill-fated sky, is destined for a life of submission and domestic drudgery. But her father, a goldsmith, discovers her talent for his craft, and so she begins to work as his apprentice in secret. When Spanish raiders invade the city, she finds herself at risk of being exposed. Can she escape her destiny and survive in this harsh new world?
Growing up in the suburbs in post-war Japan, it seemed to Hajime that everyone but him had brothers and sisters. His sole companion was Shimamoto, also an only child. Together they spent long afternoons listening to her father's record collection. But when his family moved away, the two lost touch. Now Hajime is in his thirties. After a decade of drifting he has found happiness with his loving wife and two daughters, and success running a jazz bar. Then Shimamoto reappears. She is beautiful, intense, enveloped in mystery. Hajime is catapulted into the past, putting at risk all he has in the present.
It is shortlisted for the Chartered Management Institute's Management Book of the Year award 2012. What's a rookie manager to do? Faced with new responsibilities, and in need of quick, dependable guidance, novice managers can't afford to learn by trial and error. The «First-Time Manager» is the answer, dispensing the bottom-line wisdom they need to succeed. A true management classic, the book covers essential topics such as hiring and firing, leadership, motivation, managing time, dealing with superiors, and much more. Written in an inviting and accessible style, the revised sixth edition includes new material on increasing employee engagement, encouraging innovation and initiative, helping team members optimize their talents, improving outcomes, and distinguishing oneself as a leader. Packed with immediately usable insight on everything from building a team environment to conducting performance appraisals, «The First-Time Manager» remains the ultimate guide for anyone starting his or her career in management.
Stan and Charmaine are a married couple trying to stay afloat in the midst of an economic and social collapse. Job loss has forced them to live in their car, leaving them vulnerable to roving gangs. They desperately need to turn their situation around--and fast. The Positron Project in the town of Consilience seems to be the answer to their prayers. No one is unemployed and everyone gets a comfortable, clean house to live in...for six months out of the year. On alternating months, residents of Consilience must leave their homes and function as inmates in the Positron prison system. Once their month of service in the prison is completed, they can return to their "civilian" homes. At first, this doesn't seem like too much of a sacrifice to make in order to have a roof over one's head and food to eat. But when Charmaine becomes romantically involved with the man who lives in their house during the months when she and Stan are in the prison, a series of troubling events unfolds, putting Stan's life in danger. With each passing day, Positron looks less like a prayer answered and more like a chilling prophecy fulfilled.
The book presents a description of the Persian dialect of Herat as one of the most representative dialects of Khorasan, illustrated by texts recorded by the author from native dialect speakers during his field research in Afghanistan. It summarizes the results of a series of studies in Persian dialectology accomplished by the author. The description of the dialect covers phonology (including the major alterations of vowels and consonants), morphology, syntactic elements, and prepositions etc. Special attention is given to verbs, their stems and conjugation. The work also includes a review of some lexical peculiarities and a vocabulary of dialectal and common words used in Herati. Some grammatical issues are presented in the supplements.
Издание полностью на английском языке. Elizabeth Egan is too busy for friends. As a reluctant mother to her sister Saoirse's young son Luke and with her own business to run, every precious moment is made to count. But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic. Enter Ivan. Wild, spontaneous and always looking for adventure, in no time at all Ivan has changed Elizabeth in ways she could never have imagined. But is Ivan too good to be true? Has Elizabeth opened her heart only to risk it being broken again? As for Ivan, he thought he was there to help Luke not Elizabeth - or himself...