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Founding Sociology? Talcott Parsons and the Idea of General Theory.

by John Holmwood

The theories of Talcott Parsons' are enjoying a revival in the world of sociology. Rather than following closely the complex original prose in an effort to explain the theory in its minutiae, Holmwood presents a highly readable non-technical critique of several of the strongest underlying sociological themes and shows how, although flawed in many respects, these themes have been recurring, in different forms, in the theories of those critical of his work.

Words and Their Meaning

by Howard Jackson

In this book, the development of the English dictionary is examined, along with the kinds of dictionary available, the range of information they contain, factors affecting their usage, and public attitudes towards them. As well as an descriptive analysis of word meaning, the author considers whether a thematic, thesaurus-like presentation might be more suited than the traditional alphabetical format to the description of words and their meaning.

Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics

by Jenny A. Thomas

Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics is a comprehensive introductory text which discusses the development of pragmatics - its aims and methodology - and also introduces themes that are not generally covered in other texts.Jenny Thomas focuses on the dynamic nature of speaker meaning, considering the central roles of both speaker and hearer, and takes into account the social and psychological factors involved in the generation and interpretation of utterances. The book includes a detailed examination of the development of Pragmatics as a discipline, drawing attention to problems encountered in earlier work, and brings the reader up to date with recent discussion in the field. The book is written principally for students with no previous knowledge of pragmatics, and the basic concepts are covered in considerable detail. Theoretical and more complicated information is highlighted with examples that have been drawn from the media, fiction and real-life interaction, and makes the study more accessible to newcomers. It is an ideal introductory textbook for students of linguistics and for all who are interested in analysing problems in communication.

Major Works

by Eric Robinson David Powell John Clare Tom Paulin

This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a generous selection of Clare's poetry and prose, including autobiographical writings and letters. John Clare (1793-1864) is now recognized as one of the greatest English Romantic poets, after years of indifference and neglect. Clare was an impoverished agricultural laborer, whose genius was generally not appreciated by his contemporaries, and his later mental instability further contributed to his loss of critical esteem. But the extraordinary range of his poetical gifts has restored him to the company of his contemporaries Byron, Keats, and Shelley, and this fine selection illustrates all aspects of his talent. It contains poems from all stages of his career, including love poetry, and bird and nature poems. Written in his native Northamptonshire, Clare's work provides a fascinating reflection of rural society, often underscored by his own sense of isolation and despair. Clare's writings are here presented with the minimum of editorial interference, and with a new Introduction by the poet and scholar Tom Paulin.

Cultural Diversity: A Primer for the Human Services (Fifth Edition)

by Jerry V. Diller

CULTURAL DIVERSITY: A PRIMER FOR THE HUMAN SERVICES, Fifth Edition, provides the tools you need to become a successful and effective counselor. This innovative book covers a variety of topics, ranging from the general principles of cultural diversity to how to work with clients from various cultures. It's an ideal resource to prepare you for a successful career in counseling.

Life On A Mediaeval Barony: A Picture Of A Typical Feudal Community In The Thirteenth Century

by William Stearns Davis

CONTENTS The Fief of St. Aliquis; Its History and Denizens The Castle of St. Aliquis How the Castle Wakes. Baronial Hospitality Games and Diversions. Falconry and Hunting. The Baroness's Garden The Family of the Baron. Life of the Women The Matter of Clothes. A Feudal Wedding Cookery and Mealtimes The Jongleurs and Secular Literature and Poetry The Feudal Relationship. Doing Homage Justice and Punishments The Education of a Feudal Nobleman Feudal Weapons and Horses. Dubbing a Knight The Tourney A Baronial Feud. The Siege of a Castle A Great Feudal Battle-Bouvines The Life of the Peasants Charity. Care of the Sick. Funerals Popular Religion. Pilgrimages. Superstitions. Relic Worship The Monastery of St. Aliquis: Buildings, Organization. An Ill-Ruled Abbey The Monastery of St. Aliquis: The Activities of Its Inmates. Monastic Learning The "Good Town" of Pontdebois: Aspect and Organization Industry and Trade in Pontdebois. The Great Fair The Lord Bishop. The Canons. The Parish Clergy The Cathedraland Its Builders

General Linguistics

by R. H. Robins

The fourth edition of General Linguistics provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to linguistics.The book considers:- semantics and pragmatics- dialect and style- phonetics and phonology- morphology and syntax, with reference both to traditional and current theories- comparative-historical linguistics and linguistic typology- linguistics' relation to other disciplines- the practical application of linguistics- the 2,500 years of linguistic thought that lies behind what we do and think today

Introduction to Bilingualism

by Charlotte Hoffmann

An Introduction to Bilingualism provides a comprehensive review of the most important aspects of individual and societal bilingualism, examining both theoretcial and practical issues.At the level of the individual, it addresses such questios as: What is involved in the study of bilingual children? What are the patterns of bilingual language acquisition? In which ways do the language competence and the speech of bilinguals differ from those of monolinguals? Topics that sometimes arouse controversy are explored - such as the question of whether there is a relationship between bilingualsim and a child's cognitive, psychological and social development.The book is also concerned with multilingualism, that is, bilingualsim as a societal phenomenon. It focuses on such issues as language choice in bilingual and multilingual communities, national identity and the education of bilinguals. The inclusion of several case studies of European linguistic minorities serves to exemplify the topics dealt with at the theoretical level and to illustrate the linguistic complexities found in contemporary Europe.

English Historical Syntax

by David Denison

This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. Provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.

History of the United States, Volume 2: Civil War to the Present

by Christian G. Appy Lorna C. Mason Thomas V. DiBacco

History of the United States, Volume 2: Civil War to the Present

Experimental Phonetics: An Introduction

by Katrina Hayward

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Patterns of Spoken English: An Introduction to English Phonetics

by Gerald Knowles

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Luciana (American Girl: Girl of the Year 2018, Book 1)

by Lucy Truman Erin Teagan

Get to know American Girl's 2018 Girl of the Year, Luciana, in this first book in her series! Luciana is over the moon—she's going to Space Camp! But when she's picked to lead her team in a robot challenge, instead of rocketing her crew to success she steers them straight into trouble. After that, her teammates don't trust her. In fact, Luci's pretty sure they don't even like her. It's great to be good at science—but Luci learns that it's not enough. If she's ever going to make it to Mars, she's got to be someone her crew can depend on, no matter what.

Reviewing Leadership: A Christian Evaluation of Current Approaches (Second Edition)

by Robert J. Banks Bernice M. Ledbetter David C. Greenhalgh

Evaluating Current Approaches to Leadership This book offers a comprehensive evaluation of current approaches to leadership from a discerning Christian perspective. Combining expertise in leadership, theology, and ministry, the authors take a historical look at leadership and how it is viewed and used in today's context. The book is informed by both biblical and leadership studies scholarship and interacts with a number of popular marketplace writings on leadership. It also evaluates exemplary role models of Christian leadership. The second edition has been updated and revised throughout.

Generative Grammar

by Geoffrey Horrocks

This book provides a critical review of the development of generative grammar, both transformational and non-transformational, from the early 1960s to the present, and presents contemporary results in the context of an overall evaluation of recent research in the field.Geoffrey Horrocks compares Chomsky's approach to the study of grammar, culminating in Government and Binding theory, with two other theories which are deliberate reactions to this framework: Generalised Phrase Structure Grammar and Lexical-Functional Grammar. Whilst proponents of all three models regard themselves as generative grammarians, and share many of the same objectives, the differences between them nevertheless account for much of the recent debate in this subject. By presenting these different theories in the context of the issues that unite and divide them, the book highlights the problems which arise in any attempt to establish an adequate theory of grammatical representation.

The Language of Humour

by Walter Nash

The broad aim of this lively and engaging book is to examine relationships between the linguistic patterns, the stylistic functions, and the social and cultural contexts of humour. The material used in illustration is of corresponding breadth: schoolyard jokes, graffiti, aphorisms, advertisements, arguments, anecdotes, puns, parodies, passages of comic fiction, all come under Dr Nash's scrutiny.

Decolonisation: The British Experience since 1945

by Nicholas White

Concise and accessible, this guide provides an overview of the process of British decolonisation. Dr White syntheses recent historical debate by looking at the demise of British imperial power from three main perspectives: the shifting emphases of British imperial policy; the rise of populist, colonial nationalism, and the international political, strategic, and economic environment dominated by the USA and the USSR. The book also positions the British experience within the context of European decolonisation and contains many documents which have only recently become available. Introducing the reader to the key debates it the ideal introductory text on the subject.

Journey Back to Lumberjack Camp: A Dream-Quest Adventure

by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos

"This is so unfair," laments Gus McCarty. The twelve-year-old struggles at school with an obnoxious classmate named Al, then is reeled back in time to a lumberjack camp where he must work with an equally troublesome boy named Alex. Adding to Gus's misery are the rugged lumberjacks who think he has a lot to learn about being a real jack. During his misadventures Gus has hilarious encounters with a three-legged cat, an army of lice, and the intimidating lumberjacks. In spite of Gus's troubles he learns much about lumbering, and eventually earns the respect of even the meanest 'jack in camp. But just as things are looking up, Gus has to face his most frightening opponent.

Austria's Wars of Emergence, 1683-1797

by Michael Hochedlinger

The Habsburg Monarchy has received much historiographical attention since 1945. Yet the military aspects of Austria’s emergence as a European great power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries have remained obscure. This book shows that force of arms and the instruments of the early modern state were just as important as its marriage policy in creating and holding together the Habsburg Monarchy.Drawing on an impressive up-to-date bibliography as well as on original archival research, this survey is the first to put Vienna’s military back at the centre stage of early modern Austrian history.

The Hurricane Mystery

by Mary D. Roberts

Two boys in the west indees try to solve a mystery and search for buried treasure.

Breathe and Be: A Book of Mindfulness Poems

by Kate Coombs Anna Emilia Laitinen

Hear thunder crash, feel your toes touch sand, and watch leaves drift softly away on a quiet stream. The simple poems in Breathe and Be help children learn mindfulness as they connect to the beauty of the natural world. Mindfulness teaches us how to stay calm, soothe our emotions, and appreciate the world around us. Whether we’re watching tiny colored fish darting in the water or exploring the leaves, branches, and roots of a towering tree, the thoughtful words and the lovely art of Breathe and Be remind us how much joy we can find by simply living with awareness and inner peace.

Closer to Home

by Derk Wynand

Poised and buoyant, musing among ironies; alive to the psychologies of weather, night noises, mowing the lawn and putting it off; knowing the many mindscapes of neighbourhood, detecting the places where myth surfaces into a backyard or long weekend, where a situation teeters on the brink of art and "imagined creatures are making / real connections" -- what is Closer To Home is domestic life that has been given back its dance, the bite and mystery that both provokes and eludes the grasp of the mind.

Dead Man's Float

by Derk Wynand

Dead Man's Float details that sad emblem of Western alienation, the tourist couple in their rented tropical Eden. Here life is temporary and not at all cheap. The wildlife is spectacular, the culture incomprehensible, and the locals politely try to hide their hilarity at Canadian pidgin Spanish. Heat, beaches, ruins -- why did we think they could distract us from domestic squabbling or the 3 a.m. dreads? Derk Wynand wrings wry existential meditations from firsthand experience of the Exotic -- the First World and the Third in their ritual winter dance.

Green Parrots: A War Surgeon's Diary

by Howard Zinn Gino Strada

Designed to look like toys, green parrots are small, winged cylinders roughly four inches long that flutter over lands devastated by war, but are, in fact, antipersonnel mines. This book introduces us to the endless destruction that the green parrots have spread throughout the world, and in so doing raises an urgent question: Is it legitimate to accept war as an inevitable prospect for current and future generations? After appearing in numerous languages since its initial publication in 1999, this English edition is particularly timely. The appendix of "Green Parrots" contains the complete text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, approved on December 10, 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, which begins by proclaiming: "All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. "

Gloomy Gus

by Walt Morey

Eric Strong is eleven and lonely. Then he finds Gus, an orphaned cub, and from then on their lives change. They're wanted-by the cruel circus master who try to hurt the bear and by Eric's neglectful father who sees only profit in the friendship between Eric and Gloomy Gus. Together, they run away, and the chase begins.

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