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The emergence of English as a global language, along with technological innovations and the growing need for learner autonomy, is changing language teaching rapidly and profoundly. With these changes come new demands and challenges for teaching education programs. This authoritative collection of writings highlights some of the best work being done today in the United States and abroad to make communicative competence an attainable goal. The contributors examine what has come to be known as communicative language teaching, or CLT, from the perspectives of teachers and teacher educators. The book documents current reform initiatives in Japan, the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and continental Europe to provide a global perspective on language teaching for communicative competence. Four major themes recur throughout the volume: the multifaceted nature of language teaching; the highly contextualized nature of CLT; the futility of defining a "native speaker" in the postcolonial, postmodern world; and the,overwhelming influence of high-stakes tests on language teaching. The book is a useful and valuable tool for language teachers, teacher educators, and policymakers.
Albert Jay Smalls sits in an interrogation room accused of an unspeakable murder. The police have no witnesses, no physical evidence, and less than twelve hours to prove him guilty. Now, Smalls will be put through one final interrogation. It is a search that leads into the shadowed recesses of one man's shattered mind -- and to the devastating secrets buried in a desolate town. It is a quest that takes three desperate cops down a dark, twisting road as they race against the clock to find out what really happened one rainy afternoon in 1952. The answers will be more shocking than anyone can imagine, blurring the boundaries between pursuers and prey, the guilty and the innocent, the truth that sets us free and the tragedies that haunt us to the grave. A white-hot novel that shimmers in its intensity, stunning in its execution, shocking in its conclusion, The Interrogation gives us a pitch-perfect race against time no reader will ever forget.
A delightful historical romance novella from the New York Times bestselling author of the Fairbourne Quartet! Madeline Hunter weaves passion and adventure into this exquisite love story. A noblewoman, beset by her brother's creditors, offers a cherished tapestry to a wealthy London merchant--who has more on his mind than settling her debts... Originally published in the anthology Tapestry Praise for the novels of Madeline Hunter: "Clever plotting, delicious sensuality, excellent art history elements, and strong, magnetic characters will attract readers to this engaging and beautifully executed romance." --Library Journal "Hunter's books are so addictive."--Publishers Weekly "Richly spiced with wicked wit and masterfully threaded with danger and desire...superbly sexy...irresistible and wonderfully entertaining."--Booklist (starred review) Madeline Hunter has published numerous critically acclaimed historical romances including The Conquest of Lady Cassandra, The Counterfeit Mistress, Ravishing in Red, Dangerous in Diamonds, and The Surrender of Miss Fairbourne. Her books regularly appear on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. More than five million copies of her books are in print. She has won two RITA awards and holds a PhD in art history, which she teaches at the university level.
Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm,The Intersectional Approachguides new and established researchers to engage in a critical reflection about the broad adoption of intersectionality that constitutes what the editors call a new "social literacy" for scholars. In eighteen essays, contributors examine various topics of interest to students and researchers from a feminist perspective as well as through their respective disciplines, looking specifically at gender inequalities related to globalization, health, motherhood, sexuality, body image, and aging. Together, these essays provide a critical overview of the paradigm, highlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a strong case for the continued use of the intersectional approach both within the borders of women's and gender studies and beyond. Contributors: Lidia Anchisi, Gettysburg College Naomi Andre, University of Michigan Jean Ait Belkhir, Southern University at New Orleans Michele Tracy Berger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kia Lilly Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan Kimberle Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles Bonnie Thornton Dill, University of Maryland Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, City University of New York Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University Mako Fitts, Seattle University Kathleen Guidroz, Mount St. Mary's University Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Lebanon Valley College Kaaren Haldeman, Durham, North Carolina Catherine E. Harnois, Wake Forest University AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University Rachel E. Luft, University of New Orleans Gary K. Perry, Seattle University Jennifer Rothchild, University of Minnesota, Morris Ann Russo, DePaul University Natalie J. Sabik, University of Michigan Jessica Holden Sherwood, University of Rhode Island Yvette Taylor, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London
Schwarzenegger intimidates. Sharon Stone strips. Leno and Letterman duel. In twenty years of raw and raucous celebrity profiles Irreverently bold journalist Bill Zehme has long been celebrated for his ability to get under the skins of our most elusive icons, from the evasive Warren Beatty to the ever-unpredictable Madonna to the much misunderstood Barry Manilow. Now his most provocative work is collected for the first time, with over twenty-five landmark profiles, including Frank Sinatra, Tom Hanks, Jerry Seinfeld, Liberace, Howard Stern, Eddie Murphy, and Woody Allen. Zehme witnesses Hugh Hefner withstanding the single blow that never entered into an adolescent boy's dreams--losing his fantasy woman. He gets a nude massage with Sharon Stone, and an earful about men, sex, and the shotgun she keeps under her bed. Included, too, is Zehme's exclusive firsthand coverage of David Letterman and Jay Leno, before and throughout their late-night feud. Here is entertainment history through the eyes of a man the Chicago Tribune called "one of the most successful and prolific magazine writers in the country. " Hilarious, endearing, and wickedly insightful,Intimate Strangerscaptures the business of celebrity for what it is: a big, lusty, star-crossed love affair between our icons and ourselves.
Offering a compassionate view of the interior life of the batterer, this book explains the inner mechanisms of the batterer's violent behavior, analyzes society's negative depictions of abuse as well as general ideas concerning victims, and proposes alternative views. Finally the book addresses treatment methodologies that will result in permanent change.
Alone in his fortress, Gareth Wolff hides from the world. Until Gracie Darlington scales his mountain and lands at his doorstep-with cuts, bruises...and amnesia. But the reclusive billionaire knows her type. She wants something from him. Something he's spent a lifetime trying to forget....Gareth won't let the sexy interloper leave. Not until he learns her angle and sates his desire in her arms. Gareth always gets what he wants...but this time, once Gracie regains her memory, it may be too late. Because not only has she invaded his lair...she's invaded his heart.
Into No Man’s Land, the Journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty, United States Marine Corps, Khe Sanh, Vietnamby Ellen Emerson White
The Vietnam War journal of Patrick Seamus Flaherty is now available in paperback, with an exciting repackaging! Determined to do his duty for his country, Patrick Seamus Flaherty joins the Marines right after graduation to fight in the Vietnam War. But Southeast Asia is a far cry from Patrick's hometown of Boston, and as soon as he arrives, he realizes that he's made a terrible mistake.Confronted with oppressive heat, dense jungles, and an enemy that is everywhere, Patrick is overwhelmed by life on the battlefield. With the help of his comrades, Patrick slowly starts to find a way to deal with the harsh realities he faces. But under constant assault by the North Vietnamese, Patrick isn't sure he'll ever make it home again, and as the months drag on, he and his unit question whether they're actually making a difference. Writing in the journal his father gave him before shipping out, Patrick brings Khe Sanh to vivid life through the smells, tastes, sounds, horrors, loneliness, and the friendships that are so much of the chaos called war.
An enthralling epic of the glamorous life in the mid-20th century with scenery that extends from New York to London, Into Temptation gives apt and telling insights into the world of the British aristocracy and their literary legacy. Into Temptation, the third book of the Lytton family trilogy, shifts the focus to New York City and Barty Miller. Rescued from the slums as a baby by Celia Lytton and now living in New York, Barty heads more than half of the Lytton publishing house. Falling on bad times, the family is worried that Barty will make a business decision that would be devastating to them. But will she? As events unfold, long-buried secrets concerning the whole family are revealed, shaking the very foundations of the Lytton's world. Readers have come to depend on Vincenzi for her enchanting prose style and the epic scope of her dramas; like the Lytton family sagas that precede it, Into Temptation does not disappoint.
"The Lytton family past is full of secrets. Only one person knows them all and that is Lady Celia Lytton, the family matriarch. Some are more dangerous than others, some entirely her own, others shared with her family, all absolutely safe in her keeping. Until something happens that threatens to reveal them all. " "The difficult, dark past of Adele, one of her twin daughters; the dreadful cruelty of a truth that had to be confronted by Celia's son Kit; the shadows of Celia's own past and that of Barty Miller, the child she rescued from the slums in babyhood and who now owns more than half of the Lytton publishing house - all these secrets and many more. "--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
It's not easy working with the man who almost ruined your career before it even started. It's even worse when he's your new boss.Paleontologist Susannah Robb just lost a prestigious job to her rival Alexander Blake, and she has to figure out a way to work with him. But that quickly turns out to be the least of her problems.Someone is stealing fossils from the site she discovered in Alberta's Badlands. And now she and Alex must team up to stop them.
The only thing columnist Lacey Clark dislikes more than fellow columnist Nate Logan is her own boring existence. She wants to be spontaneous, spirited. . . sexy. So when she meets a gorgeous stranger at a party and falls in lust at first sight, she figures she'll never have a better chance to go for it. How could she guess that her first-class lover would turn out to be her number one enemy?Nate Logan can't believe it! How could he have had the best sex of his life with the woman who's made his job a living hell? And how can he want her again. . . and again? Worse, their publisher is suddenly insisting Nate and Lacey collaborate on a joint column. Which leaves Nate wondering if he's going to seduce Lacey into changing her mind--or give up and let the sexy blonde blow his. . . .
The girls have had an amazing summer with their cooking business. But now that middle school is starting, everything is changing. The girls need to find a way to balance business, school, and friends--because friendship is what Dish is all about.
Beloved and bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann writes terrific edge-of-your-seat novels of romantic suspense set in the world's exciting danger zones and exotic hotspots. Now, in her new sensational novel, she comes stateside for her most action-packed adventure yet.It was supposed to be a "dog and pony show"--an elaborate demonstration of SEAL rescue techniques--to celebrate a presidential visit to a California naval base. Professional, no-nonsense White House staffer Joan DaCosta arrives early to scope out the area. Assigned to be her SEAL liaison is Lt. (jg) Mike Muldoon, a born leader--strong, decisive, tough, and fearless.Against her better judgment, Joan finds herself drawn to the handsome young officer. Skilled at being "one of the guys" in the mostly male world of politics, she is dismayed when Muldoon breaks through her defenses. While the tension mounts between them, fueling their growing attraction, a far more sinister danger is lurking, as terrorists plot a daring attack against the president. To protect their commander in chief, Joan and Muldoon must not only risk their hearts--but their very lives. . . .From the Hardcover edition.
When sixteen-year-old Jessica Matthews is attacked by Ottawa Indians, she is saved by the darkly attractive long hunter Noah Wilde. As Noah recovers from his wounds at Jessica's mountain cabin, he and Jessica fall in love; but Noah, who is secretly spying for the English government, has a mission to fulfill and is forced to leave once he recovers. When Noah is unexpectedly detained in Virginia, a tragedy changes Jessica's life forever. He must use all of his investigative skills to find the woman he loves. But whether she will take him back--and whether her new family will allow her to be taken--remains to be seen.
The fully revised and updated Third Edition of this textbook provides an accessible introduction to accounting for students coming to the subject for the first time. It embraces the basic techniques and underlying theoretical concepts in accounting and shows how these are applied in various circumstances. This New Edition incorporates major changes which improve and update the previous edition. It can be easily used by students working on their own, as well as in a classroom environment. It provides: - Fully illustrated & worked examples - Student Activities - End of chapter questions, many of which have been taken from major accounting examination bodies. -The solutions to all activities are given at the end of each chapter, and answers to the end of chapter questions are also supplied. Introduction to Accounting is an essential textbook for undergraduate accounting students. It is designed to meet the needs of both the non-specialist and those intending to specialise in accounting at undergraduate and also postgraduate levels. The Solutions Manual will be available via the SAGE website.
This book helps beginning theological students grasp the basics of Christian theology. Consciously avoiding the perspective of one school of thought or confessional tradition, the authors provide the reader with a brief, broad overview of the questions and contents of theological study. Their accessible use of language, clear organization, and careful explanation will prove of invaluable aid to those who are getting their theological feet wet for the first time. "In the words of its authors, this book offers an introduction 'to the fuller spectrum of Christian theology as it has developed through the centuries.' Few writers address the historical development of the classic doctrines and the contemporary resonance as adroitly as Gonzalez and Perez. The chapter on Jesus Christ, for example, presents concise summaries of the treatments of Christ's person leading up to Chalcedon, while suggesting a need for a multiplicity of images in understanding the work of Christ that liberates the whole person and restores all creation. Beginning students, as a result, are invited into a living theological conversation, where the contested claims of the past have continued relevance in a contemporary era beset by its undervaluing of the body and creation. Broadly ecumenical in tenor, with reference to theologians from nearly every century, the work should appeal to both a popular readership and introductory students in college and seminary. One disappointing aspect of the book is an absence of Latino/a, feminist, and liberation perspectives. For a work that argues for the contextuality of all theology, and from authors whose previous work has been monumental in Hispanic theological education, this lack is surprising."---David H. Jensen, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Religious Studies Review, Volume 29 Number 3, July 2003.
An introductory text that explores the current issues in the lives and circumstances of disabled people, their careers, and those who intend to work in the caring services. Explores and analyzes quality of life factors, the emergence of rights, and the strengths and weakness of community care provisions. Also provides examples of individual oppressions and success stories, and suggests how disabled and non-disabled people can collaborate in the development of inclusive communities and neighborhoods. Distributed by Taylor & Francis. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
A book helping students to understand concepts of physical science.
Introduction to Politics and Society comprehensively demonstrates how key theoretical and concepts in political science have foretold, rationalized and shaped politics in the contemporary world. Students will discover the meaning of `power', `authority', `coercion', `surveillance' and `legitimacy'. The ideas of Weber, Marx, Foucault, Bauman, Sennett, Habermas, Baudrillard and Giddens are explained with clarity and precision. Well-chosen examples, many from popular political culture illustrate the relevance of fundamental theoretical debates. This book also examines: - The central tendencies in the movement from modern to post-modern society - The significance, strengths and weaknesses of `Third Way' politics - The decline of organized party politics - The development of new social movements Developed with an understanding of the requirements of students and lecturers, this book is an extraordinary resource for undergraduate teaching and study needs. It will be required reading for undergraduate students in sociology, politics and social policy.
This introductory text is organized by self-contained modules rather than chapters, and features integration of colorful graphics and photos with text in smaller one- and two-page units. Material is accessibly written yet detailed, with illustrated explanations of difficult concepts related to physical and biochemical aspects, and many references to news events, public figures in entertainment and politics, and ongoing real-life cases. Other learning features include concepts reviews, summary tests, critical thinking exercises, and quizes. Plotnik teaches at San Diego State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Some of the topics covered in this book are: the world of sociology, culture, social structure & group behavior, socialization, deviance & crime, social stratification & class and race & ethnicity among others
Molecular shape, form, and symmetry play a central role in organic chemistry, and this text presents a brief introduction to the conceptual basis of stereochemistry. Its focus lies in the fundamentals of structural stereochemistry, rather than the dynamic aspects that are more relevant to reaction mechanisms. The three-part treatment deals with structure and symmetry, stereoisomerism, and the separation and configuration of stereoisomers.The first section reviews molecular architecture, relating empirical bonding geometries to the hybridization of the central carbon atom. Students receive a nonrigorous treatment of symmetry elements and point groups, with particular focus on the presence or absence of reflection symmetry. The second section classifies stereoisomers according to symmetry properties and to the nature of their barriers; it also discusses the dependence of optical activity on structure and concludes with an examination of topological isomerism. The third and final section explores the conceptual basis of asymmetric syntheses and kinetic resolutions. Each of the major sections features a series of exercises that reinforce and extend the preceding material, and answers are provided. Preface to the Dover edition. Answers to Exercises. Bibliography. Index.
Francis de Sales's Introduction to the Devout Life has remained a uniquely accessible and relevant treasure of devotion for nearly four hundred years. As Bishop of Geneva in the first quarter of the seventeenth century, Francis de Sales saw to the spiritual needs of everyone from the poorest peasants to court ladies. The desire to be closer to God that he found in people from all levels of society led him to compile these instructions on how to live in Christ. Francis's compassionate Introduction leads the reader through practical ways of attaining a devout life without renouncing the world and offers prayers and meditations to strengthen devotion in the face of temptation and hardship.
Introduction to the Middle Way presents an adventure into the heart of Buddhist wisdom through the Madhyamika, or "middle way," teachings, which are designed to take the ordinary intellect to the limit of its powers and then show that there is more. This book includes a verse translation of the Madhyamakavatara by the renowned seventh-century Indian master Chandrakirti, an extremely influential text of Mahayana Buddhism, followed by an exhaustive logical explanation of its meaning by the modern Tibetan master Jamgön Mipham, composed approximately twelve centuries later. Chandrakirti's work is an introduction to the Madhyamika teachings of Nagarjuna, which are themselves a systematization of the Prajnaparamita, or "Perfection of Wisdom" literature, the sutras on the crucial but elusive concept of emptiness. Chandrakirti's work has been accepted throughout Tibetan Buddhism as the highest expression of the Buddhist view on the sutra level. With Jamgön Mipham's commentary, it is a definitive presentation of the wisdom of emptiness, a central theme of Buddhist teachings. This book is a core study text for both academic students and practitioners of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism.