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Native Tongue

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Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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From the New York Times bestselling author comes a novel in which dedicated, if somewhat demented, environmentalists battle sleazy real estate developers in the Florida Keys. "Rips, zips, hurtles, keeping us turning the pages at breakfinger pace." —New York Times Book Review When the precious clue-tongued mango voles at the Amazing Kingdom of Thrills on North Key Largo are stolen by heartless, ruthless thugs, Joe Winder wants to uncover why, and find the voles. Joe is lately a PR man for the Amazing Kingdom theme park, but now that the voles are gone, Winder is dragged along in their wake through a series of weird and lethal events that begin with the sleazy real-estate agent/villain Francis X. Kingsbury and can end only one way....

Native Tongue, Stranger Talk

Native Tongue, Stranger Talk Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michelle Hartman
Editor: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652690
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Can a reality lived in Arabic be expressed in French? Can a French-language literary work speak Arabic? In Native Tongue, Stranger Talk Hartman shows how Lebanese women authors use spoken Arabic to disrupt literary French, with sometimes surprising results. Challenging the common claim that these writers express a Francophile or "colonized" consciousness, this book demonstrates how Lebanese women writers actively question the political and cultural meaning of writing in French in Lebanon. Hartman argues that their innovative language inscribes messages about society into their novels by disrupting class-status hierarchies, narrow ethno-religious identities, and rigid gender roles. Because the languages of these texts reflect the crucial issues of their times, Native Tongue, Stranger Talk guides the reader through three key periods of Lebanese history: the French Mandate and Early Independence, the Civil War, and the postwar period. Three novels are discussed in each time period, exposing the contours of how the authors "write Arabic in French" to invent new literary languages.

Learning One’s Native Tongue

Learning One’s Native Tongue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tracy B. Strong
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022662336X
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Citizenship is much more than the right to vote. It is a collection of political capacities constantly up for debate. From Socrates to contemporary American politics, the question of what it means to be an authentic citizen is an inherently political one. With Learning One’s Native Tongue, Tracy B. Strong explores the development of the concept of American citizenship and what it means to belong to this country, starting with the Puritans in the seventeenth century and continuing to the present day. He examines the conflicts over the meaning of citizenship in the writings and speeches of prominent thinkers and leaders ranging from John Winthrop and Roger Williams to Thomas Jefferson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and Franklin Roosevelt, among many others who have participated in these important cultural and political debates. The criteria that define what being a citizen entails change over time and in response to historical developments, and they are thus also often the source of controversy and conflict, as with voting rights for women and African Americans. Strong looks closely at these conflicts and the ensuing changes in the conception of citizenship, paying attention to what difference each change makes and what each particular conception entails socially and politically.

Desert Heat & Native Tongue

Desert Heat & Native Tongue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Felthouse
Editor: Lucy Felthouse
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Fantastic value double pack - read the whole story at once. Desert Heat: Their love is forbidden by rules, religion and risk. Yet still they can’t resist. Captain Hugh Wilkes is on his last tour of duty in Afghanistan. The British Army is withdrawing, and Wilkes expects his posting to be event-free. That is, until he meets his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, who awakens desires in Wilkes that he’d almost forgotten about, and that won’t be ignored. Native Tongue: They may be back on British soil, but the battle isn’t over. When Captain Hugh Wilkes fell for his Afghan interpreter, Rustam Balkhi, he always knew things would never be easy. After months of complete secrecy, their return to England should have spelt an end to the sneaking around and the insane risks. But it seems there are many obstacles for them to overcome before they can truly be happy together. Can they get past those obstacles, or is this one battle too many for their fledgling relationship?

You Have the Right to Remain Fat

You Have the Right to Remain Fat Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Virgie Tovar
Editor: The Feminist Press at CUNY
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“In this bold new book, Tovar eviscerates diet culture, proclaims the joyous possibilities of fatness, and shows us that liberation is possible.” —Sarai Walker, author of Dietland Growing up as a fat girl, Virgie Tovar believed that her body was something to be fixed. But after two decades of dieting and constant guilt, she was over it—and gave herself the freedom to trust her own body again. Ever since, she’s been helping others to do the same. Tovar is hungry for a world where bodies are valued equally, food is free from moral judgment, and you can jiggle through life with respect. In concise and candid language, she delves into unlearning fatphobia, dismantling sexist notions of fashion, and how to reject diet culture’s greatest lie: that fat people need to wait before beginning their best lives. “This book feels like spending a margarita-soaked day at the beach with your smartest friend. Virgie Tovar shares juicy secrets and makes revolutionary ideas viscerally accessible. You’ll be left enlightened, inspired, happier, and possibly angrier than when you started.” —Joy Nash, actress “Tovar is a vital voice in contemporary activism, media, and feminism. The joy she takes in her own body and life, combined with the righteous anger she expresses at an oppressive world is a truly radical act. She is deeply thoughtful, but does not equivocate. She confronts bigotry, but does not engage with bullshit.” —Kelsey Miller, author of Big Girl “Long-time body positive writer, speaker and activist Virgie Tovar is gifting brown round girls the book we’ve been hungry for.” —Mitú

Zwischen Wüstenhitze und Nebelschwaden

Zwischen Wüstenhitze und Nebelschwaden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lucy Felthouse
Editor: XinXii
ISBN: 3959494777
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In Afghanistan konnten Regeln, Religion und Gefahr die Liebe nicht zurückdrängen. In England sollten all diese Schwierigkeiten einfach im Nebel verschwinden. Doch stattdessen scheinen die Probleme zuzunehmen. Werden die beiden Männer diesen Kampf verlieren?

Skink--No Surrender

Skink--No Surrender Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carl Hiaasen
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307974065
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Richard's cousin is missing, and his best hope of finding her rests with the wily, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida. Carl Hiaasen introduces his iconic character Skink to a younger audience in this nail-biting adventure! A National Book Award Longlist Selection Classic Malley: her parents are about to ship her off to boarding school, so she takes off with some guy she met online... Poor Richard: he's less of a rebel than Malley, and a lot less trusting. He knows his cousin is in trouble before she does. Wild Skink: he's a ragged, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, this unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators. In Carl Hiaasen's outrageous, hilarious, and wildly dangerous state of Florida, there are a million places an outlaw might stash a teenage girl. A million unpleasant ways to die. And two who will risk everything to rescue a friend . . . and to, hopefully, exact a bit of swamp justice.

Equity in Excellence

Equity in Excellence Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Siao See Teng,Maria Manzon,Kenneth K. Poon
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9811329753
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Equity in Excellence by Siao See Teng,Maria Manzon,Kenneth K. Poon Summary

This book offers a comprehensive picture of high-performing East Asian education systems, beyond their outstanding achievements in international assessments, such as PISA and TIMSS. Situating “excellence” within discussions of “equity”, it contextualises the conceptions and pursuits of equity amid the development of education systems, policy and curricula in selected East Asian societies. While parallels could be observed across the systems, including high-stakes assessment culture, increasing credentialism and high investment of family educational resources, there are also divergences in approaches and outcomes relating to equity policies and practices. In light of the challenges presented by low fertility rates, ageing populations, migration, and the economic demands of the 21st century, the book addresses these systems’ attempts to cater to further diversified student populations and maintain equity in excellence. As the international community relentlessly seeks to enhance equity in education, there is much these East Asian education systems can share. This book has appeal internationally to researchers, policymakers, educators, and anyone interested in East Asian education and equity.

33 Traditional Native American Songs for Tongue Drum and Handpan

33 Traditional Native American Songs for Tongue Drum and Handpan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Winter
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Music is an integral part in the life of the Native Americans, playing a key role in ceremonies, recreational activities, self expression, and healing. Many different instruments are used in Native American music, including drums, flutes, and other percussion instruments. These songs were adapted here for Tongue Drum and Handpan and they are possible to play on most drum models. The steel tongue drum (aka tong drum, tank drum, gluck-o-phone, hapi, or steeldrum) and the handpan (aka hank drum, UFO drum, zen drum, meditation, healing, yoga or chakra drum) are percussion musical instruments designed to help you focus on your feelings, sensations, and body. In musical science, a unique Native American style of singing can be distinguished. It is characterized by rhythmic breathing, a tense voice, and syllabic sounds being more important than lyrics. These technical features helped the shaman achieve a trance state. Although the tongue drum is a modern musical instrument, is perfectly suitable for any tribal songs. Attention: Songs have been transposed for a DIATONIC range. Some melodies might be changed and simplified. If your drum has flat keys, it is recommended that you use classic sheet music for piano. We write the note numbers above the notes because our sheet music is aimed at absolute beginners. Just follow numbers and enjoy. Here you can find traditional songs, handed down from generation to generation: ceremonial (such as corn grinding or moccasin game songs) or healing songs. Also, we add a QR code to most songs. Follow the link and find this song on YouTube, so that you can listen to the rhythm before beginning to play. For which tongue drum are these songs suitable? Each tongue drum is very different and it is impossible to accommodate songs for all kinds of tongue drums in one book. The songs which have been collected in this book can be played on most drum models. If you have less than 1 octave of keys on your drum, you may need to skip some songs. However, if your drum has many sharp notes, you will need a book that contains chromatic songs. Here, we have collected only simplified diatonic melodies. Contents Ani Couni. Arapaho Song. (Version 1) Ani Couni. Arapaho Song. (Version 2) Ani Couni. Arapaho Song. (Version 3) Medicine Song. Apache Song Bebi Notsa. Creek folk song Buffalo Dance. Kiowa folk song Chippewa Lullaby. Chippewa folk song Corn Grinding Song. Zuni folk song Dust of the Red Wagon. Ute folk song Eagle Dance Song. Algonquin folk song Epanay. Sioux folk song Eskimo Ice Cream. Inuit folk song Hiya Hiya. Pawnee folk song Happy Song. Navajo folk song Ho Ho Watanay. Iroquois Lullaby. (2 versions) Hosisipa. Sioux folk song Hwi Ne Ya He. Presumably an Apache song Happiness Song. Navajo folk song Inuit Lullaby. Inuit folk song Moccasin Game Song. Navajo folk song Nessa, Nessa. Ojebwe Lullaby Mos Mos. Hopi folk song My Paddle. Folk song O Hal'lwe. Nanticoke folk song Okki Tokki Unga. Eskimo fishing song Pleasure Dance. Choctaw folk song Sioux Lullaby. Sioux folk song Song of the Deer Dancing. Chippewa folk song Song to the Sun. Zuni folk song Uhe' Ba Sho. Omaha folk song Wanagi Wacipi Olowan. Dakota folk song Wioste Olowan. Dakota folk song We N’ De Ya Ho Cherokee Morning song Ya Ya We. Wichita song Zuni Sunset Song. Zuni folk song

The Story of Spanish

The Story of Spanish Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau,Julie Barlow
Editor: St. Martin\'s Press
ISBN: 1250023165
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Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the husband-and-wife team who chronicled the history of the French language in The Story of French, now look at the roots and spread of modern Spanish. Full of surprises and honed in Nadeau and Barlow's trademark style, combining personal anecdote, reflections, and deep research, The Story of Spanish is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names—Spanish and Castilian. The story starts when the ancient Phoenicians set their sights on "The Land of the Rabbits," Spain's original name, which the Romans pronounced as Hispania. The Spanish language would pick up bits of Germanic culture, a lot of Arabic, and even some French on its way to taking modern form just as it was about to colonize a New World. Through characters like Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus, Cervantes, and Goya, The Story of Spanish shows how Spain's Golden Age, the Mexican Miracle, and the Latin American Boom helped shape the destiny of the language. Other, more somber episodes, also contributed, like the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of Spain's Jews, the destruction of native cultures, the political instability in Latin America, and the dictatorship of Franco. The Story of Spanish shows there is much more to Spanish than tacos, flamenco, and bullfighting. It explains how the United States developed its Hispanic personality from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to Latin American immigration and telenovelas. It also makes clear how fundamentally Spanish many American cultural artifacts and customs actually are, including the dollar sign, barbecues, ranching, and cowboy culture. The authors give us a passionate and intriguing chronicle of a vibrant language that thrived through conquests and setbacks to become the tongue of Pedro Almodóvar and Gabriel García Márquez, of tango and ballroom dancing, of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.

Oral Pleasure

Oral Pleasure Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jerzy Kosinski
Editor: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 080219401X
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“[This] new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms . . . A most welcome body of texts that elucidates a rather mysterious persona” (Tablet). Oral Pleasure: Kosinski as Storyteller is a collection of interviews, lectures, and transcriptions of media appearances from the legendary literary figure, Jerzy Kosinski. Compiled by his late widow, Kiki, most of the pieces here are published for the first time. These texts bring sharper focus to the themes in his works, making this strikingly erratic individual more accessible. They provide an uncensored portrait of the writer plagued by scandal, whose authenticity was challenged by fierce accusations of plagiarism regarding his seminal novel, The Painted Bird—suspicion that shadowed his career. Oral Pleasure reveals Kosinski as a truly genuine, gifted man of letters. The material covers different aspects of Kosinski’s eventful life, from his thoughts on Poland and the Holocaust to his experiences with acting and television. He expounds on the difficulties of writing under a totalitarian government and the importance of freedom of speech. He discusses the fine line between fiction and autobiography, the prominent role sex played in his writing and life, the philosophical importance of violence in his novels, and his controversial statements on Jewish identity. This collection offers new insight into Kosinski’s renowned work, portraying a brilliant storyteller behind the public figure. “Containing more than 60 documents from Kosinski’s career, the book flows like a conversation . . . thanks to the strength of Kosinski’s voice, [it is] coherent and recognizably whole. . . . Even without prior knowledge of his work, Kosinski rewards those willing to engage with his stories.” —Publishers Weekly

Borne Revolution

Borne Revolution Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jahi Issa Jabri Ali-Bey
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1491781467
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The aim in writing this book is to set the mental framework that will help us fixate on one mind and spirit that will personify the spiritual performance of many through your actions and deeds with the intent to uplift fallen humanity and save us from hell-self-destruction. Author Jahi Ali-Bey has a well-rounded unique philosophical understanding of existence. Life has molded and shown Jahi other non-traditional spiritual aspects that are relevant outside the norms of social traditions. His goal is to rescue the unconscious 97% of humanity, strengthen and elevate your consciousness to a higher spiritual degree via the concepts in this book. He’s imploring people can revive their inner-self by self-analysis; building their mental and spiritual awareness and simultaneously discovering the Borne Revolution. Borne Revolution: Fight for Humanity defines and discloses the purpose of human existence. ¬ is book will always be a source of refuge and inspiration to save humanity from an unthinkable demise, extinction.

Native Shakespeares

Native Shakespeares Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Parmita Kapadia
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317089839
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Explored in this essay collection is how Shakespeare is rewritten, reinscribed and translated to fit within the local tradition, values, and languages of the world's various communities and cultures. Contributors show that Shakespeare, regardless of the medium - theater, pedagogy, or literary studies - is commonly 'rooted' in the local customs of a people in ways that challenge the notion that his drama promotes a Western idealism. Native Shakespeares examines how the persistent indigenization of Shakespeare complicates the traditional vision of his work as a voice of Western culture and colonial hegemony. The international range of the collection and the focus on indigenous practices distinguishes Native Shakespeares from other available texts.

Amerika der Männer

Amerika der Männer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzette Haden Elgin
Editor: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641188474
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Für Frauen verboten Die USA im 23. Jahrhundert: Den Frauen wurden alle Rechte entzogen, die sie sich im 20. Jahrhundert erkämpft hatten. Es ist ihnen untersagt, gehobene Berufe auszuüben, ohne Einwilligung der Ehemänner Geldgeschäfte zu tätigen oder sich einer ärztlichen Behandlung zu unterziehen. Sie werden von den Familienoberhäuptern wie Haustiere gehalten und eingesetzt. Den Frauen der sogenannten Linguisten-Dynastie ergeht es nicht anders. Doch ihnen und ihren Kleinkindern kommt eine besondere Aufgabe zu: Sie sollen Kontakt zu den verschiedenen raumfahrenden Völkern herstellen, denn nur das Gehirn von kleinen Kindern im vorsprachlichen Alter ist noch formbar genug, um die fremdartigen Sprachmuster zu erlernen, sodass sie später als Dolmetscher arbeiten können. Diese mühselige und frustrierende Arbeit ist zugleich die größte Chance der Frauen, sich eine eigene Geheimsprache zu schaffen, um sich so ein winziges Stück Freiheit und Unabhängigkeit zu erkämpfen.

Confucian Tradition and Global Education

Confucian Tradition and Global Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wm. Theodore de Bary
Editor: The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press
ISBN: 9882378757
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Professor de Bary argues in these three lectures that China's Confucian tradition is still relevant in the democratic and pluralistic world order of today. First, Confucian tradition values free discourse and the pursuit of knowledge. Second, He goes into “further details of the content and method by which the Chinese classics can be restored to a place in a modern humanities curriculum"elevant to a global horizon. Third, de Bary envisions a global curriculum of "eat books" through translation. Throughout these lectures, one can see de Bary's passion as a humanist and an educator and one who has had tremendous experience in conceiving and editing the Introduction to Oriental Civilizations Series, which have had so much impact upon the teachings of Asia in America's colleges. Two additional chapters by Professors Tze-wan Kwan and Cheung Chan-fai on the issues of Tang Chun-I's concept of general education and language media in education respectively are added.

Memory Speaks

Memory Speaks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julie Sedivy
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674269640
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From an award-winning writer and linguist, a scientific and personal meditation on the phenomenon of language loss and the possibility of renewal. As a child Julie Sedivy left Czechoslovakia for Canada, and English soon took over her life. By early adulthood she spoke Czech rarely and badly, and when her father died unexpectedly, she lost not only a beloved parent but also her firmest point of connection to her native language. As Sedivy realized, more is at stake here than the loss of language: there is also the loss of identity. Language is an important part of adaptation to a new culture, and immigrants everywhere face pressure to assimilate. Recognizing this tension, Sedivy set out to understand the science of language loss and the potential for renewal. In Memory Speaks, she takes on the psychological and social world of multilingualism, exploring the human brain’s capacity to learn—and forget—languages at various stages of life. But while studies of multilingual experience provide resources for the teaching and preservation of languages, Sedivy finds that the challenges facing multilingual people are largely political. Countering the widespread view that linguistic pluralism splinters loyalties and communities, Sedivy argues that the struggle to remain connected to an ancestral language and culture is a site of common ground, as people from all backgrounds can recognize the crucial role of language in forming a sense of self. Distinctive and timely, Memory Speaks combines a rich body of psychological research with a moving story at once personal and universally resonant. As citizens debate the merits of bilingual education, as the world’s less dominant languages are driven to extinction, and as many people confront the pain of language loss, this is badly needed wisdom.

Willie Anderson

Willie Anderson Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ray Sowell
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 152462196X
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This book is composed of two different fiction stories that will give you life lessons applicable in reality. The story Willie Anderson will tell you that you will never know what life brings to you so you must always be prepared and geared to face challenges that life brings. The River, on the other hand, tells you to never give up on what life offers to you because you never know what will happen in the future

Elemental Discourses

Elemental Discourses Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Sallis
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253037263
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John Sallis's thought is oriented to two overarching tasks: to bring to light the elemental in nature and to show how the imagination operates at the very center of human experience. He undertakes these tasks by analyzing a broad range of phenomena, including perception, the body, the natural world, art, space, and the cosmos. In every case, Sallis develops an original form of discourse attuned to the specific phenomenon and enacts a thorough reflection on discourse itself in its relation to voice, dialogue, poetry, and translation. Sallis's systematic investigations are complemented by his extensive interpretations of canonical figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Schelling, and Hegel and by his engagement with the most original thinkers in the areas of phenomenology, hermeneutics, and deconstruction.

Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Reconstruction

Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Reconstruction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark L. Urken
Editor: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451153376
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Illustrated with over 3,400 drawings and full-color photographs, this volume presents a unique multidisciplinary approach to head and neck reconstruction, combining input from otolaryngologists, plastic surgeons, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, maxillofacial prosthodontists, oculoplastic surgeons, speech and swallowing therapists, and metabolic support and nutrition specialists. For each anatomic region of the head and neck, the book defines the various defects from the reconstructive surgeon's point of view and presents actual cases demonstrating how each defect was reconstructed. In-depth discussions by leaders in the field allow the reader to appreciate the basic principles as well as the nuances of restoring each defect to an optimal level using regional flaps, free flaps, and prosthetic rehabilitation. The detailed case presentations show flap design and inset to achieve the final result. One of the key advances emphasized is the combination of implant technology and free tissue transfer to achieve the highest level of functional restoration. The reconstruction of patients following failure of radiation therapy is also extensively discussed.

Die Judasrose

Die Judasrose Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Suzette Haden Elgin
Editor: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641188482
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Im Amerika der Männer Die USA des 23. Jahrhunderts sind ein erzkonservatives Patriarchat, in dem die Frauen alle Rechte, die sie sich vor über 300 Jahren erkämpft hatten, verloren haben. Einzig die Frauen der sogenannten Linguisten-Dynastie und ihren Kindern haben eine besondere Aufgabe: Sie sollen Kontakt zu den verschiedenen Alien-Spezies herstellen und so den interstellaren Handel ermöglichen. Nur das Gehirn von Kleinkindern im vorsprachlichen Alter ist noch flexibel genug, um die fremdartigen Sprachmuster zu lernen, sodass sie später als Dolmetscher eingesetzt werden können. Für die Frauen ist das die Chance, sich eine Geheimsprache zu erschaffen und sich so ein kleines Stück Unabhängigkeit zu erobern. Die katholische Kirche betrachtet diese Versuche als Häresie. Sie wirbt Schwester Miriam Rose an, die sich das Vertrauen der aufmüpfigen Frauen erschleichen soll, damit dieser Eiterherd bekämpft und die Vorherrschaft des Patriarchats erhalten bleibt. Doch die Männer haben ihre Rechnung ohne diese Judasrose gemacht ...

The Mother Tongue

The Mother Tongue Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bill Bryson
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062417444
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“Vastly informative and vastly entertaining…A scholarly and fascinating book.” —Los Angeles Times With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your dog can’t), to the fine lost art of swearing, Bryson tells the fascinating, often uproarious story of an inadequate, second-rate tongue of peasants that developed into one of the world’s largest growth industries.

American Modernism's Expatriate Scene

American Modernism's Expatriate Scene Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Katz
Editor: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630872
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This study takes as its point of departure an essential premise: that the widespread phenomenon of expatriation in American modernism is less a flight from the homeland than a dialectical return to it, but one which renders uncanny all tropes of familiarity and immediacy which 'fatherlands' and 'mother tongues' are traditionally seen as providing. In this framework, similarly totalising notions of cultural authenticity are seen to govern both exoticist mystification and 'nativist' obsessions with the purity of the 'mother tongue.' At the same time, cosmopolitanism, translation, and multilingualism become often eroticised tropes of violation of this model, and in consequence, simultaneously courted and abhorred, in a movement which, if crystallised in expatriate modernism, continued to make its presence felt beyond. Beginning with the late work of Henry James, this book goes on to examine at length Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, to conclude with the uncanny regionalism of mid-century San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack Spicer, and the deterritorialised aesthetic of Spicer's peer, John Ashbery. Through an emphasis on modernism as a space of generalized interference, the practice and trope of translation emerges as central to all of the writers concerned, while the book remains in constant dialogue with key recent works on transnationalism, transatlanticism, and modernism.

A History of Education in Modern Russia

A History of Education in Modern Russia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wayne Dowler
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350101346
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A History of Education in Modern Russia is the first book to trace the significance of education in Russia from Peter the Great's reign all the way through to Vladimir Putin and the present day. Individual chapters open with an overview of the political, social, diplomatic and cultural environment of the period in order to orient the reader. Dowler then goes on to analyse the aims of education initiatives in each era before considering the ways in which Russians experienced education, both as students and as teachers. Each chapter concludes with an assessment of the outcomes and consequences of education policies in the period, both the successes and failures as well as the impact of education on the cultural, social, economic and ultimately political environments. The chronologically arranged book also traces and then summarises underlying key themes like the tension between an open system of education and an estate-based system; the push and pull between utility and the broader goal of human development; and the effects of centralized, authoritarian control that for much of the period limited local initiative and starved the regions of adequate resources.

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems

Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470630523
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Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi Summary

The essential, up-to-date guide for helping children with language and listening problems Does your child have trouble getting the right words out, following directions, or being understood? In this revised new edition of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems, speech-language pathologist Patricia Hamaguchi-who has been helping children overcome problems like these for more than thirty years-answers your questions to help you determine what's best for your child. This newest edition: * Expands on speech and articulation issues affecting toddlers * Includes a new chapter on socially "quirky" children Explains how to get the right help for your child, including when to wait before seeking help, how to find the right specialist, and how the problem may affect your child academically, socially, and at home Covers major revisions in educational laws and programs and insurance coverage as well as current information on new interventions and cutting-edge research in the field Updates information on autism spectrum disorders, neurobiological disorders, and auditory processing disorders "Provides valuable information for parents of children with speech, language, and listening problems."-Sandra C. Holley, Ph.D., Former President, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (on the Second Edition) More than 1.1 million children receive special education services each year to address speech and language problems, and many others struggle with language and listening to some degree. If your child is one of them, this book gives you the crucial and up-to-date guidance you need to help him or her both in school and at home.

Educational Bilingualism

Educational Bilingualism Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Natalia A. Gunina,Radislav P. Millrood
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Educational Bilingualism by Natalia A. Gunina,Radislav P. Millrood Summary

This volume focuses on the recent trend in English language pedagogy of “educational bilingualism”, that is, teaching English language, contents and cultures in bilingual lessons. It draws on the critical revision of the monolingual tradition of language instruction rooted in the outdated direct method once powerful at the turn of the 20th century. The realities of education are that the English language is spreading to foreign lands, circulating alongside native tongues, functioning as a universal communication tool for multinational groups or individuals and emerging as a global language in education. This book proves the hypothesis that in the epoch of information breakthroughs and global migration, the value of English in education lies in it being the key to innovative knowledge. This leads to its integration with the learners’ own language, providing alternative sources of information and marking cultural self-identity.

Sound and Script in Chinese Diaspora

Sound and Script in Chinese Diaspora Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jing Tsu
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674060547
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In this original and interdisciplinary work, Jing Tsu advances the notion of “literary governance” as a way of understanding literary dynamics and production on multiple scales: local, national, global. “Literary governance,” like political governance, is an exercise of power, but in a “softer” way - it begins with language, rather than governments. In a globalizing world characterized by many diasporas competing for recognition, the global Chinese community has increasingly come to feel the necessity of a “national language,” standardized and privileging its native speakers. As the national language gains power within the diasporic community, members of the diaspora become aware of themselves as a community. Eventually, they move from the internal state of awakened identity to being recognized as a community, and finally exercising power as a community. But this hegemony of the “national language” is constantly being challenged by different, nonstandard language uses, including various Chinese dialects, multiple registers, contested alphabet usage, and Chinese men and women who write in foreign languages. “Literary governance” reflects both the consensus-building power and the inherent divisiveness of these debates about language and is useful as a comparative model for thinking about not only Sinophone, Anglophone, Francophone, Lusophone, and Hispanophone literatures, but also any literary field that is currently expanding beyond the national.

Removing the Mystery from Tongues

Removing the Mystery from Tongues Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William O. Farmer
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781469123134
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The information contained in this book is needed by every Christian. It is Bible centered and designed to benefit both pastor and layman alike. It is clear and to the point. If you are uncertain concerning the Tongue movement in the church today, this commentary will lead you down the biblical path to honest truth.

(M)Other Tongues

(M)Other Tongues Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Juliane Prade
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527551571
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(M)Other Tongues: Literary Reflexions on a Difficult Distinction examines a key problem of literary criticism: the differentiation between languages is at the same time necessary and impossible. It is indispensable in order to read a text, yet literary texts are precisely those that question this distinction, articulating the link between languages and cultures, as well as the inherent strangeness of even one’s own mother tongue. (M)Other Tongues explores texts from the 16th century to the 21st century, focusing on different aspects of one main feature of literary texts: formally, as well as semantically, they transcend the rules and conventions of the language they speak. Crossing cultural borders is commonly discussed in historical, social, linguistic, and psychoanalytical terms – whether it be as (post-)colonialism, exilic or diasporic identities, creoles, or the displaced other within the own. (M)Other Tongues argues that, rather than being mere evidence in the theoretical analysis of cultural transitions, literary texts are a unique medium to reflect such processes as they challenge and modify the notion of language itself. The book discusses texts written mainly in English, French, and German, but also in Spanish and the complex formerly known as Yugoslavian. (M)Other Tongues shows that such distinctions between languages are precise since they can be exemplified with an indefinite number of words and rules, and still remain uncertain because they cannot be abstracted from these examples. What separates the mother tongue from other tongues is indeed precise uncertainty.


Perfidia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Ellroy
Editor: Vintage
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR It is December 6, 1941. America stands at the brink of World War II. Last hopes for peace are shattered when Japanese squadrons bomb Pearl Harbor. Los Angeles has been a haven for loyal Japanese-Americans—but now, war fever and race hate grip the city and the Japanese internment begins. The hellish murder of a Japanese family summons three men and one woman. William H. Parker is a captain on the Los Angeles Police Department. He’s superbly gifted, corrosively ambitious, liquored-up, and consumed by dubious ideology. He is bitterly at odds with Sergeant Dudley Smith—Irish émigré, ex-IRA killer, fledgling war profiteer. Hideo Ashida is a police chemist and the only Japanese on the L.A. cop payroll. Kay Lake is a twenty-one-year-old dilettante looking for adventure. The investigation throws them together and rips them apart. The crime becomes a political storm center that brilliantly illuminates these four driven souls—comrades, rivals, lovers, history’s pawns. Perfidia is a novel of astonishments. It is World War II as you have never seen it, and Los Angeles as James Ellroy has never written it before. Here, he gives us the party at the edge of the abyss and the precipice of America’s ascendance. Perfidia is that moment, spellbindingly captured. It beckons us to solve a great crime that, in its turn, explicates the crime of war itself. It is a great American novel.

Writing the Americas in Enlightenment Spain

Writing the Americas in Enlightenment Spain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas C. Neal
Editor: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611488311
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How did literary discourse about empire contribute to discussions about the implications of modernity and progress in eighteenth-century Spain? Writing the Americas seeks to answer this question by examining how novels, plays and short stories imagined and contested core notions about enlightened knowledge. Expanding upon recent transatlantic and postcolonial approaches to Spain's Enlightenment that have focused mostly on historiographical and scientific texts, this book disputes the long-standing perception of the Spanish Enlightenment as an "imitative" movement best defined best by its similarities with French and British contexts. Instead, through readings of major and minor texts by authors such as José Cadalso, Gaspar Melchor Jovellanos, Pedro Montengón and José María Blanco White, Writing the Americas argues that literary texts advanced a unique exploration of the compatibility between supposed universal principles and local histories, one which often diverged noticeably from dominant trends and patterns in Enlightenment thought elsewhere. The authors studied often drew directly from Spain's own imperial experiences to submit prevailing ideas about culture, commerce, education and political organization to scrutiny. Writing the Americas provides a new critical lens through which to reexamine the aesthetic and political content of eighteenth-century Spanish cultural production. While in the past, much of the debate about whether Spanish neoclassicism was "modern" literature has centered on formalistic qualities or romantic notions of "originality" or "subjectivity," ultimately, Writing the Americas locates the modernity of these literary works within the very ideological tensions they display towards the prevailing intellectual trends of the time. The interdisciplinary content and approach of Writing the Americas make it a valuable resource for a broad range of scholars including specialists in eighteenth-century and modern Hispanic literature and culture, colonial Hispanic literature and culture, transatlantic American studies, European Enlightenment studies, and modernity studies.

School Reform

School Reform Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Williamson M. Evers,Lance T. Izumi,Pamela A. Riley
Editor: Hoover Press
ISBN: 0817928731
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This book explores a wide range of critical areas in education, examines the basic nature of our education problems, provides a clear understanding of underperformance, and proposes reasonable and effective strategies for success.

The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction

The Myth of Indigenous Caribbean Extinction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: T. Castanha
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023011640X
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This book debunks one of the greatest myths ever told in Caribbean history: that the indigenous peoples who encountered a very lost Christopher Columbus are 'extinct.' Through the uncovering of recent ethnographical data, the author reveals extensive narratives of Jíbaro Indian resistance and cultural continuity on the island of Borikén.

Worldwide Women Writers in Paris

Worldwide Women Writers in Paris Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alison Rice
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192660691
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Worldwide Women Writers in Paris examines a new literary phenomenon consisting of an unprecedented number of women from around the world who have come to Paris and become authors of written works in French. It takes as its starting point a series of filmed interviews conducted in the French capital, a set of recorded conversations motivated by a desire to pay homage to these discrete voices and images at a moment characterized by impressive diversity. Their individual paths to France and to French are noteworthy, and these authors of different generations and varying places of origin emphasize their singularity. However, the juxtaposition of their reflections reveals that many have faced similar difficulties when learning the French language, adapting to life in France, and many have encountered forms of prejudice in the publishing world related to their ethnicity or gender. These challenges have led them, each in an idiosyncratic manner, to tackle tough topics in their work and to respond to adversity by finding effective creative expressions. Taken together, the innovations and interventions in oral and written form of these authors collectively contribute to significant change in the specialized score that is the Parisian literary landscape: Hélène Cixous (Algeria); Zahia Rahmani (Algeria); Leïla Sebbar (Algeria); Bessora (Belgium); Julia Kristeva (Bulgaria); Pia Petersen (Denmark); Maryse Condé (Guadeloupe); Eva Almassy (Hungary); Shumona Sinha (India); Chahdortt Djavann (Iran); Yumiko Seki (Japan); Evelyne Accad (Lebanon); Etel Adnan (Lebanon); Nathacha Appanah (Mauritius); Brina Svit (Slovenia); Eun-Ja Kang (South Korea); Anna Moï (Vietnam).

Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power

Indigenous Peoples' Wisdom and Power Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julian E Kunnie,Nomalungelo L Goduka
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Capturing the narratives of indigenes, this book presents a unique anthology on global Indigenous peoples' wisdoms and ways of knowing. Covering issues of religion, cultural self-determination, philosophy, spirituality, sacred sites, oppression, gender and the suppressed voices of women, the diverse global contexts across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, North and South America, and Oceania are highlighted. The contributions represent heart-felt expressions of Indigenous peoples from various contexts - their triumphs and struggles, their gains and losses, their reflections on the past, present, and future - telling their accounts in their own voices. Opening new vistas for understanding historical ancient knowledge, preserved and practiced by Indigenous people for millennia, this innovative anthology illuminates areas of philosophy, science, medicine, health, architecture, and botany to reveal knowledge suppressed by Western academic studies.

Multilingual Education: Comparative Rhetoric Versus Linguistic Elitism and Assimilation

Multilingual Education: Comparative Rhetoric Versus Linguistic Elitism and Assimilation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Writer David Trotter
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
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Multilingual Education: Comparative Rhetoric Versus Linguistic Elitism and Assimilation by Writer David Trotter Summary

For more than 500 years, a debate has raged in America over whether immigrants’ cultures and languages should be allowed to exist alongside the “native” culture and language of the “host” country to which the immigrants have emigrated, whether they should be subordinated or replaced by the “host” culture and language, or whether they should be allowed to dominate and replace the “native” culture and language. Growing out of this debate, this essay deals with the cultural, linguistic, and social alienation that occurs when one is set aside, ostracized, or made an outsider because of one’s culture, language, or skin color. Specifically, it covers multilingual education and the surrounding social issues in terms of cultural identity versus assimilation. I suggest a balance between the common language and comparative rhetoric in education, a balance between monolingual education and a multilingual society.

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

A Companion to Modern Chinese Literature Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yingjin Zhang
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118451600
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This wide-ranging Companion provides a vital overview of modern Chinese literature in different geopolitical areas, from the 1840s to now. It reviews major accomplishments of Chinese literary scholarship published in Chinese and English and brings attention to previously neglected, important areas. Offers the most thorough and concise coverage of modern Chinese literature to date, drawing attention to previously neglected areas such as late Qing, Sinophone, and ethnic minority literature Several chapters explore literature in relation to Sinophone geopolitics, regional culture, urban culture, visual culture, print media, and new media The introduction and two chapters furnish overviews of the institutional development of modern Chinese literature in Chinese and English scholarship since the mid-twentieth century Contributions from leading literary scholars in mainland China and Hong Kong add their voices to international scholarship

The Translation Studies Reader

The Translation Studies Reader Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lawrence Venuti
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000365263
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The Translation Studies Reader provides a definitive survey of the most important and influential developments in translation theory and research, with an emphasis on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The introductory essays prefacing each section place a wide range of seminal and innovative readings within their various contexts, thematic and cultural, institutional and historical. The fourth edition of this classic reader has been substantially revised and updated. Notable features include: Four new readings that sketch the history of Chinese translation from antiquity to the early twentieth century Four new readings that sample key trends in translation research since 2000 Incisive commentary on topics of current debate in the field such as world literature, migration and translingualism, and translation history A conceptual organization that illuminates the main models of translation theory and practice, whether instrumental or hermeneutic This carefully curated selection of key works, by leading scholar and translation theorist, Lawrence Venuti, is essential reading for students and scholars on courses such as the History of Translation Studies, Translation Theory, and Trends in Translation Studies.

Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience

Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Katherine A. Dettwyler
Editor: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478608536
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Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience by Katherine A. Dettwyler Summary

Katherine A. Dettwyler, author of the Margaret Mead Awardwinning Dancing Skeletons, has written a compelling and original introductory text. Cultural Anthropology & Human Experience is suitable for use in Cultural and Social Anthropology courses, and its twelve chapters easily fit into quarter or semester terms, while leaving room for additional readings, discussions, or other projects. All the standard topics are covered, but with less emphasis on method and theory and more coverage of a variety of industrial and postindustrial societies. Auxiliary materialsbells and whistleshave been kept to a minimum to reduce distractions and maintain a reasonable price to students. The author has chosen all the photographs with great care to illustrate or amplify important points. The Instructors Manual includes summaries of each chapter, student exercises, and a test bank. Dettwylers upbeat tone inspires students to: develop the ability to think logically, objectively, and critically about different cultural beliefs, practices, and social structures; understand that humans are primates with culture, with a complex overlay of environmental and cultural influences; appreciate how powerful cultural beliefs and practices can be in shaping human perceptions of the world; realize that culture is not the same thing as social constructions of race, ethnic identity, or place of geographic origin; understand why/how cultural practices make sense within the cultures that practice them; articulate how an anthropological perspective helps discern everyday situations and interactions at the local, national, and international levels; understand that anthropology is not just an academic disciplineit is a way of looking at and understanding the world; appreciate the ways cultural beliefs and practices, social structures, and human lifestyles contribute to a meaningful life.

Culture, Citizenship, and Community

Culture, Citizenship, and Community Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph H. Carens
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191522937
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This book contributes to contemporary debates about multiculturalism and democratic theory by reflecting upon the ways in which claims about culture and identity are actually advanced by immigrants, national minorities, aboriginals and other groups in a number of different societies. Carens advocates a contextual approach to theory that explores the implications of theoretical views for actual cases, reflects on the normative principles embedded in practice, and takes account of the ways in which differences between societies matter. He argues that this sort of contextual approach will show why the conventional liberal understanding of justice as neutrality needs to be supplemented by a conception of justice as evenhandedness and why the conventional conception of citizenship is an intellectual and moral prison from which we can be liberated by an understanding of citizenship that is more open to multiplicity and that grows out of practices we judge to be just and beneficial.

Tongues of Fire

Tongues of Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Farriss
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190884118
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In Tongues of Fire, Nancy Farriss investigates the role of language and translation in the creation of Mexican Christianity during the first centuries of colonial rule. Spanish missionaries collaborated with indigenous intellectuals to communicate the gospel in dozens of unfamiliar local languages that had previously lacked grammars, dictionaries, or alphabetic script. The major challenge to translators, more serious than the absence of written aids or the great diversity of languages and their phonetic and syntactical complexity, was the vast cultural difference between the two worlds. The lexical gaps that frustrated the search for equivalence in conveying fundamental Christian doctrines derived from cultural gaps that separated European experiences and concepts from those of the Indians. Farriss shows that the dialogue arising from these efforts produced a new, culturally hybrid form of Christianity that had become firmly established by the end of the 17th century. The study focuses on the Otomangue languages of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, especially Zapotec, and relates their role within the Dominican program of evangelization to the larger context of cultural contact in post-conquest Mesoamerica. Fine-grained analysis of translated texts reveals the rhetorical strategies of missionary discourse. Spotlighting the importance of the native elites in shaping what emerged as a new form of Christianity, Farriss shows how their participation as translators and parish administrators helped to make evangelization an indigenous enterprise, and the new Mexican church an indigenous one.

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