An Introduction to Second Language Acquisition Research


Author: Diane Larsen-Freeman,Michael H. Long
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317869249
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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Understanding how people learn and fail to learn second and foreign languages is increasingly recognised as a critical social and psycholinguistic issue. Second languages are vitally important to diverse groups of people, ranging from refugees to college students facing foreign language requirements. This book provides a synthesis of empirical findings on second and foreign language learning by children and adults, emphasising the design and execution of appropriate research.

Teacher-Pupil Conflict in Secondary Schools (1987)


Author: K. A. Cronk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351215000
Category: Education
Page: 240
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Published in 1987, the central question with which this book is concerned is what can, and should, teachers do about teacher-pupil conflict in schools? Few teachers in secondary education would need to have this sort of conflict described as even if that have been fortunate enough to avoid it themselves they will know of it from staffroom discussion and from the media. In can be seen in disorderly classrooms where pupils ‘mess about’ and ‘have a laugh’, and in the bleak expression on the face of their teacher. Equally it can be detected in those classrooms where the teacher is in firm control, but where pupils gaze listlessly out of the window, or only minimally comply with work demands. It is characterized by sudden blazing temper on both sides, and also by long periods of weariness, boredom and disengagement. It is not that conflict which might arise from temporary private troubles, from having a bad day or going through a bad patch, for it is there week in week out, and involves significant numbers. Such conflict has been of interest to both psychologists and sociologists of education and important contributions have been offered by both of these disciplines. Sociologists have mapped out the differing cultural values and norms which appear to promote it. They have identified the social constraints present within the environment in which it is produced, constraints which emanate from the socio-economic organization of society and from the maintenance of an institutional framework, and which affect the micro-dynamics of teacher-pupil interaction. Psychologists have described the effects on behaviour of genetic factors, environmental conditions and cognitive states. Important though such insights are, however, they can only speak indirectly to teacher practice. This book provides an educational approach to the subject discussing topics including theoretical considerations, teacher-pupil discussion and relationships between classroom behaviour and the curriculum. It will appeal to those involved with schools and education, as well as psychologists, educational sociologists and researchers.

Singularität und Kontingenz


Author: Hansjürgen Staudinger
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biological systems
Page: 18
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High Performance Audio Power Amplifiers


Author: Ben Duncan
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080508047
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 463
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Power amplifiers and their performance lie at the heart of audio engineering and provide some challenging problems for the engineer. Ben Duncan's experience, as an audio consultant, analog electronics designer and author, give him an unique insight into this difficult but rewarding field. Linking analog electronics, acoustics, heat and music technology; high-end hi-fi and professional PA and recording studio use; theory, modelling and real-world practice; design and repair; the old and the new, the mainstream and the specialised, this comprehensive guide to power amps is a core reference for anyone in the industry, and any interested onlookers. Ben Duncan is well known to many users of audio power amplifiers around the world, both professional and domestic, through his articles, reviews and research papers on music technology in the UK and US press, and through his part in creating several notable professional power amplifiers. Since 1977, he has been involved in the design of over 70 innovative, high-end audio products used by recording and broadcast studios, on stages, in clubs and by the most critical domestic listeners - as well as creating bespoke equipment for top musicians. Born in London, he has travelled widely but has lived mainly in Lincolnshire, home of his family for over 150 years. He is twice co-author of the book Rock Hardware in which he has chronicled the history of rock'n'roll PA. Reprinted with corrections September 1997 Comprehensive and colourful real-life guide Based on wide experience of audio and music technology Well-known and prolific author in the hi-fi and pro-audio press

Awakenings


Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 0330537172
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 448
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'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it - until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.

Entrepreneurship and economic change


Author: Martin Binks,Philip A. Vale
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 178
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Financial Crises and the World Banking System


Author: Forrest Capie,Geoffrey Edward Wood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bank / Finanzsektor / Konjunktur
Page: 270
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Simulation/games for Learning


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 14
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Semiotica


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language and languages
Page: N.A
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Journal of Economics and International Relations


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic history
Page: N.A
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Unemployment, Public Policy and the Changing Labour Market


Author: Michael White,Michael Reginald Maurice White
Publisher: Brookings Inst Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 216
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The early 1990s witnessed a resurgence of mass unemployment, with altogether new patterns across regions, occupations and industries. This book considers the new unemployment and labour market conditions, and relates them to the issues and the options for public policy on unemployment and welfare. The book contains contributions from a wide variety of perspectives - economics, sociology, social history, and social policy analysis. Arising from a conference jointly sponsored by the Employment Service and the Policy Studies Institute, it includes the results of much new research and is an up-to-date source on the main current debates.

PSI research report


Author: Michael Reginald Maurice White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780853746393
Category: Economic policy
Page: 216
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British Book News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Hundert Jahre Revolution

Russland und das 20. Jahrhundert
Author: Orlando Figes
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446248684
Category: History
Page: 400
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Eine glänzend geschriebene Geschichte Sowjetrusslands – von den Wurzeln des Bolschewismus bis zum Putsch gegen Gorbatschow 1991. Laut Orlando Figes erstreckt sich die Wirkung der Russischen Revolution von 1917 über die Jahrzehnte der Diktatur bis in die Gegenwart. So waren die Sowjetführer bis zuletzt überzeugt, dass sie die von Lenin begonnene Revolution fortsetzten und auf ihre Ziele hinarbeiteten: eine kommunistische Gesellschaft des materiellen Überflusses für das Proletariat und ein neuer kollektiver Menschentyp. In einem historischen Moment, da in Russland unter Putin die autoritäre Staatstradition wiederauflebt, liefert Figes eine überzeugende Interpretation des russischen 20. Jahrhunderts.

Vom Kriege


Author: Carl “von” Clausewitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: N.A
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Jenseits von Freiheit und Würde


Author: B. F. Skinner
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688117751
Category: Psychology
Page: 222
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In seinem höchst beunruhigenden und provokativen Buch hat B. F. Skinner aus Methoden und Resultaten seiner jahrzehntelangen Forschungsarbeit die Summe gezogen und darauf eine Analyse von Zustand und Zukunft der Gesellschaft und des einzelnen Menschen aufgebaut. Die Krise, in der sich die Weltzivilisation befindet, kann nur überwunden werden, wenn das Verhalten des Menschen von Grund auf neu motiviert wird. Die einzige Überlebenschance sieht Skinner in einer radikalen Revision der geheiligten Ideale von Freiheit und Würde. Diese machtvoll wirksamen Wertvorstellungen haben in der Geschichte stets eine wesentliche Rolle gespielt beim Kampf des Menschen gegen Tyrannei, Despotie und andere Formen autoritärer Herrschaft. Obwohl Skinner ihre wichtige historische Funktion durchaus sieht, gibt er den nahezu religiös verehrten Dogmen von Freiheit und Würde die Hauptschuld an dem gefährlichen Götzenkult, in welchem mittlerweile der Idee vom autonomen Menschen gehuldigt wird. Freiheit und Würde sind Tabus, ihre kritiklose Verinnerlichung hat schwerwiegende Folgen, vor allem weil sie uns an der hergebrachten Bestrafungsethik festhalten lassen und so die Entwicklung einer effektiveren kulturellen Praxis vereiteln.

Energy World


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fuel
Page: N.A
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The Bookseller


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Bibliography
Page: N.A
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Die Verdammten dieser Erde


Author: Frantz Fanon,Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783518371688
Category: Afrika - Entkolonialisierung
Page: 266
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