Sajjilu Arab American

Sajjilu Arab American
Author: Louise Cainkar,Pauline Homsi Vinson,Amira Jarmakani
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 545
Release: 2022-08-04
ISBN: 0815655223
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sajjilu Arab American Book Excerpt:

Both a summative description of the field and an exploration of new directions, this multidisciplinary reader addresses issues central to the fields of Arab American, US Muslim, and Southwest Asian and North African (SWANA) American studies. Taking a broad conception of the Americas, this collection simultaneously registers and critically reflects upon major themes in the field, including diaspora, migration, empire, race and racialization, securitization, and global South solidarity. The collection will be essential reading for scholars in Arab/SWANA American studies, Asian American studies, and race, ethnicity, and Indigenous studies, now and well into the future. Contributors include: Evelyn Alsultany, Carol W. N. Fadda, Hisham D. Aidi, Nadine Naber, Therí Pickens, Steven Salaita, Ella Shohat and Sarah M.A. Gualtieri.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1952
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Brief History of Eastvale

A Brief History of Eastvale
Author: Loren P. Meissner,Kim Jarrell Johnson
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2013-07-16
ISBN: 1614239630
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brief History of Eastvale Book Excerpt:

The vibrant and beloved community of Eastvale was once an agrarian paradise. Developed initially as ranchlands, this area tucked along the Santa Ana River was transformed by industrious farmers who produced alfalfa and other crops, raised poultry and eventually thrived as dairymen. Eastvale's latest agents of change, however, weren't cattlemen or farmers but real estate agents. Indeed, land developers saw the same potential in Eastvale as the initial ranchers did. Beginning in the 1990s, developers created charming homes and planned neighborhoods for former city dwellers eager to live in Riverside County. Despite the changes, the bucolic ambiance of the bygone era remains. Authors Loren P. Meissner and Kim Jarrell Johnson recount the dynamic changes, important people and exciting events that created Eastvale.

Poverty in Guatemala

Poverty in Guatemala
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780821355527
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poverty in Guatemala Book Excerpt:

Available evidence suggests that poverty levels in Guatemala are higher than other Central American countries, with data for 2000 showing over half of all Guatemalans (about 6.4 million people) living in poverty, with about 16 per cent classified as living in extreme poverty. This report provides a multi-dimensional analysis of poverty in the country, using both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as examining the impact of government policies and spending on the poor. Policy options and priorities for poverty reduction strategies are identified under the key challenges of building opportunities and assets, reducing vulnerabilities, improving institutions and empowering communities.

Individuals in Time

Individuals in Time
Author: María J. Arche
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2006-08-17
ISBN: 9027293341
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Individuals in Time Book Excerpt:

This monograph investigates the temporal properties of those predicates referring to individuals – the so-called individual-level (IL) predicates – in contrast to those known as stage-level (SL) predicates. Many of the traditional tenets attributed to the IL/SL dichotomy are not solidly founded, this book claims, as it examines current theoretical issues concerning the syntax/semantics inter­face such as the relation between semantic prop­erties of predicates and their syntactic structure. By using the contrast found in Spanish copular clauses (ser vs. estar), Individuals in Time shows that the conception of IL predicates as permanent and stative cannot be maintained. The existence of nonstative IL predicates is demonstrated through analyzing the correlation between the syntactic presence of certain projections (specifi­cally, preposi­tional complements) and process-like aspect properties. This detailed examin­ation of IL predicates in the domains of inner aspect, outer aspect, and tense will be welcomed by scholars and students with an interest in event structure, tense, and aspect.

The Game Never Ends

The Game Never Ends
Author: Zaire Crown
Publsiher: Dafina
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1496725239
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Game Never Ends Book Excerpt:

From hard times to getting it all, one woman must fight to keep her fortune, her family, and her life, in this intense, unpredictable follow-up to Games Women Play . . . By leveraging savvy and basic instincts, Tuesday Knight rose up from running an elite gentleman’s club to becoming the mega-wealthy Beverly Hills wife and business partner of reformed drug kingpin Marcus King. Along with their respectable, law-abiding new life came new names, and a new family. But now the country’s most feared drug lord wants to use Marcus’s legit empire to push her product—and the fallout threatens to be treacherous . . . Soon Tuesday finds herself on the run with her two daughters—and under pressure from a devious FBI agent to help take down the drug lord for good. But to clear the board of enemies and regain her position, and her life, she’ll have to face unexpected betrayals—and play out a shattering endgame . . . Praise for Games Women Play “Games Women Play goes in hard and heavy straight from the gate! Zaire Crown is a bold new voice in urban fiction!” —Noire “An exciting, twisty thrill ride that'll keep you turning the pages to its jaw-dropping conclusion.” —De’nesha Diamond

The Caribbean Story Finder

The Caribbean Story Finder
Author: Sharon Barcan Elswit
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2017-09-11
ISBN: 1476630011
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Caribbean Story Finder Book Excerpt:

The Caribbean islands have a vibrant oral folklore. In Jamaica, the clever spider Anansi, who outsmarts stronger animals, is a symbol of triumph by the weak over the powerful. The fables of the foolish Juan Bobo, who tries to bring milk home in a burlap bag, illustrate facets of traditional Puerto Rican life. Conflict over status, identity and power is a recurring theme—in a story from Trinidad, a young bull, raised by his mother in secret, challenges his tyrannical father who has killed all the other males in the herd. One in a series of folklore reference guides by the author, this volume shares summaries of 438 tales—some in danger of disappearing—retold in English and Creole from West African, European, and slave indigenous cultures in 24 countries and territories. Tales are grouped in themed sections with a detailed subject index and extensive links to online sources.

From a Storm to a Hurricane

From a Storm to a Hurricane
Author: Anthony Hogan
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-06-15
ISBN: 1445656337
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From a Storm to a Hurricane Book Excerpt:

The complete inside story of one of the biggest bands of the Merseybeat era.

The Semantic Structure of Spanish

The Semantic Structure of Spanish
Author: Larry Dawain King
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 314
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9027235902
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Semantic Structure of Spanish Book Excerpt:

In recent years, linguistics has become increasingly more willing to allow some type of representation of 'meaning' in the study of language. However, most approaches deal with sentence or utterance meaning and thereby ignore the meaning of linguistic form. Yet no description of linguistic semantics can be complete without a comprehensive account between meaning and form. This study returns to the problem of form and meaning by presenting a detailed account of certain forms in Spanish which have traditionally been called grammatical forms, or grammatical categories, and associated with grammatical meaning. It is suggested that not all linguistic forms represent the same kind of 'meaning', and that a subset of grammatical forms constitute a highly organized system that parallels phonology and syntax in its capacity to explain variation at the level of discourse. The book opens with an introductory chapter, which is followed by five chapters on the analysis of the Spanish verbal system. In Chapter 7 problems of the noun phrase (the meaning of determiners and grammatical number) are discussed. Chapter 8 offers an explanation of the meaning of the direct object a, and in Chapter 9 a crosslinguistic study of the semantics of Spanish and English is presented. A summary of findings is given in Chapter 10, along with a further consideration of the goals and procedures of semantic analysis.

Antropol gica

Antropol  gica
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anthropology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Verb Classes and Aspect

Verb Classes and Aspect
Author: Elisa Barrajón López,José Luis Cifuentes Honrubia,Susana Rodríguez Rosique
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2015-11-15
ISBN: 9027267855
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Verb Classes and Aspect Book Excerpt:

This volume offers a variety of perspectives on two of the main topics situated at the crossroads between lexical semantics and syntax, namely: (a) aspect and its correspondence with syntactic structure; and (b) the delimitation of syntactic structures from verb classes. Almost from Aristotle’s Metaphysics, it has been assumed that verbs invoke a mental image about the way in which eventualities are distributed over time. When it comes to determining time schemata, the lexical class to which the verb belongs represents a first step. Speaking about verb classes does not exclusively mean a semantic similarity; rather, verb classes exhibit a bundle of common features and thus show a set of recursive behavior patterns. Beyond the meaning of the verb, both semantic and syntactic factors, together with pragmatic ones, play a decisive role when establishing the aspectual classification of an eventuality. The contributions collected in this book approach the aforementioned lines, either analyzing the relationships between aspect and syntactic structure or traversing the path from a verb class to its syntactic manifestation. Some of them stress diachronic filiations, while others include processes of word formation in the debate; some of them focus on certain classes, such as movement verbs or psychological verbs, while others examine specific constructions. A number of chapters also discuss relevant theoretical issues concerning the analysis of aspect. In sum, the kaleidoscopic view provided by this book allows the reader to delve deeper into one of the most controversial – as well as exciting – topics within current linguistics.

Stanford University Publications

Stanford University Publications
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 714
Release: 1923
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Casa Ma ana

Casa Ma  ana
Author: Mead Art Museum (Amherst College)
Publsiher: UNM Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780826328052
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Casa Ma ana Book Excerpt:

A richly illustrated study takes readers on a tour of the Morrow Collection of Mexican Popular Arts, including ceramic pots, textiles, and lacquer ware trays from Mexico.

Cuentos Populares Espa oles Recogidos de la Tradici n Oral de Espa a Y Publicados Con Una Introducci n Y Notas Comparativas

Cuentos Populares Espa  oles Recogidos de la Tradici  n Oral de Espa  a Y Publicados Con Una Introducci  n Y Notas Comparativas
Author: Aurelio Macedonio Espinosa
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 1924
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Tales
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cuentos Populares Espa oles Recogidos de la Tradici n Oral de Espa a Y Publicados Con Una Introducci n Y Notas Comparativas Book Excerpt:

The Long Apprenticeship

The Long Apprenticeship
Author: David Pierce
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2012-02
ISBN: 1780881029
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Apprenticeship Book Excerpt:

After an established career as a literary critic, David Pierce turns his attention to the story of his own life. From a working-class upbringing to an education in Catholic boarding schools and seminaries in Sussex and Surrey, and then onto university at Lancaster, his story is both personal and evocative of the changes that Britain underwent from the post-war period until the present. With chapters on his father’s lost Jewish family and his mother’s Irish heritage, this is a memoir that celebrates continuity and difference. Whether as a child witnessing the disappearing house dances in the west of Ireland or commenting on the impact of change and the new, Pierce is a compelling story-teller who lets us into the chosen scene with a mixture of emotional engagement, honesty, and humour. In Pierce’s record of his life, his writing is sensitive, thoughtful and committed. At each stage he digs deep to reflect on what was happening to him, and these reflections ensure that the reading experience is both full and rewarding. Whether he is discussing his earliest memories or a photo of himself as the eleven-year-old boy he once knew, each episode is part of a larger inquiry into the nature of consciousness and how we record and internalise the world. On every page we are invited to reflect with Pierce on what we are reading and on what constitutes the material that comprises a memoir. We accompany the author from a destiny obscure to a prose writer of distinction. The Long Apprenticeship, which contains 28 illustrations, will appeal to fans of biographies and memoirs. It covers the following life experiences:the discovery of oneself as a writerthe process involved in writing a memoir and in the uncovering of memorythe attention to the self within a social historythe effect of a religious upbringing and the recuperation of the self thereafter.Thinking about the purpose of a memoir, David said: ‘A memoir is like an underground stream that comes to the surface. You write for those who have gone before and for posterity as much as for yourself.’

Formaci n de palabras y ense anza del espa ol LE L2

Formaci  n de palabras y ense  anza del espa  ol LE L2
Author: David Serrano-Dolader
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-06-28
ISBN: 1134843038
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formaci n de palabras y ense anza del espa ol LE L2 Book Excerpt:

Formación de palabras y enseñanza del español LE/L2 offers a unique combination of theory and practice that guides the reader through the main processes of word formation in Spanish. It provides a detailed analysis of the role of lexical creation in the acquisition of L2 Spanish vocabulary, as well as over a hundred practical self-reflection activities. Key features: • Comprehensive theoretical explanations of word formation, including theoretical and pedagogical principles and their implementation in the teaching of L2 Spanish; • Step-by-step pedagogical introductions to the full range of lexical creation mechanisms in Spanish language, including prefixation, emotive and nonemotive suffixation and composition; • Carefully-chosen lists of relevant issues on lexical morphology with immediate applicability to the teaching of L2 Spanish; • Guided activities with an answer key, which helps the reader to connect theory with practice and to become familiar with the key aspects of Spanish lexical morphology; • Guidelines on how to tackle the teaching of Spanish word formation and vocabulary in an effective and engaging way. Written in a clear and accessible manner, Formación de palabras y enseñanza del español LE/L2 is an essential resource for teachers of Spanish at all levels. It is also an excellent reference book for language teachers who wish to integrate word formation into the teaching of the Spanish language.

The Butterfly s Way

The Butterfly s Way
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publsiher: Soho Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2003-07-01
ISBN: 1569477485
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Butterfly s Way Book Excerpt:

In five sections—Childhood, Migration, Half/First Generation, Return, and Future—the thirty-three contributors to this anthology write movingly, often hauntingly, of their lives in Haiti and the United States. Their dyaspora, much like a butterfly's fluctuating path, is a shifting landscape in which there is much travel between two worlds, between their place of origin and their adopted land. This compilation of essays and poetry brings together Haitian-Americans of different generations and backgrounds, linking the voices for whom English is a first language and others whose dreams will always be in French and Kreyòl. Community activists, scholars, visual artists and filmmakers join renowned journalists, poets, novelists and memoirists to produce a poignant portrayal of lives in transition. Edwidge Danticat, in her powerful introduction, pays tribute to Jean Dominique, a sometime participant in the Haitian dyaspora and a recent martyr to Haiti's troubled politics, and the many members of the dyaspora who refused to be silenced. Their stories confidently and passionately illustrate the joys and heartaches, hopes and aspirations of a relatively new group of immigrants belonging to two countries that have each at times maligned and embraced them. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Towards a New Pedagogy for Teaching Foreign Language Politeness

Towards a New Pedagogy for Teaching Foreign Language Politeness
Author: Gerrard Mugford
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2022-11-18
ISBN: 1000784959
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Towards a New Pedagogy for Teaching Foreign Language Politeness Book Excerpt:

This book examines how foreign language speakers establish and maintain social and transactional relationships in their target language, and how pedagogic intervention can help learners implement practices that will allow them to participate and react in both socially acceptable and individualistically empowering ways. Arguing that ‘doing’ foreign-language politeness and culture does not simply involve the indiscriminate and uncritical adoption and implementation of target-language patterns and practices, the author advocates instead for active, judicious and even critical social action. As such, the book presents a dynamic and vibrant dimension to target language politeness and cultural practices, demonstrating that raising learners’ critical language awareness in identifying productive communicative resources and assets can lead to successful interpersonal and transactional communication. Building on this notion of a ‘positive’ pedagogy, Halliday’s model of ideational, interpersonal and textual is utilised as a framework for exploring how foreign language users can approach target language politeness in terms of prosocial, interpersonal and contested politeness, with reference to a study of Mexican speakers of English as a foreign language. Heightening awareness of foreign language politeness patterns and practices, as well as presenting knowledge and resources for overcoming challenges and accentuating benefits of a nuanced learning scheme for politeness in foreign language, this book will appeal to language educators, researchers and bilingual speakers. It will also benefit those working across pragmatics, sociolinguistics, TESOL, cultural studies.

Living the Opposite Sex

Living the Opposite Sex
Author: Christoph Imhof
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2022-11-30
ISBN: 3839465656
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living the Opposite Sex Book Excerpt:

Studying the life situations of trans persons reveals preceding and ongoing political, societal and cultural transformations. This ethnographic study concerns individuals in Andalusia, Southern Spain, who do not fit the sex and gender assigned to them at birth. Christoph Imhof thus investigates issues leading back to the repressive situation during the dictatorship of Franco and to contemporary endeavours and achievements regarding acceptance, citizenship and self-determination. He highlights the pioneering role that Andalusia has played within Spain regarding trans issues since the late 1990s and shows how trans persons in Southern Spain have experienced the growing social, medical and legal acceptance of their gender non-conformity.

Create Dangerously

Create Dangerously
Author: Edwidge Danticat
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN: 0307946509
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Create Dangerously Book Excerpt:

A New York Times Notable Book A Miami Herald Best Book of the Year In this deeply personal book, the celebrated Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat reflects on art and exile. Inspired by Albert Camus and adapted from her own lectures for Princeton University’s Toni Morrison Lecture Series, here Danticat tells stories of artists who create despite (or because of) the horrors that drove them from their homelands. Combining memoir and essay, these moving and eloquent pieces examine what it means to be an artist from a country in crisis. BONUS MATERIAL: This edition includes an excerpt from Edwidge Danticat's Claire of the Sea Light.