Description : Based on an Athabascan Indian legend passed along for many generations from mothers to daughters of the upper Yukon River Valley in Alaska, this is the suspenseful, shocking, ultimately inspirational tale of two old women abandoned by their tribe during a brutal winter famine. Though these women have been known to complain more than contribute, they now must either survive on their own or die trying. In simple but vivid detail, Velma Wallis depicts a landscape and way of life that are at once merciless and starkly beautiful. In her old women, she has created two heroines of steely determination whose story of betrayal, friendship, community, and forgiveness "speaks straight to the heart with clarity, sweetness, and wisdom" (Ursula K. Le Guin).
Description : This volume investigates the realisation and perception of four phonological variables in Liverpool English (Scouse), with a special focus on their sociolinguistic salience. Younger speakers’ speech is found to be more local, but only for the two salient variables in the sample (NURSE-SQUARE and /k/ lenition), which appear to carry considerable amounts of covert prestige. Local variants of non-salient happy-tensing and velar nasal plus, on the other hand, are actually found to be receding, so at least to a certain extent Scouse also seems to be participating in regional dialect levelling. The importance of salience is also obvious in the perception data, with only the two highly salient stereotypes generating robust effects in a social priming experiment (albeit in the unexpected direction). These results indicate that the investigated variables differ measurably not only in their use in production, but also in terms of how central they are to mental sociolinguistic representations of Scouse. They also tell us more about the way we process, store, and (re-)use sociolinguistic variation in perception. By defining likely contexts for significant priming effects they might finally even help in coming up with a more elaborate
Description : With the publication of Two Old Women, Velma Wallis firmly established herself as one of the most important voices in Native American writing. A national bestseller, her empowering fable won the Western State Book Award in 1993 and the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association Book Award in 1994. Translated into 16 languages, it went on to international success, quickly reaching bestseller status in Germany. To date, more than 350,000 copies have been sold worldwide. Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun follows in this bestselling tradition. Rooted in the ancient legends of Alaska's Athabaskan Indians, it tells the stories of two adventurers who decide to leave the safety of their respective tribes. Bird Girl is a headstrong young woman who learned early on the skills of a hunter. When told that she must end her forays and take up the traditional role of wife and mother, she defies her family's expectations and confidently takes off to brave life on her own. Daagoo is a dreamer, curious about the world beyond. Longing to know what happens to the sun in winter, he sets out on a quest to find the legendary "Land of the Sun." Their stories interweave and intersect as they each face the many dangers and challenges of life alone in the wilderness. In the end, both learn that the search for individualism often comes at a high price, but that it is a price well worth paying, for through this quest comes the beginning of true wisdom.
Description : There is not enough food for a group of Athabascan Native Americans to survive the harsh Alaskan winter, and the chief must decide to leave two old women behind. Can the women survive alone, or will they die before the winter is over?
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Description : Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition is a comprehensive, practical text covering the evolving field of gerontology, written for health care students and professionals. Written by experts across many health professions, Gerontology for the Health Care Professional, Third Edition presents an up-to-date and realistic view on the aging process. With topics presented in an introductory fashion, this book covers all the important aspects of aging and instills an appreciation for the multidimensional aspects of aging for those who are working with and caring for elderly patients or clients. Each chapter includes objectives, chapter outlines, cast studies, multiple-choice review questions, and learning activities. The Third Edition begins with chapters on different aspects of the aging process. Later chapters explore various issues that are of primary importance to the older population. This comprehensive, accessible text concludes with the future concerns of an aging society. There is also an epilogue encouraging all health care professionals to embrace patient or client advocacy, especially for older adults. New to the Third Edition Chapter on dental issues: An Oral Perspective on Healthy Aging and Prevention for the Older Adult More Case Studies New Test Bank New Epilogue More information on policy and legislative issues, patient advocacy, ethics, elder abuse, cultural issues, communication issues, and social theories of aging Updated information, statistics, and census data Expand dementia section to include comparing and contrasting delirium and dementia, and including more about different types of dementia such as Lewy Body Dementia, and Parkinsonian Dementia Expanded information on sleep disorders and continence Expanded medication therapy management services section including Beers list, new drugs, and links to up-to-date medication information Latest information on obesity More information on sexuality for institutionalized adults, universal design in the community (elder friendly cities), technology to promote independence, and international data including examples of old age care from around the world INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES PowerPoint Presentations, Instructor s Manual, Answer Key, Discussion Questions STUDENT RESOURCES Companion Website, including: Crossword Puzzles, Matching Exercises, Glossary, Flashcards, Web Link"
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