In Language Online, David Barton and Carmen Lee investigate the impact of the online world on the study of language. The effects of language use in the digital world can be seen in every aspect of language study, and new ways of researching the field are needed. In this book the authors look at language online from a variety of perspectives, providing a solid theoretical grounding, an outline of key concepts, and practical guidance on doing research.
The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 are a case study in hysteria and group psychology, and the cultural effects still linger centuries later. This critical study examines original trial transcripts, historical accounts, fiction and drama, film and television shows, and tourist sites in contemporary Salem, challenging the process of how history is collected and recorded. Drawing from literary and historical theory, as well as from performance studies, the book offers a new definition of history and uses Salem as a tool for rethinking the relationships between the truth and the stories people tell about the past.
Magazine brings the intelligent, interested ordinary person the latest scientific and technological breakthroughs, while examining the issues that these throw up. It hails from the US and features cutting-edge technology and insightful commentary from scientists, scientific journalists, and other experts at the forefront of scientific study but is always presented in an interesting, vibrant way that breathes life into the subject
Now in its completely updated Seventh Edition, this comprehensive review has long been rated as a top study tool. This edition includes fully updated USMLE question formats, using clinical vignette questions. 850 USMLE-style questions are organized into 17 tests of 50 questions each for effective study and practice.
Long-term effects of Learning English: Experiences from Japanese Primary Schools
This book presents a pioneering longitudinal study on English language instruction at the elementary school (ELES) level in the Japanese public school system. It attempts to identify those domains most sensitive to early English instruction by employing a state-of-the-art quantitative research methodology. English education was formally introduced in Japan for fifth and sixth graders in 2011 and is still in its infancy as a program. This study compares two groups (Grade 7 and 8) of students, one with ELES and one without, in order to shed light on their experiences.
American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know
Added by: miaow | Karma: 3605.48 | Other | 23 July 2015
American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion dollars. Cost-minded students and their families--and the public at large--are questioning the worth of a college education, even as study after study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility.
This notebook-sized workbook/reader offers illuminating classic and contemporary readings that provide additional information on, and insight into, the basic concepts covered in Ottenheimer's text. Exercises and guided projects provide numerous opportunities for you to develop and hone your skills. A series of exercises drawn from a single language is designed to show you the interconnectedness of different levels of analysis. Web exercise sections conclude with pointers to the Anthropology CourseMate website, where you will find glossary flashcards, interactive exercises, links to relevant additional websites, study questions, and key words to guide you as you study.