Understanding Pragmatics takes an interdisciplinary approach to provide an accessible introduction to linguistic pragmatics. This book discusses how the meaning of utterances can only be understood in relation to overall cultural, social and interpersonal contexts, as well as to culture specific conventions and the speech events in which they are embedded.
In this text, first published in 1993, Barrow decisively rejects the traditional assumption that intelligence has no educational significance and contends instead that intelligence is developed by the enlargement of understanding. Arguing that much educational research is driven by a concept of intelligence that has no obvious educational relevance, Dr Barrow suggests that this is partly due to a widespread lack of understanding about the nature and point of philosophical analysis, and partly due to a failure to face up to the value judgements that are necessarily involved in analysing a concept such as intelligence.
Understanding Palestine Today is an accurate and contemporary presentation that explores the Middle Eastern nation of Palestine with a focus on the country as it is today: current issues, culture, and lifestyle. The book is written in an easy-to-read enjoyable narrative form for elementary readers grades 3-6.
The book contains lessons on each element of the exposure-aperature, shutter speed, iso-and how it relates to the other two in terms of depth of field, freezing and blurring action, and shooting in low light or at night. A section on special techniques explores such options as deliberate under- and overexposures, how to produce double exposures, bracketing, shooting the moon, and the use of filters. Understanding Exposure demonstrates that there are always creative choices about how to expose a picture-and that the decision is up to the photographer, not the camera.
Sometimes it can be difficult to find the information you are looking for in a text. Readers of this book will discover tips and tricks for proficiently comprehending informational texts and carefully searching them for the knowledge they need. They will find out how informational texts are organized, how to identify important points and key details, and how to demonstrate understanding of a text using information from both illustrations and text.
The ability to recognize and correctly use the different parts of speech is key to demonstrating command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. In this book readers will learn about the role adjectives play in sentences by following the story of Tom and his sister, Kate, who visit the zoo with their Uncle Mike. The story and activity sidebars help teach concepts such using adjectives to provide description and detail, understanding word relationships, identifying common types of adjectives, and making comparisons using comparative and superlative adjectives.
This book takes as its central theme the relationship between verbal art and language. After first establishing a methodology, Hasan goes on to present a detailed analysis of how verbal art is constructed out of language, using a poem and a short story as examples. She then provides the theoretical framework, arguing that the understanding and evaluation of verbal art logically depends on an explicit understanding of human language as a socially shared resource for meaning.