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Varieties Of Continua

Author : Geoffrey Hellman
ISBN : 9780198712749
Genre : Mathematics
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Varieties of Continua explores the development of the idea of the continuous. Hellman and Shapiro begin with two historical episodes. The first is the remarkably rapid transition in the course of the nineteenth century from the ancient Aristotelian view, that a true continuum cannot be composed of points, to the now standard, entirely punctiform frameworks for analysis and geometry found in modern texts (stemming from the work of Bolzano, Cauchy, Weierstrass, Dedekind, Cantor, et al.). The second is the mid-to-late-twentieth century revival of pre-limit methods in analysis and geometry using infinitesimals, non-standard analysis due to Abraham Robinson, and the more radical smooth infinitesimal analysis based on intuitionistic logic. Hellman and Shapiro develop a systematic comparison of these and related alternatives (including constructivist and predicative conceptions), balancing various trade-offs, helping articulate a modern pluralist perspective. A second main goal of the book is to develop thoroughgoing regions-based theories of classical continua that are mathematically equivalent (inter-reducible) to the currently standard, punctiform accounts of modern texts. The theories developed by Hellman and Shapiro offer a more streamlined, unified and comprehensive study than others in the contemporary literature.

Continua Of Biliteracy

Author : Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger
ISBN : 9781847699565
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Biliteracy - the use of two or more languages in and around writing- is an inescapable feature of lives and schools worldwide, yet one which most educational policy and practice continue blithely to ignore. The continua of biliteracy featured in the present volume offers a comprehensive yet flexible model to guide educators, researchers, and policy-makers in designing, carrying out, and evaluating educational programs for the development of bilingual and multilingual learners, each program adapted to its own specific context, media, and contents.

Creole And Dialect Continua

Author : Geneviève Escure
ISBN : 9789027252401
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Although there is a substantial amount of linguistic research on standard language acquisition, little attention has been given to the mechanisms underlying second dialect acquisition. Using a combination of function-based grammar and sociolinguistic methodology to analyze topic marking strategies, the unguided acquisition of a standard by speakers of nonstandard varieties is examined in two distinct linguistic and geographical situations: in a Caribbean creole situation (Belize), with special attention to the acquisition of acrolects by native speakers of basilects, and in a noncreole situation (PRC), documenting the acquisition of standard Chinese (Putonghua) by speakers of nonstandard varieties represented in Cultural Revolution literature, Wuhan Chinese, and Suzhou Wu story-telling style. In both cases psychosocial factors, linguistic bias toward nonnative renderings of the standard varieties, the social status of their speakers, and related political and educational consequences play an important role in the development of second dialects. The broad-ranging analysis of a single feature of oral discourse leads to the formulation of cross-linguistic generalizations in acquisition studies and results in an evaluation of the putative uniqueness of creole languages. Related issues addressed include the effect of linguistic bias on the development and use of language varieties by marginalized groups; the interaction of three major language components — semantics, syntax, and pragmatics — in spontaneous communication; and the development of methods to identify discourse units. The ultimate goal underlying the comparison of specific discourse variables in Belizean and Chinese standard acquisition is to evaluate the relative merits of substratal, superstratal, and universal explanations in language development.

The Guattari Effect

Author : Eric Alliez
ISBN : 9781441188823
Genre : Philosophy
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The Guattari Effect brings together internationally renowned experts on the work of the French psychoanalyst, philosopher and political activist Félix Guattari with philosophers, psychoanalysts, sociologists, anthropologists and artists who have been influenced by Guattari's thought. Best known for his collaborative work with Gilles Deleuze, Guattari's own writings are still a relatively unmined resource in continental philosophy. Many of his books have not yet been translated into English. Yet his influence has been considerable and far-reaching. This book explores the full spectrum of Guattari's work, reassessing its contemporary significance and giving due weight to his highly innovative contributions to a variety of fields, including linguistics, economics, pragmatics, ecology, aesthetics and media theory. Readers grappling with the ideas of contemporary continental philosophers such as Badiou, Žižek and Rancière will at last be able to see Guattari as the 'extraordinary philosopher' Deleuze claimed him to be, with his distinctive radical ideas about the epoch of global 'deterritorialization' we live in today, forged within the practical contexts of revolutionary politics and the materialist critique of psychoanalysis.

Forty Types Of Proofs Of Actual Totality

Author : Marcus Bergh
ISBN : 9781622874736
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The one world problem has been central to knowledge for ages. Of many approaches none has resolved the problem. With great increases in knowledge there is now sufficient ideas, concepts and means to show a unified ultimate totality. Actual Totality is a book whose proofs and detail provide the needed resolution. The approach to unity is by forty types of proof from non-existence to their combined sum. It features those universals, qualities, continua, kinds, and varieties of actual totality whose proofs are most certain. Certainty of proofs produces axioms that are most recognizable as laws. Each type of proof has different laws whose integration and representation give excellent proof of actual totality. Dependence on the observer observed relationship is the basis for relativity. Dependence on the definite absolute quality of the human mind and person is the basis for the absoluteness seen in identity and self-preservation. Mind and matter are part of a continuum that is the basis and proof of actual totality. Many other continuums make up actual totality, including general and special, mass energy, length, time, static and dynamic. The continua are dualities whose spectra form gradients. It is these gradients that make up much of the detail and differential whose vertical integration proves actual totality. The physical universe and the relative universe of civilization, best human life and mind are large components of the general to special spectrum and varieties of actual totality. There is massive interaction and potential to actual existence in and out of actual totality. This occurs with increasing time. In the near to mid-term actual totality is stable, and can be treated as a closed set. In the far term both the actual and potential of actual totality undergo adaptation and alteration that best suits their existence with change. With good representation an overview of the difference between actual totality as a stable and relatively exclusive world and potential changes in the long term become clear. The many revolutions that accompany change and the role of language, math, proportions, geometry, design, propelling and compelling forces that determine creation and evolution of life all reveal proofs of actual totality. The core of actual totality, or actual totality proper, is centered on the here and now that proves unity in totality. The individual, groups, and lives of all people more or less contribute to the whole depending on productivity that is most beneficial to the whole. This is largely dependent on knowledge, and its kinds. Universal knowledge of the highest kind is the great dynamo of advancing actual totality. How well actual totality supplies this need is the most important problem and solution of the next hundreds to thousands of years. It is survival over extinction whose success will depend largely on proactive planning, prevention, preparation, management and control. They can be used to guide each and all persons to a better unified world, by actual totality.


Author : J. K. Chambers
ISBN : 0521596467
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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As a comprehensive account of all aspects of dialectology this updated edition makes an ideal introduction to the subject.

Atlantic Meets Pacific

Author : Francis Byrne
ISBN : 9789027252326
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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For review see: Peter Bakker, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids, vol. 70, no. 1 & 2 (1996); p. 190-192.

Varieties Of Moral Personality

Author : Owen J. FLANAGAN
ISBN : 0674932196
Genre : Philosophy
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Argues for a more psychologically realistic ethical reflection and spells out the ways in which psychology can enrich moral philosophy. Flanagan charts a middle course between an ethics that is too realistic and socially parochial and one that is too idealistic.

Temporal Dimensions Of Landscape Ecology

Author : John A. Bissonette
ISBN : 0387454454
Genre : Nature
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Over the past twenty-five years, the effects of the spatial distribution and scaling of resources on animal populations have been increasingly studied in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and related fields. However, spatial patterns change over time. In Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal populations. Resource availability and quality are not distributed homogeneously over time, depending for example on predictable changes in seasons, mating and birthing cycles, unpredictable resource pulses and weather-related phenomena, ecological disturbances, and historical legacies. Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology brings together chapters that address the idea of current as well as historical temporal influences on resource availability, quality, and distribution. The authors draw attention to the neglected temporal issues so important to understanding species and community responses. This book will be of interest to both wildlife and conservation students and practitioners working with temporal and spatial scale issues. About the Editors: John A. Bissonette is a research scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and is a professor in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University. Ilse Storch is professor of wildlife ecology and management at the University of Freiburg, Germany.

Multivariate Taxometric Procedures

Author : Niels G. Waller
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Can taxometric procedures be used to distinguish types (species, latent classes, taxa) from continua (dimensions, latent traits, factors); and, if so, how? Aimed at demystifying this process, Waller and Meehl unpack Meehl's work on the MAXCOV-HITMAX procedure to reveal the underlying rationale of MAXCOV in simple terms and show how this technique can be profitably used in a variety of disciplines by researchers in their taxonomic work.

Soil Structure And Fabric

Author : R Brewer
ISBN : 9780643106185
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Soil Structure and Fabric sets out a method of describing the structure and fabric of soils that proceeds consistently from macroscopic descriptions in the field to descriptions from standard thin sections as viewed with a light microscope. Most of the book is devoted to the description and classification of the microscopic characteristics of soils.

European Vernacular Literacy

Author : Prof. Joshua A Fishman
ISBN : 1847694780
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In this major new text, Joshua Fishman charts the rise of vernacular literacy in Europe, and the major social, economic, religious, political, demographic, educational and philosophical changes that attended it. Following the story up until the present day, the book examines the people who became leaders of the growth of vernacular literacy in Europe, and looks at how European colonizers viewed vernacular literacy efforts in their current and former colonies. Looking forward, Fishman discusses how new technology affects vernacular literacy both now and in the present, and whether developments in voice and visual media mean that vernacular literacy will be less important to future generations than it is to us. ‘European Vernacular Literacy’ is not only a review of well-known facts and theories of the rise of vernacular literacy in Europe, but an attempt to reintegrate and rethink them along new and provocative lines, meaning that the book will be of interest not only to students of literacy and history but also to scholars interested in Fishman’s latest contribution to sociolinguistics.

Proceedings And Papers International Congress Of Psychology

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Proceedings And Papers

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ISBN : NWU:35556001248848
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Waking Up

Author : Keith Witt
ISBN : 9780595619023
Genre : Psychology
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This book is a transmission from a gifted therapist. His generosity and comprehensive sharing in this book can be a rich guide to anyone fascinated with their own and other's development. Marlene Z. Roberts, MA, MFT, is the cofounder of the Anapamu Counseling Center and is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and credentialed teacher. Psychotherapy is co-creative art. Therapists and clients create healing cultures. Dr. Witt takes us into the minds of therapists and into psychotherapy sessions where multiple perspectives and dozens of techniques come alive. We feel the pleasures of helping individuals and couples wake up to greater joy, health, and intimacy.

Unfolding Perceptual Continua

Author : Liliana Albertazzi
ISBN : 9789027297853
Genre : Philosophy
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The book analyses the differences between the mathematical interpretation and the phenomenological intuition of the continuum. The basic idea is that the continuity of the experience of space and time originates in phenomenic movement. The problem of consciousness and of the spaces of representation is related to the primary processes of perception. Conceived as an interplay between cognitive science, linguistics and philosophy, the book presents a conceptual framework based on a dynamic and experimental approach to the problem of the continuum. Besides presenting the primitives of a theory of cognitive space and time, it presents a theory of the observer, analyzing the relationship among perspective, points of view and unity of consciousness. The book's chapters deal with the dynamic elaboration and recognition of forms from the lower to the higher processes in the various perceptual fields. Experimental analysis from visual, auditory and tactile perception outline the basic structures of intentionality and its counterpart in language and gesture. (Series B)

Pragmatics And Non Verbal Communication

Author : Tim Wharton
ISBN : 1139483218
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The way we say the words we say helps us convey our intended meanings. Indeed, the tone of voice we use, the facial expressions and bodily gestures we adopt while we are talking, often add entirely new layers of meaning to those words. How the natural non-verbal properties of utterances interact with linguistic ones is a question that is often largely ignored. This book redresses the balance, providing a unique examination of non-verbal behaviours from a pragmatic perspective. It charts a point of contact between pragmatics, linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, ethology and psychology, and provides the analytical basis to answer some important questions: How are non-verbal behaviours interpreted? What do they convey? How can they be best accommodated within a theory of utterance interpretation?

Ratio Scaling Of Psychological Magnitude

Author : Stanley J. Bolanowski
ISBN : 9781134757619
Genre : Education
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Presenting the proceedings of a conference held at Syracuse University in honor of S.S. Stevens, a pioneer in the scaling of sensory magnitudes and the originator of the method of magnitude estimation, this volume brings together the work of 20 authorities on the procedures of ratio scaling. These experts--psychophysicists, physiologists, and theoreticians--offer their views on whether or not psychological magnitudes can be measured and whether the judgments of psychological magnitudes constitute the basis for the construction of a ratio scale. Also discussed is the question of whether any single method could stand out as a potential standard technique for measuring psychological magnitudes.

Sociolinguistic Reflexes Of Dialect Interference In West Wirral

Author : Mark Newbrook
ISBN : 3820497676
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Mechanics Of Generalized Continua

Author : Gérard A. Maugin
ISBN : 9781441956958
Genre : Mathematics
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In their 1909 publication Théorie des corps déformables, Eugène and François Cosserat made a historic contribution to materials science by establishing the fundamental principles of the mechanics of generalized continua. The chapters collected in this volume showcase the many areas of continuum mechanics that grew out of the foundational work of the Cosserat brothers. The included contributions provide a detailed survey of the most recent theoretical developments in the field of generalized continuum mechanics and can serve as a useful reference for graduate students and researchers in mechanical engineering, materials science, applied physics and applied mathematics.

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