Case studies of individual language learners are a valuable means of illustrating issues connected with learning, using, and in some cases, losing another language. Yet, even though increasing numbers of graduate students and scholars conduct research using case studies or mix quantitative and qualitative methods, there are no dedicated applied linguistics research methods texts that guide one through the case study process. This book fills that gap.The volume provides an overview of case study methodology and examples of published case studies in applied linguistics, without attempting to be a comprehensive survey of the innumerable case studies that exist. The case studies presented here involve teachers and learners of English and various other languages in North America and other parts of the world. Advice is also given about how to conduct and publish case studies.Case Study Research in Applied Linguistics is designed for students, both undergraduate and graduate, as well as other scholars seeking to understand case study methods and their applications in research on language learners and language users in a variety of contexts. Applied linguists working in other subfields will find the volume useful in their own research and in their supervision and evaluation of others case studies.
Schools reflect the society which surrounds them but they must also be agents of change. The last few decades have seen an explosion of research on gender and education and, in this volume the author examines in a rigorous but highly accessible way, new research findings and new strategies for change, continuing to argue that both sexes lose out from sexist schooling.
Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies, Third Edition, is your essential guide when embarking on a research project in linguistics or English language.It is clearly divided into the subject areas that most appeal to you as a student: psycholinguistics; first- and second-language acquisition; structure and meaning; sociolinguistics; language and gender; accents and dialects; and the history of English. New chapters on researching computer-mediated communication (CMC) and on preparing and delivering oral presentations are also included.It offers practical advice on - identifying a topic - making background reading more effective - planning and designing a project - collecting and analysing data - writing up and presenting findings.With over 350 project ideas that you can use directly or adapt to suit different contexts and interests, and with chapters on how to reference effectively and how to avoid plagiarism, this third edition of Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies is a reference guide that you will use again and again during your studies.
This novel is a work of plot-driven adventure with a touch of science fiction.When Nora, a shy, yet curious teenager, tragically loses her family in a fire in modern-day San Francisco, she is taken in by her godfather, Hector. Hector turns out to be more than her guardian and introduces her to the Guardians of Space and Time (GOSTs), who invite her to become their Pupil in their struggle against Hugo Corvax and the Veil. Corvax runs VexaTech, the evil technology corporation from which the Veil hides behind, and they will stop at nothing to control one of the greatest powers on earth, which the GOSTs spend their lives protecting. Through darkness, space, and the light-hearted discovery of love, the novel follows Nora on her journey to become a Guardian, stop the Veil, and find out the truth behind the death of her family.
Why did Economics, in its formative phase, have so much input from medically educated writers? The innovations that physicians brought to their economic discourse played a key role in shaping the future of the discipline, and this volume draws together the work of leading international academics to address this fascinating topic.This book examines the life and work of six doctor-economists: Petty, Locke, Barbon, Mandeville, Quesnay and Juglar. The central chapters each examine an individual writer, discussing the available details of medical education and practice, economic contributions and possible links between the two. Peter Groenwegen himself provides a contextual introduction and concluding overview, drawing together the disparate findings to suggest which medical topics were the most inspirational for subsequent economies.This groundbreaking study will prove essential reading for historians of economic thought, and will also interest medical historians, general historians and philosophers.
This book offers a completely new analysis of the syntax and semantics of transitive reflexive sentences in German, which is embedded in the major phenomenon of the middle voice in Indo-European languages. It integrates the interpretation of non-argument reflexives into a modified version of recent theories of binding. The ambiguity of the reflexive pronoun is derived at the interface between syntax and semantics and does not rely on additional lexical or syntactic rules of argument suppression and argument promotion. This shift towards the semantic interpretation of syntactic arguments enables the author to offer a unified analysis of the middle, the anticausative and the reflexive interpretations. Furthermore, the crucial distinction between structural and oblique case forms is discussed and it is illustrated how specific properties of middle constructions such as adverbial modification or subject responsibility can be related to the generic interpretation of middle constructions.
1999 North American Society for the Sociology of Sport Annual Book AwardSport Matters offers a comprehensive introduction to the study of modern sport from a sociological perspective. It covers such topics as the history of sport, the development of ideas of fair play, sport and the emotions, the professionalization of sport, race-relations and sport and sport and gender.Unique in its cross-cultural analysis, it uses examples from around the globe, including sports spectator violence in North America, the growth of international soccer and the role of sport in the European identity.
You want love but are you willing to pay too high a price for it? Examples are trying to buy his love; taking care of all his responsibilities (bills, kids, etc.); or doing his bidding at the expense of your own needs. All these things classify as Desperate Dating. Author Faith Murphy Knight helps you identify this behavior in yourself and shows you how to truly find love. Whether you are 15 or 50, this book has something to help you navigate the waters and keep you from drowning in loves cesspool If you truly want to be coupled and not single. Desperate Dating is a must read
Relationship Marketing in Professional Services: A Study of Agency-Client Dynamics in the Advertising Sector
Relationship marketing is one of the most challenging marketing concepts of the decade. In a five-year fly on the wall case study, Halinen explores the relationship between a Helsinki advertising agency and its international client.
Issues in bioethics often turn, at least in part, on the law and regulatory requirements. Consisting of chapters that address particular bioethics topics from the law s perspective, this fascinating book includes:an introduction to the American legal system papers identifying the principal ways in which the law influences discussions and decisions concerning each of the topics highlighted supplemental papers on certain areas that address the influence and status of the law in countries other than the United States.Covering traditional topics in bioethics, such as determinations of death and health care decisions for vulnerable groups, this study also explores emerging areas such as conflicts of interest in research, genetics, and privacy and confidentiality in the electronic age.Incisive and thought-provoking, this volume provides readers with a rich context for understanding the intersection between the law on bioethics and the central issues in bioethics.