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Tracing Language Movement in Africa

Tracing Language Movement in Africa Author Ericka A. Albaugh
ISBN-10 9780190657543
Release 2018
Pages 456
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The great diversity of ethnicities and languages in Africa encourages a vision of Africa as a fragmented continent, with language maps only perpetuating this vision by drawing discrete language groups. In reality, however, most people can communicate with most others within and across linguistic boundaries, even if not in languages taught or learned in schools. Many disciplines have looked carefully at language movement and change on the continent, but their lack of interaction has prevented the emergence of a cohesive picture of African languages. Tracing Language Movement in Africa gathers eighteen scholars together to offer a truly multidisciplinary representation of language in Africa, combining insights from history, archaeology, religion, linguistics, political science, and philosophy. The resulting volume illuminates commonalities and distinctions in these disciplines' understanding of language change and movement in Africa. The volume is empirical -- aiming to represent language more accurately on the continent -- as well as theoretical. It identifies the theories that each discipline uses to make sense of language movement in Africa in plain terms and highlights the themes that cut across all disciplines: how scholars use data, understand boundaries, represent change, and conceptualize power. The volume is organized to reflect differing conceptions of language that arise from its discipline-specific contributions: that is, tendencies to study changes that consolidate language or those that splinter it, viewing languages as whole or in part. Each contribution includes a short explanation of a discipline's theoretical and methodological approaches to language movement and change to ensure that the chapters are accessible to non-specialists, followed by an illustrative empirical case study. This volume will inspire multidisciplinary conversations around the study of language change in Africa, opening new interdisciplinary dialogue and spurring scholars to adapt the questions, data, and method of other disciplines to the problems that animate their own fields.



Kreolisch und Franz sisch

Kreolisch und Franz  sisch Author Peter Stein
ISBN-10 9783110400892
Release 2017-01-01
Pages 250
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In diesem Arbeitsheft werden die Forschungsbereiche der Kreolistik am Beispiel der französischen Kreolsprachen vorgestellt. Diskutiert werden u.a. sozio-historische Grundlagen und Entstehung, Sprachstruktur (vergleichend zum Französischen), Soziolinguistik und die aktuelle Situation. Der Band bietet über eine Einführung in das heute sehr nachgefragte Gebiet hinaus einen Einblick in 30 Jahre Forschungsgeschichte.



Introduction to Bio Statistics

Introduction to Bio Statistics Author Pranab Kumar Banerjee
ISBN-10 9788121923293
Release 2011
Pages 389
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Thoroughly revised to cater the needs of Graduate and Post Graduate students spanning various colleges and Universities nationwide. This fourth revised edition has the following latest features. > The textbook is written in a clear lucid manner to cover the theortical, practical and applied aspect of biostatistics. > Well-labelled illustrations, diagrams, tables and adequate examples complement the text so that student may practice on their own. > Numerous examination oriented solved problems as well as number of topics viz set theory, Bionomial Expansion, Permutation, Combination and Non-Parametric Statistics have been incorporated. > Theortical Discussions as well as solution of problems have been represented in unambiguos language so as to clear to the needs of all students of Biosciences (Zoology, Botany, Physiology, Microbiology and Biotechnology etc.)



The Bonplezi Family

The Bonplezi Family Author Maude Heurtelou
ISBN-10 1881839699
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 230
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English version of Lafami Bonplezi. An extended Haitian family whose members have a different but challenging destiny in Haiti and USA. . . 242pp. Gr. 7-up/ ESL.



INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODS

INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS AND RESEARCH METHODS Author P. S. S. SUNDAR RAO
ISBN-10 9788120345201
Release 2012-01-09
Pages 280
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The last decade has produced many textbooks on Biostatistics, with varying emphasis and degrees of mathematical complexity. This book has stood the test of time and continues to enjoy wide acceptance among students of all health and allied professions, other students and even qualified health investigators, who find it practical, simple and yet precise. This fully updated and thoroughly revised Fifth Edition, while retaining the fundamental concepts, acquaints the reader with the advances in the subject. The book explains the concepts involved in arriving at the sample size and also a quick solution to the estimation of sample size. Survival analysis and log-rank test are illustrated with examples. The essentials of Chi square tests are simplified and presented. Two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) is explained with two examples, with and without interaction term. The chapters on Research Methods, Interventional Studies and Observational Studies provide step-by-step guide to plan and carry out quality research. Questions given in each chapter will help the learner to gauge the level of understanding of the principles and applications. Clues to the use of computer packages are provided whenever necessary. Intended for undergraduate and postgraduate medical students as well as for nursing and paramedical students, the book will also be immensely useful to medical/health faculty and researchers in the field of Biostatistics. KEY FEATURES : A new chapter on Sample Size Determination Several new sections Extensive revision of practically all chapters Provision of new examples Chapter-end exercises



D zafi

D  zafi Author Franketienne
ISBN-10 0813941393
Release 2018-07-27
Pages 200
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Dézafi is no ordinary zombie novel. In the hands of the great Haitian author known simply as Frankétienne, zombification takes on a symbolic dimension that stands as a potent commentary on a country haunted by a history of slavery. Now this dynamic new translation brings this touchstone in Haitian literature to English-language readers for the first time. Written in a provocative experimental style, with a myriad of voices and combining myth, poetry, allegory, magical realism, and social realism, Dézafi tells the tale of a plantation that is run and worked by zombies for the financial benefit of the living owner. The owner's daughter falls in love with the zombie overseer and facilitates his transformation back into fully human form, leading to a rebellion that challenges the oppressive imbalance that had robbed the workers of their spirit. With the walking dead and bloody cockfights (the "dézafi" of the title) as cultural metaphors for Haitian existence, Frankétienne's novel is ultimately a powerful allegory of political and social liberation.



An Introduction to Biostatistics

An Introduction to Biostatistics Author N Gurumani
ISBN-10 9788180942563
Release 101-01-17
Pages 250
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Anthology containing: Introduction Population and Sample variables Collection of data classification and tabulation of data DIAGRAMS AND GRAPHS Frequency Distribution Descriptive Statistics scriv Measures of Central Tendency Averages Measures of Dispersion Skewness and Kurtosis Inferential statistics Probability Theoretical Probability Distributions Chi-Square Test Binomial Distribution Poisson Distribution Normal Distribution Inference About Population Sampling Methods Hypothesis Testing Student’s t-Test Analysis of Variance Correlation Regression Demography Computer Applications in Biology Number Systems Computer Codes Organisation of a Computer Computer Program Language Computer Memory and Storage Devices Operating System and Application Programs MS Excel—Statistical Functions Appendix References



Introduction To Biostatistics Computer Science

Introduction To Biostatistics   Computer Science Author Mr. Y. I. Shah Dr. A. R. Paradkar
ISBN-10 8185790337
Release 2008-09-07
Pages 260
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Introduction To Biostatistics Computer Science has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Introduction To Biostatistics Computer Science also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Introduction To Biostatistics Computer Science book for free.



Z is for Zorglub

Z is for Zorglub Author Franquin
ISBN-10 1887911510
Release 1995
Pages 63
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Z is for Zorglub has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Z is for Zorglub also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Z is for Zorglub book for free.



The Two Best Friend and the Old Lady

The Two Best Friend and the Old Lady Author Marie Jirlande Fenelon
ISBN-10 1584323000
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 30
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Best friends Landie and Gerry go off on an adventure in the mountains near their home in Haiti and meet an old lady who turns out to be not whom she appears to be.



An Introduction to Biostatistics

An Introduction to Biostatistics Author Thomas Glover
ISBN-10 9781478631118
Release 2015-06-29
Pages 553
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For over a decade, Glover and Mitchell have provided life-sciences students with an accessible, complete introduction to the use of statistics in their disciplines. The authors emphasize the relationships between probability, probability distributions, and hypothesis testing using both parametric and nonparametric analyses. Copious examples throughout the text apply concepts and theories to real questions faced by researchers in biology, environmental science, biochemistry, and health sciences. Dozens of examples and problems are new to the Third Edition, as are “Concept Checks”—short questions that allow readers to immediately gauge their mastery of the topics presented. Regardless of mathematical background, all readers will appreciate the value of statistics as a fundamental quantitative skill for the life sciences.



Biostatistics with R

Biostatistics with R Author Babak Shahbaba
ISBN-10 9781461413028
Release 2011-12-15
Pages 352
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Biostatistics with R is designed around the dynamic interplay among statistical methods, their applications in biology, and their implementation. The book explains basic statistical concepts with a simple yet rigorous language. The development of ideas is in the context of real applied problems, for which step-by-step instructions for using R and R-Commander are provided. Topics include data exploration, estimation, hypothesis testing, linear regression analysis, and clustering with two appendices on installing and using R and R-Commander. A novel feature of this book is an introduction to Bayesian analysis. This author discusses basic statistical analysis through a series of biological examples using R and R-Commander as computational tools. The book is ideal for instructors of basic statistics for biologists and other health scientists. The step-by-step application of statistical methods discussed in this book allows readers, who are interested in statistics and its application in biology, to use the book as a self-learning text.



Applied Biostatistics for the Health Sciences

Applied Biostatistics for the Health Sciences Author Richard J. Rossi
ISBN-10 9780470147641
Release 2010
Pages 648
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Biostatistics is quickly becoming one of the most important areas of statistics due to the tremendous increase in health care needs. This book successfully introduces the terminology, concepts, and correct uses and interpretation of biostatistics. It is ideal for practitioners as well as students going into health care fields. Pedagogical features include formulas highlighted in text boxes and chapter summaries that highlight key vocabulary and concepts for the chapter. An accompanying Web site provides both MINITAB® and Microsoft® Office Excel® data files data for the case studies and exercises that are contained in the text.



Introduction to Data Analysis and Graphical Presentation in Biostatistics with R

Introduction to Data Analysis and Graphical Presentation in Biostatistics with R Author Thomas W. MacFarland
ISBN-10 9783319025322
Release 2013-11-19
Pages 167
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Through real-world datasets, this book shows the reader how to work with material in biostatistics using the open source software R. These include tools that are critical to dealing with missing data, which is a pressing scientific issue for those engaged in biostatistics. Readers will be equipped to run analyses and make graphical presentations based on the sample dataset and their own data. The hands-on approach will benefit students and ensure the accessibility of this book for readers with a basic understanding of R. Topics include: an introduction to Biostatistics and R, data exploration, descriptive statistics and measures of central tendency, t-Test for independent samples, t-Test for matched pairs, ANOVA, correlation and linear regression, and advice for future work.



Haitian Kreyol in Ten Steps

Haitian Kreyol in Ten Steps Author Roger E. Savain
ISBN-10 9781441561565
Release 2009
Pages 128
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THIS HANDBOOK is a proven learning tool that helps English speakers develop a basic com-petency in Haitian Kreyol. Its content is based on the Haiti's Ministry of National Education's standardization of January 31, 1980. It is a simple and comprehensive source book which synthesizes the diverse information regarding the rules and principles of Haitian Kreyol spelling and grammar Published since 1991, Haitian Kreyol in Ten Steps has been selected by several professors and linguists as their preferred teaching or grammar reference book. In five successive editions and a glossary of 1,200 words, Roger E. Savain has tailored this handbook for maximum effectiveness. Its methodology and organization has been developed over years of practical teaching application. In this revised and strengthened sixth edition, Savain eases the reader, once more, into comprehension of the primary sounds of Haitian Kreyol by emphasizing the four fundamental principles and the ten basic vowel sounds. The rules that govern the language remain reliably constant. Their application will highlight similarities with English and facilitate basic command of Haitian Kreyol.



Biostatistics for Animal Science 3rd Edition

Biostatistics for Animal Science  3rd Edition Author Miroslav Kaps
ISBN-10 9781786390356
Release 2017-06-23
Pages 561
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Designed to cover techniques for analysis of data in the animal sciences, this popular textbook provides an overview of the basic principles of statistics enabling the subsequent applications to be carried out with familiarity and understanding. Each chapter begins by introducing a problem with practical questions, followed by a brief theoretical background. Most topics are followed up with numerical examples to illustrate the methods described using data-sets from animal sciences and related fields. The same examples are then solved using the SAS software package. Written primarily for students and researchers in animal sciences, the text is also useful for those studying agricultural, biological, and veterinary sciences.



Health and Numbers

Health and Numbers Author Chap T. Le
ISBN-10 9781118210628
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 336
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Like its two successful previous editions, Health & Numbers: A Problems-Based Introduction to Biostatistics, Third Edition, is the only fully problems-based introduction to biostatistics and offers a concise introduction to basic statistical concepts and reasoning at a level suitable for a broad spectrum of students and professionals in medicine and the allied health fields. This book has always been meant for use by advanced students who have not previously had an introductory biostatistics course - material often presented in a one-semester course - or by busy professionals who need to learn the basics of biostatistics. This user-friendly resource features over 200 real-life examples and real data to discuss and teach fundamental statistical methods. The new edition offers even more exercises than the second edition, and features enhanced Microsoft Excel and SAS samples and examples. Health & Numbers, Third Edition, truly strikes a balance between principles and methods of calculation that is particularly useful for students in medicine and health-related fields who need to know biostatistics.