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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.

Choosing Wildness

Choosing Wildness Author Claude Arbour
ISBN-10 9781926685106
Release 2008
Pages 265
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In Choosing Wildness, Claude Arbour describes his unusual life on a wilderness lake in northern Quebec amidst a lively community of wild birds and animals. In vibrant, moving prose, he documents his personal journey from high school dropout to noted ornithologist and conservationist, explaining how he goes beyond reintroducing birds into the wild to preserve a network of nesting sites in the lake region. Arbour brings readers deep inside the mind of a man with the courage to forsake city life and the insight to explore the transformative power of nature.

The politics of writing Julia Kavanagh 1824 77

The politics of writing  Julia Kavanagh  1824 77 Author Eileen Fauset
ISBN-10 9781847795267
Release 2013-07-19
Pages 304
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Julia Kavanagh was a popular and internationally published writer of the mid-nineteenth century whose collective body of work included fiction, biography, critical studies of French and English women writers, and travel writing. In this critically engaged study Eileen Fauset sees Kavanagh as a significant but neglected writer and returns her to her proper place in the history of women's writing. With few known primary sources to go on the author manages, through her skilful selection of letters, official documents and historical commentary, to piece together some of the jigsaw of Kavanagh's life. Throughout this study, the biographical element informs and directs discussion of Kavanagh's writing itself. What emerges is a succinct and telling portrait of a woman who, through a desire to write, acquired both economic independence and a means through which she could voice her sexual politics. Eileen Fauset challenges the historical attitudes to 'popular romance', a genre read mainly by women and generally discounted as simple entertainment. She argues that in Kavanagh's novels romance is often the pivot around which issues of cultural and sexual difference are examined, a perspective that, invariably, also informed Kavanagh's non-fiction. This study addresses the current enthusiasm for the reclamation of neglected women writers and also brings to light interesting material that might otherwise have remained unknown to the specialist. It will appeal to academics, students and enthusiasts of Victorian literature and women's writing.

Cassell s Encyclopedia of Queer Myth Symbol and Spirit

Cassell s Encyclopedia of Queer Myth  Symbol  and Spirit Author Randy P. Conner
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002880392
Release 1997
Pages 382
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An A-Z reference source on the theme of same-sex desire, gender variance and the sacred, this book examines the often-suppressed spiritual dimension of homosexuality. Its coverage includes archetypal figures such as deities, spirits and the characters of fairy tales; sacred texts including religious narratives; myths and legends; symbols and metaphors; persons and groups embodying the domain, such as Native American Indian berdaches; and works of art, including those of painting, sculpture, music, dance, drama and film.

The Italian Doctor s Proposal

The Italian Doctor s Proposal Author Kate Hardy
ISBN-10 9781460357637
Release 2016-08-15
Pages 192
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There’s no one else I would want to be the mother of my children Pip Murdoch is torn. She is finally, for the first time in her life, experiencing real love. Toni Costa, the new Italian doctor on the ward, is making her feel things she’s never known. But she can’t give in to her heart. She has responsibilities that just won’t allow it. The gorgeous Italian knows he can help Pip heal the rift between her and her young daughter. He’s determined to show her that he’ll never leave them, and that together they can be a real family.

Resumes from Hell

Resumes from Hell Author Jon Reed
ISBN-10 0972598812
Release 2004
Pages 160
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In this illustrated "how-not-to," former recruiters Reed and Meyers open up their own joke files, and share highlights from the worst--and funniest--resumes they ever received.

Fast Start in Christian Living

Fast Start in Christian Living Author Richard Booker
ISBN-10 0961530294
Release 1992-10-01
Pages 72
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Fast Start in Christian Living has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Fast Start in Christian Living also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Fast Start in Christian Living book for free.

The Great UFO Hoax

The Great UFO Hoax Author Gregory M. Kanon
ISBN-10 1880090414
Release 1997
Pages 210
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The Great UFO Hoax has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Great UFO Hoax also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Great UFO Hoax book for free.

The Money Moon

The Money Moon Author Jeffery Farnol
ISBN-10 9781456614812
Release 2013-03-25
Pages 177
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When Sylvia Marchmont went to Europe, George Bellew being, at the same time, desirous of testing his newest acquired yacht, followed her, and mutual friends in New York, Newport, and elsewhere, confidently awaited news of their engagement. Great, therefore, was their surprise when they learnt of her approaching marriage to the Duke of Ryde. Bellew, being young and rich, had many friends, very naturally, who, while they sympathized with his loss, yet agreed among themselves, that, despite Bellew's millions, Sylvia had done vastly well for herself, seeing that a duke is always a duke, --especially in America. There were, also, divers ladies in New York, Newport, and elsewhere, and celebrated for their palatial homes, their jewels, and their daughters, who were anxious to know how Bellew would comport himself under his disappointment. Some leaned to the idea that he would immediately blow his brains out; others opined that he would promptly set off on another of his exploring expeditions, ...

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.

Secrets of the Hoary Deep

Secrets of the Hoary Deep Author Riccardo Giacconi
ISBN-10 9781421402062
Release 2010-12-29
Pages 432
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Crisp, informative, and prognostic, Giacconi’s story will captivate, inspire, and, at times, possibly infuriate professional and amateur astronomers across the breadth of the field and at all stages of their personal and professional development.

Rainforest Animals

Rainforest Animals Author Michael Chinery
ISBN-10 0679920471
Release 1992
Pages 40
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Introduces the animals of the rain forest and how they live, including the howler monkey, toucan, and deadly arrow-poison frog.

Quantum Deadline

Quantum Deadline Author Daedalus Howell
ISBN-10 9780967100180
Release 2015-08-01
Pages 250
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Infinite Worlds. One Reporter. Zero Time. When his newsroom intern jumps off the Golden Gate Bridge, 40-something reporter Daedalus Howell's reputation also takes a dive. Five years later, he’s still trying to clear his conscience and his byline when Jude, a lost 11-year-old would-be thief, seeks his help to get home. Ever on the prowl for a career-redeeming story, Howell is game but there’s a catch – the kid claims to be from a parallel universe. The reporter soon learns that anything is possible on the strange streets of Lumaville, a sleepy Northern California college town in the grips of a startup boom. As hard-drinking Howell grumbles about the waning relevance of his profession and generation, he uncovers a maze of dark truths that connect the boy, his brilliant ex-flame and a ruthless tech mogul. When Jude disappears, Howell’s assignment is clear – save the boy, write the story of a lifetime, and make his deadline without getting killed. A rousing kickoff to the Lumaville Labyrinth series, Quantum Deadline is an entertaining, tell-your-friends tale of suspense and self-satire as the tantalizing prospect of redemption hangs in the balance.

Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety

Finding Serenity in the Age of Anxiety Author Robert Gerzon
ISBN-10 055337978X
Release 1998
Pages 337
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Seen on national television, a psychotherapist argues that anxiety is a natural part of life and shows how, paradoxically, it can be a means to find serenity, take advantage of new opportunities, and discover one's true self and potential. Reprint.

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.

A Typographical Gazetteer

A Typographical Gazetteer Author Henry Cotton
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N12861635
Release 1831
Pages 393
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A Typographical Gazetteer has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Typographical Gazetteer also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Typographical Gazetteer book for free.