Beyond Misunderstanding

Author: Kristin Bührig
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 902729366X
Format: PDF
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This book challenges two tacit presumptions in the field of intercultural communication research. Firstly, misunderstandings can frequently be found in intercultural communication, although, one could not claim that intercultural communication is constituted by misunderstandings alone. This volume shows how new perspectives on linguistic analyses of intercultural communication go beyond the analysis of misunderstanding. Secondly, intercultural communication is not solely constituted by the fact that individuals from different cultural groups interact. Each contribution of this volume analyses to what extent instances of discourse are institutionally and/or interculturally determined. These linguistic reflections involve different theoretical frameworks, e.g. functional grammar, systemic functional linguistics, functional pragmatics, rhetorical conversation analysis, ethno-methodological conversation analysis, linguistic an­thro­­pology and a critical discourse approach. As the contributions focus on the discourse of genetic counseling, gate-keeping discourse, international team co-operation, international business communication, workplace discourse, internet communication, and lamentation discourse, the book exemplifies that the analysis of intercultural communication is organized in response to social needs and, therefore, may contribute to the social justification of linguistics.

Trouble Magnet

Author: Alan Dean Foster
Publisher: Del Rey
ISBN: 9780345495525
Format: PDF, ePub
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From science fiction icon Alan Dean Foster comes a blazing Pip & Flinx adventure for fans of the green-eyed redhead with awesome mental powers and his miniature flying dragon. In this dazzling novel, Flinx confirms his status as the galaxy’s greatest magnet for big trouble. Wandering out there in some remote region of the galaxy is a gargantuan sentient Tar-Aiym weapons’ system. All Flinx has to do–while his pals look after his injured love Clarity Held–is find the hefty object and persuade it to knock out the monstrous evil that is hurtling through space to waste the entire Commonwealth. A no-brainer, really, especially for Flinx, who is never without his loyal entourage of official snoops, crazed zealots, assorted goons, and the occasional assassin. Indeed, the boy wonder and his mini-drag, Pip, are eager to commence their heroic task . . . just as soon as Flinx visits Visaria–a dangerously depraved planet–to convince himself that humans are indeed worth saving. The chances of stumbling across high moral values and utopian ideals don’t look promising–what with Flinx playing a lawless Pied Piper to a gang of lying, thieving juvenile delinquents. But prospects really go south when Flinx runs afoul of the corrupt planet’s ruthless crime king. Still, life is full of surprises, and Flinx is about to get smacked by a passel of them–by turns devastating, heartening, and positively jaw-dropping. For although Flinx came to Visaria to plumb the enigma of humankind, there’s another mystery waiting here, a shocking clue about his own shadowy past. From the Hardcover edition.

Trust Privacy and Security in Digital Business

Author: Steven Furnell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319983857
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Trust, Privacy and Security in Digital Business, TrustBus 2018, held in Regensburg, Germany, in September 2018 in conjunction with DEXA 2018. The 15 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 29 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Permission models and cloud, privacy, proactive security measures, and cyber physical systems.

Daydreams and Diaries

Author: Taylor Black
Publisher: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611871298
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Entries from the diaries of high school senior Taylor Black, augmented by narrative by her father, Tim Black, detail how she coped as a brain cancer patient and grew as a person through her illness.

Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery

Author: Carlos Ordonez
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319985396
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Big Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery, DaWaK 2018, held in Regensburg, Germany, in September 2018. The 13 revised full papers and 17 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 76 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: Graph analytics; case studies; classification and clustering; pre-processing; sequences; cloud and database systems; and data mining.

Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective

Author: Andrea Kő
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319983490
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective, EGOVIS 2018, held in Regensburg, Germany, in September 2018. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 22 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: digitalization and transparency; challenges in e-government technology and e-voting; knowledge management in the context of e-government; semantic technologies and the legal aspects; open data and open innovation; and e-government cases - data and knowledge management.

The End of the Point

Author: Elizabeth Graver
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062184865
Format: PDF, Docs
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Longlisted for the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction Ashaunt Point, Massachusetts, has anchored life for generations of the Porter family, who summer along its remote, rocky shore. But in 1942, the U.S. Army arrives on the Point, bringing havoc and change. That summer, the two older Porter girls—teenagers Helen and Dossie—run wild while their only brother, Charlie, goes off to train for war. The children’s Scottish nurse, Bea, falls in love. And youngest daughter Janie is entangled in an incident that cuts the season short. An unforgettable portrait of one family’s journey through the second half of the twentieth century, Elizabeth Graver’s The End of the Point artfully probes the hairline fractures hidden beneath the surface of our lives and traces the fragile and enduring bonds that connect us.

Subordination in English

Author: Elena Seoane
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110583577
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This book provides a collection of articles on subordination in English framed from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. It covers ample areas of the history of the major subordinated structures of English and their recent development in various native and non-native varieties. Most contributions are based on large electronic databases and corpora of written and spoken texts. The book focuses on the continuum that links subordinated and coordinated structures in a fluid way, shows their permanent state of flux, and sheds light on the whole system's dynamic essence by discussing a large number of explanatory principles at work in shaping it. Many of these are well-known from the grammaticalization and the Construction Grammar theories, such as the concepts of attractor, multi-sourcing, inheritance, categorial incursion, metaphorization or exaptation. This volume represents the latest trends in the field by some of its most prestigious specialists.