Crescendo

Author: Italiano
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9780470424117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Crescendo

Author: Francesca Italiano
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: 9780030318269
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The workbook contains self-corrected practice in grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and culture.

Percorsi

Author: Francesca Italiano
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133754235
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Percorsi has quickly become one of the best-selling elementary Italian programs of its kind. The new Third Edition features Ritorno a Roma, an educational romantic comedy filmed on location in Rome, Siena, and Naples, a vibrant new design, even more focus on skill-development, updated cultural information, and expansion of MyItalianLab. Percorsi promotes the acquisition of Italian language and culture through a media-rich program that integrates the “five C’s” principles of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education. Building on the success of earlier editions, the Third Edition is designed to provide beginning learners with a variety of tools to develop their communicative competence in the four major language skill area—listening, speaking, reading, and writing—as they acquire familiarity with Italian culture. At its core is a brand new film, Ritorno a Roma. Produced by the 2012 Golden Globe winner for Best Short, Ritorno a Roma is the first educational romantic comedy created exclusively for learners of beginning Italian. The film, created to support the learning of Italian for users of Percorsi and exclusively written with students in mind, takes place in Roma and features scenes in Roma, Gaeta, Napoli, and Siena. It follows the trials and tribulations of four main characters—Taylor, Giulia, Elena, and Roberto—as Roberto attempts to win a national recording contract for the band that he manages. Ritorno a Roma provides an engaging, natural context for the practice of structure and vocabulary, while introducing students to colloquial language and providing them a firsthand look at Italian life and culture. Note: this is the standalone book if you want the book/access card order the ISBN below; 0133778002 / 9780133778007 Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura Plus MyItalianLab with Pearson eText (multi-semester) -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 020599895X / 9780205998951 Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura 0205999336 / 9780205999330 MyItalianLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Percorsi: L'Italia attraverso la lingua e la cultura (multi-semester)

Crescendo Binder Ready Version

Author: Francesca Italiano
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9781118514801
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is an activities manual to accompany Crescendo!, 3rd Edition. Crescendo!, 3rd Edition is a comprehensive intermediate Italian program designed to build proficiency in all four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing), and to expand students’ cultural knowledge of contemporary Italy. The Crescendo! program helps build a dynamic and interactive environment by providing opportunities for practice through a systematic and spiral presentation of themes and current issues that are both relevant and interesting, and by encouraging readers to express themselves freely and creatively in a wide spectrum of contexts.

Italian Film in the Light of Neorealism

Author: Millicent Joy Marcus
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691102085
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The movement known as neorealism lasted seven years, generated only twenty-one films, failed at the box office, and fell short of its didactic and aesthetic aspirations. Yet it exerted such a profound influence on Italian cinema that all the best postwar directors had to come to terms with it, whether in seeming imitation (the early Olmi), in commercial exploitation (the middle Comencini) or in ostensible rejection (the recent Tavianis). Despite the reactionary pressures of the marketplace and the highly personalized visions of Fellini, Antonioni. And Visconti, Italian cinema has maintained its moral commitment to use the medium in socially responsible ways--if not to change the world, as the first neorealists hoped, then at least to move filmgoers to face the pressing economic, political, and human problems in their midst. From Rossellini's Open City (1945) to the Taviani brothers' Night of the Shooting Stars (1982). The author does close readings of seventeen films that tell the story of neorealism's evolving influence on Italian postwar cinematic expression. Other films discussed are De Sica's Bicycle Thief and Umberto D. De Santis's Bitter Rice, Comencini's Bread, Love, and Fantasy, Fellini's La strada, Visconti's Senso, Antonioni's Red Desert, Olmi's Il Posto, Germi's Seduced and Abandoned, Pasolini's Teorema, Petri's Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion, Bertolucci's The Conformist, Rosi's Christ Stopped at Eboli, and Wertmuller's Love and Anarchy, Scola's We All Loved Each Other So Much provides the occasion for the author's own retrospective consideration of how Italian cinema has fulfilled, or disappointed, the promise of neorealism.

Da capo

Author: Antonio Morena
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111782768
Format: PDF, ePub
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This Seventh Edition of the best-selling intermediate Italian text, DA CAPO, reviews and expands upon all aspects of Italian grammar while providing authentic learning experiences (including new song and video activities) that provide students with engaging ways to connect with Italians and Italian culture. Following the guidelines established by the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, DA CAPO develops Italian language proficiency through varied features that accommodate a variety of teaching styles and goals. The Seventh Edition emphasizes a well-rounded approach to intermediate Italian, focusing on balanced acquisition of the four language skills within an updated cultural framework. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sound Music and Movement in Parkinson s Disease

Author: Marta M. N. Bieńkiewicz
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
ISBN: 2889450791
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Recent years have brought new insights to the understanding of Parkinson’s disease, impact of exercise and sound displays in rehabilitation and movement facilitation. There is growing evidence that auditory signals in the environment can provide a temporal template for movement and change the mode of motor control from intrinsic to extrinsic; habitual to goal-directed, enabling enhanced motor performance in patients. In addition, forced exercise rate studies show that exercising at the pace of healthy adults can have potential neuroprotective benefits for patients. Many research groups have explored the use of auditory cues (such as rhythmical auditory training) in improving gait and upper limb movement parameters. Cues are usually either intermittent (metronome) or continuous (dynamic sound displays). Similarly, dance based interventions suggest that patients benefit from additional sensory information (i.e. the temporal structure embedded in music and proprioceptive information from a dancing partner) that facilities movement. On the contrary, studies dedicated to auditory perception and motor timing report an impaired ability of patients to perceive and synchronise with complex rhythmical structures (i.e. causing an inability to play musical instruments). With the growth of modern technology and the increasing portability of hi-specification devices (such as smart phones), new research questions on the design of interventions are beginning to emerge as we strive for more efficient therapeutic approaches. In this Research Topic we wanted to bring together top scientists from the movement disorder, motor control and sound related studies along with therapists. That way, we can engage in cross-disciplinary and challenging scientific debate about future rehabilitation avenues and frontiers for Parkinson’s disease patients.

Advanced Italian Step by Step

Author: Paola Nanni-Tate
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071837191
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Take your Italian to the next level using the groundbreaking, proven-effective "building block" approach to proficiency Advanced Italian Step-by-Step begins with a quick review of the key grammar basics and then moves on to more advanced topics you need for true mastery of the language. It introduces you to hundreds of new vocabulary words--all reinforced with readings that put the new terms in everyday context. Leads you through a unique "building block" approach to mastering advanced grammar Down-to-earth explanations of essential rules and concepts Key verbs and vocabulary Numerous exercises that enable you to chart your progress Engaging readings that help you hone your skills in everyday contexts

Market Leader

Author: David Cotton
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 9781447913023
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Market Leader 3rd Edition has been completely updated to reflect the fast-changing world of business using authoritative and authentic business sources such as Financial Times.