Crises and Cycles in Economic Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

Author: Daniele Besomi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136722904
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book investigates from the perspective of the major economic dictionaries and encyclopaedias the notions of crises and cycles, featuring entries from Pascal Bridel, Cécile Dangel-Hagnauer, Ludovic Frobert, Harald Hagemann and Alain Raybaut.

Manual de gram tica Grammar Reference for Students of Spanish

Author: Zulma Iguina
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1413032192
Format: PDF, Docs
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Thanks to its flexibility, simplicity, and range, MANUAL DE GRAMÁTICA is the most accessible grammar reference for intermediate and advanced students of Spanish. It combines clear, easy-to-use charts with detailed grammar presentations in English and offers valuable conceptual distinctions between Spanish and English. Beginning with sentence structure, the text follows a logical progression of topics from parts of speech to verb tenses to the finer points of lexical variation. The text facilitates independent study. Students have the opportunity to self-correct in practice as supporting exercises are followed by answer keys. The text covers all major grammatical rules of Spanish and offers real-world applications of all grammar points, making it an invaluable reference tool for intermediate and advanced literature and language courses. The Fourth Edition includes updated examples of grammar in use. These examples, which help to clarify the traditionally most challenging grammar points, reflect contemporary language usage. New ancillary components are introduced-Heinle iRadio and iLrn: Heinle Learning Center-which offer varied approaches for teaching and learning with MANUAL DE GRAMÁTICA and broaden the appeal of the text by making it available in both print and electronic form. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Thinking Spanish Translation

Author: Louise Haywood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134070179
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The new edition of this comprehensive course in Spanish-English translation offers advanced students of Spanish a challenging yet practical approach to the acquisition of translation skills, with clear explanations of the theoretical issues involved. A variety of translation issues are addressed, including: cultural differences register and dialect grammatical differences genre. With a sharper focus, clearer definitions and an increased emphasis on up-to-date ‘real world’ translation tasks, this second edition features a wealth of relevant illustrative material taken from a wide range of sources, both Latin American and Spanish, including: technical, scientific and legal texts journalistic and informative texts literary and dramatic texts. Each chapter includes suggestions for classroom discussion and a set of practical exercises designed to explore issues and consolidate skills. Model translations, notes and suggestions for teaching and assessment are provided in a Teachers’ Handbook; this is available for free download at Thinking Spanish Translation is essential reading for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Spanish and translation studies. The book will also appeal to a wide range of language students and tutors through the general discussion of the principles and purposes of translation.

Drought Research and Science Policy Interfacing

Author: Joaquin Andreu
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315687224
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Droughts occur in arid and semi-arid areas of the world, but also in humid areas, and can develop over short periods (flash drought) or longer periods (seasons/decades). Even though progress has been made, it remains difficult to adequately characterize, monitor, forecast and manage droughts, due to their multi-faceted nature. Usually, drought does not directly cause fatalities, but a wide range of socio-economic and environmental effects may occur, and, depending on the region, water-and food-related diseases and casualties can be triggered. Europe has regularly been hit hard by drought (e.g. recently Russia), and large portions of USA, Mexico, Brazil, China, India, Central Asia, South Africa, the Great Horn of Africa, or Australia, have been affected by drought. So globally, drought affects more regions, and more people, than other natural hazards. Additionally, climate change projections for many areas indicate that droughts are likely to become more frequent and more severe due to the increased variability of precipitation and temperature, tied in some cases to decreased average precipitation and increased average temperature. Hence, there is an urgent need to improve drought preparedness through measures that reduce vulnerability to drought and the risks they pose, in particular considering the uncertain future. Drought. Research and Science Policy Interfacing includes contributions to the International Conference on DROUGHT: Research and Science-Policy Interfacing (Valencia, Spain, 10-13 March 2015), the final event of the EU FP7 research project DROUGHT-R&SPI (Fostering European Drought Research and Science-Policy Interfacing). The book aims to foster development of drought policies and plans to reduce risk and vulnerability, and to enhance preparedness and resilience. The book addresses the following topics : (1) past, present and future of droughts (natural hazards, identification and characterization, impacts); (2) indicators, monitoring and forecasting (including early warning systems), risk and vulnerability assessment and reduction at different scales, and (3) preparedness and mitigation options (risk and vulnerability perception, water management and governance under drought conditions, design and implementation of drought policies and plans from the local to the regional, national and international levels, research Interfaces with drought policies). Drought. Research and Science Policy Interfacing will be of interest to researchers and professionals in those fields related to drought, such as climatology, meteorology, hydrology, agronomy, ecology, water economy, and water management, as well as to policy makers involved in drought preparedness and mitigation strategies at local, regional, national and international levels.


Author: Johannes Schnitzer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3486858467
Format: PDF, ePub
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Der Erwerb einer Fachsprache, und somit auch der Wirtschaftssprache, ist ohne die Aneignung fachspezifischen Vokabulars undenkbar. Diese an sich triviale Feststellung gewinnt umgehend an Komplexität, bedenkt man, welch unterschiedliche Kenntnisse hier gefragt sind: Zum einen geht es um Sprachwissen ("Wie sagt man etwas auf Spanisch?") und um Sprachverwendungswissen ("Sagt man etwas immer und überall so oder gibt es z. B. regionale oder situationsspezifische Unterschiede?"). Zum anderen geht es um inhaltliches Wissen ("Was bedeutet das denn eigentlich?") und, damit in direktem Zusammenhang stehend, um kontrastives Wissen zwischen der eigenen und der fremden Kultur ("Ist die Struktur einer spanischen Aktiengesellschaft mit einer deutschen oder österreichischen vergleichbar?" etc.). An dieser Schnittstelle zwischen sprachlichem und inhaltlichem Wissen setzt das terminologische Handbuch der spanischen Wirtschaftssprache an. Anhand von 84 Themen werden rund 1000 Wirtschaftstermini im Kontext eingeführt, erklärt und mit vertrauten Realitäten konfrontiert. Die spanischsprachigen Erklärungsteile sind mit Übersetzungen der relevanten Termini ins Deutsche versehen. Ein Verzeichnis der gebräuchlichsten wirtschaftsrelevanten Abkürzungen sowie zwei umfangreiche Register (Spanisch - Deutsch, Deutsch - Spanisch) runden das Werk ab. Das terminologische Handbuch bietet eine konzentrierte Darstellung des gebräuchlichsten spanischen Wirtschaftsvokabulars. Die Zusammenarbeit von Spanischlehrern und Wirtschaftsexperten gewährleistet die Ausrichtung auf die spezifischen Bedürfnisse des deutschsprachigen Spanischlerners ohne dabei an wirtschaftsfachlicher Qualität einzubüßen.