English Teaching and Evangelical Mission

Author: Dr. Bill Johnston
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1783097094
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Debates about the place of mission work in English Language Teaching continue to rage, and yet full-length studies of what really happens at the intersection of ELT and evangelical Christianity are rare. In this book, Johnston conducts a detailed ethnography of an evangelical language school in Poland, looking at its Bible-based curriculum, and analyzing interaction in classes for adults. He also explores the idea of ‘relationship’ in the context of the school and its mission activity, and more broadly the cultural encounter between North American evangelicalism and Polish Catholicism. The book comprises an in-depth examination of a key issue facing TEFL in the 21st century, and will be of interest to all practitioners and scholars in the field, whatever their position on this topic.

Applied Linguistics in the Middle East and North Africa

Author: Atta Gebril
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027265798
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of applied research efforts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). This region has not received due attention in the literature and this publication provides a much-needed contribution to the existing body of knowledge. The editor recruited a number of renowned scholars who either work in the MENA countries or have experience doing research in this region to contribute to this project. The selection of chapters ensured representation of applied linguistics efforts in North Africa, the Levant, and the Gulf. The book looks into language research within social and educational MENA contexts. The final part of the book provides a forward-looking perspective about applied linguistics research and practices in the Middle East and North Africa. The book is primarily written for those interested in applied linguistics, particularly researchers, graduate students, and language professionals in the MNEA region.

Singapore Literature and Culture

Author: Angelia Mui Cheng Poon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315307731
Format: PDF, Docs
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Since the nation-state sprang into being in 1965, Singapore literature in English has blossomed energetically, and yet there have been few books focusing on contextualizing and analyzing Singapore literature despite the increasing international attention garnered by Singaporean writers. This volume brings Anglophone Singapore literature to a wider global audience for the first time, embedding it more closely within literary developments worldwide. Drawing upon postcolonial studies, Singapore studies, and critical discussions in transnationalism and globalization, essays unearth and introduce neglected writers, cast new light on established writers, and examine texts in relation to their specific Singaporean local-historical contexts while also engaging with contemporary issues in Singapore society. Singaporean writers are producing work informed by debates and trends in queer studies, feminism, multiculturalism and social justice -- work which urgently calls for scholarly engagement. This groundbreaking collection of essays aims to set new directions for further scholarship in this exciting and various body of writing from a place that, despite being just a small ‘red dot’ on the global map, has much to say to scholars and students worldwide interested in issues of nationalism, diaspora, cosmopolitanism, neoliberalism, immigration, urban space, as well as literary form and content. This book brings Singapore literature and literary criticism into greater global legibility and charts pathways for future developments.

Migrant Writers and Urban Space in Italy

Author: Graziella Parati
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319555715
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book is about migrants’ lives in urban space, in particular Rome and Milan. At the core of the book is literature as written by migrants, members of a “second generation,” and a filmmaker who defines himself as native. It argues that the narrative authored by migrants, refugees, second generation women, and one “native Italian” perform a reparative reading of Italian spaces in order to engender reparative narratives. Eve Sedgwick wrote about our (now) traditional way of reading based on unveiling and on, mainly, negative affect. We are trained to tear the text apart, dig into it, and uncover the anxieties that define our age. Migrants writers seem to employ both positive and negative affects in defining the past, present, and future of the spaces they inhabit. Their recuperative acts of writing, constitute powerful models of changes in/on place. As they look at Italian exclusionary spaces, they also rewrite them into a present whose transitiveness allows to imagine a process of citizenship and belong constructed from below.

Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge Based Systems Theory and Foundations

Author: Jesús Medina
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319914766
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This three volume set (CCIS 853-855) constitutes the proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Information Processing and Management of Uncertainty in Knowledge-Based Systems, IPMU 2017, held in Cádiz, Spain, in June 2018. The 193 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 383 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on advances on explainable artificial intelligence; aggregation operators, fuzzy metrics and applications; belief function theory and its applications; current techniques to model, process and describe time series; discrete models and computational intelligence; formal concept analysis and uncertainty; fuzzy implication functions; fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence problems; fuzzy mathematical analysis and applications; fuzzy methods in data mining and knowledge discovery; fuzzy transforms: theory and applications to data analysis and image processing; imprecise probabilities: foundations and applications; mathematical fuzzy logic, mathematical morphology; measures of comparison and entropies for fuzzy sets and their extensions; new trends in data aggregation; pre-aggregation functions and generalized forms of monotonicity; rough and fuzzy similarity modelling tools; soft computing for decision making in uncertainty; soft computing in information retrieval and sentiment analysis; tri-partitions and uncertainty; decision making modeling and applications; logical methods in mining knowledge from big data; metaheuristics and machine learning; optimization models for modern analytics; uncertainty in medicine; uncertainty in Video/Image Processing (UVIP).

Farbenblind

Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 364120643X
Format: PDF
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Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Die tausend Herbste des Jacob de Zoet

Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644044716
Format: PDF
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«Ein Schmöker für das 21. Jahrhundert» (DIE WELT) – vom Autor des Weltbestsellers Der Wolkenatlas Ein junger holländischer Kaufmann kommt 1799 nach Dejima, dem einzigen europäischen Handelsposten im hermetisch abgeriegelten Japan. Auf der von Geschäftemachern und zwielichtigen Gestalten bevölkerten künstlichen Insel hofft er, sein Glück zu machen. Durch die Liebe zu einer Japanerin eröffnet sich Jacob de Zoet unversehens eine geheimnisvolle Welt und zeigt ihre Schönheiten. Doch das fremde Land hält auch Schrecken bereit, Verrat, Intrige und Mord ... «David Mitchell gehört zu den besten englischen Romanautoren der Gegenwart.» (Die Zeit) «David Mitchell legt hier seinen bislang mitreißendsten Roman vor ... Ein berührender Schluss unterstreicht seine Meisterschaft nicht nur in Sachen literarisches Feuerwerk, sondern auch in den leiseren Künsten der Einfühlung und des traditionellen Erzählens.» (The New York Times) «Ein literarischer Reisetraum und eine sprachliche Orgie.» (Der Spiegel) «Eine prächtige historische Wunderkammer.» (die tageszeitung)

Gemeinsamer europ ischer Referenzrahmen f r Sprachen lernen lehren beurteilen

Author: John Trim
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783126065207
Format: PDF, Docs
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Der Referenzrahmen richtet sich an Lehrer, Fortbilder, Autoren und Curriculumplaner in der Schule und der Erwachsenenbildung. Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen stellt die gemeinsamen Referenzniveaus zur Erfassung des Lernfortschritts vor, befasst sich mit der Entwicklung von Curricula und diskutiert verschiedene Prüfungsformen.

Polnisch f r Dummies

Author: Daria Gabryanczyk
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352770972X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie Polnisch. Neben der Betonung und der Grammatik lernen Sie Redewendungen und Begriffe, mit denen Sie Alltagssituationen meistern: sich auf Polnisch vorstellen, über Ihre Hobbys sprechen oder einen Tisch in einem Restaurant reservieren. Nebenbei lernen Sie die polnische Kultur kennen und bekommen Tipps für das Leben in Polen. Am Ende eines jeden Kapitels gibt es kleine Übungen, mit denen Sie Ihre erworbenen Sprachfähigkeiten leicht prüfen können. Dem Buch liegt eine CD mit Übungen zum Hören und Nachsprechen bei.