A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese

Author: Richard Xiao
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134049889
Format: PDF
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A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is an invaluable tool for all learners of Mandarin Chinese, providing a list of the 5,000 words and the 2,000 Chinese characters (simplified) most commonly used in the language. Based on a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and news texts in current use, the dictionary provides the user with a detailed frequency-based list, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes. All entries in the frequency list feature the English equivalent and a sample sentence with English translation. The Dictionary also contains thirty thematically organized lists of frequently used words on a variety of topics such as food, weather, travel and time expressions. A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese enables students of all levels to maximize their study of Mandarin vocabulary in an efficient and engaging way. It is also an excellent resource for teachers of the language. A CD version is available to purchase separately. Designed for use by corpus and computational linguists it provides the full text in a format that researchers can process and turn into suitable lists for their own research work.

Sin and Syntax

Author: Constance Hale
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 038534693X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Today’s writers need more spunk than Strunk: whether it's the Great American e-mail, Madison Avenue advertising, or Grammy Award-winning rap lyrics, memorable writing must jump off the page. Copy veteran Constance Hale is on a mission to make creative communication, both the lyrical and the unlawful, an option for everyone. With its crisp, witty tone, Sin and Syntax covers grammar’s ground rules while revealing countless unconventional syntax secrets (such as how to use—Gasp!—interjections or when to pepper your prose with slang) that make for sinfully good writing. Discover how to: *Distinguish between words that are “pearls” and words that are “potatoes” * Avoid “couch potato thinking” and “commitment phobia” when choosing verbs * Use literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, and metaphor (and understand what you're doing) Everyone needs to know how to write stylish prose—students, professionals, and seasoned writers alike. Whether you’re writing to sell, shock, or just sing, Sin and Syntax is the guide you need to improve your command of the English language.

Abriendo Paso

Author: Jose M. Diaz
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131163492
Format: PDF, Docs
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ABRIENDO PASO is a highly respected two-volume program specifically designed to address the needs of high school students in upper level study, including Advanced Placement*.

A Student s Guide to History

Author: Jules R. Benjamin
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319050387
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the historian's research process - from formulating a research question to finding, evaluating, and working with sources of all types - written and nonwritten, in print and online. The writing process is explained thoroughly, and advice on creating a strong thesis and writing an effective paper culminate in a model student research paper. The appendixes point students to the most helpful research resources.

Advanced Risk Analysis in Engineering Enterprise Systems

Author: Cesar Ariel Pinto
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439826153
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since the emerging discipline of engineering enterprise systems extends traditional systems engineering to develop webs of systems and systems-of-systems, the engineering management and management science communities need new approaches for analyzing and managing risk in engineering enterprise systems. Advanced Risk Analysis in Engineering Enterprise Systems presents innovative methods to address these needs. With a focus on engineering management, the book explains how to represent, model, and measure risk in large-scale, complex systems that are engineered to function in enterprise-wide environments. Along with an analytical framework and computational model, the authors introduce new protocols: the risk co-relationship (RCR) index and the functional dependency network analysis (FDNA) approach. These protocols capture dependency risks and risk co-relationships that may exist in an enterprise. Moving on to extreme and rare event risks, the text discusses how uncertainties in system behavior are intensified in highly networked, globally connected environments. It also describes how the risk of extreme latencies in delivering time-critical data, applications, or services can have catastrophic consequences and explains how to avoid these events. With more and more communication, transportation, and financial systems connected across domains and interfaced with an infinite number of users, information repositories, applications, and services, there has never been a greater need for analyzing risk in engineering enterprise systems. This book gives you advanced methods for tackling risk problems at the enterprise level.

At Home in the World

Author: Joyce Maynard
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781429977555
Format: PDF, Kindle
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New York Times bestselling author of Labor Day With a New Preface When it was first published in 1998, At Home in the World set off a furor in the literary world and beyond. Joyce Maynard's memoir broke a silence concerning her relationship—at age eighteen—with J.D. Salinger, the famously reclusive author of The Catcher in the Rye, then age fifty-three, who had read a story she wrote for The New York Times in her freshman year of college and sent her a letter that changed her life. Reviewers called her book "shameless" and "powerful" and its author was simultaneously reviled and cheered. With what some have viewed as shocking honesty, Maynard explores her coming of age in an alcoholic family, her mother's dream to mold her into a writer, her self-imposed exile from the world of her peers when she left Yale to live with Salinger, and her struggle to reclaim her sense of self in the crushing aftermath of his dismissal of her not long after her nineteenth birthday. A quarter of a century later—having become a writer, survived the end of her marriage and the deaths of her parents, and with an eighteen-year-old daughter of her own—Maynard pays a visit to the man who broke her heart. The story she tells—of the girl she was and the woman she became—is at once devastating, inspiring, and triumphant.

Art and Intercultural Dialogue

Author: Susana Gonçalves
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9463004238
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can art act as an intercultural mediator for dialogue? In order to scrutinize this question, relevant theoretical ideas are discussed and artistic intervention projects examined so as to highlight its cultural, political, economic, social, and transformational impacts. This thought-provoking work reveals why art is needed to help multicultural neighbourhoods and societies be sustainable, as well as united by diversity. This edited collection underlines the significance of arts and media as a tool of understanding, mediation, and communication across and beyond cultures. The chapters with a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches from particular contexts demonstrate the complexity in the dynamics of (inter)cultural communication, culture, identity, arts, and media. Overall, the collection encourages readers to consider themselves as agents of the communication process promoting dialogue.

The instant economist

Author: John Charles Pool
Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"The Instant Economist" will give you the basic information every manager needs to survive the economic challenges of modern business. You'll find more theory in few pages than you would have thought possible - interest rates and inflation, opportunity costs and the cost of living, prices and profits, debts and deficits - all the confusing and crucial ideas you never quite learned, summarized in easy-to-understand, impossible-to-forget images and phrases This amazing little book is an amusing dialogue between a young MBA and an old Professor of Economics. Like most of us, this young manager-to-be has taken courses and slogged through the formulas of basic economics; but he still doesn't have the first idea of what economics really means. As we listen, the Professor explains the real points of macro, micro, and international economics concepts without graphs or jargon or math or anything but common sense. Let's face it: everbody talks about economics, but hardly anyone really understands it. "The Instant Economist" is easy but essential reading for every modern mangager.

The 7 Mindsets

Author: Scott Shickler
Publisher: Next Century Publishing
ISBN: 9781681025759
Format: PDF
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If everyone wants to live happy and successful lives, then why do so few achieve it? This simple question launched an exhaustive study into the commonalities of the world's happiest and most successful people. We spent thousands of hours analyzing research and conducting our own. We tracked down and interviewed over 400 highly successful people. We combed through over 200 biographies and best-selling success stories. We left no stone unturned. So, what do the happiest and most successful people have in common? It turns out that it's not related to geography, race, or gender. It's not whether they grew up in loving homes or broken homes, nor whether their families were affluent or impoverished. It even has nothing to do with their education level, nor with their specific skill sets. In fact, what they all actually have in common is their mindsets... how they think! The 7 Mindsets provide the foundation for lives filled with extraordinary meaning, fulfillment and success on one's own terms. And perhaps our most surprising discovery was that the vast majority of people are not only not living the 7 Mindsets, but are actually thinking and acting in direct opposition to them. The findings are revolutionary and have positively impacted countless lives. If you're ready to live your ultimate life and help ensure that future generations do as well, then this is a must read.