A Guide to Departments, a Directory of Members

Author: American Anthropological Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Anthropology

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Analysing Structure in Academic Writing

Author: Tomoko Sawaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113754239X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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This book breaks through formalistic traditions to propose a new generic structure analytical framework for academic writing. The integrated approach, taking lessons from cognitive linguistics and structuralism, offers a foundation for establishing research and pedagogy that can promote diversity and inclusion in academia. The simplicity of the flexible structure analytical model proposed by Sawaki enables the user to analyse diverse instances of genre. Further innovation is made in the analysis of generic structure components by integrating George Lakoff and Mark Johnson’s metaphor analysis method, so that the model can account for cultural and ideological patterns that structure our abstract thinking. Using these integrations, the author has established a structure analytical model that can take into account linguistic, cognitive, and pragmatic aspects of genre. Researchers in the fields of linguistics, discourse studies, cultural studies, education, and English for Academic Purposes will be able to use this model to identify whether an atypical instance in academic texts is a result of the writer’s individual failure or a failure to understand diversity in academic writing.

Discourse and Silencing

Representation and the language of displacement

Author: Lynn Thiesmeyer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027296324

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 316

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Silencing is not only a physically coercive act. It is also an act of language involving forms of selection, representation and compliance. Discourse and Silencing weaves together theories and examples of discourse from different disciplines in order to put forward a theory of silencing in language: that discursive systems filter, represent and displace types of knowledge into other forms of expression. Each chapter of the book analyses examples of silencing through discourse in various social and political fields. The examples cover courtroom trials, government censorship, domestic violence, marital conversations, penal institutions, news media, and political rhetoric. They cover societies ranging from Eastern and Central Europe, Canada and the U.S. to New Zealand and Japan. The contributors clarify the difference between chosen silences and the silencing that, as a practice, seeks to limit, alter or de-legitimise another’s discourse. The book also examines the continuous resistances and shifts in discourse and silencing within the social and political frameworks in which interlocutors negotiate their relations to each other.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development

Social Capital and Corporate Development in Developing Economies

Author: Risa Bhinekawati

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315395444

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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Many different companies can significantly contribute to the integrated goals and targets of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, such as poverty reduction by 2030. Poverty is not only about people living on less than $1.25 per day, but more fundamentally, it is their lack of capabilities and access to participate in productive economic activities. If companies can contribute in order to provide access and the necessary skills, then individuals will have the capabilities to achieve their aspirations, including earning a higher income. Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development supports Sen’s assertions that poverty can be alleviated if the capability of individuals is improved. Beyond that, this book shows that sustainable development goals can be achieved when the company’s CSR programs and social capital development in improving people’s capabilities are combined with necessary finance access and market access for the poor. The theoretical model developed from the journey of Astra International, one of the largest public-listed companies in Indonesia, is replicable for other companies aspiring to be sustainable in developing countries. The model shows a virtuous cycle between the corporate aim, CSR programs, social capital and corporate sustainability. This volume is of great value to academics, practitioners and policy makers interested in the themes of CSR, social capital and sustainable development of developing countries. It also appeals to professionals in industry associations, development agencies and international organizations, as well as NGOs that are concerned with the achievement of sustainable development goals by 2030.

Handbuch Materielle Kultur

Bedeutungen – Konzepte – Disziplinen

Author: Stefanie Samida,Manfred K. H. Eggert,Hans Peter Hahn

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3476053466

Category: Social Science

Page: 379

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Was die Welt der Dinge über uns verrät. Alltagsdinge, Erinnerungsdinge, häusliche und religiöse Dinge: Das sind einige Beispiele materieller Hinterlassenschaften und allgegenwärtiger Spuren unserer Gesellschaft von uns gesammelt, getauscht oder recycelt. Das Handbuch befasst sich mit den Beziehungsgefügen, in denen sich Dinge befinden, zum Beispiel in der Kultur, der Sprache, der Identität und der Macht. Es beschreibt Praktiken und erklärt Begriffe, darunter Abfall, Aura, Fetisch, Fragmente und Kitsch.

Introduction to Research - E-Book

Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies

Author: Elizabeth DePoy,Laura N. Gitlin

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323291074

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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Bridge the gap between research and practice with DePoy and Gitlin's Introduction to Research: Understanding and Applying Multiple Strategies, 4th Edition. This completely updated, user-friendly text helps you better understand not only the research process, but also research designs and their applications to the real world of clinical practice. Covering multiple research strategies (including both qualitative and quantitative research), it gives you a balanced approach to various research traditions, addressing emerging key issues in today's health care environment. Offers a balanced approach to various research methods and multiple research strategies, including qualitative, quantitative, naturalistic and experimental-type, and more. Presents complex information in a clear, highly readable, and easy-to-understand manner. Keeps information relevant to today's health care environment with real-world "snapshots" and a final Stories from the Field chapter. Includes detailed discussions of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, a unique and balanced focus that makes this text more comprehensive than others in its field. Covers experimental-type, naturalistic, and mixed method design strategies, improving your ability to compare, contrast, and integrate different methods. Evolve online resources include statistics math tips to accompany Chapter 19, crossword puzzles, useful weblinks, and sample forms. Reflects recent changes in the field, including new material on preparing poster presentations, community and participatory research, translation issues, and advanced scale development, giving you the tools you need to devise successful research studies. Includes expanded evidence-based material and occupational therapy-specific information, discussing the methods used in each study.

Symbolic and Structural Archaeology

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521035503

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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This volume presents a searching critique of the more traditional archaeological methodologies and interpretation strategies and lays down a firm philosophical and theoretical basis for symbolist and structuralist studies in archaeology. A variety of procedures, ranging from ethnoarchaeological studies and computing techniques to formal studies of artefact design variability, are utilized to provide models for archaeologists within the proposed framework and the theory and models are then applied to a range of archaeological analyses. This particular approach sees all human actions as being meaningfully constituted within a social and cultural framework. Material culture is not simply an adaptive tool, but is structured according to sets of underlying principles which give meaning to, and derive meanings from, the social world. Thus structural regularities are shown to link seemingly disparate aspects of material culture, from funerary monuments to artefact design, from the use of space in settlements, to the form of economic practices.


Author: Ghana Studies Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: Akan (African people)

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Exploring Natural Language

Working with the British Component of the International Corpus of English

Author: Gerald Nelson,Sean Wallis,Bas Aarts

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9781588112712

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 342

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ICE-GB is a 1 million-word corpus of contemporary British English. It is fully parsed, and contains over 83,000 syntactic trees. Together with the dedicated retrieval software, ICECUP, ICE-GB is an unprecedented resource for the study of English syntax.Exploring Natural Language is a comprehensive guide to both corpus and software. It contains a full reference for ICE-GB. The chapters on ICECUP provide complete instructions on the use of the many features of the software, including concordancing, lexical and grammatical searches, sociolinguistic queries, random sampling, and searching for syntactic structures using ICECUP's Fuzzy Tree Fragment models. Special attention is given to the principles of experimental design in a parsed corpus.Six case studies provide step-by-step illustrations of how the corpus and software can be used to explore real linguistic issues, from simple lexical studies to more complex syntactic topics, such as noun phrase structure, verb transitivity, and voice.

Handbuch NGO-Kommunikation

Author: Lars Rademacher,Nadine Remus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3531188089

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 450

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Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NGO) haben in den letzten 20 Jahren stark an Bedeutung zugenommen. Die fortschreitende Globalisierung hat sie zu eigenständigen politischen Akteuren gemacht, deren Rolle von der Kontrolle bis zur aktiven politischen Mitgestaltung reicht. Und etablierte Institutionen wie Unternehmen, Staat und Kirche stecken in der Vertrauenskrise. Zudem stellen NGO einen besonderen Typ von Organisationen dar. Viele von ihnen sind Kommunikationsexperten. Doch Kommunikation ist bei ihnen mehr als nur eine Kompetenz unter vielen – sie ist die Kernkompetenz der Nichtregierungsorganisationen. An ihrer Kommunikationsfähigkeit bemisst sich ihr Erfolg. Dieses Buch sammelt und systematisiert das aktuelle Wissen zur Kommunikation von NGO auf interdisziplinärer und internationaler Basis.