A Change of Tongue


Author: Antjie Krog
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
ISBN: 177022288X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 376
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Identity, belonging and voyages of personal discovery are but some of the themes inventively explored in Antjie Krog’s first full-length work to appear in English since the publication of Country of My Skull. In times of fundamental change, people tend to find a space, lose it and then find another space as life and the world transform around them. What does this metamorphosis entail and in what ways are we affected by it? How do we live through it and what may we become on our journey towards each other, particularly when the space and places from which we depart are – at least on the surface – vastly different? Ranging freely and often wittily across many terrains, this brave book by one of South Africa’s foremost writers and poets provides a unique and compelling discourse on living creatively in South Africa.

A Brief History of Tongue

From Big Bang to Coloured Wholes
Author: Philip McShane
Publisher: Axial Publishing
ISBN: 9780968450307
Category: Philosophy
Page: 166
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Studies the emergence of language, both in individuals and in civilization. Using Helen Keller as inspiration and illustration, the author points to how language emerges with a 'Big Bang' of human creativity and speech in each of us. The result is a new and radical view of language.

Translation Studies in Africa


Author: Judith Inggs,Libby Meintjes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1441167609
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 272
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Africa is a huge continent with multicultural nations, where translation and interpretation are everyday occurrences. Translation studies has flourished in Africa in the last decade, with countries often having several official languages. The primary objective of this volume is to bring together research articles on translation and interpreting studies in Africa, written mainly, but not exclusively, by researchers living and working in the region. The focus is on the translation of literature and the media, and on the uses of interpreting. It provides a clear idea of the state and direction of research, and highlights research that is not commonly disseminated in North Africa and Europe. This book is an essential text for students and researchers working in translation studies, African studies and in African linguistics.

The Positive Function of Evil


Author: P. Tabensky
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023024226X
Category: Philosophy
Page: 185
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This collection explores the controversial and perhaps even abject idea that evils, large and small, human and natural, may have a central positive function to play in our lives. For centuries a concern of religious thinkers from the Christian tradition, very little systematic work has been done to explore this idea from the secular point of view.

Automated Biometrics

Technnologies and Systems
Author: David Zhang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792378563
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 331
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Biometrics-based authentication and identification are emerging as the most reliable method to authenticate and identify individuals. Biometrics requires that the person to be identified be physically present at the point-of-identification and relies on `something which you are or you do' to provide better security, increased efficiency, and improved accuracy. Automated biometrics deals with physiological or behavioral characteristics such as fingerprints, signature, palmprint, iris, hand, voice and face that can be used to authenticate a person's identity or establish an identity from a database. With rapid progress in electronic and Internet commerce, there is also a growing need to authenticate the identity of a person for secure transaction processing. Designing an automated biometrics system to handle large population identification, accuracy and reliability of authentication are challenging tasks. Currently, there are over ten different biometrics systems that are either widely used or under development. Some automated biometrics, such as fingerprint identification and speaker verification, have received considerable attention over the past 25 years, and some issues like face recognition and iris-based authentication have been studied extensively resulting in successful development of biometrics systems in commercial applications. However, very few books are exclusively devoted to such issues of automated biometrics. Automated Biometrics: Technologies and Systems systematically introduces the technologies and systems, and explores how to design the corresponding systems with in-depth discussion. The issues addressed in this book are highly relevant to many fundamental concerns of both researchers and practitioners of automated biometrics in computer and system security.

The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945


Author: Gareth Cornwell,Dirk Klopper,Craig Mackenzie
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231503814
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 288
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From the outset, South Africa's history has been marked by division and conflict along racial and ethnic lines. From 1948 until 1994, this division was formalized in the National Party's policy of apartheid. Because apartheid intruded on every aspect of private and public life, South African literature was preoccupied with the politics of race and social engineering. Since the release from prison of Nelson Mandela in 1990, South Africa has been a new nation-in-the-making, inspired by a nonracial idealism yet beset by poverty and violence. South African writers have responded in various ways to Njabulo Ndebele's call to "rediscover the ordinary." The result has been a kaleidoscope of texts in which evolving cultural forms and modes of identity are rearticulated and explored. An invaluable guide for general readers as well as scholars of African literary history, this comprehensive text celebrates the multiple traditions and exciting future of the South African voice. Although the South African Constitution of 1994 recognizes no fewer than eleven official languages, English has remained the country's literary lingua franca. This book offers a narrative overview of South African literary production in English from 1945 to the postapartheid present. An introduction identifies the most interesting and noteworthy writing from the period. Alphabetical entries provide accurate and objective information on genres and writers. An appendix lists essential authors published before 1945.

Don't Bite Your Tongue

How to Foster Rewarding Relationships with your Adult Children
Author: Ruth Nemzoff
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780230614109
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 256
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Parents make enormous sacrifices helping children become healthy and autonomous adults. And when children are older, popular wisdom advises parents to let go, disconnect, and bite their tongues. But increasing life spans mean that parents and children can spend as many as five or six decades as adults together: actively parenting adult children is a reality for many families. Dr. Ruth Nemzoff--a leading expert in family dynamics--empowers parents to create close relationships with their adult children, while respecting their independence. Based on personal stories as well as advice that she has accrued from years of coaching, this lively and readable book shows parents how to: -communicate at long distances -discuss financial issues without using money as a form of control -speak up when disapproving of an adult child's partner or childrearing practices -handle adult children's career choices or other midlife changes -navigate an adult child's interreligious, interracial or same sex relationships No other book treats the challenges of parent and adult offspring relationships as part and parcel of a healthy family dynamic. This practical lessons of Don't Bite Your Tongue will help parents play a vital and positive role in their children's lives.

Skinned

Selected Poems
Author: Antjie Krog
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609804643
Category: Poetry
Page: 140
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One of South Africa’s greatest living poets selects from her most recent poems and also from the poems and the themes that best represent her from across her long career. Part One of Skinned contains poems about writing, family and love poems. The poems in second part were chosen from a volume featuring a long epic poem based on the life of Lady Anne Barnard from Scotland, who accompanied her husband to Cape Town and lived in the castle there from 1797 until 1802. This volume was written during the height of apartheid and the poet chose Lady Anne as representative of the colonial vision. Part Three contains extracts from several speakers who lived in the land before the likes of lady Anne arrived. Krog includes here interviews with inhabitants of the stone desert, three re-workings of Bushmen or Xam narratives, as well as a translation of an oral Xhosa praise poem. Part Four represents the political turmoil of South Africa and the divisions within Africa. The poems come from volumes that explored how blacks and whites identifying with the oppressed were removed from official history. The present volume as a whole explores the necessity of "a change of tongue" in order to be.

Tall Poppy

How to Lead without Losing Your Head
Author: Holly McKissick
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426771363
Category: Religion
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In New Zealand, they have a saying: “Keep a low profile or, like the tall poppy, stand tall and get your head cut off.” While there are risks to standing out, there are also benefits: tall poppies have the best view and are positioned to have the clearest vision of the horizon. Leadership has an up-side but also a down-side, and leaders must attend to both. Tall poppy leadership attracts attention, but it is a mixed blessing. These leaders leave their mark, shape the environment, and prepare the ground for others. Like tall poppies, they have a clear view of the lay of the land, not just for themselves but for their followers. To reap the benefits of being the first to harvest, they risk becoming easy targets for those who are jealous, petty, or have a hunger for power. This practical book helps leaders weigh the costs and benefits of leadership as they assess their own situations. It shows leaders how to move forward through inevitable conflict, while attending to the landmines and hazards of congregational life. After reading this book, leaders will lead with more confidence, be better able to keep the vision and avoid distraction of immediate crises.

Your Tongue Never LIes


Author: Victor Zeines
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781571240187
Category:
Page: 99
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Readers would be surprised to learn how much can be revealed about their state of health by an assessment of that organ. Dr. Zeines' groundbreaking book is an introduction to this fascinating subject.YOUR TONGUE NEVER LIES is unique because it is the first book written in easy-to-understand terminology and geared to the general public. It emphasizes how the problems seen on the tongue may be related to digestion, and how with proper detoxification and supplementation, the body can be put back on the road to health. This change for the better can also be monitored simply by looking at the tongue. Packed with illustrations and photographs for easy comprehension and retention, YOUR TONGUE NEVER LIES ultimately aims to enable readers to have a better understanding of their own bodies. It will open their minds to ancient but still relevant ideas pertaining to health. It is hoped that the ideas expressed in these pages will help readers link themselves to nature and gain exposure to new insights about healing

Spiritual Significance of the Body


Author: Ida Mingle
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787306199
Category:
Page: 355
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1936 "This book is not written in the thought of mortal mind, but is the physical outworking of applied Principles of Being. it is the physical correspondent of the Book, Science of Love with Key to Immortality. it is the physical application of Princ.

Rogues Go West Boxed Set: Brighter Than Gold, In A Renegade's Embrace, The Duke And The Cowgirl


Author: Cynthia Wright
Publisher: Boxwood Manor Books
ISBN: 0988886081
Category: Fiction
Page: 990
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Travel back in time with New York Times Bestselling Author Cynthia Wright. Immerse yourself in the historically colorful American West and discover the adventurous, romantic magic that's created when Rogues Go West! BRIGHTER THAN GOLD: In 1864 Columbia, California, spirited Katie McKenzie writes newspaper articles about the Griffin, a Robin Hood-style highwayman who robs from the unscrupulous mine owners and gives back to the townspeople. When roguish Jack Adams, an adventurer with a secret, rides into town one sleepy afternoon, Katie’s life is changed forever. IN A RENEGADE'S EMBRACE (formerly titled FIREBLOSSOM) Fox Matthews, a recent survivor of Little Bighorn, is in no mood for love, but when he meets proper Madeleine Avery in rollicking 1876 Deadwood, South Dakota, passion kindles in spite of the obstacles between them. As cultures collide between new settlers and the Lakota people, Fox and Maddie discover the secrets of their own hearts. THE DUKE & THE COWGIRL (formerly titled WILDBLOSSOM) “An English Duke and a woman from the Wild West – that’s a combination you just can’t beat!” says author Catherine Coulter. Join impetuous Shelby Matthews, daughter of Fox and Maddie, as she manages the family ranch in Cody, Wyoming and promptly loses half of it in a poker game to dashing Geoffrey Weston, an English nobleman who has come to the West in search of adventure. "Cynthia Wright magically entwines passion and history!" ~ Kathe Robin, ROMANTIC TIMES

The Twelve Tissue Remedies of Schuessler


Author: W. A. Dewey
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787302863
Category:
Page: 303
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1888 This treatise on the Twelve Tissue Remedies contains all that Schussler himself wrote on the subject, and embodies as well the whole published experience of the homeopathic school in their use, beside much original matter from some of our homeopathi.

30 Days to Taming Your Tongue


Author: Deborah Smith Pegues
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
ISBN: 0736934308
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Who hasn't struggled at times with footinmouth disease? Certified behavioral consultant Deborah Pegues knows how easily a slip of the tongue can cause problems in personal and in business relationships. That is why she has put together a 30day devotional to help readers tame that unruly member and turn it into an asset.Readers will learn tostop saying the wrong thing at the wrong time in the wrong waylearn to use words that build others upavoid the pitfalls and consequences of lies, flattery, and exaggerationsShort stories, anecdotes, soulsearching questions, and scripturally based personal affirmations combine to make each chapter tongueandlifechanging.

Brief Cognitive Hypnosis

Facilitating the Change of Dysfunctional Behavior
Author: Jordan Zarren, MSW, DAHB,Bruce Eimer, PhD, ABPP
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826115010
Category: Medical
Page: 320
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ìBrief Cognitive Hypnosis gives a unique and refreshing presentation of various applications of hypnosis in clinical practice. Most importantly this book focuses on brief clinical interventions which are both effacacious and cost effective. The authors clearly describe a number of techniques for correcting dysfunctional behaviors such as irritating and/or self-destructive habits, ameliorating anxiety disorders, treating pain, and managing troublesome side effects of various medical treatments and procedures. I highly recommend this book as a valuable resource for all clinicians who are faced with helping their patients deal with such problems.î - Edward J. Frischholz, PhD, Fellow and Past-President Divison 30 (Society for Psychological Hypnosis) American Psychological Association Past-Editor, American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis Fellow and Approved Consultant, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis ìI wish I had said that. This book is clear, accurate, and explicated in a way that is indisputably better than any other texts on clinical hypnosis that Iíve read.î - Dabney M. Ewin, MD, ABMH Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Hypnosis ì[This book] is a magical addition to the field of Clinical Hypnosis. Two distinguished Board Certified Clinicians with over sixty years of combined clinical experience have provided a delightful book that will not only add to the experienced cliniciansí skills, but provide a straightforward and practical approach for the neophyte in hypnosis.î - William C. Wester, EdD, ABPP, ABPH Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis ìThis is a valuable book for clinicians. It is highly practical, ëuser friendlyí, and explicates rapid treatment methods for the range of problems most commonly seen in our offices. I definitely recommend it.î - D. Corydon Hammond, PhD, ABPH Past President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis Professor University of Utah School of Medicine ì...Zarren and Eimer integrate traditional psychodynamic models of the unconscious and symptom-formation with modern cognitive theory, the outcome of which is a new model for the change process in therapy. With lucid description of their clinical methods and rich case illustrations the authors show how the hypnotic trance, along with careful attention to the wording of the hypnotic scripts, enable the patient to open to the possibility of genuine change.î - Daniel Brown, PhD, ABPH Professor, Harvard Medical School and Simmons School of Social Work, Boston, Massachusetts

Science


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science
Page: N.A
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Vols. for 1911-13 contain the Proceedings of the Helminothological Society of Washington, ISSN 0018-0120, 1st-15th meeting.

Variation and Change in Spanish


Author: Ralph Penny,Ralph John Penny
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521604505
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 284
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This book applies recent theoretical insights to trace the development of Castilian and Latin American Spanish from the Middle Ages onwards, through processes of repeated dialect mixing both within the Iberian Peninsula and in the New World. The author contends that it was this frequent mixing which caused Castilian to evolve more rapidly than other varieties of Hispano-Romance, and which rendered Spanish particularly subject to levelling of its linguistic irregularities and to simplification of its structures. These two processes continued as the language extended into and across the Americas. These processes are viewed in the context of the Hispano-Romance dialect continuum, which includes Galician, Portuguese and Catalan, as well as New World varieties. The book emphasises the subtlety and seamlessness of language variation, both geographical and social, and the impossibility of defining strict boundaries between varieties. Its conclusions will be relevant both to Hispanists and to historical sociolinguists more generally.

Clinical Anatomy & Physiology of the Swallow Mechanism


Author: Kim Corbin-Lewis,Julie M. Liss
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305175972
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 336
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This complete, concise guide enables graduate students in speech-language pathology to apply their knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of voice and speech production to the study of normal deglutition and dysphagia. The text examines the oral, pharyngeal, and esophageal components of the swallow mechanism, identifying both normal structure and morphology and structural and physiologic abnormalities. The Second Edition has been carefully updated to reflect current evidence and evolving theoretical frameworks for a wide range of diagnostic and treatment approaches, as well as the analytical process needed to effectively evaluate current and future research results. The text also features new material on neurological control, motor control, and learning, in addition to information on new technology and treatment techniques, such as electrical stimulation, free water protocols, Shaker exercises, and use of the National Dysphagia Diet. New and revised images clearly and consistently illustrate critical concepts of anatomy and physiology. The authors' conversational writing style makes even complex material more engaging and easier to master and apply. This comprehensive, yet highly approachable text equips students to apply a systematic line of inquiry and evidence-based practice to diagnose and manage dysphagia accurately and efficiently. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.