AS/A-level Sociology

Essential Word Dictionary
Author: Steve Chapman
Publisher: Philip Allan
ISBN: 9780860033790
Category: Science
Page: 164
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This is the ideal dictionary for AS and A2 students. Unlike other dictionaries, the terms here are all directly relevant to AS/A-level sociology. All the entries are clearly and concisely defined with diagrams and further explanation where appropriate. In many cases, entries are cross-referenced to related terms and concepts and include the guidance of the author, experienced examiner Steve Chapman, on how the term should be used correctly. The Essential Word Dictionary is the perfect reference companion, whether students are new to the subject, part way through their course or revising for their exams.

Research on Dictionary Use in the Context of Foreign Language Learning

Focus on Reading Comprehension
Author: Yukio Tono
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110915014
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 269
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The purpose of this book is to conceptualise the research on dictionary use within a more general overview of language learning. It brings together some of the findings of studies on dictionary users and uses and shows how research into dictionary use can contribute to the improvement of dictionary design and the clarification of issues in language learning. The book also provides reports on a series of empirical studies on dictionary use in decoding activities (reading comprehension and L2/L1 translation) , which will shed some light on the nature of the issues discussed throughout the book. The book falls into two parts. Part I, »Research on Dictionary Use - State of the Art« is, as its title suggests, a summary of previous studies to tease out relevant issues in each area of inquiry. Part 2, »Empirical Studies« reports on a series of studies the author has conducted in the past 15 years. The first three studies (Chapter 5, 6, and 7) investigate dictionary use in the broader context of language learning. The next four studies (Chapter 8, 9, 10 and 11) report on a series of controlled experiments on the relationship between the macro- and microstructure of the dictionary and reference skills. Finally, the last two chapters (Chapter 12 and 13) report the use of learner language data for a better lexicographical output.

A Course for Teaching English Learners


Author: Lynne T. Díaz-Rico
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 381
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A Course for Teaching English Learners (CTEL Handbook) offers strategies to equip teachers to work with English language learners, balancing fundamental principles with practical classroom techniques. This book offers in a single volume a wealth of background principles underlying the cultural, linguistic, and sociocultural contexts and foundations of learning and by providing a comprehensive framework that doesn't only focus on reading and writing. Provisions in the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) call for yearly accountability in English language growth for language-minority students. The CTEL Handbook addresses the new focus on testing procedures, as well as adaptation for English learners during the test-taking process. Throughout, Lynne Diaz-Rico provides the necessary background knowledge needed to educate English learners and also includes a variety of classroom methods for English language development in listening, speaking, reading, writing, and computer-assisted instruction. --From publisher's description.

Conversation Analysis

The Sociology of Talk
Author: Donald Allen,Rebecca F. Guy
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110877880
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 284
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Spaces of the Poor

Perspectives of Cultural Sciences on Urban Slum Areas and Their Inhabitants
Author: Hans-Christian Petersen
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839424739
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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What do we know about the urban impoverished areas of the world and the living environment of its inhabitants? How did the urban poor cope with their surroundings? How did they interpret and adopt urban space in order to fight against their position at the periphery of society? This volume takes up these questions and investigates how far approaches of cultural sciences can contribute to overcome the »exoticization of the ghetto« (Loïc Wacquant) and instead to look at the heterogeneity and individuality behind the facades. It opens new perspectives for the research of poverty and inequalities that do not stop at collective categories.

Fifty Years Among the New Words

A Dictionary of Neologisms 1941-1991
Author: John Algeo,Adele S. Algeo
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521449717
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 257
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American Speech, the journal of the American Dialect Society has included a regular collection of neologisms called 'Among the New Words'. One issue, for example, includes four quotations for 'date rape,' two for 'designated driver,' and six for 'DNA fingerprinting,' 'intifada', and other current terms. Complete documentation is given for all citations, which are fuller than those given in most dictionaries. At the time these terms appeared in 'Among the New Words', they appeared in none of the major dictionaries. A survey of 'Among the New Words' can therefore reveal much about the origin and early use of these expressions and the social climate in which they prospered. Now this valuable resource is available in one volume, first published in 1992. The original articles themselves are reproduced and John Algeo has prepared a complete index, with glossary, to every word and expression included in the 113 installments of 'Among the New Words'. It is a unique repository of language use from 1941–91.

Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture


Author: Dale Southerton
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266530
Category: Social Science
Page: 1664
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Request a FREE 30-day online trial to this title at www.sagepub.com/freetrial The three-volume Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture covers consuming societies around the world, from the Age of Enlightenment to the present, and shows how consumption has become intrinsic to the world's social, economic, political, and cultural landscapes. Offering an invaluable interdisciplinary approach, this reference work is a useful resource for researchers in sociology, political science, consumer science, global studies, comparative studies, business and management, human geography, economics, history, anthropology, and psychology. The first encyclopedia to outline the parameters of consumer culture, the Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture provides a critical, scholarly resource on consumption and consumerism over time. Some of the topics included are: Theories and concepts Socio-economic change (i.e. social mobility) Socio-demographic change (i.e. immigration, aging) Identity and social differentiation (i.e. social networks) Media (i.e. broadcast media) Style and taste (i.e. fashion, youth culture) Mass consumptions (i.e. retail culture) Ethical Consumption (i.e. social movements) Civil society (i.e. consumer advocacy) Environment (i.e. sustainability) Domestic consumption (i.e. childhood, supermarkets) Leisure (i.e. sport, tourism) Technology (i.e. planned obsolescence) Work (i.e. post industrial society) Production (i.e. post fordism, global economy) Markets (i.e. branding) Institutions (i.e. religion) Welfare (i.e. reform, distribution of resources) Urban life (i.e. suburbs)

British Book News


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.

Interconcept report

a new paradigm for solving the terminology problems of the social sciences
Author: Fred Warren Riggs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Social Science
Page: 49
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ARBA Guide to Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries


Author: Susan C. Awe
Publisher: Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: N.A
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 482
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These reviews identify, describe, and evaluate subject dictionaries and encyclopedias that are useful in all types of libraries. Providing complete bibliographic information as well as reviews, the guide is an excellent tool for collection development.

The Self in European and North American Culture

Development and Processes
Author: J.H. Oosterwegel,R.A. Wicklund
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401103313
Category: Psychology
Page: 395
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How diverse or potentially overlapping are the numerous self-models, self-theories, and directions of self-research? It has become clear that the processes associated with the self are complex and diverse, and that many of the approaches associated with the self have been pursued in isolation. Moreover, the fact of there being different traditions within developmental and social psychology, as well as different traditions in Europe and North America, has also led to a certain cacophony when we examine the self-field as a whole. The chapters here confront these differences, trying to come to terms with phenomena that are overarching, that extend through the dimensions of developmental psychology, social psychology, motivation psychology, and parts of clinical psychology. The book as whole gives a clear presentation of the issues, questions and phenomena that surface in research fields known as self psychology.

German for reading knowledge


Author: Hubert Jannach,Richard Alan Korb
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781413003703
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 328
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Recognized as THE book for teaching academic reading skills, the fifth edition continues to introduce students in the humanities, arts, and social sciences to a basic knowledge of German that they can use independently to begin to read specialized literature in their respective fields.

International Encyclopedia of the Sociology of Education


Author: Lawrence J. Saha
Publisher: Pergamon Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 961
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"This book provides a state-of-the-art resource, for an international audience, of the cumulative results of research and to identify the substantive developments which will take the sociological study of educaion into the next century. This encyclopedia presents the full range of paradigms, theoretical points of view, together with many research methodologies." --Cover.