The Boston Dictionary


Author: John Powers,Peter Wallace
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780971954700
Category: Humor
Page: 104
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Bostonians, like Texans, Georgians, and the British, have their own version of the English language: this is its Rosetta Stone. Natives can brush up on their dialect, and travelers or newcomers to the "Hub of the Universe" can learn how to communicate with the indigenous folk. The Boston Dictionary is now widely considered a classic book of Bostonian Humor, a best-seller wherever books or gifts are sold in Boston and surrounding.

Black American Writers

Bibliographical Essays, Volume 1: The Beginnings through the Harlem Renaissance and Langston Hughes
Author: NA NA
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349814369
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 217
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American English(es)

Linguistic and Socio-cultural Perspectives
Author: Roberto Cagliero,Anna Belladelli
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443849030
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 250
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American English(es) focuses on the manifold nature of a macro-regional variety of English which is better described in the plural form, thus enhancing the endless contribution of most diverse ethnic groups, such as those kidnapped from Africa to be employed as slaves, survivors of native American tribes systematically exterminated in the past, and, later on, European Jews escaping from pogroms, Europeans and Asians escaping from poverty, and, more recently, Central and South Americans, mostly Spanish speakers, emigrating to the USA in search of supposedly better living conditions. By tackling the notions of “minority”, “variety”, and “dialect”, this book singles out three language-related phenomena which are currently relevant to the academic and cultural debate concerning US society, namely the obsolescent representation of minority vs hegemonic varieties of English, the latest developments of the Spanish vs English controversy, and the increasing exposure of slang in public contexts. The multiple points of view on American Englishes, offered by the essays included in the present volume, draw on diverse and often contrasting approaches, ranging from corpus linguistics to cultural studies, from lexicography/lexicology to discourse analysis.

Biographical Dictionary of American Sports

1992-1995 supplement for baseball, football, basketball, and other sports
Author: David L. Porter
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313284311
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 811
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The sixth volume of the Biographical Dictionary of American Sports, this supplement includes entries on 616 major figures in baseball, football, basketball, and other sports.

New England and the Maritime Provinces

Connections and Comparisons
Author: Stephen J. Hornsby,John G. Reid
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773528659
Category: History
Page: 411
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New England and Canada's Maritime provinces share centuries-old connections. In New England and the Maritime Provinces leading scholars examine this important relationship through analysis of themes common to both regions and show the effects of the evolution of the region from a borderland with ill-defined boundaries to a bordered land with defined political borders. They demonstrate that such boundaries are never absolute and that in some ways the region remains a social, cultural, and environmental borderland.

Bioethical Decision Making in Nursing, Fifth Edition


Author: James H. Husted,Gladys Husted, PhD, MSN, RN,Carrie Scotto, PhD, MSN, RN,Kimberly Wolf, PhD, MS, PMHCNS-BC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826171443
Category: Medical
Page: 304
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FOURTH EDITION NAMED A 2013 DOODY’S CORE TITLE! “This book provides a systematic approach to bioethical decision making, a process that can help clarify situations where right and wrong are not clearly defined. This [is] a valuable book for ethics and theory courses.” Score: 100, ⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆ —Doody’s More relevant today than ever, Husted’s classic nursing ethics text provides a practical framework to help nurses engage with patients to make difficult ethical decisions. It delivers a systematic approach to bioethical decision making that can help clarify situations where “right” and “wrong” are not clearly defined. An abundance of case studies provides practice in bioethical decision making, with nearly 45 bioethical dilemmas analyzed in detail. The fifth edition has been reorganized and rewritten to facilitate increased readability and to engage readers more fully in learning. It includes two new chapters, Moral Distress and Nursing Practice Intersections: Legal Decision Making Within a Symphonological Ethical Perspective, additional case studies, and abundant tables, diagrams, and graphics that reinforce the text discussion. Instructor resources are also available for adopters of the text. The book is grounded in the concept of “symphonia,” which, within the health care arena, is the study of agreements between health care professionals and patients and the ethical implications of these agreements. It is intended to promote the welfare of both patient and health care provider. The new chapter on moral distress discusses futile care among other causes of moral distress and offers coping techniques for situations in which a nurse has an ethical issue with a standard of care but is powerless to change that care. The other new chapter, Nursing Practice Intersections: Legal Decision Making Within a Symphonological Ethical Perspective, focuses on situations that can be interpreted as either moral and illegal, or immoral and legal. The fifth edition also features a new section on ethical colleagueship, providing support to relieve common dilemmas among health care professionals. NEW TO THE FIFTH EDITION: Reorganized and rewritten for ease of comprehension and increased reader engagement Includes two new chapters, Moral Distress and Nursing Practice Intersections: Legal Decision Making Within a Symphonological Ethical Perspective Provides more tables, diagrams, and graphics to clarify text discussion Provides objectives at the beginning of each chapter Expanded study guide at the end of each chapter Delivers new case studies that are analyzed in depth Includes four humorous scenarios in which the humor easily reveals the obvious from the obscure Addresses ethical colleagueship

Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary


Author: Jan Onofrio
Publisher: Somerset Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 0403099501
Category: History
Page: 1567
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Pennsylvania Biographical Dictionary contains biographies on hundreds of persons from diverse vocations that were either born, achieved notoriety and/or died in the state of Pennsylvania. Prominent persons, in addition to the less eminent, that have played noteworthy roles are included in this resource. When people are recognized from your state or locale it brings a sense of pride to the residents of the entire state.

An American Biographical and Historical Dictionary

Containing an Account of the Lives, Characters, and Writings of the Most Eminent Persons in North America from Its First Settlement, and a Summary of the History of the Several Colonies and of the United States
Author: William Allen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography
Page: 800
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