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Words on the Move

Words on the Move

Why English Won't - and Can't - Sit Still (Like, Literally)

  • Author: John McWhorter
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
  • ISBN: 1627794735
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 288
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A bestselling linguist takes us on a lively tour of how the English language is evolving before our eyes -- and why we should embrace this transformation and not fight it Language is always changing -- but we tend not to like it. We understand that new words must be created for new things, but the way English is spoken today rubs many of us the wrong way. Whether it’s the use of literally to mean “figuratively” rather than “by the letter,” or the way young people use LOL and like, or business jargon like What’s the ask? -- it often seems as if the language is deteriorating before our eyes. But the truth is different and a lot less scary, as John McWhorter shows in this delightful and eye-opening exploration of how English has always been in motion and continues to evolve today. Drawing examples from everyday life and employing a generous helping of humor, he shows that these shifts are a natural process common to all languages, and that we should embrace and appreciate these changes, not condemn them. Words on the Move opens our eyes to the surprising backstories to the words and expressions we use every day. Did you know that silly once meant “blessed”? Or that ought was the original past tense of owe? Or that the suffix -ly in adverbs is actually a remnant of the word like? And have you ever wondered why some people from New Orleans sound as if they come from Brooklyn? McWhorter encourages us to marvel at the dynamism and resilience of the English language, and his book offers a lively journey through which we discover that words are ever on the move and our lives are all the richer for it.

On the Move

On the Move

Animal Migration

  • Author: Thea Feldman
  • Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
  • ISBN: 1450953131
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On the Move

On the Move

The Mobility of Constituents in the English Noun Phrase : a Multi-method Approach

  • Author: Inge de Mönnink
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042007802
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 188
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This book should be seen mainly as a contribution to the long-standing tradition of English descriptive linguistics. It gives a complete account of the nature and frequency of possible noun phrase (NP) structures in contemporary British English, including the ones that deviate from the prototypical description we find in handbooks of English. The book focuses on those NPs which are characterized by the fact that one or more of the constituents is not in its prototypical position, but has moved. The detailed description of variant NPs is obtained through the careful combination of corpus data and experimental data. The book addresses the question how corpus data can be combined with intuitive data and offers a practical approach to the task: the multi-method approach. In this approach, corpus data are combined with intuitive data obtained from native speakers in an elicitation experiment.

God’s People on the Move

God’s People on the Move

Biblical and Global Perspectives on Migration and Mission

  • Author: vanThanh Nguyen,John M. Prior
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1630877514
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 204
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On the highways and byways of every continent, hundreds of millions of immigrants are constantly on the move. Because of growing inequalities of wealth caused by unregulated economic globalization, political and ethnic conflicts, environmental degradation, instant communication, and viable means of transportation, more and more people are migrating than ever before. Crossing international borders, whether compelled or voluntarily, is a major characteristic of our present epoch. No countries or regions are immune from this reality. Facing the growing scope, complexity and impact of the current worldwide phenomenon, God's People on the Move seeks to develop appropriate biblical and missiological responses to the issue of human migration and dislocation. The book is divided into two major sections. Part one, "Biblical Perspectives on Migration and Mission," contains six essays that focus on various biblical themes or texts that deal with migration and mission. Part two, "Contemporary Issues of Migration and Mission," contains six essays that address different immigration issues around the world. The contributors to this volume are women and men from different ethnic backgrounds, working and living on five continents. The internationality of the contributors gives this volume a unique global perspective on migration and mission.

On the Move

On the Move

Mobility in the Modern Western World

  • Author: Timothy Cresswell
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136083227
  • Category: History
  • Page: 340
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On the Move presents a rich history of one of the key concepts of modern life: mobility. Increasing mobility has been a constant throughout the modern era, evident in mass car ownership, plane travel, and the rise of the Internet. Typically, people have equated increasing mobility with increasing freedom. However, as Cresswell shows, while mobility has certainly increased in modern times, attempts to control and restrict mobility are just as characteristic of modernity. Through a series of fascinating historical episodes Cresswell shows how mobility and its regulation have been central to the experience of modernity.

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE

On the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2005: CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE

OTM Confederated International Conferences, CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE 2005, Agia Napa, Cyprus, October 31 - November 4, 2005, Proceedings

  • Author: R. Meersman,Zahir Tari
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 3540297383
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 1653
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This two-volume set LNCS 3760/3761 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the three confederated conferences CoopIS 2005, DOA 2005, and ODBASE 2005 held as OTM 2005 in Agia Napa, Cyprus in October/November 2005. The 89 revised full and 7 short papers presented together with 3 keynote speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 360 submissions. Corresponding with the three OTM 2005 main conferences CoopIS, DOA, and ODBASE, the papers are organized in topical sections on workflow, workflow and business processes, mining and filtering, petri nets and processs management, information access and integrity, heterogeneity, semantics, querying and content delivery, Web services, agents, security, integrity and consistency, chain and collaboration mangement, Web services and service-oriented architectures, multicast and fault tolerance, communication services, techniques for application hosting, mobility, security and data persistence, component middleware, java environments, peer-to-peer computing architectures, aspect oriented middleware, information integration and modeling, query processing, ontology construction, metadata, information retrieval and classification, system verification and evaluation, and active rules and Web services.

Felix on the Move

Felix on the Move

  • Author: Maeve Friel
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9781404800557
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 31
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Felix the cat is unhappy when movers take away everything down to the yellow plastic bowl, but it all comes back along with the family.

On The Move With Jesus

On The Move With Jesus

  • Author: Wesley T. Runk
  • Publisher: CSS Publishing
  • ISBN: 0895366703
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 114
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"On the Move with Jesus" is a book of epistle lessons come to life through the spoken word and the use of an easy-to-find object that means something to children. Wesley Runk, in the style that has made him famous and brought the gospel to many thousands of children, offers this volume of 52 object lessons from the Bible to help the pastor communicate with God's little ones. Wesley T. Runk, owner of the CSS Publishing Company, Inc., is a pastor of the Lutheran Church in America. He has a special ability to communicate the good news of God's love to children through his children's object lessons from the Bible. Wesley Runk is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio. He has served parishes in Englewood and Lima, Ohio, and is active in community organizations.

Discourse on the Move

Discourse on the Move

Using Corpus Analysis to Describe Discourse Structure

  • Author: Douglas Biber
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
  • ISBN: 9789027223029
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 289
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Discourse on the Move is the first book-length exploration of how corpus-based methods can be used for discourse analysis, applied to the description of discourse organization. The primary goal is to bring these two analytical perspectives together: undertaking a detailed discourse analysis of each individual text, but doing so in terms that can be generalized across all texts of a corpus. The book explores two major approaches to this task: 'top-down' and 'bottom-up'. In the 'top-down' approach, the functional components of a genre are determined first, and then all texts in a corpus are analyzed in terms of those components. In contrast, textual components emerge from the corpus analysis in the bottom-up approach, and the discourse organization of individual texts is then analyzed in terms of linguistically-defined textual categories. Both approaches are illustrated through case studies of discourse structure in particular genres: fund-raising letters, biology/biochemistry research articles, and university classroom teaching.

Cells Inquiry Card--Cancer Cells on the Move

Cells Inquiry Card--Cancer Cells on the Move

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • ISBN: 1425883745
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 4
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Elaborate on the concept of cells using this science inquiry card and lesson. Using vibrant, engaging images for science exploration allows all students to make connections and relate science concepts to new situations.