Chez nous Branche sur le monde francophone by Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons, Mary Ellen Scullen

By Albert Valdman, Cathy Pons, Mary Ellen Scullen

Chez nous bargains scholars a wide-ranging cultural standpoint, targeting French Canada and the Francophone global as a whole.  It makes use of a cautious development from skill-developing to skill-using actions and an entire supplement of supplementary fabrics to aid scholars strengthen listening, examining, conversing, and writing skills.

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Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf [Book only] by Clive Holes

By Clive Holes

This re-creation of Colloquial Arabic of the Gulf has been revised and up-to-date to make studying this number of Arabic more uncomplicated and extra relaxing than ever before.

Specially written by means of knowledgeable for self-study and school room use, the path will give you a step by step procedure to spoken Arabic of the Gulf, together with an creation to examining symptoms, company playing cards, ads and different realia. No earlier wisdom of the language is required.

Each unit provides a number of grammatical issues which are strengthened with a variety of workouts for normal perform. an entire solution key are available on the again in addition to important vocabulary summaries throughout.

Features new to this version include:

  • a ‘Cultural aspect’ part in every one unit on very important points of Gulf tradition, society and historical past, with photos and realia
  • a ‘Reading Arabic’ part in every one unit, plus a unique appendix at the Arabic script 
  • comprehensive glossaries, either English-Arabic and Arabic-English, containing the entire phrases within the book
  • extra notes at the dialects of Oman.

By the tip of this worthwhile path it is possible for you to to speak hopefully and successfully in Arabic in a large variety of occasions.

Audio fabric to accompany the path is offered to obtain unfastened in MP3 layout from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded through local audio system, the audio fabric gains the dialogues and texts from the publication and should aid enhance your listening and pronunciation abilities.

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The Age of Kali: Indian Travels and Encounters by William Dalrymple

By William Dalrymple

From the writer of The final Mughal and Nine Lives: the vintage tales he amassed through the ten years he spent touring around the Indian subcontinent, from Sri Lanka and southern India to the North West Frontier of Pakistan. As he hunted for facts of Kali Yug, the “age of darkness” envisioned by way of an old Hindu cosmology in a last epoch of strife and corruption, Dalrymple encountered a quarter that overjoyed and shocked him. Venturing to locations infrequently visited by way of foreigners, he provides compelling pics of a various diversity of figures—from a Hindi rap superstar during the Tamil Tigers to the drug lords of Pakistan. Dalrymple's love for the subcontinent comes throughout in each web page, which makes its chronicles of political corruption, ethnic violence and social disintegration the entire extra poignant. the result's a depressing but bright travelogue, and a special examine a quarter that remains marked by way of fast swap and limitless percentages because it struggles to reconcile the forces of modernity and culture.

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Vocabulaire progressif du français : Niveau intermédiaire by Claire Leroy-Miquel

By Claire Leroy-Miquel

Le Vocabulaire progressif du français s'adresse à des étudiants adultes et teenagers de niveau intermédiaire. Conçu pour ête utilisé aussi bien en classe qu'en auto-apprentissage, cet ouvrage offre à l'étudiant les outils nécessaires pour s'exprimer dans un français basic, clair, nuancé et précis. Sans être exhaustif, il va à l'essentiel du vocabulaire concret de los angeles vie quotidienne. L'approche se veut dynamique et met l'accent sur l. a. pratique d'une langue vivante. Ce manuel est composé de 25 chapitres cernant les principaux thèmes abordés dans les méthodes. Chaque chapitre est constitué de plusieurs séquences assurant un enrichissment progressif. Leur ordre répond simplement à une logique thématique. Jouissant d'une autonomie, les chapitres peuvent en effet être abordés dans un ordre différent de celui proposé. Dans une leçon: sur los angeles web page de gauche, des informations et des outils lexicaux, structurés méthodiquement: les mots et expressions sélectionnés sont soit expliqués simplement et clairement, soit mis en contexte des words, des histoires, des dialogues, soit mis en scène grâce à des illustrations, à des schémas; sur los angeles web page de droite,des activités pédagogique, des exercices progressifs d'application des notions en regard et des activités de communique. Ils sont classés par ordre de toughé croissante à l'intérieur de chaque web page, et sur l'ensemble du chapitre. En fin d'ouvrage, un index permet à l'étudiant de s'orienter à travers les chapitres. Les corrigés des exercices se trouvent dans un livret séparé (ISBN: 2090338733).

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A Companion to Cultural Memory Studies

This better half represents the interdisciplinary and foreign box of ""cultural reminiscence studies"" in a single quantity. Articles by way of popular foreign students supply readers a distinct evaluation of the most important recommendations of cultural reminiscence stories. The publication not just files present examine in an remarkable means; it additionally serves as a discussion board for bringing jointly methods from components as diverse as sociology, political sciences, heritage, theology, literary reports, media stories, philosophy, psychology, and neurosciences.""Cultural reminiscence studies"" - as outlined during this booklet - got here into being in the beginning of the twentieth century, with the works of Maurice Halbwachs on mèmoire collective. during the final 20 years this zone of study has witnessed a veritable growth in quite a few international locations and disciplines. accordingly, the learn of the relation of ""culture"" and ""memory"" has various right into a wide variety of methods. This spouse is predicated on a extensive figuring out of ""cultural memory"" because the interaction of current and prior in sociocultural contexts. It offers techniques for the research of person remembering in a social context, crew and kin reminiscence, nationwide reminiscence, a few of the media of reminiscence, and eventually the host of rising transnational lieux de mèmoire comparable to Sept. 11. This e-book first seemed as a hardback quantity within the De Gruyter sequence ""Media and Cultural Memory"" below the name ""Cultural reminiscence reports: a global and Interdisciplinary Handbook"". With the current spouse the unique articles are reissued in a reasonable paperback version.

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Charting a new course: natural language processing and by Karen Sparck Jones, John Tait

By Karen Sparck Jones, John Tait

Karen Sp?rck Jones is likely one of the significant figures of twentieth century and early twenty first Century computing and data processing. Her principles have had a huge impact at the improvement of web se's. Her contribution has been well-known through awards from the average language processing, details retrieval and synthetic intelligence groups, together with being requested to offer the celebrated Grace Hopper lecture. She remains to be an lively and influential researcher. Her contribution to the clinical evaluate of the effectiveness of such computers has been really amazing. This publication celebrates the existence and paintings of Karen Sp?rck Jones in her 70th yr. It comprises fifteen new and unique chapters written through major overseas professionals reviewing the cutting-edge and her effect within the parts within which Karen Sp?rck Jones has been lively. even though she has a e-book checklist which matches again over 40 years, it really is transparent even the very early paintings reviewed within the ebook should be learn with revenue by way of these engaged on fresh advancements in info processing like bioinformatics and the semantic internet.

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Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia by Orlando Figes

By Orlando Figes

Starting within the eighteenth century with the construction of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the belief of Russia itself--its personality, religious essence, and future. Skillfully interweaving the nice works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with people embroidery, peasant songs, spiritual icons, and all of the customs of lifestyle, Figes unearths the spirit of "Russianness" as wealthy and uplifting, advanced and contradictory--and extra lasting than any Russian ruler or nation.

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