Ta l king English Phonetics Across Frontiers

Author: Biljana Čubrović
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443815703
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Highlighting some interesting and intriguing aspects of English phonetics and phonology from a variety of perspectives, this book brings up a number of empirical questions in order to emphasize the necessity of taking a very broad view of what spoken English means in today's socio-cultural context. English has become a truly global means of communication, used as a first, second, or additional language by millions and millions of diverse speakers, in a multitude of different communicative contexts, so that the very notions of native and non-native seem to have changed profoundly, as have the notions of central/ peripheral and standard/ non-standard with regard to English varieties spoken around the globe. Therefore, today more than ever before, in studying English phonetics many small research steps need to be taken to provide diverse and broad empirical data from as many different standpoints as possible. This collection indeed looks at English phonetics from a wide spectrum of perspectives, including those of native or EFL speakers, language varieties, L2 language teaching and learning, as well as language contact, development, and change.

J M Coetzee and the Limits of Cosmopolitanism

Author: K. Hallemeier
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137346537
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Social Science

Drawing on postcolonial and gender studies, as well as affect theory, the book interrogates cosmopolitan philosophies. Through analysis of J.M. Coetzee's later fiction, Hallemeier invites the re-imagining of cosmopolitanism, particularly as it is performed through the reading of literature.

Immunotherapy in Clinical Medicine An Issue of Medical Clinics E Book

Author: Nancy M. Khardori
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781455750580
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Genre: Medical

This issue of Medical Clinics covers the latest updates in immunotherapeutics by the world-leading experts on the topic. Immunotherapuetic treatments are discussed in infectious diseases, rheumatologic and neurologic disorders, renal diseases, diabetes and more. Emerging immunotherapies are also covered in depth.

A Catalogue of the Everett D Graff Collection of Western Americana

Author: Newberry Library
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226775798
Release Date: 1968-11
Genre: Reference

The Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana consists of some 10,000 books, manuscripts, maps, pamphlets, broadsides, broadsheets, and photographs, of which about half are described in the present catalogue. The Graff Collection displays the remarkable breadth of interest, knowledge, and taste of a great bibliophile and student of Western American history. From this rich collection, now in The Newberry Library, Chicago, its former Curator, Colton Storm, has compiled a discriminating and representative Catalogue of the rarer and more unusual materials. Collectors, bibliographers, librarians, historians, and book dealers specializing in Americana will find the Graff Catalogue an interesting and essential tool. Detailed collations and binding descriptions are cited, and many of the more important works have been annotated by Mr. Graff and Mr. Storm. An extensive index of persons and subjects makes the book useful to the scholar as well as to the collector and dealer. The book is not a bibliography but rather a guide to rare or unique source materials now enriching The Newberry Library's outstanding holdings in American history.

Neonatal Dermatology E Book

Author: Lawrence F. Eichenfield
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781437720778
Release Date: 2007-12-20
Genre: Medical

Comprehensive and heavily illustrated, this is a unique reference for anyone involved in the diagnosis and treatment of dermatologic diseases in infants and newborns. In addition to over 500 superb photographs of normal and abnormal skin conditions, this latest edition also includes new algorithms, new tables, and new care plans. Simple to use text and tables for reference during daily practice. Comprehensive information on infant skin care and toxicology. Differential diagnosis aided by lists, text and images. Assists with work-up and management of common and rare conditions New Care Plan boxes help you to outline your diagnosis and treatment plan. Differential diagnosis algorithms guide you to more effective decision making. New illustrations and photos provide even more visual examples than before.

Middle Range Theory for Nursing

Author: Mary Jane Smith, PhD, RN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826195524
Release Date: 2013-05-15
Genre: Medical

Awarded first place in the 2013 AJN Book of the Year Awards in the Nursing Research category "This is an outstanding edition of this book. It has great relevance for learning about, developing, and using middle range theories. It is very user friendly, yet scholarly." Score: 90, 4 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Middle range theory has become a vital staple of nursing education and application to research. These theories, which lie between the working hypotheses derived from day-to-day research and the larger, systemic efforts to develop unified theories, cover the scientific underpinnings that guide nursing practice and research. This third edition of a two-time AJN Book of the Year Award winner contains two new theories, including self-reliance theory and transitions theory. It revises and updates all other content, and provides ladders of abstraction for each theory to guide students in their appropriate use. This highly accessible book integrates nursing theory with well-defined practice areas, identifies purpose and basic concepts, foundational literature, relationships among concepts, and use in practice. Chapters are organized by central theories, each of which is covered in depth. Comprehensive bibliographies at the end of each chapter facilitate more in-depth research. The book remains an essential text for theory and research courses in master's and doctoral nursing programs. New to the Third Edition: Presents two new theories: self-reliance theory and transitions theory Deletes two theories no longer in use: community empowerment and family stress/adaptation Updates and revises all other content from the second edition Guides students in appropriate use of theory per level of complexity