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|Author||: Yo Matsumoto|
|Publsiher||: John Benjamins Publishing Company|
|Total Pages||: 324|
|Genre||: Language Arts & Disciplines|
Download Broader Perspectives on Motion Event Descriptions Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Human languages exhibit fascinating commonalities and variations in the ways they describe motion events. In this volume, the contributors present their research results concerning motion event descriptions in the languages that they investigate. The volume features new proposals based on a broad range of data involving different kinds of motion events previously understudied, such as caused motion (e.g., kick a ball across) and even visual motion (e.g., look into a hole). Special attention is also paid to deixis, a hitherto neglected aspect of motion event descriptions. A wide range of languages is examined, including those spoken in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The results provide new insights into the patterns languages deploy to represent motion events. This volume will appeal to anyone interested in language universals and typology, as well as the relationship between language and thought.
|Author||: Roald Dahl|
|Publsiher||: Scholastic Inc.|
|Total Pages||: 304|
|Genre||: Juvenile Fiction|
Download The Witches The Graphic Novel Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Roald Dahl's darkly funny masterpiece, The Witches, now available as a graphic novel from Eisner Award-winning artist Pénélope Bagieu! Witches are real, and they are very, very dangerous. They wear ordinary clothes and have ordinary jobs, living in ordinary towns all across the world -- and there's nothing they despise more than children. When an eight-year-old boy and his grandmother come face-to-face with the Grand High Witch herself, they may be the only ones who can stop the witches' latest plot to stamp out every last child in the country!This full-color graphic novel edition of Roald Dahl's The Witches, adapted and illustrated by Eisner Award winner Pénélope Bagieu, is the first-ever Dahl story to appear in this format. Graphic novel readers and Roald Dahl fans alike will relish this dynamic new take on a uniquely funny tale.
Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature
|Author||: Meagan Lacy|
|Total Pages||: 482|
|Genre||: Language Arts & Disciplines|
Download Connecting Children with Classics A Reader Centered Approach to Selecting and Promoting Great Literature Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This readers' advisory and collection development guide identifies hundreds of books that can help children connect with books and develop into engaged readers. It enables children's librarians, collection development specialists in public libraries, as well as K–8 school librarians and teachers to choose from the best in traditional and modern children's titles. • Enables collection development specialists who are building a new collection or strengthening/augmenting an existing one to create balanced and enduring collections • Serves librarians seeking to increase their knowledge about children's classics and help young readers get more out of them • Helps teachers who are looking for ways to use literature in the classroom, as well as parents seeking books that are suited to their child's interests, needs, and problems
|Author||: Megan Derr|
|Publsiher||: Less Than Three Press, LLC|
|Total Pages||: 235|
Download Les Flammes sacr es Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Neuf dieux gouvernaient jadis le monde, jusqu'à ce qu'une ultime trahison ne les mène à leur perte. Depuis, le monde se meurt et seul le retour des Dieux disparus pourra le sauver. Les habitants de Pozhar craignent le retour de Zhar Ptitsa, le Dieu des Âmes et de la Résurrection qui, pris d'une colère terrible, a bien failli tous les détruire il y a neuf cents ans. Pour l'empêcher de renaître, le peuple pourchasse et sacrifie les Réceptacles, ceux-là mêmes qui depuis leur naissance possèdent en eux un fragment de l'âme de Zhar Ptitsa. Les Écrits sacrés proclament que mille d'entre eux seront mis au monde et que tous doivent être sacrifiés afin de détruire Zhar Ptitsa une fois pour toute. De nos jours, seuls restent deux fragments, enfouis dans le corps de voleurs bien décidés à ne pas se laisser jeter aux Flammes sans combattre.
|Author||: Virginia Krause|
|Publsiher||: Cambridge University Press|
Download Witchcraft Demonology and Confession in Early Modern France Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
Denounced by neighbors and scrutinized by demonologists, the early modern French witch also confessed, self-identified as a witch and as the author of horrific deeds. What led her to this point? Despair, solitude, perhaps even physical pain, but most decisively, demonology's two-pronged prosecutorial and truth-seeking confessional apparatus. This book examines the systematic and well-oiled machinery that served to extract, interpret, and disseminate witches' confessions in early modern France. For the demonologist, confession was the only way to find out the truth about the clandestine activities of witches. For the witch, however, trial confessions opened new horizons of selfhood. In this book, Virginia Krause unravels the threads that wove together the demonologist's will to know and the witch's subjectivity. By examining textual and visual evidence, Krause shows how confession not only generated demonological theory but also brought forth a specific kind of self, which we now recognize as the modern subject.
|Author||: Georges Pilard|
|Total Pages||: 2302|
|Genre||: Foreign Language Study|
Download Harrap s French and English College Dictionary Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
This flagship dictionary is the last word in reference for advanced learners, college students and teachers, and businesspeople. It has served as the standard work of bilingual reference for more than 60 years. The fully revised Harrap’s French and English College Dictionary provides thorough, up-to-date coverage of all areas of vocabulary, including more than 305,000 references, 555,000 translations, and thousands of new words and expressions. Also featured are: More than 400 longer entries, with menus for easier navigation Comprehensive French and English grammars linked to the dictionary text A wealth of technical language, Internet terms, slang, and colloquial usage Hundreds of tinted usage notes to help avoid translation pitfalls A four-color illustrated supplement covering 400 essential French and English idioms
|Author||: Claude Lévi-Strauss|
|Publsiher||: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG|
|Total Pages||: 1475|
|Genre||: Language Arts & Disciplines|
Download changes et communications II Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
To celebrate the 270th anniversary of the De Gruyter publishing house, the company is providing permanent open access to 270 selected treasures from the De Gruyter Book Archive. Titles will be made available to anyone, anywhere at any time that might be interested. The DGBA project seeks to digitize the entire backlist of titles published since 1749 to ensure that future generations have digital access to the high-quality primary sources that De Gruyter has published over the centuries.
|Author||: Olga Drewnowska|
|Publsiher||: Penn State Press|
|Total Pages||: 449|
Download Fortune and Misfortune in the Ancient Near East Book in PDF, Epub and Kindle
In the week between July 21 and 25, 2014, the University of Warsaw hosted more than three hundred Assyriologists from all over the world. In the course of five days, nearly 150 papers were read in three (and sometimes four) parallel sessions. Many of them were delivered within the framework of nine thematic workshops. The publication of most of these panels is underway, in separate volumes. As is usually the case, the academic sessions were accompanied by many opportunities for social interaction among the participants, and there was time to enjoy the historical and cultural benefits of Warsaw. Special honor was accorded to two American Assyriologists whose origins can be traced to Warsaw, Piotr Michalowski and Piotr Steinkeller, and a special session to recognize their contributions to the study of ancient Mesopotamia was organized. In this book are presented papers on the main theme of the meeting, “Fortune and Misfortune in the Ancient Near East.” The 31 essays are organized into 5 sections: (1) plenary presenations on “What Is Fortune? What Is Misfortune?” ; (2) humanity and fortune/misfortune and luck, with discussion of specific examples; (3) additional papers on definitions of fortune and misfortune; (4) the effects on city and state; and (5) God and temple.