Elenco del libro svizzero

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Swiss literature

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1948/50- issued in two parts: 1. Autorenund Anonymenreihe, Stichwörter (varies slightly) -- 2. Schlagwortreihe (varies slightly)

The Dance of Learning

On Encounters in Adult Second-language Learning

Author: Jeannette Regan

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783034300179

Category: Education

Page: 317

View: 6427

What is the spark that lights the fire of learning between learner and teacher? The approach to reflecting on this question is holistic and cross-disciplinary, the subject matter is second-language learning, the setting is often tertiary or continuing education, and the focus is on encounters. The metaphor that guides the reflections is dancing in an attempt to capture the complexity of the adult learning situation. This study uses action research and action learning to deepen the author's understanding and praxis. 'Vignettes', recollections of previous experience, are the author's windows on more than twenty-five years as an adult learner of languages and as an English teacher for non-native adults, primarily academics. The vignettes validate ordinary pedagogical acts and introduce spiritual and physical dimensions to language learning that are commonly overlooked. The process of reflection leads to an emerging awareness of -crisscross scholars- - the increasingly common breed of academic who is multilingual, multicultural, and multidisciplinary."


Author: Georg Buchner

Publisher: Archipelago

ISBN: 0981955789

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

View: 8064

Lenz, Georg Büchner’s visionary exploration of an 18th-century playwright’s descent into madness, has been called the inception of European modernist prose. Elias Canetti considered this short novella one of the decisive reading experiences of his life, and writers as various as Paul Celan, Christa Wolff, Peter Schneider, and Gert Hofmann have paid homage to it in their works. Published posthumously in 1839, Lenz provides a taut case study of three weeks in the life of schizophrenic, perhaps the first third-person text ever to be written from the "inside" of insanity. An early experiment in docufiction, Büchner’s textual montage draws on the diary of J.F. Oberlin, the Alsatian pastor who briefly took care of Lenz in 1778, while also refracting Goethe’s memoir of his troubled friendship with the playwright — English versions of both of these historical source texts here accompany Lenz for the first time in this bilingual presentation. Based on the best recent edition of the text, this fresh translation will allow readers to discover why Heiner Müller pronounced Lenz the inaugural example of "21st-century prose."

Imaginary Audience and Voice in Emerging Adulthood

The Undergraduate Student Experience

Author: Sheila Kreyszig

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631583302

Category: Education

Page: 153

View: 9603

The author explores the experiences and beliefs of emerging adult students, concerning their sense of voice and use of imaginary audience. Quantitative analyses revealed differences in voice and academic standing, and women reported higher feminine gender orientation than did men. Through qualitative analyses, participants stressed a need for connection and familiarity, comfort, and sense of ease which were associated with higher levels of voice. Participants using imaginary audience described engaging in it as a method of preparation, a coping mechanism to deal with discomfort, or, for some, as a form of fantasy. Some of the participants made connections between imaginary audience and level of voice, suggesting that lower levels of voice may be associated with greater use of imaginary audience. These findings provide valuable information for those who serve emerging adults in academic environments.

Interval Analysis

and Automatic Result Verification

Author: Günter Mayer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110499460

Category: Mathematics

Page: 532

View: 6686

This self-contained text is a step-by-step introduction and a complete overview of interval computation and result verification, a subject whose importance has steadily increased over the past many years. The author, an expert in the field, gently presents the theory of interval analysis through many examples and exercises, and guides the reader from the basics of the theory to current research topics in the mathematics of computation. Contents Preliminaries Real intervals Interval vectors, interval matrices Expressions, P-contraction, ε-inflation Linear systems of equations Nonlinear systems of equations Eigenvalue problems Automatic differentiation Complex intervals

The Reality of the Mass Media

Author: Niklas Luhmann

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9780804740777

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 6713

In The Reality of the Mass Media, Luhmann extends his theory of social systems—applied in his earlier works to the economy, the political system, art, religion, the sciences, and law—to an examination of the role of mass media in the construction of social reality. Luhmann argues that the system of mass media is a set of recursive, self-referential programs of communication, whose functions are not determined by the external values of truthfulness, objectivity, or knowledge, nor by specific social interests or political directives. Rather, he contends that the system of mass media is regulated by the internal code information/noninformation, which enables the system to select its information (news) from its own environment and to communicate this information in accordance with its own reflexive criteria. Despite its self-referential quality, Luhmann describes the mass media as one of the key cognitive systems of modern society, by means of which society constructs the illusion of its own reality. The reality of mass media, he argues, allows societies to process information without destabilizing social roles or overburdening social actors. It forms a broad reservoir (memory) of options for the future coordination of action, and it provides parameters for the stabilization of political reproduction of society, as it produces a continuous self-description of the world around which modern society can orient itself. In his discussion of mass media, Luhmann elaborates a theory of communication in which communication is seen not as the act of a particular consciousness, nor the medium of integrative social norms, but merely the technical codes through which systemic operations arrange and perpetuate themselves.

Austrian Cinema

A History

Author: Robert von Dassanowsky

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786437332

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 328

View: 9833

Austria, the multicultural crossroad of the European continent, has been the genesis of many artistic concepts. Just as late 19th and early 20th century Austria gave influential modernism to the world in the fields of medicine, urban planning, architecture, design, literature, music, and theater, so its film industry created a significant national cinema that seeded talents and concepts internationally. Nevertheless, the value of Austrian cinema to international film has been long obscured. Austria's important bond with American film is also underappreciated because of the lack of accessible English language scholarship on the early careers of Austro-Hollywood artists and on influential developments in Austrian film history. This first comprehensive English survey of Austrian film introduces more than a century of cinema, following the development of the industry chronologically through the nation's various transformations since 1895. Important industry movements, genres and films are highlighted with sociopolitical, cultural and aesthetic details. An analysis of the economic trends that have influenced Austrian film is also provided. The survey considers the directors, actors, producers, writers, cinematographers, editors, composers and other film artists who have been essential to the development and influence of Austrian cinema. The closing chapter anticipates new faces of the Austrian film industry in the 21st century.

Affective Aspects of Learning

Adolescents' Self-concept, Achievement Values, Emotions, and Motivation in Learning Mathematics

Author: Junmei Xiong

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9783631586686

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 9043

This empirical study describes and analyzes adolescents' affective and cognitive processes involved in learning mathematics. Correlation-regression statistics reveal that positive emotions positively correlated with learning strategy use, whilst negative emotions negatively correlated with learning strategy use in general; math self-concept and achievement values positively correlated with positive emotions, and negatively correlated with negative emotions. In addition, math achievement was compromised in particular by negative environmental factors and negative affect. Furthermore, math self-concept was found to mediate the impact of environmental factors on emotions. Since math self-concept could buffer negative learning environment's impact on negative affect, maintaining and enhancing students' math self-concept is important in both school and home contexts.

New Ways in Statistical Methodology

From Significance Tests to Bayesian Inference

Author: Henry Rouanet

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783906758244

Category: Psychology

Page: 276

View: 5437

This book, with a foreword by the outstanding philosopher of science and mathematical psychologist Patrick Suppes of Stanford University, is the outgrowth of the work developed within the <I>Groupe Mathematiques et Psychologie, a research unit of the University Rene Descartes and CNRS (the French National Center for Scientific Research). New ways in statistical methodology are presented, which complement the familiar significance tests by new methods better suited to the researchers' objectives, in the first place, Bayesian methods. In mathematical statistics, Bayesian methods have made a breakthrough in the last few years, but those developments are still ignored by the current statistical methodology and practice. The present book is really the first one to fill this gap.<BR> This book is written for a large audience of researchers, statisticians and users of statistics in behavioral and social sciences, and contains both an analysis of the attitude of researchers toward statistical inference, and concrete proposals for improving statistical practice. The statistical consulting experience of the authors is centered around psychology and covers a broad range of subjects from social sciences to biostatistics. All methods developed by the authors are implemented in software."

Graduate Admissions Essays

Write Your Way Into the Graduate School of Your Choice

Author: Donald Asher

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 1607743213

Category: Study Aids

Page: 241

View: 2478

Offers tips on writing an essay for admission to graduate school, provides an explanation of the admissions process, gives advice on securing letters of recommendation, and features resources for locating scholarships.

The Sociology of Space

Materiality, Social Structures, and Action

Author: Martina Löw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349695688

Category: Social Science

Page: 303

View: 1311

In this book, the author develops a relational concept of space that encompasses social structure, the material world of objects and bodies, and the symbolic dimension of the social world. Löw’s guiding principle is the assumption that space emerges in the interplay between objects, structures and actions. Based on a critical discussion of classic theories of space, Löw develops a new dynamic theory of space that accounts for the relational context in which space is constituted. This innovative view on the interdependency of material, social, and symbolic dimensions of space also permits a new perspective on architecture and urban development.

Adolescents' future-orientation

theory and research

Author: Janusz Trempała

Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing


Category: Psychology

Page: 134

View: 993

The primary focus of this volume is on the adolescents' ability to direct their thoughts and actions towards the future and to create mental construals of hypothetical future events: present images, wishes, hopes, fears and plans regarding action-goals in the future. The major aim is to understand how young people construct their future-oriented goals and the plans related to them as a means of navigating into adulthood, how these efforts are determined by their previous life history, and the extent to which they think future-orientation will influence their later lives. The contributions included in this volume take one further step towards a full understanding of these complex mechanisms. Contents: J. Trempalł a/L-E. Malmberg: Preface - J-E. Nurmi: An introduction: Thinking about, preparing for and negotiating the future - M. Lanz/R. Rosnati: Adolescents' and young adults' construction of the future: Effects of family relations, self-esteem, and sense of coherence - E. Confalonieri: A narrative perspective on the future: Transition to adulthood - H. Liberska: Life perspectives of adolescents in the context of social and economic changes in Poland - M. Artar: Comparison of future time perspective of adolescents from an earthquake and a non-earthquake region in Turkey - L-E. Malmberg: Adolescents' biased means and future expectations - G. Katra: Attributional style, self-esteem, and future time perspective of adolescents - J. Trempalł a: Models of psychological time in the research on time perspectives - Z. Zaleski: Future horizon: A challenging concept for psychology.

International Social Work Research

Issues and Prospects

Author: Tony Tripodi,Miriam Potocky-Tripodi

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195187250

Category: Political Science

Page: 259

View: 7846

The authors establish three discrete varieties of research - supra-national, intra-national, and trans-national, and explores issues and examples within each. The format of this work helps readers learn how to define and distinguish each kind of research, then provides examples of applications of the three.


it's psychological effects on the divorced women and their children : a study on the Igbos of Southern Nigeria

Author: Jude Obinna Ezeokana

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

View: 1648


Arrest Decisions

What Works for the Officer?

Author: Edith Linn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433100581

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 5044

This book demonstrates how, when the processing of arrests affects police officers’ personal lives, they adapt their arrest-making behavior to accommodate self-interest. Based on a survey of over five hundred New York Police Department patrol officers, the book assesses how overtime need, post-work commitments, aversion to arrest processing, and other personal concerns affect officers’ decisions whether or not to make an arrest. Largely ignored in previous research, these factors must be taken into account as they significantly affect arrest behavior.

Bridging Differences

Effective Intergroup Communication

Author: William B. Gudykunst

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761929371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 425

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Bridging Differences: Effective Intergroup Communication is based on the assumption that the processes operating when we communicate with people from other groups are the same processes operating when we communicate with people from our own groups. Author William B. Gudykunst has written this book from the perspective of "communicating with strangers" and addresses how factors related to our group memberships (e.g., inaccurate and unfavorable stereotypes of members of other cultures and ethnic groups) can cause us to misinterpret the messages we receive from members of those groups. Designed for students taking courses in Intercultural Communication or Intergroup Communication, Bridging Differences is also useful for many courses in Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, and Management.

Historical Dictionary of Heidegger's Philosophy

Author: Frank Schalow,Alfred Denker

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810859637

Category: Philosophy

Page: 429

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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Heidegger's Philosophy is an historical perspective on the development of Martin Heidegger's thought in all its nuances and facets. Schalow and Denker cast light on the historical influences that shaped the thinker and his time through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography of key books on Heidegger, appendixes, and a cross-referenced dictionary section offering over 600 entries on concepts, people, works, and technical terms.

The Elements of Mathematical Semantics

Author: Maurice V. Aldridge

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110871432

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 5093

TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.

Reward and Dependence

A Psychological and Neurobiological Analysis of Reward Mechanisms and Their Role in Dependence

Author: Chantal Martin Sölch

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: 9783906767826

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 8228

The principal aim of this work is to give a better understanding of the concept of reward and, at a psychological level, its role in drug dependence. The author focuses on brain mechanisms that are associated with the processing of reward and dependence, as well as the processes common to the different forms of substance dependence. The present study shows that reward is an important determinant of motivated behaviour and is also thought to play an important motivational role in the explanation of addiction. A large body of empirical evidence supports the idea that the reinforcing properties of psychoactive drugs are mediated by the meso-corticolimbic dopamine system, which is also involved in the processing of reward information in the brain. This study is part of a theoretical framework, which combines psychological and neurobiological models of motivation and dependence. It also integrates the results of neuroimaging studies and of a large questionnaire exercise.