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Identity in inter action

Author : Sigrid Norris
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This monograph proposes a new theoretical and methodological perspective on identity called multimodal interaction analysis (Norris 2004). While many discourse studies analyze spoken language, this book moves from discourse analysis to multimodal discourse analysis. The author illustrates this new perspective through extended ethnographic study of two women living in Germany.

Conversing on Gender

Author : G. G. Bolich
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Conversing on Gender is, as its subtitle indicates, a primer for entering the broad conversation on gender that can be found both inside and outside of academic circles. The book considers the relation of gender to sex and sexuality, reviews prominent theories of gender, and covers basic gender issues.

Analyzing Multimodal Interaction

Author : Sigrid Norris
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Our perception of our everyday interactions is shaped by more than what is said. From coffee with friends to interviews, meetings with colleagues and conversations with strangers, we draw on both verbal and non-verbal behaviour to judge and consider our experiences. Analyzing Multimodal Interaction is a practical guide to understanding and investigating the multiple modes of communication, and provides an essential guide for those undertaking field work in a range of disciplines, including linguistics, sociology, education, anthropology and psychology. The book offers a clear methodology to help the reader carry out their own integrative analysis, equipping them with the tools they need to analyze a situation from different points of view. Drawing on research into conversational analysis and non-verbal behaviour such as body movement and gaze, it also considers the role of the material world in our interactions, exploring how we use space and objects - such as our furniture and clothes - to express ourselves. Considering a range of real examples, such as traffic police officers at work, doctor-patient meetings, teachers and students, and friends reading magazines together, the book offers lively demonstrations of multimodal discourse at work. Illustrated throughout and featuring a mini-glossary in each chapter, further reading, and advice on practical issues such as making transcriptions and video and audio recordings, this practical guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in the multiple modes of human interaction.

Conversing with the Planets

Author : Anthony F. Aveni
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Conversing with the Planets is the first popular work of astronomical anthropology, a field pioneered by Anthony Aveni, who has taught anthropology and astronomy at Colgate University for over twenty-five years. It interweaves the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient cultures by showing how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky. Modern scientists often dismiss the scientific contributions of archaic astronomers because earlier cultures wove their observations into elaborate, often weird - by our standards - mythologies about living planetary deities. The ancients spoke to the planets, and they believed the planets talked back. Aveni urges us to reconsider their discoveries and asks us to set aside for a while the ideas that our modern, technology-based astronomy has given to us about the sun, moon, and planets, in order to look at these celestial bodies through ancient eyes. Focusing on the belief systems of the Mayans, Babylonians, Chinese, and other cultures from antiquity through the Renaissance to the present, Aveni argues that we cannot separate the scientific contributions from the cultures that gave rise to them. Aveni's reexamination, based on in-depth anthropological studies, including the decoding of old Mayan and Babylonian texts, reveals that the ancients were far from the misguided, superstitious characters we now consider them to be. They were, in fact, deeply attuned to the motion of the sun, moon, and planets, and they used their naked-eye observations to create not only intricate astrologies and mythologies - in particular, those revolving around Venus - but also extremely accurate records and projections of meteorologicalphenomena. Conversing with the Planets asks that we reattune ourselves to the intersection of science, culture, and mythology and acknowledge that there is no such thing as an "absolute truth" about the natural world; every scientific discovery, whether made in 2000 B.C. or A.D., is true only for the culture of its time, its current beliefs and mores. Our scientific truth is defined by who we are and what we believe in. What have we moderns lost by turning our attention to the cold eye of the telescope, away from the natural harmonies of planet and sky? Why have we silenced the dialogue between observers and the sky? Aveni teaches us a new appreciation of the science of the past and affirms that our ancestors' discoveries provide a rich well of knowledge that modern-day science can and must draw upon.

Conversing with Barth

Author : John C. McDowell
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Karl Barth addressed all the major themes of dogmatic theology, and in so doing made his own distinctive contribution to each of the ongoing conversations that constitute that theology. This book presents important new 'conversations with Barth' by leading contemporary theologians and Barth scholars. Each contributor offers their own distinctive emphasis to bring to light the ways in which the depths of Barth's work may illuminate or be illuminated by the work of other prominent thinkers who preceded or followed him. The conversations they host between Barth and other philosophers and theologians raise critical questions in the reading and appreciation of Barth's thought, and explore a wide range of themes in dogmatic theology. This book not only adds to the comprehension of the riches of Barth's theology but also presents an important contribution to the ongoing conversations and debates alive in theology today. Contributors: Nicholas Lash, John Webster, Timothy Gorringe, Graham Ward, George Hunsinger, Ben Quash, Mike Higton, John McDowell, Eugene Rogers, Katherine Sonderegger, David Clough, David Ford.

Conversing with the Future

Author : Jenna Catherine
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Jenna Catherine relays fascinating depictions from the future on mental health, families, humour, communication, business, learning, as well as daily life.

Personal Power Through Speech

Author : Lew Sarett
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Working with Children and Young People

Author : Lindsay O'Dell
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A timely reader of interest to a wide academic discipline base, providing a critical account and new theoretical perspectives on practical issues arising in working with children of all ages and their families. Uniquely, it brings together discussion of early years with later childhood, including adolescence and transitions into adulthood.

The Class Politics of Abstract Labor

Author : Devon Gerardo Peña
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Entering the Historical Conversation

Author : Renee Soloway Wohl
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Hyde of Bowdoin

Author : Charles Theodore Burnett
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Biology a Human Approach

Author : Irwin W. Sherman
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This popular college textbook presents the substance of modern biology with special focus on human biology and contemporary topics.

Wisdom

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The Power of CALL

Author : Martha Carswell Pennington
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A reference on Computer Assisted Language Learning for administrators, teachers, and researchers. Includes methodology and concordancing, etc. Suitable for self-study, and developing teaching methods.

Journal of Communication Disorders

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Includes abstracts.

Hearing Aid Evaluation

Author : Margaret W. Skinner
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Guided Discovery Tutoring

Author : Mark Elsom-Cook
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Enter Conversing

Author : Clifton Fadiman
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Essays on literary and other subjects.

Compton s Pictured Encyclopedia and Fact index

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Human Communication Research

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