Dizione e fonetica
Author: Giorgio Dal Piai
Publisher: Ponte alle Grazie
Questo volume nasce da un’interessante esperienza svolta dal teatro stabile di Bolzano: è da questo contesto operativo che Giorgio Dal Piai ha maturato la decisione di scrivere questo manuale che si occupa delle «difficoltà del dire corretto nella lingua italiana». Quindi non di grammatica, non di sintassi o di lessico ma semplicemente di come si pronunciano correttamente le parole. Il volume – diventato ormai un piccolo classico, più e più volte ristampato – si propone a un pubblico di attori e operatori dello spettacolo, di insegnanti e di studenti, di lettori e di speaker, o anche solo di curiosi, come utensile indispensabile per orientarsi nella pronuncia della nostra lingua.
Fare teatro a scuola
Author: Piero Crispiani
Publisher: Armando Editore
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
(Applause Books). Sophocles, Holderlin, Brecht, Malina four major figures in the world's theatre have all left their imprint on this remarkable dramatic text. Friedrich Holderlin translated Sophocles into German, Brecht adapted Holderlin, and now Judith Malina has rendered Brecht's version into a stunning English incarnation. Available for the first time in English.
Process and Experience in the Language Classroom argues the case for communicative language teaching as an experiential and task driven learning process. The authors raise important questions regarding the theoretical discussion of communicative competence and current classroom practice. They propose ways in which Communicative Language Teaching should develop within an educational model of theory and practice, incorporating traditions of experimental and practical learning and illustrated from a wide range of international sources. Building on a critical review of recent language teaching principles and practice, they provide selection criteria for classroom activities based on a typology of communicative tasks drawn from classroom experience. The authors also discuss practical attempts to utilise project tasks both as a means of realising task based language learning and of redefining the roles of teacher and learner within a jointly constructed curriculum.
Author: Muḥammad ʻĀbid Jābirī
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The distinguished Moroccan philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, in this summary of his own work, examines the status of Arab thought in the late twentieth century. Al-Jabri rejects what he calls the current polarization of Arab thought between an imported modernism that disregards Arab tradition and a fundamentalism that would reconstruct the present in the image of an idealized past. Both past and present intellectual currents are examined. Al-Jabri first questions the current philosophical positions of the liberals, the Marxists, and the fundamentalists. Then he turns to history, exploring Arab philosophy in the tenth and twelfth centuries, a time of political and ideological struggle. In the writings of Ibn Hazm and Averroës, he identifies the beginnings of Arab rationalism, a rationalism he traces through the innovative fourteenthcentury work of Ibn Khaldun. Al-Jabri offers both Western readers and his own compatriots a radical new approach to Arab thought, one that finds in the past the roots of an open, critical rationalism which he sees as emerging in the Arab world today.
Phonology in Perception
Author: Paul Boersma, Silke Hamann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
The book consists of nine chapters dealing with the interaction of speech perception and phonology. Rather than accepting the common assumption that perceptual considerations influence phonological behaviour, the book aims to investigate the reverse direction of causation, namely the extent to which phonological knowledge guides the speech perception process. Most of the chapters discuss formalizations of the speech perception process that involve ranked phonological constraints. Theoretical frameworks argued for are Natural Phonology, Optimality Theory, and the Neigbourhood Activation Model. The book discusses the perception of segments, stress, and intonation in the fields of loanword adaptation, second language acquisition, and sound change. The book is of interest to phonologists, phoneticians and psycholinguists working on the phonetics-phonology interface, and to everybody who is interested in the idea that phonology is not production alone.
Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: Inner City Books
Shows the secret goal of alchemy to be the transformation of the personality, the search for wholeness. Invaluable for interpreting images in modern dreams and for an understanding of relationships.
First to be published in the series was The Art of French Horn Playing by Philip Farkas, now Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Music at Indiana University. In 1956, when Summy-Birchard published Farkas's book, he was a solo horn player for the Chicago Symphony and had held similar positions with other orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, and Kansas City Conservatory, DePaul University, Northwestern University, and Roosevelt University in Chicago. The Art of French Horn Playing set the pattern, and other books in the series soon followed, offering help to students in learning to master their instruments and achieve their goals.
Author: Robert A. Day, Nancy Sakaduski, Nancy Day
This entertaining and highly readable book gives anyone writing in the sciences a clear and easy-to-follow guide to the English language. * Includes cartoons and humorous illustrations that help reinforce important concepts * Provides a glossary that allows readers to easily reference the meanings of grammatical terms used in the book * Incorporates a wide variety of quotations to provide humor, make points, or reinforce key concepts * Includes an entire chapter on electronic media as well as new material on self-editing
What link might connect two far worlds like quantum theory and music? There is something universal in the mathematical formalism of quantum theory that goes beyond the limits of its traditional physical applications. We are now beginning to understand how some mysterious quantum concepts, like superposition and entanglement, can be used as a semantic resource.