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Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Edwin L. Battistella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

In the early 1900s, the language of America was becoming colloquial English — the language of the businessman, manager, and professional. Since college and high school education were far from ... More


Developmental Origins of Object Perception

Scott P. Johnson

in Learning and the Infant Mind

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195301151
eISBN:
9780199894246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195301151.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the illustrates four key steps that the visual system follows in perceiving objects: (1) segmentation of the visual scene into its components, components that ... More


Just 15 Minutes a Day

Edwin L. Battistella

in Do You Make These Mistakes in English?: The Story of Sherwin Cody's Famous Language School

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195367126
eISBN:
9780199867356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367126.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

Chapter 9 looks at the advertising and cultural positioning of mail‐order book culture, focusing on the Harvard Classics and the Book‐of‐the Month Club.


Minority Students on Protestant Campuses

George Yancey

in Neither Jew Nor Gentile: Exploring Issues of Racial Diversity on Protestant College Campuses

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199735433
eISBN:
9780199866267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735433.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter uses an Internet survey of Protestant schools to find out why students of color are more or less likely to attend certain Protestant educational institutions. Analysis of these data ... More


Dates and seasons: Laghyn as imbaghyn

in Practical Manx

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the specific expressions and alternative expressions for certain times and dates in Manx. It covers expressions for seasons; months; days of the week; expressions about days ... More


Many Moons Ago Traditional Calendars and Time-Reckoning

K. David Harrison

in When Languages Die: The Extinction of the World's Languages and the Erosion of Human Knowledge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195181920
eISBN:
9780199870622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181920.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter investigates a range of languages which still retain some use of the traditional lunar month, mobile week, and ecological cycle. It considers the adaptability and effectiveness of these ... More


The Festival Year

Robert Parker

in Polytheism and Society at Athens

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199216116
eISBN:
9780191705847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216116.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In ancient Athens, the year a festival was held was formally tied to the calendar of the months (which were often named from festivals), and festivals could be associated in ways that were not merely ... More


Impact of Sure Start Local Programmes on children and families

Jay Belsky and Edward Melhuish

in The National Evaluation of Sure Start: Does area-based early intervention work?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349507
eISBN:
9781447303909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349507.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter presents findings related to the effectiveness of SSLPs in fostering the well being of nine-month-olds (who are being studied again at ages three and five) and 36-month-olds (who were ... More


The Local Origins of Time: The Day, Month, and Seasons

Janet Hoskins

in The Play of Time: Kodi Perspectives on Calendars, History, and Exchange

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520080034
eISBN:
9780520919136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520080034.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Kodi narrative traditions dealing with origins of the day, month, and year reflect Western religious heritage, presenting time, in the sense of duration, the experience of time slipping away, as ... More


Faouzi Bensaidi (Morocco)

Roy Armes

in African Filmmaking: North and South of the Sahara

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748621231
eISBN:
9780748670789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621231.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on filmmaker Faouzi Bensaidi. Bensaidi was born in 1967 in Meknès. After completing his diploma studies in acting at ISADAC in Rabat, he spent a further period of drama study in ... More


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