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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


Fighting the Asante

Edward M. Spiers

in The Victorian Soldier in Africa

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719061219
eISBN:
9781781700556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719061219.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the initiatives taken by Sir Garnet Wolseley, who was appointed by the British Government as administrator and commander-in-chief on the Gold Coast on 13 August 1873. He was ... More


Endowed from on High

Melvyn Hammarberg

in The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-Day Saints

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199737628
eISBN:
9780199332472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737628.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

At age 18, the Church encourages the members of the Aaronic priesthood to become ordained members of the Melchizedek priesthood, if they are worthy, who are then recognized as “Elders.” Also at age ... More


Who Could Marry at a Time Like This?: Debating the Mehndī Kī Majlis in Hyderabad

Karen G. Ruffle

in Gender, Sainthood, & Everyday Practice in South Asian Shiʿism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834756
eISBN:
9781469602981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877975_ruffle.10
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter tells the story of the author's visit to the tomb of the eighth Shi'i Imam, Reza. It was the middle of the fasting month of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage scene in the city was quiet, ... More


‘The Troubles we’ve seen’: film, television drama and the Northern Irish conflict in Britain

John Hill

in The Northern Ireland Troubles in Britain: Impacts, engagements, legacies and memories

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719096310
eISBN:
9781526120809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096310.003.0018
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines films and television dramas dealing with the impact of the Northern Ireland ‘Troubles’ in Britain and the controversies that they generated. It begins with a consideration of ... More


Crusading for Civil Rights

Clarence Taylor

in Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152693
eISBN:
9780231526487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152693.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the New York City Teachers Union's (TU) campaigns to eliminate racist and bigoted textbooks from classrooms, hire more black teachers, and promote Black History Month. By the ... More


Conclusion

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The conclusion begins by examining the public honors that Davis received late in his career and after he passed away. Notable among these were his election to membership in the American Academy of ... More


The Book-of-the-Month Club as a New Enterprise

Daniel M.G. Raff

in The Emergence of Routines: Entrepreneurship, Organization, and Business History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198787761
eISBN:
9780191829857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787761.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In 1926, two entrepreneurially minded direct-mail advertising copywriters and a largely silent partner prepared test-marketing materials for a postal subscription service for recently published ... More


Queering Display: LGBT History and the Ancient World

Debbie Challis

in Sex, Knowledge, and Receptions of the Past

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199660513
eISBN:
9780191799730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660513.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Queering Display explores how LGBT history has been represented through the display and interrogation of visual culture from antiquity. Sex and sexuality, ancient and modern, had been ‘almost ... More


Dollar Rolls

Bill Berliner and Anand Bhattacharya

in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities: 7th Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785774
eISBN:
9780191827594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785774.003.0033
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores the nature of dollar roll transactions and the reasons that different mortgage-based securities (MBS) market participants find them to be a useful tool in managing their ... More


Treachery at Mizpah

Keith Bodner

in After the Invasion: A Reading of Jeremiah 40-44

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743002
eISBN:
9780191802904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743002.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

When Johanan shares the rumor about Ishmael’s plans to assassinate Gedaliah, it creates a deep uncertainty, and this chapter assesses the horrific events of Jer 41:1–8 beginning with Gedaliah’s ... More


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