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The Use and Abuse of Efl Dictionaries How Learners of English as a Foreign Language Read and Interp…


Hilary Nesi , "The Use and Abuse of Efl Dictionaries: How Learners of English as a Foreign Language Read and Interpret Dictionary Entries"
2012 | ISBN-10: 3484309989 | 164 pages | PDF | 4 MB

This volume examines some of the ways in which dictionary use has been studied, considers the problems encountered by researchers in this field, and presents a series of experiments which explore fundamental questions concerning the use of dictionaries by learners of English as a foreign language. � Are dictionaries helpful in examinations? Does defining style affect consultation success? Do dictionaries benefit some kinds of learners more than others? How useful are illustrative examples? The author concludes with an analysis of current trends in the design of dictionaries for learners of English, and considers the possible impact of new elctronic formats on dictionary use.

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The Unschooling Unmanual


The Unschooling Unmanual by Daniel Quinn, John Holt, Jan Hunt, Nanda Van Gestel, Rue Kream, Earl Stevens, Kim Houssenloge, Mary Van Doren, Jason Hunt
English | ISBN: 0968575455 | 2010 | EPUB | 91 pages | 2.04 MB
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The Tyranny of Guilt An Essay on Western Masochism

Pascal Bruckner � The Tyranny of Guilt: An Essay on Western Masochism
Published: 2010-02-21 | ISBN: 0691143765, 0691154309 | PDF | 264 pages | 2.26 MB

Fascism, communism, genocide, slavery, racism, imperialism-the West has no shortage of reasons for guilt. And, indeed, since the Holocaust and the end of World War II, Europeans in particular have been consumed by remorse. But Pascal Bruckner argues that guilt has now gone too far. It has become a pathology, and even an obstacle to fighting today’s atrocities. Bruckner, one of France’s leading writers and public intellectuals, argues that obsessive guilt has obscured important realities. The West has no monopoly on evil, and has destroyed monsters as well as created them-leading in the abolition of slavery, renouncing colonialism, building peaceful and prosperous communities, and establishing rules and institutions that are models for the world. The West should be proud-and ready to defend itself and its values. In this, Europeans should learn from Americans, who still have sufficient self-esteem to act decisively in a world of chaos and violence. Lamenting the vice of anti-Americanism that grips so many European intellectuals, Bruckner urges a renewed transatlantic alliance, and advises Americans not to let recent foreign-policy misadventures sap their own confidence. This is a searing, provocative, and psychologically penetrating account of the crude thought and bad politics that arise from excessive bad conscience.

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