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  • Essential Capoeira: The Guide to Mastering the Art

  • Essential Capoeira: The Guide to Mastering the Art
    Fun, different, and above all effective, capoeira is a unique dance-fight-fitness program enhancing strength, stamina, and flexibility training for the entire body. While there are many books on the subject, this one differs in being a succinct yet thorough discussion of the basics to engage even the nervous novice. In clear, accessible language, author Mestre Ponchianinho explains the aims and benefits of the discipline, along with its history, origins, and philosophy. He continues by introducing the two main styles along with the techniques of the most famous mestres. Easy-to-follow warm-ups, basic moves, defense and escape moves, kicks, training combinations, strengthening exercises, ground movements; and more advanced acrobatic movements are all described and illustrated in step-by-step photographs. The author discusses the self-defense aspects, the importance of music in capoeira, the significance of the "bateria, "the hierarchy within the tradition, the grading system, and much more. Unlike other martial arts disciplines, capoeira lets practitioners give play to their artistry as well as their physicality, in the process sharpening the mind and spirit while energizing and strengthening the body.
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  • The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders

  • The Handbook of Language and Speech Disorders
    Through contributions from leading experts in the fields of communication science, "The" "Handbook of Speech and Language Disorders" presents a comprehensive survey detailing the state of the art in speech, language, and cognitive/intellectual disorders. Provides the first in-depth exploration of the rapidly expanding field of communication disordersExamines the current debates, landmark studies, and central themes in the discipline, including analytical methods and assessmentIncludes contributions from more than 20 leading scholars to provide an extraordinary breadth of coverage of this growing, multi-disciplinary fieldFeatures a "foundations" section that deals with issues of central importance to all research in the field, including social and practical considerations in classification and diversity, genetic syndromes, and principles of assessment and intervention
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  • The Art of Language Invention

  • An insider?s tour through the construction of invented languages, from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO seriesGame of Thron
    An insider?s tour through the construction of invented languages, from the bestselling author and creator of languages for the HBO seriesGame of Thrones and the SyFy series Defiance From superstar linguist David J. Peterson comes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson begins with a brief history of constructed languages, from Tolkien?s creations to Klingon to today?s thriving global conlang community. Then, using examples from his own languages alongside helpful comparisons to real ones, Peterson offers a captivating and lucid overview of language creation, providing a basic foundation of essential linguistic tools for inventing and evolving one?s own lexicon. Along the way, behind-the-scenes stories lift the curtain on how he built the languages for television series and movies such as SyFy?sDominion and Thor: The Dark World, and an included phrase book will start fans speaking Peterson?s constructed languages. An inside look at a fascinating culture and a perfect entry point into an art form as old as civilization, The Art of Language Invention is a wild linguistic adventure that will have readers ready to rub shoulders with horse lords and dark elves.
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  • The Necessity of Artspeak: The Language of the Arts in the Western Tradition

  • The Necessity of Artspeak: The Language of the Arts in the Western Tradition
    Are contemporary art theorists and critics speaking a language that has lost its meaning? Is it still based on concepts and values that are long out of date? Does anyone know what the function of the arts is in modern society?Roy Harris breaks new ground with his linguistic approach to the key issues. He situates those issues within the long-running debate about the arts and their place in society which goes back to the Classical period in ancient Greece. Contributors to the debate included some of the most celebrated artists and philosophers of their day-Plato, Aristotle, Leonardo, Kant, Hegel, Wagner, Baudelaire, Zola, Delacroix-but none of these eminent figures or their supporters provided a reasoned overview examining the multilingual development of Western artspeak as a whole. Nor did they develop any explicit account of the relationship between the arts and language. The Necessity of Artspeak shows for the first time that what have usually been considered problems of aesthetics and artistic justification often have their source in the linguistic assumptions underlying the terms and arguments presented. It also shows how artspeak has been-and continues to be-manipulated to serve the interests of particular social groups and agendas. Until the semantics of artspeak is more widely understood, the public will continue to be taken in by the latest fads and fashions that propagandists of the art world promote.
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  • From Child Art to Visual Language of Youth: New Models and Tools for Assessment of Learning and Creation in Art Education

  • From Child Art to Visual Language of Youth: New Models and Tools for Assessment of Learning and Creation in Art Education
    This collection provides a critical overview of research on the assessment of visual skills in students from six to eighteen years old. In a series of studies, contributors reconsider evaluation practices used in art education and examine current ideas about children's development of visual skills and abilities. Suggesting a variety of novel approaches, they provide crucial support to those who advocate assessment based on international standards. Such assessment, this volume shows, contributes to our knowledge about visual skills and their development, improving art education and its chances to survive the twenty-first century as a respected and relevant school discipline.
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  • The Art of Writing & Speaking the English Language

  • This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
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  • The Art of War

  • Presents an ancient Chinese treatise on war that stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack,
    Presents an ancient Chinese treatise on war that stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence. *Author: Sun-tzu/ Minford, John (TRN) *Publication Date: 2009/04/28 *Number of Pages: 323 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
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  • Music and Language: The Rise of Western Music as Exemplified in Settings of the MAss

  • Binding: Paperback Author: Thrysabulos Georgiades Language: English Publication Date: 1983-05-31 Number of Pages: 152 Publisher: Cambridge University
    Binding: Paperback Author: Thrysabulos Georgiades Language: English Publication Date: 1983-05-31 Number of Pages: 152 Publisher: Cambridge University Press In A Time Of Ever-Increasing Specialisation This Work Focuses On The Broader Aspects Of Western Music, Seeking To View Its History As A Whole And To Probe Its Relationship To Other Aspects Of Western Cultural Thought. Its Basic Point Of Departure Is The Author'S Concern With That Main Aspect Of Language Which Is Also Shared By Music, Namely Rhythm. As A Native Of Greece Georgiades Was Struck By The Fundamental Differences In Rhythmic Structure Between The Languages Of The Ancient World, Greek And Latin, On The One Hand And Those Of The Modern Western World On The Other And By The Resulting Differences In The Demands Thus Placed On Music. Here Is A Totally Unique Approach To The History Of Music, One Which Is Equally Far Removed Both From The Bare Factual Account And From The Broad Survey Or Integrated Arts View Of The Discipline. In Its Combination Of Close Attention To Detail With An Unwavering Awareness Of The Significance Of The Whole It Reveals Many New Relationships And Interdependencies Which Should Be Of Interest To All Those Concerned With The History Of Western Intellectual-Cultural Thought, Both In Music And In Other Disciplines.
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  • Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 3

  • Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 3
    An understanding of language arts concepts is key to strong communication skillsthe foundation of success across disciplines. Spectrum Language Arts for grade 3 provides focused practice and creative activities to help your child master capitalization, pu
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  • Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics:: Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates

  • Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics:: Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates
    English language and linguistics shares many of its writing conventions with those of other disciplines, but there are certain features and expectations that distinguish it as a subject. This book is written specifically to help undergraduate students of English language and linguistics develop the art of writing essays, projects and reports. Written by an author with over 30 years' experience of lecturing in the subject, it is a comprehensive and very readable resource and contains numerous discipline-related examples, practice exercises and an answer key. It includes chapters on referencing (including plagiarism, paraphrase and guidance on referencing styles), stylistic issues that often get overlooked, and writing a dissertation. The book offers practical guidance and a layout that guides students as they work though their project. It will be an invaluable reference tool that students can read cover to cover or dip into as and when required.
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  • To Show and to Tell

  • A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Lopate-the celebrated essayist and the director of Columbia University's nonfiction program. He provi
    A long-awaited new book on personal writing from Lopate-the celebrated essayist and the director of Columbia University's nonfiction program. He provides the nuts and bolts, offering a refreshing new master class on the craft of the personal narrative, including the personal essay and memoir.
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  • The Art Of Feinting: Training Method For Martial Arts And Fighting Sports

  • The Art Of Feinting: Training Method For Martial Arts And Fighting Sports
    This DVD aims to provide methods for making training sessions and work themes more effective. The techniques on the feint in combat sports and martial arts, as presented by Eric Candori and Olivier D'Amario, provide tools for teachers, athletes and beginner or advanced practitioners alike. Here you will find training or session themes based mainly on the three distances: foot fist, throws, and ground. The instructors provide you with a series of drills and a thorough explanation of the feint, making the practitioner improve their tactical choices of combat. Eric Candori and Olivier D'Amario, former International Judo and Jujitsu athletes, have been teaching for more than twenty years. Passionate about martial arts teaching and practicing, these two certified teachers present unique educational and technical content based on their different life experiences. On this DVD, you will also have the opportunity to see Percy Kunsa and Mohamed Drari (members of the French Team Federation of Judo-Jujitsu and related disciplines) and Pascal Guilloteau and Florian Auda, black belt and advanced practitioners. Clips, Interview, Photo Gallery, Trailers. Languages: French, English, German, Spanish.
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  • Sacred Language, Ordinary People: Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt

  • Sacred Language, Ordinary People: Dilemmas of Culture and Politics in Egypt
    The cultures and politics of nations around the world may be understood (or misunderstood) in any number of ways. For the Arab world, language is the crucial link for a better understanding of both. Classical Arabic is the official language of all Arab states although it is not spoken as a mother tongue by any group of Arabs. As the language of the Qur'an, it is also considered to be sacred. For more than a century and a half, writers and institutions have been engaged in struggles to modernize Classical Arabic in order to render it into a language of contemporary life. What have been the achievements and failures of such attempts? Can Classical Arabic be sacred and contemporary at one and the same time? This book attempts to answer such questions through an interpretation of the role that language plays in shaping the relations between culture, politics, and religion in Egypt.
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  • Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475

  • Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300 -1475
    Medieval Grammar and Rhetoric: Language Arts and Literary Theory, AD 300-1475 contributes to two fields, the history of the language arts and the history of literary theory. It brings together essential sources in the disciplines of grammar and rhetoric w
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  • Martial Maneuvers: Fighting Principles and Tactics of the Internal Martial Arts

  • Martial Maneuvers: Fighting Principles and Tactics of the Internal Martial Arts
    In "Martial Maneuvers, "Phillip Starr demonstrates that while the internal martial arts-Taijiquan, Bagua Zhang, and Xingyi Quan-might be considered ineffective for practical self-defense, they in fact have a long history of combat use. Starr argues that most teachers and practitioners of the internal arts have forgotten their rich martial heritage, focusing instead on their applicability for health or spiritual practices. Starr returns to the roots of the three major internal arts, demonstrating the combative principles upon which they were originally based. "Martial Maneuvers "often takes a lighthearted and humorous approach to what can often be challenging material, and provides training routines in easy-to-understand language. Numerous photos demonstrate the step-by-step implementation of fighting techniques, teaching readers how to apply them to their own chosen martial disciplines. While designed primarily for the internal martial artist, the techniques demonstrated in "Martial Maneuvers "can also benefit and enrich the training of a student of any discipline, including karate and kung fu.
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  • Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 2

  • Spectrum Language Arts, Grade 2
    An understanding of language arts concepts is key to strong communication skillsthe foundation of success across disciplines. Spectrum Language Arts for grade 2 provides focused practice and creative activities to help your child master sentences, parts o
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  • Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices Across the Disciplines

  • Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices Across the Disciplines
    In order to succeed in school and beyond, students in grades 6-12 need to understand and use both academic language and discipline-specific vocabulary. This book describes effective practices for integrating vocabulary study with instruction in English language arts, history/social studies, and math and science, and for helping students become independent, motivated word learners. The expert authors present a wealth of specific teaching strategies, illustrated with classroom vignettes and student work samples. Connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are highlighted throughout; an extensive annotated list of print and electronic resources enhances the book's utility.
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  • Language, Communications and Culture

  • Sponsored by the International and Intercultural Communication Division of the Speech Communication Association, the goal of the International and Intercultural Communication Annual is to promote better understanding of the international and intercultural communication processes. The current volume considers the relationships between language, communication and culture. Sections deal with the critical issues related to language acquisition, context and cognition; present an array of perspectives in analyzing the role of language in comparative cross-cultural and communication settings; and examine the role of first and second language usage in intergroup communication contexts. Working in the disciplines of psychology, ling
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  • World Rock Art: The Primordial Language (Paperback)

  • World Rock Art: The Primordial Language (Paperback)
    This volume is a basic introduction to rock art studies. It marks the starting point of the new methodology for rock art analysis, based on typology and style, first developed by the author at the Centro Camuno di Studi Preistorici. This book demonstrates the beginnings of a new discipline, the systematic study of world rock art. This edition is a revised and updated version of Anarti's classic text, first published in English in 1993. Additions have been made and a major new category of rock art has been included.
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