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Lectures on Language by William Stevens Balch

Lectures on language

Lectures on Language by WILLIAM STEVENS BALCH As particularly connected with English Grammar Originally published in 1838 by B. Cranston & Co., USA. William Stevens Balch (13 April 1806 – 25 December 1887) was an ordained Universalist preacher, politician, teacher, and historian. He was a prolific writer. His two well-known linguistics oriented texts are Inductive Grammar, Designed for Beginners […]

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Language by Edward Sapir

Language by Edward Sapir

Language by EDWARD SAPIR An Introduction to the Study of Speech Originally published in 1921 by Harcourt Brace (New York, USA) [Photograph by Florence M. Hendershot, Chicago, Ill.] Edward Sapir (26 Jan 1884 – 4 Feb 1939) was an American linguist and anthropologist. He was noted for his research into the relationship between culture and language – a […]

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Systems Approach

systems approach masthead

ABSTRACT A systems approach to investigating what happens when things go wrong puts the emphasis on changing the system and not blaming, punishing and removing individuals. This article introduces Root Cause Analysis as a means of investigating problems in organizations. Group behavior One means of understanding why individuals perform particular behaviors is to apply the  […]

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SMART Objectives

SMART objectives

ABSTRACT Written objectives should be specific, measureable, action-oriented, realistic and time-limited. When formatted in this way they are known as SMART objectives. In addition, the inclusion of a Key Result Area increases their precision by stating the end result of achieving the objective. Be SMART! Remember that all your objectives should be SMART, i.e. Specific […]

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Processes, Participants and Circumstances Exercise

processes participants and circumstances exercise

Task Analyse the following utterances/sentences into processes, participants and processes. See the article What Do We Talk About? for information regarding these functional groups. Before you begin, here is a reminder: Processes are the happenings or states of affairs represented in a clause. They are realised by verb phrases (e.g. went, started crying, will be […]

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