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Conceptual Structures at Work

Conceptual Structures at Work

Author: Karl Erich Wolff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540223924

Category: Computers

Page: 412

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2004, held in Huntsville, AL, USA in July 2004. The 21 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers are organized in topical sections on data and conceptual structures, concept lattices and concept graphs, conceptual frameworks for applications, and reasoning with conceptual structures.

Language at Work

Language at Work

Author: Helen de Silva Joyce

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443888424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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Over recent decades, linguists have used various theoretical frameworks to investigate the language of the workplace and public institutions, and this work continues to expand into new social contexts. This linguistic research has been used for various applied purposes, including the need to improve communication within organisations and with external clients, customers and patients, and to develop communication and language training programs. Language at Work: Analysing Language Use in Work, Education, Medical and Museum Contexts outlines recent linguistic research in a cross-section of institutions – museums, schools, universities, defence, non-government organisations, universities, hospitals and corporations, as well as Asian-based call centres. The chapters will be of interest to students and scholars of linguistics, language teachers, museum curators, trainers, and educators, in addition to the general reader interested in organisational communication.

Language in Business, Language at Work

Language in Business, Language at Work

Author: Erika Darics

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781349938087

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

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Packed with contemporary examples from the business world, this is an exciting and engaging text which explains how language works in business, how to analyse it and how to use it in an informed and creative way. The book is split into three parts, which look at business communication from corporate, management and employee perspectives. Wide-ranging in nature, it explores a variety of topics ranging from stakeholder communication and brand narratives to managing conflict and self-branding. Each chapter contains ample opportunity for readers to put new skills into practice, while case studies act as springboards for further discussion. This is essential reading for students of both language and business-related disciplines, both during and beyond their studies. It is also an indispensable resource for teachers of business communication.

The Politics of Language

The Politics of Language

Author: Carol L. Schmid

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198031505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Important aspects of the history of language in the United States remain shrouded in myth and legend. The notion of "one nation, one language" is part of the idealized history of the United States, although in its short history it has probably been host to more bilingual people than any other country in the world. Language is more than a means of communication. It brings into play an entire range of experiences and attitudes toward life. Furthermore, language is a potent symbolic issue because it links power and political claims of ownership with psychological demands for group worth. How people belonging to different language and cultural communities live together in the same political community and how political and structural tensions arise to divide them along language lines, are questions addressed in The Politics of Language. This book analyzes the historical background and recent controversy over language in the United States and compares it to two official multilingual societies: Canada and Switzerland. It's accessibility as a survey of this topic makes it ideal for courses in linguistics, political science, and sociology.

Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health E-Book

Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health E-Book

Author: Wendy Bryant

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780702077463

Category: Medical

Page: 516

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Promoting and maintaining mental health continues to be a key challenge in the world today. Creek's Occupational Therapy and Mental Health is essential reading for students and practitioners across a wide range of health professions, capturing contemporary practice in mental health settings. Now fully updated in its sixth edition, it retains the clarity and scholarship associated with the renowned occupational therapist Jennifer Creek while delivering new knowledge in a fresh perspective. Here readers can find everything they need on mental health for learning, practice, and continuing professional development. Complex topics are presented in an accessible and concise style without being oversimplified, aided by summaries, case studies, and questions that prompt critical reflection. The text has been carefully authored and edited by expert international educators and practitioners of occupational therapy, as well as a diverse range of other backgrounds. Service users have also co-authored chapters and commentaries. Evidence-based links between theory and practice are reinforced throughout. This popular title will be an indispensable staple that OTs will keep and refer to time and again. Relevant to practice - outlines a variety of therapeutic interventions and discusses the implications of a wide range of contexts New chapters on eating disorders, cognitive/learning-based approaches and being a therapist Extended service user commentaries Expanded scope to accommodate diverse psychosocial perspectives and culturally-sensitive practices New questions for readers in every chapter Key reading and reference lists to encourage and facilitate in-depth study

Reasoning and Language at Work

Reasoning and Language at Work

Author: Enric Trillas

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030860882

Category: Artificial intelligence

Page: 120

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This book furthers the historical and technical debate by looking at reasoning as the action of language when it is devoted to explaining or foretelling, based on the authors centennial combined experience in fuzzy logic. A simple logical model mixing abductions and deductions is introduced in order to attain speculations, conjectures that may be responsible for induction, and creativity in reasoning. A central point and a dire hypothesis of the book are that such process can be implemented by computation and as such can lead to a new approach to automatic thinking and reasoning. On top of the technical approach, the relationship between reasoning and thinking is also analyzed trying to establish links with notions and concepts of thinkers from the European Middle Age to the current days. This book is recommended to young researchers that are interested in either the scientific or philosophical aspects of computational thinking, and can further the debate between the two approaches.

Narrative and Consciousness

Narrative and Consciousness

Author: Gary D. Fireman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195349894

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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We define our conscious experience by constructing narratives about ourselves and the people with whom we interact. Narrative pervades our lives--conscious experience is not merely linked to the number and variety of personal stories we construct with each other within a cultural frame, but is subsumed by them. The claim, however, that narrative constructions are essential to conscious experience is not useful or informative unless we can also begin to provide a distinct, organized, and empirically consistent explanation for narrative in relation to consciousness. Understanding the role of narrative in determining individual and collective consciousness has been elusive from within traditional academic frameworks. This volume argues that addressing so broad and complex a problem requires an examination from outside our insular disciplinary framework. Such an open examination would be informed by the inquiries and approaches of multiple disciplines. Recognition of the different approaches to examining personal stories will allow for the coordination of how narrative seems (its phenomenology), with what mental labor it does (its psychology), and how it is realized (its neurobiology). Only by overcoming the boundaries erected by multiple theoretical and discursive traditions can we begin to comprehend the nature and function of narrative in consciousness. Narrative and Consciousness brings together essays by exceptional scholars and scientists in the disciplines of literary theory, psychology, and neuroscience to examine how stories are constructed, how stories structure lived experience, and how stories are rooted in material reality (the human body). The specific topics addressed include narrative in the development of conscious awareness; autobiographical narrative, fiction and the construction of self; trauma and narrative disruptions; narrative, memory and identity; and the physiological and neural substrate of narrative. It is the editors' hope that the multidisciplinary nature of this collection will challenge the reader to move beyond disciplinary confines and toward a coherent interdisciplinary dialogue.

Thinking and Literacy

Thinking and Literacy

Author: Carolyn N. Hedley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135447090

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This volume explores higher level, critical, and creative thinking, as well as reflective decision making and problem solving -- what teachers should emphasize when teaching literacy across the curriculum. Focusing on how to encourage learners to become independent thinking, learning, and communicating participants in home, school, and community environments, this book is concerned with integrated learning in a curriculum of inclusion. It emphasizes how to provide a curriculum for students where they are socially interactive, personally reflective, and academically informed. Contributors are authorities on such topics as cognition and learning, classroom climates, knowledge bases of the curriculum, the use of technology, strategic reading and learning, imagery and analogy as a source of creative thinking, the nature of motivation, the affective domain in learning, cognitive apprenticeships, conceptual development across the disciplines, thinking through the use of literature, the impact of the media on thinking, the nature of the new classroom, developing the ability to read words, the bilingual, multicultural learner, crosscultural literacy, and reaching the special learner. The applications of higher level thought to classroom contexts and materials are provided, so that experienced teacher educators, and psychologists are able to implement some of the abstractions that are frequently dealt with in texts on cognition. Theoretical constructs are grounded in educational experience, giving the volume a practical dimension. Finally, appropriate concerns regarding the new media, hypertext, bilingualism, and multiculturalism as they reflect variation in cognitive experience within the contexts of learning are presented.

Playing to Strength: Leveraging Gender at Work

Playing to Strength: Leveraging Gender at Work

Author: Alice Adams

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313366420

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 185

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This book offers a new approach for helping managers and organizations make better, more productive use of both men and women at work—an approach based on what they have in common, not on what some think divides them. • Appendices include a case study of gender in the corporate world, a sample gender inclusion plan, and experiential accounts of gender dynamics in the workplace

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law

The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law

Author: Peter Cane

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198799986

Category: Law

Page: 1169

View: 297

In this Handbook, distinguished experts in the field of administrative law discuss a wide range of issues from a comparative perspective. The book covers the historical beginnings of comparative administrative law scholarship, and discusses important methodological issues and basic concepts such as administrative power and accountability.

Adam Smith’s System

Adam Smith’s System

Author: Andreas Ortmann

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030997045

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

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Inspired by his lectures on rhetoric and by game theory, this book provides a new interpretation of Adam Smith’s system of thought. It highlights its coherence through the identification of three reasoning routines and a meta-reasoning routine throughout his work on languages, rhetoric, moral sentiments, self-command, and the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. The identification of these reasoning routines allows the authors to uncover a hitherto poorly understood deep structure of Smith’s work and to explain its main characteristics. How these routines emerged in Smith’s early research on the principles of the human mind is also traced. This book sheds new light on Adam Smith and his work, highlighting his sophisticated understanding of strategic interaction in all things rhetorical, moral, and economic. It will be relevant to students and researchers interested in the history of ideas, the history of economic thought, game theory, Enlightenment studies, and rhetoric.