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Text And Context In Functional Linguistics
Author: Mohsen Ghadessy
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 340
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This text aims to examine the nature of text and context, using theoretical models based in the framework of Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL).

Context And Culture In Language Teaching And Learning
Author: Michael Byram
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Release Date: 2003
Pages: 105
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The chapters in this book all address the significance of the relationship between the aims and methods of language teaching and the contexts in which it takes place. Some consider the implications for the ways in which we research language teaching; others present the results of research and development work.

Rethinking Context
Author: Alessandro Duranti
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1992-05-21
Pages: 363
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The past decade has seen a fundamental rethinking of the concept of context. Rather than functioning solely as a constraint on linguistic performance, context is now analyzed as a product of language use. Language and context are seen as interactively defined phenomena. The essays in this collection, written by many of the leading figures in the social sciences, critically reexamine the concept of context from a variety of different angles and propose new ways of thinking about it with reference to specific human activities such as face-to-face interaction, radio talk, medical diagnosis, political encounters and socialization practices. The editors have provided introductions to each essay as well as a general overview of the issues under debate.

Context And Consciousness
Author: Bonnie A. Nardi
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 1996
Pages: 400
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This work brings together a collection of 13 contributions that apply activity theory - a psychological theory with a naturalistic emphasis - to problems of human-computer interaction. It presents activity theory as a means of structuring and guiding field studies of human-computer interaction.

The Problem Of Context
Author: Roy Dilley
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 1999
Pages: 242
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The apparently simple notion that it is contextualization and invocation of context that give form to our interpretations raises important questions about context definition. Moreover, different disciplines involved in the elucidation and interpretation of meanings construe context indifferent ways. How do these ways differ? And what analytical strategies are adopted in order to suggest that the relevant context is "self-evident"? The notion of context has received less attention than is due such a central, key concept in social anthropology, as well as in other related disciplines. This collection of contributions from a group of leading social anthropologists and anthropological linguists addresses the question of how the idea of context is constructed, invoked, and deployed in the interpretations put forward by social anthropologists. The ethnographic focus embraces peoples from regions such as Bali, Europe, Malawi, and Zaire. Primarily theoretical in its aims, the work also draws on expertise from anthropological linguistics and philosophy in order to set the issue as much in a comparative disciplinary perspective as in a comparative cross-cultural one.

Text  Role And Context
Author: Ann M. Johns
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1997-06-13
Pages: 171
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This text explores fundamental issues relating to student literacies and instructor roles and practices within academic contexts. It offers a brief history of literacy theories and argues for "socioliterate" approaches to teaching and learning in which texts are viewed as primarily socially constructed. Central to socioliteracy, the concepts "genre" and "discourse community," are presented in detail. The author argues for roles for literacy practitioners in which they and their students conduct research and are involved in joint pedagogical endeavors. The final chapters are devoted to outlining how the views presented can be applied to a variety of classroom texts. Core curricular design principles are outlined, and three types of portfolio-based academic literacy classrooms are described.

Institutional Context Of Education Systems In Europe
Author: R.H. Hofman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2006-01-16
Pages: 199
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Based on empirical analysis using configuration theory and multi-dimensional scaling, this book provides insight into types of relationships that can be found between groups of countries with certain institutional context features, and into the quality and equity of their education system. In this volume, the authors take up the challenge of considering what a European ‘settlement’ might look like. In doing so, they take into account worldwide trends and the increasing evidence of convergence across educational systems. The outcomes of comparative analyses seem to suggest that strong education systems in terms of finance, governance and choice could be preferable. To a greater or lesser extent, therefore, all the systems of education currently in use in Europe face some common challenges. The way in which these challenges are addressed will determine the future of these systems. Key elements in the current debate that are considered in greater detail in this volume include changing views on (a) centre-local relations with signs of an increasing commitment to decentralisation as a guiding principle for developing school governance; (b) school autonomy which is now increasingly regarded as the engine-room for school improvement, especially in relation to sustaining it; and (c) the celebration of community and school choice as a means of securing higher levels of parental involvement. This volume will be of interest to researchers and practitioners working in education, educational research and sociology of education. It will also be of relevance to those interested in the comparison of various education systems and in governance, funding of education and school choice.

The Mind In Context
Author: Batja Mesquita
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2010-01-29
Pages: 371
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Most psychology research still assumes that mental processes are internal to the person, waiting to be expressed or activated. This compelling book illustrates that a new paradigm is forming in which contextual factors are considered central to the workings of the mind. Leading experts explore how psychological processes emerge from the transactions of individuals with their physical, social, and cultural environments. The volume showcases cutting-edge research on the contextual nature of such phenomena as gene expression, brain networks, the regulation of hormones, perception, cognition, personality, knowing, learning, and emotion.

Microeconomics In Context
Author: Goodwin
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
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Designed for one-semester use, this innovative, principles-level text takes a broad 'contextual' approach to economics - including serious consideration of ecological, feminist, and social concerns - while still including coverage of the standard microeconomic concepts and models. Unlike most microeconomics textbooks, which focus exclusively on markets and efficiency, this book starts with the question of human well-being and then examines how economic activities can contribute to, or detract from, well-being. It addresses such critical concerns as ecological sustainability, distributional equality, the quality of employment, and the adequacy of living standards.Like its companion volume, "Macroeconomics in Context," this text includes discussions of historical, institutional, political, and social factors that encourage students to engage with the subject matter. An Instructor's Resource Manual, Test Bank, and Student Study Guide are available on the authors' website for instructors who adopt the text.

Jane Austen In Context
Author: Jane Austen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2005-10-20
Pages: 467
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This collection of essays covering many aspects of Austen's life, works and historical context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the life and times of Jane Austen. Jane Austen in Context is a generously illustrated collection of short, lively contributions arranged alphabetically, and covering topics from biography to portraits and agriculture to transport. An essay on the reception of Austen's work is also included, showing how criticism of Austen has responded to literary movements and fashions. The volume emphasises the subtle interactions between Austen's life and times and her novels. This is a work of reference that readers and scholars of Austen will turn to again and again.

Outsourcing And Insourcing In An International Context
Author: Marc J. Schniederjans
Publisher: M.E. Sharpe
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 208
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Designed for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in production-operations management, management information systems, international business, and strategic management, this text focuses on concepts, processes, and methodologies for firms planning to undertake or currently involved in outsourcing-insourcing decisions. Outsourcing and Insourcing in an International Context is the only available text that includes coverage of the international risk factors associated with this strategy. The book presents a balanced view of the positive and negative aspects of outsourcing, and provides essential coverage of the fundamental techniques involved in any outsourcing-insourcing decision. In addition, it discusses the ethical ramifications of outsourcing for companies and governments around the world. Each chapter includes learning objectives, discussion questions, and sample problems. An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank are available to teachers who adopt the text.

Scripture In Context II
Author: William W. Hallo
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Release Date: 1983
Pages: 250
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"In the summers of 1978 and 1980, William W. Hallo directed two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars, both of which had the title: 'Biblical History in its Near Eastern Setting.' These seminars, conducted at Yale University, have now resulted in two related collections of essays. This second collection, Scripture in Context II, had its origins in the 1980 seminar. Both seminars investigated in chronological sequence the major phases of ancient Near Eastern history and focused on the history, literary traditions, and religion of ancient Israel within the context of her cultural environs. A major concern was to recognize and explore the implications of the way in which the native biblical and extra-biblical literary traditions rendered account of themselves. The methodology followed in the seminars and the resulting essays is the contextual approach. This approach to the study of biblical history, literature, and religion is concerned not only to discover illuminating and insightful parallels between biblical and extrabiblical sources, but also to note and recognize the implications of significant and important differences."--Jacket.

Grammar And Context
Author: Ann Hewings
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2005
Pages: 339
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Grammar and Context considers how grammatical choices influence and are influenced by the context in which communication takes place. This is the latest in a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the

Jesus In Context
Author: Bruce David Chilton
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date: 1997
Pages: 572
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"The Proclamation of Jesus" seeks to place Jesus in the context of first-century Palestinian Judaism. The essence of his preaching, the kingdom of God, and the place of purity in his teaching and activities are given careful consideration.

Mind In Context
Author: IBM Professor of Psychology and Education Robert J Sternberg, PhD
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1994-01-28
Pages: 245
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This book discusses the idea that our abilities are dependent on the interaction between our minds and the contexts in which they are found.

Recontextualizing Context
Author: Anita Fetzer
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
Release Date: 2004
Pages: 267
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In the humanities and social sciences, context is one of those terms which is frequently used and frequently referred to, but hardly made explicit. This book proposes a model for describing the multifaceted connectedness between language and language use, and between cognitive context, linguistic context, social context and sociocultural context and their underlying principles of well-formedness, grammaticality, acceptability and appropriateness. Combining a range of theoretical frameworks in linguistics, pragmatics, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and philosophy of language, Fetzer goes beyond the unilateral conception of speech and argues for a dialogue outlook on natural-language communication based on dialogue principles and dialogue categories. The most important ones are cooperation, joint production, micro and macro communicative intentions, micro and macro validity claims, co-suppositions, dialogue-common ground and communicative genre.

The Social Context Of Cognitive Development
Author: Mary Gauvain
Publisher: Guilford Press
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Pages: 249
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Traditional approaches to cognitive development can tell us a great deal about the internal processes involved in learning. Sociocultural perspectives, on the other hand, provide valuable insights into the influences on learning of relationship and cultural variables. This volume provides a much-needed bridge between these disparate bodies of research, examining the specific processes through which children internalize the lessons learned in social contexts. The book reviews current findings on four specific domains of cognitive development--attention, memory, problem solving, and planning. The course of intellectual growth in each domain is described, and social factors that support or constrain it are identified. The focus throughout is on how family, peer, and community factors influence not only what a child learns, but also how learning occurs. Supporting her arguments with solid empirical data, the author convincingly shows how attention to sociocultural factors can productively complement more traditional avenues of investigation.

Context
Author: Robert Stalnaker
Publisher: Context and Content
Release Date: 2014
Pages: 248
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Robert Stalnaker explores the contexts in which speech takes place, the ways we represent them, and the roles they play in explaining the interpretation and dynamics of speech. His central thesis is the autonomy of pragmatics: the independence of theory about structure and function of discourse from theory about mechanisms serving those functions.

Quality Of Context
Author: Kurt Rothermel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-09-23
Pages: 185
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Advances in sensor technology, wireless communication, and mobile devices lead to the proliferation of sensors in our physical environment. At the same time detailed digital models of buildings, towns, or even the globe become widely available. Integrating the huge amount of sensor data into spatial models results in highly dynamic models of the real world, often called context models. A wide range of applications can substantially bene't from context models. However, context data are inherently associated with uncertainty. In general, quality of context information has to be taken into account by both context management and applications. For example, the accuracy, completeness, and trustworthiness of spatial context information such as street or building data are very important for navigation and guidance systems. QuaCon 2009 was the ?rst international scienti?c meeting that speci?cally focused on the di?erent aspects of quality of context data. Research in context management and, in particular, context quality, requires an interdisciplinary approach. Therefore, the QuaCon workshop aimed to bring together researchers fromvarious?eldstodiscussapproachestocontextqualityandtomakeacons- idated contribution toward an integrated way of treating this topic. We received 19 high-quality paper submissions by researchers from Europe, USA, and Asia. TheInternationalProgramCommitteeselected11papersforpresentationatthe workshop. Additionally, ?ve invited contributions by internationally renowned expertsin the ?eldwereincludedinthe workshopprogram.Thepresentationsat the workshop showed many facets of quality of context from di?erent research ?elds including context data management, spatial models, context reasoning, privacy, and system frameworks. The lively discussions underlined the great - terestinthistopicandinparticularledtoadeeperunderstandingoftherelations between the various aspects of quality of context.

Employee Relations In Context
Author: David Farnham
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 455
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This volume analyses the issues surrounding employment today and explores the challenges that lie at the heart of the workplace. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated.