Spreading the Word

Language and Dialect in America

Author: John H. McWhorter

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 83

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In Spreading the Word, linguist John McWhorter proves that nonstandard dialects are not bastardizations of Standard English, but alternate variations upon the basic plan of English, of which the Standard is but one.

Spreading the Word

Groundings in the Philosophy of Language

Author: Simon Blackburn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019824651X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to many central aspects of the philosophy of language, among them representation, rule following, convention, intention and thought, realism, and particularly the substantial issues in the philosophy of truth and reference.

Spreading the Word

Poetry and the Survival of Community in America

Author: Ross Talarico

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822315896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

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In 1985 poet Ross Talarico began a grassroots program in creative expression in Rochester, New York. As the program came together, so did the community—young and old, poor and privileged, even those who could not read or write but wanted to tell their stories. This book is a testimony to the poetry that experience produced. An exhilarating account of a successful experiment in promoting community self-expression, Spreading the Word interweaves the participants’ stories with Talarico’s own life, his struggle as a poet, and the drama of his workshops. The book will be both a resource and an inspiration for teachers of writing, writers, and those who simply wish to learn to write. Drawing on his workshops in Rochester, Talarico describes a unique approach for eliciting poetry from people of many ages and backgrounds—particularly underpriviledged urban kids and the elderly. The process—from dialogue to self-expression to publication to public event—illuminates the urgency and meaning of releasing the spirit captured in each man and woman and child’s experience. "Some people say that Ross Talarico has done the impossible," the Today Show remarked of his success in Rochester; and with this book Talarico offers the same opportunity to others. Teachers, community leaders, parents, and children will be able to follow his practical, hands-on approach to encouraging self-expression in diverse, even unlikely, settings. They will see here how poetry is indeed relevant, ever more crucial to our identity as the culture evolves—how it is, finally, the place where the inarticulate can come to speak for themselves.

Spreading the Word

A History of Information in the California Gold Rush

Author: Richard Thomas Stillson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803243251

Category: History

Page: 274

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A study of the ways in which Americans from the east, who traveled to the "gold country" of California in 18491851, obtained and used information.

Spreading the Word

Editors on Poetry

Author: Stephen Corey,Warren Slesinger

Publisher: Bench Press (OR)


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Essays. Poetics. Compiled by Stephen Corey and Warren Slesinger. In these essays, the editors of twenty literary magazines discuss the philosophy and practice of selecting poems. Written especially for this collection, each of the essays combines practical information with insightful commentary on the nature of writing and editing and contains an exemplary poem by a contemporary poet. Of interest to those who consider sending out their poems for publication as well as students, teachers, and poets in search of a reliable source of information for creative writing courses. Editors from the following magazines contributed to the revised edition: Alaska Quarterly Review, The American Poetry Review, The Arttioch Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Carolina Quarterly, Chelsea, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, Hiram Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Laurel Review, Lesbian Review, Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, Many Mountains Moving, New Letters,

Spreading the Word

The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: Peter J. Wosh

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501711458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Civil war, the completion of transcontinental railroads, rapid urbanization and industrialization, the rise of managerial capitalism, and new entanglements abroad rent the fabric of life in nineteenth-century America. Through all the turmoil, the American Bible Society thrived. This engaging book tells how a modest antebellum reform agency responded to cataclysmic social change and grew to be a nonprofit corporate bureaucracy that managed, among other projects, what was one of the largest publishing houses in the United States.

Spreading the Word - Steps to Faith

A multi-lingual basic course in Christian faith

Author: W. Goss

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3752860715

Category: Religion

Page: 52

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"SPREADING THE WORD - Steps to Faith" is a multi-lingual basic course in Christian faith which is mainly used in working with immigrants and refugees. In ten lessons it explains the fundamental principles of Christian faith in a simple, understandable and demonstrative manner. Since 2014 the course has been systematically further developed and optimized, particularly for use in catechesis among Persians. The course is currently being used in diverse cultures and many countries. Though the headings and bible verses provide a basic preset structure, the course remains flexible in that it can be presented in different ways, depending on the situation and cultural requirements of the diverse target groups, including both individuals and groups. "SPREADING THE WORD - Steps to Faith" offers suggestions, inspiration and a creative way to pass on the Good News. For the course participants a booklet and an e-book are available in the following languages: Farsi / Persian, Turkish, Arabic, Russian, English and German. Also, the free app WEITERSAGEN 2017 is available in all six languages. This is Volume 5 - the participants booklet in English.

Spreading the Word Further

Guidelines for Disseminating Development Research

Author: Julie Fisher

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 1843800470

Category: Social sciences

Page: 58

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Getting research findings out to those who stand to benefit from them is now widely recognised as a crucial aspect of any research project. This book is a product of the second phase of a DFID-funded KaR project that is aimed at increasing the impact of research through improved dissemination of the research process and findings. It develops the ideas from phase one of the project ' Spreading the Word: Practical Guidelines for Research Dissemination Strategies'.

Spreading the Word

Practical Guidelines for Research Dissemination Strategies : Interim Findings

Author: Darren Saywell,Andrew Cotton

Publisher: WEDC, Loughborough University

ISBN: 0906055636

Category: Diffusion of innovations

Page: 76

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This document reviews the interim findings from Phase 1 of a Department for International Development (DFID) funded project (R7127) concerning the development of practical guidelines for research dissemination strategies. Results from a review of literature, case study analysis and interviews with key informants are discussed. The purpose of Phase 1 is to understand current thinking and approaches to dissemination of research as adopted by sector based agencies both in the UK and internationally. This facilitates an initial analysis of common dissemination strategies used, problems and constraints experienced, and factors that aid effective dissemination. This in turn is used to provide tentative guidance for research contractors and DFID alike for dissemination of projects.

Spreading the Word

The Welsh Language 2001

Author: John Aitchison,Harold Carter

Publisher: Y Lolfa

ISBN: 9780862437145

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 1866


The Welsh language and the 2001 census - an analysis of the state of the Welsh language at a crucial turning point in its long history.

Spreading the Word

The Issue of Diffusion Among the Atlantic Creoles

Author: Magnus Huber,Mikael Parkvall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 325

View: 2943


Spread the Word

Reclaiming the Apostolic Tradition of Evangelism

Author: Michael Keiser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936270095

Category: Religion

Page: 219

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With his characteristic straightforward and humorous style, Fr. Michael Keiser covers the history of Orthodox evangelism, the rationale and the methods for continuing this tradition in our contemporary Western post-Christian society.

Joyfully Spreading the Word

Sharing the Good News of Jesus

Author: Kathleen Nielson,Gloria Furman

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433559463

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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You can be a part of the spread of the gospel in the world. Here are theological reflections and real stories from women from across the world who are eagerly sharing the good news of Jesus wherever God has placed them—showing us just how possible it is to follow Jesus’s call to evangelism in our ordinary, everyday lives.

Spread the Word

12 Christian Leaders on Church Growth

Author: Rebecca Van Noord,Jessi Strong,John D. Barry

Publisher: Lexham Press

ISBN: 1577995996

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Why do some churches grow while other churches falter? How can the church meet the changing needs of diverse communities? Get advice from Christian leaders—including Francis Chan, David Platt, Paul David Tripp, and many more! This hand-curated collection of feature stories, originally published in Bible Study Magazine, speaks to our role in advancing God’s plan for his people. Learn how you can take part in spreading the gospel around the world. Featuring: Tim Challies Francis Chan Tony Evans Craig Groeschel Bill Hybels Tim Keller Eric Mason John Piper David Platt Chuck Smith Ed Stetzer Paul David Tripp

Spreading the word

the library work of the British Council

Author: Douglas Coombs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780720119558

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Spread the word

How much are you willing to sacrifice for your love?

Author: Stefan Isaiah

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 3844256253

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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The author tells his story which happened from October 2012 till February 2013. He is online on Skype and meets the woman of his dreams. Both feel immediately a deep connection (soul mates), and share the same belief as Christians. They are chatting and mailing daily, and after some weeks of falling in love she asks him for some help and support, and in full belief and blind in love he almost sacrifices his life. How he survives, how their relationship changes, and how his belief in God helps him through; that's what the story is about.

Spreading the Word

How a "Johnny Appleseed" from the Heartland Spread American Books Across Three Continents

Author: Karl Zimmer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781453878620

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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A memoir by a pioneer in international publishing sales describing his years of selling American books throughout Cold War Europe (both sides of the Iron Curtain) and the African continent. A history of the exciting era of American book publishing that no longer exisits.

Acts of the Apostles

Spreading the Word

Author: Lawrence R. Farley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936270620

Category: Bible

Page: 346

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Fr. Lawrence Farley explores the Acts of the Apostles as St. Luke's sequel to his Gospel--an apology for the Christian Faith as the fulfillment of Judaism, a gospel for all peoples, and a faith that poses no threat to Roman government or society. It's also the greatest adventure story of all time.About the Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series: This commentary was written for your grandmother and for your plumber. That is, it was written for the average layperson, for the nonprofessional who feels a bit intimidated by the presence of copious footnotes, long bibliographies, and all those other things which so enrich the lives of academics. Working from a literal translation of the original Greek, this commentary examines the text section by section, explaining its meaning in everyday language. Written from an Orthodox and patristic perspective, it maintains a balance between the devotional and the exegetical, feeding both the heart and the mind.