The study is unique in that the results provide clear evidence of both attitude change and high levels of linguistic awareness among the informants of social and geographical diversity within the English language. These findings are analyzed in detail in relation to the global spread of English as well as in terms of the pedagogical implications for the choice of linguistic model employed in English language classrooms both inside and outside Japan.
The issues examined are of particular interest to educators, researchers and students in the fields of applied linguistics, TESOL, second language acquisition, social psychology of language and sociolinguistics. The pedagogical and language policy implications of the findings obtained make essential reading for those with a specific focus on the role of the English language and English language teaching, both in Japan and beyond.
Come and discover God’s character and the hidden gems of Deuteronomy. God gave Moses a promise that would endure for a thousand generations – it’s applicable for all of us who weren’t there for his last sermon. It’s a message of God’s love and His faithfulness. It is written to transform us, to strengthen us and to give us hope. It’s a message of relevance that will draw others to our God.
As Hidden Gems helps you uncover these forgotten gems, it will bring a whole new perspective on the many promises given us in scripture. Your view of God will expand and you’ll see sin from a new perspective. You’ll want God to show you the sins in your life.
This seemingly small shift in your view of God will enable the Holy Spirit to create in your heart a renewed spirit of discovery, compassion and service. You’ll want to discover more of God’s promises, to share your own joyful journey of God’s faithfulness, and to experience a new excitement for service.
Part I is a stimulating, philosophical introduction to the key elements of history--evidence, narrative, and judgment--that explores how the study and concepts of history have evolved over the centuries.
Part II guides readers through the workshop of history. Unlocking the historian's toolbox, the chapters here describe the tricks of the trade, with concrete examples of how to do history. The tools include documents, primary and secondary sources, maps, arguments, bibliographies, chronologies, and many others. This section also covers professional ethics and controversial issues, such as plagiarism, historical hoaxes, and conspiracy theories.
Part III addresses the relevance of the study of history in today's fast-paced world. The chapters here will resonate with a new generation of readers: on everyday history, oral history, material culture, public history, event analysis, and historical research on the Internet. This Part also includes two new chapters for this edition. "GIS and CSI" examines the use of geographic information systems and the science of forensics in discovering and seeing the patterns of the past. "Too Much Information" treats the issue of information overload, glut, fatigue, and anxiety, while giving the reader meaningful signals that can benefit the study and craft of history.
A new epilogue for this edition argues for the persistence of history as a useful and critically important way to understand the world despite the information deluge.