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Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, And Prior Knowledge, Harriet Bowden, Christina Sanz, C Stafford Oct 2005

Individual Differences: Age, Sex, Working Memory, And Prior Knowledge, Harriet Bowden, Christina Sanz, C Stafford

Harriet Wood Bowden

Winner of the 2006 Kenneth W. Mildenberger Award from the Modern Language Association How do people learn nonnative languages? Is there one part or function of our brains solely dedicated to language processing, or do we apply our general information-processing abilities when learning a new language? In this book, an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars and researchers presents an overview of the latter approach to adult second language acquisition and brings together, for the first time, a comprehensive picture of the latest research on this subject.

Clearly organized into four distinct but integrated parts, Mind and Context in Adult Second Language ...


Review Of Catharine A. Mackinnon, Women’S Lives, Men’S Laws, Rose Corrigan Jul 2005

Review Of Catharine A. Mackinnon, Women’S Lives, Men’S Laws, Rose Corrigan

Rose Corrigan

No abstract provided.


On The Sources Of Islamic Law And Practices, Ahmed Souaiaia Jul 2005

On The Sources Of Islamic Law And Practices, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

No abstract provided.


Wendy And The Lost Boys On The Lawrence Switcher, Linda Niemann Mar 2005

Wendy And The Lost Boys On The Lawrence Switcher, Linda Niemann

Linda G. Niemann

Recounts an experience as a switchman in Southern Pacific. Duties and responsibilities as a switchman; Career opportunities provided by the job; Lessons learned from railroad jobs.


Sacred Visions Of Law, Robert Tsai Feb 2005

Sacred Visions Of Law, Robert Tsai

Robert L Tsai

Around the time of the Bicentennial Celebration of the U.S. Constitution’s framing, Sanford Levinson called upon Americans to renew our “constitutional faith.” This Article answers the call by explicating the ways in which two landmark constitutional law decisions—Marbury v. Madison and Brown v. Board of Education—have been used by jurists over the years to tend the American community of faith. Blending constitutional theory and the study of religious form, the Article argues that the legal symbols have become increasingly linked in the legal imagination even as they have come to signify very different sacred visions of ...


"Why Privatizing Social Security Is A Terrible Idea", Max Skidmore Feb 2005

"Why Privatizing Social Security Is A Terrible Idea", Max Skidmore

Max J. Skidmore

No abstract provided.


Disjunction In Free Choice And Polarity In Malagasy, Ileana Paul Dec 2004

Disjunction In Free Choice And Polarity In Malagasy, Ileana Paul

Ileana Paul

No abstract provided.


“It’S Like A Story”: Rhetorical Knowledge Development In Advanced Academic Literacy, Christine Tardy Dec 2004

“It’S Like A Story”: Rhetorical Knowledge Development In Advanced Academic Literacy, Christine Tardy

Christine M. Tardy

In the academic ranks of schooling, writing tasks move gradually from a focus on the transmission of knowledge to the transformation of knowledge. As a more complex writing task, knowledge-transforming requires writers to engage in the rhetorical act of persuading readers of their work's value, significance, and credibility. At the postgraduate level, writers may be wrestling with these issues for the first time, often discovering this more occluded rhetorical dimension only after they have become somewhat more comfortable with issues of generic form or subject-matter content. This paper explores the nature and role of rhetorical knowledge in advanced academic ...


A Fall Fur-Hunt From Maine To New Brunswick, Canada – The 1858 Journal Of Manly Hardy, William Krohn Dec 2004

A Fall Fur-Hunt From Maine To New Brunswick, Canada – The 1858 Journal Of Manly Hardy, William Krohn

William B. Krohn

This paper supplements Krohn’s book about Many Hardy. In addition to publishing Hardy’s 1858 diary, a descriptive list of all Hardy diaries on file at Special Collections, Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine is presented.


The Life And Writings Of Manly Hardy (1832-1910): Fur Buyer, Hunter, And Naturalist, William Krohn Dec 2004

The Life And Writings Of Manly Hardy (1832-1910): Fur Buyer, Hunter, And Naturalist, William Krohn

William B. Krohn

Manly Hardy was a nineteenth century businessman from Brewer, Maine. Like his father, Hardy owned and worked farmlands and woodlots, and two wharfs along the Penobscot River. The Hardys’ primary source of income was as dealers in animal hides and raw furs. The father of Maine historian Fannie Hardy Eckstorm, Hardy hunted and traveled along the Down East Coast early in his life and throughout his life took trips to the forests of eastern, central, and northern Maine. This book is intended for folklorists, historians, biologists, hunters, trappers, and others interested in northern New England’s outdoor heritage. Although out ...


The Religion-State Relationship And The Right To Freedom Of Religion Or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis Of The Constitutions Of Predominantly Muslim Countries, Tad Stahnke, Robert Blitt Dec 2004

The Religion-State Relationship And The Right To Freedom Of Religion Or Belief: A Comparative Textual Analysis Of The Constitutions Of Predominantly Muslim Countries, Tad Stahnke, Robert Blitt

Robert C. Blitt

This study analyzes the constitutional provisions in 44 predominantly Muslim countries addressing the relationship between religion and the state, freedom of religion or belief, and other related human rights as measured against recognized international human rights standards. The geographic diversity of the Muslim world mirrors a central finding of the study, that predominantly Muslim countries encompass a variety of constitutional arrangements - ranging from Islamic republics with Islam as the official state religion, to secular states with strict separation of religion and state. Key findings of the survey include: More than half of the world's Muslim population (estimated at over ...


The Ethnographic I And Intimate Journalism, Carolyn Ellis Dec 2004

The Ethnographic I And Intimate Journalism, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

As a sociology and communication ethnographer, I specialize in writing autoethnographies-ethnographies that focus on personal and emotional life. In this paper, originally prepared for the China Communication Forum of 2004, I introduce and demonstrate an autoethnographic perspective to doing social science research. Additionally, I discuss the relationship of ethnography to American journalism, in particular, intimate journalism, which tries to evoke the everyday, intimate lives of people and make emotional connections among the reader, writer, and story told.


The Fate Of Confucianism As A Religion In Socialist China: Controversies And Paradoxes, Anna Sun Dec 2004

The Fate Of Confucianism As A Religion In Socialist China: Controversies And Paradoxes, Anna Sun

Anna Sun

No abstract provided.


Race, Ethnicity, And Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers (J. Nagel, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), Amanda Swygart-Hobaugh Dec 2004

Race, Ethnicity, And Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers (J. Nagel, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003), Amanda Swygart-Hobaugh

Amanda "Mandy" J. Swygart-Hobaugh

No abstract provided.


Postcolonial Conservatory Camellias, K. Valentine Cadieux Dec 2004

Postcolonial Conservatory Camellias, K. Valentine Cadieux

K. Valentine Cadieux

Poem in You Are Here, The Journal of Creative Geography, 7: 15