I Think I Am a Verb

Author: Thomas A. Sebeok
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781489934901
Release Date: 2013-11-11
Genre: Psychology

My writing career has been, at least in this one respect, idiosyncratic: it had to mark and chart, step by step, its own peculiar champaign. My earliest papers, beginning in 1942, were technical articles in this or that domain of Uralic linguistics, ethnography, and folklore, with a sprinkling of contributions to North and South American linguistics. In 1954, my name became fecklessly associated with psycholinguistics, then, successively, with explorations in my thology, religious studies, and stylistic problems. It now takes special effort for me to even revive the circumstances under which I came to publish, in 1955, a hefty tome on the supernatural, another, in 1958, on games, and yet another, in 1961, utilizing a computer for extensive sorting of literary information. By 1962, I had edged my way into animal communication studies. Two years after that, I first whiffled through what Gavin Ewart evocatively called "the tulgey wood of semiotics." In 1966, I published three books which tem porarily bluffed some of my friends into conjecturing that I was about to meta morphose into a historiographer of linguistics. The topmost layer in my scholarly stratification dates from 1976, when I started to compile what eventually became my "semiotic tetralogy," of which this volume may supposably be the last. In the language of "Jabberwocky," the word "tulgey" is said to connote variability and evasiveness. This notwithstanding, the allusion seems to me apt.

I Seem to Be a Verb

Author: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Gingko Press
ISBN: 1584235950
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Buckminster Fullers explorations as an architect, engineer, philosopher and futurist are extended into experimental book form through his collaboration with producer Jerome Agel and designer Quentin Fiore. I Seem to Be A Verbs utopian plans, clever insights and light-hearted musings rub elbows with revelatory and often jolting reminders that we are in motion, full of impulsive nerves, flowing blood and constant thought. This fun and challenging book is packed with images, dense layouts and narratives reading both front to back and in reverse. All this to remind us that we are verbs, not nouns! Buckminster Fuller was awarded 25 patents, invented the geodesic dome, the dymaxion car and was expelled from Harvard twice. I Seem to Be a Verb was originally published in 1970. I am convinced that creativity is a priori to the integrity of the universe and that life is regenerative and conformity meaningless. R. Buckminster Fuller.

How to Say It Be Indispensable at Work

Author: Jack Griffin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101479001
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Take control of your job, get noticed, and get ahead-no matter what's happening in the job market. Times are tough. There's no denying that. Most of us feel lucky enough just to have a job, let alone hope for a promotion. But who says a rough economy has to hold you back? How to Say It: Be Indispensable at Work will help you be the one who gets ahead when others are just getting by. Jack Griffin shows you how to make yourself irreplaceable and indispensable in your workplace and in your industry. You'll learn how to demonstrate your value and potential to your boss, coworkers, and staff--as well as to prospective employers. This book will help you work wisely and well in any economy so you can build your career, your future, and your personal brand. You'll discover how to: Assess the state of your workplace, company, and industry. Take a frank inventory of your skills and competencies and sell them effectively. Master a set of simple formulas for building valuable connections in your workplace. Demonstrate that your organization cannot possibly manage without you. Get the best from everyone and give your best in return. Avoid pitfalls that can hold you back, get you canned, and cripple your future. Get best-case outcomes from worst-case scenarios.

Semiotics Unbounded

Author: Susan Petrilli
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442659070
Release Date: 2005-12-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

The more human knowledge increases, the more signs grow and, with this expansion, the more the boundaries of the science that studies signs also grows. In Semiotics Unbounded, Susan Petrilli and Augusto Ponzio explain the explosion of the sign network in the era of global communication and discuss the important theoretical responses offered by semiotics. Providing a much-needed introductory guide to the subject, Petrilli and Ponzio explore the ever-growing frontiers of semiotics through the thought of prominent sign scholars such as Charles Peirce, Victoria Welby, Mikhail Bakhtin, Charles Morris, and Thomas Sebeok. In an era of global communication, a global approach is necessary, and what may seem to be the whole, is only a part – a view being at once globalizing and open. Each and every sign is never self-sufficient and closed but exists always in a relation of otherness. This is true of the signs forming animals and human beings, individuals and communities, and involves the implication of all living beings in the life of all others. Semiotics Unbounded offers a new and original survey of the science of signs, evaluating it in relation to the problems of our time, not only of a scientific order, but also the problems concerning everyday social life.

The Sportswriter

Author: Richard Ford
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307763709
Release Date: 2010-11-10
Genre: Fiction

As a sportswriter, Frank Bascombe makes his living studying people--men, mostly--who live entirely within themselves. This is a condition that Frank himself aspires to. But at thirty-eight, he suffers from incurable dreaminess, occasional pounding of the heart, and the not-too-distant losses of a career, a son, and a marriage. In the course of the Easter week in which Ford's moving novel transpires, Bascombe will end up losing the remnants of his familiar life, though with his spirits soaring. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

Author: Jane Straus
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118790328
Release Date: 2014-01-22
Genre: Education

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.

Meaning and the English Verb

Author: Geoffrey N. Leech
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317867951
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Every language has its peculiar problems of meaning for the foreign learner. In the English language, some of the biggest yet most fascinating problems are concentrated in the area of the finite verb phrase: in particular, tense, aspect, mood and modality. Meaning and the English Verb describes these fields in detail for teachers and advanced students of English as a foreign or second language. This new third edition uses up-to-date examples to show differences and similarities between American and British english, reflecting a great deal of recent research in this area. It also takes account of the subtle changes which are taking place in the language today. In print for over 30 years, Meaning and the English Verb has established itself as a recognised authority on the meaning and use of verb constructions in English. This updated third edition will ensure that it remains an invaluable text for teachers and students of English worldwide.

What Is a Verb

Author: Jennifer Fandel
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 9781620651285
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

"Full-color photographs and simple text provide a brief introduction to verbs as parts of speech"--

Life Is a Verb

Author: Patti Digh
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762785100
Release Date: 2008-08-26
Genre: Self-Help

In October 2003, Patti Digh's stepfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. He died 37 days later. The timeframe made an impression on her. What emerged was a commitment to ask herself every morning: What would I be doing today if I had only 37 days left to live? The answers changed her life and led to this new kind of book. Part meditation, part how-to guide, part memoir, Life is a Verb is all heart. Within these pages—enhanced by original artwork and wide, inviting margins ready to be written in—Digh identifies six core practices to jump-start a meaningful life: Say Yes, Trust Yourself, Slow Down, Be Generous, Speak Up, and Love More. Within this framework she supplies 37 edgy, funny, and literary life stories, each followed by a “do it now” 10-minute exercise as well as a practice to try for 37 days—and perhaps the rest of your life.

The Verb Phrase in English

Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139619653
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The chapters in this volume feature new and groundbreaking research carried out by leading scholars and promising young researchers from around the world on recent changes in the English verb phrase. Drawing on authentic corpus data, the papers consider both spoken and written English in several genres. Each contribution pays particular attention to the methodologies used for investigating short-term patterns of change in English, with detailed discussions of controversies in this area. This cutting-edge collection is essential reading for historians of the English language, syntacticians and corpus linguists.

A Call to America

Author: Bryan Curtis
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 9781418572037
Release Date: 2002-08-13
Genre: Reference

A Call to America is a collection of more than 2,000 inspirational quotations from the 43 Presidents of the United States on topics such as courage, freedom, excellence, the American people, and more. In good times and bad, it is the President of the United States of America that many people turn to for inspiration and comfort. Many of these quotations have come to represent how America defines itself. "Ask not what your country can do for you - Ask what you can do for your country." - John F. Kennedy "The integrity of our country and the stability of our government mainly depend... on the loyalty, virtue, patriotism, and intelligence of the American people." - Abraham Lincoln An excellent reference tool and a wonderful gift, A Call to America gives proper respect to the words of these great men. Organized by president and extensively indexed, this book will appeal to Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike.