Eine deutsch-englische Abenteuerstory: Von einer Minute auf die andere findet sich Lukas zusammen mit einem unbekannten Jungen allein auf einem stillgelegten Londoner U-Bahnhof wieder. Die beiden suchen nach einem Ausgang aus den weit verzweigten Tunnels des Londoner Untergrunds. Hier geht es nicht um Grammatik pauken und ewig lange Vokabellisten. Hier geht es um Abenteuer und Thriller! Eine Abenteuerstory in der Sprachkombi Englisch und Deutsch aus der Reihe „Boy Zone": spannende Storys von Jugendbuchautoren geschrieben auf Deutsch erzählte Geschichten mit englischen Dialogen kurze Kapitel für den schnellen Erfolg keine langen Vokabellisten, sondern kleine Übersetzungsboxen, wenn mal ein unbekanntes Wort auftaucht Erfahren Sie mehr über unsere zweisprachigen Lektüren!
Das Buch zeigt Führungskräften auf, wo sie ihre persönlichen "Gaps" im Arbeitsalltag entdecken und Veränderungsstrategien entwickeln können, mit denen sich Konflikte lösen lassen. Ein sehr pragmatisches und nützliches Buch, um zu effektiven Konfliktlösungen zu gelangen.
Author: Peter Wilson
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
We rarely speak or even write in the complete sentences that are often held to be the ideal form of linguistic communication. Language is, in fact, full of gaps, because speakers and writers operate in contexts which allow bits of language to be understood rather than expressed. This book systematically analyses this inherent gappiness of language, known as ellipsis, and provides an account of the different contexts, both linguistic and situational, which affect its use. Peter Wilson draws on a wide variety of examples of spoken and written English, and both literary and non-literary to present a comprehensive classification of elliptical language that ranges from the conversational fragment and the advertisement to the dialogue of Shakespeare and imagist poetry. Mind the Gap shows how ellipsis is a feature of major structural and stylistic importance to our understanding of spoken and written language, and will be of interest to undergraduate students of linguistics, literature, communication and the interrelations between them..
Author: Jos Vaessen
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Political Science
Over the past twenty to thirty years, evaluation has become increasingly important to the field of public policy. The number of people involved and specializing in evaluation has also increased markedly. Evidence of this trend can be found in the International Atlas of Evaluation, the establishment of new journals and evaluation societies, and the increase in systems of evaluation. Increasingly, the main reference point has become an assessment of the merit and value of interventions as such rather than the evaluator's disciplinary background. This growing importance of evaluation as an activity has also led to an increasing demand for the type of competencies evaluators should have. Evaluation began as a niche area within the social and behavioral sciences. It subsequently became linked to policy research and analysis, and has, more recently, become trans-disciplinary. This volume demonstrates an association between the evaluation tradition in a particular country or policy field and the nature of the relationship between social and behavioral science research and evaluative practice. This book seeks to offer comprehensive data, which lead to conclusions about patterns that transcend the gap between evaluation and the social scientific disciplines. Mind the Gap has a twofold aim. The first is to highlight and characterize the gap between evaluation practices and debates, and the substantive knowledge debates within the social and behavioral sciences. The second is to show why this gap is problematic for the practice of evaluation, while at the same time illustrating possible ways to build bridges. The book is centered on the value of producing useful evaluations grounded in social science theory and research.
Author: Deirdre Curtin
Publisher: Europa Law Pub Netherlands
Release Date: 2004
Based on a lecture delivered by the author at the Leuven Centre for a Common Law of Europe, this book demonstrates the need to mind the gap between the evolving EU executive and the constitution. Mind the Gap focuses on the more low level politics of the EU by analyzing how the EU has evolved in institutional practice over the past decade. The manner in which powers and tasks have been delegated to a whole series of non-majoritarian agencies are a striking illustration of the development in practice of institutional structures without a legal basis in the constituent treaties or in the constitution. As the EU is doing away with its divisive pillars, the time has come to lift the veil on the agencies and approach them in a horizontal fashion and embrace them fully within the evolving constitutional framework.
Author: Mr. Angel J. Ubide
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 2001-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Assessing the magnitude of the output gap is critical to achieving an optimal policy mix. Unfortunately, the gap is an unobservable variable, which, in practice, has been estimated in a variety of ways, depending on the preferences of the modeler. This model selection problem leads to a substantial degree of uncertainty regarding the magnitude of the output gap, which can reduce its usefulness as a policy tool. To overcome this problem, in this paper we attempt to insert some discipline into this search by providing two metrics-inflation forecasting and business cycle dating-against which different options can be evaluated using aggregated euro-area GDP data. Our results suggest that Gali, Gertler, and Lopez-Salido''s (2001) inefficiency wedge performs best in inflation forecasting and production function methodology dominates in the prediction of turning points. If, however, a unique methodology must be selected, the quadratic trend delivers the best overall results.
Nicht unterkriegen lassen! Unerschrocken macht sich Filippa Karlsson auf den Weg nach London, um sich ihren Traum zu erfüllen: Schauspiel an der renommierten Royal Dram studieren. Aber London kann schnell zum Albtraum werden: die astronomischen Preise, betrügerische Vermieter, (un)bekannte Popstars, die mit den abgeschmacktesten Liebesschwüren kleine Ausländerinnen verführen wollen. Doch Filippa ist zäh und merkt, dass London auch eine Stadt ist, in der man Freunde fürs Leben finden kann und Träume doch wahr werden können.
Gerade mal seit drei Tagen das Abitur in der Tasche, macht Filippa Karlsson sich unerschrocken auf den Weg in Richtung London, Freiheit, Royal Drama School. Denn das ist Filippas Traum, Schauspiel an dieser renommierten Schule zu studieren. Aber London kann auch zum Albtraum werden: die irrsinnig hohen Preise, betrügerische Vermieter, nicht zu reden von (un)bekannten Popstars, die mit den abgeschmacktesten Liebesschwüren kleine Ausländerinnen verführen wollen. Doch Filippa ist zäh und sie merkt, dass London auch eine Stadt ist, wo man Freunde fürs Leben finden kann und Träume doch wahr werden können. – Wenn man nur dem Wahnsinn des Großstadtdschungels beherzt mit robustem Humor entgegentritt.
A German doctor named Carl comes to humorous terms with his new life, love, and work as a legal alien in London. Carl graduates from American as well as German high schools and from German medical school. After his clinical studies, he becomes a GP in his own practice. For a time it seems that collecting certificates is his true meaning in life. His new best friend, an agent who sells German doctors to companies in the UK, places him in a private company in the center of London. There Carl treats patients with strange diseases. Well, later he finds out that the patients actually have the same diseases. Only they call them differently. At least the patients aren't that much different. Carl settles down some and makes friends inside the company. Who stay his friends even when he finds himself outside the company. Which fascinates him. And his new friends convey to him that he is loved and appreciated, especially a bright young lady named Alina from another foreign country, so he doesn't feel so alone.
Author: Peter Kappeler
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2009-11-09
This volume features a collection of essays by primatologists, anthropologists, biologists, and psychologists who offer some answers to the question of what makes us human, i. e. , what is the nature and width of the gap that separates us from other primates? The chapters of this volume summarize the latest research on core aspects of behavioral and cognitive traits that make humans such unusual animals. All contributors adopt an explicitly comparative approach, which is based on the premise that comparative studies of our closest biological relatives, the nonhuman primates, provide the logical foundation for identifying human univ- sals as well as evidence for evolutionary continuity in our social behavior. Each of the chapters in this volume provides comparative analyses of relevant data from primates and humans, or pairs of chapters examine the same topic from a human or primatological perspective, respectively. Together, they cover six broad topics that are relevant to identifying potential human behavioral universals. Family and social organization. Predation pressure is thought to be the main force favoring group-living in primates, but there is great diversity in the size and structure of social groups across the primate order. Research on the behavioral ecology of primates and other animals has revealed that the distribution of males and females in space and time can be explained by sex-speci?c adaptations that are sensitive to factors that limit their ?tness: access to resources for females and access to potential mates for males.