06 septembre 2018

Edu_RSS MERLOT Continuing Coverage

Edu_RSS MERLOT Continuing Coverage
Today is one of the busiest days of the year in online learning; this newsletter is packed with great content (and I saved some stuff for tomorrow). Speaking of packing, I am about to get on an airplane and fly to Vancouver for the MERLOT Conference. So I want to get some business out of the way before I go. More...

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Case and Mood Endings in Semitic Languages – Myth or Reality?

In the context of Arabic and Semitic, it is only natural to treat case and mood under one umbrella: Arab grammarians ingenuously devised the same terms for the independent case and the independent mood on the one hand, and for the dependent case and the dependent mood, respectively. Still, the main focus of these proceedings lies on case in Semitic and Afroasiatic, wherever relevant. Thereby, taking up controversial data, issues, arguments and discussion is indispensable.
The volume contains contributions covering data mainly from Akkadian, Hebrew, Arabic, Ethio-Semitic, Berber, and selected Cushitic and Omotic languages. One paper investigates the diachronic development of case and the mimation in Akkadian, another discusses a number of accepted as well as a number of controversial residues of case in Biblical Hebrew and proposes suggestions of reanalysis in this context. A critical reading of chapter 17 of al-Zaǧǧāǧī’s ʾĪḍāḥ is offered as well as a summary and further development of recent discussion on the scenario of case in historical varieties of Arabic. The discussion about “The Case for Proto-Semitic and Proto-Arabic Case” is followed up. Furthermore, the intricacies of delimitating the concepts of case and state in Berber are discussed as well as the meaningfulness of applying the opposition “nominative” vs. “absolutive”, which is widely acknowledged to be valid in a broader Afroasiatic perspective, to Semitic. The final paper rounds up the volume with some more general deliberations on the verbal system in Semitic, thereby proposing a four-stage model.

series:
volume: 113
pages/dimensions: 220 pages
language: Französisch, Englisch
binding: Einband - flex.(Paperback)
publishing date: 10.10.2018
prices: 58,00 Eur[D] / 59,70 Eur[A]
ISBN: 978-3-447-11093-8

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Report from SPARC/ACRL Forum at ALA/CLA Annual Conference, June 21, 2003

Report from SPARC/ACRL Forum at ALA/CLA Annual Conference, June 21, 2003
If you are thinking about how to convert your campus to open access publication (and you are, right?) then this page will be useful. Taken from last month's SPARC/ACRL Forum at the ALA/CLA Annual Conference, this document summarizes four 'best practices' documents for campus advocacy. More...

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RedPaper

RedPaper
Another site featuring do-it-yourself digital rights (now if only there were a system that let them all work together, right Rod?). More...

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Student Journalists Are Suing Harvard

Student Journalists Are Suing Harvard
This isn't about e-learning but it is an indication of the increased empowerment of students that comes hand in hand with greater connectivity. More...

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Learning By Design

Learning By Design
A nice, long, lingering look at the process of instructional design. The bit at the beginning is especially interesting, where the author (who chooses to remain nameless) contrasts the 'engineer' model of instructional design with that of the 'gardener'. More...

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On Search: Metadata

On Search: Metadata
D'Arcy Norman pointed me to this interesting article about some of the practical issues surrounding metadata and searching. Writes Norman, "We've seen the same limitations he lists for "hand collected metadata" - metadata that's manually entered by users. More...

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The Aeffability of Knowledge Management

The Aeffability of Knowledge Management
Patrick Lambe is concerned about the "obsessive fascination with the idea of knowledge as content, as object, and as manipulable artefact." This essay addresses that concern and describes the relation between knowledge and objects, learning and language. More...

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New Study Shows Kids Who Use Net Get Better Grades, Scores

New Study Shows Kids Who Use Net Get Better Grades, Scores
I have seen this result elsewhere, including a major British study. "Low-income children who spend a good deal of time on the Web do slightly better in school than children who don't." Not everything improves, though. More...

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A Look at Recent User Level Activity in the RSS World

A Look at Recent User Level Activity in the RSS World
The point of this interesting survey is to look at RSS adoption in the corporate and consulting community. Thus we see technology analyst firms, such as Forrester and Jupiter Research, using the format, as well as publishers, magazines and businesses. More...

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