Пособие способствует формированию фоновых знаний по истории, политике и культуре США, знакомит с особенностями американского варианта английского языка, содержит упражнения, обеспечивающие освоение нового лексико-грамматического материала.Предназначено для студентов филологических факультетов, факультетов иностранных языков, а также для широкого круга лиц, развивающих и совершенствующих разговорную речь и навыки устного перевода.
Пособие способствует формированию фоновых знаний по истории, политике и культуре США, знакомит с особенностями американского варианта английского языка, содержит упражнения, обеспечивающие освоение нового лексико-грамматического материала, а также аудиоприложение, помогающее развить навыки аудирования и освоить технику устного последовательного перевода на основе фильма "Forrest Gump". Предназначено для студентов филологических факультетов, факультетов иностранных языков, а также для широкого круга лиц, развивающих и совершенствующих разговорную речь и навыки устного перевода.
Presented in a single volume, this engaging review reflects on the scholarship and the historical development of American broadcasting A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting comprehensively evaluates the vibrant history of American radio and television and reveals broadcasting’s influence on American history in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. With contributions from leading scholars on the topic, this wide-ranging anthology explores the impact of broadcasting on American culture, politics, and society from an historical perspective as well as the effect on our economic and social structures. The text’s original and accessibly-written essays offer explorations on a wealth of topics including the production of broadcast media, the evolution of various television and radio genres, the development of the broadcast ratings system, the rise of Spanish language broadcasting in the United States, broadcast activism, African Americans and broadcasting, 1950’s television, and much more. This essential resource: Presents a scholarly overview of the history of radio and television broadcasting and its influence on contemporary American history Contains original essays from leading academics in the field Examines the role of radio in the television era Discusses the evolution of regulations in radio and television Offers insight into the cultural influence of radio and television Analyzes canonical texts that helped shape the field Written for students and scholars of media studies and twentieth-century history, A Companion to the History of American Broadcasting is an essential and field-defining guide to the history and historiography of American broadcasting and its many cultural, societal, and political impacts.
Grasp the rich culture and language of the Deaf community To see people use American Sign Language (ASL) to share ideas is remarkable and fascinating to watch. Now, you have a chance to enter the wonderful world of sign language. American Sign Language For Dummies offers you an easy-to-access introduction so you can get your hands wet with ASL, whether you're new to the language or looking for a great refresher. Used predominantly in the United States, ASL provides the Deaf community with the ability to acquire and develop language and communication skills by utilizing facial expressions and body movements to convey and process linguistic information. With American Sign Language For Dummies, the complex visual-spatial and linguistic principles that form the basis for ASL are broken down, making this a great resource for friends, colleagues, students, education personnel, and parents of Deaf children. Grasp the various ways ASL is communicated Get up to speed on the latest technological advancements assisting the Deaf Understand how cultural background and regionalism can affect communication Practice signing with videos online If you want to get acquainted with Deaf culture and understand what it's like to be part of a special community with a unique shared and celebrated history and language, American Sign Language For Dummies gets you up to speed on ASL fast.
Пособие построено на материале фильма «FORREST GUMP», ставшего классикой американского кино. Первая часть содержит тексты для совершенствования навыков говорения и написания сочинений по теме «Кинематограф и кинокритика США», посвященные истории создания фильма, его проблематике, актерам, сыгравшим главные роли, различиям сценария и книги, на основе которой он был создан. Во второй части цитируются наиболее сложные для понимания отрывки аудиотекста и дается их грамматический, лексический и культурологический анализ. В третьей части рассматриваются исторические аллюзии фильма, приводится обширная информация об истории, политике и культуре США XX века для обогащения фоновых знаний студентов и обучения приемам ведения аргументативной дискуссии. В четвертой части содержатся упражнения, развивающие навыки аудирования и последовательного перевода. Пособие может быть использовано на занятиях по аудированию, кинопереводу, а также на курсах «Страноведение США» и «История англоязычных стран».
A Companion to Mexican History and Culture features 40 essays contributed by international scholars that incorporate ethnic, gender, environmental, and cultural studies to reveal a richer portrait of the Mexican experience, from the earliest peoples to the present. Features the latest scholarship on Mexican history and culture by an array of international scholars Essays are separated into sections on the four major chronological eras Discusses recent historical interpretations with critical historiographical sources, and is enriched by cultural analysis, ethnic and gender studies, and visual evidence The first volume to incorporate a discussion of popular music in political analysis This book is the receipient of the 2013 Michael C. Meyer Special Recognition Award from the Rocky Mountain Conference on Latin American Studies.
A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States
A Companion to American Legal History presents a compilation of the most recent writings from leading scholars on American legal history from the colonial era through the late twentieth century. Presents up-to-date research describing the key debates in American legal history Reflects the current state of American legal history research and points readers in the direction of future research Represents an ideal companion for graduate and law students seeking an introduction to the field, the key questions, and future research ideas
The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands of tourists flock every year. This entertaining guide introduces readers to the amazing world of the Ancient Greeks. It offers a complete rundown of Greek history alongside fascinating insights into daily life in Ancient Greece and a captivating overview of Greek mythology. Readers will discover how this ancient culture came to be the cornerstone of Western civilisation and the enormous influence it has had on our language, politics, education, philosophy, science, arts and sport. The history of Ancient Greece remains a wide topic of interest, particularly renowned for its influential and diverse culture This basic guide will allow greater access to this vibrant area of study, and provide a distinct and light-hearted approach to this vast area history Covers dozens of topics, including; the early civilisations, war & fighting, home & family, day-to-day life and much, much more! About the author Steve Batchelor is a lecturer in Classics at Richmond College and has been teaching ancient history for 10 years. He has written reviews for various publications, including History Today, and he has also been involved in running guided historical tours of Greece.
American MORE! is a four-level course from a highly respected author team that's bursting with features for lower secondary students. With dedicated reading, culture, grammar, vocabulary, skills and cross-curricular learning sections, plus a wide range of flexible components, you really do get more with American MORE! The Extra Practice Book contains material on life and culture topics, and extra practice exercises. The language corresponds to the units of the Student's Book. It also includes a 'pull-out and keep' mini-reader of 'The Open Window' by Saki.
American MORE! is a four-level course from a highly respected author team that's bursting with features for lower secondary students. Each level of American MORE! contains 80-90 hours of class material. Key language for each unit is introduced in a photostory and put to use through the 'Language Focus'. There is thorough coverage of grammar via a dedicated section in each unit. The 'Learn MORE through English' pages introduce cross-curricular learning (CLIL) while the 'Learn MORE about Culture' sections explore English speaking countries. Students learn to 'Read MORE for pleasure' with the extra reading pages and the CD-ROM enables students to practise vocabulary, grammar and skills.
The father of the corporate culture field and pioneer in organizational psychology on today's changing corporate culture This is the definitive guide to corporate culture for practitioners. Recognized expert Edgar H. Schein explains what culture is and why it's important, how to evaluate your organization's culture, and how to improve it, using straightforward, practical tools based on decades of research and real-world case studies. This new edition reflects the massive changes in the business world over the past ten years, exploring the influence of globalization, new technology, and mergers on culture and organization change. New case examples help illustrate the principals at work and bring focus to emerging issues in international, nonprofit, and government organizations as well as business. Organized around the questions that change agents most often ask, this new edition of the classic book will help anyone from line managers to CEOs assess their culture and make it more effective. Offers a new edition of a classic work with a focus on practitioners Includes new case examples and information on globalization, the effects of technology, and managerial competencies Covers the basics on changing culture and includes a wealth of practical advice
Opportunities is a new five-level course for teenagers. Modules of topic-based units provide rich, contemporary content based on a wide variety of informative themes. With a discovery approach to grammar and an upfront focus on vocabulary, Opportunities ensures the most effective language learning for students. Grammar Focus lessons guide students through the language and give thorough grammar practice. Skills Focus lessons and Communication Workshops provide a solid skills base. Learning Strategies throughout teach students how to become independent learners. Culture Corners give students a taste of life in the English speaking world. Regular use of the Lexicon extends students' vocabulary further. Graded activities in the Language Powerbook provide practice for students of mixed levels.
The American Military: A Narrative History presents a comprehensive introduction to more than four centuries of American military history. Presents a chronological account of American military history from clashes between militias and Native Americans to 21st-century operations in Afghanistan and Iraq Features personal vignettes to put a human face on armed conflict Addresses patterns of national service, the evolution of civil-military relations, and the advent of all-volunteer forces Puts events in historical context, and considers cultural, social, political, economic, and technological developments
Francis George Steiner (1929 - ) is a French-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. He has written extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust.Издательство: AtheneumФормат издания: 150x245