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Euro Area Sovereign Risk During the Crisis

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Euro Area Sovereign Risk During the Crisis
 
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Silvia Sgherri

This paper analyses the evolution of Chiles trade between 1990 and 2007, studying in particular the impact of trade liberalization in addition to traditional price and demand determinants. The results show that export and import flows are mainly responsive to external and domestic demand, and less so to relative prices, although there is a small impact on imports. In addition, the analysis suggests that trade liberalization may have played a role in increasing exports and imports. Estimations of trade elasticities for other countries in Latin America tend to confirm the results found for Chile.

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USS Caiman (SS-323)

  10/02/2012       Mizh1      0 Comments

High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! USS Caiman (SS-323), a Balao-class submarine, was a ship of the United States Navy named for the caiman, a fresh water alligator inhabiting the Amazon River area.

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Anteaters Dont Dream and Other Stories

  10/02/2012       soul14      0 Comments

In Anteaters Dont Dream and Other Stories, Louise Hawes deftly portrays lovers at the end of their patience, marriages on the verge of decline, children reeling from abuse, and parents devastated by loss.But many of these stories have a sardonic, humorous edge as well: in the title story, a jaded architect learns to take his dream life more seriously when a female co-worker threatens his career. In Mr. Mix Up, a mother becomes infatuated with the clown at her sons birthday party. In My Last Indian, a menopausal woman goes native. And in Salingers Mistress, a young woman lies about having an affair with J. D. Salinger. . . until Salinger himself calls her on the phone!Whether Hawess protagonists are rich or poor, male or female, young or old, their voices are convincing, varied, and human. With equal portions of wit and pathos, Anteaters Dont Dream and Other Stories is a versatile collection by a remarkable prose stylist.Louise Hawes is a writer and teacher based in Pittsboro, North Carolina. She is the author of The Vanishing Point, Rosey in the Present Tense, and other novels.

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Phonological Spectrum. Volume I: Segmental Structure.

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Phonological Spectrum. Volume I: Segmental Structure.
 
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Jeroen Maarten van de Weijer

The two volumes of the Phonological Spectrum aim at giving a comprehensive overview of current developments in phonological theory, by providing a number of papers in different areas of current theorizing which reflect on particular problems from different angles. Volume I is concerned with segmental structure, and focuses on nasality, voicing and other laryngeal features, as well as segmental timing. With respect to nasality, questions such as the phonetic underpinning of a distinctive feature [nasal] and the treatment of nasal harmony are treated. As for voicing, the behaviour of voicing assimilation in Dutch is covered while its application in German is examined with an eye to its implications for the stratification of the German lexicon. In the final section of volume I, the structure of diphthongs is examined, as well as the treatment of lenition and the relation between phonetic and phonological specification in sign language.

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Tropes of Politics: Science, Theory, Rhetoric, Action

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Tropes of Politics: Science, Theory, Rhetoric, Action
 
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John S. Nelson

Talk is of central importance to politics of almost every kind--its no accident that when the ancient Greeks first attempted to examine politics systematically, they developed the study of rhetoric. In Tropes of Politics, John Nelson applies rhetorical analysis first to political theory, and then to politics in practice. He offers a full and deep critical examination of political science and political theory as fields of study, and then undertakes a series of creative examinations of political rhetoric, including a deconstruction of deliberation and debate by the U.S. Senate prior to the Gulf War. Using the neglected arts of argument refined by the rhetoric of inquiry, Nelson traces how everyday words like consent and debate construct politics in much the same way that poets such as Mamet and Shakespeare construct plays, and he shows how we are remaking our politics even as we speak. Tropes of Politics explores how politicians take stands and political scientists probe representation, how experts become informed even as citizens become authorities, how students actually reinvent government while professors merely model politics, how senators wage war yet keep comity among themselves. The action, Nelson shows, is in the tropes: these figures of speech and images of deed can persuade us to turn from ideologies like liberalism toward spectacles about democracy or movements into environmentalism and feminism. His argument is that inventive attention to tropes can mean better participation in politics. And the argument is in the tropes--evidence itself as sights or citations, governments as machines or men, politics as hardball or softball, deliberations as freedoms or constraints, borders as fringes or friends.

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Shaping the College Curriculum

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Shaping the College Curriculum
 
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Lisa R. Lattuca

Shaping the College Curriculum focuses on curriculum development as an important decision-making process in colleges and universities. The authors define curriculum as an academic plan developed in a historical, social, and political context. They identify eight curricular elements that are addressed, intentionally or unintentionally, in developing all college courses and programs. By exploring the interaction of these elements in context they use the academic plan model to clarify the processes of course and program planning, enabling instructors and administrators to ask crucial questions about improving teaching and optimizing student learning.This revised edition continues to stress research-based educational practices. The new edition consolidates and focuses discussion of institutional and sociocultural factors that influence curricular decisions. All chapters have been updated with recent research findings relevant to curriculum leadership, accreditation, assessment, and the influence of academic fields, while two new chapters focus directly on learning research and its implications for instructional practice. A new chapter drawn from research on organizational change provides practical guidance to assist faculty members and administrators who are engaged in extensive program improvements. Streamlined yet still comprehensive and detailed, this revised volume will continue to serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and groups whose work includes planning, designing, delivering, evaluating, and studying curricula in higher education.This is an extraordinary book that offers not a particular curriculum or structure, but a comprehensive approach for thinking about the curriculum, ensuring that important considerations are not overlooked in its revision or development, and increasing the likelihood that students will learn and develop in ways institutions hope they will. The book brings coherence and intention to what is typically an unstructured, haphazard, and only partially rational process guided more by beliefs than by empirically grounded, substantive information. Lattuca and Stark present their material in ways that are accessible and applicable across planning levels (course, program, department, and institution), local settings, and academic disciplines. Its an admirable and informative marriage of scholarship and practice, and an insightful guide to both. Anyone who cares seriously about how we can make our colleges and universities more educationally effective should read this book. Patrick T. Terenzini, distinguished professor and senior scientist, Center for the Study of Higher Education, The Pennsylvania State University

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Marine Biology: A Derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences

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Marine Biology: A Derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences
 
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John H. Steele

Marine Biology is a derivative of the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 2nd Edition and serves as an important reference on current knowledge and expertise in one convenient and accessible source. Its selection of articles-all written by experts in their field-focuses not only on a broad variety of plant and animal species but they also refer to diverse aspects of their physical, chemical and human environment. The volume is divided into traditional sub-disciplines such as Plankton, Benthos, Fish, Marine Mammals and Seabirds. Each category features articles on the main taxonomic groups as well as articles that discuss important processes such as primary production of phytoplankton, fish locomotion, feeding and foraging, marine mammal diving physiology and seabird conservation. Marine Biology serves as an ideal reference for topical research. References related articles on topics in marine biology to facilitate further researchRichly illustrated with figures and tables that aid in understanding key conceptsIncludes an introductory overview and then explores each topic in detail, making it useful to experts and graduate-level researchersTopical arrangement makes it the perfect desk reference

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Television Advertising and Televangelism. Discourse Analysis of Persuasive Language.

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Television Advertising and Televangelism. Discourse Analysis of Persuasive Language.
 
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Rosemarie Schmidt

The research reported in this volume attempts to refine our understanding of persuasive messages of television advertising by studying the role of language in persuasion in two ways. First, it comprises an attempt to refine our understanding of how language might function in persuasion by examining relevant work from a variety of related disciplines, potentially germane either in terms of their theoretical approaches to the process or in terms of the actual linguistic techniques which they have suggested as enhancing the persuasive impact of a message. Second, a comparative study was undertaken in order to test the generalizability of the linguistic features found to characterize persuasive language in television advertising.

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Dante and Italy in British Romanticism

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Dante and Italy in British Romanticism
 
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Frederick Burwick

Participating in the current trend to move beyond national boundaries, these essays examine the influences of Dante, Ariosto, Tasso, Alfieri, and other major Italian writers on British writers who spent time in Italy: Wordsworth, Coleridge, Hunt, Byron, Shelley, Mary Shelley, and Felicia Hemans. Providing insight on topics from the artistic practice of improvisation to the politics of nationalism, this volume breaks new ground and significantly extend our understanding of the relations between British and Italian culture.

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