Schumpeter's Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy is perhaps the most important and influential book on the subject ever written This volume is the result of an effort to weld into a readable form the bulk of almost forty years' thought, observation and research on the subject of socialism. The problem of democracy forced its way into the place it now occupies in this volume because it proved impossible to state my views on the relation between the socialist order of society and the democratic method of government without a rather extensive analysis of the latter. Moreover, this material also reflected the analytic efforts of an individual who, while always honestly trying to probe below the surface, never made the problems of socialism the principal subject of his professional research for any length of time and therefore has much more to say on some topics than on others. In order to avoid creating the impression that I aimed at writing a well-balanced treatise I have thought it best to group my material around five central themes. Links and bridges between them have been provided of course and something like systematic unity of presentation has, I hope, been achieved. But in essence they are-though not independent-almost self-contained pieces of analysis.
This volume explores the development of Language and Language pedagogy from Theory to Method and the Post Method paradigms. The book seeks to draw implications to the classroom practitioner from the developments in Second Language instruction. The book discusses two theories of language acquisition and one theory of language learning and the relevance of these theories to the modern second language practitioner. It traces the long journey second language teaching has embarked on in the search for a second language teaching method which would provide the panacea for second language instruction ills and how the search has been rendered futile. The seeming breakthroughs subsequent to the method era are also examined. The book then considers some pertinent issues and practices related to the post-method era in second language teaching. The volume concludes by discussing errors and error correction in second language teaching within the context of the theories and methods discussed. The presentation of content is punctuated by self- help exercises meant to consolidate the issues discussed and to help the reader gauge their understanding of the issues raised.
Fred Gallagher's popular, long-running Megatokyo series celebrates over fifteen years of successful web and print publication with a second massive Megatokyo Omnibus edition and a return to Dark Horse Comics! Featuring the next three volumes of Fred Gallagher's otaku-gamer fantasy epic, Megatokyo Omnibus Volume 2 will also add new content- available only in this omnibus edition! Join obsessed Otaku Piro and his hardcore 133t h4x0rm4573r gamer friend, Largo, on their chaotic adventures in Tokyo from their unique - and dramatically different - points of view.
Stan Sakai's masterwork Usagi Yojimbo continues to enchant its multitude of fans thirty years after its debut. The five-time Eisner Award-winning series has had many incarnations, but none so stunning and absolute as this: The Usagi Yojimbo Gallery Edition. Now, in Volume 2, relive some of your favorite moments from Usagi's Dark Horse days--the timeless tea ceremony in Chanoyu , Usagi's childhood mishap in Usagi and the Tengu, and more--in a way you've never seen them before! This oversized tome showcases Sakai's unaltered artwork, scanned from the original art boards and reproduced at actual size and in full color--making it the ultimate collector's edition!
About the author: Serik Jumanov – author of novel “You-lia” (2012), his debut work, which had success in Biennale Cinema College script contest in Venice. “Rise of London Gambler” is his second big project.
Applied Linguistics presents in a most direct and concise manner, some of the essential topics in the area that need the attention of the practitioners across the globe. The reader is introduced to such areas of essential linguistic implications in current research findings that are most relevant to those in applied linguistics as: * a clear distinction between linguistics and applied linguistics, * importance of linguistic insights for proficiency, * TESL teaching methods, contrastive and error analysis, * language testing, L1 and L2 acquisition/ learning, * language theories and the role of context in learning,and * vocabulary in L2 learning. In an unprecedented and lucid style, the book lays bare what the applied linguists especially those in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Teachers, Students and Researchers need.