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Listening In The Language Classroom

Author : John Field
ISBN : 9781107377226
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book challenges the orthodox approach to the teaching of second language listening, which is based upon the asking and answering of comprehension questions. The book's central argument is that a preoccupation with the notion of 'comprehension' has led teachers to focus upon the product of listening, in the form of answers to questions, ignoring the listening process itself. The author provides an informed account of the psychological processes which make up the skill of listening, and analyses the characteristics of the speech signal from which listeners have to construct a message. Drawing upon this information, the book proposes a radical alternative to the comprehension approach and provides for intensive small-scale practice in aspects of listening that are perceptually or cognitively demanding for the learner. Listening in the Language Classroom was winner of the Ben Warren International Trust House Prize in 2008.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Listening In The Field

Author : Joeri Bruyninckx
ISBN : 9780262345415
Genre : Science
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The transformation of sound recording into a scientific technique in the study of birdsong, as biologists turned wildlife sounds into scientific objects. Scientific observation and representation tend to be seen as exclusively visual affairs. But scientists have often drawn on sensory experiences other than the visual. Since the end of the nineteenth century, biologists have used a variety of techniques to register wildlife sounds. In this book, Joeri Bruyninckx describes the evolution of sound recording into a scientific technique for studying the songs and calls of wild birds and asks, what it means to listen to animal voices as a scientist. The practice of recording birdsong took shape at the intersection of popular entertainment and field ornithology, turning recordings into objects of investigation and popular fascination. Shaped by the technologies and interests of amateur naturalism and music teaching, radio broadcasting and gramophone production, hobby electronics and communication engineering, birdsong recordings traveled back and forth between scientific and popular domains, to appear on gramophone recordings, radio broadcasts, and movie soundtracks. Bruyninckx follows four technologies—the musical score, the electric microphone, the portable magnetic tape recorder, and the sound spectrograph—through a cultural history of field recording and scientific listening. He chronicles a period when verbal descriptions, musical notations, and onomatopoeic syllables represented birdsong and shaped a community of listeners; later electric recordings struggled with notions of fidelity, realism, objectivity, and authenticity; scientists, early citizen scientists, and the recording industry negotiated recording exchange; and trained listeners complemented the visual authority of spectrographic laboratory analyses. This book reveals a scientific process fraught with conversions, between field and laboratory, sound and image, science and its various audiences.
Category: Science

Teaching Listening

Author : Nikki Ashcraft
ISBN : 1931185697
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Listening To Main Street

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Workforce, Empowerment, and Government Programs
ISBN : PSU:000048703239
Genre : Small business
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Category: Small business

Listening And Voice

Author : Don Ihde
ISBN : 9780791479308
Genre : Philosophy
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New and expanded edition of the now classic study in the phenomenology of sound.
Category: Philosophy

Testing Lecture Comprehension Through Listening To Summarize Cloze Tasks

Author : Haiping Wang
ISBN : 9789811062025
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book explores the effectiveness of listen-to-summarize tasks as a tool to assess lecture comprehension ability. It especially focuses on listen-to-summarize tasks that represent listeners’ meaning building and the discourse construction of the lecture for listening assessment purposes. It discusses in depth the nature of lecture comprehension and introduces the approaches to assessing it. It also presents teachers’ and students’ perceptions of listen-to-summarize task demands and their respective implications. By observing interactions between test-takers’ cognitive processes and the task itself, the book explores the effectiveness of these tasks. It also examines the discrepancy in cognitive processes between different language competence levels in detail, shedding light upon current research on lecture comprehension assessment and offering insights into listening comprehension instruction.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rhetorical Listening

Author : Krista Ratcliffe
ISBN : 080932668X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Long ignored within rhetoric and composition studies, listening has returned to the disciplinary radar. Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness argues that rhetorical listening facilitates conscious identifications needed for cross-cultural communication.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Rethinking The Second Language Listening Test

Author : John Field
ISBN : 1781797161
Genre : Language and languages
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Testing second language listening proficiency validly and reliably has always posed a challenge. In the days before the widespread availability of recorded material, tests were reliant upon the voice of the examiner. Each test administration was a unique phonetic event, with enormous variations of delivery between examiners and even within the performance of a single examiner on different occasions. The presentation was read-aloud, and the texts chosen were often those that had been written to be read (including literary extracts). The resulting input to test takers bore little resemblance to natural connected speech.
Category: Language and languages

Analytic Methods Of Sound Field Synthesis

Author : Jens Ahrens
ISBN : 9783642257438
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book puts the focus on serving human listeners in the sound field synthesis although the approach can be also exploited in other applications such as underwater acoustics or ultrasonics. The author derives a fundamental formulation based on standard integral equations and the single-layer potential approach is identified as a useful tool in order to derive a general solution. He also proposes extensions to the single-layer potential approach which allow for a derivation of explicit solutions for circular, planar, and linear distributions of secondary sources. Based on above described formulation it is shown that the two established analytical approaches of Wave Field Synthesis and Near-field Compensated Higher Order Ambisonics constitute specific solutions to the general problem which are covered by the single-layer potential solution and its extensions.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Craniosacral Biodynamics

Author : Franklyn Sills
ISBN : 9781556433542
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Craniosacral therapy is based on the belief that functions of the human system are maintained and integrated by a biodynamic force known as 'primary respiration, ' or the breath of life. Found in the brain, spinal cord, and bodily fluids, this rhythmic pulse promotes healing and health. Written for students and practitioners but accessible to lay readers, this text presents the fundamental concepts and techniques of a method that redirects the cerebrospinal fluid to areas of imbalance, thus enhancing overall health. Volume One covers both the history and conceptual ideas fundamental to Craniosacral Biodynamics, as well as the more complex structural and tissue relationships.
Category: Health & Fitness

Listening 2 Intermediate Student S Book

Author : Adrian Doff
ISBN : 0521367484
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This title develops learners' ability to understand real-life, spoken English through a variety of authentic recordings.
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The Technology Of Binaural Listening

Author : Jens Blauert
ISBN : 9783642377624
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book reports on the application of advanced models of the human binaural hearing system in modern technology, among others, in the following areas: binaural analysis of aural scenes, binaural de-reverberation, binaural quality assessment of audio channels, loudspeakers and performance spaces, binaural perceptual coding, binaural processing in hearing aids and cochlea implants, binaural systems in robots, binaural/tactile human-machine interfaces, speech-intelligibility prediction in rooms and/or multi-speaker scenarios. An introduction to binaural modeling and an outlook to the future are provided. Further, the book features a MATLAB toolbox to enable readers to construct their own dedicated binaural models on demand.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Mission Field

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924057469326
Genre : Missions, British
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The Bright Field

Author : Martyn Percy
ISBN : 9781848256125
Genre : Religion
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Covering the liturgical year outside Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, this collection of reflections, readings, poems and prayers focuses on the life and ministry of Jesus – the rich subject matter of the lectionary readings during Ordinary Time. In addition it includes meditations by Rowan Williams and others for the major feasts of Ascension, Pentecost, Trinity, Transfiguration, Holy Cross Day and other special occasions in the calendar. This richly varied resource will be welcomed by all seeking fresh inspiration for preaching, leading worship – formal or informal, conducting retreats or quiet days. Containing around a hundred short and extended items by the very best of today’s theological and spiritual writers, it also provides rich fare for personal devotional reading.
Category: Religion

Relationship Based Care Field Guide

Author : Mary Koloroutis
ISBN : 9781886624542
Genre : Medical
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This follow up title to the award winning Relationship-Based Care: A Model for Transforming Practice shows readers how Relationship-Based Care transforms the culture of care delivery. Written as a field guide, this book will inspire those who are working on the critical relationships that deliver superior care. The Relationship-Based Care Field Guide gives readers a sense of what It’s like to be part of an organization that never stops evolving. Long after Relationship-Based Care is alive and thriving in your organization, it will continue to grow and change. It is an essential resource, no matter where you are on your RBC journey!
Category: Medical

Listening To Grasshoppers

Author : Arundhati Roy
ISBN : 9780141931128
Genre : Political Science
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This series of essays examines the dark side of democracy in contemporary India. It looks closely at how religious majoritarianism, cultural nationalism and neo-fascism simmer just under the surface of a country that projects itself as the world's largest democracy. Beginning with the state-backed pogrom against Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, Arundhati Roy writes about how the combination of Hindu Nationalism and India's Neo-liberal economic reforms which began their journey together in the early 1990s are now turning India into a police state. She describes the systematic marginalization of religious and ethnic minorities - Muslim, Christian, Adivasi and Dalit, the rise of terrorism and the massive scale of displacement and dispossession of the poor by predatory corporations. The collection ends with an account of the of the August 2008 uprising of the people of Kashmir against India's military occupation and an analysis of the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai. The Dark Side of Democracy tracks the fault-lines that threaten to destroy India's precarious democracy and send shockwaves through the region and beyond.
Category: Political Science