The Bonjour Effect

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The Bonjour Effect

Author : Jean-Benoit Nadeau
ISBN : 9780715651261
Genre : Travel
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Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoit Nadeau spent a decade traveling back and forth to Paris as well as living there. Yet one important lesson never seemed to sink in: how to communicate comfortably with the French, even when you speak their language. In The Bonjour Effect Julie and Jean-Benoit chronicle the lessons they learned after they returned to France to live, for a year, with their twin daughters. They offer up all the lessons they learned and explain, in a book as fizzy as a bottle of the finest French champagne, the most important aspect of all: the French don't communicate, they converse.To understand and speak French well, one must understand that French conversation runs on a set of rules that go to the heart of French culture. Why do the French like talking about "the decline of France"? Why does broaching a subject like money end all discussion? Why do the French become so aroused debating the merits and qualities of their own language? Through encounters with school principals, city hall civil servants, old friends and business acquaintances, Julie and Jean-Benoit explain why, culturally and historically, conversation with the French is not about communicating or being nice. It's about being interesting. After reading The Bonjour Effect, even readers with a modicum of French language ability will be able to hold their own the next time they step into a bistro on the Left Bank.
Category: Travel

Flirting With French

Author : William Alexander
ISBN : 9781616204259
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this “charming memoir,” a determined Francophile pursues fluency in the language he loves—and we read along to find out if it will ever love him back (Kirkus Reviews). William Alexander is more than a Francophile. He wants to be French. If only he could speak the language. In Flirting with French, Alexander eats, breathes, and sleeps au français. He travels to France, where mistranslations send him bicycling off in all sorts of wrong directions. At an immersion class in Provence where he faces the riddle of masculine breasts, feminine beards, and a turkey cutlet of uncertain gender, he wonders if he should’ve taken up golf instead. While playing hooky from grammar lessons and memory techniques, Alexander reports on the riotous workings of the Académie Française, the centuries-old institution charged with keeping the language pure; explores the science of human communication, learning why it’s harder for fifty-year-olds to learn a second language than it is for five-year-olds. Never giving up his quest for fluency, Alexander discovers that studying French may have had a far greater impact on his life than actually learning to speak it ever would. “Alexander proves that learning a new language is an adventure of its own—with all the unexpected obstacles, surprising breakthroughs and moments of sublime pleasure traveling brings.” —Julie Barlow, author of The Bonjour Effect
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sketches New And Old

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : PSU:000029579518
Genre : Humorous stories, American
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Category: Humorous stories, American

Team Teaching In Britain

Author : John Freeman
ISBN : UCAL:B4168909
Genre : Teaching teams
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Category: Teaching teams

Modern Concepts Of Insulin Like Growth Factors

Author : E. Martin Spencer
ISBN : UOM:39015024931159
Genre : Facteurs de croissance - Congrès
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To address the explosion of new and exciting information on the insulin-like growth factors (IGFs), the Second International Symposium on Insulin-Like Growth Factors/Somatomedins was convened from January 12-16, 1991, in San Francisco, California. This book covers many diverse research areas, fostering communication among specialists from such areas as growth and development, cell physiology, reproductive physiology, nephrology, surgery, molecular genetics, oncology and ophthalmology. More than 45 renowned experts present comprehensive discussions of the major areas of IGF research, reviewing the significant background information, presenting the latest in IGF research, and also recommending nomenclature of IGF genes, transcripts, and binding proteins drawn up by special panels.These recurrent themes are expressed throughout: # The remarkable ability of IGFs to adapt, to acquire new functions in different organ systems, and to facilitate actions of other tropic hormones # Autocrine and Paracrine modes of action # The critical role of the IGF binding proteins in regulating IGF actions and delivery to and from tissue # The unique heterogeneity of IGF mRNAs that potentially offers multiple mechanisms for differential regulation of IGF gene expression.
Category: Facteurs de croissance - Congrès

Osteoporosis 1996

Author : World Congress on Osteoporosis
ISBN : UOM:39015040655873
Genre : Medical
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Hardbound. Osteoporosis is increasingly recognized as a major health issue worldwide, neccessitating exchange of information and interaction between scientists at a global level. This volume contains a selection of papers presented during the 1996 Congress and is divided into seven sections covering all aspects of the disease, from cellular and molecular mechanisms, to patient care. Anyone engaged in the study and management of osteoporosis will find this volume, published within the year of the Congress, an extremely helpful source of information.
Category: Medical

Theatre Crafts

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015067516941
Genre : Stage lighting
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Category: Stage lighting

Metabolic Bone Disease And Clinically Related Disorders

Author : Louis V. Avioli
ISBN : 0721627668
Genre : Medical
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Emphasizes a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of metabolic bone disorders. Covers biochemistry and physiology of bone cell function, calcitonin, pathophysiology of calcium absorptive disorders, bone biopsies, osteoporosis, diagnosis and management of bone tumors, metabolic bone disorders in children, and much more.
Category: Medical

American Journal Of Physiology

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ISBN : UOM:39015027100448
Genre : Physiology
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"The William Townsend Porter memorial volume": v. 158.
Category: Physiology

Renal Tubular Disorders

Author : Harvey C. Gonick
ISBN : UOM:39015009569016
Genre : Medical
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Category: Medical

Adaptations In Aging

Author : J. L. C. Dall
ISBN : UOM:39015034245624
Genre : Aging
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These contributions from gerontological researchers address the four key themes of: eating for health; preserving sensory capacity; understanding brain disease; and living in retirement.
Category: Aging

The Journal Of Nutrition

Author : John Raymond Murlin
ISBN : UOM:39015009984918
Genre : Diet
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Vols. 7-42 include the Proceedings of the annual meeting of the American Institute of Nutrition, 1st-9th, 11th-14th, 1934-42, 1947-50 (1st-8th, 1934-41, issued as supplements to the journal).
Category: Diet

Brenner Rector S The Kidney

Author : Barry M. Brenner
ISBN : NWU:35558003354624
Genre : Medical
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The fifth edition of this text provides the practitioner with comprehensive coverage in the area of nephrology. The source aims to help the reader effectively diagnose, treat and explore preventative measures associated with every aspect of renal disease.
Category: Medical

The Reverse Effect

Author : Walter A. Heiby
ISBN : UOM:39015015062030
Genre : Medical
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Category: Medical