This book explores the perception and disambiguation of ambiguous English sentences by English L2 speakers.It endeavours to establish the role played by gender in the perception of ambiguity. It also finds out which of the types of ambiguity (lexical and structural ambiguity) is easier to perceive. The data used is collected from NUL studebts in the second, third and fourth years of study. These students were selected from Law, Nursing,Pastoral Care and Counselling, English and Political Science programmes.The structure is considered perceived if it occurs 90% of the times. It is found out that students fail to perceive and disambiguate sentences. It is discovered that gender is not a significant variable.Moreover, students' perception of structural ambiguity is found to be better than their perception of lexical ambiguity.
Fate brings three women together for a chance to unlock their deepest desires. Dana Steele has always found her greatest passion in books. And now she must search for the Key of Knowledge--on the second of three dangerous quests that drive her to find the truth hidden among deception and lies...or succumb to her worst nightmare.
The cognitive assembly required of a person in the production and perception of a human language is highly sophisticated. Research in second language acquisition provides a unique window into this complex process, in allowing an examination of the ways in which the human brain adapts to and copes with the added complications of a second language, and the difficulties associated with the various fundamental differences which are likely to exist between the first and second languages. In so doing, such research adds to our understanding of the ways in which the human mind deals with specific languages in specific contexts, and provides insight into the nature of language itself. The current study adopts both production and perception approaches to examine this issue, and considers the role of language experience in the learning process. This work should be especially useful for professionals in the field of cross-language studies, or individuals who are interested in the acquisition of prosody in second language learning.
The quote from Karl Marx taken out to the headline treats a person as a rational being realizing the being as a whole and inexhaustible. Hence - the problem of philosophical knowledge and philosophical perception of the whole as a purely philosophical problem. For its solution the author is developing a theory of being, motion, space and time, relying on modern natural, inter alia, on cosmological perceptions of the world, challenging some of them, including the theory of enlargement of the Universe, recession of galaxies et al. Decision of assigned tasks required author to address to the problems associated with a fundamental question of philosophy, as well as the theory of knowledge, consciousness, nature of the ideal and the mechanisms of spiritual production. Solving these problems in a non-traditional way, especially when you consider that these traditions have become or are strenuously made far from the identified problems neo-postpositivist and postmodern constructions, the author refers to the ancient and more recent origins of classical philosophy. For scientists, professors of philosophy, graduate students.?
In Viaggio in Italia players can develop their knowledge of Italy by simulating an actual road trip. The game consists of a board that maps out a route through Italy. The "travelers" learn about cities and points of interest as well as customs and festivals. There are 2 decks of 66 cards that contain questions about grammar, geography, idioms, vocabulary, history and riddles. The instruction manual contains rules, suggestions for other activities, information about cities and Internet sites. Contains: 1 game board, 2 dice, 2 decks of cards, and an instruction guide.
This book is proposing a hybrid algorithm of two fuzzy genetic-based machine learning approaches - Michigan and Pittsburgh - for designing fuzzy rule-based classification systems. The search ability of each approach is examined to efficiently find fuzzy rule-based systems with high classification accuracy. These two approaches are combined into a single hybrid algorithm. The generalization ability of fuzzy rule-based classification systems, designed by the proposed hybrid algorithm is examined on real data sets. Experimental results show that the hybrid algorithm has higher search ability within a population of individual rules and within a population of rule sets.
How would a creature limited to two dimensions be able to grasp the possibility of a third? Edwin A. Abbott's droll and delightful 'romance of many dimensions' explores this conundrum in the experiences of his protagonist, A Square, whose linear world is invaded by an emissary Sphere bringing the gospel of the third dimension on the eve of the new millennium. Part geometry lesson, part social satire, this classic work of science fiction brilliantly succeeds in enlarging all readers' imaginations beyond the limits of our 'respective dimensional prejudices'. In a world where class is determined by how many sides you possess, and women are straight lines, the prospects for enlightenment are boundless, and Abbott's hypotheses about a fourth and higher dimensions seem startlingly relevant today. This new edition of Flatland illuminates the social and intellectual context that produced the work as well as the timeless questions that it raises about the limits of our perception and knowledge.
Following the tradition of modernist novelists, the plot of To the Lighthouse (1927) is secondary to its philosophical introspection - the novel includes little dialogue and almost no action; most of it is written as thoughts and observations. Among the book's many themes are those of loss, subjectivity, the nature of art and the problem of perception.