Concepts in Communication Studies and Literature in English is a well researched text book targeted at guiding advanced learners in the domains of communication, literature, style, and stylistics. The inadequacy of course materials that dogs the efforts of in-service trainees and advanced learners especially in the polytechnic system is the strong motivational factor for the present scholarship. The topics that are treated in this book are designed to equip learners with the needed communication skills and the knowledge that can enhance productivity in organisations. Furthermore, curriculum designers have discovered that literature is language in action and an important component of language and communication studies hence, its inclusion in Use of English syllabus for students in tertiary institutions. Topics in Literature in English that are treated in this book are structured to groom learners and develop their critical thinking ability.
What does it mean to acquire a language? What is considered a 'second' language in multilingual settings? This practical and comprehensive guide provides an opportunity to consider these issues, providing easy access to concise definitions of key terms and concepts in the study of Second Language Acquisition.
This study addresses the question how income affects health care utilization by the population aged 50 and over in the United States and a number of European countries with varying health care systems. The probabilities that individuals receive several medical services (visits to general practitioner, specialist, dentist, inpatient, or outpatient services) are analyzed separately using probit models. In addition to controls for income and demographic characteristics, controls for health status (both subjective and objective measures of health) are used. We analyze how the relationship between income and health care utilization varies across countries and relate these cross country differences to characteristics of the health care system, i. e., per capita total and public expenditure on health care, gate-keeping for specialist care, and copayments.
Back in 1975 Robin Lakoff in her book Language and Woman''s Place (1975, Harper & Row, New York) illustrated the situation of social disparity between sexes reflected in the use of language. She also hoped that once her book would be read by people whose society would have transcended the issues she described. The present investigation is an attempt to prove that our society is, indeed, on its way to transcending social inequality attached to the traditional concepts of femininity and masculinity. The author of the study monitors the process of gender discourse democratization as manifested in such widely-read life-style magazines as Men''s Health and Cosmopolitan. As a final result of her research, the author of the study exposes and classifies the evidence of co-penetration between what is known as ‘traditional'' male and female topics/situations, as well as language choices. This research could be interesting to both researchers of the field and general public due to its fresh outlook on the issue of language and gender as, instead of polarizing male and female discourse, it offers the evidence of unisex character that language appears to be acquiring currently.
This issue is the second enlarged edition of the textbook ?Sociology of Medicine? by Academician of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Social Science Doctor, Doctor of Medicine, and Professor A. V. Reshetnikov. This manual analyzes the evolution, the place and future development of sociology of medicine in the system of modern scientific knowledge and in the practice of social systems functioning. The textbook sets out systematic knowledge on the most important topics and areas of sociology of medicine which give an idea of the continuity of the formation of medical and sociological concepts, theories, and medicine and health care models, patterns of formulation of medical and sociological problems and research in these fields, scientific instruments, rules of evaluation of scientific and practical activities in the health care system. For health care managers, sociologists, students of medical and sociological faculties, graduate students, teachers and experts in the field of sociology of medicine.
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Enter the world of Susan Lilian Townsend - sun-worshippers, work-shy writers, garden-centre lovers and those in search of a good time are all welcome ... This sparkling collection of Sue Tov/nsend's hilarious non-fiction covers everything from hosepipe bans to Spanish restaurants, from writer's block to slug warfare, from slob holidays to the banning of beige. These funny, perceptive and touching pieces reveal Sue, ourselves and the nation in an extraordinary new light. Sit back and chortle away as one of Britain's most popular and acclaimed writers takes a feather to your funny bone.
This article raises the problem of equity in the health system in Switzerland. Three dimensions of the concept of equity are taken into consideration: the inequality in the financing of the health system, the inequality in the distribution of the state of good health, and, finally, the iniquity in the access to health care. Some methodological developments are presented as well as the results. In conclusion we observe that the state of good health does not depend strongly on income but that it exists some iniquity in the access to health services from specialists and that the income inequality is increasing due to the financing of the health system.
Unknownst to the general public vampires are rampant in Tokyo. To control and contain them, the government has developed a program to track and treat rogue vamps who decide to pray on the public. But what happens when vampire and man come together in harmony and love? Will the public accept this or will they try to tear such partnerships apart.
Целью учебника является формирование у студентов-стоматологов навыков чтения и перевода аутентичных текстов по специальности, пополнение их словарного запаса специальной стоматологической лексикой, а также развитие навыков профессионально ориентированной устной речи для более широкого включения в сферу общения на английском языке. Учебник включает оригинальные научно-популярные тексты, лексические, грамматические и коммуникативные упражнения, грамматические комментарии, справочные материалы и англо-русский стоматологический словарь (с транскрипцией). Данный учебник входит в комплекс учебных пособий для студентов-стоматологов, разработанных преподавателями кафедры иностранных языков МГМСУ и включает Новый англо-русский словарь для стоматологов, пособия для внеаудиторного чтения, а также пособия для развития навыков разговорной речи. 2-е издание, исправленное и дополненное.
В учебном пособии представлены задания, упражнения и справочный материал, необходимые для изучения основ истории и развития пиара в современном мире по углубленному курсу иностранного (английского) языка.