Language and Memory

Language and Memory

The functions of linguistic structures and expressions reflect knowledge patterns stored in diverse parts of memory. Based on the assumption that language cannot be adequately understood without considering properties of memory, the volume brings together fourteen contributions by distinguished linguists and psychologists. As is evident in linguistic...

International Management

International Management

Aimed at undergraduate & graduate students majoring in international business or general management, this volume explores the dynamic global environment of business management, by exploring political, legal, technological, competitive and cultural factors that shape corporations worldwide.

The Cremator

The Cremator

"The devil's neatest trick is to persuade us that he doesn't exist." Giovanni Papini It is a maxim that both rings true in our contemporary world and pervades this tragicomic novel of anxiety and evil set amid the horrors of World War II. As a gay man living in a totalitarian, patriarchal society, noted Czech writer Ladislav Fuks identified with the...

The Birth of the New Justice

The Birth of the New Justice

Until 1919, European wars were settled without post-war trials, and individuals were not punishable under international law. After World War One, European jurists at the Paris Peace Conference developed new concepts of international justice to deal with violations of the laws of war. Though these were not implemented for political reasons, later jurists...

Truth at Work: The Science of Delivering Tough Messages

Truth at Work: The Science of Delivering Tough Messages

Fat Blame

Fat Blame

A four year old Mexican American girl is taken away from her parents because she is obese and experiencing health problems related to her weight. Such a measure, once seen as extreme, quickly comes to be seen as a logical means of addressing a problem viewed as nothing short of child abuse. And yet, for all the purported concern for these children's...

Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review

Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review

Prepare for certification, MOC/recertification, and in-service exams with the most trusted name in medicine: Harrison's. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review, 19th edition, is a completely revised and updated guide to help you prepare for your primary board certification, maintenance of certification/re-certification

Rice Quality

Rice Quality

Rice is a unique and highly significant crop, thought to help feed nearly half the planet on a daily basis. An understanding of its properties and their significance is essential for the provision of high quality products. This is all the more true today as international trade in rice trade has been increasing rapidly in recent years. This important...

Time and the Biblical Hebrew Verb

Time and the Biblical Hebrew Verb

In this book John Cook interacts with the range of approaches to the perennial questions on the Biblical Hebrew verb in a fair-minded approach. Some of his answers may appear deceptively traditional, such as his perfective-imperfective identification of the qatal-yiqtol opposition. However, his approach is distinguished from the traditional approaches...

Hegemony and socialist strategy

Hegemony and socialist strategy

In this hugely influential book, Laclau and Mouffe examine the workings of hegemony and contemporary social struggles, and their significance for democratic theory. With the emergence of new social and political identities, and the frequent attacks on Left theory for its essentialist underpinnings, "Hegemony and Socialist Strategy" remains as relevant...

Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Dialogue Systems

Reinforcement Learning for Adaptive Dialogue Systems

The past decade has seen a revolution in the field of spoken dialogue systems. As in other areas of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, data-driven methods are now being used to drive new methodologies for system development and evaluation. This book is a unique contribution to that ongoing change. A new methodology for developing spoken dialogue...

Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East

Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East

Beginning at the end of the first Gulf War, the Middle East entered a new era of architectural and urban development defined by increased levels of globalisation and private sector investment. In the decade that followed, the region was home to a wealth of architectural projects that challenged conventional thinking about architecture and the Middle...