English in India is neither a home language nor a foreign language, in terms of its uses in the community, but rather an indispensable second language. It would be absurd to expect an average Indian child to achieve the same degree of sophistication in handling the language, after perhaps rather less than 300 hours a year instruction in it over five or six years as his English counterpart who is immersed in the language all his working hours. Nowadays, whenever an educationist open his mouth to speak, a few words are bound to fall from his lips on the teaching of English: the importance of English as a basic subject; the necessity of giving it a prominent place on the time-table, and of making sure that the school learner possesses enough of it be able to fill in forms at the labour exchange. The reduced importance of English after independence may not be directly responsible for the fall in the standard of achievement of the pupils in English though it has rather indirectly resulted in the reduction of the place of English in the school curriculum. The number of periods allotted for the teaching of English in the schools is considerably reduced.
Your friendly guide to getting a job in coding Getting a Coding Job For Dummies explains how a coder works in (or out of) an organization, the key skills any job requires, the basics of the technologies a coding pro will encounter, and how to find formal or informal ways to build your skills. Plus, it paints a picture of the world a coder lives in, outlines how to build a resume to land a coding job, and so much more. Coding is one of the most in-demand skills in today's job market, yet there seems to be an ongoing deficit of candidates qualified to take these jobs. Getting a Coding Job For Dummies provides a road map for students, post-grads, career switchers, and anyone else interested in starting a career in coding. Inside this friendly guide, you'll find the steps needed to learn the hard and soft skills of coding—and the world of programming at large. Along the way, you'll set a clear career path based on your goals and discover the resources that can best help you build your coding skills to make you a suitable job candidate. Covers the breadth of job opportunities as a coder Includes tips on educational resources for coders and ways to build a positive reputation Shows you how to research potential employers and impress interviewers Offers access to online video, articles, and sample resume templates If you're interested in pursuing a job in coding, but don't know the best way to get there, Getting a Coding Job For Dummies is your compass!
Although new ventures’ competitive positioning and their founders’ social networks are both recognized as important in the context of transition economies, not much is known about their multiplicative effect on performance. We build on the strategic management literature and social network theory to develop theoretical predictions about the role of competitive strategies and social capital for entrepreneurial performance. These are tested with survey data from Bulgaria. We find that both the venture’s competitive strategic positioning and the founder’s networking positively influence performance. The hypothesized moderating effect of networking for the relationship between differentiation strategy and performance received only tentative support. Contrary to expectations, we find a negative moderating effect of networking for the relationship of cost leadership with performance. These results suggest that the entrepreneur’s network plays a role in shaping how strategies influence performance by possibly upholding differentiation and deemphasizing cost leadership strategy. Implications for managerial practice and public policy are discussed.
Taking us from a sweltering Indian rooftop at night to the marble halls of an ageing Bollywood star's palace by way of bohemian New York, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's new stories are as wide-ranging, rich, multi-layered and subtle as their well-travelled author. An Indian poetess exerts an artistic and sexual dominion over her English translator; a middle-aged man is found dead in mysterious circumstances in a shabby Indian guesthouse, leaving an assortment of women to reassemble the pieces of his secret life; a young English girl with a beautiful voice infiltrates Fifth Avenue theatrical royalty; and a beautiful Hollywood film star exacts a clever, protracted revenge on her nemesis. Speaking of mortality and family rivalry, of power, of love and the loss of innocence.
Complete in five handsome volumes, each with an introduction by a Doyle scholar, a chronology, a selected bibliography, and explanatory notes, the Oxford Sherlock Holmes series offers a definative collection of the famous detective's adventures. No home library is complete without it. Comprising the series of short stories that made the fortunes of the Strand, the magazine in which they were first published, this volume won even more popularity for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. Holmes is at the height of his powers in many of his most famous cases, including The Red-Headed League, The Speckled Band, and The Blue Carbuncle and the famous A Study in Scarlet.
Set in frontier America in the midst of the French-Indian war, as the French are attempting to overthrow an English fort, Cooper's story follows Alice and Cora Munro, pioneer sisters who are trying to find their way back to their father, an English commander. Guided by an army major and Magua, an Indian from the Huron tribe, they soon meet Hawk-eye, a frontier scout and his Mohican Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas. Magua is not all that he seems and the sisters are kidnapped. In The Last of the Mohicans, Cooper sets Indian tribe against Indian tribe and lays bare the brutality of the white man against the Mohicans.
Motivation is an important individual difference (ID) variable to account for the variation in the language learning success. It is the factor that provides impetus required to start learning a second language, and later it becomes the driving force to sustain the long and tedious process of learning the language. To this end, the present study examined the motivation to learn English of Nepalese public high school learners, 13-16 years of age, in three districts of Nepal. Based on Dornyei’s (2005;2009) second language (L2) motivational Self System as the theoretical framework, this study employed a 63 item questionnaire to collect their view from 84 high school students and a semi structured interview to collect their opinion about learning English from 4 out of total sample. Correlation and regression analyses of the data showed that the main factors affecting learners’ English language learning motivation was the Ideal L2 Self and attitude to learning English, which also provided empirical support for the main constructs of the L2 Motivational Self-System.
Interested in discovering how language works? Daunted by the prospect of studying linguistics at university? The English Language and Linguistics Companion is a tool-kit for the novice linguist. Integrating study skills with substantive coverage, it offers an innovative approach to the study of English language and linguistics, helping students see how their chosen discipline 'fits together'.A one-stop resource, this practical and highly accessible guide:• Provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary approaches to the study of language and outlines the contribution of significant scholars to the development of the field• Introduces the core topics and concepts of linguistics and the study of language and summarizes key issues in applied linguistics • Defines and illustrates the key terms and concepts in the discipline of linguistics• Offers practical advice on the skills required when studying linguistics and suggests a range of possible career pathways• Illustrates approaches to linguistic research and recommends resources for linguistic inquiry and the study of language Packed full of information and guidance, this is an essential resource for prospective linguistics students and anyone with an interest in the study of language.
"If you're as interested in Japan as I am, I think you'll find that The Power to Compete is a smart and thought-provoking look at the future of a fascinating country." – Bill Gates, "5 Books to Read This Summer" Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the "Japan Disease." As founder and CEO of Rakuten, one of the world's largest Internet companies, author Hiroshi Mikitani brings an entrepreneur's perspective to bear on the country's economic stagnation. Through a freewheeling and candid conversation with his economist father, Ryoichi Mikitani, the two examine the issues facing Japan, and explore possible roadmaps to revitalization. How can Japan overhaul its economy, education system, immigration, public infrastructure, and hold its own with China? Their ideas include applying business techniques like Key Performance Indicators to fix the economy, using information technology to cut government bureaucracy, and increasing the number of foreign firms with a head office in Japan. Readers gain rare insight into Japan's future, from both academic and practical perspectives on the inside. Mikitani argues that Japan's tendency to shun international frameworks and hide from global realities is the root of the problem, while Mikitani Sr.'s background as an international economist puts the issue in perspective for a well-rounded look at today's Japan. Examine the causes of Japan's endless economic stagnation Discover the current efforts underway to enhance Japan's competitiveness Learn how free market "Abenomics" affected Japan's economy long-term See Japan's issues from the perspective of an entrepreneur and an economist Japan's malaise is seated in a number of economic, business, political, and cultural issues, and this book doesn't shy away from hot topics. More than a discussion of economics, this book is a conversation between father and son as they work through opposing perspectives to help their country find The Power to Compete.
Learn all about 40 different jobs with this entertaining and original game. Three packs of cards with lively, colourful illustrations, up-to-the-minute job titles in English and clear and concise phrases describing each job. A comprehensive Teacher's Guide complete with suggestions for language exercises, games and activities makes Just the Job an indispensable part of the English classroom. An enjoyable educational game to play either at home with family and friends or at school as part of the English lesson.
Set entirely on one day, 16 June 1904, "Ulysses" follows Leopold Bloom and Stephen Daedalus as they go about their daily business in Dublin. From this starting point, James Joyce constructs a novel of extraordinary imaginative richness and depth. Unique in the history of literature, "Ulysses" is one of the most important and enjoyable works of the twentieth century. After its first publication in Paris in 1922, "Ulysses" was published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head in 1936. These editions, as well as the subsequent resettings of 1960 in Great Britain and of 1961 in the US, included an increasing number of transmission and printing errors. In 1977 a team of scholars, led by Professor Hans Walter Gabler, began to study manuscript evidence, typescripts and proofs in an attempt to reconstruct Joyce's creative process in order to come up with a more accurate text. This edition uses the revised 1993 text of Gabler's version.
The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English. Essential Grammar in Use is a self-study reference and practice book for elementary-level learners (A1-B1), used by millions of people around the world. With clear examples, easy-to-follow exercises and answer key, the Fourth edition is perfect for independent study, covering all the areas of grammar that you will need at this level. The book has an easy-to-use format of two-page units with clear explanations of grammar points on the left-hand page, and practice exercises on the right. It also includes plenty of additional exercises and a Study Guide to help you find the grammar units you need to study. Fourth edition.
This book aims at investigating the ways in which deixis are identified in Standard English and Standard Arabic. It is an attempt to show the similarities and differences existing between them on the syntactic and semantic levels. They are realized by the same grammatical elements, like personal pronouns, demonstratives, some adverbs of place and time and tenses of the verb. The conclusions revealed that two are some points of similarity and difference within the above languages regarding person, number, gender and case distinctions. The comparison manifested a great similarity between the two compared languages and this result supports to a great extent the concept of universalism.
Anil K. Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang are among the most distinguished experts in the field of globalization. In The Quest for Global Dominance they present the lessons from their twenty-year study of over two hundred corporations. They argue that, in order for a company to create and maintain its position as a globally dominant player, executives must ensure that their company leads its industry in the following four essential tasks: Identifying market opportunities worldwide and pursuing them by establishing the necessary presence in all key markets Converting global presence into global competitive advantage by identifying and developing the opportunities for value creation that global presence offers Cultivating a global mindset by viewing cultural and geographic diversity as an opportunity, not just a challenge Leveraging the rise of emerging markets especially China and India to transform the company's growth prospects, global cost structure, and pace of innovation