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A Circumstantial Chance

By Clare LaFrey
  • ISBN Code: : 1480809098
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
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Even though Rita knows that life has its ups and downs, she still wishes she could change her circumstances. So far, Fate has left her to live with her grandparents full-time with occasional visits from her mother, Coral, that are never quite enough to quell Rita’s sadness. Rita just wants some semblance of a normal existence, but when her grandmother passes suddenly, she has no idea just how drastically her life is about to change. Now stuck in the care of her once beautiful mother, who has declined into a walking disaster, Rita attempts to sort through her grief and dysfunctional situation, with the help of prayer. In the meantime, Coral moves them from place to place, as she searches for a man she hopes can save them all. When her mother becomes pregnant, Rita mistakenly thinks her prayers have been answered once her baby brother, Toby, arrives in the world. A series of bad choices then causes her family to become homeless and lead a nomadic existence that eventually lands them in Nevada, where Rita is happy that her life seems like it might finally begin to settle down—until the unexpected happens. A Circumstantial Chance is the poignant story of a young girl who must rise above seemingly insurmountable obstacles and find comfort and hope in God’s love and grace

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When Vernon Fulbright died, all his worldly possessions went to his nephew, Clayton Walker. In dollars and cents the inheritance was small, but in the change it brought to the young mans world, its value proved incalculable. The story is set in the small upstate New York town of Aldershot. When Clayton traveled to Aldershot to claim his inhertance, three things happened: he decided to settle and work in the peaceful hamlet; discovered his uncle had led a bizarre existance; and he fell in love with Eleanor Savage. However, their relationship proved a complicated affair. Eleanor had a past, one with a difference. She had moved to Aldershot ten years previous, but could remember nothing from before the move. Although the past had been erased from her memory it still possessed the power to control her life. She feared people, life, even the man she came to love. Knowing they could never be happy as things stood, Clayton went in search for those missing years, and ran headlong into danger. Someone needed to keep Eleanors memory buried and were prepared to go to any length to achieve that goal. Including murder.

Modality, Subjectivity, and Semantic Change

By Heiko Narrog
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191613126
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  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book is a cross-linguistic exploration of semantic and functional change in modal markers. Its approach is broadly functional typological but makes frequent reference to work in formal semantics by scholars such as Angelika Kratzer and Paul Portner. The author starts by considering what modality is and how it relates to and differs from subjectivity. He argues that modality cannot be defined in terms of subjectivity: both concepts are independent of each other, the first exhibiting different degrees of subjectivity, and the second being operative in a much wider range of grammatical and lexical categories. Subjectivity, he suggests, should not be defined solely in terms of performativity, evidentiality, or construal, but rather from the interplay of multiple semantic and pragmatic factors. He then presents a two-dimensional model for the descriptive representation of modality, based on the notion that among the many aspects of modal meaning, volitivity and speech-act-orientation versus event-orientation are two of its most salient parameters. He shows that it is especially the dimension of speech-act orientation versus event-orientation, parallel to category climbing in syntax, that is operative in diachronic change. Numerous examples of diachronic change within modality and between modality and other categories are then examined with respect to their directionality. With a focus on Japanese and to a lesser extent Chinese the book is a countercheck to hypotheses built on the Indo-European languages. It also contains numerous illustrations from other languages.

Wittgenstein: Understanding and Meaning

By Gordon P. Baker,P. M. S. Hacker
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470753099
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 217
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This is a new edition of the first volume of G.P.Baker and P.M.S. Hacker’s definitive reference work on Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations. Takes into account much material that was unavailable when the first edition was written. Following Baker’s death in 2002, P.M.S. Hacker has thoroughly revised the first volume, rewriting many essays and sections of exegesis completely. Part One – the Essays – now includes two completely new essays: 'Meaning and Use' and 'The Recantation of a Metaphysician'. Part Two – Exegesis §§1–184 – has been thoroughly revised in the light of the electronic publication of Wittgenstein’s Nachlass, and includes many new interpretations of the remarks, a history of the composition of the book, and an overview of its structure. The revisions will ensure that this remains the definitive reference work on Wittgenstein’s masterpiece for the foreseeable future.

Half A Chance

By Frederic S Isham
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 545
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Frederic Stewart Isham was an American novelist and playwright who wrote mainly historical romances and adventure novels.

Theory of Sampling and Sampling Practice, Third Edition

By Francis F. Pitard
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1351105922
  • Total of Pages : 694
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 567
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A step-by-step guide for anyone challenged by the many subtleties of sampling particulate materials. The only comprehensive document merging the famous works of P. Gy, I. Visman, and C.O. Ingamells into a single theory in a logical way - the most advanced book on sampling that can be used by all sampling practitioners around the world.

Second Chances

By Diana Fraser
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  • Publisher : Bay Books
  • Book Code : 0995141002
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  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 886
  • Pdf File: second-chances.pdf

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Don’t you love it when you stumble across your favorite theme in a book—such as secret baby, second chance, enemies to lovers, or women in danger? As an author of over thirty books I thought it would be fun to select books from my catalog and combine them together by theme. So I did, and my Desert Duets was born! So pour yourself a cup or glass of your favorite drink, some chocolates (of course), get comfy, and spoil yourself with a double helping of your favorite type of romance! —Second Chance— A failed romance, a secret discovered, a second chance at love? **Bought by the Sheikh** She was bought once, he’ll buy her again… A dysfunctional upbringing has made Sheikh Zavian bin Ameen Al Rasheed distrustful of people—but he trusted Gabrielle…until she leaves him, bought off by his father. But his obsession with her only grows so he buys her services from her university because if Gabrielle can’t be his wife, then why not his mistress? **Wanted: A Baby by the Sheikh** “You walked away from our wedding and kept on walking. And I hear nothing from you for a year, except a trail of credit card charges. Now you return saying you want our baby. What the hell is going on, Taina?” But Finnish heiress, Taina, can't answer Prince Daidan's question without destroying his world. So Daidan comes up with a proposal of his own... *** The Desert Duets series includes: Secret Baby Second Chance Enemies to Lovers Women in Danger

Public Discourses of Contemporary China

By Y. Shen
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137496274
  • Total of Pages : 227
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 927
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Analyzing contemporary Chinese literature, film, and television, Shen shows the significance of nationalism for the mass imagination in post-socialist China. Chapters move from the intellectual idealism of the 1980s, through the post-Tiananmen transition, to the national cinema of the 1990s, and finally to the Internet literature of today.

Epigraphy and the Greek Historian

By Craig Cooper
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  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Book Code : 144269114X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : History
  • Members : 253
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Epigraphy is a method of inferring and analyzing historical data by means of inscriptions found on ancient artifacts such as stones, coins, and statues. It has proven indispensable for archaeologists and classicists, and has considerable potential for the study of ancient history at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Epigraphy and the Greek Historian is a collection of essays that explore various ways in which inscriptions can help students reconstruct and understand Greek History. In order to engage with the study of epigraphy, this collection is divided into two parts, Athens and Athens from the outside. The contributors maintain the importance of epigraphy, arguing that, in some cases, inscriptions are the only tools we have to recover the local history of places that stand outside the main focus of ancient literary sources, which are often frustratingly Athenocentric. Ideally, the historian uses both inscriptions and literary sources to make plausible inferences and thereby weave together the disconnected threads of the past into a connected and persuasive narrative. Epigraphy and the Greek Historian is a comprehensive examination of epigraphy and a timely resource for students and scholars involved in the study of ancient history.

Settler Colonialism

By Patrick Wolfe
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 1441195521
  • Total of Pages : 258
  • Category : History
  • Members : 712
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This work analyzes the politics of anthropological knowledge from critical perspective that alters existing understandings of colonialism. At the same time, it produces insights into the history of anthropology. Organized around an historical reconstruction of the great anthropological controversy over doctrines of virgin birth, the book argues that the allegation a great deal about European colonial discourse and little if anything about indigenous beliefs. By means of an Australian example, the book shows not only that the alleged ignorance was an artifact of the anthropological theory that produced it, but also that the anthropology was an artifact of the anthropological theory that produced it, but also that the anthropology concerned has been closely tied into both the historical dispossession and the continuing oppression of native peoples. The author explores the links between metropolitan anthropological theory and local colonial politics from the 19th century up to the present, settler colonialism, and the ideological and sexual regimes that characterize it.