1. Speaker's knowledge in al-Sīrāfī (Sībawayhi commentary) and Ibn Sīnā by Wilfrid Hodges


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    Les 23 et 24 octobre 2014, la Fondation Singer-Polignac accueillait un colloque intitulé "Development of a Tradition: Continuity and Change". Pour en savoir plus : http://www.singer-polignac.org/fr/missions/sciences/colloques/590-development-of-tradition-continuity-and-change

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    • Undergraduate Class Discusses Their Views on Hanging Out


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      A gender studies undergraduate class from the University of Mississippi discusses on how hangout could be used in their college environment.

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      • Dr. Harker: The history of ways people viewed sex


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        Dr. Jaime Harker, interim director at the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies, briefly explains the historical context of how sex was viewed during the Puritan times and how it's changed over the years.

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        • Dr. Burkette: The forming of new words and meanings


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          Dr. Allison Burkette, associate professor of linguistics at University of Mississippi, explains how words are created and new meanings are generated as perceptions in society change.

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          • Dr. Burkette: "Hang-Out" on a linguistic standpoint


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            Dr. Allison Burkette, associate professor of linguistics at University of Mississippi, explains about the shifting of language meanings in relation to sex.

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            • Uncovering the Nuclear Mindset: Language and Meaning


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              Jacque Hettel, Assistant Director, Institute Humanities Research Nexus Lab presented as part of the Energy and Society: Communities of Energy in Transition series of discussions. October 16, 2014 Uncovering the Nuclear Mindset: Language and Meaning Construction in the Nuclear Power Industry The regulation of the nuclear power industry in the United States has been called into question several times over the past 40 years—often in reaction to events at domestic nuclear generating sites like that of the Brown’s Ferry fire in 1975, an accident at Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, and most recently an international event resulting from a tsunami that affected the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. Criticisms about the actions of the NRC, and even the language of the industry, have been made by individuals for political reasons. One book in particular has been published titled Nukespeak: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima, which claims that there is a “linguistic filter of the nuclear mindset” that the nuclear power industry and its proponents use for rhetorical means. However, the authors of this text do not provide any description for the language of the nuclear power industry in making their claims. In order for any assumption to be made regarding whether or not there is any attempt “to hide the truth about nuclear dangers” (Bell “”No Word for Meltdown: The Return of Nukespeak”), we must first understand the actual language used by the nuclear power industry. Using a language-based model sampled from documents in the NRC’s ADAMS database of publicly-available documents, very distinct differences in the construction of meaning and use of industry terms like safety, technical, and even nuclear were uncovered. Interestingly, investigations of these words in different contexts—whether or not it came from a regulatory official, licensee, or from a member of the public—yielded fascinating insights into the differences in culture, perspective, and behavior of those different groups. These differences, it will be argued, are the missing pieces of data that when revealed allow us to truly understand the nuclear mindset. Jacqueline Hettel is the Assistant Director of the IHR Nexus Lab. She also works closely with the Linguistic Atlas Projects in a service capacity as their Technical Manager. A linguist by training, her research primarily focuses on investigating language as a social construct that can provide insights into differences in behavior, language use, and meaning construction between different groups. She primarily investigates this in corporate communications within the energy sector. She has done consulting work within the nuclear power industry to help corporations analyze internal communications to understand and assess how they are communicating about safety and then use that information to improve organizational culture and effectiveness. Her current projects also include investigating rhetorical and communicative strategies employed by both the industry (e.g. the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and licensed corporations) and the public regarding nuclear power to better understand the dynamics surrounding nuclear energy activism. She is also heavily involved in the creation of best practices and strategies for leveraging computational research methods for qualitative data and the development of professional development initiatives for digital and computational methods in higher education. She received her PhD in English Language Studies from the University of Georgia.

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              • Search and Rescue: Language champions Matjarra, Dhangal, Michael and Melanie talk about Yolngu Matha from NE Arnhem Land


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                The group of Yolngu Matha dialects are more than just a set languages. They can be seen as a way of life that connects people to their culture, their country and all living things. Language champions Matjarra Garrawurra, Dhangal Gurrawiwi, Michael Christie and Melanie Wilkinson tell stories about the complex layers of Yolngu Matha language from NE Arnhemland in the Northern Territory. These interviews were recorded as part of a national Search and Rescue Workshop for Indigenous languages at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE) in conjunction with the Centre for Australian Languages and Linguistics (CALL collection) and the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages (LAAL project). This video was made as part of ABC Open's Mother Tongue Project.

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                • Your Prayers Help People Get the Bible


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                  We often underestimate the power of prayer to change the world around us. But as the examples in this video show, our prayers can help change people’s lives in significant ways. And just by praying, you can help people get a Bible translation in their language. This video tells the story of five-year-old Sam, whose faith and persistent prayers helped the Rapa Nui people of Easter Island get a Bible translation started. And it tells how a Juni man became a Christian, and later a Bible translator for his own language, through the faithful prayers of several people.

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                  • How do we deal with confusing words in the Bible?


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                    Ken Wytsma, President of Kilns College and Pastor of Antioch Church in Bend, OR, answers a question about the word "stronghold" in the Bible and why it sometimes refers to sin and Satan, and other times refers to God http://askquestions.tv

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                    • Fade Out teaser


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