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Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about. It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language. This unit looks at how language is understood by taking an interdisciplinary approach.
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18.2 Characteristics of the innovation
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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18.1 Introduction to diffusion
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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17.4 Standards and their role in innovation
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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17.1 Getting the technology to work
This unit is for designers, engineers, technologists and anyone interested in designing and inventing. It is also for managers and consumers interested in innovation and technical change. The unit will show you how design and innovation can create a more sustainable future. It will also help you understand how innovation comes about and will encourage thinking about environmental and social challenges for the future.
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3 Rhythm

All speech has rhythm because we naturally stress some words or syllables more than others. The rhythm can sometimes be very regular and pronounced, as in a children's nursery rhyme – ‘JACK and JILL went UP the HILL’ – but even in the most ordinary sentence the important words are given more stress. In poetry, rhythm is extremely important: patterns are deliberately created and repeated for varying effects. The rhythmical pattern of a poem is called its metre, and we can analyse,
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2.1.2 Faustus's first speech
What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This unit will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.
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Information and communication technologies (ICTs) systems now dominate our everyday lives. This unit will explain what constitutes such a system and how ICT systems work. You will also look at how ICT systems convey, store and manipulate data, and how they process data. Finally you will learn how these systems are used.
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How to deal with the upturn when it comes
Richard Punt, Managing Partner of Strategy at Deloitte, discusses how managers can best prepare their organisation for the upturn

Information for prospective Applicants to CRE
The Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute (APHCRI) at The Australian National University (ANU) has opened the second round of funding to establish up to seven additional Centres of Research Excellence (CREs) in Primary Health Care. This information session for prospective applicants was presented at the ANU on 21 March 2011.
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Brain Day 2011: Understanding how the brain can be repaired after a stroke
Brain Day 2011 is sponsored by the Neurological Foundation of NZ and the University of Otago. As part of Brain Awareness Week, we join this major international effort to communicate the wonders and achievements of brain research. Dr Graeme Hammond-Tooke, from the Dunedin School of Medicine, speaks on “Stimulating the brain with electricity: From electric rays to magnetic coils” Held March 19, 2011.
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Brain Day 2011: Stimulating the brain with electricity - from electric rays to magnetic coils
Brain Day 2011 is sponsored by the Neurological Foundation of NZ and the University of Otago. As part of Brain Awareness Week, we join this major international effort to communicate the wonders and achievements of brain research. Dr Andrew Clarkson from the Departments of Psychology and Anatomy & Structural Biology speaks on “Understanding how the brain can be repaired after a stroke” Held March 19, 2011.
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Model Prison Architecture
Williamsburg's jail, or gaol, set the standard for colonial prison architecture. Visit the building this year as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of its reconstruction. Architectural historian Carl Lounsbury describes the structure.Author(s): No creator set

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S'étirer derrière le bureau
Après ce chapitre, tu pourras comprendre les instructions d'une leçon de gymnastique.
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Listening and speech exercise: Vivre les élections à l'étranger
At the completion of this lesson you will be able to obtain information on the phone about the voting procedure.
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Vocabulary, writing: Limited companies in the political arena
You learn vocabulary by means of pronouncements concerning limited companies in the political arena. You then compare expressions with each other with regard to meaning. You learn to express you opinion on this subject in writing.
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The Public Pension Crisis Panel Discussion
Meet experts in the public pension arena and learn: The causes behind the current pension dilemma; Possible short and long term solutions; How the crisis impacts every Rhode Islander Moderator: Gary Sasse Director, Bryant University Institute for Public Leadership; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Rhode Island College; Former Executive Director, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council Expert Panel: Ernie Almonte - Partner, DiSanto, Priest & Co.; Chairman, Audit Advisory Comm
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A very special motivation for getting a degree from the University of Memphis.
Nell Jones has had a very special motivation for getting her master's degree from the University of Memphis.
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