Record No. 79—14 of scientific-and-trial approbation of December 25, 2014. Research objective: Comprehensive assessment of influence on the recipient’s functional status of a revitalizing procedure carried out by the evaluated specialist. The approbated health improvement method is the proprietary methodology of bioenergy correction: Traditional Tibetan Massage Using Resonance Bowls as per Tcering Ngodrub Tradition (Viktor Ogui) on the basis of health-improving practices applying resonance bowls
After the extraordinary events of Lake Victoria, the Soviet agents let Kathy Austin and her companions leave. On their way back to Mombasa, the group stops to speak to Lord Balmer, who was taken in by the Maasai. The Lord has lost his mind, and tells them a wild story of extraterrestrials and apocalypse. but is the story so fantastic after all? Will Kathy manage to find an explanation to the mysteries of Kenya - and maybe even tangible proof?
Freddie Widgeon wants the money to buy shares in a coffee plantation in Kenya so that he can marry Sally Foster. Soapy and Dolly Molloy want to get their hands on a cache of stolen jewels hidden in the house of Freddie's neighbour in the suburb of Valley Fields. When their paths cross, the ensuing misunderstandings lead to vintage Wodehouse comedy.
The research on which this book is based set out to: identify and describe both phonological and grammatical variations in the English spoken by teachers at primary school level in Kenya, Africa; determine how these variations depart from the British standard variety; correlate the linguistic variation observed with the social variables of ethnicity, gender, educational level and rural-urban dichotomy; and discuss the implications of the emergent sociolinguistic patterns for pedagogy in Kenya and by extension, in other non-native multilingual contexts. The general finding is that the English spoken by teachers at primary school level in Kenya varies from the British standard variety - the model that is supposed to be used at all the education tiers in Kenya. This variation cuts across all the social variables investigated. The study argues for the consideration of the sociolinguistic reality of English in Kenya and adoption of a local variety of English, a variety that will be close to other standard varieties, thus making it possible for Kenyan speakers to maintain mutual intelligibility with international speakers of English while maintaining their Kenyan identity.
After reporting to London, Kathy Austin returns to Kenya to continue her investigation. In the palace of Count Di Broglie, the young English woman finally meets the last survivors of the Remington expedition, but they lack material proof to support their stories. Kathy is ordered to obtain information on Irmanius, a rather inquisitive individual who's been snooping around the country. Who is he working for? The Americans, the Russians... Or a considerably more foreign power?
Kenya, 1947. A hunting expedition led by American writer John Remington makes a startling encounter, and then vanishes without a trace. Shortly afterwards, Katherine Austin, agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service, arrives in Mombasa. Her mission: investigate a series of mysterious sightings and incidents, of which the disappearance of the Remington party could be the latest. Undercover as a teacher, courted by colleagues who may be working for competing secret services, she's about to enter a whole new reality.
The partition of India in 1947 not only divided the geographical map of the Subcontinent, it also cut across the human psyche on both sides of the border, to such an extent that the communal strife and riots of 1947 continue to occur in India even today. Shamoil traces the dehumanizing impact of this historical event. ‘’The Dressing Table “ is an offbeat story advocating the reality that the objects we think are lifeless, sometimes absorb human vibrations and energy to the extent that they can influence human lives. An age old dressing table of a prostitute is looted by a rioter. That dressing table soaked with eddy currents of prostitution from generation to generation generates the same in the home of that rioter and the behavior of his daughters and wife starts changing. In the stories from the third world Shamoil confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, human sexuality and instinct. He probes through symbol and suggestion beyond the external facade of his characters and enters the complex emotional and psychological inner terrain of the human being.
The monograph presents the results of long time terminological and lexicological research on emergence and development of language and cognition which were used in founding anthropolinguistics – a new science devoted to study of the evolution of human mentality on the basis of its reflection in respective evolution of language. A new general approach in investigating the process of evolution of man is suggested, which is based on using lexical data in detailed examination and reconstruction of shaping of human mind and culture. Evolution of human mind and cognition was found to have a phased character, every stage characterized by fundamental changes in duration, size of vocabulary and predominant lexical units, types of ideas and types of culture. This approach creates opportunities for breakthrough in exploring the process of shaping of the present human mind and culture and opens new grounds for not only linguistic, but also psychological, sociological, cultural and philosophical studies and new discoveries. The book is dedicated to all those who are interested in deep comprehension of ways and problems in evolution of the present man and civilization.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaration adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (10 December 1948 at Palais de Chaillot, Paris). The Declaration arose directly from the experience of the Second World War and represents the first global expression of rights to which all human beings are inherently entitled. It consists of 30 articles which have been elaborated in subsequent international treaties, regional human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. The International Bill of Human Rights consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols. In 1966 the General Assembly adopted the two detailed Covenants, which complete the International Bill of Human Rights; and in 1976, after the Covenants had been ratified by a sufficient number of individual nations, the Bill took on the force of international law.
Ever since Robinson Crusoe in 1719, the novel has introduced British readers to truly unforgettable characters - people in whom we can find deeper understanding of our own lives. In this engaging and personal book, Sebastian Faulks examines and celebrates the most famous and best-loved of these dazzling fictional creations and their wider impact on British culture as a whole. From Sherlock Holmes and Mr Darcy to Emma Woodhouse and James Bond - this is the story of the heroes, lovers, snobs and villains in all of us.
A language like Gikuyu is the result of human cognition whose structure and function is based on people''s experiences. Some human experiences are too dysphemistic to be discussed without linguistic interdiction. Therefore, a clear understanding of euphemisms will help us uncover how a speaker''s mind works in a cognitive context. This book also identifies the semantic and lexical processes involved in the formation of euphemisms and how these processes blunt the impact of the language to omit specific implication that would unequivocally identify the referent. In addition, this book also looks at the influence of gender in the usage of Gikuyu euphemisms and also accounts for the analysis of euphemisms using the Conceptual Metaphor Theory (CMT). The findings of this study indicate that in spite of a few violations of the tenets of Conceptual Metaphor Theory, CMT gives us insights into the cognitive perspective of euphemisms as a way to attenuate the target domains of death; sexual intercourse; diseases; excretion and body effluvia and anatomy. The findings of this research may be of importance to teachers, court interpreters, media practitioners, counsellors and sex educators.
Teaching and assessment of listening as an integral part of ELT has been ignored for long in Kenya. Listening has been assumed to be innate. It was not until 2006 that Kenya made efforts to integrate its teaching. This book is the product of a study to measure learners'' listening comprehension competence. The study tested learners'' listening proficiency, listening materials and teaching strategies used. Data was drawn from students and teachers through audio test, questionnaire,and content analysis. Statistics used were, means, ANOVA,correlations and the t- test. Course books were found to be deficient in listening materials,teachers were not deliberately trained on teaching listening skills and students performed poorly in listening. They scored better on explicit items than on inferential items. Urban school students had an edge over the rural students and those in boarding schools performed better on the Listening Comprehension Test (LCT) than those in day schools. There was no consistent relationship between girls'' and boys'' performance. It was concluded that gender did not make a difference in performance in LCT.