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Keeping up with Missouri's Growing LEP Population
(University of Missouri - Columbia Institute of Public Policy, 2005)
Immigration is growing in areas that have not previously experienced immigrant populations. This trend, coupled with requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), introduces new challenges to school districts across ...
Measuring Lexical Style and Competence: The Type-Token Vocabulary Curve
(Northern Illinois University, 1990)
A personal computer is used to analyze samples from literary texts by thirteen different authors, including passages from Genesis, Hemingway, Longfellow, Jane Austen, Henry James, George Eliot, James Joyce, and Basic ...
Parameterizing Case and Activity: Hyper-raising in Bantu
Case theory has long played a crucial role in explaining the distribution of nominal expressions. Raising constructions are a well-established case in point (Chomsky 1981, George & Kornfilt 1981, Chomsky 2000, Chomsky ...
Hyperactivity and Hyperagreement in Bantu
Many Bantu languages exhibit A-movements and patterns of iterating agreement that are disallowed in Indo-European languages. In Minimalist theory, both agreement and movement are constrained by an Activity requirement ...
A New Tool for Discourse Analysis: The Vocabulary-Management Profile
A Turbo Pascal program is used to generate vocabulary management profiles (VMPs). The program counts the new vocabulary words introduced into a text over successive thirty-five-word intervals, and these numbers are then ...
What's ahead in academe
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1968)
"Building on its 129-year record of leadership and achievement, the Columbia campus intends to be a complete and truly distinguished center of higher education. This is made clear in the interim report of the Steering ...
Arizona public libraries serving the Spanish-speaking : context for changes
(Reference & User Services Quarterly, 2013)
Arizona is at the forefront of Latino population growth and political and racial politics. Three different factors could potentially influence the provision of library service to Latinos in the State of Arizona. These are ...
Describing vernacular literacy practices to enhance understanding of community information needs: A case study with practical implications.
Key documents guiding United States library service, including Reference and User Service Association (RUSA) guidelines and the American Library Association (ALA) Code of Ethics and Bill of Rights, focus on equitable public ...
Annotated Bibliography to 1985
Annotated bibliography 1986-1990
The Vocabulary-Management Profile: Two Stories by William Faulkner
The Vocabulary-Management Profile (VMP) is a graph of the moving average of the number of new vocabulary words introduced over successive intervals of text. Peaks and valleys on the VMP correlate closely with narrative ...
The University's next ten years
(University of Missouri. Alumni Association, 1969)
"These are the themes contained in the 64-page Long-range planning, published last month by the University. Two years in the making, the 10-year projection is the result of studies made by each campus and each academic ...
Between the oral and the literary: the case of the Naxi Dongba texts
"It is my argument that not only can the ritual texts of the Naxi people of southwest China be proven to be demonstrably oral in nature, but that they also exist in a realm of potentiality that occupies the uncontested ...