As a derivative volume from Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 2nd edition, it comprises contributions from the foremost scholars of semantics in their various specializations and draws on 20+ years of development in the parent work in a compact and affordable format. Principally intended for tertiary level inquiry and research, this will be invaluable as a reference work for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as academics inquiring into the study of meaning and meaning relations within languages.
This volume descibes, in up-to-date terminology and authoritative interpretation, the field of neurolinguistics, the science concerned with the neural mechanisms underlying the comprehension, production and abstract knowledge of spoken, signed or written language.
Encyclopedia of Materials Characterization is a comprehensive volume on analytical techniques used in materials science for the characterization of surfaces, interfaces and thin films. This flagship volume in the Materials Characterization Series is a unique, stand-alone reference for materials science practitioners, process engineers, students and anyone with a need to know about the capabilities available in materials analysis. An encyclopedia of 50 concise articles, this book will also be a practical companion to the forthcoming books in the Series.
As Christine Ammer notes, the underlying
assumption of The Encyclopedia of Women’s
Health, her classic and concise reference for women’s
health, is that “every woman wants to take
responsibility for her own health.” By helping us
understand how our bodies work, the marvel of our
bodies’ normal functions and the profound consequences
of its malfunctions, and the care and treatments
available to us, she helps us to take charge
of our own health.
This second edition of the Encyclopedia of Nursing Research (ENR), like the first, is a
comprehensive, yet concise and authoritative guide to existing nursing research literature. It
charts the course of nursing research since 1983 when the first edition of the Annual Review
of Nursing Research (ARNR) was published.
The original edition of ENR, published in 1998, grew from a long-standing commitment
of the publisher, Dr. Ursula Springer, to the field of nursing, and my commitment to nurse
scholars around the globe.
It seems like only a few short months since we co-edited The
Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science.
We have now compiled the materials for the “Concise” edi-
tion of these volumes. In this edition, we have asked previ-
ous authors to update their material to reﬂect the most re-
cent ideas and research ﬁndings on their topics. This edition
also contains new entries because the ﬁelds of psychology
and neuroscience continue to ﬂourish.
We propose a method of organizing reading materials for vocabulary learning. It enables us to select a concise set of reading texts (from a target corpus) that contains all the target vocabulary to be learned. We used a specialized vocabulary for an English certiﬁcation test as the target vocabulary and used English Wikipedia, a free-content encyclopedia, as the target corpus. The organized reading materials would enable learners not only to study the target vocabulary efﬁciently but also to gain a variety of knowledge through reading.