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Read more about Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Wilson

Publisher: Open Book Publishers

License: CC BY

Metaethics from a First Person Standpoint addresses in a novel format the major topics and themes of contemporary metaethics, the study of the analysis of moral thought and judgement. Metathetics is less concerned with what practices are right or wrong than with what we mean by ‘right’ and ‘wrong.’

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Read more about Let's Get Writing!

Let's Get Writing!

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributors: Browning, DeVries, Boylan, Kurtz, and Burton

Publisher: Virginia Western Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

This introduction is designed to exemplify how writers think about and produce text. The guiding features are the following:

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Read more about Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy

Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Brehe

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY-SA

Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible to general and specialist readers alike. This book provides an in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.

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Read more about Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Kurant

Publisher: University of North Georgia Press

License: CC BY-SA

The University of North Georgia Press and Affordable Learning Georgia bring you Becoming America: An Exploration of American Literature from Precolonial to Post-Revolution. Featuring sixty-nine authors and full texts of their works, the selections in this open anthology represent the diverse voices in early American literature. This completely-open anthology will connect students to the conversation of literature that is embedded in American history and has helped shaped its culture.

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 3

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 2

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Western Civilization: A Concise History Volume 1

Copyright Year: 2019

Contributor: Brooks

Publisher: Portland Community College

License: CC BY-NC-SA

Western Civilization: A Concise History​ is an Open Educational Resource textbook covering the history of Western Civilization from approximately 8,000 BCE to 2017 CE. It is available in three volumes covering the following time periods and topics:

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Read more about Oregon Writes Open Writing Text

Oregon Writes Open Writing Text

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Kepka

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

License: CC BY

This textbook guides students through rhetorical and assignment analysis, the writing process, researching, citing, rhetorical modes, and critical reading. Using accessible but rigorous readings by professionals throughout the college composition field, the Oregon Writes Writing Textbook aligns directly to the statewide writing outcomes for English Composition courses in Oregon.

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Read more about Canadian History: Post-Confederation

Canadian History: Post-Confederation

Copyright Year: 2016

Contributor: Belshaw

Publisher: BCcampus

License: CC BY

This textbook introduces aspects of the history of Canada since Confederation. “Canada” in this context includes Newfoundland and all the other parts that come to be aggregated into the Dominion after 1867. Much of this text follows thematic lines. Each chapter moves chronologically but with alternative narratives in mind. What Aboriginal accounts must we place in the foreground? Which structures (economic or social) determine the range of choices available to human agents of history? What environmental questions need to be raised to gain a more complete understanding of choices made in the past and their ramifications?

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Read more about A grammar of Komnzo

A grammar of Komnzo

Copyright Year: 2018

Contributor: Döhler

Publisher: Language Science Press

License: CC BY

Komnzo is a Papuan language of Southern New Guinea spoken by around 250 people in the village of Rouku. Komnzo belongs to the Tonda subgroup of the Yam language family, which is also known as the Morehead Upper-Maro group. This grammar provides the first comprehensive description of a Yam language. It is based on 16 months of fieldwork. The primary source of data is a text corpus of around 12 hours recorded and transcribed between 2010 and 2015. Komnzo provides many fields of future research, but the most interesting aspect of its structure lies in the verb morphology, to which the two largest chapters of the grammar are dedicated. Komnzo verbs may index up to two arguments showing agreement in person, number and gender. Verbs encode 18 TAM categories, valency, directionality and deictic status. Morphological complexity lies not only in the amount of categories that verbs may express, but also in the way these are encoded. Komnzo verbs exhibit what may be called ‘distributed exponence’, i.e. single morphemes are underspecified for a particular grammatical category. Therefore, morphological material from different sites has to be integrated first, and only after this integration can one arrive at a particular grammatical category. The descriptive approach in this grammar is theory-informed rather than theory-driven. Comparison to other Yam languages and diachronic developments are taken into account whenever it seems helpful.

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