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    Read more about Grammatical theory: From transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches

    Grammatical theory: From transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches

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    Contributor: Müller

    Publisher: Language Science Press

    License: CC BY

    This book introduces formal grammar theories that play a role in current linguistic theorizing (Phrase Structure Grammar, Transformational Grammar/Government & Binding, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Head-​Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Construction Grammar, Tree Adjoining Grammar). The key assumptions are explained and it is shown how the respective theory treats arguments and adjuncts, the active/passive alternation, local reorderings, verb placement, and fronting of constituents over long distances. The analyses are explained with German as the object language.

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    Read more about Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach

    Introduction to Game Theory: a Discovery Approach

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    Contributor: Nordstrom

    Publisher: Jennifer Firkins Nordstrom

    License: CC BY-SA

    Game theory is an excellent topic for a non-majors quantitative course as it develops mathematical models to understand human behavior in social, political, and economic settings. The variety of applications can appeal to a broad range of students. Additionally, students can learn mathematics through playing games, something many choose to do in their spare time! This text also includes an exploration of the ideas of game theory through the rich context of popular culture. It contains sections on applications of the concepts to popular culture. It suggests films, television shows, and novels with themes from game theory. The questions in each of these sections are intended to serve as essay prompts for writing assignments.

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    Read more about Soils Laboratory Manual - K-State Edition

    Soils Laboratory Manual - K-State Edition

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    Contributors: Moorberg and Crouse

    Publisher: New Prairie Press

    License: CC BY

    The Soils Laboratory Manual, K-State Edition is designed for students in undergraduate, introductory soil science courses, and highlights the many aspects of soil science, including: soil genesis and classification, soil physical properties, soil-water interaction, soil biology, soil chemistry, and soil fertility. The lab manual includes 15 different laboratories, each one starting with an introduction and pre-lab assignment, followed by in-lab activities, and complimented by post-lab assignment. In-lab activities involve field trips, experiments, observation stations, or problem sets. Post-lab assignments include online quizzes, problem sets, or laboratory summary reports.

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    Read more about Child, Family, and Community

    Child, Family, and Community

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    Contributors: Laff and Ruiz

    Publisher: College of the Canyons

    License: CC BY

    Over the years researchers have found the necessity to develop theories of behavior that are specific to family settings. These theories have been developed by people with a variety of areas of emphasis, from family therapists to gerontologists to child development specialists. In this chapter we will briefly discuss six such theories: Bioecological Model, Family Systems, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Symbolic Interactionism, and Psychological Perspectives.

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    Read more about Physical Geology - First University of Saskatchewan Edition

    Physical Geology - First University of Saskatchewan Edition

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    Contributor: Panchuk

    Publisher: University of Saskatchewan

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Physical Geology is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more. It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada. It is adapted from "Physical Geology" written by Steven Earle for the BCcampus Open Textbook Program.

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    Read more about A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology

    A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology

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    Contributors: Zanga, Boraski, and Olendorf

    Publisher: Kenyon College

    License: CC BY-NC

    A Student’s Guide to Tropical Marine Biology is written entirely by students enrolled in the Keene State College Tropical Marine Biology course taught by Dr. Karen Cangialosi.Our goal was to investigate three main aspects of tropical marine biology: understanding the system, identifying problems, and evaluating solutions. Each of the sections contains chapters that utilize openly licensed material and images, and are rich with hyperlinks to other sources. Some of the most pressing tropical marine ecosystem issues are broken up into five sections: Coral Reefs and Diversity, Common Fishes to the Coral Reef, Environmental Threats, Reef Conservation, and Major Marine Phyla. These sections are not mutually exclusive; repetition in some content between chapters is intentional as we expect that users may not read the whole book.

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    Read more about Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

    Introduction to Philosophy: Ethics

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    Contributors: Matthews and Hendricks

    Publisher: Rebus Community

    License: CC BY

    We often make judgments about good and bad, right and wrong. Philosophical ethics is the critical examination of these and other concepts central to how we evaluate our own and each others’ behavior and choices.

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    Read more about Electromagnetics Vol 2

    Electromagnetics Vol 2

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    Contributor: Ellingson

    Publisher: Virginia Tech Publishing

    License: CC BY-SA

    Electromagnetics, volume 2 by Steven W. Ellingson is a 216-page peer-reviewed open textbook designed especially for electrical engineering students in the third year of a bachelor of science degree program. It is intended as the primary textbook for the second semester of a two-semester undergraduate engineering electromagnetics sequence. The book addresses magnetic force and the Biot-Savart law; general and lossy media; parallel plate and rectangular waveguides; parallel wire, microstrip, and coaxial transmission lines; AC current flow and skin depth; reflection and transmission at planar boundaries; fields in parallel plate, parallel wire, and microstrip transmission lines; optical fiber; and radiation and antennas.

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    Read more about Writing Unleashed: Content and Structure - 3.0

    Writing Unleashed: Content and Structure - 3.0

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    Contributors: Priebe, Marman, and Anderson

    Publisher: North Dakota University System

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Welcome to Writing Unleashed, designed for use as a textbook in first-year college composition programs, written as an extremely brief guide for students, jam-packed with teachers’ voices, students’ voices, and engineered for fun.

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    Read more about Bad Ideas About Writing

    Bad Ideas About Writing

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    Contributors: Ball and Loewe

    Publisher: West Virginia University

    License: CC BY

    We intend this work to be less a bestiary of bad ideas about writing than an effort to name bad ideas and suggest better ones. Some of those bad ideas are quite old, such as the archetype of the inspired genius author, the five-paragraph essay, or the abuse of adjunct writing teachers. Others are much newer, such as computerized essay scoring or gamification. Some ideas, such as the supposed demise of literacy brought on by texting, are newer bad ideas but are really instances of older bad ideas about literacy always being in a cycle of decline. Yet the same core questions such as what is good writing, what makes a good writer, how should writing be assessed, and the like persist across contexts, technologies, and eras. The project has its genesis in frustration, but what emerges is hope: hope for leaving aside bad ideas and thinking about writing in more productive, inclusive, and useful ways.

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