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Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, Sixth Edition: Getting Good People to Stay
Love 'Em or Lose 'Em, Sixth Edition: Getting Good People to Stay
This sixth edition of the number one bestselling employee retention book in the world (over 800,000 copies sold) puts a new emphasis on diversity and inclusion but keeps the same appealing format: twenty-six simple strategies from A to Z.

Despite booms and busts, technology advances, talent wars, layoffs, and even a
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Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)
Metonymy: Hidden Shortcuts in Language, Thought and Communication (Cambridge Studies in Cognitive Linguistics)

'Metonymy' is a type of figurative language used in everyday conversation, a form of shorthand that allows us to use our shared knowledge to communicate with fewer words than we would otherwise need. 'I'll pencil you in' and 'let me give you a hand' are both examples of metonymic language. Metonymy serves a wide...

English Grammar for Dummies
English Grammar for Dummies

A few years ago, a magazine sponsored a contest for the comment most likely to end a conversation. The winning entry? "I teach English grammar." Just throw that line out at a party; everyone around you will clam up or start saying "whom."

Why does grammar make everyone so nervous? Probably because English...

The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff
The Facebook Era: Tapping Online Social Networks to Build Better Products, Reach New Audiences, and Sell More Stuff

“People in all demographics and regions of the world are more connected than ever before to the products, issues, places, and individuals in their lives. This book recognizes that we’ve come to a place where people can represent their real identity--both personal and professional--and use the social filters...

Artificial Companion for Second Language Conversation: Chatbots Support Practice Using Conversation Analysis
Artificial Companion for Second Language Conversation: Chatbots Support Practice Using Conversation Analysis

The research described in this book shows that conversation analysis can effectively model dialogue. Specifically, this work shows that the multidisciplinary field of communicative ICALL may greatly benefit from including Conversation Analysis. As a consequence, this research makes several contributions to the related research...

Artificial Intelligence on the Sinclair QL: Make Your Micro Think
Artificial Intelligence on the Sinclair QL: Make Your Micro Think
Artificial Intelligence on the Sinclair QL introduces the concepts involved in Al. The book shows you how to implement Al routines on your QL and turn it into an intelligent machine which can hald a conversation with you, give you rational advice, learn from you and even teach you.

The book explains AI from first principles and assumes
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Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir
Muslim Women, Agency and Resistance Politics: The Case of Kashmir
This book investigates agency in the historical resistance movement in Kashmir by initiating a fresh conversation about Muslim Kashmiri women. It exhibits Muslim women not merely as accidental victims but conscientious agents who choose to operate within the struggles of self-determination. The experience of victimization stimulates women to...
Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony: Second COST 2102 International Training School
Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony: Second COST 2102 International Training School
This volume brings together, through a peer-revision process, the advanced research results obtained by the European COST Action 2102: Cross-Modal Analysis of Verbal and Nonverbal Communication, primarily discussed for the first time at the Second COST 2102 International Training School on “Development of Multimodal...
Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink: Anishinaabe Literary Transnationalism (SUNY series, Native Traces)
Our War Paint Is Writers' Ink: Anishinaabe Literary Transnationalism (SUNY series, Native Traces)
The first word of Anishinaabemowin my father ever taught me was “miigwech”—“thank you”—because it is the most important. I have had many opportunities to use the word over the course of writ ing this book, but I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to say it once...
BDD in Action: Behavior-driven development for the whole software lifecycle
BDD in Action: Behavior-driven development for the whole software lifecycle

Summary

BDD in Action teaches you the Behavior-Driven Development model and shows you how to integrate it into your existing development process. First you'll learn how to apply BDD to requirements analysis to define features that focus your development efforts on underlying business goals. Then,...

Statistics in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
Statistics in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference
One thing I (Sarah) have learned over the last 20 or so years is that a sure way to derail a promising conversation at a party is to tell people what I do for a living. And rest assured that I’m neither a tax auditor nor captain of a sludge barge.No, I’m merely a biostatistician and statistics instructor, a revelation which invariably...
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction
The Enchanted Hour: The Miraculous Power of Reading Aloud in the Age of Distraction

A Wall Street Journal writer’s conversation-changing look at how reading aloud makes adults and children smarter, happier, healthier, more successful and more closely attached, even as technology pulls in the other direction.

A miraculous alchemy occurs when one person reads to another, transforming
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