What makes a political speech 'great'? Which approaches can be used to analyse discourse? How can you use these to become a more persuasive communicator? Exploring speeches by public figures such as Barack Obama, David Cameron, J.F. Kennedy and Tony Blair, this textbook explains the ways in which political speeches can be analysed. It examines the role of language in speeches, and how it can be used to challenge or reinforce prevailing social, cultural and political attitudes. Analysing Political Speeches:? investigates a wide range of traditional and critical approaches to discourse analysis? illustrates discourse theories by worked examples? deconstructs famous political speeches in each chapter? provides exercises with commentaries, essential readings and a glossary Analysing Political Speeches brings theory to life with its practical, hands-on analysis. It will be an indispensable guide for students of language and communication at all levels.
Hand Book of Thesis- (Drafting & Writing Thesis) is one of its kinds that provides the applied structure of thesis and dissertation writing for any Social Science and Management scholar to use, refer and apply in thesis writing. Lucid and simplicity with direct appli9ed examples provides this book an edge over the theoretical texts. This is the hand book and hand tool of thesis drafting. The contents cover all technical aspects to cover page to en page of any thesis with right sequencing, technical structure and research jargons for direct referencing and use. International standards and examples are used for making the life of a research scholar easy. Every technical writings are provided with minute details like Table of Content, List of Figures, List of Tables, List of Abbreviations, List of Local Names and Places, Chapter wise structure, all technical jargon headings, sourcing, citation, referencing, bibliography, appendices etc. all that is required for a complete thesis writing. This is a complete guide book for research scholars in their thesis drafting in Ph. D., M. Phil. & Master programmes.
Practical examples, sample reports, best practices and recommendations to help you deter, detect, and prevent financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud (FSF) continues to be a major challenge for organizations worldwide. Financial Statement Fraud: Prevention and Detection, Second Edition is a superior reference providing you with an up-to-date understanding of financial statement fraud, including its deterrence, prevention, and early detection. You will find A clear description of roles and responsibilities of all those involved in corporate governance and the financial reporting process to improve the quality, reliability and transparency of financial information. Sample reports, examples, and documents that promote a real-world understanding of incentives, opportunities, and rationalizations Emerging corporate governance reforms in the post-SOX era, including provisions of the SOX Act, global regulations and best practices, ethical considerations, and corporate governance principles Practical examples and real-world «how did this happen» discussions that provide valuable insight for corporate directors and executives, auditors, managers, supervisory personnel and other professionals saddled with anti-fraud responsibilities Expert advice from the author of Corporate Governance and Ethics and coauthor of the forthcoming Wiley textbook, White Collar Crime, Fraud Examination and Financial Forensics Financial Statement Fraud, Second Edition contains recommendations from the SEC Advisory Committee to reduce the complexity of the financial reporting process and improving the quality of financial reports.
This thesis explores the reasons behind why we dress the way we do. Is it to impress our peers, or it is to make a political statement? It investigates the social implications of clothing and how it is used to link you with your socio-economic background. Our clothes are our first impression and this thesis discusses which social persona's people want to portray through their clothing. Through out the thesis general theory is examined and addressed, followed by examples of various brands discussing what demographic wears them and why. There is then a detailed case study which takes a specific Irish sub culture and researches the process behind their clothing choices particularly which brands they buy. Overall it is a in-depth study into the importance of fashion as a form of socio-economic indication.
Writing a dissertation/thesis is a complicated process. This book serves to help novice researchers to complete this task, ranging from the title, introduction, literature review, methodology, result and discussion, to summary and recommendations. The format, language, tone, and style will be discussed. Examples are given so that the researchers can follow suit. A practical and systematic guide to completing a dissertation/ thesis.
Valuable guidance for staying one step ahead of financial statement fraud Financial statement fraud is one of the most costly types of fraud and can have a direct financial impact on businesses and individuals, as well as harm investor confidence in the markets. While publications exist on financial statement fraud and roles and responsibilities within companies, there is a need for a practical guide on the different schemes that are used and detection guidance for these schemes. Financial Statement Fraud: Strategies for Detection and Investigation fills that need. Describes every major and emerging type of financial statement fraud, using real-life cases to illustrate the schemes Explains the underlying accounting principles, citing both U.S. GAAP and IFRS that are violated when fraud is perpetrated Provides numerous ratios, red flags, and other techniques useful in detecting financial statement fraud schemes Accompanying website provides full-text copies of documents filed in connection with the cases that are cited as examples in the book, allowing the reader to explore details of each case further Straightforward and insightful, Financial Statement Fraud provides comprehensive coverage on the different ways financial statement fraud is perpetrated, including those that capitalize on the most recent accounting standards developments, such as fair value issues.
This book on Impromptu Speeches is written based on a study done by the author for one year. It is also based on the author’s vast experience of teaching impromptu speeches to undergraduates in the University of Malaya. It is a personalized experience of local lecturers and local undergraduates and thus has a local, personal flavor to it. It discusses what is an impromptu speech, the present assessment method for impromptu speeches, fears in delivering an impromptu speech, opinions of lecturers and undergraduates on the present assessment method, strengths and weaknesses of undergraduates when presenting their impromptu speeches and finally twenty strategies to improve impromptu speech presentation. The author has written in simple English language for anyone who wants to make impromptu speeches for any occasion. As such this book can be used by students, teachers, public speakers and anyone who wants to make impromptu speeches for any occasion.
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In this thesis the author takes a first look into the advantages of using traditional English folk music in English lessons for ESL pupils. By integrating a song into the lesson the author allows the teacher to teach culture, vocabulary and grammar in the same lesson whilst also appealing to the pupils' creative skills. The first part of the thesis provides the reader with a theoretical background which supports the rest of the work. Later in this thesis the author explains his ideas and provides a theoretical foundation for those as well. The biggest part of the thesis is however made up of examples. In order to not only tell the reader his ideas the author also shows them by adding various examples of lessons, complete with lesson plans, teacher's notes and worksheets. Although this work is primarily based on the curriculum for Flemish ESL education, it is perfectly usable in other countries too.
One of the most renowned public speakers of his day, Mark Twain was often asked to give speeches to mark public holidays or important anniversaries, for school graduations, at banquets for distinguished visitors, and at events sponsored by charitable organizations, reform groups, and the like. Published a few months after his death, this wide-ranging collection of speeches, spanning more than four decades, covers the gamut of Mark Twain's interests.
Generally, art and science are considered to be two different cultures. The gap between these disciplines widened because the discrete space of specialized fields of study was more convenient than total knowledge. This thesis is a statement for new collaborations between artists and scientists and an integration of both disciplines into modern society. It answers questions regarding the manner in which artists can enrich research processes and art''s relevancy in connection with a technoscientific culture. This thesis provides an analysis of contemporary new media artworks that challenge our conception of the relationships between art, science and technology. It is intended to be a guide to art influenced by scientific and technological innovation that addresses research activity. The thesis also explicates historical aspects of art/science cross-fertilization and cites contemporary research centers, festivals and organizations as examples of how to promote collaborative multidisciplinary art-practice. Numerous pragmatists argue in favor of bridging the gap between art and science in order to achieve significant improvements for the prosperity of culture, academia and industry.
The most practical, authoritative guide to not-for-profit GAAP Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2004 is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by not-for-profit organizations. It is written with the needs of the financial statement preparer, user, and attestor in mind. It provides a complete review of the authoritative accounting literature that impacts all types of not-for-profit organizations. At the same time, Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2004 features many examples and illustrations that will assist the reader in applying authoritative literature to real-life situations. Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2004 excels in providing financial statement preparers, users, and attestors with the most comprehensive and usable information because of these features: * Easy-to-use information that enables the reader to find needed information quickly * Coverage of accounting principles specifically related to not-for-profit organizations, as well as accounting principles applicable to all types of organizations * Specific coverage of accounting issues for different types of not-for-profit organizations * A comprehensive disclosure checklist that helps financial statement preparers and attestors ensure that all disclosures required by GAAP have been considered * Many examples and illustrations that make putting accounting theory into practice an easy task This 2004 Edition also includes new information covering: * AICPA Technical Practice Aid addressing donor-defined eligibility requirements * Derivatives Implementation Group Topic B35, Embedded Derivatives: Application of Statement 133 to a Not-for-Profit Organization's Obligation Arising from an Irrevocable Split-Interest Agreement, which provides guidance for determining whether a split-interest agreement includes an embedded derivative * FASB Interpretation No. 45, Guarantor's Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness to Others, including special discussion of loan guarantees that are accounted for as contributions * FASB Statement No. 149, Amendment to Statement 133 on Derivative Financial Instruments Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2004 strives to be a thorough, reliable reference that you'll use constantly. It's designed to be kept on your desk rather than on your bookshelf.
Be memorable. Whether you like it or loathe it, public speaking is something many of us have to do. Be it presentations to colleagues or speeches to a room full of near strangers, we all want to shine…or at least get through it with our dignity intact. Luckily Philip Collins, former Chief Speech Writer to Tony Blair, knows exactly what’s needed to give a storming speech. The secret, according to Philip, is content. Too many of us focus on how we’re presenting, and don’t spend enough time thinking about what we’re presenting. The secret to memorable, polished speeches is to think more about the material you’re sharing – to pay attention to detail and choose your works carefully. Speech writing is and art – and art we can all learn. When the content’s right, the confidence will follow. In The Art of Speeches and Presentations Philip Collins provides you with a concise set of tools, preparing you for any speaking occasion. Ranging from the ancient history of rhetoric to what makes Barack Obama such a good speaker, it’s packed with practical examples and tips to teach you the craft of speaking well and making people remember what to say. “Does Phil Collins know what he is talking about? Here’s the answer – he isn’t just good, he is the best. It’s as simple as that. I spent years writing speeches for major politicians and I now speak publicly myself all the time, and yet there is so much that I can pick up from him and anyone who re4ads this book will too.”—Daniel Finkelstein, Executive Editor, The Times and former speech writer to William Hague
From Moses to Nelson Mandela, speeches have changed the way we see the world and the way the world is shaped.The Penguin Book of Historic Speeches gathers together the world's greatest speeches, bringing together the words of over one hundred men and women. These brilliant and passionate declarations by Socrates, Robespierre, Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth I, Churchill, Washington, Pankhurst, Gandhi and many others provide a vivid glimpse of history in the making while retaining their power to move and inspire today.
The most practical, authoritative guide to not-for-profit GAAP Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2011 is a comprehensive, easy-to-use guide to the accounting and financial reporting principles used by not-for-profit organizations. Written with the needs of the financial statement preparer, user, and attestor in mind, this guide provides a complete review of the authoritative accounting literature that impacts all types of not-for-profit organizations. At the same time, Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2011 features many examples and illustrations that will assist professionals in applying authoritative literature to real-life situations. Easy-to-use information that enables users to find needed information quickly Coverage of accounting principles specifically related to not-for-profit organizations, as well as accounting principles applicable to all types of organizations Specific coverage of accounting issues for different types of not-for-profit organizations A comprehensive disclosure checklist that helps financial statement preparers and attestors ensure that all disclosures required by GAAP have been considered Many examples and illustrations that make putting accounting theory into practice an easy task Destined to become the reference you keep at your side, Wiley Not-for-Profit GAAP 2011 strives to be a thorough, reliable reference that nonprofit accounting professionals will use constantly.
The basic idea in this thesis is to define, adjust and apply Edgeworth Expansion and Saddle Point approximation for use in the chance game industry. With the help of these examples, the industry will find methods on how to diminish the time needed to release a trustworthy game. With all the simulations carried out using MatLab, this book is directly oriented towards practical application of probability theory, more precisely central limit theorems and series expansion. It is useful for graduate students in mathematics and statistics and for the chance game industry.
I have immense pleasure to bring out this thesis which is basically designed to covers the determinants and dimensions of food insecurity at urban household level. This thesis was written for fulfilling partial requirements of Master's Degree in Economics in Mekelle University in 2011. This thesis will useful for researchers, undergraduate and postgraduate level students.This thesis will equally serves both social and natural science students and researchers. It will provides very important concepts and methodologies on food security, food insecurity and urban households livelihood strategies to cope up from food insecurity problem.This thesis has been written particularly keeping mind both theoretical and empirical literatures on food security and food insecurity at urban level. After going through this thesis, one will be well equipped to venture in the concepts of food security and food insecurity without getting confused.
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The history of the United States has been characterized by fervent idealism, intense struggle, and radical change. And for every critical, defining moment in American history, there were those whose impassioned voices rang out, clear and true, and whose words compelled the minds and hearts of all who heard them. When Patrick Henry declared, «Give me liberty, or give me death!», when Martin Luther King Jr. said, «I have a dream», Americans listened and were profoundly affected. These speeches stand today as testaments to this great nation made up of individuals with bold ideas and unshakeable convictions. The American Heritage Book of Great American Speeches for Young People includes over 100 speeches by founding fathers, patriots, Native American and African American leaders, abolitionists, women's suffrage and labor activists, writers, athletes, and others from all walks of life, featuring inspiring and unforgettable speeches by such notable speakers as: Patrick Henry * Thomas Jefferson * Tecumseh * Frederick Douglass * Sojourner Truth * Abraham Lincoln * Susan B. Anthony * Mother Jones * Lou Gehrig * Franklin D. Roosevelt * Albert Einstein * Pearl S. Buck * Langston Hughes * John F. Kennedy * Martin Luther King Jr. These are the voices that shaped our history. They are powerful, moving, and, above all else, uniquely American.
A study of the sounds which human beings employ for communication could be challenging because of the technical and scientific nature of such a study. This is especially true as such sounds are principally auditory units visualized through the aid of phonetic symbols. In this book, we attempt a simplification of the phenomenon through description and explanation with sufficient and appropriate examples to permit students grasp the concepts with relative ease. There is also a simplified description of English segmental and prosodic features with ample examples and drills. The intention is to demystify this aspect of English language study which over the years constitute an up hill task to non-native users of English. On English usage, different composition types including letters, memos, speeches, reports, minutes of meetings, long essays and dissertations plus punctuation mechanics have been treated to facilitate writing.
The twentieth century was a century of idealism and revolution and as never before speeches were crucial in stirring the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Whether it was Churchill rousing the British to take up arms or the dream of Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro inspiring the Cuban revolution or Salman Rushdie denouncing his fatwa, speeches have made headlines and shaped the way we see ourselves and the larger society. Gathered here are some of the most extraordinary and memorable speeches of the modern era. Some are well known, others less so, but all, in their way, whether large or small, had a hand in shaping the world that we inhabit now. Originally published as "The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Speeches", this new edition has been updated to include the most significant speeches since the Millennium including statements on the Iraq War by George Bush, Tony Blair and Robin Cook, and speeches by Burmese heroine AungSan Suu Kyi and President Barack Obama.