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Reversing Language Shift by Joshua A. Fishman

Title Reversing Language Shift
Author Joshua A. Fishman
Publisher Multilingual Matters
Release Date 1991-01-01
Category Psychology
Total Pages 431
ISBN 1853591211
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book is about the theory and practice of assistance to speech-communities whose native languages are threatened because their intergenerational continuity is proceeding negatively, with fewer and fewer speakers (or readers, writers and even understanders) every generation.

Title Linguistic Change and the Great Vowel Shift in English
Author Patricia M. Wolfe
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 1972
Category English language
Total Pages 198
ISBN 0520018354
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shift by Jennifer Bradbury

Title Shift
Author Jennifer Bradbury
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2010-07-06
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 144242012X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Some friends fade away….Others disappear. Now in paperback, a riveting mystery that will “keep the pages turning” (Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes). Imagine you and your best friend head out West on a cross-country bike trek. Imagine that you get into a fight—the cheap SOB won’t kick in any cash—and you stop riding together. Imagine you reach Seattle, go home alone, and start college. Imagine you think your former best friend does too. Imagine he didn’t, that he was carrying more than $20,000 in cash the whole trip, and that now the FBI is looking for him. Imagine your world shifting.... Shift is a breathtaking tour-de-force that explores the depths of loyalty and friendship—and the unknowable depths of another person.

Title Language Shift in the United States
Author Calvin J. Veltman
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Release Date 1983
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9027932107
Language English, Spanish, and French
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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applications. It approaches the study of language in society in its broadest sense, as a truly international and interdisciplinary field in which various approaches, theoretical and empirical, supplement and complement each other. The series invites the attention of linguists, language teachers of all interests, sociologists, political scientists, anthropologists, historians etc. to the development of the sociology of language.

The Trickster Shift by Allan J. Ryan

Title The Trickster Shift
Author Allan J. Ryan
Publisher University of Washington Press
Release Date 1999
Category Art
Total Pages 303
ISBN 0295978163
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Trickster Shift not only presents some of the most stunningly original examples of contemporary Native art but also allows the artists to offer their own insights into the creative process and the nature of Native humour.

Global Shift by Edmund Bourne

Title Global Shift
Author Edmund Bourne
Publisher New Harbinger Publications
Release Date 2009-01-02
Category Body, Mind & Spirit
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1608823865
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A remarkable change is taking place that will profoundly influence the way we see ourselves and our world. The dominant materialistic, separatist worldview-a perspective that leads individuals to value their own needs over the good of the whole-is giving way to a humanitarian-spiritual orientation. This shift will revolutionize both the way humanity interacts on a global scale and how we live on a day-to-day basis. Global Shift, co-published with the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), explores the roots of such current planetary crises as climate change, diminishing resources, poverty, and disease, and explains how a new convergence of scientific research and spiritual insight is propelling us toward a more enlightened future. It also presents a call to actions we can implement now, such as voluntary simplicity, nonviolent communication, caring for our bodies, and inclusive global thinking, that can foster personal healing and bring our lives into alignment with the needs of the planet and a conscious universe.

Power Shift by David Shambaugh

Title Power Shift
Author David Shambaugh
Publisher Univ of California Press
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 383
ISBN 0520245709
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Proceedings from the conference "China and Asia: Towards a New Regional Order," convened in December 2003 at The George Washington University"--Acknowledgments.

Working The Night Shift by Nicholas Horrocks

Title Working the Night Shift
Author Nicholas Horrocks
Publisher Royal College of Physicians
Release Date 2005
Category Hospitals
Total Pages 24
ISBN 9781860162596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This booklet provides straightforward advice on how best to prepare before working the night shift, how to stay alert and refreshed while on duty and how to recover from working nights.

Swing Shift by Sherrie Tucker

Title Swing Shift
Author Sherrie Tucker
Publisher Duke University Press
Release Date 2000
Category Music
Total Pages 413
ISBN 0822328178
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Details the history of all-women's swing bands that toured extensively during World War II and after, providing first-hand accounts, archival research, and information on how the bands affected American society and culture.

Title Solvability Theory of Boundary Value Problems and Singular Integral Equations with Shift
Author Georgii S. Litvinchuk
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2000-09-30
Category Mathematics
Total Pages 378
ISBN 0792365496
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first formulations of linear boundary value problems for analytic functions were due to Riemann (1857). In particular, such problems exhibit as boundary conditions relations among values of the unknown analytic functions which have to be evaluated at different points of the boundary. Singular integral equations with a shift are connected with such boundary value problems in a natural way. Subsequent to Riemann's work, D. Hilbert (1905), C. Haseman (1907) and T. Carleman (1932) also considered problems of this type. About 50 years ago, Soviet mathematicians began a systematic study of these topics. The first works were carried out in Tbilisi by D. Kveselava (1946-1948). Afterwards, this theory developed further in Tbilisi as well as in other Soviet scientific centers (Rostov on Don, Ka zan, Minsk, Odessa, Kishinev, Dushanbe, Novosibirsk, Baku and others). Beginning in the 1960s, some works on this subject appeared systematically in other countries, e. g. , China, Poland, Germany, Vietnam and Korea. In the last decade the geography of investigations on singular integral operators with shift expanded significantly to include such countries as the USA, Portugal and Mexico. It is no longer easy to enumerate the names of the all mathematicians who made contributions to this theory. Beginning in 1957, the author also took part in these developments. Up to the present, more than 600 publications on these topics have appeared.

The Simplicity Shift by Scott Jenson

Title The Simplicity Shift
Author Scott Jenson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2002-11-18
Category Computers
Total Pages 174
ISBN 052152749X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Simplicity Shift is about shifting a company's culture to value, discover and implement Simplicity, creating designed products.

Title Culture Shift in Advanced Industrial Society
Author Ronald Inglehart
Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date 1990
Category Social Science
Total Pages 484
ISBN 0691022968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Economic, technological, and sociopolitical changes have been transforming the cultures of advanced industrial societies in profoundly important ways during the past few decades. This ambitious work examines changes in religious beliefs, in motives for work, in the issues that give rise to political conflict, in the importance people attach to having children and families, and in attitudes toward divorce, abortion, and homosexuality. Ronald Inglehart's earlier book, The Silent Revolution (Princeton, 1977), broke new ground by discovering a major intergenerational shift in the values of the populations of advanced industrial societies. This new volume demonstrates that this value shift is part of a much broader process of cultural change that is gradually transforming political, economic, and social life in these societies. Inglehart uses a massive body of time-series survey data from twenty-six nations, gathered from 1970 through 1988, to analyze the cultural changes that are occurring as younger generations gradually replace older ones in the adult population. These changes have far-reaching political implications, and they seem to be transforming the economic growth rates of societies and the kind of economic development that is pursued.

Double Shift by Bertram Silverman

Title Double Shift
Author Bertram Silverman
Publisher M.E. Sharpe
Release Date 1993
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 281
ISBN 1563242060
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The wealth of a nation, as Adam Smith understood, depends on the productivity of labor. This fact challenges all actors in today's increasingly competitive, knowledge-intensive world economy. To varying degrees, all are experiencing profound changes in industrial structure and the organization of work. Restructuring on this scale is inevitably a lengthy, painful, and socially disruptive process. How daunting, then, is the challenge facing the postsocialist societies as they attempt to make a double shift - to the market system and to postindustrialism - in one great transformation. They have no road map, nor even a clear destination. Each postsocialist society faces the question not only how to make the transition to a market economy, but what kind of market economy to construct. This question animates the present book, which takes as its focus the labor dimension of the double shift. The Russian and American contributors - all labor experts - examine the peculiar features of the Russian transition and offer thoughtful perspectives on a desirable outcome. They move beyond the simple equation of free markets with efficiency to consider the role of such values as cooperation, participation, perceptions of fairness, and social protection in enhancing both labor productivity and, ultimately, the wealth of a nation.

Spend Shift by John Gerzema

Title Spend Shift
Author John Gerzema
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-09-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 0470902329
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gold Medal Winner, General Business, 2012 Axiom Business Book Awards Understanding the post-crisis consumer In Spend Shift, John Gerzema, world-renowned expert on consumer values, and Pulitzer prizewinning author Michael D'Antonio document the rise of a vibrant, values-driven post-recession economy. To tell the story of this movement, the authors travel to large cities and small towns across eight bellwether states, to examine the value shifts sweeping the nation. Through in-depth observation, proprietary data from Young & Rubicam, and interviews with experts, the authors analyze the changing consumer psyche, document the five shifting values and consumer behaviors that are remaking America and the world, and explain what it means to businesses and leaders. Explores a movement in society where the majority of American consumers are embracing both value and values Shows how post-crisis consumer expectations and behaviors will drive business decisions Draws on interviews with CEOs and entrepreneurs to reveal how companies like Ford and Etsy are reconnecting with the post-crisis consumer Compelling and insightful, Spend Shift is essential reading for anyone interested in how values are changing and how businesses can connect with consumers after the recession.

Trauma Shift by Mitch Vale

Title Trauma Shift
Author Mitch Vale
Publisher Capstone
Release Date 2009-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9780756540784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Learn what it takes to make it as an ER nurse.

Title Time Shift Leisure and Tourism
Author Klaus Weiermair
Publisher Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG
Release Date 2006
Category Leisure
Total Pages 379
ISBN 3503097465
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shift by Peter Arnell

Title Shift
Author Peter Arnell
Publisher Crown Business
Release Date 2010-06-15
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 208
ISBN 9780307590183
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Little changes can make a big difference. When some of the world’s biggest corporations need to revive their brands, innovate products, and rethink their images, they call Peter Arnell. Now in his fourth decade of branding and marketing for such companies as Samsung, Reebok, DKNY, GNC, and Pepsi, Arnell explains how you can use some of the same strategies that famous brands do, in order to improve your own image, life, and career. Arnell knows this firsthand because he applied many of these same strategies to transform his own life by losing 256 pounds. How did he do it? Arnell created an idea he calls Shift. With Shift, you’ll discover the steps you need to take in order to become the best you. Creating and revitalizing brands happens every day in business. Shift shows how you can make it happen for yourself and your personal brand. Innovative insights such as “go helium” are used by Arnell to explain how he reached his ultimate goal of 150 pounds—you can apply his techniques to reach for your own goals. You will see—through Arnell’s description of how he “went tiger”—how to exercise your own discipline and commitment, without apology, even if that means bucking the norm. And by learning to reach out to your brand audience, you will come to understand the importance of your network of friends, acquaintances, colleagues, and family—your fan club— in keeping you motivated and providing the feedback you need for success. Weaving together personal stories of his own transformation with stories about how he created transformative change for brands such as Reebok and Pepsi, Arnell shares his unique vision on how each of us can rebrand and transform ourselves, both personally and professionally, to achieve the success we desire. PETER ARNELL, founder of Arnell, is one of the foremost branding and design experts in the world. Among the companies he and his team have worked with are DKNY, Samsung, Chanel, Reebok, Mars, Pepsi, Home Depot, GNC, De Tomaso, Fendi, Mikimoto, Special Olympics and Con Edison. He and his family live in Westchester County, New York. From the Hardcover edition.

Shift by Matt Brown

Title Shift
Author Matt Brown
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2007-09-12
Category Fiction
Total Pages 150
ISBN 9781462840908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Kevin Wilkins was on the verge of superstardom. He was peaking as an athlete, enjoying a meteoric rise to the upper echelon of professional hockey. But with his sights set on success and all of its glitter, he lost sight of the things that had been of central importance: his marriage, his family, his values, and the pure joy of the game. As his personal life unraveled, it began spilling over into his game, triggering a search for what had been lost. Shift is the story of Kevins journey back to himself. He is challenged to overcome his own recent history, his insecurities, and his greatest fears. But the incentive is substantial: true intimacy, a clear mind and conscience, comfort in his own skin, and the ability to surrender to and savor the moment he is in. With the help of an ailing old friend, he resets his focus, attempting to restore the most important relationships in his life including the one with himself. Shift was inspired by the graduate research of the author. While there are innumerable examples of elite performers who self-destruct in the face of success, developing a sense of entitlement and becoming intolerably self-centered, there are other examples of those who remain humble and well-grounded. These people inspire and enrich the lives of those around them. They are able to enjoy sustainable performance and a purity of experience that eludes many of us. Matt Brown sought out such examples and attempted to tap their wisdom. This story is an amalgam of their insights.

Shift by Glenn Geffcken

Title Shift
Author Glenn Geffcken
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2014-03
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9781491726617
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Many of our greatest business thought leaders proclaim that the most powerful way to transform a business is to transform its culture. In Shift: Indigenous Principles for Corporate Change, author Glenn Geffcken offers a culturally based process and path to help move companies from stagnation to change, from mediocrity to innovation, and from disconnection to harmony. Geffcken details a set of principles that underlie indigenous societies throughout the world--principles that have kept them in a state of grace and harmony with nature for longer than recorded history can account. Shift draws on the wisdom of indigenous cultures, their teachings, and their implications for significant transformation of core behaviors, beliefs, values, and ethics--which, taken as a whole, represent a paradigm shift of magnitude rarely seen in the business world. Through personal stories and experiences from Glenn Geffcken's twenty-four years in the corporate world, in parallel with an eighteen-year immersion in North American indigenous culture and religion, Shift traces a path of self-discovery and organizational transformation. Geared toward businesspeople and entrepreneurs focused on culture as a force of positive change, it offers a methodology to help you break free and consider a different course.

Title Flexible Shift Planning in the Service Industry
Author Jens O. Brunner
Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date 2010-01-07
Category Medical
Total Pages 117
ISBN 3642105173
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The introductory chapter consists of four sections. In Sect. 1. 1 we reveal the c- rent situation in hospitals that is faced by the management. We address the general issue of personnel scheduling in the service industry in Sect. 1. 2. Then we motivate our research by considering physicians as the scheduling object. In particular, we show the complex nature of physician scheduling in a hospital environment. The focus of the research is presented in Sect. 1. 3. Finally, we conclude the chapter by illustrating the outline of the thesis. 1. 1 General Economic Situation in Hospitals The mounting pressure in the health care industry to reduce costs is forcing hos- tals and related facilities to take a closer look at their staf?ng policies (see [111]). A primary dif?culty in reducing personnel costs, the major component of the budget, is the variability in demand and the need to assign staff to ?xed shifts. Furthermore, government run facilities, especially those in the European Union, are seeing their budgets cut in terms of real dollars despite an aging and more acutely ill patient population (e. g. , see [96]). It has been reported that up to a third of the hospitals in Germanyplan a reductionin staff (see [91]). The schedulingprocess is furtherc- plicated by the generally recognized importance of taking individual preferences intoaccount. Moreattractiveschedulespromotejobsatisfaction,increaseproduct- ity,and reduceturnover(cf. [2]). However,withoutimprovedschedulingprocedures that better match supplyto demand,the level of care that theynow providewill soon become unsustainable. 1.