Contrastive lexical pragmatics as an effective strategy in teaching pragmatics: A review article
Pragmatic aspect of formulaic language must be emphasized and employed in second language acquisition. Translation of formulaic speech can help learners better understand the pragmatic nature of L2 prefabricated language through comparing them with their L1 (first language) equivalents. This study proposes a contrastive lexical pragmatic approach in teaching pragmatics. It is demonstrated how lexical...
Tenure track system in higher education institutions of Pakistan: Prospects and challenges
Tenure track system (TTS) was introduced in higher education institutions of Pakistan in 2002 as part of administrative reforms. The main objectives of the reform were to improve performance of higher education in the country through attracting qualified people and improving performance of academic faculty of higher education institutions particularly the public sector universities of Pakistan. The paper...
Impact of participating in a policy debate program on academic achievement: Evidence from the Chicago Urban Debate League
Policy makers have advanced out-of-school time learning as a means to address far-reaching class and racial/ethnic disparities in high school achievement and college readiness, particularly in urban districts. However, limited data have hindered large-scale efforts to evaluate the influence of such activities on student achievement. Recent federal policy has encouraged the development of data systems that...
Effect of cooperative learning and traditional methods on studentsâ€™ achievements and identifications of laboratory equipments in science-technology laboratory course
Identifying patterns for unsupervised learning of multiword terms
The identification of valid terms in any domain is fundamental to its computerization. For this reason, in this paper we present a method for obtaining automated morphosyntactic patterns, which will help researchers to obtain valid terms from the proposed patterns, in order to build quality ontologies for the translation from one language to another, or to find important concepts in short sentences,...
A study on the playing of computer games, class success and attitudes of parents to primary school students
This study is a descriptive study based on the screening model, and was conducted in order to inquire the effect of games and the relation between gender and class success variables and game preferences in primary school students. The universe of the study was the primary schools in city center in Province of Burdur and the sample group of the study was composed of students attending the 6, 7 and 8th grades...