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  1. Research

    Sunt verba rerum: the pragmatic life of words

    Pragmatics is not about language as such, viewed in isolation, but about words as they are being used. And words are never things, pure objects; words have their history and lives: their story is the story of ...

    Jacob L. Mey

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1653

    Published on: 23 September 2016

  2. Research

    Heavy metal music meets complexity and sustainability science

    This paper builds a bridge between heavy metal music, complexity theory and sustainability science to show the potential of the (auditory) arts to inform different aspects of complex systems of people and natu...

    David G. Angeler

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1637

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  3. Research

    In search of a principled theory of the ‘value’ of knowledge

    A theory of the Value/Utility of information and knowledge (K) is not really there. This would require a theory of the centrality of Goals in minds, and of the role of K relative to Goals and their dynamics. ...

    Cristiano Castelfranchi

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1617

    Published on: 20 September 2016

  4. Research

    Integrating climate-smart rice agriculture into secondary-level curriculum: lessons from three high schools in the Philippines

    Climate change (CC) is an urgent and highly relevant topic that must be integrated into the school curriculum. Literature on CC integration, however, is scarce, let alone literature on integrating climate-sma...

    Jaime A. Manalo IV, Katherine P. Balmeo, Jayson C. Berto, Fredierick M. Saludez, Jennifer D. Villaflor and Argie M. Pagdanganan

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1592

    Published on: 17 September 2016

  5. Case study

    Identifying attachment ruptures underlying severe music performance anxiety in a professional musician undertaking an assessment and trial therapy of Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)

    Kenny has proposed that severe music performance anxiety that is unresponsive to usual treatments such as cognitive-behaviour therapy may be one manifestation of unresolved attachment ruptures in early life. I...

    Dianna T. Kenny, Stephen Arthey and Allan Abbass

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1591

    Published on: 17 September 2016

  6. Research

    Enhancing mathematics teachers’ quality through Lesson Study

    The efficiency and effectivity of the learning experience is dependent on the teacher quality, thus, enhancing teacher’s quality is vital in improving the students learning outcome. Since, the usual top-down o...

    Laila S. Lomibao

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1590

    Published on: 15 September 2016

  7. Research

    The semantics of person and de se effects in free indirect discourse

    In this contribution we will address the main puzzling empirical issues that have been formulated around Free Indirect Discourse (FID): the constraints on the use of first person pronouns and of proper names (...

    Denis Delfitto, Gaetano Fiorin and Anne Reboul

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1451

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  8. Research

    Variations in basic demographics consequential to population size of governorate in Saudi Arabia

    Saudi Arabia, divided into 5 planning regions, 13 administrative regions and further to 118 governorates (administrative units), has diverse demographic characteristics from one region to another and from one ...

    Rshood Khraif, Asharaf Abdul Salam, Rajaram Subramanian Potty, Ali Aldosari, Ibrahim Elsegaey and Abdullah AlMutairi

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1431

    Published on: 30 August 2016

  9. Review

    Tactical expertise assessment in youth football using representative tasks

    Specific football drills improve the development of technical/tactical and physical variables in players. Based on this principle, in recent years it has been possible to observe in daily training a growing vo...

    Jaime Serra-Olivares, Filipe Manuel Clemente and Sixto González-Víllora

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1301

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  10. Research

    Validity and reliability of Arabic MOS social support survey

    We aimed to generate a valid reliable Arabic version of MOS social support survey (MOS-SSS). We did a cross sectional study in medical students of Faculty of Medicine in Khartoum, Sudan. We did a clustered ran...

    Mohamed Dafaalla, Abdulraheem Farah, Sheima Bashir, Ammar Khalil, Rabab Abdulhamid, Mousab Mokhtar, Mohamed Mahadi, Zulfa Omer, Asgad Suliman, Mohammed Elkhalifa, Hanin Abdelgadir, Abdelmoneim E. M. Kheir and Ihab Abdalrahman

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1306

    Published on: 9 August 2016

  11. Research

    Justification of Galston’s liberal pluralism

    Liberal multicultural theories developed in late twenty-first century aims to ensure the rights of the minorities, social justice and harmony in liberal societies. Will Kymlicka is the leading philosopher in t...

    Golam Azam

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:1291

    Published on: 8 August 2016

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