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Daniel Spielmann

Daniel Spielmann's Public Library

  • „Wenn ein Mann unfähig ist, die starke mündige Frau als gesellschaftliche Realität zu sehen, und sich in seiner Herrlichkeit beeinträchtigt fühlt, dann lege ich ihm professionelle Hilfe nahe.“

  • Die akademische Lektüre ist ein permanentes Hin- und Herblättern. Ein intensives Arbeiten mit Inhaltsverzeichnissen und Registern. Ein konstantes Unterbrechen der Lektüre, um zu unterstreichen und zu annotieren.
  • Sobald man sich dabei ertappe, mehr als fünf Minuten ohne Unterbrechung durch Hin- und Herblättern gelesen zu haben, solle man innehalten und streng prüfen, ob man nicht in den falschen Lektüremodus verfallen sei.
  • Eine geisteswissenschaftliche Lektüre erfolgt aber aus bestimmten Perspektiven und Problemstellungen, weil sie der Herstellung von mündlicher oder schriftlicher Anschlusskommunikation über ihre Gegenstände dient.

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  • the Texas textbooks employ all the principles of good, strong, clear writing when talking about the “upside” of slavery. But when writing about the brutality of slavery, the writers use all the tricks of obfuscation.
  • Some slaves reported that their masters treated them kindly. To protect their investment, some slaveholders provided adequate food and clothing for their slaves. However, severe treatment was very common. Whippings, brandings, and even worse torture were all part of American slavery.
  • “Families were often broken apart when a family member was sold to another owner.”

  • many of the corporate labs pursuing synthetic biology have little cause to draw excess attention to themselves
  • the public is not necessarily the wisest arbiter of scientific advancement
  • If we were to ban GMO crops tomorrow, half the population of the world would starve in short order.

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  • The L1, the interlanguage, and the other mental processes are all internal to  the L2 learner; the L2 is, however, known by someone else, a native speaker of  that language. Hence the figure is obscuring a major difference in its  components.
  • the term  multi-competence was originally coined to reflect this totality in one mind,  originally expressed as ‘the compound state of a mind with two  grammars’
  • 'Relative to  native speaker's linguistic competence, learners' interlanguage is deficient by  definition'

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  • modern technologies such as television and the Internet are actually reducing people’s attention span
  • rewired the human brain
  • the content we are teaching people is inherently uninteresting

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