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ANTH101: Free textbook and hub for teaching cultural anthropology
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* a free alternative to expensive Introduction to Cultural Anthropology textbooks

* includes a full textbook and several original videos

* includes 10 "challenges" (assignments)

* a hub of original and found resources for teaching and learning anthropology

* a “connected course” of many faculty around the world sharing instructional materials

* an open course freely available to anyone online

* an emerging producer of original anthropological videos and other digital content

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Anthropology
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Author:
Michael Wesch
Ryan Klataske
Tom Woodward
Date Added:
08/16/2018
ANTH 1130 Resources for use with Explorations
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Modified-accessible documents to accompany the text Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology by Beth Shook, Katie Nelson, and Kelsie AguileraFiles include:accessible versions of the lab assignments in HTML format, with student worksheets as a separate documentoriginal PDF copies of the textbook, with the addition of accessible HTML versions of the preface and appendicesaccessible PowerPoint slides 

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Anthropology
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Author:
Deborah Miller Toothaker
Date Added:
01/11/2022
Analyzing meaning: An introduction to semantics and pragmatics
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This book provides an introduction to the study of meaning in human language, from a linguistic perspective. It covers a fairly broad range of topics, including lexical semantics, compositional semantics, and pragmatics. The chapters are organized into six units: (1) Foundational concepts; (2) Word meanings; (3) Implicature (including indirect speech acts); (4) Compositional semantics; (5) Modals, conditionals, and causation; (6) Tense & aspect.

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Linguistics
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Provider:
Language Science Press
Author:
Paul Kroeger
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE"
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Anteprima del volume "I BACINI CULTURALI E LA PROGETTAZIONE SOCIALE ORIENTATA ALL’HERITAGE-MAKING, TRA POLITICHE GIOVANILI, INNOVAZIONE SOCIALE, DIVERSITÀ CULTURALE. Il framework del Progetto ABACUS – Attivazione dei Bacini Culturali Siciliani, alla luce della Convenzione Quadro del Consiglio d'Europa sul valore del Patrimonio culturale per la società"

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Architecture and Design
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Art History
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Performing Arts
World Cultures
Management
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Education
History
Law
Hydrology
Physical Geography
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Anthropology
Archaeology
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ABACUS Project Activation of Cultural Basins
Date Added:
12/22/2020
Archiving for the Future: Simple Steps for Archiving Language Documentation Collections
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Archiving for the Future is a free training course designed to teach language documenters, activists, and researchers how to organize, arrange, and archive language documentation, revitalization, and maintenance materials and metadata in a digital repository or language archive. Then entire course can be completed in approximately 3-5 hours.

This course was developed by the staff of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America at the University of Texas at Austin in consultation with representatives of various DELAMAN (https://www.delaman.org/) archives and other digital data repositories in the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Australia, and Cameroon.

The course material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. BCS-1653380 (September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2020). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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Information Science
Languages
Anthropology
Ethnic Studies
Linguistics
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Alicia Niwagaba
Elena Pojman
Ryan Sullivant
Susan Smythe Kung
Date Added:
11/05/2020
The Art of Being Human: A Textbook for Cultural Anthropology
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Anthropology is the study of all humans in all times in all places. But it is so much more than that. “Anthropology requires strength, valor, and courage,” Nancy Scheper-Hughes noted. “Pierre Bourdieu called anthropology a combat sport, an extreme sport as well as a tough and rigorous discipline. … It teaches students not to be afraid of getting one’s hands dirty, to get down in the dirt, and to commit yourself, body and mind. Susan Sontag called anthropology a “heroic” profession.” What is the payoff for this heroic journey? You will find ideas that can carry you across rivers of doubt and over mountains of fear to find the the light and life of places forgotten. Real anthropology cannot be contained in a book. You have to go out and feel the world’s jagged edges, wipe its dust from your brow, and at times, leave your blood in its soil. In this unique book, Dr. Michael Wesch shares many of his own adventures of being an anthropologist and what the science of human beings can tell us about the art of being human. This special first draft edition is a loose framework for more and more complete future chapters and writings. It serves as a companion to anth101.com, a free and open resource for instructors of cultural anthropology.

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Anthropology
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New Prairie Press
Author:
Michael Wesch
Date Added:
08/30/2018
Becoming Human: How Evolution Made Us
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Becoming Human is a fast-paced, irreverent introduction to evolutionary theory, especially human origins. The book is based on the Open2Study MOOC, 'Becoming Human,' created by Dr. Greg Downey and Open Universities Australia. The book discusses traces of evolution in our bodies, basic evolutionary theory from Darwin to the genomic revolution, sexual selection and reproduction, and how human brain development affects our evolution, including into the future. Copiously illustrated, with some interactive diagrams, videos of Dr. Downey presenting the material are also available through Open2Study.

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Anthropology
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Enculture Press
Author:
Greg Downey
Date Added:
03/19/2015
Biological Anthropology
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How this course is intended to be used: This course is set up to be used as either fully online, face-to-face (f2f), or hybrid. Note that the course outcomes and some assessments have variations available for each type of course (e.g., Public Awareness Campaign, Dancing Skeletons Essay & Discussion)

Resources for this course:
OER resources: The majority of materials used in this course are OER and can be found via this page (under Course Modules).

Paid resources: Only one small textbook is suggested for the course, the ethnography Dancing Skeletons: Life and Death in West Africa by Katharine Dettwyler (ISBN-10: 088133748X). It's approximately $13.00 new and can be found for approximately $5.00 used. It's used for the Unit 3 assessment, Dancing Skeletons Essay & Discussion. We think that it's an integral part of the course, due to its focus on human biology and biocultural/environmental interactions. It also provides an excellent portrayal of an anthropologist's experience in the field. If you require additional or alternate textbooks, we have put together a list of texts available for around $30.

Explanation of approach: As you peruse the reading material in the course module pages you might find that they contain less detail than what you would see in a "normal" textbook. This is intentional. One thing we find incredible about higher education is that the student often reads the textbook only to go into class and have the professor lecture for two hours on the exact same material. Because of this repetition of the material, students often become exasperated and either stop reading the material or stop paying attention in class. We've also found that students in the introductory anthropology courses frequently struggle with picking out the basic concepts from among the myriad of material from the textbook. We think that students in introductory anthropology courses such as this one, most of whom are not going to be anthropology majors, should read the basic information outside of class. This allows the instructor to focus on providing more explanatory details and help students work through critical thinking about the material in class. Therefore, the readings in the course modules have the basic information. Through in-class activities, discussions, and homework assignments, the job of the instructor is to help students move deeper into and synthesize the material.

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Anthropology
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Full Course
Author:
Michelle Field
Tori Saneda
Date Added:
11/05/2019
Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy
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Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible to general and specialist readers alike. This book provides an in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.

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Linguistics
Material Type:
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Provider:
University System of Georgia
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Author:
Steven Brehe
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Cafe Denj کافه دنج
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Café Denj is 14 episodes of short stories made for Advanced Persian Language Learners. The purpose of producing this series of videos that are all linked together was to help those who are learning modern Persian as well as offering a better understanding of the Persian culture as it is in Iran today.

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Languages
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Speaking and Listening
Linguistics
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Author:
Anousha Shahsavari
Rosa Shahsavari
Date Added:
04/15/2020
Cali Chiu: A Course in Valley Zapotec
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The Cali Chiu course is designed to give undergraduates a working command of Valley Zapotec, an indigenous language of Oaxaca, Mexico, also spoken by many immigrants to California. The course presents a new simplified system for writing Valley Zapotec, along with a guide to pronunciation and information on building Valley Zapotec words and sentences. This book provides background material for an instructor’s class lectures, but it can be used for self-study along with the accompanying audio material.

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Languages
Linguistics
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Author:
Brook Danielle Lillehaugen
Felipe H. Lopez
Pamela Munro
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Cultural Anthropology
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An introductory cultural anthropology textbook covering all major topics and produced by Lumen Learning.

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Anthropology
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Lumen Learning
Author:
Santa Ana College
Tracy Evans
Date Added:
01/14/2020
Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 206)
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Students examine the anthropological perspective of human culture, including such institutions as kinship, politics, and religion, and evaluate the interrelationship between culture, environment and biology. Students explore the effects of globalization on culture while developing critical thinking skills through the application of essential anthropological approaches, theories, and methods.Login: guest_oclPassword: ocl

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Anthropology
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Provider:
Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges
Provider Set:
Open Course Library
Date Added:
10/31/2011
Cultural Anthropology-The Art of Being Human-D2L Course Resources
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Resources in this file includes a D2L adapted  version of Michael Wesch's The Art of Being Human textbook, Quizzes, and 10 Challenges. The textbook was transferred into Rise 360 before being loaded into HTML shells. The structure of the course was built for a 7 week semester but could be easily adapted to a 15 week semester.    

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Anthropology
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Full Course
Author:
michael mccamish
Date Added:
12/27/2021
Dictionnaire panafricain pluriversel et plurilingue des changements climatiques
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Ce dictionnaire a été d’abord pensé pour répondre aux besoins de formation des équipes internationales du projet Yanayi[1], qui vise la co-création d’une base internationale de données ouvertes qualitatives sur les changements climatiques tels que vécus, observés, analysés et combattus par des aînés et des aînées d’Afrique francophone subsaharienne et d’Haïti et racontés à des étudiants et étudiantes affilié-e-s à 10 boutiques des sciences et des savoirs.Cet ambitieux et énorme projet ne pourra avancer que s’il repose sur la collaboration de nombreux participants et nombreuses participantes.Il est possible de : se proposer pour rédiger une entrée qui est encore disponible, c’est-à-dire qui apparaît dans la table des matières du Dictionnaire; proposer une entrée qui est absente du dictionnaire, avec ou sans texte; proposer ses services pour traduire des entrées dans des langues africaines; réviser et compléter une entrée; réviser les références bibliographiques et la qualité linguistique des entrées. L’adresse mail de contact est reseauliraj@gmail.com. Merci d’y envoyer toutes vos questions ou propositions.

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Cultural Geography
Linguistics
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Textbook
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Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Collectif international
Date Added:
07/19/2021
Digging into Archaeology: A Brief OER Introduction to Archaeology with Activities
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This book is intended for use in a variety of introductory archaeology settings, such as in lectures and lab courses. This text can complement an existing traditional text or completely replace a standard text. It can be used for its activities or as a study resource. When we wrote this text, we designed the chapters to be brief, providing concise and to-the-point information. This book is not intended to replace lectures or direct instruction from an instructor; rather, it supports learning in a variety of settings and formats. The book can be printed in whole, read digitally, or used piecemeal in either format. However you use this text, we hope that you find it serves as an instructive learning tool and that you dig archaeology as much as we do!

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Archaeology
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Textbook
Author:
Amanda Walcott Paskey
AnnMarie Beasley Cisneros
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Dɔnko
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Comment lire et comprendre les pratiques culturelles africaines? Comment mobiliser les savoirs sur l’Afrique, ses arts et ses cultures sans verser dans la réification ou le folklorisme? Profondément novateur, cet ouvrage collectif mobilise les outils théoriques des cultural studies pour proposer un généreux panorama de l’étude de la culture en Afrique. Il rassemble des textes d’auteurs et d’autrices d’Afrique de l'Ouest, théoriques ou descriptifs, qui mettent en lumière la réévaluation passionnante des modes d’appréhension des pratiques et objets en contexte africain que proposent les études culturelles africaines. L’épilogue qui clôt le livre n’est donc point fermeture, mais plutôt ouverture sur les enjeux relatifs à ce nouveau champ d’études, plein de promesses pour rendre compte de l’extraordinaire créativité des cultures africaines.

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Anthropology
Sociology
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Textbook
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Science et Bien Commun
Author:
Salaka Sanou
Sous la direction d'Isaac Bazié
Date Added:
03/09/2020
Essential of Linguistics
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This Open Educational Resource (OER) brings together Open Access content from around the web and enhances it with dynamic video lectures about the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), supplemented with discussion of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic findings. Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for any beginning learner of linguistics but is primarily aimed at the Canadian learner, focusing on Canadian English for learning phonetic transcription, and discussing the status of Indigenous languages in Canada. Drawing on best practices for instructional design, Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for blended classes, traditional lecture classes, and for self-directed learning. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.

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Linguistics
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Maricopa Open Digital Press
Author:
Catherine Anderson
Date Added:
10/19/2020
Essentials of Linguistics
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This Open Educational Resource (OER) brings together Open Access content from around the web and enhances it with dynamic video lectures about the core areas of theoretical linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), supplemented with discussion of psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic findings. Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for any beginning learner of linguistics but is primarily aimed at the Canadian learner, focusing on Canadian English for learning phonetic transcription, and discussing the status of Indigenous languages in Canada. Drawing on best practices for instructional design, Essentials of Linguistics is suitable for blended classes, traditional lecture classes, and for self-directed learning. No prior knowledge of linguistics is required.

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Linguistics
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Textbook
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eCampusOntario
Author:
Catherine Anderson
Date Added:
01/01/2018
Explorations: An Open Invitation To Biological Anthropology
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Anthropology is the study of humanity, in all its biological and cultural aspects, past and present. It is a four-field discipline comprised of biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology. The focus of this book is biological anthropology, which explores who we are from biological, evolutionary, and adaptive perspectives.

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Anthropology
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Textbook
Provider:
American Anthropological Association
Author:
Beth Shook
Katie Nelson
Kelsie Aguilera
Date Added:
01/14/2020
A Grammar of Moloko
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This grammar provides the first comprehensive grammatical description of Moloko, a Chadic language spoken by about 10,000 speakers in northern Cameroon. The grammar was developed from hours and years that the authors spent at friends’ houses hearing and recording stories, hours spent listening to the tapes and transcribing the stories, then translating them and studying the language through them. Time was spent together and with others speaking the language and talking about it, translating resources and talking to Moloko people about them. Grammar and phonology discoveries were made in the office, in the fields while working, and at gatherings. In the process, the four authors have become more and more passionate about the Moloko language and are eager to share their knowledge about it with others.

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Linguistics
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Textbook
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Language Science Press
Author:
Dianne Friesen
Date Added:
06/28/2019
A Grammar of Pite Saami
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Pite Saami is a highly endangered Western Saami language in the Uralic language family currently spoken by a few individuals in Swedish Lapland. This grammar is the first extensive book-length treatment of a Saami language written in English. While focussing on the morphophonology of the main word classes nouns, adjectives and verbs, it also deals with other linguistic structures such as prosody, phonology, phrase types and clauses. Furthermore, it provides an introduction to the language and its speakers, and an outline of a preliminary Pite Saami orthography. An extensive annotated spoken-language corpus collected over the course of five years forms the empirical foundation for this description, and each example includes a specific reference to the corpus in order to facilitate verification of claims made on the data. Descriptions are presented for a general linguistics audience and without attempting to support a specific theoretical approach, but this book should be equally useful for scholars of Uralic linguistics, typologists, and even learners of Pite Saami.

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Linguistics
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Textbook
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Language Science Press
Author:
Joshua Wilbur
Date Added:
06/28/2019
Grammatical theory: From transformational grammar to constraint-based approaches
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This book introduces formal grammar theories that play a role in current linguistic theorizing (Phrase Structure Grammar, Transformational Grammar/Government & Binding, Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar, Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Head-​Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, Construction Grammar, Tree Adjoining Grammar). The key assumptions are explained and it is shown how the respective theory treats arguments and adjuncts, the active/passive alternation, local reorderings, verb placement, and fronting of constituents over long distances. The analyses are explained with German as the object language.

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Linguistics
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Textbook
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Language Science Press
Author:
Stefan Müller
Date Added:
02/28/2020
The History of Our Tribe: Hominini
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Where did we come from? What were our ancestors like? Why do we differ from other animals? How do scientists trace and construct our evolutionary history? The History of Our Tribe: Hominini provides answers to these questions and more. The book explores the field of paleoanthropology past and present. Beginning over 65 million years ago, Welker traces the evolution of our species, the environments and selective forces that shaped our ancestors, their physical and cultural adaptations, and the people and places involved with their discovery and study. It is designed as a textbook for a course on Human Evolution but can also serve as an introductory text for relevant sections of courses in Biological or General Anthropology or general interest. It is both a comprehensive technical reference for relevant terms, theories, methods, and species and an overview of the people, places, and discoveries that have imbued paleoanthropology with such fascination, romance, and mystery.

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Anthropology
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Textbook
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Milne Publishing
Author:
Barbara Helm Welker
Date Added:
03/09/2020
I Bacini Culturali e la progettazione sociale orientata all’Heritage-Making, tra Politiche giovanili, Innovazione sociale, Diversità culturale
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Il volume rappresenta la tappa finale della prima stagione di implementazione del Progetto ABACUS (giugno 2019 - settembre 2020), sostenuta dal finanziamento pubblico garantito dalla Regione Siciliana e dalla Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. In tal senso, la pubblicazione raccoglie sia una sezione di materiali di discussione critica sul percorso progettuale e sui primi esiti maturati, sia una ricca parte di contributi tematici offerti da referenti istituzionali, studiosi ed esperti, docenti accademici e ricercatori, professionisti e rappresentanti di organismi del Terzo settore Sono state così affrontate ed esaminate differenti tematiche e problematiche socio-culturali e socio-economiche, e prospettive e approcci metodologico-operativi tra loro affini e convergenti, che si sviluppano a cavallo delle politiche sociali, giovanili e culturali, della progettazione sociale e culturale, dell'innovazione sociale e della diversità culturale, in differenti contesti socio-territoriali siciliani e italiani, con una particolare attenzione per quelle iniziative che rappresentano casi paradigmatici in cui le istanze istituzionali, della ricerca, dell'educazione e della formazione si incontrano con le aspettative dei pubblici differenziati e, specialmente, delle giovani generazioni, anche sull'orizzonte della innovazione dell'occupazione giovanile.

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Architecture and Design
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Art History
Graphic Arts
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Performing Arts
Philosophy
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World Cultures
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Anthropology
Archaeology
Cultural Geography
Ethnic Studies
Political Science
Psychology
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Alessandra Caravale
Alessia Bono
Andrea De Tommasi
Andrea Messina
Angela Vitale
Antonija Netolicki
Antonio Grasso
Antonio Sutera
Carlo Volpe
Caterina Mulè
Claudio La Rocca
Daniele Tulone
Davide Silvestri
Eleonora Giovene di Girasole
Elisabetta Di Stefano
Erika Coco
Fabio Pagano
Federica Lamonaca
Filippo Gravagno
Francesca Piazza
Francesca Rita Cerami
Francesco Iacono Quarantino
Gabriela Del Rosario Abate
Gabriella Paolini
Giorgia Leoni
Giovanna Sedita
Giuseppe Bivona
Giusi Carioto
Giusy Pappalardo
Ilaria Vitellio
Lucia Piastra
Luisella Pavan-Woolfe
Maria Chiara Falcone
Maria Laura Scaduto
Massimo Clemente
Matteo Tedo Fici
Mirella Serlorenzi
Riccardo Pozzo
Rossella Mancini
Sabrina Tomassini
Salvatore Aurelio Bruno
Stefania Picciola
Stefan Luca Mangione
Susanna Gristina
Tiziana Bonsignore
Ugo Arioti
Vanessa Mantia
Vania Virgili
Vilislava Metodieva
Yoanna Yordanova
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04/01/2021
An Introduction to Anthropology: the Biological and Cultural Evolution of Humans
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This book was created as a means to provide an Open Educational Resource (OER) for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students enrolled in ANTH 110: Introduction to Anthropology. The book was inspired by the OERs Perspectives: An Open Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 2nd edition, created by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges. Inspiration also comes from Dr. Michael Wesch and his OER text, The Art of Being Human: An Invitation to Anthropology. This book combines the authors’ respective specializations in forensic, archaeological, and cultural/medical anthropology, as well as uses examples from our research and lives. Funding for this work was provided by the Open Educational Resource Seed Grant from the Center for Transformative Teaching at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Anthropology
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University of Nebraska
Author:
Bill Belcher
LuAnn Wandsnider
Phil Geib
Taylor Livingston
Date Added:
04/01/2021
Introduction to Paleoanthropology
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Introduction to Paleoanthropology covers the various species and subspecies that gave rise to human beings. Paleoanthropology is a subdiscipline of physical anthropology that focuses on the fossil record of humans and non-human primates.

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Anthropology
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05/13/2016
Introduction to Theory of Literature
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This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?

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Arts and Humanities
Literature
Linguistics
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Yale University
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02/16/2011
LANGUAGE, THOUGHT, and REALITY (1956 edition)
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A unique perspective on the confluence of the three basic conceptual frameworks in human experience. Contains several studies, with data, of remarkable world views of disparate cultures based on their specific cultures language. The premise is that how people experience the world, then think about it, then create a language around it, alters their perception of the world in very fundamental ways. The radical notion is that thought and language, creates the circumstances of, and contribute to significantly different realities for different peoples.

The internalization and realization of this concept is significant and can possibly radically alter and change how different cultures assess their ability to, at the most basic levels, understand other cultures realities.

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World Cultures
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Social Science
Anthropology
Cultural Geography
Social Work
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Benjamin Lee Whorf
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09/06/2018
Lang101 Workbook. Linguistics Exercises & Activities for Starters
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Lang101 Workbook offers 460 commented exercises and activities, designed for absolute beginners to the study of language or for anyone curious about (why) language matters. It features empirical observation of 20 typologically distinct languages, including English and other languages you’re familiar with. As a companion tool to our textbook The Language of Language, Part 1 of the workbook contains 360 exercises and activities corresponding to the textbook's 12 chapters (30 per chapter), and 100 synthesising cross-chapter exercises. Part 2 contains commented answers to all exercises. Topics include the nature of scientific investigation; the structure of words, sounds and sentences; typical vs. disordered uses of language; child language, language learning and language play, as well as politeness, persuasion and humour.

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Languages
Linguistics
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Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Sunita Abraham
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04/17/2020
The Language of Language. A Linguistics Course for Starters
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If you've ever wondered why we need concepts like noun and verb or word and phrase when discussing language, this book is for you. Deliberately selective in its approach and assuming no prior knowledge of linguistics, The Language of Language explores the nature of language and linguists' agreed-upon ways of talking about the object of their inquiry. Our focus is on modes of thinking rather than content knowledge. Our goal is to encourage informed thinking about (why) language matters, so that you can continue puzzling about language issues long after you've worked your way through this book.Now in its third edition, the book is packed with over 100 commented activities, examples of language play, and fun food for thought, designed to whet your appetite for linguistics and language studies.The companion workbook, Lang101 Workbook, contains 460 additional commented exercises and activities, designed for self-study or for the classroom.

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Higher Education
Linguistics
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Full Course
Module
Textbook
Author:
Madalena Cruz-Ferreira
Sunita Abraham
Date Added:
04/16/2020
Languages and Worldview
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Asking and answering questions about what culture entails and examines the fundamental properties and intertwining nature of language and culture. This text explores linguistic relativity, lexical differences among languages and intercultural communication, including high and low contexts.

Changes to a variety of OER works were made by Manon Allard-Kropp in the Department of Language and Cultural Studies to tailor the text to fit the needs of the Languages and World View course at the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Materials from the original sources have been combined, reorganized, and added to by the current author, and any conceptual or typographical errors are the responsibility of the current author.

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Linguistics
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Textbook
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University of Missouri St. Louis
Author:
Manon Allard-Kropp
Date Added:
02/10/2020
Linguistics for Teachers of English
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The primary goals of this text are to acquaint prospective teachers of English with certain aspects of the history, structure, and use of the English Language. Through considering the nature of the English language; how language and culture are interconnected as well as how it is acquired and how and why it changes, readers will come to a fuller understanding of sociolinguistics. This text discusses the nature of language, as well as how it is acquired; how and why languages change, and how the English language in particular has changed (and continues to change); why different varieties of English have developed, and why they continue to be used; how linguists have attempted to account for the (ir)regularities of English; how language and culture are related; and how linguistics can be used as a tool in the classroom. This text presents important topics for English teachers to know: the relationship between “standard” and “nonstandard” dialects, how and why language varies, how we can make informed decisions about what is “right” and “wrong” in language use, and generally how a sound knowledge of how language works can inform and benefit the pedagogical strategies needed to develop as a teacher. Ultimately, I want readers to think about language in ways not thought of before: objectively, passionately, critically, analytically, and logically. This allows readers to move beyond memorization of facts to original thought (which is sort of like the difference between knowing how to add and subtract, and being able to balance a checkbook).

Subject:
Linguistics
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Textbook
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New Prairie Press
Author:
Carol Russell
Date Added:
01/07/2019
Native Peoples of North America
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Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts. Prehistoric, historic and contemporary information is presented. Each chapter begins with an example from the oral tradition that reflects the theme of the chapter. The text includes suggested readings, videos, and classroom activities.

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Anthropology
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Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
Milne Open Textbooks
Author:
Susan Stebbins
Date Added:
10/23/2013
Open Educational Resources zu „Grammatik im Wandel: Ist digitales Schreiben (wirklich) so anders?“
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Willkommen im Lehr-Lernprojekt Lehr-Lernprojekt „Grammatik und Schule im digitalen Zeitalter: durch teilnehmende Beobachtung und forschungsorientiertes Lernen den eigenen Sprachgebrauch digitaler Kommunikation sowie Vermittlungsmöglichkeiten grammatischer Strukturen untersuchen“!

Kurzbeschreibung des Projekts

„WhatsApp & Co machen Schüler*innen dumm.“ Ziel des Seminars ist es, diese Aussage durch teilnehmende Beobachtung und forschungsorientiertes Lernen zu hinterfragen. Die Untersuchung des eigenen Sprachgebrauchs liefert empirische Befunde für die Vermittlung grammatischer Strukturen im digitalen Zeitalter.

Inwiefern unterscheidet sich digitale Kommunikation von anderen Sprachregistern und wie kann grammatische Kompetenz im digitalen Zeitalter vermittelt werden? Am Ende des Semesters sollen die Teilnehmenden in der Lage sein, grammatische Strukturen anhand digitaler Daten zu beschreiben. Außerdem wissen sie, wie digitale Daten aufbereitet und ggf. annotiert werden müssen, um für sprachwissenschaftliche Zwecke weiterverwendet werden zu können. Schließlich können sie sprachwissenschaftlich gegen den Sprachverfallmythos argumentieren und haben anhand ihrer eigenen Erfahrung mit digitalen Daten gelernt, dass die Benutzung sozialer Medien die deutsche Sprache nicht gefährdet.

Projektablauf und Teilnehmende

Das Projekt wurde 2020-2021 an der Universität Leipzig von Dr.in Naomi Truan (Antragstellerin und Projektleiterin) in Zusammenarbeit mit Dennis Dressel und Sophia Böhme durchgeführt. Rückmeldungen sind herzlich willkommen! Schreiben Sie mir gerne eine E-Mail an: naomi.truan@uni-leipzig.de.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Linguistics
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Full Course
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Author:
Dennis Dressel
Naomi Truan
Date Added:
10/15/2021
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
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The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting.

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Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
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American Anthropological Association
Author:
Laura Gonzales
Nina Brown
Thomas McIlwraith
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Perspectives: An Open Invitation to Cultural Anthropology
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The first peer-reviewed open access textbook for cultural anthropology courses. Produced by the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges and available free of charge for use in any setting. 2nd edition. This book is an edited volume with each chapter written by a different author. Each author has written from their experiences working as an anthropologist and that personal touch makes for an accessible introduction to cultural anthropology. The first edition of Perspectives was published in 2017 and is also available at: http://perspectives.americananthro.org/

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Anthropology
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Full Course
Textbook
Author:
Barbara Illowsky
Date Added:
02/16/2020
Physical Anthropolgy
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Textbook for ANTH 101: Introduction to Physical Anthropology at College of the Canyons
Examines the evolution of the human species and non-human primates primarily from the biological perspective. Topics include human heredity and population genetics, primate behavior and conservation, the human fossil record, and modern human variation.

Subject:
Anthropology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Sarah Etheredge
Date Added:
08/06/2020