Bird Feeding Basics is a simplified introduction to attracting and identifying North America's most common backyard birds. Subjects covered include feeder selection, the types of feeder foods that attract certain species, and how to make your backyard more bird-friendly by providing water, shelter, food and plants that provide birds with food during each season and safe places to nest. In addition, it features beautiful illustrations of more than 50 common species. This convenient guide is an ideal, portable source of practical information and ideal for field use. Made in the USA.
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In this book, Farr examines the spoken and written language of post-observation teaching-practice feedback on teacher education programmes. To do so, she draws upon theories from discourse analysis, conversation analysis, and pragmatics to frame the analysis of feedback meetings and written tutor reports, which are then examined using comparative quantitative and qualitative corpus-based techniques. The overall aim is to determine the defining characteristics of this genre, focussing especially on pragmatic factors, with the ultimate aim of investigating the salient aspects responsible for making feedback both effective and affective. Farr's research draws upon a spoken corpus of feedback interactions and a written corpus of tutor reports from language teacher education and is also strongly informed by data in the form of diary reflections and questionnaire responses from student teachers and questionnaire responses from the relevant tutors. The investigation begins by determining the general generic nature of teaching practice feedback through a qualitative investigation, and also through quantitative automatically generated frequency lists, keyword lists and clusters examined relative to other spoken and written genres. From the initial findings significant linguistic items and communication strategies are isolated for detailed elaboration in later chapters. The corpus-based results are integrated with data revealing the perceptions of the participants in the context to reach a more holistic interpretation. Implications for future practice and research are finally discussed.
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