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Decline of the Corporate Community

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ISBN: 9789053569733 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569733 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Business and Management --- Linguistics
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From its inception, big business in the western industrialised world has been organised in national business communities. Central elements of these business communities are corporate board interlocks that constitute the notorious 'Old Boys Network'. This corporate elite connects the centres of corporate governance. In recent times, these networks of the corporate elite show signs of decline. Heemskerk investigates how the decline of the old boys network in the Netherlands has affected Dutch capitalism. Combining formal network analysis with insights from interviews with key corporate elite members, he shows how during the last quarter of the 20th century the Dutch business community has disappeared. This is interpreted as a drift towards a liberal market economy. However, as the study shows, even in a liberal market economy corporate directors need social networks to communicate and coordinate their strategic decisions. Hence, the corporate elite shift its meeting network to private and informal circles. To order this book, mail to "mailto:orders@aup.nl">orders@aup.nl

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Book Series: Transformations in Art and Culture ISBN: 9789053568163 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.5117/9789053568163 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Linguistics
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Sign Here! Handwriting in the Age of New Media features a number of articles from different fields, reaching from cultural and media studies to literature, film and art, and from philosophy and information studies to law and archival studies. Questions addressed in this book are: Will handwriting disappear in the age of new (digital) media? What happens to important cultural and legal concepts, such as original, copy, authenticity, reproducibility, uniqueness, and iterability? Where is the writing hand to be located if handwriting is performed not immediately 'by hand' but when it is (re)mediated by electronic or artistic media? Sign Here! Handwriting in the Age of New Media is the first part in the series Transformations in Art and Culture.

Syntax of Hungarian vol 1

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ISBN: 9789462982703 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462982703 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Linguistics
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These books aim to present a synthesis of the currently available syntactic knowledge of the Hungarian language.

Syntax of Hungarian vol 2

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ISBN: 9789462982710 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789462982710 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Linguistics
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These books aim to present a synthesis of the currently available syntactic knowledge of the Hungarian language.

Homo loquens en homo scribens

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ISBN: 9789053569542 Year: Pages: 512 DOI: 10.5117/9789053569542 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Psychology --- Philosophy --- Linguistics
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Dutch and Flemish language; Philosophy; Psychology

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes

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ISBN: 9789089649447 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089649447 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people's actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies which view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more.

Cookies, Coleslaw, and Stoops

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ISBN: 9789089641243 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641243 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Linguistics
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In 1609, the first Dutch settlers arrived in America and established trading posts, small towns, and forts up and down what we now call the Hudson River. To this day, American children are taught the thrilling history of the transformation of this settlement, New Netherland, and its capital, New Amsterdam, from landmark port into present-day New York State and the island of Manhattan. But, the Dutch legacy extended far beyond New York, as Cookies, Coleslaw and Stoops reveals. From Santa Claus (after the Dutch folklore saint Sinterklaas) and his sleigh (the pronunciation of the Dutch slee is almost identical) to a dumbhead talking poppycock, the contributions of the Dutch language to American English are indelibly embedded to some of our most vernacular terms and expressions. The menu in most of our restaurants sports some originally Dutch names, and even our dollar is named after a Dutch coin (daalder). In this captivating volume, the renowned linguist Nicoline van der Sijs glosses over 300 Dutch loan words like these that travelled to the New World on board the Dutch ship the Halve Maan, captained by Henry Hudson, which dropped anchor in Manhattan more than 400 years ago. Surprisingly, the Dutch also gave several Native American languages words for everyday things like "pants", "cat" and "turkey". Lively and accessible, the information presented in this volume charts the journey of these words into the American territory and languages, from more obscure uses which maybe have survived in only regional dialects to such ubiquitous contributions to our language like Yankee, cookie, and dope. Each entry marks the original arrival of its term into American English and adds up-to-date information on its evolving meaning, etymology, and regional spread. Not to be missed by anyone with a passion for the history behind our everyday expressions, Cookies, Coleslaw and Stoops is the perfect gift for the linguistic adventurer in us all.

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