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Computer-Assisted Language Learning for Deaf Children: a natural language interface system By Robert Ward
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Originally a dissertation for the degree of Master of Science in the Department of Computation, UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), U.K., 1981. This is a scanned... More > copy of the original, January 2010. The dissertation specifies a set of computer programs to allow learners to interact with a computer through written language. It sets out the computational foundations for an approach later investigated in a Ph.D. thesis, “Natural Language, Computer-Assisted Learning and Language-Impaired Children”, by the same author, at the Department of Psychology, University of Hull, U.K., in 1987.< Less
Computer-Assisted Language Learning for Deaf Children: a natural language interface system By Robert Ward
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Originally a dissertation for the degree of Master of Science in the Department of Computation, UMIST (University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology), U.K., 1981. This is a scanned... More > copy of the original, January 2010. The dissertation specifies a set of computer programs to allow learners to interact with a computer through written language. It sets out the computational foundations for an approach later investigated in a Ph.D. thesis, “Natural Language, Computer-Assisted Learning and Language-Impaired Children”, by the same author, at the Department of Psychology, University of Hull, U.K., in 1987.< Less
Natural Language, Computer-Assisted Learning and Language-Impaired Children By Robert Ward
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This is a scanned copy of a thesis successfully submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Psychology, University of Hull, U.K. in 1987. We learn language by using it.... More > Interaction with others through language is essential for normal language development. Children with delayed or impaired language may therefore benefit from additional experience of interacting through language in structured situations. This thesis explores how computers might help provide this experience. It reports a project in which programs were developed to hold written dialogues about screen objects, and observed in use by deaf and other language-impaired children. This version is published through www.lulu.com who should be able to supply it at the best price, and from where it can also be downloaded more cheaply in electronic form.< Less
Natural Language, Computer-Assisted Learning and Language-Impaired Children By Robert Ward
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This is a scanned copy of a thesis successfully submitted for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the Department of Psychology, University of Hull, U.K. in 1987. We learn language by using it.... More > Interaction with others through language is essential for normal language development. Children with delayed or impaired language may therefore benefit from additional experience of interacting through language in structured situations. This thesis explores how computers might help provide this experience. It reports a project in which programs were developed to hold written dialogues about screen objects, and observed in use by deaf and other language-impaired children. This version is published through www.lulu.com who should be able to supply it at the best price, and from where it can also be downloaded more cheaply in electronic form.< Less
Ancestors and Relatives: the Tasker and Blackburn Families of Rawcliffe, Hook, Snaith and Goole By Robert Ward
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This book follows the genealogy of the Tasker and Blackburn families who originated in the area around Goole in Yorkshire. There were branches of the Tasker family in Rawcliffe, Airmyn, Hook, Cowick... More > and Snaith. The Blackburn family farmed at Spaldington and Holme on Spalding Moor, near Howden in the East Riding, before moving to Goole Fields. Later, members of both families lived in Goole itself. The title of the book reflects these movements. But Taskers and Blackburns married into other families, and many of them moved away. There were sizeable branches in Hull, Todmorden and other parts of Yorkshire, and one large branch as far away as Seaham Harbour in County Durham. The book includes these side branches too. The family tree on the front cover provides an overview of the content. This book is available at a discount through the print-on-demand publisher www.lulu.com< Less
Famous for Suits: the story of Foster and Tetley, clothiers and outfitters of Goole By Robert Ward
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This book traces the history of Foster & Tetley Ltd, clothiers and outfitters, who traded in Goole, Yorkshire, from 1922 to 1982. As well as having a shop, the firm travelled the nearby villages... More > supplying clothing to farming communities, mainly on credit, repaid in weekly instalments. They witnessed many social changes, serving two, sometimes three generations of the same families, sharing their joys and their sorrows as their children grew up to become customers themselves. The book has the following sections: The Early Days; The Stock; The Vehicles; The Village Rounds; From Church Street to Aire Street; The End. Appendices: Foster and Tetley staff; Customers on the 1963 Saturday round to Cowick, Snaith and Drax; Bruce Ward's list of acquaintances who have died.< Less
Updates to Published Titles: notes for future revisions By Robert Ward
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This free download contains post-publication notes for the titles: "Ancestors and Relatives: the Tasker and Blackburn Families of Rawcliffe, Hook, Snaith and Goole"; "Famous for... More > Suits: the story of Foster and Tetley, Clothiers and Outfitters of Goole"; "Facta Non Verba and Brethren of the Coast"; "Wealth and Notoriety: the extraordinary families of William Levy and Charles Lewis of London" and "Wealth and Notability: the Lockwood, Day and Metcalfe families of Yorkshire and London". It consists mainly of information that has emerged since publication, to be incorporated into future revisions if there are any. This document will be maintained and updated from time to time. Last updated 18th September 2014 - version 08.< Less
Wealth and Notoriety: the extraordinary families of William Levy and Charles Lewis of London By Robert Ward
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This book is much more than just a catalogue of genealogical facts, dates and events. It reveals an extraordinary family with noteworthy individuals in almost every branch. Some were wealthy; some... More > were notorious. Their activities frequently surfaced in the courts and in newspapers. Their wealth originated from a London Jewish couple, William and Elizabeth Levy, whose ‘disorderly house’ attracted the attention of an 1817 House of Commons enquiry. Later generations were able to enter more respectable professions; they became lawyers, businessmen, theatre owners, military heroes, pioneering adventurers, actors, writers and artists. Amongst those mentioned are: William Levy, Charles Lewis, Lawrence Isaac Nathan, Laurence Hanray, Lawrence Levy, Edward Lawrence Levy, Robert Neck, Frank Van Neck, Morrice Levy, Henry Harris, Samuel Harris, Alan King-Hamilton, Edward Dillon Lewis, Charles Wray Lewis, Ernest Lewis, Donald Swain Lewis, Edward Tyrrell Lewis, Somers Reginald Lewis, Arthur Percy Lewis.< Less
Wealth and Notability: the Lockwood, Day and Metcalfe Families of Yorkshire and London By Robert Ward
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This book tells the story of an extraordinary group of families, the Lockwoods, the Days and the Metcalfes of Yorkshire and London, and their contingent of wealthy and notable people. Among the... More > wealthiest was the boot blacking manufacturer Charles Day, who made the kind of fortune that would easily rank him alongside today’s richest rock stars. Perhaps the most notable, indeed noble, was Priscilla Cecilia Armytage-Moore who became the Countess of Annesley. But they are not alone. Other family members include influential architects such as Henry Lockwood the designer of Bradford Town Hall and the company town of Saltaire, leading lawyers such as solicitor general Sir Frank Lockwood, top businessmen among them Charles Armytage-Moore who founded a leading firm of stockbrokers and Sir Joseph Flawith Lockwood head of the EMI corporation, and famous actors including Margaret Lockwood, one of the best-loved British film actresses of her day. This books traces their roots and tells their stories.< Less