Tag: Silence

Silence as Language Verbal Silence as a Means of Expression


Silence as Language: Verbal Silence as a Means of Expression
English | 2022 | ISBN: 1108471676 | 383 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Verbal silence touches on every possible aspect of daily life. This book provides a full linguistic analysis of the role of silence in language, exploring perspectives from semantics, semiotics, pragmatics, phonetics, syntax, grammar and poetics, and taking into account a range of spoken and written contexts. The author argues that silence is just as communicative in language as speech, as it results from the deliberate choice of the speaker, and serves functions such as informing, conveying emotion, signalling turn switching, and activating the addresser. Verbal silence is used, alongside speech, to serve linguistic functions in all areas of life, as well as being employed in a wide variety of written texts. The forms and functions of silence are explained, detailed and illustrated with examples taken from both written texts and real-life interactions. Engaging and comprehensive, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in this fascinating linguistic phenomenon.

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You’re Already Awesome How to Silence Your Inner Critic and Step into Greatness [Audiobook]


English | ASIN: B09MDV5G15 | 2022 | 8 hours and 9 minutes | MP3 | M4B | 224 MB
This is the book that will help you finally put your self-doubt to rest and awaken you to your brilliance. Entrepreneur, speaker, brand strategist, social media influencer, and podcaster Alison Faulkner shares motivational pep talks and practical self-help tools to help anyone overcome the pressure to become someone different, and instead embrace their inherent awesomeness. You’re Already Awesome teaches you how to deal with the curveballs and tough stuff so you can harness the greatness you already possess.

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A Sunlit Absence Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation


Martin Laird, "A Sunlit Absence: Silence, Awareness, and Contemplation"
English | ISBN: 0195378725 | 2011 | 208 pages | PDF | 404 KB
"The practice of contemplation is one of the great spiritual arts," writes Martin Laird in A Sunlit Absence. "Not a technique but a skill, it harnesses the winds of grace that lead us out into the liberating sea of silence."

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Sworn to Silence The Truth Behind Robert Garrow and the Missing Bodies’ Case (Audiobook)


English | 2021 | MP3 | M4B | ASIN: B08ZYYHM3X | Duration: 9:03 h | 503 MB
Jim Tracy / Narrated by Chris Sorensen
Why would two small-time American public defenders search, locate, and photograph the lifeless bodies of young women their client raped, murdered, and hid, and then leave the bodies where they found them and not tell authorities? And how did they have the audacity to meet with one of the fathers of a missing girl and tell him they knew nothing about her fate or whereabouts?

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God’s Silence


Franz Wright, "God’s Silence"
English | 2008 | pages: 160 | ISBN: 0375710817, 1400043514 | EPUB | 1,7 mb
In this luminous new collection of poems, Franz Wright expands on the spiritual joy he found in his Pulitzer Prize-winning Walking to Martha’s Vineyard. Wright, whom we know as a poet of exquisite miniatures, opens God’s Silence with "East Boston, 1996," a powerful long poem that looks back at the darker moments in the formation of his sensibility. He shares his private rules for bus riding ("No eye contact: the eyes of the terrified / terrify"), and recalls, among other experiences, his first encounter with a shotgun, as an eight-year-old boy ("In a clearing in the cornstalks . . . it was suggested / that I fire / on that muttering family of crows"). Throughout this volume, Wright continues his penetrating study of his own and our collective soul. He reaches a new level of acceptance as he intones the paradox "I have heard God’s silence like the sun," and marvels at our presumptions:We speak of Heaven who have not yet accomplishedeven this, the holiness of things precisely as they are, and never will!Though Wright often seeks forgiveness in these poems, his black wit and self-deprecation are reliably present, and he delights in reminding us that "literature will lose, sunlight will win, don’t worry."But in this book, literature wins as well. God’s Silence is a deeply felt celebration of what poetry (and its silences) can do for us.

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Sonic Bodies Text, Music, and Silence in Late Medieval England


Tekla Bude, "Sonic Bodies: Text, Music, and Silence in Late Medieval England "
English | ISBN: 0812253701 | 2022 | 280 pages | PDF | 8 MB
What is the body when it performs music? And what, conversely, is music as it reverberates through or pours out of a performing body? Tekla Bude starts from a simple premise-that music requires a body to perform it-to rethink the relationship between music, matter, and the body in the late medieval period.

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