Barriers

Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262530678
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This monograph explores several complex questions concerning the theories of government and bounding, including, in particular, the possibility of a unified approach to these topics. Starting with the intuitive idea that certain categories in certain configurations are barriers to government and movement, it considers whether the same categories are barriers in the two instances or whether one barrier suffices to block government (a stricter and "more local" relation) while more than one barrier inhibits movement, perhaps in a graded manner.Any proposal concerning the formulation of the concept of government has intricate consequences, and many of the empirical phenomena that appear to be relevant are still poorly understood. Similarly, judgments about the theory of movement also involve a number of different factors, including sensitivity to lexical choice. Therefore, Chomsky proceeds on the basis of speculations as to the proper idealization of complex phenomena - how they should be sorted into a variety of interacting systems (some of which remain quite obscure), which may tentatively be put aside to be explained by independent (sometimes unknown) factors, and which may be considered relevant to the subsystems under investigation.Barriers considers several possible paths through the maze of possibilities that arise. It sets the subtheory context (x-bar theory, theory of movement, and government) for determining what constitutes a barrier and explores two concepts of barrier - maximal projection and the minimality condition - and their manifestations in and implications for proper government, subjacency, island violations, vacuous movement, parasitic gaps, and A-chains.Noam Chomsky is Institute Professor of Linguistics and Philosophy, MIT. Barriers is Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 13.

Women And Workplace Discrimination

Author: Raymond F. Gregory
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813531373
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An attorney addresses the millions of women who think they might be facing sexual discrimination and traces the history of federal measures enacted to assist workers in contesting unlawful employer conduct.

Barriers To Entry And Strategic Competition

Author: Paul Geroski
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 3718650304
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This monograph reviews the theoretical and empirical literature currently available on entry and strategic competition in markets. The analysis focuses on barriers to entry and on the role of incumbent behaviour in affecting conditions of entry. Particular attention is paid to the ability of incumbents to maintain supracompetitive profits in the long run, and empirical studies of the conditions of entry and of the effects of entry are surveyed. The book goes on to examine the relation between entry and exit conditions, before moving on to an analysis of dynamic limit pricing. Finally a range of empirical models of entry and strategic behaviour is surveyed.

Disabling Barriers Enabling Environments

Author: John Swain
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446293423
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Since it was first published in 1993, Disabling Barriers, Enabling Environments has established itself as essential reading for anyone coming to the subject of disability studies. The book tackles a wide range of issues in numerous succinct chapters written by contributing authors, many of whom are disabled themselves. From the outset, the chapters take a multidisciplinary and international approach. The third edition is made up of 42 chapters, 15 of which are completely new to this edition, including: · Early seminal writings in disabled studies · Death and dying · Psychology · Hate crime and the criminal justice system · Sport · Psycho-emotional disablism and internal oppression. This seminal textbook conveys the continuing developments in the lives and experiences of disabled people. It is valuable reading for students and professionals in the fields of social work, sociology, social policy, health and nursing as well as disabled people.

Decision Traps

Author: J. Edward Russo
Publisher: Fireside
ISBN: 0671726099
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Two experts in business management show how to avoid the ten common pitfalls that ensanre decision makers. The very latest research in the fields of business and psychology has been distilled into practical training methods that will save readers from ever making a bad decision again.

Barriers And Biases In Computer Mediated Knowledge Communication

Author: Rainer Bromme
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387243178
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This books deals with computer-mediated cooperation and communication scenarios in teaching and learning situations, leisure activities (e.g. laypersons looking for expert information on the internet), and net-based communication at work. Such scenarios will become increasingly important. But the successful use of such computer-mediated settings is not trivial. Cooperative learning and work itself requires special skills and strategies. And the technical settings with sometimes restricted, sometimes new possibilities for communication add problems on top of the cooperation itself. What are the barriers in computer-mediated communication for cooperative learning and work? Which are the most relevant biases in computer-mediated information processing? Based on empirical research the contributors from psychology, education and computer sciences offer different perspectives on the nature and causes of such barriers. The chapters also give an answer to the question how it might be possible to overcome these barriers and biases to fully gain advantage from the new technical opportunities. These results and answers are of interest for students as well as for researchers in all fields related to the use and evaluation of computer software in communication settings.