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By Diana Slattery, Allyson Grey

Are language and awareness co-evolving? Can psychedelic adventure solid gentle in this subject? within the Western international, we stand on the sunrise of the psychedelic age with advances in neuroscience; a proliferation of recent psychoactive components, either felony and unlawful; the anthropology of ayahuasca use; and new discoveries in ethnobotany. From medical papers to the person journey reviews at the Vaults of Erowid and the lifestyles paintings of Terence McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and Stanislav Grof, we're converging on new wisdom of the brain and the way to shift its functioning for healing, religious, problem-solving, creative and/or leisure reasons. In our tradition, pychonautics, the practices of people and small teams utilizing suggestions similar to meditation, shamanic ritual, ecstatic dance and components equivalent to LSD and psilocybin for private exploration, is a box of motion and suggestion in its infancy. using psychonautic perform as a website of analysis and a style of information construction is critical to this paintings, the 1st in-depth publication targeting psychedelics, attention, and language.

Xenolinguistics files the author's eleven-year event of psychonautic exploration and scholarly study; her unique cause was once to appreciate a symbolic language process, waft, she obtained in an altered nation of attention. What started as a deeply own seek, ended in the invention of others, dubbed xenolinguists, with their very own designated linguistic items and ideas approximately language from the psychedelic sphere. the quest increased, sifting via fields of information comparable to anthropology and neurophenomenology to construct maps and types to contextualize those stories. The ebook provides a set of those linguistic artifacts, from glossolalia to alien scripts, washed ashore like messages in bottles, indications from Psyche and the alien Others who populate her hyperdimensional landscapes.

With a whole bankruptcy devoted to Terence and Dennis McKenna and sections devoted to quite a few different xenolinguists, this ebook will attract these attracted to language/linguistics and the advantages of psychedelic self-exploration, and to readers of technological know-how fiction.

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By Diana Slattery, Allyson Grey

Are language and awareness co-evolving? Can psychedelic adventure solid gentle in this subject? within the Western international, we stand on the sunrise of the psychedelic age with advances in neuroscience; a proliferation of recent psychoactive components, either felony and unlawful; the anthropology of ayahuasca use; and new discoveries in ethnobotany. From medical papers to the person journey reviews at the Vaults of Erowid and the lifestyles paintings of Terence McKenna, Alexander and Ann Shulgin, and Stanislav Grof, we're converging on new wisdom of the brain and the way to shift its functioning for healing, religious, problem-solving, creative and/or leisure reasons. In our tradition, pychonautics, the practices of people and small teams utilizing suggestions similar to meditation, shamanic ritual, ecstatic dance and components equivalent to LSD and psilocybin for private exploration, is a box of motion and suggestion in its infancy. using psychonautic perform as a website of analysis and a style of information construction is critical to this paintings, the 1st in-depth publication targeting psychedelics, attention, and language.

Xenolinguistics files the author's eleven-year event of psychonautic exploration and scholarly study; her unique cause was once to appreciate a symbolic language process, waft, she obtained in an altered nation of attention. What started as a deeply own seek, ended in the invention of others, dubbed xenolinguists, with their very own designated linguistic items and ideas approximately language from the psychedelic sphere. the quest increased, sifting via fields of information comparable to anthropology and neurophenomenology to construct maps and types to contextualize those stories. The ebook provides a set of those linguistic artifacts, from glossolalia to alien scripts, washed ashore like messages in bottles, indications from Psyche and the alien Others who populate her hyperdimensional landscapes.

With a whole bankruptcy devoted to Terence and Dennis McKenna and sections devoted to quite a few different xenolinguists, this ebook will attract these attracted to language/linguistics and the advantages of psychedelic self-exploration, and to readers of technological know-how fiction.

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1995) and Weir (1983a) point to the low estimates that correlations with teacher and student assessments are likely to yield. Criterion-related validity is also relevant for the Association of Language Testing in Europe (ALTE) foreign language (FL) examinations, but in this case the development of the five-level system, benchmarked to specific performance criteria at each level, provides the external criterion. It is this ‘level’ system, which provides the interpretative frame of reference for all the exams in the suite.

1988: 134) Marker reliability As well as error variance arising from content sampling or change in conditions over time, there is a third type of error variance arising from the individual scorers involved in the process. If a colleague and I are marking the same writing scripts. I would want to know to what extent we are: • • • • in overall agreement; ranking a group of students in the same order; rating individuals at the same level of severity; consistent in our own judgements during the whole marking process.

It has also been variously associated with effects on teachers, learners (Buck, 1988; Messick, 1994; Shohamy, 2001), parents (Pearson, 1988), administrators, textbook writers (Hughes, 2003), instruction (Bachman, 1990; Chapelle and Douglas, 1993; Weigle, 2002), the classroom (Buck, 1988), classroom practice (Berry, 1994), educational practices and beliefs (Cohen, 1994) and curricula (Cheng, 1997; Weigle, 2002), although for Hughes (2003) and Bailey (1999), the ultimate effects on learning outcomes are of primary concern.

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