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assertive behaviour

In sport, the use of legitimate, acceptable physical force and the expenditure of an unusually high degree of effort to achieve an external goal, with no intent to injure (although another ...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics (3 ed.)

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2014
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Linguistics
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... (Mood, verb, particle) by which speakers commit themselves, to a greater or lesser degree, to what they are saying. E.g. assure is an assertive verb in I assure you he is coming ; indicatives are assertive in opposition to subjunctives...

assertive (form)

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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2014
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292 words

...between assertive and non-assertive is not rigid. Although non-assertive forms are often impossible in positive statements (e.g. * I’ve already planted any ), assertive forms may be possible in negative and interrogative clauses, where they suggest a markedly positive meaning (e.g. Have you planted some bulbs already ?). Non-assertive forms occasionally occur in positive statements (e.g. Any small bulbs would be suitable ). •• assertive context/territory : a term applied to the whole predication ( 1 ) in positive clauses, an area where assertive forms...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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2007

... behaviour In sport, the use of legitimate, acceptable physical force and the expenditure of an unusually high degree of effort to achieve an external goal, with no intent to injure (although another person may be injured accidentally). The goal may be offensive and designed to acquire a valued resource, such as yardage in American football, or it maybe defensive. There is considerable confusion between the terms aggression and assertion . Sometimes assertive behaviour has been labelled instrumental aggression , adding to the confusion. See also ...

assertive discipline

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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... discipline A systematic approach to managing classroom behaviour, based on the work of Cantor and Cantor in the 1970s which argued that teachers are insufficiently trained in the theory and skills of behaviour management. Based on establishing an expectation of compliance, assertive discipline encourages teachers to respond to negative behaviour swiftly and confidently, with assertion rather than aggression. It suggests that they establish four or five concise rules for good behaviour which they make clear to the class; and that they explain clearly...

assertive outreach team

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Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

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... outreach team ( AOT ) a multidisciplinary psychiatric team specialized in the treatment of patients with severe mental illness who are difficult to engage. Most AOTs will only see patients who have had a number of recent hospital admissions (‘revolving door’ patients). Recently, in many areas of the UK AOTs have been subsumed into community mental health...

assertive community treatment

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A Dictionary of Social Work and Social Care

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... community treatment Providing intensive multi-disciplinary support services to adults with severe and enduring mental health problems in order to enable them to live independently in the community and reduce hospital admissions. The model was first developed in the US in the 1970s and became a significant influence on UK policy and practice from the late 1990s. It targets severely mentally ill adults who do not engage effectively with mental health services and whose symptoms result in significant difficulties that interfere with many aspects of their...

non-assertive (form)

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The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar (2 ed.)

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...assertive (form) A class of forms that typically occur in comparative / superlative , conditional , interrogative , and negative contexts . Also called non-affirmative form or negative polarity item . Contrasted with assertive (form) . In addition to the any -series of words (e.g. any , anybody , anyone , anything , anywhere ), which contrast with the corresponding words in the some -series (e.g. some , somebody , someone , something , somewhere ), other predominantly non-assertive words include either, ever , and yet : Jane didn’t...

Nyambi Flees from Assertive Men

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A Dictionary of African Mythology

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2002

...Flees from Assertive Men (Rotse/Zimbabwe) Nyambi (Nyambe) is the creator, the supreme being. He is symbolized by the sun, the moon symbolizing his wife. This woman became the mistress of the deity in the legendary night. She gave birth to the animals, then to men. There was a conflict between Nyambi and men. Nyambi manifested his power in resuscitating the animals man killed. But man was so cunning that Nyambi became afraid, and went up to heaven by means of a spider's web, and has been invisible ever since. In the beginning, Nyambi, having created all...

Coke, Thomas William, 1st earl of Leicester

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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...Thomas William, 1st earl of Leicester ( 1754–1842 ). ‘Coke of Norfolk’ was an assertively Whig MP for Norfolk for over 50 years. He is remembered as an agricultural improver. New crop rotations raised production: turnips (winter food for sheep) preceded grain, followed by sown grass (summer food for sheep) leading again to grain; sheep fertilized for wheat and barley. Publicity for Coke's work has caused neglect of the agricultural improvements of his great‐uncle Thomas Coke ( 1697–1759 ), earl of Leicester ( 1744...

Land Acts

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A Dictionary of British History (3 ed.)

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2015
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...Acts is a collective term applied to Irish land reforms enacted between the end of the 19th and early 20th cents. This legislation was an attempt to defuse the increasingly assertive peasant nationalism which was threatening the stability of British rule in Ireland. The legislation generally had two aspects: first, the immediate improvement of the tenant's contractual position, and, second, the gradual encouragement of a peasant proprietorship. Gladstone 's Land Act of 1870 sought to give legal force to the Ulster custom, and to give tenants enhanced...

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