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Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2286-0428
ISSN
1584-3734
Pubblicato per la prima volta
21 Feb 2013
Periodo di pubblicazione
1 volta all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

Volume 12 (2015): Edizione 1 (November 2015)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2286-0428
ISSN
1584-3734
Pubblicato per la prima volta
21 Feb 2013
Periodo di pubblicazione
1 volta all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

14 Articoli
Accesso libero

Retrieving Rightfulness – The White Moor Fairy Tale Comic Strip And The Acnowledgment By Postmodernist Readers Of An Emerging Genre

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 1 - 9

Astratto

Abstract

The paper presents the impact of the Romanian The White Moor fairy tale adaptation into comic strip format on its various readers. The results of a well-developed questionnaire, randomly sent to some of the graphic version readers, are interpreted and unforeseen results thereafter highlight the weightiness of comics, despite steady disesteem and recurrent association with low-culture.

Parole chiave

  • The White Moor
  • Ion Creangă
  • adaptation
  • fairy tale
  • comics
  • comic strip
Accesso libero

Anglobalisation And The Making Of The Third World. The British Empire In India

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 10 - 21

Astratto

Abstract

The world as we know it is, in a large measure, a product of what Neill Ferguson calls “anglobalization.” Even today it is difficult to assess the legacy of the British Empire. My article focuses on the great famines in British India. It attempts to look at assertions about the Empire’s good work in India through the prism of the research carried out by the leftwing historian Mike Davis, whose seminal 2001 study Late Victorian Holocausts. El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World launched a debate on the human costs of anglobalisation.

Parole chiave

  • British India
  • conflict
  • famines
  • imperialism
Accesso libero

A Critical Review Of The CELTA Syllabus Within The Context Of Saudi Arabia

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 22 - 28

Astratto

Abstract

The focus of this paper is on the cultural aspects of the internationally, well-recognised and accepted international teacher training course known as Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), or rather, the lack of it. In what follows, we will first discuss the various aspects related to the importance of culture and its inclusion in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). Next, we will discuss the main highlights of the CELTA course and its main components and present a practical suggestion for implementing a short ‘culture’ component that can be easily integrated into the course where it will increase cultural awareness amongst new teachers embarking on a career abroad in a foreign country and hopefully achieve pedagogical competence when working abroad.

Parole chiave

  • CELTA
  • Culture
  • ELT
  • EFL
  • Saudi Arabia
Accesso libero

ESP In The Classroom:Student And Teacher Competencies In Modern Computer And Communication Technologies

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 29 - 33

Astratto

Abstract

This paper is going to present an approach to developing language competencies both in teachers and students on the example of the Technical College of Applied Sciences in Niš, Serbia at the departments of Modern Computer and Communication Technologies with the idea to draw attention to the advantages of this approach which has been tested in practice over the years.

Parole chiave

  • evaluation
  • skills
  • student competencies
  • teacher competencies
Accesso libero

Cultural Identity Through CLIL

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 34 - 39

Astratto

Abstract

The CLIL approach is a modern manner of teaching English, which has been adapted in Romanian schools and universities. An interesting aspect of learning a foreign language is the contact with its culture/s and the changes it produces in terms of identity. Therefore, a challenging question to be answered is whether a CLIL approach focusing on culture influences students' cultural identity.

Parole chiave

  • CLIL
  • cultural identity
Accesso libero

Morphological Errors Made By Jordanian University Students

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 40 - 49

Astratto

Abstract

This study tries to identify, classify, describe and find out the causes of the morphological errors made by the fourth year university students majoring in English in Jordan. The students who participated in the study were 20 students from Al–Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan. The procedure followed was essay writing. After analyzing the errors, the study shows that (a) the students’ competence in English morphology is poor and (b) The errors are caused by some factors such as the inconsistency in English as well as misapplication of rules. Interference and overgeneralization are also other causes. Since the course of morphology is selective in the university plan, it is also considered as an important cause. In order to reduce their errors, the researcher has suggested some remedies.

Parole chiave

  • affixes
  • compounding
  • inconsistency
  • interference
  • morphology
  • overgeneralization
Accesso libero

Advertising Message Customisation/Standardisation And Corporate And Consumer Culture

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 50 - 57

Astratto

Abstract

Advertising translators should be familiarised with the cultural conventions in the target market so that they can re-create the message conveyed in ads. However, advertising message adaptation depends not only on the customer profile but also on corporate culture. The paper focuses on the correlation between these elements and the linguistic choices made by some copywriters.

Parole chiave

  • cohesive devices
  • collocations
  • culture
  • localisation
  • speech acts
  • standardisation
Accesso libero

Multimeaningfulness In English And Serbian

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 58 - 66

Astratto

Abstract

In this paper we examine conceptual structures that may communicate different meanings when employed in contemporary general and specialised English and Serbian. The analysis reveals that various word classes may be polysemic. The results suggest that the use of English and Serbian lexemes is context-dependent, and that lexeme usage in English is even more context-oriented than lexeme usage in Serbian. The findings also indicate that the same lexemes, slightly different or completely different lexical units can convey the same concept meanings in the two analysed languages.

Parole chiave

  • cognitive theory
  • English and Serbian
  • polysemous primary and secondary lexemes
  • semantics and pragmatics
  • synchronic approach
Accesso libero

Deconstructing English Articles A Construction Grammar Approach To Teaching Articles In English

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 67 - 81

Astratto

Abstract

The semantics of the articles is crucial for their proper usage in L2 speakers. However, we believe that for their proper acquisition a pairing of concrete form and concrete meaning must take place. In other words, a schema must be created for various meanings of articles. Therefore, in this paper English articles will be viewed from the aspect of Construction grammar. Working within the framework of CxG we will perceive the noun phrases of the type a/the+ N as lexico-syntactic meaningful constructions where the articles attribute a particular meaning to the noun(s) they determine. Together they constitute Determination (article) Construction. Each particular meaning of the articles can be conceptualized and adequate abstract constructional schemas and subschemas as a schematic pairing of form and meaning can be created. In addition, we will use the Serbo-Croatian semantic equivalents of English articles such as indefinite pronouns neki, poneki, koji, kakav, numerals jedan, ijedan, adverbs nekako and makar, demonstrative determiners onaj, adjectives, negative forms ni, nikakav, possessive pronominals and many more. They will serve as a starting point for offering possible constructional schema models for meaningful constructions a/the +N. Other meanings and usages of the articles will be treated in the same way.

We believe that by initializing the conceptualization and encouraging schema development in ESL/EFL students whose mother tongue is Serbo-Croatian reasonable strategies for article choice in English can be provided This is aimed at enhancing their learning process and facilitating acquisition of articles through their understanding and association with concrete lexemes (which would ideally lead to their conceptualization) rather than through abstract concepts of specificity and (in)definiteness as previous studies have done.

Parole chiave

  • article semantics
  • construction
  • contrastive Construction Grammar
  • Determination Construction
  • schema
Accesso libero

Revisited Mental Photographs And The Past In Graham Swift’s Out Of This World. Reshaped Stories, Reshaped Memories

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 82 - 87

Astratto

Abstract

The essay analyses the concept of the past in Graham Swift’s “Out of this World”, a novel organized like a collection of revisited mental photographs. It associates the characters’ piecemeal accounts with their mental photographs of the past, evincing their vision upon their remembered past experiences and upon their perceived reality. The past is presented as mental photographs which turn into fragmented stories.

Parole chiave

  • different perspectives
  • mental photograph
  • the past
  • story
Accesso libero

It’s A Private Matter. Space And Gender Issues In Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 88 - 94

Astratto

Abstract

The paper investigates the preoccupations of the 16th and 17th-century English society for the emerging phenomenon and concept of privacy, reflected, among others, in the new ways in which space is employed in defining hierarchies and gender roles. The paper deals with elements of cultural history related to the use and meaning of privacy, private life and private space in a Shakespearean play which is significant for the visual illustration of the concept – Cymbeline, more specifically, the bed-trick scene.

Parole chiave

  • bed-trick
  • gender
  • privacy
  • private and public space
Accesso libero

But What About The Big Bad Wolf? Refashionig Red And The Wolf In The 21st Century

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 95 - 102

Astratto

Abstract

This paper aims to revisit three adaptations of Red Riding Hood fairy tales and explore some of the wolf’s reincarnations in order to see how realities change in time. It has generally been observed in the literature that in pop culture Red has undergone quite dramatic changes from the little ingénue to the mature seductress. But what has happened to the bad wolf? How is he imagined by the 21st century pop culture? How do his agency and power change? What (new) message does he convey? To answer these questions, I shall look at three fairly recent advertisements that adapt the classic Little Red story for the screen: “Red Bull” energizer (February 2010), “Chanel no. 5” (featuring actress Estella Warren, late 1990s, 2007) and “B.U. Heartbeat” (featuring Tyson Kuteyi, 2008) perfumes. I will explore not only how such commercials reframe the dominant Western cultural pattern, but if they also undo the lessons both men and women have so far been forced to learn.

Parole chiave

  • advertisement
  • gender roles
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • popular culture
  • wolf
Accesso libero

From Memories To Counterfactuals: A Conceptual Journey In Ernest Hemingway’s “Snows Of Kilimanjaro”

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 103 - 109

Astratto

Abstract

The paper examines a number of unrealized and unauthentic narrative events in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” which, despite not being part of the main story line, are still emotionally charged as well as thoroughly and instantly engaging. I argue that our involvement in such counterfactual scenarios might be explained by the fact that we don’t feel it to be necessary to choose between the multiple developments of the story. In connection with this, I formulate the question whether this emergent narrative diversity has an implicit effect on the act of reading. It seems that the introduction of the counterfactual stories heightens the immersion effect of the story.

Parole chiave

  • short story
  • conceptual journey
  • counterfactuality
  • immersion effect
Accesso libero

Much Ado About Nothing: Three Responses To Shakespeare’s Play

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 110 - 122

Astratto

Abstract

The paper looks at Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado about Nothing, as well as two film adaptations of the play, from a reader-oriented perspective, offering samples of an expert reading of the play, an initiated reading and a so-called “innocent” reading. We compare the three approaches taking into consideration the reception of the play’s motifs (such as the bedtrick) and the conventional reaction of the readers to them.

Parole chiave

  • reader-orientedness
  • expert
  • initiated and innocent reading
  • reception
14 Articoli
Accesso libero

Retrieving Rightfulness – The White Moor Fairy Tale Comic Strip And The Acnowledgment By Postmodernist Readers Of An Emerging Genre

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 1 - 9

Astratto

Abstract

The paper presents the impact of the Romanian The White Moor fairy tale adaptation into comic strip format on its various readers. The results of a well-developed questionnaire, randomly sent to some of the graphic version readers, are interpreted and unforeseen results thereafter highlight the weightiness of comics, despite steady disesteem and recurrent association with low-culture.

Parole chiave

  • The White Moor
  • Ion Creangă
  • adaptation
  • fairy tale
  • comics
  • comic strip
Accesso libero

Anglobalisation And The Making Of The Third World. The British Empire In India

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 10 - 21

Astratto

Abstract

The world as we know it is, in a large measure, a product of what Neill Ferguson calls “anglobalization.” Even today it is difficult to assess the legacy of the British Empire. My article focuses on the great famines in British India. It attempts to look at assertions about the Empire’s good work in India through the prism of the research carried out by the leftwing historian Mike Davis, whose seminal 2001 study Late Victorian Holocausts. El Niño Famines and the Making of the Third World launched a debate on the human costs of anglobalisation.

Parole chiave

  • British India
  • conflict
  • famines
  • imperialism
Accesso libero

A Critical Review Of The CELTA Syllabus Within The Context Of Saudi Arabia

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 22 - 28

Astratto

Abstract

The focus of this paper is on the cultural aspects of the internationally, well-recognised and accepted international teacher training course known as Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA), or rather, the lack of it. In what follows, we will first discuss the various aspects related to the importance of culture and its inclusion in the field of English Language Teaching (ELT). Next, we will discuss the main highlights of the CELTA course and its main components and present a practical suggestion for implementing a short ‘culture’ component that can be easily integrated into the course where it will increase cultural awareness amongst new teachers embarking on a career abroad in a foreign country and hopefully achieve pedagogical competence when working abroad.

Parole chiave

  • CELTA
  • Culture
  • ELT
  • EFL
  • Saudi Arabia
Accesso libero

ESP In The Classroom:Student And Teacher Competencies In Modern Computer And Communication Technologies

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 29 - 33

Astratto

Abstract

This paper is going to present an approach to developing language competencies both in teachers and students on the example of the Technical College of Applied Sciences in Niš, Serbia at the departments of Modern Computer and Communication Technologies with the idea to draw attention to the advantages of this approach which has been tested in practice over the years.

Parole chiave

  • evaluation
  • skills
  • student competencies
  • teacher competencies
Accesso libero

Cultural Identity Through CLIL

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 34 - 39

Astratto

Abstract

The CLIL approach is a modern manner of teaching English, which has been adapted in Romanian schools and universities. An interesting aspect of learning a foreign language is the contact with its culture/s and the changes it produces in terms of identity. Therefore, a challenging question to be answered is whether a CLIL approach focusing on culture influences students' cultural identity.

Parole chiave

  • CLIL
  • cultural identity
Accesso libero

Morphological Errors Made By Jordanian University Students

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 40 - 49

Astratto

Abstract

This study tries to identify, classify, describe and find out the causes of the morphological errors made by the fourth year university students majoring in English in Jordan. The students who participated in the study were 20 students from Al–Zaytoonah Private University of Jordan. The procedure followed was essay writing. After analyzing the errors, the study shows that (a) the students’ competence in English morphology is poor and (b) The errors are caused by some factors such as the inconsistency in English as well as misapplication of rules. Interference and overgeneralization are also other causes. Since the course of morphology is selective in the university plan, it is also considered as an important cause. In order to reduce their errors, the researcher has suggested some remedies.

Parole chiave

  • affixes
  • compounding
  • inconsistency
  • interference
  • morphology
  • overgeneralization
Accesso libero

Advertising Message Customisation/Standardisation And Corporate And Consumer Culture

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 50 - 57

Astratto

Abstract

Advertising translators should be familiarised with the cultural conventions in the target market so that they can re-create the message conveyed in ads. However, advertising message adaptation depends not only on the customer profile but also on corporate culture. The paper focuses on the correlation between these elements and the linguistic choices made by some copywriters.

Parole chiave

  • cohesive devices
  • collocations
  • culture
  • localisation
  • speech acts
  • standardisation
Accesso libero

Multimeaningfulness In English And Serbian

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 58 - 66

Astratto

Abstract

In this paper we examine conceptual structures that may communicate different meanings when employed in contemporary general and specialised English and Serbian. The analysis reveals that various word classes may be polysemic. The results suggest that the use of English and Serbian lexemes is context-dependent, and that lexeme usage in English is even more context-oriented than lexeme usage in Serbian. The findings also indicate that the same lexemes, slightly different or completely different lexical units can convey the same concept meanings in the two analysed languages.

Parole chiave

  • cognitive theory
  • English and Serbian
  • polysemous primary and secondary lexemes
  • semantics and pragmatics
  • synchronic approach
Accesso libero

Deconstructing English Articles A Construction Grammar Approach To Teaching Articles In English

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 67 - 81

Astratto

Abstract

The semantics of the articles is crucial for their proper usage in L2 speakers. However, we believe that for their proper acquisition a pairing of concrete form and concrete meaning must take place. In other words, a schema must be created for various meanings of articles. Therefore, in this paper English articles will be viewed from the aspect of Construction grammar. Working within the framework of CxG we will perceive the noun phrases of the type a/the+ N as lexico-syntactic meaningful constructions where the articles attribute a particular meaning to the noun(s) they determine. Together they constitute Determination (article) Construction. Each particular meaning of the articles can be conceptualized and adequate abstract constructional schemas and subschemas as a schematic pairing of form and meaning can be created. In addition, we will use the Serbo-Croatian semantic equivalents of English articles such as indefinite pronouns neki, poneki, koji, kakav, numerals jedan, ijedan, adverbs nekako and makar, demonstrative determiners onaj, adjectives, negative forms ni, nikakav, possessive pronominals and many more. They will serve as a starting point for offering possible constructional schema models for meaningful constructions a/the +N. Other meanings and usages of the articles will be treated in the same way.

We believe that by initializing the conceptualization and encouraging schema development in ESL/EFL students whose mother tongue is Serbo-Croatian reasonable strategies for article choice in English can be provided This is aimed at enhancing their learning process and facilitating acquisition of articles through their understanding and association with concrete lexemes (which would ideally lead to their conceptualization) rather than through abstract concepts of specificity and (in)definiteness as previous studies have done.

Parole chiave

  • article semantics
  • construction
  • contrastive Construction Grammar
  • Determination Construction
  • schema
Accesso libero

Revisited Mental Photographs And The Past In Graham Swift’s Out Of This World. Reshaped Stories, Reshaped Memories

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 82 - 87

Astratto

Abstract

The essay analyses the concept of the past in Graham Swift’s “Out of this World”, a novel organized like a collection of revisited mental photographs. It associates the characters’ piecemeal accounts with their mental photographs of the past, evincing their vision upon their remembered past experiences and upon their perceived reality. The past is presented as mental photographs which turn into fragmented stories.

Parole chiave

  • different perspectives
  • mental photograph
  • the past
  • story
Accesso libero

It’s A Private Matter. Space And Gender Issues In Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 88 - 94

Astratto

Abstract

The paper investigates the preoccupations of the 16th and 17th-century English society for the emerging phenomenon and concept of privacy, reflected, among others, in the new ways in which space is employed in defining hierarchies and gender roles. The paper deals with elements of cultural history related to the use and meaning of privacy, private life and private space in a Shakespearean play which is significant for the visual illustration of the concept – Cymbeline, more specifically, the bed-trick scene.

Parole chiave

  • bed-trick
  • gender
  • privacy
  • private and public space
Accesso libero

But What About The Big Bad Wolf? Refashionig Red And The Wolf In The 21st Century

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 95 - 102

Astratto

Abstract

This paper aims to revisit three adaptations of Red Riding Hood fairy tales and explore some of the wolf’s reincarnations in order to see how realities change in time. It has generally been observed in the literature that in pop culture Red has undergone quite dramatic changes from the little ingénue to the mature seductress. But what has happened to the bad wolf? How is he imagined by the 21st century pop culture? How do his agency and power change? What (new) message does he convey? To answer these questions, I shall look at three fairly recent advertisements that adapt the classic Little Red story for the screen: “Red Bull” energizer (February 2010), “Chanel no. 5” (featuring actress Estella Warren, late 1990s, 2007) and “B.U. Heartbeat” (featuring Tyson Kuteyi, 2008) perfumes. I will explore not only how such commercials reframe the dominant Western cultural pattern, but if they also undo the lessons both men and women have so far been forced to learn.

Parole chiave

  • advertisement
  • gender roles
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • popular culture
  • wolf
Accesso libero

From Memories To Counterfactuals: A Conceptual Journey In Ernest Hemingway’s “Snows Of Kilimanjaro”

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 103 - 109

Astratto

Abstract

The paper examines a number of unrealized and unauthentic narrative events in Ernest Hemingway’s “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” which, despite not being part of the main story line, are still emotionally charged as well as thoroughly and instantly engaging. I argue that our involvement in such counterfactual scenarios might be explained by the fact that we don’t feel it to be necessary to choose between the multiple developments of the story. In connection with this, I formulate the question whether this emergent narrative diversity has an implicit effect on the act of reading. It seems that the introduction of the counterfactual stories heightens the immersion effect of the story.

Parole chiave

  • short story
  • conceptual journey
  • counterfactuality
  • immersion effect
Accesso libero

Much Ado About Nothing: Three Responses To Shakespeare’s Play

Pubblicato online: 27 Nov 2015
Pagine: 110 - 122

Astratto

Abstract

The paper looks at Shakespeare’s comedy Much Ado about Nothing, as well as two film adaptations of the play, from a reader-oriented perspective, offering samples of an expert reading of the play, an initiated reading and a so-called “innocent” reading. We compare the three approaches taking into consideration the reception of the play’s motifs (such as the bedtrick) and the conventional reaction of the readers to them.

Parole chiave

  • reader-orientedness
  • expert
  • initiated and innocent reading
  • reception

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