Crossing Boundaries: Studies in English Language, Literature, and Culture in a Global Environment

Crossing Boundaries: Studies in English Language, Literature, and Culture in a Global Environment

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Overview

Crossing Boundaries: Studies in English Language, Literature, and Culture in a Global Environment by Richard Nordquist

The articles in this volume were originally presented in spring 2009 at an international conference hosted by the Institute of Germanic and Romance Languages and Cultures at Tallinn University in Estonia. The theme of «crossing boundaries» is reflected in the rich mix of genres, cultures, applications, and critical theories considered here. Indeed, these articles demonstrate that crossing boundaries can be a companionable journey as well an intellectually enriching experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783631600320
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 04/22/2010
Pages: 154
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Editor: Richard Nordquist, professor emeritus of English at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia (USA), was one of the keynote speakers at the international conference held in Tallinn (Estonia) in spring 2009.

Table of Contents

Contents: Ene Alas: Interviewer Variability in Oral Proficiency Interviews – Doreen Ka Ki Chong: Cultural Influences on Language Learning Styles – Dmitri Leontjev: Applying Results from Second Language Acquisition Research to Diagnosing Language Proficiency with a Computer Adaptive System – Suliko Liiv/Birgit Laasi: The Nature of Anglicisms in Estonian – Janika Johanna Marley: Discourse Analysis and Soap Opera: A Study beyond the Word Level – Richard Nordquist: Online Perspectives on Global English – Triin Pappel: Evaluation in the Translation Classroom – Paul Rüsse: Gods That Are Dogs: Trickster Humour in Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water – Žanna Razinkova: Discursive Definition of National Identity and Citizenship: A Comparative Study of American, Canadian and Estonian Constitutions and Civil Rights Documents – Liljana Skopinskaja: Raising Intercultural Awareness through Dialogic Interaction in the EFL Classroom – Julia Tofantšuk: Place, Ethics and Identity in Anita Desai’s The Zigzag Way – Julia Tofantšuk/Suliko Liiv: Boundaries of Identity in the 20th Century Linguistic and Literary Theory – Enn Veldi: Concerning the Treatment of Verb Compounds in English-Estonian Dictionaries – Kathy Sin Mun Yee: Masculinity in Contemporary Advertisements.

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