Tizón-Couto, David / Tizón-Couto, Beatriz / Pastor Gómez, Iria / Rodriguez-Puente, Paula (eds)
New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research II
Studies in Language Variation, Meaning and Learning
Year of Publication: 2012
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 283 pp.
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This volume has its origin in a selection of the papers presented at the Second ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2), held at the University of Vigo in October 2009 and designed and organised by postgraduate students belonging to the English Departments of the Universities of Vigo and Santiago de Compostela. The purpose of the conference was to allow young professional researchers to share and survey their current views on linguistic research. Four of the ten chapters included address the diachronic change undergone by particular lexical items, namely the morphosemantic change illustrated by the development of the morpheme punk, the historical evolution of including and included, the origin and semantics of the expletive form adsheartlikins, and the structure and distribution of nominalisations referring to actions or processes. Variation is also approached from a diatopic perspective in the study of expressions of obligation and necessity (must and have to) in New Englishes, the distribution and functions of the discourse marker eh in Channel Island English, and regional variability of vowel phonology in Scottish Standard English. Lastly, three studies address semantics and culture in the field of L2 learning. These contributions focus on the assessment of Lexical Frequency Profile applications in the analysis of Romanian learner English, the role of cultural knowledge in the learning process of English as an International Language, and L1 typicality effects in L2 vocabulary learning.
Contents: David Tizón-Couto/Beatriz Tizón-Couto: Variation, Meaning and Learning: New Studies in English Linguistics within ‘The Circle’ – Madalina Chitez: Lexical Frequency Profile Applications on Learner Corpora: A Romanian Learner English Explorative Analysis – Gabriela Diaconu: Assessing Subjectivity and Objectivity in Modal Expressions from New Englishes: A Multivariate Analysis – Karen Jacob: EIL as a Global Cultural Phenomenon – Hubert Kowalewski/Anna Weremczuk: From Underground Sexuality to Speculative Fiction. Morphological and Semantic Changes of the Morpheme Punk – Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: From Full Verbal Forms to Markers of Exemplification: Including and Included as a Case of Grammaticalisation? – Anna Rosen: ‘That’s a real Jersey one, eh?’: Discourse Marker eh in Channel Island English – Ole Schützler: Regional (In-)Variability of Vowel Space Organisation in Scottish Standard English – Ángeles Tomé-Rosales: ‘[A]dsheartlikins, there’s more persuasive rhetoric in ‘t’: A Corpus-based Approach to the Expletive Form Adsheartlikins – Vera Vázquez-López: Nominalisations in Early Modern English: Internal Structure, Development and Suffixal Productivity – Xiaoyan Xia/Janny Leung: Category Typicality Effects in Foreign Language Acquisition: The Role of L1-based Typicality in L2 Semantic Organisation.
About the author(s)/editor(s)
David Tizón-Couto and Beatriz Tizón-Couto are both postgraduate researchers for the Language Variation and Textual Characterisation Research Unit at the University of Vigo.
Iria Pastor-Gómez works as a Lecturer in English at the Galician School of Higher Studies in Hotel Management (University of Santiago de Compostela).
Paula Rodríguez-Puente works as an FPI researcher (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education) at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
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