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Frank Maschmeier

In Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), content and language learning proceed in parallel, the one supporting the other. CLIL has spread widely and has attracted a large number of studies. While most of these studies have focused on the language benefits of CLIL, this book focuses on both language and subject achievement. Against the background of autonomy theory and motivation, the author investigates to what extent learners at different proficiency levels are able to work in self-directed ways in CLIL settings.

The analysis of data obtained from CLIL learners and teachers shows that the majority of participants do not see this integration as problematic, while data concerning student achievement point in a different direction. While results are positive concerning motivation and self-perception of achievement for both beginning and more advanced CLIL learners, this positive picture is not confirmed by performance data in the area of self-directed learning.

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Wörterbuchschreibung in Zeiten des Sozialismus

Die politisch-ideologischen Rahmenbedingungen für die lexikografische Arbeit in der Volksrepublik Polen am Beispiel des „Słownik języka polskiego“ (1958-1969), herausgegeben von Witold Doroszewski

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Eva Teshajev

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Tradition, Transmission, Transformation

Essays on Gaelic Poetry and Song

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Edited by Virginia Blankenhorn

Since World War I, the self-contained communities of Gaelic-speaking Scotland, characterised by collaborative effort and a robust sense of communal identity, have been transformed. Improved transport and communications have brought today’s Gaelic speakers into the culture of mainstream Western society. Once an integral part of daily life, Gaelic singing has become an art form heard less at home than on concert platforms, at the Mòd, and on commercial recordings, where a «good voice» and emotive style – neither part of the traditional aesthetic – help singers differentiate themselves in the traditional music marketplace. Written in an accessible style and providing guidance for those wishing to access audible examples, this book will help both scholars and general readers grasp the magnitude of change as it has transformed an important aspect of Scottish Gaelic culture.

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Xiaonan Xu

Die linguistische Studie untersucht die Interaktion zwischen Agentivität, Telizität und Auxiliar- bzw. Verbpartikelwahl im Chinesischen (-le/-zhe) und Deutschen (sein/haben). Dafür führte die Autorin für das Chinesische eine Fragebogenstudie mit chinesischen Bewegungsverben durch, die semantisch hinsichtlich Agentivität, Telizität und -le/-zhe-Wahl flexibel sind. Die Akzeptabilität der Sätze im Fragebogen wurde auf einer Vier-Punkte-Skala bewertet. Für das Deutsche wurde eine parallele Fragebogenstudie konzipiert und von einem Autorenkollektiv unter der Führung von Tim Graf durchgeführt. Die Ergebnisse beider Experimente stützen eine harmonische Korrelation zwischen Agentivität und Telizität für die getesteten Bewegungsverben im Chinesischen und Deutschen.

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Edited by Michał Organ

The book offers a comprehensive collection of carefully selected studies covering some of the most intriguing aspects within the field of audiovisual translation. The presented contributions delivered by authors representing different academic institutions seek to discuss theoretical and practical implications arising from the application of audiovisual materials in the process of foreign language teaching, the aspects of interlingual subtitling of news programmes, analysis of closed captions, the study of traditional folktales, rewriting and censoring of iconic series, the rendition of wordplays in audiovisual productions and the translation of video games.

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Language and its Effects

Proceedings from the 31st International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society

Edited by Marija Brala Vukanović and Anita Memišević

The effects of language are numerous. Some are known and have been described, other effects are intuitive and are still waiting to be understood, explained and predicted, while – possibly – there might be more effects that we are still unaware of. The book brings together 16 contributions organized into two main sections: The first one relates to the issue of the effects of language in the FL classroom. The second one can, broadly speaking, be subsumed under the heading of sociolinguistics, given that it brings together a number of papers exploring the effects of language on society and/or on the individual. The answers to the questions have been provided by linguists – theoreticians and practitioners - from multiple perspectives. Thus, the conclusions and invitations for further research put forth in the papers collected in this book, should be of use to anyone with an interest in the effects of language, from cognitive scientists to FL teachers.

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Mind Embodied

The Evolutionary Origins of Complex Cognitive Abilities in Modern Humans

Jay Seitz

How does the brain function in communion with the body to create complex thought and emotion? Mind Embodied: The Evolutionary Origins of Complex Cognitive Abilities in Modern Humans begins with an investigation of the embodied basis of complex cognitive abilities and sets out a theory of their evolutionary and developmental origins, their autochthonous beginnings in other species, their appearance at the margins of humankind, and their culmination in a panoply of highly elaborated abilities and skills in present-day hominins. This book explores and examines music, aesthetic movement, the visual arts, creative abilities, language and communication, sociality, narrative and conceptual thought, the beginnings of artificial intelligence augmentation, and even the finesse and tastes of an oenophile.

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Edited by Emili Boix-Fuster, Albert Bastardas-Boada and Rosa Maria Torrens

Medium-sized language communities face competition between local and global languages such as Spanish, Russian, French and, above all, English. The various regions of Spain where Catalan is spoken, Denmark, the Czech Republic, and Lithuania show how their medium-sized languages (a term used to distinguish them as much from minority codes as from more widely-spoken codes) coexist alongside or struggle with their big brothers in multilingual families. This comparative analysis offers unique insight into language contact in present-day Europe.

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Edited by Joanna Kic-Drgas and Marta Zawacka-Najgeburska

Das vorliegende Buch umfasst zehn Beiträge aus dem Bereich der Fachsprachenforschung. Der erste Teil leistet einen Beitrag zur Diskussion über Entwicklungstrends in der modernen Fachsprachdidaktik einschließlich der Methoden und Techniken des Fachsprachenunterrichts, der Motivation der Lernenden, des Einsatzes moderner Technologien beim Erlernen von Fachsprachen und des Aufbaus einer engeren Zusammenarbeit mit einem authentischen beruflichen Umfeld. Der zweite Teil widmet sich der Übersetzung in einem spezialisierten Kontext, der Analyse des Fachdiskurses und der schriftlichen und mündlichen Fachkommunikation. Die Beiträge stammen von Wissenschaftlern aus acht Ländern und geben einen aktuellen Einblick in ein wichtiges linguistisches Forschungsfeld.

The book consists of ten chapters on research into specialized language. The first part is a contribution to the current discussion on trends in today’s LSP (Language for Specific Purposes) teaching, with a special focus on teaching methods and techniques, student motivation, the use of the latest technology in LSP and working more closely with the actual professionals in the field for the benefit of the students. The second part focuses on specialized translation, discourse analysis in LSP and written and spoken professional communication. With authors from a number of countries worldwide, the book offers a unique approach to the field of LSP studies.

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Edited by Michał Organ

The volume is a collection of twelve carefully selected chapters covering the most in-depth and innovative studies in the field of applied translation studies. The delivered contributions focus on some of the burning issues arising from the research conducted by scholars representing a pallete of international institutions and research centres. The contributions seek to answer some of the problems that need to be tackled by contemporary translation studies, including the aspects of translation training, the status of translations and translators, methods of translations and their impact on the target texts.