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New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research II

Studies in Language Variation, Meaning and Learning

by David Tizón Couto (Volume editor) Beatriz Tizon-Couto (Volume editor) Iria Pastor-Gomez (Volume editor) Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor)
Conference proceedings 283 Pages
Series: Linguistic Insights, Volume 145

Summary

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.

Details

Pages
283
ISBN (PDF)
9783035104332
ISBN (Softcover)
9783034310611
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (April)
Published
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 283 pp.

Biographical notes

David Tizón Couto (Volume editor) Beatriz Tizon-Couto (Volume editor) Iria Pastor-Gomez (Volume editor) Maurizio Gotti (Volume editor)

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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Title: New Trends and Methodologies in Applied English Language Research II