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Language in Research and Teaching

Proceedings from the CALS Conference 2016

Edited By Marija Brala Vukanović and Anita Memišević

This book aims at bridging language research and language teaching and contains four sections. It opens with two papers which relate language to literature: one exploring childlike language, the second investigating the distinction between literary and non-literary text categorization principles. Next are the papers on multicultural and sociolinguistic topics, including a paper on English as an international language, and two papers on the perception of bilingualism in education. The third thematic section explores semantics, with two papers on prefixes and one on metaphor. The final thematic section is dedicated to syntax, with one paper on complex predicates, one on syntactic complexity in spontaneous spoken language and one of Croatian null and overt subject pronouns.

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BRALA-VUKANOVIĆ, MARIJA is Full Professor at the English Department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Rijeka, where she also currently serves as Head of the same Department. In the period 2016–2018 she was CALS Secretary. She completed her B.A. in translation at the Faculty for Translators and Interpreters of the University of Trieste, Italy, and obtained her M.Phil. in Applied Linguistics from the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics, University of Cambridge, U.K. In 2000 she was awarded a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. Her main research interests include cognitive semantics and intercultural pragmatics. She has published over 40 journal articles, and has authored two linguistics books (‘Introduction to Linguistics’ and ‘Perspectives on Meaning’).

BRATULIĆ, ANA obtained her MA in English Language and Literature and History at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and is currently a PhD student in Foreign Language Education at the University of Zagreb. She works as a Research Assistant on the EU-funded “Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME)” project at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Rijeka and is an active member of “Bilingualism Matters@Rijeka”, a branch of the Bilingualism Matters information centre from the University of Edinburgh, where she works on the dissemination of scientifically founded facts about multilingualism. Her research interests include foreign language teaching methodology and multilingualism.

CIMER, SANJA works at the Department of German language and literature at the Faculty of Humanities and Social...

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