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Crossing Boundaries

Studies in English Language, Literature, and Culture in a Global Environment

Edited 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.

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5 TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword ................................................................................................................ 7 Ene Alas Interviewer Variability in Oral Proficiency Interviews ......................................... 9 Doreen Ka Ki Chong Cultural Influences on Language Learning Styles ............................................... 35 Dmitri Leontjev Applying Results from Second Language Acquisition Research to Diagnosing Language Proficiency with a Computer Adaptive System .............. 47 Suliko Liiv, Birgit Laasi The Nature of Anglicisms in Estonian ................................................................. 55 Janika Johanna Marley Discourse Analysis and Soap Opera: A Study beyond the Word Level .............. 63 Richard Nordquist Online Perspectives on Global English ............................................................... 75 Triin Pappel Evaluation in the Translation Classroom ............................................................. 83 Paul Rüsse Gods That Are Dogs: Trickster Humour in Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water ..................................................................................................... 93 Žanna Razinkova Discursive Definition of National Identity and Citizenship: A Comparative Study of American, Canadian and Estonian Constitutions and Civil Rights Documents ......................................................................................................... 101 Liljana Skopinskaja Raising Intercultural Awareness through Dialogic Interaction in the EFL Classroom ............................................................................................ 109 Julia Tofantšuk Place, Ethics and Identity in Anita Desai's The Zigzag Way ............................. 119 6 Julia Tofantšuk, Suliko Liiv Boundaries of Identity in the 20th Century Linguistic and Literary Theory ..... 125 Enn Veldi Concerning the Treatment of Verb Compounds in English-Estonian Dictionaries ........................................................................................................ 137 Kathy Sin Mun Yee Masculinity in Contemporary Advertisements .................................................. 145

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