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Friendly Metaphors

Essays on Linguistics, Literature and Culture in Honour of Aleksander Szwedek


Ewa Welnic and Jacek Fisiak

This is a collection of essays to celebrate 45 years of Professor Aleksander Szwedek’s academic endeavour and his impressive contribution to the development of linguistics in Poland and abroad. The articles seek to represent an eclectic range of topics in linguistics, literature and cultural studies. They reflect the versatile and influential nature of Professor Szwedek’s work, and have been contributed by colleagues and former pupils, now active in a variety of academic fields, within English studies. All have been inspired in various ways by the work and teaching of Aleksander Szwedek.
Contents: Jacek Fisiak: Preface – Krzysztof Andrzejczak: From Cuba to Iraq: American writers on war – Krystyna Droździał-Szelest: Applied linguistics and its contribution to language pedagogy – Tomasz Fojt/Przemysław Żywiczyński: The contribution of Benjamin Lee Whorf to the cognitive linguistics view of metaphor – Grzegorz Iwanciw: Evaluating Websites for educational purposes – Irena Janicka-Świderska: The possible/impossible worlds in Macbeth – Wojciech Jasiakiewicz: «Once in a Polish country-house everything is easy except to get out again». Poles in selected British travel writing texts of the 1860s – Tomasz Krzeszowski: A tract about wine in the Bible –Jan Majer/Halina Majer: English on target: a second, third, foreign or international language? – Aneta Mancewicz: Metatheatre(s) in Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Inspector Hound and Harold Pinter’s The Lover – Michael Oliver: Going for the Jagular: metaphor and paronomasia in motoring texts – Dariusz Pestka: Charles Ives: between passion and innovation – Agnieszka Salska: Engulfing mysteries of things, people and places: Paul Bowles’ stories – Paweł Schreiber: Tom Stoppard’s Travesties: the old man and history – Waldemar Skrzypczak: ‘Avderbiality’: the ‘backstage of cognition’ – Piotr Stalmaszczyk: A note on Otto Jespersen’s contribution to the theory of predication – Adela Styczyńska: The moral dilemma of a twentieth-century man: Henry James’ The Birthplace – Maria Walat: Otherness: training in cultural difference – Ewa Wełnic: Crossing borders: Eastern European experience in Canada – Marta Wiszniowska: Victims unto perpetrators: the growth of underage protagonists – Karl Wood: Spa culture and social exclusivity: some historical reflections.