Download e-book for iPad: Developing Chinese EFL Learners' Generic Competence: A by Liming Deng,Qiujin Chen,Yanyan Zhang

By Liming Deng,Qiujin Chen,Yanyan Zhang

This paintings investigates the advance of English as a overseas Language (EFL) newcomers’ customary competence in interpreting, writing and translation in the specific chinese language lecture room context. It presents a brand new point of view for the present instructing and study in studying, writing, translation in the EFL contexts and provides an insightful framework for pedagogical purposes in language studying and educating. Its findings could be tremendous helpful not just in neighborhood occasions, but additionally extra more often than not in a much broader nearby and international context as well.

The e-book employs a chain of study instruments, together with pre-research and post-research questionnaires, pre-test and post-test of reading/writing/translation, multi-faceted writing portfolios (including mirrored image reports), textual research and in-depth interviews. It comprises 209 contributors from a major college in Wuhan, between whom 171 are undergraduates and 38 are postgraduates. ​And it attracts at the research of such diverse multi-sourced information either qualitatively and quantitatively.

Genre-based educating is enjoying a severe function in starting up EFL novices into the discourse neighborhood of the objective language. constructing EFL novices’ familiar competence is considered because the final aim within the strategy of educating and studying. This monograph successfully demonstrates that like genre-based English for particular reasons (ESP) pedagogies, it's also attainable to exploit already bought style wisdom to be used in EFL studying contexts. It deals a magnificent view of the path within which genre-based purposes are inclined to absorb the arriving years.

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Download PDF by Ruihua Zhang: Sadness Expressions in English and Chinese: Corpus

By Ruihua Zhang

This booklet reviews at the contrastive-semantic research of unhappiness expressions among English and chinese language, in accordance with monolingual common corpora and a parallel corpus. The exploration adopts a distinct theoretical technique which integrates corpus-linguistic theories on which means (as a social build, utilization and paraphrase) with a corpus-linguistic lexical version. It employs a brand new advanced yet viable technique which mixes computational instruments with handbook exam to tease which means out of corpus proof, to match and distinction lexical goods that don't fit up smartly among languages. It appears to be like at unhappiness expressions either inside and throughout languages by way of 3 corpus-linguistic structural different types, i.e. colligation, collocation and semantic association/preference, and paraphrase (both specific and implicit) to trap their refined nuances of that means, reveal the culture-specific conceptualisations encoded in them, and spotlight their respective cultural specialty of emotion.

By offering multidisciplinary unique paintings, Sadness Expressions in English and Chinese may be of curiosity to researchers in corpus linguistics, contrastive lexical semantics, psychology, bilingual lexicography and language pedagogy.

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A Critical Hypertext Analysis of Social Media: The True - download pdf or read online

By Volker Eisenlauer

fb, in exactly many years, has develop into one of many imperative instruments humans use to speak with one another in daily life. notwithstanding, the perceived freedom of motion at the web site and the particular approaches which are authorised in Facebook's organize do not consistently fit up: during this publication this hole is examined.

This booklet identifies the interrelations among person textual content activities and the software program atmosphere framing them. It takes a serious viewpoint on fb and develops a version that delivers methodological entry to advanced interlaced practices incorporating media, textual content and literacies.

It indicates fb clients applying idiosyncratic and Facebook-specific literacy practices, and provides weight to the bigger speculation of the software program carrier as an ideological environment designed to calculate and standardize human behaviour. in particular, the e-book examines textual content motion and automation inside of fb to figure out how the software program carrier intervenes within the communicative circulation between/among profile vendors and profile recipients. this is often leading edge paintings and of big value to trendy fields of discourse research and computer-mediated communication.

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Susan Rothstein's Semantics for Counting and Measuring (Key Topics in PDF

By Susan Rothstein

using numerals in counting differs rather dramatically throughout languages. a few languages grammaticalise a distinction among count number nouns (three cats; 3 books) vs 'non-count' or mass nouns (milk, mud), marking this contrast in numerous methods. Others use a process of numeral classifiers, whereas but others use a mixture of either. This booklet attracts realization to the distinction among counting and measuring, and exhibits that it truly is principal to our realizing of the way we use numerical expressions, classifiers and count number nouns in numerous languages. It experiences a few of the newer significant linguistic leads to the semantics of numericals, counting and measuring and theories of the mass/count contrast, and offers the author's new learn at the subject. The booklet attracts seriously on crosslinguistic learn, and offers in-depth case reviews of the mass/count contrast and counting and measuring in a couple of typologically unrelated languages. additionally it is chapters on classifiers, buildings and on adjectival makes use of of degree phrases.

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Download e-book for kindle: The Meaning of Focus Particles: A Comparative Perspective by Ekkehard König

By Ekkehard König

concentration debris (words corresponding to even, only, also) play a major function in English, in numerous syntactic and semantic domain names, yet their features pose a variety of difficulties for present syntactic frameworks and semantic theories.
This booklet provides a finished research of the syntax, that means and use of concentration debris and similar functionality phrases in English and plenty of different languages. It additionally offers a ancient point of view on their development.

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J. Ouhalla,U. Shlonsky's Themes in Arabic and Hebrew Syntax (Studies in Natural PDF

By J. Ouhalla,U. Shlonsky

the purpose of this company is to collect jointly in a single quantity works on a variety of syntactic points of Arabic and Hebrew, within the wish that it'll spur additional comparative paintings in the Semitic relatives on the point of richness completed in different language households similar to Germanic and Romance. even if quite a lot of paintings at the syntax of Arabic and Hebrew already exists in numerous types, volumes of the sort now we have tried are nonetheless essentially non-existent. additionally, except a few amazing exceptions, present experiences infrequently take a scientific within-family comparative stance in the direction of the phenomena they speak about, even supposing cross-references among experiences on Arabic and Hebrew will not be unusual. evidently, we'd preferably have most popular the amount to incorporate papers on various different Semitic languages, together with the languages of the Ethio­ Semitic department in addition to various spoken forms of Arabic that experience but to be explored. regrettably, this used to be impossible as a result of situations past our keep watch over. We greatly desire that the life of this quantity will make extra inclusive volumes at the syntax of the Semitic languages just a subject of time.

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New PDF release: Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Semantics: Corpus-Driven

By Dylan Glynn,Kerstin Fischer

In line with the expanding use of empirical tools in Cognitive Linguistics, the present quantity explores the makes use of of quantitative, specifically corpus-driven, suggestions for the examine of which means. It indicates how those innovations give a contribution to the middle theoretical problems with Cognitive Semantics in addition to how they tell semantic research. The learn offered within the quantity constitutes a tremendous step in the direction of an Empirical Cognitive Semantics.

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Grammar and Meaning: Essays in Honour of Sir John Lyons - download pdf or read online

By F. R. Palmer

because the e-book of his advent to Theoretical Linguistics (1968), Sir John Lyons grew to become the most vital and across the world popular participants to the learn of linguistics. In a profession which spanned numerous many years, he addressed himself to a large diversity of problems with primary significance and is very famous for his seminal two-volume paintings, Semantics (1977). This quantity, that's edited with an creation through F. R. Palmer, gathers jointly a suite of essays by way of exotic students on subject matters on the topic of Lyons's paintings. In a concluding essay, Lyons responds to the participants and displays at the highbrow underpinning of his personal work.

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Download PDF by Heinz Juergen Schueler: The German Verse Epic in the Nineteenth and Twentieth

By Heinz Juergen Schueler

the virtually whole forget of the verse epic as a style nonetheless helpful of significant dialogue and earnest research is all too obvious in German literary feedback. the one try and view the style in its evolution during the centuries is Heinrich Maiworm's invaluable yet unavoidably a little bit perfunctory historic survey of the German epic which seemed within the moment quantity of Deutsche Philologie im Auf,iss. there's as but, even though, no literary learn of the German verse epic within the 19th and 20th centuries, a interval that's of specific curiosity to this kind of examine and certainly an important to the style itself, because it was once in this interval that the unconventional claimed its ultimate and it appears irrevocable victory over its predecessor, a kind which had as soon as been hallowed yet was once now declared a lifeless style. it isn't the shortcoming of adequate fabric which could clarify this forget, for by way of sheer volume and, we think, now not volume on my own, there's adequate fabric for a couple of learn. The major function of this paintings, then, is to try, if to not fill this conspicuous hole, no less than to start narrowing it just a little, and in so doing to figure out in how a long way the ongoing life of this vacuum in German literary appreciation is actually justified.

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