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Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:27


Kazdailis Pavasario nuojauta Kedainiuose

Kazdailis A Premonition of Spring in Kedainiai, author's technique. 2006

Thursday, 16 July 2015 15:37


A Prospect in Arts Viewed from a Semiotic Perspective

The prospect in arts that is deliberated in this paper is aspects of the beautiful that I have found retained even in the art of the present-day period which I call

l'art c'est moi.  The problem which I address is that of evaluation. My intended audience...

Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:57

Rhetoric and Its Influence

Rhetoric, which originally was an ancient art of argument and speech making stands by itself as a sphere of activity even today because it is an activity with an end in itself or the artifice of making a use of language persuasive and influential. Since no serious consideration of "rhetoric is conceivable without reference to the rhetoric of classical antiquity" (Zabulis, 1995), the consideration of rhetoric in this chapter will not avoid this reference. Apart from this, rhetoric will be treated ...

Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:44


The Art of Conversation and Its Gratifying Impact

Conversation as the subject of the present chapter will treated as the principal form of the phatic use of English. In this form, conversation is not a serious argumentativ discussion which is customary in academic circles and parliaments.. It is very much like small talk proper, i.e. conversation about ordinary and unimportant matters, usually at a social event or on casual meetings. Such a conversation is the principal form of the phatic use of English because its topics and conditions coincide with the general conditions of the phatic use of language. Indeed, the phatic use of language is...

Saturday, 16 May 2015 09:33


The Orderliness of the Referential Use of English and Its Influence

The referential use of English, to reiterate, is the use of this language for the purpose of pragmatically motivated communication, viz., instruction, management and exchange of information or recording experience (cf.: Drazdauskiene, 1983, 82). The referential use of language covers all intelligent communication, whether spoken or written, which has referential content. Such a use of language always has an extralinguistic context of reference and a definite objective goal...


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