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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...

Saturday, 16 May 2015 08:51


Uses of English and the Intensity of Communication in This Language

Uses of language will be discussed here to provide a functional view of English and to retain it in the analysis of representative texts with the aim to bring out their typical verbal features, communicative effect and the influence of respective speech on the psychology and mind of the speaker. Uses of language can also give an idea of the development of the idiom of language, the character of communication in it and ...

Friday, 13 March 2015 16:43


An OLD RULE APPLIED ANEW  Poster presentation at the IATEFL 48th Annual International Conference,

Harrogate, UK, 2-5 April 2014

A research grammar involves a teacher in an exploration of a cosmos of language matter, which tests the person's theoretical knowledge and practical skills in English. Even when the difficulties are overcome and a course of lectures is worked out, there remains a challenge to present the content in an accessible and useful way. So the teacher is obliged to apply certain rules to his own presentations in the classroom. This paper informs of the background knowledge and process in the development of a course of English grammar for BA undergraduates. The rule on which the title focuses is a methodological way in the presentation of the material...


Friday, 05 September 2014 12:53


Intercultural Communication as a Field of Study and Learning

The complexity and intricacy of intercultural communication opens the questikon of how this field can be studied and taught. A man of culture, education and experience is likely to enter into communication with representatives of a new culture drawing on his knowledge of language, his general knowledge of cultural differences, history and politeness. This knowledge is the result of upbringing, education, broad general and language knowledge, and expertise in socialisation. Young people are not so well equipped with cultural and social knwowledge and their lanugae may be imperfect. Hence is the necessity of course in intercultural communication. A summary of Edward T. Hall's paradigm for intercultural communication highlights the strong and weak points in education in the field, ...


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