2,383 Works

EFL and Ideology or Whose English?

A. R. Bex
(no abstract available)

Learning how to translate: a language-contact situation with a difference

Periklis Daltas
The typical translation produced by a trainee translator is the result of a certain amount of mixture and simplification. Such processes are, of course, common in many a language-contact situation, but the student translator partly adapts them to fit the peculiarities of her own endeavor, i.e. (mainly) the fact that (a) she does not provide her own response to the original text but reproduces it in different code, (b) her understanding of the source language...

Tonicity in English (RP) and Modern Greek (M.GR): a contrastive investigation

A. Georgountzou
(no abstract available)

The impact of language on Greek political advertising

Vasilia Kazamia
(no abstract available)

Coarticulatory Strategies in Greek and English VCV Sequences

Katerina Nicolaidis
The influence of one segment on neighbouring ones in speech production is described as the phenomenon of coarticulation. The problem of distinguishing those aspects of coarticulation which are the result of physiologically inherent characteristics of the human speech apparatus from those aspects which are constrained by the phonological rules of a particular language has initiated considerable research in the field. The present study compares coarticulatory tendencies and tongue dynamics in Greek and English in an...

The Interpreter's Translator's Profile in the Communications and Negotiations Today

Penka Ilieva-Baltova
The paper deals with the problems concerning the very impor­tant role of the interpreter/translator today, the time of es­sential changes. From one side, it looks like we all, the popu­lation of our planet, are becoming cosmopolitans. Especially the new generations. It could be seen in the manner of dres­sing, common taste in music, cinema etc. On the other side, how­ever, it rests unchanged the basic national-cultural characte­ristics of each nation, as reflected, for example, in...

Parameters Determining Autonomy in FLLT

Stathis Efstathiadis
The Communicative Approach quite rightly claims that it has introduced and promoted the notion of learner autonomy in foreign language learning and teaching. Autonomisation of the learners can be crudely defined as their ability to make decisions about their own learning and eventually take it in their hands. The acquisition of learner au­tonomy is not unimpeded: it involves difficulties resulting from constraints of (i) insti­tutional, (ii) psychological, and (iii) socio-cultural character. In addition to examining...

Greek Intonation in English: Results from an Auditory and Instrumental Study

Anastasia Georgountzou
The present work is part of a larger study which aims to trace intonational interference from Modern Greek (MGR) in the speech of Greek learners of English. Intonational per­formance has been studied in 1. MGR. as spoken by 44 native speakers (NSMGR), 2. English as spoken by the same 44NSMGR, and 3. English as spoken by a control group of 12 native speakers (NES), as a check on existing descriptions of english intonation (principally O'...

Discourse Motivations for the Use of the Perfect in Modern Greek

Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey
One of the main characteristics of the Perfect is to convey the notion of ‘current relevance’, that is, to bring states of affairs into the current situation by relating them to a particular time of reference (i.e. the moment of speech – MOS). However, although the temporal specifications of the Modern Greek Perfect (i.e. its association with the MOS) allow it to convey the notion of 'current relevance', this notion primarily exhibits discourse-pragmatic features and,...

Periphrastic Verbs in Modern Greek as a Means of Functional Sentence Perspective

Theodoros Skenderis
The central point in the theory of Functional Sentence Perspective (FSP) is that sentences do not only convey facts, but do so in the perspective of the context that surrounds them and in conformity with the information which has already been presented or which can be inferred from context. This organisation of the information content of sentences in terms of “given” and “new” determines their “communicative dynamism” (CD). Inquiries have been made into the role...

Discursive Practices of Consumerism

Norman Fairclough
(no abstract available)

The Phonetics of Stress Clashes in Greek

Amalia Arvaniti
The present paper examines the phonetic correlates of stress clash resolution in Greek. Two native speakers were recorded producing sentences with and without stress clashes. The data show that stress clashes are more often remedied by lengthening the first vowel in the clash, and less frequently by lengthening the following consonant. Phonological claims that stress clashes can be resolved by pause insertion or by pronouncing the clashing syllables at markedly different pitch levels were not...

Anomalous Left Capture of English Sonorants

John C. Wells
The topic of this paper is the unexpected syllabification behaviour of certain English liquids and nasals, which results in the formation of syllabic consonants that appear to be new to RP. Typical examples include /ˈkætɫɒg/ catalogue (for the traditional ˈkætəlɒg) and ˈdetn̩eɪt detonate (for the traditional ˈdetəneɪt).

Η Διδασκαλία της Ελληνικής Γλώσσας σε Παιδιά ΡΟΜ

Ευαγγελία Τρέσσου-Μυλωνά
Οι ΡΟΜ, που αποτελούν το 40% των κατοίκων του Δενδροποτάμου, ανήκουν στην ομάδα των "φτωχων". Με τον όρο φτώχεια εννοούμε τόσο τον οικονομικό όσο και τον κοινωνικό και πολιτισμικό αποκλεισμό σε μίκρο- και μάκρο-επίπεδο. Η γραφή και η ανάγνωση δε λειτουργούν ως μέσο επικοινωνίας των ΡΟΜ γιατί η γλώσσα τους, romanes, δε διαθέτει γραπτή έκφραση. Η σχολική επιτυχία για τους ΡΟΜ δε συνδυάζεται με την κοινωνική ούτε θεωρείται ως προϋπόθεση για την οικονομική επιτυχία. Αυτός...

Η Ανάπτυξη του Ονοματικού Συστήματος στη Γλώσσα του Παιδιού

Γιάννης Μπασλής
Στην παρούσα μελέτη γίνεται πρoσπάθεια να διερευνηθεί η σταδιακή κατάκτηση από τo παιδί του oυσιαστικού και του άρθρου. Η έρευνα στηρίζεται στo γλωσσικό υλικο που συγκεντρώθηκε από τη συστηματική παρακoλoύθηση, παρατήρηση, καταγραφή, μαγνητoφώνηση και περιοδική βιντεοσκόπηση της γλωσσικής συμπεριφορας πέντε παιδιών (τριών αγοριών και δυο κοριτσιών). Όσον αφορά το ουσιαστικό στο ολοφραστικό στάδιo (9-18 μηνών) τα παιδιά χρησιμοποίησαν μόνο δισύλλαβα ουσιαστικά στον ενικό με τις ακόλoυθες καταλήξεις: ον.αιτ.κλ.αρσ.α/oυ/o,θηλ.α/η,oυδ.o/ι/α. Στo στάδιo των πρoτάσεων των 2 ή...

Disambiguating Temporal Phrases: the ʻαπο-ʼ and ʻsince-ʼ Comparison

Angeliki Psaltou-Joycey
The Greek ʻαπό - temporal phraseʼ and the English ʻsince- temporal phraseʼ both denote a past temporal interval in the respective languages, the initial point of which is given by the accompanying temporal phrase. As regards the terminal point of the interval this is the moment of speech (MOS) when the above adverbials collocate with the Perfect. However, despite their similarities in the specification of time and their selection of grammatical caregories, they differ a...

Mother-Tongue in the Second Language Classroom: an Experimental Study into Effects on the Attitudes and Writing Performance of Bilingual UK School Children

Peter Garrett, Yvonne Griffiths, Carl James & Phil Scholfield
Controversy continues to surround the use of the mother-tongue in second language classrooms. While some argue that learning a second language is like learning the first, and that the mother-tongue therefore has no place, others claim it has an important and positive role to play. The study reported here was conducted in primary schools in two UK bilingual settings: North Wales (Welsh / English) and Lancashire (Μirpur Punjabi / English). During a three-month experimental period,...

Ιδιαιτερότητες της ψηφιακής διεπίδρασης και παιδαγωγική ιδεολογία σε ψηφιακές διδακτικές πρακτικές

Σταυρούλα Αντωνοπούλου
Digital educative practices are a new field of research in educative linguistics. Practices, like synchronous teleconference sessions, have their own characteristics that need new theoretical and methodological approaches. This article aims to present a sample of analysis, by combing existing tools both from educative discourse and also digital interaction analysis. Specifically, its aim is dual: to highlight the role that the affordances of the digital medium play on shaping teaching practices, but also to show...

Executive attention in proactive interference: Evidence from a Greek experimental school implementing CLIL

Lia Efstathiadi
The study examines the performance of non-bilingual young learners in a verbal task involving executive attention. Τhe forty-eight participants were Greek monolingual students, attending Grade 6 in a partial immersion primary school that implements Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL). They were divided into two groups according to degree of CLIL exposure, but all followed the same intensive EFL programme. The experimental group (CLIL+) had a four-year CLIL exposure while the control group (CLIL-) had...

Standardization of an online tool for tracing electronic dictionary users’ strategies

Zoe Gavriilidou, Stavroula Mavrommatidou & Lydia Mitits
In order to be efficient in understanding and producing texts while improving their vocabulary, good dictionary users should have a number of reference skills (Elola et al. 2008; Fraser 1999; Gavriilidou 2013). Especially digital dictionaries and smart technology require the development of new skills for their successful and efficient use. Since research into skills required for electronic means is very limited, our aim is to create a reliable and valid online tool, the Strategy Inventory...

(Greek) Im/politeness: Predication and evaluation practices

Marianthi Makri-Tsilipakou
This ethnomethodological study combines CA and MCA to explore the social practices of predicating and evaluating real instances of (non-)linguistic im/politeness, witnessably produced by (Greek) members in a variety of contexts. It locates category-bound predicates that the incumbents themselves invoke or are imputed to them by others, as instances of first-order (im)politeness (Watts 2003) or (im)politeness1 (Eelen 2001). As depositories of common-sense knowledge, MCDs/categories offer a glimpse of the native practices/concepts of im/politeness, but are...

Impersonal middles in German

Marcel Pitteroff & Marika Lekakou
We develop an analysis of impersonal middles in German which capitalizes on the observed similarities between personal and impersonal middles, and on Lekakou’s (2005) treatment of the former as disposition ascriptions. We argue that the disposition in impersonal middles is ascribed to an event(uality), rather than an event participant. The non-omissible ‘it’ subject pronoun functions as the syntactic and semantic subject. We further propose that the pronoun refers to the event denoted by the verbal...

Τα Φατσέικα ως περίπτωση παικτικής νεολογίας στην ελληνική γλώσσα

Ασημάκης Φλιάτουρας & Θεόδωρος Κούκος
Fatseika is a jokelang of the successful TV series To Kafe tis Ηαras. It is a hybrid idiolect (natural and artificial) based on the Greek language. Lexical construction is defined along a comic neology continuum, which encompasses (a) actual words (usually internal loans from peripherical sociolects), possible words and nonsense words, (b) semantic and construction neology and (c) learned/-learned variation and register amalgamation. Furthermore, it uses a variety of natural language change processes, which pertain...

Instances of vowel assimilation in the Cretan dialect

Ioanna Kappa
This study examines the effect of vowel assimilation in the dialectal realizations of western Crete. The corpus is based on data drawn from written sources as well as naturalistic data. The analysis has shown that the assimilation is mostly sonority driven, following largely the pattern attested in southern Greece; the trigger of assimilation is the most sonorous (un)stressed vowel within the prosodic word and targets a preceding unstressed vowel, although stressed targets are also attested....

Prosodic effects in the production of structural ambiguities: Do they exist?

Maria Martzoukou & Despina Papadopoulou
The aim of the present study is to explore whether Greek adults, who are non-trained speakers and naïve to the purpose of the task, use distinguishable prosodic cues, while producing ambiguous sentences. We report on the findings from a production task conducted with 30 participants (15 females), which contained subject/object ambiguities. Results revealed that participants use prosodic cues to denote the subject or the object reading, but not consistently so in order to distinguish the...

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