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2021-02-28 at 17:24:03
Camelia Ienciu; Claudia Leah from Liceul Tehnologic Sanitar “Vasile Voiculescu”, Oradea; Student Doctorand Univ. “Aurel Vlaicu”, Arad; Universitatea din Oradea
will present From British to American English - A comparative perspective
Abstract
Many varieties of English are spoken in different parts of the world but only two varieties of English are seen as the most influencial and widespread of all. Firstly, it is the Commonwealth English, frequently known as British English, and secondly The main aim of this paper is to outline the major differences between British and American English. It focuses on the history of the English language and also on selected differences between the two: differences in spelling, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary.
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Language Studies

2021-02-28 at 21:11:39
Laura Rebeca Stiegelbauer from "Vasile Goldis" Western University of Arad
will present Teachers and Learners - Roles and Interests
Abstract
The subject approached in this paper refers to the roles and interests of both teachers and learners. Learners have different characteristics according to their age, level of knowledge as well as their interests. A teacher plays different roles during an activity. The role that teacher plays depends on the type of activity as well as on the students` interests and age. In addition, teachers must take into account the motivation that each student requires, and they should create a proper connection between students and themselves. The level of acquisition depends on teachers` ability to provide suitable activities for their students.
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Teaching English as a Foreign Language

2021-02-28 at 21:23:21
Claudia Leah from University of Oradea
will present Idioms-from word structure to meaning
Abstract
This paper aims at giving a different perspective on word combinations and tries to focus on classification, compositionality, mobility, ubiquity, frequency of English idioms. It also investigates the route taken by idioms from words and structures to clear and unclear meanings.
Keywords: word combinations, phraseme, mobility, idiomatic structures, meaning

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Language Studies

2021-02-28 at 22:37:17
Xiaoyun Li from University of Szeged
will present Linguistic differences between abstracts written by native and non-native speakers of English: A pilot study
Abstract
In this paper, we analyze a corpus consisting of abstracts collected from MA linguistic theses written by students from the United Kingdom, China, and Hungary. We make use of several features derived from the linguistic analysis of abstracts. Moreover, we also perform some machine learning experiments in order to see what kind of features are the most useful for distinguishing the language use of the three groups of English speakers. We find that it is primarily morphological and semantic features that distinguish native and non-native language use and that morphological features seem to contribute the most to the automatic distinction of the three groups of speakers. As for the two groups of non-native speakers, Hungarians tend to use their personal viewpoint more frequently while their Chinese counterparts prefer to be more objective.
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Language Studies

2021-03-01 at 00:25:48
Éva Szabó from PhD student
will present All by Herself: Spinster Homes in Barbara Pym’s Less than Angels
Abstract
All by Herself: Spinster Homes in Barbara Pym’s Less than Angels Single women characters reoccur in cultural texts, including Bridget Jones, Miss Jean Brodie or Miss Havisham. In Spinster Kate Bolick points out that traditionally “the single woman is nearly always considered an anomaly, an aberration from the social order” (23), reclaiming the word “spinster”, however, arguing that spinsterhood entails a sense of independence and self-sufficiency even coupled women should preserve (251).
Barbara Pym’s novels represent similar spinsters who refuse to be sighing old maids desperately looking for husbands or romance, the image so deeply ingrained in stereotypes. Less than Angels (1955) features such heroines whose home-making, a female virtue, exists without the male recipient, going against societal norms. My paper will investigate how these women create a single household and in what ways spinsterhood provides a mode of silent resistance towards societal expectations, acting as a subversive attempt at regaining control over their lives in the face of heteronormative order.
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British and Commonwealth Literature