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English Studies from Archives to Prospects. Volume 2: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

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Irena Zovko Dinković, Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović (eds.). English Studies from Archives to Prospects. Volume 2: Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.

This volume explores English Studies from the perspective of linguistics and applied linguistics. By examining developments within their selected topics, the authors of these 18 chapters provide a broad overview of English Studies as related to their specific points of interest. Topics range from the well-established, such as negation, grammaticalization, and the role of culture in learning English, to those that are currently being revisited or are considered relatively new, such as corpus analysis, English as a lingua franca, and third language acquisition. The chapters reflect a modern approach to linguistic and applied linguistic phenomena, including diachronic and synchronic perspectives, as well as quantitative and qualitative research paradigms.
English Studies as practiced at the English Department in Zagreb during the last 80 years, the anniversary of which instigated the invitation of contributions for this collection, are presented here as a vibrant field, characterized by dynamics and complexities that introduce novel ideas, and help us embrace emerging aspects of more established concepts.

Early Learning and Teaching of English: New Dynamics of Primary English

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Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović, Marta Medved Krajnović (eds.). Early Learning and Teaching of English: New Dynamics of Primary English. Bristol. Multilingual Matters, 2015.

This book offers an insight into the dynamics and complexities of learning and teaching English as a foreign language at primary level. Taking a Dynamic Systems Theory perspective, the chapters present the findings of longitudinal research undertaken in Croatia into the development of English in young learners. The book includes both qualitative and quantitative research and provides insights into internal individual learner factors and external micro and macro contextual factors which impact English learner development. Importantly, it tackles the unique position of English in today’s globalised world in detail. It therefore makes a major contribution to work on learning English by the digitalised generation and to understanding the impact of practices in the modern EFL classroom. The volume will appeal to anyone interested in new ways of researching the complex and dynamic phenomenon of the early learning of English.

Language Varieties Between Norms and Attitudes

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Peti-Stantić, Anita ; Stanojević, Mateusz-Milan ; Antunović, Goranka (eds.). Language Varieties Between Norms and Attitudes : South Slavic Perspectives : Proceedings from the 2013 CALS Conference. Frankfurt am Main. Peter Lang, 2015.

This volume brings together thirteen articles presented at the 27th International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society held in Dubrovnik in 2013. The authors explore four groups of issues: stability and change at the intersection of the standard and other varieties; language policy and language attitudes in relation to the status of L1 and L2; bilingualism and multilingualism; translation solutions reaffirming and/or establishing the norm. The articles focus on the contemporary Croatian and Slovenian sociolinguistic situation, relating it to the current situation in Europe.

Glimpses of the North : Discovering Scandinavia and Scandinavian Studies

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Antunović, Goranka (ed.). Glimpses of the North : Discovering Scandinavia and Scandinavian Studies. Zagreb: Srednja Europa, 2014.

The volume comprises articles by fourteen scholars from ten European universities. The topics, indicative of the variety of research orientations within contemporary Scandinavian Studies, follow four main thematic strands: Old Norse literature and mythology; the shaping and characteristics of group identities in the Scandinavian countries and Finland; Scandinavian writers (H. C Andersen and K. Hamsun) and Scandinavian travelogues by Croatian writers; the Swedish language and Croatian-Swedish contrastive topics.

A reader for contemporary English language 1 and 2

Ivana Bašić i Marina Zubak Pivarski. A reader for contemporary English language 1 and 2. Zagreb: FF press, 2013.

This reader was compiled with the purpose of making it easier for first-year university students of English at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb University, to achieve the aims defined by the syllabus of the courses Contemporary English Language 1 and Contemporary English Language 2.


 

Language as Information: Proceedings from the CALS Conference 2012

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Anita Peti-Stantić and Mateusz-Milan Stanojević (eds.). Language as Information. Proceedings from the CALS Conference 2012. Frankfurt am Main (etc.): Peter Lang, 2014.

This volume contains twelve papers presented at the 26th International Conference of the Croatian Applied Linguistics Society, which was held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb in 2012. The articles deal with the way in which information appears in language, specifically with the relationship between meaning and structure, and the way it is constructed by language users, particularly in foreign language learning and teaching situations. All the articles illustrate the claim that investigating language and its information value hinges on language structure, meaning and sociocognitive factors.