Michael W. Thomas, The Stations of the Day

ISBN 978-1-910322-97-0  64pp, paperback, gloss covers  £7.00 Publication date: October 2019 In this, his tenth title, Michael W. Thomas again justifies Alison Brackenbury’s commendation of his work: ‘His poems are rich with the details of past and present lives.  They explore the wildest possibilities of those lives with passion and humour.’ The Stations of the…

Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies

KRZYSZTOF HEJWOWSKI University of Warsaw DOI: 10.15290/cr.2018.21.2.01 Abstract: The article deals with the relation between translation studies and linguistics, in particular applied linguis-tics. Some facts from the history of translation studies and applied linguistics are presented (James Holmes’s famous paper delivered at the III International Congress of Applied Linguistics, the beginnings of the Institute of…

Preschool children’s sensitivity to the generic and non-generic distinctions

MARTI PALLA[1] Newbold College of Higher Education, United Kingdom ORCID ID: 0000-0002-4480-8437   DOI: 10.15290/cr.2019.24.1.07   Abstract. Generics convey generalizations about kinds e.g., “fish swim,” or “birds have wings”. In contrast, non-generics express facts about specific individuals or groups of individuals, e.g., “my cat has caught two mice” or “two birds are sitting in that…

A contribution to the implicit/explicit debate on grammar learning: the case of contrast connectors

ANA LUÍSA COSTA[1] Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal/Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2529-4135 DOI: 10.15290/CR.2019.24.1.04 Abstract: In this paper, studies on language acquisition and development are seen as most relevant to grammar teaching and learning. Grammar teaching may be conceived as a process of building awareness of the language used from…

Should we teach first language grammar in compulsory schooling at all? Some reflections from the Spanish perspective

XAVIER FONTICH[1] Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1095-1363 DOI: 10.15290/CR.2019.24.1.03   Abstract. This text explores the controversial issue of grammar teaching in Language Arts. It considers the impor- tance of grammar in schooling based on the learners’ reflection on language (i.e., their “metalinguistic activity”), and some of the features of such a reflection. A…

Portuguese teachers’ perceptions of grammar teaching

CRISTINA VIEIRA DA SILVA[1] ESEPF/Research Centre on Child Studies, University of Minho, Portugal ORCID ID: 0000-0003-2248-0829 ÍRIS SUSANA PIRES PEREIRA[2] Research Centre in Education, Institute of Education, University of Minho, Portugal ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0647-2319 ISABEL SEBASTIÃO[3] Centre of Linguistics of the University of Porto, University of Porto, Portugal ORCID ID: 0000-0003-0896-4384   DOI: 10.15290/CR.2019.24.1.05  …

What Developmental Linguistics Can Offer L1 Education. An Example of the Relation between Implicit and Explicit Word-formation Knowledge in Slovak Speaking Children

ĽUDMILA LIPTÁKOVÁ[1] University of Prešov, Slovakia ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5639-6209 DOI: 10.15290/CR.2019.24.1.02   Abstract. The paper focuses on defining the relationship between developmental linguistics and L1 education. We con- sider both theories and empirical research in developmental linguistics an important theoretical basis for L1 education, especially in pre-school and junior school aged children. The examples of…

Between Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research. Introduction to the Special Issue Linguistics for Language Teaching and Learning

ELŻBIETA AWRAMIUK [1] University of Białystok ORCID ID: 0000-0003-1769-7265 DANIEL KARCZEWSKI [2] University of Białystok ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8255-6018 DOI: 10.15290/CR.2019.24.1.01 The relationship between linguistics and education is strong and has a long tradition. This con- nection is not merely about a transmission of linguistic knowledge to the context of school educa- tion – what really…

Metacognition as a superordinate concept of metalinguistics: The role in developing reading skills in a foreign language

MARTA KOPCIKOVA[1] University of Prešov, Slovakia ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7069-447X DOI: 10.15290/cr.2019.24.1.06   Abstract. The paper provides a theoretical analysis of the relationship between metacognition and its subordinate con- cept metalinguistics. Understanding that language and cognition are inextricably linked, the aim of the paper is to highlight the holistic nature of learning. From this perspective, metalinguistic…

Yoruba-Irish Literature: Intersection in the Language of Supernatural in Yeats and Soyinka

MAYOWA AKINLOTAN University of Texas at Austin DOI: 10.15290/CR.2018.23.4.01 Abstract. The present paper aims at showing the intersection that Irish and Nigerian (especially the Yoruba) litera-tures share, particularly in the construction of the idea of supernaturalism, which is clearly exemplified in two of their most important works. No previous mention has ever been made of…