An Overlooked Colonial English of Europe: the Case of Gibraltar

TOMASZ PACIORKOWSKI Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań DOI: 10.15290/CR.2018.23.4.05 Abstract. Gibraltar, popularly known as “The Rock”, has been a British overseas territory since the Treaty of Utrecht was signed in 1713. The demographics of this unique colony reflect its turbulent past, with most of the population being of Spanish, Portuguese or Italian origin (Garcia 1994).…

Hannibal Revived: an Aestheticized Portrayal of Hannibal Lecter in NBC’s TV Series Hannibal

EWA ZIOMEK John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin DOI: 10.15290/CR.2018.23.4.04 Abstract. This article is an analysis of the portrayal of Hannibal Lecter as presented in NBC’s television series. The research focuses on the techniques employed in order to aestheticize, humanize and present the title character in a positive light for the audience to sympathize…

Rivalry in Literary Biography: Boswell’s Life of Johnson and Holmes’ Dr Johnson and Mr Savage

ZEYNEP HARPUTLU SHAH Siirt University, Turkey DOI: 10.15290/CR.2018.23.4.03 Abstract. This study aims to discuss the complicated nature of literary biography by focusing on the intertextual relations and anxiety of influence among biographers of a single subject. Taking Samuel Johnson’s life and outlook on literary biography as a starting point, the article examines two influential works…

The Talmudic Tradition in Contemporary British-Jewish Fiction: Silence versus Talking

ANITA CHMIELEWSKA University of Warsaw DOI: 10.15290/CR.2018.23.4.02   Abstract. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate that contemporary British-Jewish fiction turns away from si-lence which is understood as a means of preventing problems in the community and that it depicts this kind of silence as harmful to family bonds. Instead, as I shall argue,…

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Michael Wyndham Thomas The Portswick Imp: Collected Stories 2001-2016, Black Pear Press. Available from Black Pear (www.blackpear.net), Waterstones and other outlets. Michael Wyndham Thomas is an Irish-British poet, fiction-writer, dramatist and musician. His poetry, prose and scripts have appeared in Critical Survey, The Antioch Review, the TLS, and Crossroads. His poetry collections include Port Winston Mulberry (2010), Batman’s Hill, South Staffs (2013), The Girl from Midfoxfields (2014),Come to…

The Psycholinguistic Background of L1 Polish Students of L3 Spanish

MARTÍN TESTA University of Warsaw 10.15290/CR.2018.22.3.04 Abstract. The study was aimed at exploring the psycholinguistic background of Polish students of L3 Spanish. Two groups of students (B1 and B2) were asked to fill out a survey with questions related to proficiency, self-confidence, language identity, usefulness, prestige, stress, sound, and frequency of use. The last part…

Application of Information and Communication Technology in English Coursebooks

PIOTR J. MALINOWSKI University of Białystok 10.15290/CR.2018.22.3.03 Abstract. The aim of this paper is to discuss the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into current English Language Teaching coursebooks in the seventh grade of the new Polish primary school (in line with the new core curriculum). The theoretical underpinnings of ICT application into language…

The Effect of Personality on Accent Acquisition: Case Study of Effat University Students

WAALA HASSAN Effat University Jeddah, KSA 10.15290/CR.2018.22.3.02   Abstract. Accent acquisition is the landmark of fluency in a second language. Different factors have been debated over to be the most important in the process, such as: age and exposure (Oyama 1976). Personality is an additional factor that has been researched comparatively recently and has been…

The World of English Teachers in a Facebook Common-Interest Group

AGNIESZKA DZIĘCIOŁ-PĘDICH University of Białystok 10.15290/CR.2018.22.3.01 Abstract. In view of the fact that teacher discussions in professional online communities are not frequently researched, the author decided to conduct a small scale study with the aim to analyse discussions held by members of two Facebook groups for English language teachers. The findings show that members of…

Contronymy and Semantic Primes

PAWEŁ DZIEDZIUL University of Białystok DOI: 10.15290/cr.2018.21.2.03   Abstract: Contronymy, that is sense opposition invoked by one word, can pose a serious conundrum from a theoreti-cal standpoint. Nonetheless, the prime concern of this paper is to introduce the phenomenon into a broader discus-sion within theoretical linguistics. To be more specific, the question at hand is:…