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,…

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:…

Information Structure Projects in Syntax: Evidence from Focus and Modality in Sinhala

M.G. LALITH ANANDA University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Colombo, Sri Lanka DOI: 10.15290/cr.2018.21.2.02 Abstract. The major claim of this paper is that information structure related particles of Sinhala are distinct func-tional heads and they project in syntax. This is in line with the cartographic approach to syntax which claims that discourse related features are visible for…

Ways of forgetting: Memory and identity in Alzheimer’s fiction

Katarzyna Więckowska Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń Abstract. Alzheimer’s is a disease that poses a challenge to the established ways of thinking about the relation between memory, identity and narrative. In this article, I offer a reading of Lisa Genova’s Stil Alice (2007), Stefan Merrill Block’s The Story of Forgetting (2008), and Matthew Thomas’s We…