Languages and Cultures in Contact and Contrast: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Edited by Stavroula Varella

ISBN: 978-960-85411-0-8, 352 pages

First published in 2011 by ATINER

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Table of Contents

 

 

1.

Languages and Cultures in Contact and Contrast:

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: An Introduction

Stavroula Varella

1

Section A: Language Evolution, Continuity and Contact: Historical and Formal Aspects

2.

Indo-European Influence on Finnic Colour Naming and Categorisation

Vilja Oja and Mari Uusküla

7

3.

Transitional Stage of Bengali Language: An Overview

Sunandan Kumar Sen

19

4.

Who is Long-Distance Anaphors (LDRs) Mr./Ms. Right? Competition between Syntactic Cues and Pragmatic Cues

Dong-Bo Hsu

31

5.

Morphological Effects on Pali Gemination

Benjamin Schmeiser

45

Section B: Languages in Contact: Contemporary Issues

6.

Performances on Reading Multiple Choice Tests, Written Expression, and Summarizing Task

Mojgan Jamshidi Alashti

57

7.

The Problem with Vocabulary Strength: Revisiting the Hierarchy of Knowledge of Word Meaning

Kenneth Chua and Jyu-fang Yu

71

8.

Features Promoting Intercultural Communicative Competence in Greek Public and Private Primary Textbooks

Charoula Gkioka

93

9.

On the Role of Multiple Intelligences in Listening Proficiency and Attitudes among Iranian TEFL University Students

Massoumeh Bemani Naeini and Ambigapathy Pandian

107

10.

Developing Conversational Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom: The Role of Teachers Interactive Skills

Dorota Anna Nowacka

119

11.

Anxiety in the Foreign Language Class

Caroline Akinyi Oyugi

133

12.

European Portuguese (EP) versus Brazilian Portuguese (BP): Its Challenges in L2 Portuguese Undergraduate Courses

Sónia Maria Nunes Reis

149

13.

Language Specialized Translators vs. Subject-Field Specialized Translators: A Study of Technical, Scientific and Subject-External Term Translation

El-Hussein Aly

157

14.

Formal Characteristics of Code-switching in Electronic Communication (The Case of Polish and English)

Marta Dąbrowska

171

15

The Place of East European Researchers in International Discourse: Critical Discourse Analysis Applied to Corpora from Specialised Journals

Elena Tarasheva

189

Section C: Cultures in Contact and Contrast: Historical and Comparative Investigations

16.

Societies without Epics The Lost Literatures of the Early Cultures on the Italian Peninsula

Karin Tikkanen

201

17.

Callimachus Hymn to Demeter: Traditional Hymn or Invective?

Naomi Kaloudis

211

18.

Midnight Soliloquys: Poetic Parallels in Classical Tamil and Greek Lyric

Anne David

223

19.

Invulnerability in Greek and Persian Mythology: A Comparative Study of Achilles and Esfandiar

Mohammad Ghazanfari

231

20.

From the Text to Performance: Ancient Greek Drama and Brazilian Carnival

Marcus Mota

239

21.

Greek, Roman, Hebrew and Byzantine Interpretations of Light and its Origins

Chris Alexander Webb

245

22.

Frontiers of Comparative Literature

Irma Ratiani

255

Section D: Cultures in Contact and Contrast: Studies in Contemporary Criticism

23.

The Gnostic Aspects of Shahnameh

Nahid Jafari

263

24.

The Sadness in Michelangelo Buonarrotis Poems

Nicoleta Călina

267

25.

Democratic Thoughts and Ideas in the Neo-Vaisnavite Literature of India with Special Reference to Assamese

Satyakam Borthakur

275

26.

The Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe or the Giving Up of the Soul Salvation

Rui Coimbra Gonçalves

287

27.

Herman Melvilles Art in Typee

Harumi Hirano

295

28.

The Spaces of Postmodern Exile: Dimitris Hatzis Diplo Vivlio

Gerasimus Katsan

305

29.

Intertextuality in T Mofolos Novel, Chaka

VSM Moeketsi

313

30.

Alice Walkers The Color Purple: A Quest for Ones Voice

Sharareh Sharifi Yazdi

321

31.

The Study of Poetical Trends in Contemporary Persian Literature

Mehyar Alavi Moghaddam

331