Коммуникация в современном поликультурном мире: этнопсихолингвистический анализ
The present paper focuses on the notion of social lies in philosophy, sociology, psycholinguistics and pragmalinguistics. The study adopts a pragmalinguistic approach and looks at social lies as a communicative event where both speaker`s and recipient`s words are taken into account. Using dialogues from British and American prose, it examines the strategies, tactics speaker and listener resort to as well as the verbal cues to social lies. Findings suggest that communicative failures occur in case one of the communicants fails to observe the politeness maxims.
Alongside socio-economic development of the Russian Federation, the requirements to the quality of graduates training currently increase. The article brings forward viability of e-tutoring as a teaching aid in a higher school virtual learning environment. Interactive learning is considered as a learner-centered approach.
The paper covers a case of teaching critical reading and speaking to students of Economics, ICT and Mechanics at senior levels at National Research University Higher School of Economics. Relevant tested teaching materials aimed at the development of required competencies in reading and speaking are presented as well as the methodical principles used in elaboration of these materials.
The article studies the correlation between the notional and linguistic categories of quality.
The article deals with the concept of ‘linguacultural conflict’ seen in the context of language and culture contact research as the negative attitude to or the rejection of a foreign linguistic unit caused by differences and contradictions in the underpinning systems of ideas, norms and values in contacting linguacultures. The term ‘linguacultural conflict’ is specified in its juxtaposition with the other terms used in conflict linguistics, namely, ‘language conflict’ and ‘cultural (cross-cultural, intercultural) conflict’. It is argued that a more in-depth analysis of various aspects of linguacultural conflict can be conducted with the help of the approaches developed in general conflict studies, which have recently acquired the status of an independent area of humanitarian research. The article suggests that the notions of ‘language conflict’, ‘cultural conflict’ and ‘linguacultural conflict’ can be additionally distinguished on the basis of their correlation with the notions of ‘intergroup conflict’, ‘interpersonal conflict’ and ‘intrapersonal conflict’ respectively. Further elaboration of this concept in the future may involve the analysis of its structural components, basic features, markers and indicators, ways of management and resolution, etc. ‘Linguacultural conflict’ can potentially become one of the key concepts of linguacultural studies, a relatively new independent branch of linguistics which is still developing a system of its own concepts and terms. Besides, conflict linguistics, which so far has been largely ignored by conflict research, can contribute to the general theory of conflict.
During the implementation of the higher education reform, aimed at applying the competence-based approach to teaching, the content and form of teaching is changing. University graduates should possess a number of skills including a good command of a foreign language. When teaching a foreign language, an important role is given to spoken and professional discourse. The task of the teacher is to select effective educational practices aimed at increasing students’ motivation to cognitive process, acquiring new knowledge, developing new skills, as well as to choose methods, activities and
The article addresses the problem of forming communicative strategies and tactics of English-language written academic discourse as a means of reaching professional foreign language communicative competence by a university graduate in Russia. The article investigates the importance of forming the communicative strategy of mitigating self-presentation in written academic communication. The author attempts to determine the set of communicative tactics making up the mentioned strategy. Emphasis is placed on specifying the techniques composing these tactics and their language patterns. The article can be interesting for all those who are engaged in teaching foreign language written academic communication at universities.
The paper describes the use of words 'person', 'human', 'human being', 'individual', 'man' и 'personality' that denote a human being in modern English. With the help of corpus methods of collecting and analyzing language data we could not only determine discourse features of these lexemes, but also define their frequency in different thematic types of texts.
The paper presents an effort to briefly describe the tructural constituients of the concept "sell" and is aimed at all types of readers including researchers andstudents of non-linguistic universities, i.e. those doing their course and graduation papers.
The article reviews modern research on the use of hedges in academic texts written in English. The examples of hedges are cited from a corpus of 20 research articles in sociology. In the concluding section, the implications for EAP pedagogies are discussed.
Development of students’ research skills is one of the priorities for the teaching process at university, as they help students gain sufficient learning results as well as professional success. The universal character of research skills makes them approachable within the framework of many subjects, including English teaching.